May 3, 2021, 2:47 am
Welcome! If you’re reading this, you’re likely among the lucky few to be playing in your Fantasy Championship game this week. Congrats! Before we get into tonight’s names to consider this week, here are some streaming options from teams who didn’t play tonight that I’d consider for the beginning of the week:
Saddiq Bey, F – Detroit Pistons
Juan Toscano-Anderson, F, Golden State Warriors
Kent Bazemore, G – Golden State Warriors
Willy Hernangomez, C – New Orleans Pelicans
Doug McDermott, F, Indiana Pacers
Now on to some names to consider for next week from tonight’s games:
Delon Wright – Rostered in 49% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 31 .778 (7/9) .000 (0/1) 0 14 2 5 2 0 3
Wright has been finding his groove in the Sacramento offense over the last couple of weeks, and now with the unfortunate left knee injury to rookie Tyrese Haliburton, he really has a wide open ramp to minutes and opportunities this week. Give him a look for assists, steals and small contributions elsewhere on this four game week.
Reggie Bullock – Rostered in 36% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 26 .571 (4/7) — 3 11 3 1 1 0 0
Bullock has been one of the most consistent options for three-pointers in all of fantasy basketball for a long time now, and should be rostered in more spots than this. The Knicks have a very favorable schedule this week with four games and two in the first three days, making him an easy call if you need triples and steals.
Matisse Thybulle – Rostered in 17% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 21 .400 (2/5) .000 (0/1) 1 5 0 0 1 2 0
Thybulle is a bonafide defensive stats streamer, and is a great option to look towards for either steals or blocks. His schedule this week also has some flexibility to it, with two games in three days and four games in six. He’s a no brainer option for those who really need a boost to either defensive category.
Kenyon Martin Jr. – Rostered in 12% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 32 .556 (5/9) 1.000 (2/2) 1 13 6 0 0 1 1
KJ doesn’t have the greatest schedule for next week, but with Christian Wood (ankle, quad) saying that he expects to miss a few games coming up here, the Rockets are going to have no choice but to play him about 30 minutes a night. He’s a great source of defensive stats and can contribute across the board in other areas if you have the capacity to wait until Wednesday for the first of his three games.
Taj Gibson – Rostered in 5% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 32 .750 (3/5) — 6 5 0 0 0 0
Gibson’s line tonight was nothing to write home about, but if Nerlens Noel (ankle) ends up missing a few games here, he has proven that he is capable of being a productive source of rebounds and blocks when given this amount of playing time. He’s a little less reliable than some of the other names on this list, but is worth a grab with two games in the first three days of this week (which again, provided that Noel is confirmed to miss some games, which feels likely).
Torrey Craig – Rostered in 1% of Yahoo leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 31 .800 (8/10) .500 (1/2) 1 18 10 1 1 2 0
Craig has stepped into a larger role with Jae Crowder (right ankle) sidelined, and is worth considering at least for the early parts of your week with two games in three days, and four games on the week as a whole. Craig is typically a defensive stats streamer with some upside in 3’s and boards, so lines like tonight should be seen as a bonus more than anything. Still though, he has appeal in standard leagues with Crowder likely still a few games away.
Landry Shamet – Rostered in 19% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 28 .556 (5/9) 1.000 (3/3) 4 17 3 2 0 0 2
Shamet continued to get both starter’s minutes and shots in this game despite both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing, and this was despite Bruce Brown being available to play. Shamet makes for a risky streamer with only three games next week and Brown potentially looming to shave off some of his minutes. That being said though, if you have faith that he’ll continue to see over 25 minutes a night, he could be a helpful source of triples and points.
Malik Monk – Rostered in 10% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 27 .444 (4/9) — 1 11 0 5 1 0 0
Monk has seen 22 and 27 minutes right off the bat coming off of his lengthy absence with a right ankle injury. If this holds going forward, he surprisingly hops back on the radar in deeper formats as a source of points and threes. The beginning of the week for him isn’t great schedule wise, but if you’re interested in a week-long streaming option with four games in total, you could do worse.