NBA: 3 Players to build your lineup around (All players are priced on a per-game basis)
If you want to win BIG, here are three players you need in your OwnersBox Basketball Fantasy lineup that will bring you into the payout zone.
PG – Cade Cunningham, $6,800
Cade Cunningham has been great since his debut in his return from injury. Cunningham had a rough start but has turned it around since then, fantasy-wise. Even though the Pistons are clearly a poor-performing team, Cunningham has been shining bright on a disaster of a team. Cunningham has averaged around 37 fantasy points in his last three games. His scoring may not have very high upside, as his highest point total is 25 against the Kings, but his assists and rebounds have been fantastic. Not many players can do all three well, and for a rookie, even if he is the first overall selection, Cunningham has been excellent statistically. His defense has also been good, averaging 1.5 steals a game with a block, but he has developed a tendency to turn the ball over, but it has come down as of recent games. For the cost of $6,800, Cunningham is fantastic. He’s also is my selection for Rookie of the Year, and right now, he is showing why.
PF – Al Horford, $6,800
Al Horford has been solid on both ends of the floor, producing great stats for a big man who has high assists upside along with solid rebounding for his position. Horford may not have the scoring upside of other power forwards, but his ability to play on both ends of the floor, along with his assist and rebound stats, allows him to be a great selection for your lineup consistently. Horford provides a consistent 30 fantasy point a game at a per-game price of $6,800, which is a steal for his productivity. A bonus about Horford to keep in mind is that he does not turn the ball over much, so you will not lose points having him on your roster, overall, he should be an immediate selection, or you could select Jerami Grant, who has a much higher point upside but will have a down game every now and then.
C – DeAndre Ayton, $7,300
DeAndre Ayton has been a beast this season, and it is looking like he could receive a big contract offer at the end of this season because his talent is evident, and his stats have backed up his price. Ayton provides a huge physical presence on the floor, along with his freak athleticism that allows him to produce on both ends. Ayton is an immediate double-double every night, and his rebounding average is near the top of all players, averaging 12 per game. Ayton continues to dominate on both ends of the floor, but his blocking is still low for a big man, but his rebounds and point potential are enough to be worth the price. He should dominate Ayton has some upcoming games because the opposing big men are not overly impactful or dominant like Ayton. This week, I would select him over Adebayo, Allen, and Turner, all priced higher than Ayton.
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