After a week with a more even split between three- and four-game weeks, we're back to one that tilts heavier toward the latter. That's good news in terms of expanded options for your fantasy lineups.
For the most part this season, nearly every team plays three or four games, but we do have a rare two-game week on tap for the Mavericks. Luka Doncic is productive enough that, depending on your other options, it's justifiable to consider starting him on a two-game week, but the rest of the Mavs should probably be removed from Week 9 lineups.
Teams with four games: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors
Teams with three games: Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards
Teams with two games: Dallas Mavericks
Without further ado, let's examine some of the tougher start/sit decisions for Week 9:
Start: Kevin Huerter, Hawks
36% start rate in CBS leagues
Huerter enters the new week fresh off a 10-point, 10-assist double-double against the Pacers on Saturday –his second double-digit assist tally in the last six games. The third-year wing has double-digit scoring efforts in seven of his last 10 contests overall, a stretch during which he's shooting