The NBA is loaded at the point guard position this season for fantasy owners. The list includes top stars such as Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard to name a few of them.
As far as trying to determine which of these point guards is deserving of a spot on our top five fantasy point guard list is no easy task. Only Westbrook, Curry, Irving and Lillard average more than 20 points a game.
On the other side of the list you have Wall, Paul, Ty Lawson and Rajon Rondo as the top four assist men in the NBA which also benefit fantasy owners.
Here is our “top five” fantasy points guards in the NBA in 2014-15.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder: The only concern we have with Westbrook is his high price tag on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Other than his dollar amount, Westbrook is an all around player who recently posted his tenth career triple double. Westbrook averaged nearly 22 points a game but posted games of 32 and 40 fantasy points in two seperate games over the course of January.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors: Curry might be one of the best scorers in the NBA earning him a spot on this list. On the season Curry is averaging 23 points to go with 8.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds. The Warriors star has been consistent for the most part recording double digits in every contest in January while only failing to reach 20 points in three of them.
John Wall, Washington Wizards: Depending on the site you might be using Wall might fall down the list. We are basing it off of the 1.5 fantasy production you receive for each assist on FanDuel. Wall leads the league in assist while being the only NBA star to post double digit assist totals.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers: The Cavaliers point guard has been hot of late posting a 55 point game to go with games of 38, 21, 12 and 24 points over his last five contest. Irvings stock rises anytime LeBron James might miss a game something we could see from time to time down the stretch. Along with scoring, Irving is averaging 5.2 assists per game to go with 3.2 rebounds per game giving him the slight advantage over someone like Rajon Rondo.
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers: This was a toss-up for me as I went with Paul over Rajon Rondo. The only concern we have with Rondo is his willingness to take over ball games and take some key shots. This isn’t something we have seen with Paul in his time in the NBA giving him more value to fantasy owners. Paul posted seven double doubles in the month of January.