A week of good or bad matchups can make all the difference in Fantasy basketball.
And before you make any kind of claim on the waiver wire or set any lineups for Week 18, you need to see what NBA Fantasy expert Mike Barner has to say.
Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also recently been nominated for an FSWA award for Basketball Writer of the Year. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who can spot an edge in a matchup or identify a player in position to break out, it's him.
Now, Barner has studied the upcoming NBA schedule and is sharing his best and worst Fantasy basketball matchups for Week 18. They'll help you figure out who to sit, start, add, and drop this week.
One thing we can tell you for Week 18: Barner loves the matchups for the New York Knicks, who are the only team to play three games this week.
"The Knicks have great matchups considering the Sixers and Hawks are in the top-seven in the league in pace of play and the Cavaliers allow 113.1 points per game," Barner said. "DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr. and Kevin Knox are worth starting while Mitchell Robinson should be added off waivers if you need blocks. He's averaging 2.6 rejections across his last eight games and is still available in 71 percent of CBS leagues."
Barner has also identified a forward who was started in less than 50 percent of Fantasy basketball leagues last week who is set to exploit an extremely favorable schedule this week. This player could return massive Fantasy numbers in multiple categories, and he's may be on the waiver wire in your league right now.
So who should you start this week?... Join SportsLine here to get Mike Barner's best and worst Fantasy basketball matchups for Week 18, and see which surprising sleeper could lead your team to Fantasy glory.