Week 7 presents us with our first big schedule-related challenge of the new season, as we have far more teams on three-games weeks than those taking the floor on four occasions. Additionally, we have a pair of two-game teams, which does at least make it easier to identify some good Sit candidates but also further narrows the overall player pool for streaming options.
Fortunately, we have at least one three-game player who could offer even more production than usual due to a key injury on his team, as well as several four-game candidates with positive outlooks for the scoring period.
Without further ado, let's examine some of the tougher start/sit decisions for Week 7:
TEAMS WITH FOUR GAMES: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards
TEAMS WITH THREE GAMES: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz
TEAMS WITH TWO GAMES: Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers
Start: Tim Hardaway, Mavericks
46% start rate in CBS leagues
Hardaway is in the midst of another solid season and has actually seen an uptick in his rebounds and assists production compared to recent years. The veteran wing enters the scoring period equaling his career-high average of 3.9 rebounds per