Fantasy hoops weekly rankings: Why this is the week to pass on Bulls players

Zach LaVine and the Bulls only play twice this week. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

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You're in a weekly transaction league, and you need to decide by Monday evening who will be in your starting lineup for the week. Should you consider sitting usual impact starters Zach LaVine or Devonte' Graham? Or perhaps starting someone like Marcus Smart or Reggie Jackson who might generally be on your bench, perhaps even your waiver wire?

As pointed out in the Forecaster this week, there are 15 teams with four games, 14 with three games and only one squad, the Bulls, that plays twice. The Potentially Sittable list contains every Bulls player due to their sparse schedule.

There are several players who fell due to injury concerns that should be further monitored before Monday's lineup lock. Marc Gasol and Jamal Murray are prime examples.

Kawhi Leonard and Zion Williamson are the two players in the NBA most likely to miss half of a back-to-back for load management, and the Clippers have a B2B this week so Leonard received the score decrement. Williamson and Victor Oladipo are both on a minutes restriction as they return from injury, so both were decremented for that reason.

The Mavericks have four games this week, but Luka Doncic is injured and could potentially miss the entire week. This would be a boon for his backups, but there is too much uncertainty to really boost them until his prognosis becomes clearer.

Check out the list of guys that stood out in one direction or the other below, and for more detail see the complete rankings.