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
Jordan Clarkson – PG, SG – Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson’s four game week puts him up top as a strong streaming option. His scoring off the bench will certainly be needed, and Mike Conley could even be a rest guy because of the back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. Utah faces Toronto, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and Memphis this week. A couple of up and down matchups for Utah, but Clarkson is averaging 14 points and three assists over the last two weeks. He is also averaging over a steal per game. His run of 25 minutes off the bench continues, and he has been productive.
Denver has been an up and down team of late, and with a healthy group now the minutes have been all over the place. Monte Morris has seen a tick up in minutes, playing 26 per game over the last six games. He is averaging 10 points, two rebounds, four assists, and 1.5 steals per game in that span. He currently ranks 74th in nine category scoring in that format. Morris isn’t getting a ton of attempts, but is shooting 54% from the field. The Nuggets are also one of the few teams with a four game week which helps their case.
Gary Harris – SG, SF – Denver Nuggets
Sticking in Denver, Gary Harris has been playing better of late, and averaging 30 minutes a night over the last six games. He ranks 105th in nine category scoring, and is still worthy of a look even though the upside is a bit capped. He is averaging a 10-3-2 line with 1.3 steals per game in the last six. Like Morris, he has the schedule in his favor with four games this week.
Kevin Huerter just cracked the top 100 in fantasy scoring this week, and has ranked 43rd over the past two weeks. He is averaging 12-3-5 with 1.6 steals per game in that span. He is also averaging 2.3 threes per game. Huerter has seen big minutes of late as well. Huerter is averaging 34 per game over the last two weeks. He could still be out in leagues. He is just 62% owned, but also a player to remove from the bench if that is where he is. Atlanta has a three game week coming up. However, the matchups could not be better. They will face Charlotte, New York, and Cleveland. If you are looking into next week, they also have New Orleans on Monday.
Frontcourt Streaming Options
Jerami Grant – SF, PF – Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant has been splitting minutes with Paul Millsap now that he is healthy again. A bit disappointing for fantasy, but he has averaged 15-2-2 over the last six games, shooting over ten times per game. While the numbers are not quite the same as they were with Millsap out, Grant can still be productive for what he is being given. If you are in need of some forward help, Grant has a four game week to thrive on.
P.J. Washington has really come to life of late, scoring 15+ in four of the last seven games. His minutes have been back up, and he has also been a decent source of rebounds as well. Washington is averaging 2.9 threes per game, so he can certainly add some of that to your teams as well. Charlotte will have great matchups against the Hawks and Cavaliers this week, but two tougher matchups against the Heat and the Magic.
If you are looking for a name on a four game week, Joe Harris is averaging 2.5 threes per game, and a 13-4-2 line over the last two weeks. He is getting around 27 minutes a night in that span, and will have four games on tap. The Nets take on the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, and Kings, so it is a bit of a mixed week in terms of defenses. Sacramento and Golden State would be the easier of matchups, but I wouldn’t expect much of a drop off against the Lakers teams either. Harris should be out there in more shallow leagues, but deeper leagues he is just a bench guy to get in there.
Daniel Theis continues to fill the stat sheet in Boston, and has been averaging 13 points and eight rebounds over the past two weeks. Theis is also generally good for a block per game, and occasionally will pack the defensive stats as well. It is a great set of games for Theis this week, as he will get Indiana, Milwaukee, Washington, and Chicago. Washington rankings 28th in defensive efficiency against opposing centers this season, while Chicago ranks 27th. Indiana ranks 22nd, giving him three defenses in the bottom ten to face. Milwaukee is the only tough matchup, where they rank 5th against centers on the season.
Gorgui Dieng – PF, C – Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson and Brandon Clarke still remain out, which means Gorgui Dieng will continue to get 20-25 minutes. There are not many four game weeks, but Memphis has three against Orlando, Portland, and Utah. Not the best stretch of games for Dieng, but he has produced pretty much regardless of matchup. Portland is the best one, given they have struggled against opposing front courts. Dieng is averaging nine points and eight boards over the last two weeks. He is also going to chip in with some defensive stats, and averages one steal and 1.6 blocks per game in that span.
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