This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
Week 11 Schedule Considerations
This is a pretty light week in the NBA due to the holiday season, with only two teams playing four games this week, the Lakers and the Blazers. Nearly everyone else plays three games, though both the Pacers and the Grizzlies are limited to two games this week.
Four Games: LAL, POR
Three Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, LAC, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: IND, MEM
With so many teams playing only three games, it's not quite as punitive to start your two-game stars, unless it keeps a Laker or Blazer with four games on your bench. The same decision tree still applies - start your two-stars, but sit guys on the margin. In this specific case, Victor Oladipo is an obvious player to keep rolling with in most instances, but the player for the Pacers that demands a start is Myles Turner, who has been on a roll. He has 14 blocks over his last three games and has put together strong fantasy efforts overall in seven of his last eight games. That one poor game in that stretch was on the 14th against the Sixers, when he was limited to 17 minutes due to foul trouble. He gets a road game against the Falcons and then they host the Pistons for their first meeting of the season. More marginal starts include Thaddeus Young and Bojan