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Fantasy hoops weekly rankings: Sit Kemba Walker?

Is it a wise move to put Kemba Walker and other Celtics on the pine this week due to their schedule? Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

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You're in a weekly transaction league, and you need to decide by Monday evening who your starting lineup will be for the week. Should you consider sitting usual impact starters like LaMarcus Aldridge or Kemba Walker? Or perhaps starting someone like Rui Hachimura or PJ Washington who might generally be on your bench, perhaps even your waiver wire?

As pointed out in the Forecaster this week, there are 12 teams with four games, 16 with three and two with only two. The potentially sittable list is littered with Spurs and Celtics due to their sparse schedules, with every player on both team ranked below 100 for the week.

There are also players dealing with injuries who may or may not play a full schedule this week, and accounting for this uncertainty landed them on the potentially sittable list as well.

Potentially startable players

Potentially sittable players

Weekly projections/rankings for Dec. 2-8

Methodology

The "potentially startable" list is generally composed of players ranked below 80th in the season-long points rankings who ended up among the top 100 projected players for this week utilizing the Forecaster. Conversely, the "potentially sittable" list is generally composed of players ranked in the top 100 of the season-long points rankings who ended up outside of the top 120 projected players for this week utilizing the Forecaster (or who are in the 120 range but projected much lower for the week).

There is also some correction for injury, so a player with injury question marks may have his value lowered enough to end up on the sittable list even if he's not officially out. Similarly, an understudy would get a boost in value if he is expected to play, and that could land him in the startable category. Finally, I have the license to add players to either list even if they don't fit the exact criteria but if I feel that it is close enough to be of interest.