Today we showcase players who are in the race for NBA Fantasy MVP. All of these players are in a whole new league compared to the other players on the board. For the sake of this article, let’s assume that the categories are points, fg%, ft%, 3PM, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and turnovers.
Right now there are definitely a top 5, but holding the 6th spot is much of a surprise. Klay Thompson is currently playing out of his mind right now and is producing first round value. If you were able to draft Klay in rounds three or later, bravo! Klay is currently scoring 23 ppg, grabbing 3.6 rebounds, dishing out 3.0 assists, stealing the ball 1.3 times per game, blocking close to one shot per game while shooting 48% from the field and 86% from the line. What makes his production even more spectacular is the fact that he does not turn the ball over very much and he gives you at least 3 3-point shots per game. In fact, he is turning the ball over less than the player occupying the 5th spot.
Chris Paul is ranked 5th overall in 9 category leagues. It’s not very surprising to see CP3 at the top of the list. He is currently scoring 17.5 points per game, grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game, dishing out 9.7 assists per game, while shooting 47% from the field and 89% from the line. To add onto his impressive statistics, CP3 only turns over the ball 2.2 times, which is a very low number for a point guard who has the ball in his hands so much. Paul will continue to be one of the top point guards to have in Fantasy Basketball for his consistent and impressive stats all across the board.
Sitting at number 4 is Kevin Durant. Though many expect KD to take over the #1 spot by season’s end, because of his injuries this year, KD has had a tough time getting back to his old self. Nonetheless he is still producing 25.6 points per game, grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game, dishing out 4.1 assists per game, while getting close to 1 steal per game and 1 block per game. KD is also shooting 52% from the field and 86% from the line and will give you at least 2 3-point shots per game. He is still ways away from what we are accustomed to seeing, but these are very generous numbers to say the least.
Steph Curry is currently 3rd in rankings, which was his projected rank for this season. He is averaging 22.8 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 8.2 assists per game, and stealing the ball 2.1 times per game. Curry is putting up these numbers while giving you close to 3 3-point shots per game and shooting 49% from the field and 92% from the line. The only downside is his high turnovers, but that shouldn’t even matter when he gives you so much all across the board.
The runner up for NBA Fantasy MVP is James Harden. Harden is currently averaging 27.3 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, 6.8 assists per game, 2.0 steals per game and close to a block per game. Not only is he posting monster numbers all across the board, but his percentages are great sitting at 46% from the field and 89% from the line. Harden also gives you close to 3 3-point shots per game, but turns over the ball 4 times per game. Most of the time players who contribute in a wide array of categories are more turnover prone. This isn’t such a bad thing anyhow since you have to give a little to get a little.
Anthony Davis is the new MVP of Fantasy Basketball this year and looks like he can very much retain the #1 spot if KD continues to nurse his injuries. Davis is posting 24.5 points per game, 10.4 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 56% from the field and 83% from the line. What makes him extra special is that although he doesn’t contribute to the 3PM category, he only turns over the ball 1.3 times per game. He is efficient in every facet of his game, which makes him the MVP. If he could add the 3-ball into his game next season, he is going to be even more of a force.
These are your NBA Fantasy MVPs with the Unibrow leading the pack.