This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
As opposed to last week when we had no teams with two or fewer games and one team with five games, this week we have a really light schedule, with the Knicks and Wizards playing just one game in London, Atlanta and Dallas playing just two games, and only eight teams playing four games. Let's take a look at the full slate:
Four Games: BOS, CHA, DET, IND, LAC, MEM, PHO, SAS
Three Games: BKN, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA
Two Games: ATL, DAL
One Game: NYK, WAS
The NBA schedule makers really did fantasy players a solid by making the Knicks and Wizards the two teams to play the London game - no word from those NBA fans in London, but for our purposes we don't care about them. While each team has fantasy viable players of which some are on our regular starting lineups, there's no agonizing start-or-sit decisions with stars here, though Bradley Beal's usage has been through the roof since John Wall's injury. But even a monster game from Beal would not be close to being enough to justify a start.
Atlanta and Dallas, on the other hand, present a problem with their two-game schedules. Their respective stars, John Collins and Luka Doncic, are crushing it this week. Collins has had three 40+ Yahoo point games in a row, as has Doncic, who took it to another level Friday night with