In-Season Strategy: Week 2 Schedule Considerations
In-Season Strategy: Week 2 Schedule Considerations

This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.

Part of what makes fantasy basketball unique is that the the NBA is a seven-days-a-week league. Managing the schedule, and using it to your advantage, is one of the most important keys to a successful season.

With an abbreviated Week 1 now in the rear-view, we now shift focus to the first full week of the regular season.

The Wizards, Jazz, Suns, Bucks, Lakers, Warriors, Mavericks, Bulls and Hornets each play four games in Week 2, so obviously there's some built-in value to players from those nine teams. On the other hand, the Thunder, Heat, Rockets, Nuggets and Hawks play just two games apiece, so the likes of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Nikola Jokic and Trae Young lose some upside.

Four games: WAS, UTA, PHO, MIL, LAL, GSW, DAL, CHI, CHA

Three games: TOR, SAS, SAC, POR, PHI, ORL, NYK, NOR, MIN, MEM, LAC, IND, DET, CLE, BOS, BKN

Two games: OKC, MIA, HOU, DEN, ATL

Taking into account the schedule,

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