Fantasy hoops weekly rankings: Jazz, Mavericks among teams to build around

Donovan Mitchell has already surpassed 4,500 points in his career midway through his third NBA season. Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

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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 Khris Middleton or Devonte' Graham? Or perhaps starting someone like Ish Smith or Joe Harris who might generally be on your bench, perhaps even your waiver wire?

As pointed out in the Forecaster this week, there are only nine teams with four games, a whopping 18 with three games and three with only two. The Potentially Sittable list contains almost every Pacers, Timberwolves and Magic player due to their sparse schedule. Karl-Anthony Towns is the one exception, because he averages so many points that he still ranks in the top-70 for the week despite playing only two games.

There are several players that fell due to injury concerns that should be further monitored before Monday's lineup lock. Jayson Tatum, Jamal Murray and Jaylen Brown are all 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, but neither the Clippers nor the Pelicans have a B2B this week so neither got that particular score decrement.

Victor Oladipo is expected to make his season debut next week, but is likely to be limited in minutes and games so likely isn't start-worthy yet. Check out the list of guys that stood out in one direction or the other below, and for more detail see the complete rankings.