The Week Ahead: Week 10

David Leggieri
Rotoworld

ICYMI, here are several notable columns written by the Rotoworld Hoops crew throughout the week:

Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader go in-depth on potential waiver additions.

Matt Stroup names his all-bench team through a quarter of the season.

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Dr. A hits on some buy-low and sell-high options.

Ryan Knaus answers the questions of a few readers.

Tommy Beer dishes out some quarter-season fantasy awards.

Lastly, check out our injury report for details on the injuries around the league.

Now, to the Week 10 slate!

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Week 10 Schedule: Games Played

4 games: DEN, GSW, HOU, MEM, NOP, PHI, SAC, TOR

3 games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DAL, DET, IND, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHX, POR, SAS, UTA, WAS

2 games: BKN, CHA, CHI, LAC

Most teams have three games during the holiday week due to the day off on Tuesday.

NBA Streaming Schedule:

Monday (11 games): Hawks @ Cavs, 76ers @ Pistons, Raptors @ Pacers, Wizards @ Knicks, Bulls @ Magic, Jazz @ Heat, Wolves @ Warriors, Spurs @ Grizzlies, Nuggets @ Suns, Pelicans @ Blazers, Rockets @ Kings

Tuesday (0 games): Christmas Eve day off

Wednesday (5 games): Celtics @ Raptors, Bucks @ 76ers, Clippers @ Lakers, Rockets @ Warriors, Pelicans @ Nuggets

Thursday (6 games): Knicks @ Nets, Spurs @ Mavs, Wizards @ Pistons, Grizzlies @ Thunder, Wolves @ Kings, Blazers @ Jazz

Friday (6 games): Bucks @ Hawks, Cavs @ Celtics, Thunder @ Hornets, Suns @ Warriors, Pacers @ Heat, 76ers @ Magic

Saturday (14 games): Raptors @ Celtics, Hawks @ Bulls, Grizzlies @ Nuggets, Mavs @ Warriors, Nets @ Rockets, Jazz @ Clippers, 76ers @ Heat, Magic @ Bucks, Cavs @ Wolves, Pacers @ Pelicans, Lakers @ Blazers, Suns @ Kings, Pistons @ Spurs, Knicks @ Wizards

Sunday (5 games): Thunder @ Raptors, Hornets @ Grizzlies, Rockets @ Pelicans, Mavs @ Lakers, Kings @ Nuggets

John Collins makes his return from suspension in the Hawks first game of the week on Monday.

Back-to-backs:

Sunday (12/22)-Monday: Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets

Monday-Tuesday: none

Tuesday-Wednesday: none

Wednesday-Thursday: none

Thursday-Friday: Thunder

Friday-Saturday: Warriors, Magic, Hawks, Heat, Celtics, 76ers, Pacers, Suns, Cavs, Bucks

Saturday-Sunday: Kings, Nuggets, Pelicans, Rockets, Lakers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Raptors

Sunday-Monday (12/30): none

While there are no Clippers back-to-backs, the 76ers, Grizzlies and Rockets all have one. Al Horford and Joel Embiid have been playing both legs of back-to-backs recently, but circumstances will dictate whether they sit or not. Same goes for Ja Morant and others on the Grizzlies. Russell Westbrook has sat on each back-to-back thus far and will likely do so again here. 

Three games in four days:

Monday-Thursday: none

Tuesday-Friday: none

Wednesday-Saturday: 76ers, Celtics, Bucks, Warriors

Thursday-Sunday: Mavs, Kings, Thunder, Grizzlies

Daily Streaming Options:

Be sure to read the weekly waiver reports done by Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader for more in-depth analysis on potential adds. This week, I removed Monday and Saturday due to the massive number of games on each day. Tuesday has zero games due to the league-wide off day before Christmas. I added a few extra options on the Christmas Day slate because I know it's always fun to have players to root for on big days like that. Let's dig in.

Wednesday (5 games)

Players to stream: Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, Grant Williams, Brad Wanamaker, Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Terence Davis, Patrick McCaw, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Wesley Matthews, Kyle Korver, Matisse Thybulle, James Ennis, Mike Scott, Ivica Zubac, Landry Shamet, Patrick Patterson, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Danny Green, Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danuel House, Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Glenn Robinson III, Damion Lee, Willie Cauley-Stein, Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee

Thursday (6 games)

Players to stream: Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Kevin Knox, Garrett Temple, Derrick White, Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson, Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, Isaiah Thomas, Ish Smith, Troy Brown Jr., Bruce Brown, Markieff Morris, Tony Snell, Langston Galloway, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Napier, Nemanja Bjelica, Kent Bazemore, Royce O’Neale

Friday (6 games)

Players to stream: Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Alex Len, Jordan Clarkson, Darius Garland, Cedi Osman, John Henson, Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, Nerlens Noel, Marvin Williams, Malik Monk, Bismack Biyombo, Aron Baynes, Glenn Robinson III, Willie Cauley-Stein, Damion Lee, Aaron Holiday, T.J. McConnell, Duncan Robinson, Derrick Jones Jr., Terrence Ross, Markelle Fultz, D.J. Augustin

Sunday (5 games)

Players to stream: Nerlens Noel, Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Terence Davis, Patrick McCaw, Marvin Williams, Malik Monk, Bismack Biyombo, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Chris Clemons (if Westbrook sits), Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson, Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, Danny Green, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Nemanja Bjelica, Jerami Grant

 

Hit me up on Twitter (@legsanity) with any questions and/or comments. Happy Holidays to everyone and their families!

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