Week 16 NBA Streaming Options: Jalen Brunson Gets Boost With Doncic Injury

For those looking for some shorter term fantasy options to help deal with struggling players or injuries, this is where you want to be. Streaming is a popular fantasy term that means you are looking for the best set of matchups in a short term basis. For leagues where you need to set a weekly lineup, this can come in handy. Injuries are always messing with our lineups, but that is what the waiver wire is for. Let us dive in to find the best weekly streaming options by position.

Backcourt Streaming Options

Jalen Brunson – PG – Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic is going to be out the next six games, and Dallas has a four game week. It is not a bad week of matchups either. Indiana is the tough one early, and then he faces Memphis, Washington, and Charlotte. Doncic has missed five games so far this season, and Brunson has averaged 12-4-8, shooting 45% from the field in that span. He has also averaged 28 minutes per game.

Tyler Herro – SG, SF – Miami Heat

Tyler Herro is going to be a legitimate scorer in this league, and will move up the fantasy food chain quickly. He is a streamer this week, who sits with four games against Philadelphia, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento, and Portland. It is an average matchup week for him, with the easier games in the latter two. His minutes continue to be there, averaging 30 in the last five games. In that span he has posted 13-3-1 with one steal per game, and 2.6 threes made.

Mikal Bridges – SG, SF – Phoenix Suns

Mikal Bridges continues to get more run with some injuries in the front court for Phoenix. He is playing over 30 minutes in the last five games, and he has always been a lock for multiple steals a game. He is also adding five rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals. Bridges is in a bit of a shooting slump, but games against Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Detroit, and Houston can help break him out a bit.

Derrick White – PG, SG – San Antonio Spurs

It is hard to trust the San Antonio backcourt longer than a week, but Derrick White is worth a look again here. The Spurs have four games, all on the road this week. They will take on both Los Angeles teams, Portland, and then Sacramento. The Clippers are the only remotely tough matchup of the four games, and then Portland and Sacramento all rank inside the bottom ten. The Lakers rank 14th in defensive efficiency against opposing backcourts.

Shabazz Napier – PG, SG – Minnesota Timberwolves

If you are looking for assists and steals, Shabazz Napier has you covered. He has averaged 8.2 assists per game over the last five, and is also notching two steals per game. Napier is also good for double-digit points, averaging 11 in that span, and adding in 1.6 threes made as well. Minnesota has loaded back up his minutes of late, and that should continue in Week 16.

Frontcourt Streaming Options

Daniel Theis – PF, C – Boston Celtics

With Enes Kanter still on the shelf, Daniel Theis continues to play well and is a streaming option for Boston on a four game week. Theis will see Atlanta twice, who rank 30th in defensive efficiency against opposing front courts. Theis is averaging 27 minutes per game over the last five, putting together a 12-7-2 line in that span. He is shooting over 60% from the field, also notching 2.6 blocks + steals per game.

Trevor Ariza – SG, SF – Portland Trail Blazers

Trevor Ariza has been getting plenty of minutes in Portland, averaging over 30 in his last ten games. Ariza isn’t going to be the first, second, or third scoring option on the team, but he is chipping in with two steals per game, and shooting over 50% from the field. He is also adding 1.8 threes per game. Portland has four games this week, and while it isn’t the most enticing matchups, four games is always a plus.

Jerami Grant – SF, PF – Denver Nuggets

For one, Jerami Grant should be highly owned, and barely sits over 50%. Grant is playing over 30 minutes per game over the last ten games, and Paul Millsap will likely be out until the break. Grant is averaging 15-5-2 with 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game over the last ten games. He is also shooting 45% from three, averaging 1.9 per game. Grant deserves to be in your lineups until the break, especially with the upcoming  matchups that he has.

Taurean Prince – SF, PF – Brooklyn Nets

Taurean Prince is worth a look this week, even though he has a three game week in comparison to some others who have four. Prince has two strong matchups of the three, with Golden State and Phoenix at home. He will have Toronto on the road. Overall his shooting has picked up, and he was fantasy viable even with a horrendous FG%. Averaging 15-5-2 with 1.4 steals per game, and 2.8 threes over the last five games should continue into this week.

Markieff Morris – PF, C – Detroit Pistons

It is a four game week for quite a few teams, including the Detroit Pistons. Markieff Morris will have matchups against Denver, Memphis, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City. It is not the worst stretch in the world for him, as Memphis and Phoenix will be more friendlier matchups for him. Over the last five games, Morris is averaging 26 minutes per game. He has put together a 9-4-2 line.

Schedule Grid

TEAMW21W22W23W24W25W26
Atlanta Hawks343331
Boston Celtics434332
Brooklyn Nets424432
Charlotte Hornets433432
Chicago Bulls433332
Cleveland Cavaliers333432
Dallas Mavericks343322
Denver Nuggets433432
Detroit Pistons234332
Golden State Warriors343332
Houston Rockets334342
Indiana Pacers234432
Los Angeles Clippers334332
Los Angeles Lakers343432
Memphis Grizzlies343422
Miami Heat333432
Milwaukee Bucks334341
Minnesota Timberwolves343432
New Orleans Pelicans343332
New York Knicks334332
Oklahoma City Thunder333432
Orlando Magic334332
Philadelphia 76ers244332
Phoenix Suns234432
Portland Trail Blazers334322
Sacramento Kings243432
San Antonio Spurs344342
Toronto Raptors243442
Utah Jazz443422
Washington Wizards344332
  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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