As the season wears on, Walker could start to look more like his old self, but it’s difficult to justify starting him in most leagues on a three-game week.
Start: De’Andre Hunter, Hawks
42% start rate in CBS leagues
The book on Hunter is that he’s well equipped for a breakout season if he can just avoid the injury bug, and he’s off to a strong start as the Hawks enter a four-game week.
Start: Franz Wagner, Magic
18% start rate in CBS leagues
Wagner has hit the ground running to begin his NBA career, taking the reins of Orlando’s starting small forward job and averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in three games.
Start: Isaiah Stewart, Pistons
38% start rate in CBS leagues
The big man is off to a reasonably good start with averages of 9.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in his first two games, and he’ll have an opportunity to continue growing into his starting role over the Pistons’ four-game Week 2.