• Congratulations to anyone out there who took home their fantasy championship last night. If you’re still reading this you’re either completely addicted or still scrapping for the title in other leagues, and either way, welcome in. There are now two weeks left in the NBA season and while fantasy leagues should generally be all wrapped up by now, it’s different strokes for different folks, and silly season deciding your league champion is one such stroke. Just know that every player is expendable at this time; if they’re not helping you win this week (or next week if you play to the bitter end), you shouldn’t feel bad about making a move.

    Like last week, we’re going to offer some quick hits on guys that are (typically) going to be above the streaming fray and then offer a few names who can help in specific categories, since you should be trying to find five you can win this week… or since you know which categories you can still improve in roto formats.

    Should be Rostered Everywhere

    Herb Jones, F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jones was awesome last week, posting top-15 numbers with usable numbers in every standard fantasy category besides FG%, as he shot just .361 from the field. Even with that, he put up 15.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 triples per game. Jones should have already been rostered but it looks like Brandon Ingram’s absence is going to lead to a fantastic finish.

    Dennis Schroder, G, Brooklyn Nets

    Schroder has been cooking lately, coming off a week of top-50 output as the starting PG in Brooklyn. The return of Cam Thomas didn’t mess with him much at all and there are enough other injuries in the Brooklyn backcourt to keep Schroder locked and loaded as a must-start guy. Keep playing him until he gives you a reason to find an alternative.

    Max Strus, G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Strus is back in action after missing a couple weeks with a knee strain and hit the ground running, landing just outside the top-100 last week. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Strus as a member of a Cavs starting five that’s totally healthy, and last week’s .593 shooting definitely won’t stick, but the team wasn’t shy about giving him big minutes and Strus should be good for the typical production. Maybe look elsewhere if FG% is a swing category, though.

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