5 Best Point Guards For Fantasy Basketball

The point guard position is the deepest in fantasy basketball but owning the best ones will allow yourself to separate from the pack in many categories. Ideally, a point guard is your lynchpin for assists and steals, gives you a healthy dose of scoring and three-pointers while being a stabilizing force for the FT% category.

But what if your PG also contribute in the rebounding category, possibly even add some defensive stats, and not hurt you because of a poor shooting clip? Well, I’m talking exactly about the persons on this list and if you got either any one of them, I’m pretty sure your fantasy team is in pretty good shape. Here are the 5 best point guards for fantasy basketball:

1.) Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors

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Make no mistake about it, Curry is the Warriors’ BEST player, no disrespect to Kevin Durant. The two-time MVP will singlehandedly carry teams in 3PM and shooting percentages while acting as a stabilizer in virtually EVERY category maybe except blocks (0.4) and turnovers (3.0).

The only knock on Curry is he will miss his share of games (11 out of a possible 38, so far). Other than that, 28.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals, and 4.9 threes made per game with shooting splits of 49/45/92 is nothing less than stellar.

Here are some highlights and snapshots of Curry’s season:
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a.) 51 points, 10/10 FTs, and 11 3’s made

A game of at least 51 points with 10 FTs and 11 threes made happened only twice in the history of the NBA and Curry had one early this season. The shooting percentages were CRAZY (100% FT, 69% from 3, and 63% overall) and even though he had only three assists this outing, I don’t think I can ever think of passing if I were THIS hot!

b.) Most games with at least 6 treys

Curry doesn’t have any double-digit assists yet this season but as previously mentioned, he is the league’s best shooter bar none. Currently, he leads the NBA in most games with at least 6 three-point shots made (13).

2.) James Harden, Houston Rockets

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If you’ll take Harden over Curry, you’ll hear nothing from me. From a fantasy perspective, Harden and Curry are a coin toss away from each other with the edge on the former in total points, assists, and projected games he will play in. With backcourt mate Chris Paul nursing some injuries, Harden’s value has never been higher and he has answered the call. The Beard is currently averaging career-highs in points (33.3), steals (2.1) three-pointers made (4.6), and free throws made and attempts (9.4/11.1).

Harden, however, has his drawbacks. He turns the ball over a lot (5.5) and sometimes falls in love with deep shots (11.9 attempts from deep). But then again, he is currently ranked third best overall player in fantasy basketball by Yahoo, so I’ll take the good along with the bad in his case.

Here are some highlights and snapshots of Harden’s season:
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 a.) Most 40-point triple-doubles

The Beard has two of three 40-point triple-double performances of the season, doing it against the Lakers and Memphis, both in the month of December. And did I say he scored 50 on LeBron and Co.  in one of these games?

b.) Most FTA in a game

Harden’s contact-seeking ways are frustrating for opposing defenses but that’s music to the ears of anyone who has him for their fantasy team. In the triple-double outing versus the Grizzlies last Dec. 31, Harden had himself a little party at the free throw line by getting there 27 times and converting 21. He also had 10 games in which he attempted at least 15 free throws, unsurprisingly the most by any player this season.