Start Grizzlies’ Mario Chalmers, Sit Nuggets’ Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap DEN – Sit ‘Em
Even though the x-rays on Paul Millsap’s left wrist came back negative, he should still be considered a risky Fantasy option for Week 6. He did not play on Monday, and the Inside Injuries algorithm is calculating a 1-2 week Optimal Recovery Time. If further testing reveals he is dealing with a moderate (grade 2) sprain, he could be out up to four weeks. The good news is that Millsap has a fairly short injury history despite his 11 years in the league, and he doesn’t have a history of wrist issues. Unfortunately, he won’t be healthy until at least Week 8.
Mario Chalmers MEM – Start ‘Em
Mike Conley is out indefinitely with an Achilles injury, which means Chalmers will start for the foreseeable future. He put up a season-high 21 points with six rebounds, six assists, and a steal in 33 minutes. His minutes will probably stay in the low 30s for at least the next two weeks, which means he has ample opportunity to put up more great performances. He is a Low Injury Risk and a Healthy Start for Week 6.
Myles Turner IND – Sit ‘Em
Despite the fact the Turner thinks he will be “fine” for Friday’s game, he is still a High Injury Risk and will remain that way through Week 6. Turner tweaked his ankle in Monday’s game against the Magic but was able to return to action after getting it taped up. Despite the fact that he was able to get back out there on Monday, it was obvious that he wasn’t 100 percent. He does have three days off before his next game, but the Pacers only play two more games this week. Considering the two games are a back-to-back set, we also wouldn’t be surprised if Turner was held out of the second game to get some extra rest. Even a soft tissue ankle injury requires a week of recovery time.
Thabo Sefolosha UTA – Start ‘Em
With Rudy Gobert out for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, Thabo Sefolosha has moved into the starting lineup. He’s a defensive ace who should average in the low double-digits since he is now getting minutes in the 30s. Sefolosha is a good rebounder and a great source for steals, all while adding in a few consistent treys. He is a Healthy Start for Week 6.
Marvin Williams CHA – Sit ‘Em
Coming off a quad contusion, Williams was questionable for Monday’s game. It was obvious that he wasn’t 100 percent. He missed all five of his shots and finished with a stat line that included only two points, two rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes. The Hornets are getting healthy now. There isn’t much of a reason to own Williams anymore, let alone start him. He is a High Injury Risk and has a Below Average Health Performance, so he’s a risky Fantasy option.
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