Dos’s Stat Sheet Stuffers Week 19!

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Updated: February 26, 2018
Both NBA players and fantasy coaches alike had a well deserved week off for the NBA All Star weekend; a weird split round scenario which saw some huge captain scores and of course some unfortunate injuries.
But as usual, we must move on pretty quick in Fantasyland and look ahead to yet another jam packed week of fantasy action!

FOUR GAME GURUS

If you read Archie’s schedule analysis this week (of course you did, but you missed out it’s available here), you would know that one team has the monstrous, rare, and ultimately game-changing FIVE game schedule for week 19!

Unfortunately for us, that team is the Sacramento Kings…

So unless you find a strong urge to wack the ‘C’ on Willie Cauley-Stein after seeing this:

We can safely move right along to some more reliable four gamers.

 

TANK YOU VERY MUCH

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a fantastic four game stretch against three teams desperate to make a splash in June.

No, I don’t mean in this year’s NBA Finals, and fighting for the ultimate goal in basketball – the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.

I of course refer to three teams fighting in the tankapalooza to win the #1 overall pick in June’s stacked NBA draft.

Aside from the 5th seeded Trailblazers, OKC come up against some of the best tanking candidates this side of the Sacramento Kings:

The Thunder enjoy the Orlando Magic at home, the Dallas Mavericks away – who’s owner Mark Cuban recently got fined $600k for publicly stating (and telling members of the team), that tanking is their best option – and then take on the current lottery ball leaders, the Phoenix Suns.

The Thunder’s two All Star players, Russell Westbrook and Paul George, should pack the stat sheets as they look to bounce back following a poor showing against the Warriors; expect some huge numbers.

DUB DUB DRE

The Detroit Pistons would be disappointed coming straight out of the All Star break with two consecutive losses to Eastern Conference opponents.

However, one player who can hold his head high, is double-double machine Andre Drummond.

Drummond recorded his 14th straight double-double in a loss against the Hornets, dropping 14 points and snatching 14 rebounds.

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Averaging some NBA 2K numbers for February; Dre is putting up 16.6 points and 18.2 rebounds to go with 2.6 blocks and 1.6 steals.

The 6’11” free throw ace…well maybe not quite, is a bonafide fantasy superstar, and will be a worthy captain option this week.

 

7 GAME STREAKERS

The Philadelphia 76ers are on a roll, recording their 7th straight win in a 116-105 easy victory over the struggling Magic.

A big reason for their recent success has been the play of 1st time All Star Joel Embiid.

‘The Process’ is repaying the faith Philadelphia put in him when they made him the 3rd overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Embiid is averaging 24.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 blocks and 1.1 steals in the month of February, while shooting over 50% from the floor and playing just 30 minutes a night.

Embiid has been playing the occasional back-to-back also, and while he didn’t reward coaches with the full five game schedule the Sixers had during the All Star fantasy double week (he rested against the Heat), he’s averaged 33.66 Fantasy points in his 3 games at the time of print.

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Ben Simmons responded well to his All Star snubbing with a 32-7-11 display straight out the gates following the break, and backed it up with a 17-4-7 in only 29 minutes against the Magic.

As expected Simmons has caught a case of Lillarditis and should continue to pile on the stats in response to the non believers.

 

  1. Russell Westbrook

  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo

  3. Andre Drummond

  4. Joel Embiid

  5. Paul George

 

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