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NBA Week 4 - Start Em' and Sit Em' Fantasy Players

NBA Week 4 - Start Em' and Sit Em' Fantasy Players
By Andrew Brand on November 19, 2012

If you look at the NBA in the same fashion as the NFL then there are 25 weeks of NBA action. By breaking down each week and analyzing team schedules you can load your roster with players playing more games and sit those who are playing fewer games.

If all this sounds like a lot of work then you need not worry; because we have done the leg work for you. We are posting a weekly NBA start em’ and sit em’ fantasy guide to assist you in maximizing your fantasy roster potential.

Week 3 was a great week if you had Boston Celtics on your roster. They played a whopping five games in only seven days. Rajon Rondo threw down 20 assists in a game against Toronto, two double-doubles and one game where he was rebound shy of a triple-double.

This week has no team with a week like the Celtics had; on the flip side there are three teams that have slow weeks in so much as they play only twice. The Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls all have the lighter schedule, making Lebron James and Co. must sits for the week.

Week 4 in the NBA starts November 19 and goes through to the evening games on November 25.


Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks

The Knicks are hot and so is Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has four games this week so I’d expect solid stat lines. Anthony is the focal point of the Knicks offense; he takes the majority of the shots and will keep shooting regardless of the percentages. I’m not concerned about the shooting percentages as long as Carmelo pumps in at least 25 points and grabs seven boards a game. Pick Anthony up for this week and let him do his thing for your fantasy team.

Anthony Davis – New Orleans Hornets

Davis seems to be fully recovered from an early concussion and now it is only an ankle injury that threatens to slow this rookie phenom. Davis’s most recent game was a 28 point, 11 rebound effort against the Milwaukee Bucks. Davis has played up to his preseason expectations as he is averaging 16 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.2blkpg through the Hornets first eight games. He seems to be moving and playing with confidence now that he has gotten some NBA experience under his belt; I’d run him out there this week as the Hornets have four games in the coming seven day period.


Lebron James and Co. – Miami Heat

The Heattles only play two games this week; meaning LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh should be no goes on your roster. I know it just doesn’t feel right sitting down the league’s reigning MVP, but it must be done. Don’t worry, no one on the Heat is going to give you four games worth of stats in only two actual games. If you have Lebron on your roster, sit em’ out and pick up Carmelo Anthony.

Zach Randolph – Memphis Grizzlies

Z-Bo and the Grizzlies are playing only two games this week; meaning the league’s leading rebounder needs to sit out. Randolph has been a beast so far this season, his ppg average is right at his career mark; however, it is his rebounding that has been fantastic at 13.9 per game, which is well above his career average. If you have Randolph on your roster sit em’ out and look to plug the young Anthony Davis into your roster at the power forward spot.

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