This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
After the Suns' five-game Week 5 created significant imbalance, we're back to a relatively normal schedule. Keep your eyes out for players on the Nuggets, Rockets and Suns when making decisions in Week 6, as they play only two games. Here is the full breakdown:
Teams with four games: ATL, BOS, BKN, CHA, DET, GS, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, OKC, ORL, PHI, SAN, TOR, UTA, WAS
Teams with three games: CHI, CLE, DAL, MIN, NO, NY, POR, SAC
Teams with two games: DEN, HOU, PHO
Let's dive into some specific players:
Consider starting: Patrick Beverley, LAC
Opponents: @DAL, @MEM, @SA, WAS
Beverley continues to be a quality option to start on a four-game week, where his low usage doesn't carry as much risk. Over the past two weeks, he's averaging 8.8 points on 38.2 percent shooting, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes across 31.4 minutes. That's been good for a rank of 114 during that time period. Even if he doesn't increase his field-goal percentage much, he should rack up plenty of box score stats, and he's especially valuable in head-to-head leagues as someone with a high upside for steals.
Consider sitting: Ricky Rubio, PHO
Opponents: WAS, DAL
Even if we assume Rubio gets healthy by his first game next week, back issues can be nagging, and he would need to do a lot to be very valuable on a two-game week. He was less than 100 percent when he attempted