Dos’s Stat Sheet Stuffer’s Week 17!

Updated: February 5, 2018

As teams begin to look a little more potent, and slightly less unique in the final week before the All-Star break; picking your captain becomes all that more important to getting the W.


Here’s your best options to whack the ‘C’ on in Week 17!



James Harden just did something in the NBA Fantasy world few of us thought possible; defeating both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook on a 4-game week…with only 3 games himself.

Racking up 129 Fantasy points for week 16 – at an average 43 fppg – Harden led all scorers in a week that seemed to be an obvious 2-man race for the #1 spot.

The Beard flourished in just his 7th game back from a hamstring injury; dropping an historic 60-point triple-double (to go with 4 steals and a block) on the hapless Orlando Magic:

But Harden wasn’t done embarrassing opponents just yet (sorry Mario Hezonja, but hey – he’s been ballin!), with a shimmy from Jimmy indicating yet another victim in a win over the Spurs:

There is an ever-so-slight concern with Harden, having tweaked his right ankle during the Rockets easy win over Cleveland in their final game of the round, however he seemed fine and played through the injury.

It’s hard to pass up on such a gorgeously flowing beard in red hot form.



Within just over a week, Anthony Davis had to bid farewell to his front court buddy and fellow fantasy phenom, DeMarcus Cousins, and welcome new teammate: Bulls punching bag, Nikola Mirotic.

While Mirotic may be a cheeky fantasy option in his own right – he put up 31 fantasy points in a season-high 35 minutes in his Pelicans debut – Anthony Davis remains a force in fantasy circles.

While Davis didn’t put up a 60-point triple-double this past week, he showed some remarkable stat-stuffing ability, and has taken on even more of a scoring burden sans Boogie.

Following his final game in January – a 23-13-5 line with 6 blocks thrown in – Davis kicked off February with a bang, with a 43-point 10-rebound display against the Thunder, and a 38-point 9-rebound effort against the Timberwolves.

“The Brow” became the Pelicans all-time leading scorer when he notched two of his 43 against Russ and the Thunder, and by seasons-end could become the all-time leader for #1 option on Dos’s stat sheet stuffer’s in my one year of glorious content:



The Detroit Pistons shook up the NBA with a desperate, win-now move by bringing in Clippers star Blake Griffin to push for a place in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

But it isn’t Griffin who’s on the radar of NBA Fantasy coaches this week.

The name that continues to rise-up in Detroit during what has been an outstanding – and now All-Star season – thus far, is that of fellow big-man Andre Drummond.

Some may have wondered what the addition of Griffin – another passing post-player – would do for Drummond, during what has been a renaissance season for the 24-year-old.

However, early signs are looking good, and Drummond’s numbers in the small two-game sample size are phenomenal.

The 6’11” rebounding-machine has so far averaged 18.5 points, 17.5 rebounds, and 2 assists, while swatting away 2.5 blocks and swiping 3.5 steals, alongside his new teammate; whilst they illustrated some of their early potential as a dynamic big-man duo:

A fantastic weekly schedule sees the Pistons take on the Trailblazers, Nets and (Blake revenge game!) Clippers at home, followed by the Hawks away.



LeBron James

Fantasy ppg: 33.94  ; week 17 schedule: @ORL, MIN, @ATL, @BOS.

LeBron had a horrid week on the fantasy circuit, averaging just 21 fantasy points across his 3 games.

Cleveland, much like LeBron of late, have cooled from their hot start – as they’ve gone 6-9 since the start of January.

Expect LeBron to bounce back against Orlando – the team who allowed Harden’s 60-point trip-dub – and just hope that the ‘King’ can regain some of his early MVP-type numbers.


Nikola Mirotic

Fantasy ppg: 20 ; week 17 schedule: UTA, IND, @PHI, @BKN.

You simply can’t whack the ‘C’ on Mirotic while his uni-browed teammate is also in… UNIform, but he’s certainly worth a look as a solid scoring option with his new role on the Pels.

With 31 fantasy points in his first outing with his new team, Mirotic will undoubtedly improve on his 18.8 average he put up with the Bulls in the 24.9 minutes a night he played with his former team.


Chris Paul

Fantasy ppg: 27.45 ; week 17 schedule: BKN, @MIA, DEN, DAL.

After easing back into action with a light scoring night against the Spurs, Paul was back to his best against the woeful Cavs in his final match of the round.

Paul missed a game with a hip complaint, but after putting up a 28-8-11 near triple-double in the Cavs game, expect Paul to be at his brilliant best again this week during an easy run for the rampaging Rockets.


Victor Oladipo

Fantasy ppg: 25.73  ; week 17 schedule: WAS, @NOP, @BOS, NYK.

Dipo keeps on doing his thing, bouncing back from a poor outing against the Grizzlies to catch fire against the Hornets, dropping 35 points on efficient shooting.

This first time All-Star has been more than a cash-cow this season and should continue to put up solid fantasy numbers against at least 3 out of the 4 teams this week who lack perimeter defenders.


Ricky Rubio

Fantasy ppg: 15.35 ; week 17 schedule: @NOP, @MEM, CHA, @POR.

This is probably the only time I’ll get to indulge my dream that my favourite player in the world could ever be a legitimate option in fantasy.

After 3 solid outings in a row, where ‘my boy’ shot 64 % from the field, to go with 23.67 points, 4.67 rebounds and 9.67 assists for a whopping weekly NBA Fantasy average of 32.33, ‘Rubes’ star was shining bright.


  1. Anthony Davis

  2. James Harden

  3. Andre Drummond

  4. LeBron James

  5. Chris Paul



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Written by Haydn Kenny (@HKdos)

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