In-Season Strategy: Week 22 Start/Sit
In-Season Strategy: Week 22 Start/Sit

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

Week 22 brings us a pair of teams – Golden State and Memphis – with only two games. Every other squad has three or four contests on the docket. Here's how everything breaks down:

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

It's best to consider benching Warriors and Grizzlies players if possible, unless they're elite talents like Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant. Let's take a look around the league and see what options we have to start and sit:

GUARDS

Consider starting: Derrick White, SAS (73% owned, 38% start)
Opponents: DAL, NY, POR
White recently missed some time due to a heel injury, but he's rounded back into form recently, helping the Spurs win four straight games. Posting averages of 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and a combined 4.3 blocks/steals, White continues to be a crucial piece of the Spurs success this season, and he's even been the 12th-ranked fantasy player over the past week. During the Spurs' most recent win over the Hawks, White posted six blocks, which has inflated his defensive numbers. Regardless, there's enough evidence to justify deploying him during Week 22.

Consider sitting: Josh Richardson, MIA (98% owned, 80% start)
Opponents: DET, MIL, CHA
Though Richardson has been a staple in daily fantasy lately due to his

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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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