This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
It's a busy Week 20 in the NBA, as every team plays either three or four games. Without a tilted schedule, most start/sit decisions have to be made based on performance or injury. Here's the schedule breakdown:
Teams with four games: BOS, BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
Teams with three games: ATL, CHA, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, LAL, PHI, PHO, TOR
Here are some player to consider starting and some to consider sitting:
Consider starting: Elfrid Payton, NYK
Opponents: Hou, Uta, OKC, Det
Payton continues to fuel the Knicks' offense – what little offense they manage to show on a night-to-night basis. He can't be knocked for not trying to get everyone involved, however, as he's averaging 9.9 dimes across the past month, which is third in the league over this span. Payton is also doing his part on defense, swiping 2.5 steals per game. All in all, he's been ranked 36th in fantasy across his past eight appearances, which means he needs to be started in all fantasy formats.
Consider sitting: Terry Rozier, CHA
Opponents: SA, Den, Hou
Rozier's recent string of games has been underwhelming, and they are an example of the worst-case scenario for his fantasy value. He's taking 13.4 shots per game and hitting them at just 38.1 percent across the past 10 games, essentially negating any good he was doing with 2.2 made threes. Plus, his passing