Week 18 Fantasy Planner
The worst schedule belongs to Boston, which plays in Utah on Monday (after visiting Portland tonight) then has just one other game. Bench your Celtics and Blazers in weekly-lineup leagues; Portland has only two games, though they are both at home and could be high-scoring.
The majority of teams (17) play three games. Avoid the Bobcats, out West for all three, but the Spurs are finally back at home after nine on the road, and all three of their games are against weak opposition.The Jazz are also at home all week but their first two are tough.
Among 11 teams with four-game slates, the Warriors and Hawks have the toughest task — all are on the road, and Golden State’s are a pair of back-to-backs. The best schedule belongs to the Wizards, who visit Toronto on Monday then have three well-spaced games at home. Others with four games are the Bulls, Mavericks, Pistons, Pacers, Clippers, Magic, 76ers and Raptors.
|ATL||@ DET||@UTA||@ PHO||@ LAL|
|BRK||@ NOH||DAL||@ CHI|
|CHA||@ LAC||@ UTA||@ SAC|
|DAL||MIL||@ MEM||@ BRK||@ HOU|
|DET||ATL||@ WAS||@ NOH||@ SAS|
|GSW||@ IND||@ NYK||@ BOS||@ PHI|
|LAC||CHA||@ IND||@ CLE||OKC|
|MEM||DAL||@ MIA||@ ORL|
|MIL||@ DAL||@ HOU||TOR|
|MIN||@ PHO||@ LAL||@ POR|
|OKC||NOH||@ DEN||@ LAC|
|PHI||ORL||@ CHI||GWS||@ WAS|
|SAC||@ MIA||@ ORL||@ SAS|
|TOR||WAS||@ CLE||IND||@ MIL|
It’s not just Week 18 you should be thinking about; in Head-to-Head leagues the playoffs start soon. There’s a convenient Schedule Grid at Basketball Monster that shows games remaining by week for all 30 teams. If your playoffs begin in Week 22, look at the last four numbers. Owners of Nuggets, Warriors, Kings and Thunder players will be dismayed to see 3-3-3-2; the Knicks and Timberwolves are 4-4-4-2, which is three more games over those critical weeks. worth considering as fantasy trade deadlines approach.