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Week 21 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

by | Fantasy Writer
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The Fantasy season is a marathon, not a sprint. However, as we approach the Fantasy trade deadline and the final stretch of the season, we are now reaching a point where the contenders have separated themselves from the pretenders. In the final installment of the trade chart, I want to focus on getting the most out of your players as you race towards the checkered flag.

In most standard leagues, the playoffs last from Week 23-25, normally three rounds, although some owners prefer to extend the final round to about a week and a half. For those still seeking last-minute trades before the start of the postseason, it's worth noting which teams will play the most in the last three Fantasy periods and which teams have favorable schedules.

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Teams will play anywhere between seven and 10 games during the Fantasy playoffs, so it's crucial to maximize the value of your players. Atlanta, Brooklyn, Minnesota, Houston and Miami all play 10 games in that final stretch. Owners should target players from those teams.

But here's where it gets tricky:

By now everyone should be familiar with Dwyane Wade?s maintenance program, and how I once considered him a great buy-low candidate earlier this season. But now, it may be time to consider him a solid sell-high trade candidate. Wade played in three of the final four games of the 2012-13 season, only because he missed eight of the previous 10 games before that, so head coach Erik Spoelstra wanted him back in game condition in time for the playoffs. The previous season, Wade missed six of the last nine games, and only played three minutes in one of those three appearances.

We all know that LeBron James will likely get some rest before the first round of the playoffs as well. In 2012-13, he missed the last two games, and in 2011-12 he missed three of the last four. Although Chris Bosh could be a candidate to sit out some guys near the end, he is probably the only player from Miami worthy of trading for. Miami will probably be resting everyone, and we could be in for a Bosh or Michael Beasley takeover if James and Wade sit out a chunk of those final games. Our colleague Joe Polito predicted Beasley would be Fantasy relevant during our mid-season special broadcast, and he may be right after all. Although he?s not a trade candidate, Beasley could be worth stashing, especially if you're injury-free with an extra spot on the bench.

Fantasy owners may want to stay away from Portland and Cleveland players, as their teams will play only seven times in the final three periods, and just once in the final half-week of the season.

I was never on the Spencer Hawes bandwagon this season, and just when I thought about hopping on board after the Cleveland trade, the schedule makers pulled me away again. Hawes has 24 double-doubles this season, including five with the Cavs. He's averaging 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor, and 49.0 percent from downtown in his first 11 appearances for the Cavs (nine starts). He's a sell-high candidate, along with Kyrie Irving and Luol Deng, although Deng has been pretty mediocre since being dealt. In his first 30 games with the Cavs, Deng is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, significantly lower numbers than his first 23 games with Chicago. Irving will likely be the biggest trade chip, as he leads the team in points (21.5), assists (6.3) and steals (1.4) over 63 games. ÿAnd still, you'll probably have to trade him for someone that's less valuable, which is fine just as long as you're getting the most games out of the players you receive in exchange for Irving.

Another team that may be intriguing to target is Golden State, as they play nine games in the final three Fantasy periods of the playoffs. They play the Nuggets twice and the Lakers once. ÿThe Spurs are the only opponent that has yielded less than 100 points per game this season. Outside of the Nuggets, Lakers and Spurs, the Warriors will face the following teams: Dallas, San Antonio, Sacramento, Utah, Portland and Minnesota.

I'd be willing to package a player like Wade and Irving for Stephen Curry and another starter, just based on how the schedule is shaped. That said, we know it'll be incredibly difficult to create a adequate package for an elite caliber player like Curry at this point in the Fantasy season, so owners should target guys like David Lee and Klay Thompson. The problem with Thompson is that he won't give you much else other than points. He's averaging 17.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 66 games this season. Lee has seen a slight dip in his rebounds and assists this season, but based on the schedule, he could be on track for a strong finish. He doubled up in 13 of the final 15 games last season, averaging 16.8 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 52.8 percent from the floor over that span.

If you're in desperate need of assists in a categories league, it may be worth trading for someone like Ricky Rubio. Minnesota is one of those few teams that have 10 games in the final three periods. Rubio, when healthy, had 10-plus assists in four of his final 10 games last season. ÿOwners targeting low-risk, high-reward players should keep an eye on Charlotte and Boston. Both the Bobcats and the Celtics will play Philadelphia twice in the final three Fantasy scoring periods. Players like Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker, Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger are all worth targeting before the trade deadline. Philadelphia, a team that already has its sights on the NBA Lottery, has allowed a league-worst 111.0 points per game this season.

Name H2H ROTO Name H2H ROTO Name H2H ROTO
Kevin Durant 44 49 Thaddeus Young 17 17 Jordan Hill 12 12
LeBron James 43 49 Jordan Crawford 16 17 Raymond Felton 11 12
Kevin Love 40 45 Manu Ginobili 16 17 Ersan Ilyasova 11 12
Blake Griffin 40 44 Jamal Crawford 16 16 Maurice Harkless 11 12
Stephen Curry 39 44 Gerald Henderson 16 16 Amar'e Stoudemire 11 12
Chris Paul 37 42 Victor Oladipo 16 16 Anderson Varejao 11 12
John Wall 36 34 Bradley Beal 16 16 Andray Blatche 11 12
Carmelo Anthony 35 34 Reggie Jackson 16 16 Greivis Vasquez 11 12
LaMarcus Aldridge 35 34 Rajon Rondo 15 17 Michael Kidd-Gillchrist 11 12
DeMarcus Cousins 34 34 Spencer Hawes 15 17 Jarrett Jack 11 11
Dwight Howard 33 34 Kemba Walker 15 17 WIlson Chandler 11 11
Damian Lillard 32 30 Kendall Marshall 15 17 Martell Webster 11 11
James Harden 31 32 Luol Deng 15 17 O.J. Mayo 11 11
Anthony Davis 31 33 Kevin Martin 15 16 Corey Brewer 11 10
Paul George 31 31 Jeff Green 15 16 Marco Belinelli 10 10
Al Jefferson 31 29 Eric Gordon 15 16 Byron Mullens 10 10
Kyrie Irving 30 32 Jared Sullinger 15 16 James Anderson 10 10
Dirk Nowitzki 30 30 Joe Johnson 15 16 DeJuan Blair 10 10
David Lee 28 29 Carlos Boozer 15 16 Al-Farouq Aminu 10 10
Monta Ellis 27 29 Andrew Bogut 15 16 Richard Jefferson 10 9
Joakim Noah 28 29 Terrence Jones 15 15 Norris Cole 10 9
Kyle Lowry 28 28 Josh McRoberts 15 15 Kirk Hinrich 9 10
Ty Lawson 27 29 Trevor Ariza 15 15 Marreese Speights 9 10
Jeff Teague 27 28 JJ Hickson 15 15 Matt Barnes 9 10
Nicolas Batum 27 28 Avery Bradley 15 14 Steve Blake 9 9
Paul Millsap 27 28 Tyreke Evans 14 17 Rodney Stuckey 8 12
DeMar DeRozan 27 27 Robin Lopez 14 16 Jeremy Lamb 8 10
Pau Gasol 26 32 Brandon Knight 14 16 J.J. Barea 8 10
Isaiah Thomas 26 26 Tyson Chandler 14 15 Boris Diaw 8 9
Goran Dragic 26 26 Paul Pierce 14 15 Harrison Barnes 8 9
Mike Conley 26 26 Darren Collison 14 15 Shaun Livingston 8 9
Brandon Jennings 25 26 Alec Burks 14 14 Timofey Mozgov 8 9
Tim Duncan 25 27 Shawn Marion 14 14 Marcus Morris 8 8
Ricky Rubio 25 24 Jodie Meeks 14 14 Iman Shumpert 8 8
Zach Randolph 24 28 Gerald Green 14 14 Kris Humphries 7 11
Rudy Gay 24 25 Markieff Morris 14 14 Ray Allen 7 10
Gordon Hayward 24 24 Andre Iguodala 14 14 Kelly Olynyk 7 9
Arron Afflalo 24 24 Tobias Harris 14 14 Kosta Koufos 7 9
Josh Smith 23 23 Amir Johnson 13 17 Jason Thompson 7 9
Andre Drummond 22 25 Channing Frye 13 15 Jared Dudley 7 7
Nikola Pekovic 22 24 Brandon Bass 13 14 Luis Scola 7 7
Tony Parker 22 23 Taj Gibson 13 14 Giannis Antetokounmpo 6 11
Lance Stephenson 22 23 Trey Burke 13 14 Gerald Wallace 6 11
Chandler Parsons 21 23 Kyle Korver 13 14 Tiago Splitter 6 10
Chris Bosh 21 23 Mario Chalmers 13 14 Samuel Dalembert 6 9
Greg Monroe 20 22 Ramon Sessions 13 14 Ryan Kelly 6 9
Klay Thompson 20 22 Kawhi Leonard 13 14 Patrick Beverley 6 9
Marc Gasol 20 22 Jonas Valanciunas 13 14 Wesley Johnson 6 9
Nikola Vucevic 20 22 Chris Kaman 13 14 Nick Calathes 6 9
Jameer Nelson 20 21 Vince Carter 13 13 Danny Green 6 7
David West 20 21 Miles Plumlee 13 13 Glen Davis 6 7
Roy Hibbert 19 23 John Henson 13 13 Ben McLemore 6 7
Michael Carter-Williams 19 22 D.J. Augustin 13 13 Marvin Williams 6 6
Derrick Favors 19 21 Dion Waiters 13 13 Derrick Williams 6 6
Dwyane Wade 19 21 Randy Foye 13 13 Xavier Henry 5 6
Serge Ibaka 19 21 Kenneth Faried 12 14 Jae Crowder 5 6
Jose Calderon 19 20 George Hill 12 13 Andrew Nicholson 5 6
Marcin Gortat 19 20 Jimmy Butler 12 13 Cody Zeller 4 6
Russell Westbrook 18 22 P.J. Tucker 12 13 Cartier Martin 4 6
DeAndre Jordan 18 22 J.R. Smith 12 13 Bismack Biyombo 4 5
Tristan Thompson 17 20 Evan Turner 12 12 Nate Wolters 4 5
Deron Williams 17 19 Enes Kanter 12 12 Marcus Thornton 4 5
Jeremy Lin 17 18 Mike Dunleavy 12 12 Michael Beasley 4 4
Wesley Matthews 17 18 Tony Wroten 12 12 Lou Williams 4 4

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(9/29/2014) Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire remains confident he can play at least 30 minutes per outing this season, ESPN New York reports.

Stoudemire was limited to 65 games (21 starts) and averaged 22.6 minutes per game last season. Over his final 20 games, he logged 28.4 minutes, averaging 16.1 points and 6.2 boards while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. However, head coach Derek Fisher already indicated last week that he'll rest Stoudemire when needed in order to help keep him healthy for the entire season.

"I think toward the end of the year last year we got it to a 30-minute-a-night, 35-minute-a-night type deal," Stoudemire said. "So I'm sure after I sit down with the coaches we'll pick out something that's going to be beneficial to both of us.


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Although he played for the Brazilian National Team in the FIBA World Cup, Splitter sustained the injury in training camp, according to the report. He will be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days. At this point, he remains without a timetable for return.

Splitter averaged 8.2 points and 6.2 boards and 21.5 minutes in 59 games (50 starts) last season for the Spurs.


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"Coach and I have talked about how it is going to go," Holiday said. "It's going to go a lot slower than what it usually would be if I were healthy."


 
 
 
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