This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
Week 7 doesn't provide us with any curveballs as far as scheduling is concerned. Most teams play three or four games. Keep an eye out for players on the Celtics and Spurs, however, as those teams play just twice. Here's the full breakdown:
Teams with four games: CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, IND, LAL, MIA, PHI, PHX, POR, SAC, WAS
Teams with three games: ATL, BKN, CLE, DET, GS, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NO, NY, ORL, TOR, UTA
Teams with two games: BOS, SA
Let's see who is worth starting and who is worth sitting:
Consider Starting: Cory Joseph, SAC
Opponents: CHI, @POR, @SA, @DAL
Joseph has taken over as the Kings' starting point guard since Nov. 12 as De'Aaron Fox is sidelined with an ankle injury. Joseph isn't a scorer. He's taking 6.4 shots per game during this stretch and hitting them at a 29.4 percent clip. But he's providing great value as a passer, dishing 5.8 assists per game. He's also swiping a solid 1.1 steals. Assuming Joseph can get his efficiency up to something more reasonable, he should be worth a start on a four-game week in many standard fantasy formats.
Consider Sitting: Dejounte Murray, SA
Opponents: HOU, SAC
Murray has been solid, but he hasn't lived up to the high expectations placed on him coming into the year. Coach Gregg Popovich is only giving Murray 22.5 minutes per game. He's provided solid value as a rebounder (6.5 RPG), passer (4.1 APG) and