Dos’s NBA Stat Sheet Stuffers Week 9!

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Updated: December 11, 2017

Another HUGE week of NBA Fantasy is upon us, and with the help of Archie’s world-famous schedule analysis (found here), let’s have a look at who you should be entrusting with the all-important ‘C’ this week!

WHO THE REAL MVP?

There are two options this week that stand a cut above the rest when it comes to the four-game schedule, with both players neck-and-neck in the MVP race in the early-goings this season.

A CYBORG?

LeBron James has held onto the most prestigious award in basketball the last two weeks, sitting atop Dos’s Stat Sheet Stuffers as my number 1 captain option, and he has not disappointed!

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The King is on an absolute tear, backing up an incredible month of November, James has begun December in similar dominant fashion, piling numbers into the stat sheet.

This week we’ll enjoy yet another 4-game schedule from the soon-to-be 33-year-old, his third week in a row with the crucial packed slate of games.

It’s hard to comprehend just how impressive LeBron has been in his 15th season, dropping his 58th career triple-double against the 76ers, it begs to ask the question: is he human?

James’ impressive night out – where he stuffed in 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the fourth quarter alone –  lifted his weekly score to 156 (312 if you trusted last week’s article!), at an average of 39 NBA Fantasy points per game.

While we might be concerned of a rest for other mega stars on their third week a strenuous schedule, it appears LeBron’s push for a third fifth MVP and the lack of depth in the Cavs roster, should mean we see another great week from the King.


HARDEN UP

The second clear option for your captaincy in week 9 of NBA Fantasy is another MVP favourite this season.

Finally, we can enjoy a four-game schedule from James Harden.

It’s been a few weeks since the Beard has played the full four-game schedule and should be well rested to drop some nasty numbers this week.

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Harden should be on your trade-in radar this week, if you can afford his hefty price tag.

The 28-year-old is doing whatever he wants out on the floor, which includes filling-it-up on a nightly basis, and instilling fear into whoever gets the impossible task of guarding him on the perimeter.

The reigning Western Conference Player of the Month will no doubt reward coaches with some big numbers this week, as the Rockets play all their games at home, taking on the Pelicans, Hornets, Spurs and Bucks.

New teammate Chris Paul has had a great start to December, averaging 30 NBA Fantasy points from the Rockets 3 games.

Paul, who had an injury interrupted early part of the season, could also pour in some impressive numbers in the busy schedule.

The crafty guard poured in 41 NBA Fantasy points against the Jazz just a few days ago, assisting on 13 baskets, snatching 9 rebounds and swiping 3 steals, while dropping in 18 points.


BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE

What a massive week it was for DeMarcus Cousins.

Sans Anthony Davis for most of the week, Boogie made full use of his time as sole superstar, proving he Peli-CAN dominate games.

Cousins has averaged 39.33 NBA Fantasy points so far, with a game against the 76ers still to play to round out his stat-stuffing week.

DeMarcus had back-to-back monster nights, with a 40-point, 22-rebound display against Denver, and backing it up against his former team Sacramento with 38 points and 11 rebounds, albeit in a loss against a rampant Zach Randolph – who dropped 35 points of his own.

DeMarcus only has the 3 games this week and Anthony Davis is back in the fold; there are some better options out there, but Boogie is still high on the stat-stuffing radar.


POINT OF DIFFERENCE

If you want to go outside the box (challenge the King at your own risk), here are a couple options that could reward you with a nice score.

Andre Drummond; Next 4: DEN, @ATL, @IND, ORL.

Andre Drummond has been featured in the last couple of week’s in this article with his resurgent season being an incredible story in the first quarter of the season.

Drummond has one game left to play as this article goes to print, currently averaging 29 NBA Fantasy points a game from his 3 games this week.

He embodies the definition of stat sheet stuffer, averaging 14.4 points, 15.3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks!

Damien Lillard; Next 4: @GSW, @MIA, @ORL, @CHA.

The Trailblazers kick off a tough road trip with a clash against the reigning champs, before some easier matchups against some slumping Eastern Conference teams.

Damien Lillard has been brilliant despite the Trailblazers losing all 3 games so far in December.

Lillard has averaged 31.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 7.7 assists this month, and should put up some good numbers this week despite the taxing run of away games.

Kyrie Irving; Next 4: @DET, @CHI, DEN, UTA.

The 20-5 Celtics are still tearing it up, led by their offseason acquisition, Kyrie Irving.

The 25-year-old Irving has been his usual offensively dominant-self, his latest effort a 36-point outing against the San Antonio Spurs.

Since his opening month of October, where he averaged 2.4 steals for the month, Irving’s defensive numbers haven’t been as impressive, but his crazy handles have not diminished, nor his ability to finish at the rim.

The Celtics relatively easy schedule should ensure some nice numbers for Kyrie owners.


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Written by Haydn Kenny (@HKdos)

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