This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
Week 10 Schedule Considerations
For the second time in four weeks, the Denver Nuggets are playing only two games this upcoming week. Activity in the rest of the league will pick up, however, with 19 teams playing four games after only 14 teams had a four-game slate last week.
Four Games: BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, OKC, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, LAL, MIA, NOR, NYK, ORL, PHI, TOR
Two Games: DEN
Let's take a closer look at that Nuggets schedule, as they are in the midst of an unusually light slate. They played just two games in Week 7, had a flurry of four games in Week 8, then started a stretch of four consecutive weeks with fewer than four games in Week 9. That all ends with a vengeance in Week 13, when they play five games. Bringing it back to Week 10, they get a home game Tuesday against the Mavericks, then hit the road for a Saturday game against the Clippers. On the bright side, there should be very little risk of Nikola Jokic needing rest for either game.
This all could work out very well for Denver, if not for us in the fantasy community. As we discussed last week, the Nuggets are dealing with a slew of injuries, and they might get lucky enough to get some reinforcements back by the time the schedule picks back up. In