Big shout out to maleopold15 over at Sports Thoughts for his help in the help of creating a new series. He reports on the NBA, MLB, and the NFL. We are each helping each other out on our new fantasy series, mine for the NBA, and his for the NFL. Go check out the full blog at Sports Thoughts.
This is a weekly series that will be published every Sunday, previewing who will be the best fantasy players of the next week. Maleopold15 and I will select our ideal fantasy starting fives heading into the week.
Last week, Maleopold selected Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and Andre Drummond who averaged a combined: 23.2 Points, 8.2 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists, 1.1 Steals, and 1.8 Blocks.
I selected James Harden, Devin Booker, Lebron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Anthony Davis who averaged a combined: 23.8 Points, 6.8 Rebounds, 3.9 Assists, 1.3 Steals, and 1.9 Blocks.
I won three out of the five statistical categories, so I won week twenty-one
ST: Russell Westbrook
Damian Lillard is still on fire, but Westbrook has too versatile to bench. I love the skill Lillard displays by pulling up from 40 feet and all, but Westbrook has the edge in every other category, so I have to give him the nod.
ST: James Harden
ST: Kevin Durant
Me: Lebron James
While James Harden may already have the MVP locked up, Lebron is still probably my favorite fantasy pick. His production of points, rebounds, and assists are still probably the best all-around in the entire league. Nothing new, but still very efficient.
ST: Anthony Davis
He is another all-around talent who commands the ball in the paint. Offense, defense, you name it and Davis does it. While my lineup is unchanged to this point, everyone is very well-rounded and I like that for this competition.
ST: Karl-Anthony Towns
My only difference from last week is KAT. With Jimmy Butler done for the season, someone needs to step up for the Timberwolves, so why not the big man down low? I know I’ll take a small hit off the glass, but I think KAT’s balance outweighs the loss.
Me: Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis has been in my lineup for probably the past 5 weeks, to be honest. It’s crazy to think that I used to think he was overrated. Now over the age of 25, Davis should continue to dominate the sport of basketball with triple doubles with blocks, fourty point games, and singlehandedly leading one of the worst supporting casts in the NBA to the playoffs.