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Buy Low, Sell High: 2010-11 Fantasy Basketball Playoff Schedule Preview

by on Feb.18, 2011, under Quick hits

Kevin Love as Scumbag Steve

Love has been a beast this season, but his weak playoff schedule kind of makes him a scumbag.

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Fantasy playoffs are right around the corner, with most playoff matchups beginning in Week 21 (3/14) or Week 22 (3/21). This means most fantasy owners who are still in contention for a playoff spot in their leagues should start pondering whether or not they want to swing some deals to bulk up their teams’ schedules during that all-important stretch of the season. In essence, fantasy owners should see this as another way of buying low (on players whose teams have favorable fantasy playoff schedules) and selling high (on players whose teams have weak fantasy playoff schedules).

Below is a quick rundown of how many games each team plays in Weeks 21-25 (Week 25 might be combined with Week 24 in leagues that play to the very end of the NBA regular season). Keep in mind that this post is meant to be read through the lens of your teams’ specific situations. So, for example, if your team is fighting for a spot in the playoffs, you might want to worry a bit less about playoff schedules than an owner whose team has a strong hold on the No. 1 overall spot in their league.

18 games:

W21 W22 W23 W24 W25
BOS 4 4 4 4 2
NJ 4 4 4 4 2
PHO 4 4 4 4 2
SAC 4 4 4 4 2
WAS 4 4 4 4 2

17 games:

W21 W22 W23 W24 W25
CHI 3 4 4 4 2
CLE 3 4 4 4 2
OKC 4 3 4 4 2

16 games:

W21 W22 W23 W24 W25
CHA 3 3 4 4 2
DAL 4 3 3 4 2
DEN 4 3 3 4 2
GS 4 4 3 3 2
IND 4 4 4 3 1
MIA 4 3 4 3 2
MIL 3 3 4 4 2
NY 4 4 2 4 2
PHI 4 3 4 3 2
POR 4 3 4 3 2
SA 3 4 4 3 2
TOR 3 4 3 4 2

15 games:

W21 W22 W23 W24 W25
ATL 3 4 3 3 2
DET 3 3 3 4 2
HOU 4 2 4 3 2
LAC 4 3 3 4 1
LAL 3 3 3 4 2
MEM 3 4 3 3 2
UTA 3 4 3 3 2

14 games:

W21 W22 W23 W24 W25
MIN 3 3 3 3 2
NO 3 3 3 3 2
ORL 3 3 3 3 2
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