Week 13 Start/Sit: Load Up on Nuggets
Week 13 Start/Sit: Load Up on Nuggets

This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.

The first full week of 2019 is loaded with games. Denver has an incredibly busy five-game week, making the Nuggets a target for streaming. Over half of the remaining teams are on a four-game week, and no teams play fewer than three games.

Aside from streaming Nuggets players, most of the other start/sit decisions may be marginal. Let's dive in.

Teams with five games: DEN

Teams with four games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, LAL, MIL, NYK, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS

Teams with three games: BKN, CHA, CHI, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOR, OKC, PHO, TOR

GUARDS

Consider starting: Malik Beasley, DEN (18% owned, 13% start)
Opponents: HOU, MIA, LAC, PHO, POR
Beasley has become a consistent scoring threat for Denver seemingly out of thin air. He's averaging 15.9 points on 12.6 shots across the past seven games, and his 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 threes, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals have helped vault him up into top-55 status over the past two weeks. Gary Harris' return and Will Barton's eventual return will cut into Beasley's playing time, but he's still worth starting during Week 13 considering the Nuggets have five games.

Consider sitting: Tim Hardaway Jr., NYK (98% owned, 58% start)
Opponents: POR, GS, IND, PHI
Hardaway still can't seem to find his stroke. The Knicks have still leaned on him for 13.3 field-goal attempts per game over the past two weeks, but he's shooting just 37.7 percent from the field, dragging

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