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Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: December 22nd - 27th

Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz start off with a bang!

Welcome back basketball and welcome back to my weekly Fantasy Basketball Forecaster! In here you’ll find:

  • Top 3 waiver wire adds (among all players under 50% rostered ESPN)
  • Leaders in each stat category over the last week (obviously this won’t start until next week but just so you know what to expect in the coming weeks)
  • Each team’s schedule ranking, based on opponent’s DFS points allowed, where the #1 ranked team faces the easiest fantasy schedule this week (this week’s rankings based on 2019-20 stats)

Top 3 Waiver Targets

  1. Thomas Bryant (49% rostered) — Just sneaking in under the 50% limit, Bryant was dominate in the bubble, averaging 18.6 PPG/8.9 RPG/1.5 APG/3.4 StPG while scoring almost 2 3PG. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal will open more opportunities for Bryant to shine.
  2. DeAndre Jordan (34% rostered) — The name of the game is rebounds for Jordan. Last year he averaged 10 RPG while also adding 8.3 PPG/1.9 APG/1.2 StPG. Jordan is a double-double threat every game.
  3. Seth Curry (31.8% rostered) — Like his brother, Seth Curry is one of the best three point shooters in the NBA and now is playing for a Sixers team that desperately needs just that. Last year he averaged 5.0 3PA with the Mavericks—shooting 45% mind you—and that number will climb in Philly.

Strength of Schedule

Donovan Mitchell and his Jazz along with the Pistons start off with a great schedule, each playing the Timberwolves this week. Tough start for the Knicks (yikes) and Russell Westbrook and his Wizards facing the Sixers and Magic twice.