Fantasy Basketball Start and Sit | Week 6

Week six rosters are set to lock in a couple of hours. If you are having any trouble deciding between two players make sure to read our start and sit article for week six:


Emeka Okafor, C, New Orleans Hornets

Okafor isn’t a flashy fantasy option, but with Chris Kaman on the trading block, Okafor could receive extended minutes until the Hornets find a reliable backup. The veteran center is averaging nine points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. As I stated before, not flashy numbers, but a solid fantasy line. The Hornets will face Miami, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Detroit in week six. Granted, these games could turn into blowouts due to the Hornets lack of offensive weapons, but Okafor should receive enough minutes to produce a solid fantasy stat line. If you are looking to improve your team in the rebounding and shot blocking categories, start Okafor in week six.

Ricky Rubio, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

Rubio has been a pleasant surprise for the Wolves and their fan base this season. There is something flashy about him that is drawing attention from around the league. Expect the early season success to continue in week six with games against Indiana, New Jersey, and two matches against the streaking Rockets. All three of these teams don’t defend point guards relatively well, giving the edge to Rubio. Without a doubt, start the rookie phenom in week six.

Tyson Chandler, C, New York Knicks

The Knicks are really struggling and their fan base is beyond frustrated. Carmelo is banged up with multiple injuries and Stoudemire is struggling to find his scoring touch. The one bright side of this past week, was that their key offseason acquisition in Tyson Chandler probably had his best week in a Knicks uniform. Don’t be surprised if Chandler quietly has a solid week with games coming against Detroit, Chicago, Boston, and New Jersey. With the exception of the Bulls, I don’t think that Greg Monroe, Jermaine O’Neal, and John Petro will slow him down.

Tyreke Evans, PG, Sacramento Kings

With the team’s go to scorer in Marcus Thornton being sidelined with a calf injury, Tyreke will have to carry the load offensively for the Kings. There is no doubt in our minds that he has ability to carry the Kings, the question is whether he can do it consistently. The Kings only have three games in the schedule in week six, but two of them are against the fast paced Warriors who Tyreke happens to light up every time they meet. The other game is against Portland at home. With the way he is currently playing I don’t see any team slowing him down, especially not the fragile ankles of Stephen Curry.

Brandon Jennings, PG, Milwaukee Bucks

Jennings is slowly developing into one of the leagues best scoring point guards. Andrew Bogut is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, and Jennings 20 PPG scoring average should only increase. Jennings can struggle from the field at times, but he always finds a way to put the ball in the hole. With limited offensive weapons around him, Jennings will continue to be the primary scorer in a dull Bucks offense.


Ty Lawson, PG, Denver Nuggets

Lawson was expected to play Sunday against the Clippers but he was a late scratch. The fact that he was a late scratch should be concerning on some level. Lawson has been a rut of late, only scoring 20 points once in his last five games, and that cam against the measly Wizards. Even though he has been an elite fantasy point guard for most of the year, I think it’s time you give him a break in week six.

Ryan Anderson, PF, Orlando Magic

The frontrunner for most improved player of the year, is struggling to find that early season groove. Maybe this is due to the fact that he has been a little banged up, but whatever it is, he needs some time to find his stroke again. Sit him down until he starts to show signs of life.

Rodney Stuckey, PG, Detroit Pistons

Stuckey hasn’t lost any minutes to rookie Brandon Knight yet, but his scoring is down. If Knight continues to take as many shots as he does, Stuckey’s scoring numbers will continue to decrease. We will have to wait an see if Knight can develop a strong backcourt with him, but that is going to take some time. I suggest sitting him until and if they can develop something positive in the backcourt.

Kris Humphries, PF, New Jersey Nets

I have noticed that Humphries can be really frustrating at times because of his inconsistency. He had two back to back double-doubles in week five, but then came back with a three point game, which kills what he did in his good games. Until he can get something going where he is consistent, bench him.

Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies

Conley had a solid week five, but in week six the competition heats up. A five game week includes games against the Spurs, Nuggets, Hawks, Thunder, and Boston. Some of the top teams in their respective divisions. Even though you may be enticed to ride out his hotness, resist it for week six.


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Jake Dal Porto has just become part of the crew here at NBA Soup. He loves writing and analyzing anything that has to do with the NBA and sports in general. He is a diehard Warriors, Giants, and Niners fan, and he lives in Northern California. Follow Jake on Twitter @TheJakeMan24.

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