Fantasy Basketball Rankings, Week 5: Model that beat experts says start Ricky Rubio, sit Trae Young

The Boston Celtics remain on a torrid early-season run in the NBA's Eastern Conference, entering Sunday's action 10-1 and unbeaten at 5-0 at TD Garden. The Celtics have won 10 straight and have a two-game lead on the Heat and Bucks, both at 9-3. The Celtics are also winning without forward Gordon Hayward, who enters his second week on the injured list with a broken hand. Which Celtics can you trust in your Week 5 Fantasy basketball rankings? Boston will be away from New England on a West Coast road trip, playing at Phoenix Suns on Monday, at the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday and at the Denver Nuggets on Friday. As the regular season continues, it's important for owners to have the latest Fantasy basketball strategy at their fingertips. Before setting your Week 5 Fantasy basketball lineups, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. It'll help you lock in the optimal Fantasy basketball picks.

When it comes to ranking NFL players, this model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, beat human experts last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week.

Last week, the model was extremely high on Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams, saying he'd finish as a top-three player at his position despite being started in less than 75 percent of leagues. The result: Graham went for 25, 31, 20 and 21 points in four games during the week. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.

Now the model has set its sights on basketball and has revealed its latest Fantasy basketball rankings for Week 5. We can tell you Hawks guard Trae Young, the fourth-best player at his position according to market value, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 20. Young faces tough matchups against the Bucks, Pistons and Raptors, all teams in the top half in the NBA in scoring defense and who combine to allow 109.6 points per game.

One player the model loves this week: Suns guard Ricky Rubio. The nine-year veteran is putting together his best scoring season so far as a pro, averaging 13.6 points per game. Rubio is also as well-rounded as ever, averaging a career-best 6.3 rebounds to go with 8.7 assists per outing. With six double-doubles on the season so far and Deandre Ayton (suspension) out for another week, Rubio should shine again in Week 5. SportsLine lists Rubio as its No. 6 guard in their Fantasy basketball rankings even though he's being started in less than 75 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

The model is also calling for a surprising center you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 15 of its rankings, and he could be sitting on your waiver wire right now.

So who should you sit and start this week? And which surprising center could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 5 Fantasy basketball rankings for every position, plus see which center is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 15, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season, and find out.

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