In-Season Strategy: Week 5 Start/Sit

In-Season Strategy: Week 5 Start/Sit

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

Week 5 has an interesting wrinkle, with the Suns on a five-game week. Make sure to keep an eye out for Phoenix players on your waiver wire, especially Dario Saric. The Pacers, Grizzlies and Magic have only a pair of games, so exercise caution before automatically slotting players from those teams into your starting five.

Here's the full breakdown:

Team with five games: PHX

Teams with four games: BKN, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, HOU, LAC, MIL, NOP, NYK, POR, SAN, UTA

Teams with three games: ATL, BOS, DEN, DET, GSW, LAL, MIA, MIN, OKC, PHI, SAC, TOR, WAS

Teams with two games: IND, MEM, ORL

Who is worth starting, and who is worth sitting?

Point Guard

Consider starting: Tomas Satoransky, CHI

Opponents: MIL, DET, MIA, @CHA

Though the backcourt situation for the Bulls is seemingly in flux – Satoransky, Coby White and Kris Dunn all seeing action – that doesn't mean there isn't Fantasy value to be had. Satoransky has been a top-65 Fantasy player over the past two weeks in eight-category formats, seeing 26.4 minutes per game and averaging 10.7 points, 5.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. He's a low-usage player, but he shoots the ball efficiently and contributes enough across the box score to be useful in roto formats, especially on a four-game week. It's possible he's available on the waiver wire, and he could be worth picking up to stream for Week 5, even in 12-team leagues.

Consider sitting: Ja Morant,

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