Updated: November 20, 2017


Week 6 of NBA Fantasy action sees some big-name players ride the four-game schedule. Let’s have a look at the juiciest NBA Fantasy captain options for this week!




The New Orleans Pelicans, boasting a line-up featuring two of NBA Fantasy’s most damaging players, are one of the 11 teams that have the 4-game schedule this week (you can check out Archie’s schedule analysis here).

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DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis had quiet weeks this past week by their lofty standards, but each still flaunt an impressive NBA Fantasy average over 34 points a game.

‘Boogie’ and ‘The Brow’ are perhaps the most unique big man duo in the league.

With each able to knock down the three; the combination of Davis’ athleticism and finishing around the rim, and Cousins’ play-making ability, make the pair a scary prospect for opposing teams.



With matchups against the Thunder, Sprurs, Suns, and Warriors, expect a mixed bag across the week, but all-in-all, some more monster lines for the dynamic duo.

The only issue here, is that Davis suffered a bruised orbital bone against the Nuggets when he copped an elbow to the scone from Nikola Jokic.

Whilst Davis was cleared of concussion, his injury history is a concern and should be watched closely if you choose to entrust him with the ‘C’ this week, which still remains very, very tempting!



The starting five at the Minnesota Timberwolves can expect big minutes in the next fortnight, with eight games in that span.


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After crunching the numbers (the Wolves mascot is called Crunch OK, jeez), Karl-Anthony Towns looks set to be the juiciest option of the bunch, and after the 22-year-old phenom somewhat controversially missed the top five last week, he will make his debut this week (or I might be losing by job to Archie!).

With 37 and 38 point NBA Fantasy hauls against Utah and San Antonio in the week just gone, Towns cooled off just a little to have a round average of 29.3 across his four games played.

This coming week, the T-Wolves have match-ups against Charlotte, Orlando, Miami, and the team boasting the NBA’s worst defense, the Phoenix Suns.

Towns should have no problem sustaining, or indeed lifting his average for another solid output.


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Jimmy Butler could hold some value as his offensive role in the Timberwolves system becomes more defined, but his inconsistent output should give owners no confidence in giving him the captaincy just yet.

Andrew Wiggins is a nice player, but essentially just a scorer at this point in his career, not someone we can rely on for big fantasy scores.



Kristaps Porzingis has been unreal this season.

Living up to his nickname, ‘The Unicorn’, Porzingis has been showing a combination of athleticism and skill at 7’3” that can only be described by such a mystical beast.



KP is averaging 27.8 points and 7.1 rebounds, while swatting away 2.3 blocks a night.

After a disappointing week 5 performance, only averaging 16 NBA Fantasy points across three games (not helped by a 3-13, 13-point outing against the Raptors), expect Porzingis to bounce back this week.

The four-game stretch against the Clippers, Raptors, Hawks, and Rockets will test out the beloved big man’s stamina, but he shouldn’t disappoint.



The Oklahoma City’s ‘OK-THREE’ (Westbrook, George and ‘Melo) have a four-game stretch this week, as do Lillard and McCollum’s Trail Blazers; but how about we give some love to an underrated NBA Fantasy gem, Memphis’ Marc Gasol.


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Gasol had an impressive week on the fantasy circuit, averaging 28.67 across three games, including a 48-point NBA Fantasy outburst against the Pacers, where he poured in 35 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 rejections.

Gasol is averaging 19.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 blocks a night- with an NBA Fantasy average of 24.33.

Games against the Trail Blazers, Mavericks, Nuggets and Nets should do no harm in raising Gasol’s impressive numbers, particularly when he improves on his current career-low shooting percentage of .436 (his career average is way up at .494!).

The younger Gasol brother has a lot riding on his shoulders this season, and will be looking to carry the Grizzlies this week to snap their four-game losing streak.



James Harden: NBA Fantasy AVG 32.8; Next 3 games: DEN, NYK, BKN (next week).

Harden has been phenomenal in November. The beard is averaging a ludicrous 36.7 points and 10.4 assists, while shooting 47% from the field and 45% from down town. With only two games this week, Harden owners have a difficult decision to make as to whether to hold this fantasy stud. Do NOT make him captain this week though, the two games are not enough to stick with the best of the bunch.


Giannis Antetokoumpo: NBA Fantasy AVG 37.6; Next 3 games: WAS, PHX, UTA.

NBA Fantasy’s leading scorer continues to impress. The Greek Freak is shooting 56% from the field while averaging 30 points a game. Not only that but he’s ripping down over 10 boards a night, dishing out 4.4 dimes and averaging nearly two steals and two blocks. A very apt nickname.


LeBron James: NBA Fantasy AVG 36.1; Next 3 games: DET, BKN, CHA.

James is arguably having a career-year at age 32. While the Cavs record remains an underwhelming 8-7, the King’s numbers are far from underwhelming. Averaging 28.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.6 assists, James is almost blocking shots at a career-high rate, while also shooting career-high’s from the field, the free-throw line and almost three point land (his .400 mark this year sits only behind his .406 mark back in ’12-’13). Fresh off a 42-point NBA Fantasy outing against the Clippers, James will be huge again in his relatively easy schedule this week.



  1. DeMarcus Cousins
  2. Anthony Davis
  3. Karl-Anthony Towns
  4. LeBron James
  5. Giannis Antetokoumpo



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Written by Haydn Kenny (@HKdos)

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