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: 24.8 Points, 10 Rebounds, 6.5 Assists, 1.1 Steals, and 1.1 Blocks.
I selected Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid who averaged a combined: 21.2 Points, 9.3 Rebounds, 6.9 Assists, 1.2 Steals, and 1.1 Blocks.
I won three out of the five statistical categories, so I won week twenty-four.
ST: Russell Westbrook
This time it’s not because he’s a triple-double machine, it’s because he’s the only good point guard with something to play for. As we enter the home stretch of the regular season, the Thunder haven’t clinched a playoff spot, and Westbrook will help them finally get there.
ST: Donovan Mitchell
ST: Kevin Durant
Me: Lebron James
Unlike Harden’s Rockets, Lebron’s Cavs are still very much caught up in the playoff race. Lebron James should continue to dominate in all statistical categories, as he is the best player in the world.
ST: Anthony Davis
My lock at PF still has plenty to play for with his team sitting at #8 right now. So long as nothing is a guarantee, Davis should continue to dominate the post on both sides of the ball.
ST: Karl-Anthony Towns
Back to KAT for the final week. Twolves are in serious danger with Jimmy Butler hurt and a playoff spot still in jeopardy. It really comes down to KAT getting Minnesota into the playoffs for the first time since 2004. I think he’ll get it done.
Me: Nikola Jokic
To finish out my very controversial lineup, Nikola Jokic fits perfectly. The assists out of the center position are very underrated, as most weeks Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Davis record some very low numbers. With this very uncommon grouping of players, hopefully, I can take the win.