For poolies, save those players games for late in the season, as the end of the 2013-14 season is very heavy in games and could be an opportunity lost. Take into consideration how many games your players are likely to capitalize on and plan accordingly.
This is especially true for those in head to head fantasy leagues since this period represents playoff time. Planning accordingly is a requirement for the final few weeks, especially if you can pluck key players that are likely to dress in late season games on teams with heavy schedules.
I’ve prepared a Google doc cutting it a little close but with the season set to start, it’s definitely a good time to publish the weekly schedule and make it available for a full season.
The Google doc has two tabs, with the suggestion to add the actual start and end dates for the weeks implemented.
Pay attention closely to the final five weeks feature five straight 100+ weekly games after the Olympics, while averaging 105 games per week. Weeks 22 and 26 are tied for the season high of 108 games.
Edmonton, Florida and Pittsburgh are all at home in the final week of the season, while Toronto and Colorado are on the road. San Jose has a back and forth pattern of home and road swings making for an interesting schedule that includes a lot of home dates.
Other highlights include.
The first 21 weeks average about 92 games with the high water mark at 102 (twice – in Week 9 and 11) and another 100 week once (Week 17). Week 1 has the lowest amount of games with 68 as the league opens up on rare Tuesday.
The Sochi Olympics take place between Weeks 19 and 20; things get jam-packed when they return.
In 2012-13 there were 110 games per week twice (Weeks 7 and 11).
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