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 21, 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 21, which is the start of the playoffs in many leagues. They'll help you figure out who to sit, start, add, and drop this week. One thing we can tell you for Week 21: Barner loves the matchups for the Heat.
"If Hassan Whiteside is deemed healthy over the weekend, he could be a difference maker," Barner said. "Josh Richardson deserves a starting spot in Fantasy and so does Dwyane Wade, who is still available in 49 percent of leagues. Consider adding Dion Waiters if you need a scoring punch. He's averaged 14.4 points and 2.9 3-pointers across his last nine games and is available in 69 percent of leagues."
Barner has also identified a team that isn't in the playoff picture, but has a great week of matchups coming up. Players from this squad could be in line for a big week, so you absolutely need to see his breakdown.
So who should you start this week? And which overlooked team has several players set to go off?... Join SportsLine here to get Mike Barner's best and worst Fantasy basketball matchups for Week 21.