Start Raptors’ C.J. Miles, Sit Jazz’ Rajon Rondo for Week 5
C.J. Miles TOR – Start ‘Em
C.J. Miles is coming off a tied season-high performance on Tuesday with six 3-pointers and 19 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, and a block. And he did all of that in just 17 minutes. Norman Powell suffered a right hip pointer that will likely hold him out for the rest of the week, which opens up the court for Miles to put up another big performance. OG Anunoby got the start on Tuesday in place of Powell and could also be a good start in Week 5.
Mike Conley MEM – Sit ‘Em
It’s obvious that Mike Conley’s Achilles injury is still bothering him. He is coming off of a 2-of-12 shooting performance on Monday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game. Conley also had a forgettable performance on Sunday despite playing 33 minutes. It’s no surprise that he is not playing well considering the Inside Injuries algorithm is calculating his Health Performance Factor at Below Average. He is also a High Injury Risk if he keeps trying to play through the injury instead of resting to let it heal completely. He’s a risky Fantasy start for Week 5.
Spencer Dinwiddie BRO – Start ‘Em
Spencer Dinwiddie got the start at point guard for Brooklyn on Tuesday with D’Angelo Russell out with a knee injury. He has played pretty well this season, averaging 9.8 points and 4.9 assists, despite the fact that his shot wasn’t falling for him on Tuesday. He is expected to see minutes in the mid-30s while Russell is out, so he should be a solid start for at least the rest of Week 5.
Rajon Rondo NO – Sit ‘Em
Rajon Rondo made his season debut on Monday, playing just five minutes with two points and two assists. He was out after undergoing sports hernia surgery this summer, but he is not expected to see minutes in the 20s or 30s for the next week or so. He just reached his five-week Optimal Recovery Time, so he should be getting closer to 100 percent in the next few weeks. The problem here is that he is still a High Injury Risk. Give him another week or two before you put him in your lineups.
Tarik Black HOU – Start ‘Em
Nene Hilario is out with a sprained right foot, which opened up the court for Tarik Black to put up a season-high 13 points with seven rebounds and two blocks. He has had two solid games in a row as the backup center and could prove to be valuable with Hilario likely out for the rest of Week 5.
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