2016-2017 Fantasy Basketball Playoffs

2016-2017 Fantasy Basketball Playoff Schedules:

Yahoo Fantasy Basketball’s default playoff settings (Weeks 20-22) are actually Weeks 21-23 of the NBA Regular Season.  This is because Yahoo combines the week before the NBA All-Star break and the week after into one matchup.  Here’s a look at all 30 NBA teams’ 2016-2017 fantasy playoff schedules: 

ATL BKN BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM
Week 20 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4
Week 21 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 3
Week 22 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
Total 11 12 10 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 10 11 12 11 11
MIA MIL MIN NOR NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Week 20 3 4 4 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Week 21 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4
Week 22 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4
Total 10 12 10 11 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12

 

The Highs & The Lows:

The Knicks (NYK) only play two games during Week 20, whereas The Clippers (LAC) play five games Week 21.

Four teams play 12 games during the playoffs: (BKN, LAC, MIL, WAS)

18 teams play 11 games: (ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, IND, LAL, MEM, NOR, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA)

Eight teams play 10 games: (BOS, DEN, HOU, MIA, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL)

 

Week by Week Breakdowns:

Week 20

Four Games: (BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NOR, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS)

Three Games: (ATL, BOS, CHA, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, MIA, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO)

Two Games: (NYK)

 

Week 21

Five Games: (LAC)

Four Games: (ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, DEN, GSW, IND, MIL, NYK, PHI, PHO, POR, WAS)

Three Games: (CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOR, OKC, ORL, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA)

 

Week 22

Four Games: (ATL, BKN, CHA, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS)

Three Games: (BOS, CHI, DEN, LAC, MIN, POR)

 

How Much Playoff Schedules Matter:

Obviously, the playoff schedules are something to be considered.  Less so for your Rotisserie leagues.  But let’s be honest, you’d be foolish to draft your teams in September or October, worrying about games you might not even be playing in March!  Cross the “Playoff Bridge” when you get to it.  Let’s say you’re coming up on your league’s trade deadline, maybe you move a Carmelo Anthony or Derrick Rose to get other players you know will be playing more games during the playoffs.  Beyond that though, your spot starts and free agent acquisitions during those final, crucial weeks will be the difference between winning and losing.  The KEY thing to remember about winning your Head to Head Fantasy Basketball Championship is that, more often than not, it comes down to quantity over quality.  Bulk stats, plain and simple.  Having knowledge of your players’ schedules during those final weeks of the season can only help you achieve that sweet, sweet victory!

 

**If you need a more in-depth look at the 2016-2016 NBA Regular Season Schedule, check out Basketball Monster’s Schedule Grid.