The Week Ahead: Week 9

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 examines Ja Morant and a few other interesting players.

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

Ryan Knaus analyzes how a few of his own drafts have played out thus far.

Tommy Beer looks at four players and how they've performed so far this season.

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

Now, to the Week 9 slate!

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Week 9 Schedule: Games Played

4 games: CHA, DAL, DET, LAC, MEM, MIL, OKC, PHX, POR, TOR, WAS

3 games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHI, CLE, DEN, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, MIN, NOP, NYK, ORL, PHI, SAC, SAS, UTA

2 games: GSW

Feel free to cut any of your fringe Warriors for players with more games on the week.

NBA Streaming Schedule

Monday (7 games): Cavs @ Raptors, Blazers @ Suns, Bulls @ Thunder, Mavs @ Bucks, Heat @ Grizzlies, Spurs @ Rockets, Wizards @ Pistons

Tuesday (6 games): Magic @ Jazz, Hawks @ Knicks, Nets @ Pelicans, Suns @ Clippers, Lakers @ Pacers, Kings @ Hornets

Wednesday (9 games): Bulls @ Wizards, Warriors @ Blazers, Heat @ 76ers, Grizzlies @ Thunder, Pelicans @ Wolves, Raptors @ Pistons, Magic @ Nuggets, Celtics @ Mavs, Hornets @ Cavs

Thursday (4 games): Jazz @ Hawks, Lakers @ Bucks, Nets @ Spurs, Rockets @ Clippers

Friday (10 games): Wizards @ Raptors, Magic @ Blazers, Mavs @ 76ers, Suns @ Thunder, Knicks @ Heat, Kings @ Pacers, Pelicans @ Warriors, Wolves @ Nuggets, Grizzlies @ Cavs, Pistons @ Celtics

Saturday (9 games): Clippers @ Spurs, Wolves @ Blazers, Rockets @ Suns, Wizards @ 76ers, Bucks @ Knicks, Kings @ Grizzlies, Bulls @ Pistons, Jazz @ Hornets, Hawks @ Nets

Sunday (5 games): Hornets @ Celtics, Mavs @ Raptors, Clippers @ Thunder, Pacers @ Bucks, Nuggets @ Lakers

This week showcases some big-time matchups: Mavs @ Bucks, Heat @ 76ers, Celtics @ Mavs, Lakers @ Bucks, Rockets @ Clippers, Mavs @ 76ers (TOBI AND BOBI REUNION), and Nuggets @ Lakers, among others. This should be an entertaining week of hoops.

Back-to-Backs: 

Sunday (12/15)-Monday: none

Monday-Tuesday: Suns

Tuesday-Wednesday: Hornets, Pelicans, Magic

Wednesday-Thursday: none

Thursday-Friday: none

Friday-Saturday: 76ers, Blazers, Wizards, Suns, Knicks, Kings, Wolves, Grizzlies, Pistons

Saturday-Sunday: Hornets, Clippers, Bucks

Sunday-Monday (12/23): Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets

The 76ers and Clippers appear here again this week, meaning Al Horford, Joel Embiid and Kawhi Leonard will be on load management watch. Keep an eye on the Grizzlies, too, as they look to monitor their young guys, like Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke.

Three games in four days:

Monday-Thursday: none

Tuesday-Friday: Pelicans, Magic

Wednesday-Saturday: Pistons, Wolves, 76ers, Blazers, Wizards, Grizzlies

Thursday-Sunday: Bucks, Clippers

Daily Streaming Options:

Read Michael Gallagher and Jonas Nader for deeper dives on potential waiver pickups. I’m here to outline some streaming options for each day of the upcoming week. All players highlighted are currently owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues, as usual. Let’s rock.

Monday (7 games)

Players to stream: Jordan Clarkson, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., Norman Powell, Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons, Aron Baynes, Mikal Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Cameron Johnson, Thaddeus Young, Kris Dunn, Coby White, Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader, Dwight Powell, Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Duncan Robinson, Derrick Jones Jr., Jae Crowder, Dillon Brooks, Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl, Rudy Gay, Danuel House, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Thomas (if healthy), Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner (if healthy), Troy Brown Jr., Ian Mahinmi, Langston Galloway, Markieff Morris

Tuesday (6 games)

Players to stream: Markelle Fultz, Kevin Huerter, Alex Len, De’Andre Hunter, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Garrett Temple, Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Aron Baynes, Mikal Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Cameron Johnson, Ivica Zubac, Moe Harkless, JaVale McGee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Nemanja Bjelica, Bismack Biyombo, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Monk

Wednesday (9 games)

Players to stream: Thaddeus Young, Kris Dunn, Coby White, Isaiah Thomas (if healthy), Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner (if healthy), Ian Mahinmi, Troy Brown Jr., Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Marquese Chriss, Damion Lee, Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons, Duncan Robinson, Derrick Jones Jr., Matisse Thybulle, Jae Crowder, Dillon Brooks, Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader, Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie, Norman Powell, Langston Galloway, Markieff Morris, Markelle Fultz, Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, Dwight Powell, Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, Bismack Biyombo, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Monk, Jordan Clarkson, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr.

Thursday (4 games)

Players to stream: Alex Len, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, JaVale McGee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Garrett Temple, Derrick White, Rudy Gay, Jakob Poeltl, Danuel House, Ben McLemore, Ivica Zubac, Moe Harkless

Friday (10 games)

Players to stream: Isaiah Thomas (if healthy), Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner (if healthy), Ian Mahinmi, Troy Brown Jr., Norman Powell, Markelle Fultz, Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons, Dwight Powell, Boban Marjonovic, Seth Curry, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mikal Bridges, Aron Baynes, Frank Kaminsky, Cameron Johnson, Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Duncan Robinson, Derrick Jones Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Aaron Holiday, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Glenn Robinson III, Damion Lee, Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie, Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Jordan Clarkson, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., Langston Galloway, Markieff Morris, Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis

Saturday (9 games)

Players to stream: Ivica Zubac, Moe Harkless, Jakob Poeltl, Rudy Gay, Derrick White, Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie, Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons, Danuel House, Ben McLemore, Aron Baynes, Mikal Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Cameron Johnson, Isaiah Thomas (if healthy), Ish Smith, Moritz Wagner (if healthy), Ian Mahinmi, Troy Brown Jr., Matisse Thybulle, Mike Scott, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Elfrid Payton, Bobby Portis, Nemanja Bjelica, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Thaddeus Young, Coby White, Kris Dunn, Langston Galloway, Markieff Morris, Bismack Biyombo, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Monk, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, Alex Len, Garrett Temple

Sunday (5 games)

Players to stream: Bismack Biyombo, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Monk, Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, Dwight Powell, Dorian Finney-Smith, Ivica Zubac, Moe Harkless, Abdel Nader, Nerlens Noel, Aaron Holiday, Doug McDermott, Justin Holiday, Ersan Ilyasova, George Hill, Donte DiVincenzo, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Monte Morris, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

 

As always, hit me up on Twitter -- @legsanity -- with any comments on the article or just any fantasy hoops questions in general. Good luck!!

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