- Kevin Pelton
Using opponent data for each team on the following week's schedule, Basketball Prospectus can estimate how much a player's performance will vary because of the defenses he will face in the next week. (See here for more details on the process.) Each week, Kevin Pelton will take a look at five players to use, five to limit and an ideal pickup.
All three of the Hawks' opponents next week allow at least 7 percent more productivity than average to wings. Friday's Southeast Division showdown with the Miami Heat might not seem favorable, but Crawford has averaged a solid 15.5 points and 4.0 assists against the Heat so far this season.
Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus looks at the coming week in the NBA with an eye toward fantasy matchups and lists five players with favorable matchups worth starting, five with unfavorable matchups to bench and one waiver pickup to target.