Dos’s Stat Sheet Stuffers Week 14

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Updated: January 15, 2018

After a few disappointing captain performances in week 13, it’s time to put last week in the rear-view and power forward (pun intended) into the first week of the eliminator rounds of NBA Fantasy!

FOUR-GAME STUDS

STILL DRE

Only one player within the Top 10 for NBA Fantasy average for the 2017-18 season has the four-game schedule this week, and that player is Detroit Pistons rebounding machine Andre Drummond.

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With an average of 29.5 Fantasy points a night, the Drummondasance has continued into 2018.

Drummond’s January averages of 17.3 points, 14 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.8 steals are ridiculous, and even more preposterous; his free throw shooting is hovering around 70% during that span as well – which Drummond seems to be pretty happy about, regardless of the situation:

From 3 games last week Drummond put up 113 NBA Fantasy points, at an average of 37.66, that’s just shy of 2 points more than LeBron James season-leading mark of 35.7.

Only being currently owned by 4.2% of Fantasy coaches, Drummond could be the perfect unique captain option for an all-important eliminator matchup.

 

WINDIANA

Remember when everyone was talking about the Pacers getting fleeced in the Paul George trade on July 1st?

It was rare to find a positive story regarding the Pacers when the team parted ways with their superstar player during the offseason.

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The blockbuster trade saw Paul George, a four-time All Star and 13th best player in ESPN.com’s NBA rank, traded to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo, the 2nd overall pick from the 2013 draft, fresh off an underwhelming season as MVP Westbrook’s sidekick, and Domantis Sabonis, a promising prospect coming off a woeful rookie campaign.

Well, what looked like the biggest steal of the offseason for the Thunder, has seen the Pacers laughing all the way to the bank, as Oladipo has taken his game to a whole new level…oh yeah, and Sabonis just did this to the King:

Victor Oladipo looms as a viable captain option this week as he has the four game schedule, while being somewhat under-priced after an injury affected game back in December, followed by a minute restricted (yet huge) comeback game, and his most recent game against Phoenix, where the Indiana stars were afforded some rest in a blowout win.

The issue for the Pacers this week is a four-game road trip against some solid defensive teams, but a rested Oladipo could make some real noise this week, as the squeeze for All-Star spots intensifies.

 

THE THREE AMIGOS

There are three names that stand out among players with the three-game schedule this week; the NBA Fantasy Top 3 scorers by average: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Anthony Davis.

 

LeBron James: NBA Fantasy AVG: 35.7; Next 3: GSW, ORL, OKC.

Taking on the reigning champs in the first outing of the new week, James will look to snap the Cavs 3-game losing streak and improve on his previous outing against the Warriors, where Durant held Bron to 20 points and 7 turnovers.

Two of the next three games could be important for the King’s push to join MJ in winning a fifth MVP award, where he goes head-to-head with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: NBA Fantasy AVG: 35.1; Next 3: @WAS, MIA, @PHI.

The Greek Freak had an off week by his lofty standards, scoring a measly 93 points from his four games.

With the three-game schedule this week, the Bucks take on 3 Eastern Conference playoff contenders, including the 76ers who will be looking to make a push to take the Bucks 8th seed in the back half of the year.

Antetounmpo will need to bring his A-game to all 3 matchups for the Bucks to win, and you’d expect head coach Jason Kidd- who’s playing Giannis a league-leading 37.4 minutes a game- to milk every last drop out of his superstar player.

Anthony Davis: NBA Fantasy AVG: 34.8; Next 3:@BOS, @ATL, MEM.

AD is fresh off a huge 48point, 17 rebound performance, where he made shots over the 7’3” Porzingis look routine:

While Davis made things look easy, his stat-stuffing teammate DeMarcus Cousins similarly filled up the box score…but didn’t make it look all that easy:

Aside from the annoying injuries, Anthony Davis and his eyebrows are soaring to new heights this year averaging 31.8 points, 12 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals for January, with his ever-efficient scoring touch proving a nightmare for opponents.

Davis, along with his much-maligned, yet oddly lovable teammate, are both solid options this week, in a limited week for star power talent for your captaincy options.

 

  1. Andre Drummond

  2. Anthony Davis

  3. Victor Olidipo

  4. LeBron James

  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo


Written by Haydn Kenny (@HKdos)

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