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Court Report: Week 16 Dashboard, Part I

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Each Sunday, the Dashboard centralizes all the crucial information fantasy managers need to dominate their weekly head-to-head matchups or climb the standings in their rotisserie leagues. The Dashboard covers schedule analysis, status updates, adds, drops, watch list candidates, and deep league targets for managers of all skill levels. Quite simply, it is a comprehensive weekly cheat sheet that is packed with so much information that we’ve devoted two writers to producing it.

Schedule Breakdown – essential schedule information for the upcoming week and beyond

Week sixteen, total games.
4 games: CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NOR, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR
3 games: BOS, CHI, HOU, MIA. NJN, NYK, OKC, POR, UTA, WAS
2 games: ATL

Week sixteen, quality games.
1 game: BOS, DAL, DEN, GSW, LAL, PHO

Next month, total games.
14 games: IND, MIN
13 games: DET, DET, GSW, LAC, LAL, NOR, PHO, SAC, SAS
12 games: ATL, CHA, CHI, DAL, HOU, MEM, MIA, MIL, PHI, TOR, WAS
11 games: BOS, CLE, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, UTA
10 games: NJN

Next month, quality games.
4 games: DEN
3 games: BOS, CHI, PHO
2 games: DAL, MIA, UTH
1 game: ATL, GSW, LAC, LAL, NJN, ORL, SAC, SAS, WAS
0 games: CHA, CLE, DET, HOU, IND, MEM, MIL, MIN, NOH, NYK, OKL, PHI, POR, TOR

Remaining season, quality games.
10 games: CHI
9 games: <none>
8 games: <none>
7 games: DAL
6 games: BOS, DEN, PHO, POR, UTH
5 games: LAL, SAS, WAS
4 games: MIA, NYK
3 games: ATL, CLE, GSW, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJN
2 games: HOU, IND, OKL, PHI, SAC
1 game: CHA, NOH, ORL, TOR
0 games: DET

Also see: Basketball Monster’s Schedule Grid and Buser Sports’ Schedule Grid.

Spark Plugs – players with a set of especially favorable matchups this week who make for excellent short-term plays

Your Mavericks, especially big men– CLE, @SAC, @DEN, @HOU
Categorical breakdown: points (2nd), threes (6th), rebounds (t-3rd), assists (6th), blocks (1st), FG% (1st)
Players of interest: Dirk Nowitzki(notes), Tyson Chandler(notes), Shawn Marion(notes)

Your Warriors, especially guards – PHO, DEN, @PHO, OKC
Categorical breakdown: points (1st), threes (7th), rebounds (t-3rd), assists (2nd), steals (t-7th), FG% (t-3rd)
Players of interest: Stephen Curry(notes), Dorell Wright(notes), Monta Ellis(notes), David Lee(notes)

Your Clippers – @ORL, @NYK, @CLE, @TOR
Categorical breakdown: points (4th), threes (2nd), rebounds (5th), assists (8th), steals (9th), FG% (t-3rd)
Players of interest: Blake Griffin(notes), Baron Davis(notes)

Your Suns – @GSW, GSW, @UTA, SAC
Categorical breakdown: points (3rd), rebounds (1st), assists (1st), steals (1st), FG% (5th)
Players of interest: Steve Nash(notes)

Your Rockets, especially guards – @DEN, MIN, DAL
Categorical breakdown: points (5th), threes (1st), assists (3rd), steals (3rd), blocks (t-8th)
Players of interest: Kevin Martin(notes), Kyle Lowry(notes), Aaron Brooks(notes)

Other extreme values…
Bucks blocks (2nd) – Andrew Bogut(notes)
Spurs FG% (2nd) – DeJuan Blair(notes), Tony Parker(notes)
Thunder rebounds (2nd) / steals (2nd) – Russell Westbrook(notes)
Knicks turnovers (1st) – Amar’e Stoudemire(notes), Raymond Felton(notes)
Celtics turnovers (2nd) – Rajon Rondo(notes)

Short Circuits – players with a set of unfavorable matchups who have a good chance of struggling this week

Your Hawks – PHI, CHA
Only team with two games in Week 16
Categorical breakdown: points (24th), rebounds (23rd), FG% (25th)
Players of interest: Al Horford(notes), Joe Johnson(notes), Josh Smith(notes)

Your Bulls – @POR, @UTA, @NOR
Categorical breakdown: points (t-29th), rebounds (30th), assists (30th), steals (30th), turnovers (25th)
Players of interest: Derrick Rose(notes), Luol Deng(notes), Ronnie Brewer(notes)

Your Heat – IND, @DET, @BOS
Categorical breakdown: points (27th), threes (29th), assists (27th), steals (25th), FG% (22nd)
Players of interest: LeBron James(notes), Dwyane Wade(notes), Eddie House(notes)

Your Bobcats – BOS, @IND, NJN, @ATL
Categorical breakdown: points (28th), threes (30th), rebounds (t-24th), assists (28th), steals (29th), FG% (t-26th)

Your Lakers – @MEM, @BOS, @NYK, @ORL
Categorical breakdown: Knicks threes (t-26th) / blocks (27th) – Danilo Gallinari(notes), Wilson Chandler(notes), Shawne Williams(notes)

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