As the first half of the fantasy basketball season is winding down, it is important to pay attention to the rest of the season schedule, as it pertains to the fantasy basketball season. It is extremely useful to pay attention to the fantasy basketball playoff schedule, because a lot of the time it is quantity not quality, which wins fantasy championships.
Here is a quick look at the NBA teams schedule for the first half of the fantasy basketball season. This is a useful tool for trading players, because players who have played more games are obviously going to have a higher overall ranking than a player who has played fewer games. So a player from PHI or POR is going to be ranked higher than a player form CHI, CLE, WAS. It may be useful to try trading a player from those teams to get a player that has more games in the fantasy playoffs.
1st Half Schedules (Weeks 1-11)
40 Games – PHI, POR
39 Games – LAL, MEM, MIL, NYK, PHX, TOR
38 Games – ATL, DAL, DEN, HOU, LAC, MIN, OKC, ORL, SAS
37 Games – BOS, BRK, CHA, DET, GSW, IND, MIA, SAC, UTA
36 Games – NOP
35 Games – CHI, CLE, WAS
Here is a quick look at the 2nd half NBA schedule. When looking to add or trade for a player it is in your best interest to add a player from a team that has the most games left to play.
2nd Half Schedules (Weeks 12-24, excluding Weeks 16 and 17)
41 Games – CLE, WAS
40 Games – CHI, GSW, MIA, SAC
39 Games – BOS, BRK, CHA, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, NOP, NYK, UTA
38 Games – ATL, LAC, MIN, OKC, ORL
37 Games – LAL, MEM, MIL, PHX, POR, SAS, TOR
36 Games – PHI
The fantasy basketball playoff schedule is when managers win or lose. As mentioned earlier, a lot of times winning comes down to having more games played during the playoff weeks. ATL, MIL, LAL, NYK, only play 13 games during the weeks that matter the most, while GSW, CHI, TOR play the most games during those same weeks. It may not seem like big difference, only 3 games in 4 weeks, but that could easily be the difference between a fantasy championship, and a fantasy defeat. This is especially true if you have multiple players on those teams that only play 13 games.
Playoff Schedules Weeks 20, 21, 22 & 23
16 Games – 4-4-4-4: GSW
16 Games – 4-4-5-3: CHI
16 Games – 5-3-4-4: TOR
15 Games – 4-4-3-4: CHA
15 Games – 4-4-4-3: CLE, DEN, ORL, SAC, WAS
15 Games – 4-3-4-4: LAC, NOP
14 Games – 3-3-5-3: BRK (three 3-game weeks, but also a 5-gamer)
14 Games – 4-4-3-3: DET, HOU, PHI
14 Games – 4-3-4-3: BOS, DAL, MEM, OKC, POR, UTA
14 Games – 3-3-4-4: MIA,
14 Games – 3-4-4-3: IND, MIN, PHX
14 Games – 3-4-3-4: SAS
13 Games – 3-4-3-3: ATL, MIL
13 Games – 2-4-3-4: LAL
13 Games – 3-3-4-3: NYK
Now that the first half of the fantasy season is over, it is a great idea to try and trade your players on the Lakers, Knicks, Hawks, and Bucks, while trying to get players on the Warriors, Bulls, and the Raptors. Or at least get a player the plays 15 games in the final weeks. It doesn’t matter how much you stream if you are already behind in the games played. Good luck and Fantasy Gods Bless.