This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
After all the aberrant schedules in Week 5, the NBA settles into it's most balanced week of the season yet, with every team playing either three or four games. The Warriors are playing their fifth game of Week 5 on Sunday afternoon, but then they don't play again until Wednesday.
Four Games: UTA, TOR, SAS, SAC, POR, PHO, PHI, OKC, NYK, NO, MIL, MEM, LAC, DET, DEN, CLE, CHA, BOS, BKN, ATL
Three Games: WAS, ORL, MIN, MIA, LAL, IND, HOU, GSW, DAL, CHI
Because of the balanced nature of this week's schedule, we're going to have very few tough lineup decisions about our top players. Sure, Kawhi Leonard might sit one of the two games in the Raptors' back-to-back pair, but even still that means he gets three games to produce for the remainder of the week, which is going to be sufficient in all but the deepest of leagues.
So for this week, let's look at some consideration beyond the number of games on the schedule for our start/sit decisions:
Danny Green, Raptors
With Green we're looking at the last active roster spot in many leagues, but there's an opportunity to get some extra production out of him this week. Not only do the Raptors have four games this week, but two of those games are against the Hawks and Wizards, the two worst defenses in points allowed on a per game basis. Moreover, the Hawks game is on the second half of the Raptors' back-to-backs on