Week 21 Start/Sit: Leave Aaron Gordon on the Bench?
Week 21 Start/Sit: Leave Aaron Gordon on the Bench?

A pair of teams – the Clippers and the Cavaliers – have only two games in Week 21, while every other squad has at least three. As a result, we'll want to avoid players from LA and Cleveland when possible, possibly looking to stream in some players on four-game weeks. Here's how things break down:

Teams with four games: ATL, CHI, DAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, PHI, PHO

Teams with three games: BKN, BOS, CHA, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

Teams with two games: CLE, LAC

Let's examine some possible lineup moves:

GUARDS

Consider starting: Tyler Johnson, PHO (49% owned, 19% start)
Opponents: MIL, NYK, POR, GS
Johnson had been underwhelming since joining the Suns, but he's picked things up over the past two games, which vaulted him into the top-35 over the past two weeks. He's taken 28 total shots over the previous pair of games, averaging 23.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals. A regression is likely coming, though the possibility of Johnson turning a corner is enticing, as he's been seeing 31.8 minutes per game since Feb. 10.

Consider sitting: Lou Williams, LAC (99% owned, 76% start)
Opponents: LAL, OKC
Since the Clippers dealt away Tobias Harris, Williams has picked up much of the usage. While his raw numbers since the break – 20.3 PPG, 6.5 APG, 3.0 RPG, 1.5 STL – have been strong, his

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