Week 6 once again features a majority of teams with four-game schedules, leading to a couple of jumbo-sized slates Monday and Wednesday, with another double-digit-game night Friday. While the schedule is fairly balanced, COVID-19 and conventional injuries both continue to exert their influence throughout the league. With those factors in mind, let's examine some of the tougher start/sit decisions for Week 6:
Four games: Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards
Three games: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers
Start: Evan Fournier, ORL (51% start rate)
Fournier has made a highly successful return from a nine-game absence due to a back injury, averaging 25.0 points 5.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal across 32.0 minutes in his first two games back. The veteran guard is shooting a career-high from the field, while also chipping in a career-best 1.3 steals per game. He finished Sunday's game against Charlotte with 21 points, six assists, three rebounds, three three-pointers and a steal. With Orlando down to rookie Cole Anthony at point guard, Fournier should continue to serve as one of the top offensive options heading into a four-game week.