NBA Start/Sit: Warriors Enter Five-Game Week 23
NBA Start/Sit: Warriors Enter Five-Game Week 23

Week 23 is unique. The Warriors are on a five-game week, while the Nets and the Magic have two game weeks. This creates a massive disparity in potential Fantasy value that owners should be aware of. Ironically, the Warriors might be one of the worst teams to have on a five-game week from a streaming perspective, as Golden State's bench players are generally unproductive. For most Fantasy owners, it'll be more important to check on your Brooklyn and Orlando players to see if they're worth deploying.

Team with five games: GSW

Teams with four games: BOS, CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, MIA, MIL, NYK, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

Teams with three games: ATL, CHI, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NOR, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR

Teams with two games: BKN, ORL

Let's explore some players to consider starting and some to consider sitting:

GUARDS

Consider starting: Derrick White, SAS (81% owned, 46% start)

Opponents: GS, MIA, HOU, BOS

The Spurs have won each of the past six games, and White's play has been a big reason for that. During this stretch, he's averaging 14.7 points, 5.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and a combined 3.3 blocks/steals while shooting 52.8 percent from the field. He's been the 26th-ranked player in eight-category leagues over the past 14 days, and even if his shooting and defense see some regression, a four-game week should help make up for it.

Consider sitting: D'Angelo Russell, BKN (100% owned, 84% start)

Opponents: SAC, LAL

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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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