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 Karl-Anthony Towns who averaged a combined: 28.8 Points, 9.7 Rebounds, 6.4 Assists, 1.4 Steals, and 1.3 Blocks.
I selected Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid who averaged a combined: 27.6 Points, 9.7 Rebounds, 6.3 Assists, 1.3 Steals, and 1.4 Blocks.
Maleopol won four out of the five statistical categories, so he won week twenty-three.
ST: Russell Westbrook
Nothing new here. As the regular season winds down, Westbrook keeps on knocking down triple-doubles. He’s a fantasy must-start.
ST: James Harden
ST: Lebron James
Me: Lebron James
Lebron James may be legitimately challenging James Harden for the MVP trophy… Maybe not; but still, Lebron is about a rebound and an assist away from averaging a triple-double on the season. The Cavaliers’ early struggles and the historic stat-lines from James Harden and Anthony Davis have undermined Lebron’s ridiculous play as of late. He’s a safe pick every week, as you would expect from the King.
ST: Anthony Davis
I know it’s getting old but when these top four guys continue to dominate their positions I have no reason to go against them. Lock it down, big fella.
ST: Karl-Anthony Towns
I went with KAT last week, so I’ll switch to King’s Court’s dark side and go with Drummond this week. He’s been quietly steady all season and dominates the low post. He should close the season with ease.
Me: Anthony Davis
It’s starting to get to the point where I don’t need to explain picking Anthony Davis like I do with Harden. Especially since the Demarcus Cousins injury, Anthony Davis has elevated his game to being possibly the best pure scorer in the NBA. That being said, he should be in your lineup (at power forward or center) every single week.