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2022-23 Fantasy Basketball: Week 4 Starts and Sits

There were so many great performances in week 3 highlighted by KD putting Daniel Gafford in a blender and De’Aaron Fox hitting a half court buzzer beater. A couple of top 5 picks in Jabari Smith Jr and Keegan Murray struggled. Larry Nance and Cam Thomas should now be rostered in every league. With so many things happening in week 3 as always we break down our Starts and Sits for week 4 to help you get the edge on your competition.

Starts of the Week

Tyrese Maxey – Sixers (PG/SG)

Maxey has had a great start to the season and should continue to put up excellent shooting numbers with his increased playing time. The Sixers will rely heavily on Maxey to provide the offensive punch with Harden sidelined (see more below). In the games since Harden’s injury Maxey has averaged 39 fantasy points. His breakout year will now be accelerated and he should continue to have the green light in the Sixers 4 game slate this week.

Bol Bol – Magic (PF/C)

Bol Bol has cemented himself as the starting Center for the Magic and he has made the most out of his opportunity. He’s had some double doubles, is a great source of blocks and can also extend his range to the three point line. Since being starter he’s averaging 32 fantasy points and is a candidate for this season’s waiver wire hero.

Terry Rozier – Hornets (PG/SG)

Rozier has returned from his ankle injury and did not miss a beat. He dropped 25 points hitting 6 threes to go along with 7 rebounds against the Nets on Sunday giving him 31 fantasy points. With LaMelo Ball still out and Gordon Hayward sidelined the offense is going to run solely through Rozier. He will get all the shots he can handle and his uptick in rebounds so far has been a huge plus. The Hornets have a 4 game slate this week and Rozier should continue to put up big performances for fantasy managers.

Paul George – Clippers (SG/SF)

After a slow start PG13 had a monster week last week. He put up 33 points per game, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.3 steals which came out to an average of 60 fantasy points per game. He dropped over 30 points in every game except for one where he had 28.

With most of the Clippers banged up and no timetable for Kawhi’s return, look for PG13 to continue his excellent play as he has proven in the past he can carry the offensive load. The Clippers have 3 games this week which are all at home.

Sits of the Week:

James Harden – Sixers (PG/SF)

The Beard is going to miss at least a month with a tendon strain in his foot. As mentioned above Maxey will benefit the most, but fantasy managers should grab Melton from the waivers if he’s available. Although Harden was one of our duds last week he’s currently averaging 51 fantasy points per game and he’s the only player in the league averaging 10 assists. It’s a huge blow to the Sixers who haven’t gotten out to a good start and are currently 4-6 in a loaded Eastern conference.

Pascal Siakam – Raptors (PF/C)

Spicy P is out for at least two weeks with a right abductor strain. He’s gotten off to a fantastic start this season putting up top 15 numbers averaging 55 fantasy points per game. He averages 24.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.4 three pointers while playing 35.7 minutes per game. Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes are now poised to carry the offense with Siakam’s absence.

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