In-Season Strategy: Week 6 Start/Sit
In-Season Strategy: Week 6 Start/Sit

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

Week 5 will go down as one of the more unique weeks of the entire season. The Pistons had just one game, the Warriors played five games, and the rest of the league was scattered somewhere in between. Things have normalized again in Week 6, with every team playing either three or four games. Of course, that means streaming is less effective, so you may have to exclusively work with players already on your roster.

Three games: CHI, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, MIN, ORL, WAS
Four games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, LAC, MEM, MIL, NOR, NYK, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA

GUARDS

Consider Sitting: Dennis Smith Jr., DAL (97% owned, 57% start)
Opponents: MEM, BKN, BOS
Smith has made important strides as a shooter, hitting 44.5 percent of his field-goal attempts and 38.0 percent of his threes. But the presence of Luka Doncic has affected Smith's usage, as his counting stats are down nearly across the board. Smith has been just the 126th-ranked player in eight-category roto leagues this season, averaging 14.5 points, 3.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. Having just three games this week – including one against a stingy Celtics defense – doesn't help his cause.

Consider Starting: Jeremy Lamb, CHA (49% owned, 13% start)
Opponents: BOS, IND, OKC, ATL
It's surprising to see Lamb is just 49% owned considering he's been the 90th-ranked fantasy player this season, and he's been the 51st-ranked player over the past 14

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Alex Barutha
Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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