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Top Fantasy Basketball Players from Week 8, Feb. 13 to Feb. 19: Fan’s Review
Week 8 of the fantasy basketball season is in the books and there were many great individual performances this week that helped propel head-to-head league owners to wins. From the best in the game to some surprise fantasy contributors, here's a review of the top 10 fantasy players from Feb. 13 to Feb. 19*.
Week 8 statistics*: 4 GP, .532 FG%, .750 FT%, 16 3PTM, 72 PTS, 22 REB, 3 AST, 5 ST, 0 BLK, 3 TO
Averaging four 3-pointers a game this week, Anderson's best game came against the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 15 where he scored 27 points and made seven 3-pointers. He was first in 3-pointers made this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .529 FG%, .818 FT%, 10 3PTM, 91 PTS, 22 REB, 5 AST, 4 ST, 5 BLK, 8 TO
With LaMarcus Aldridge missing a game to injury and Wesley Matthews struggling, Batum has thrived in the starting lineup as a primary scorer and all-around contributor. He was tenth in field goals made, tied for fifth in 3-pointers made, and tied for ninth in points this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .478 FG%, .947 FT%, 6 3PTM, 68 PTS, 5 REB, 27 AST, 11 ST, 0 BLK, 10 TO
A model of consistency in the Grizzlies' four wins this week, Conley was an exceptionally valuable commodity in Week 8 for his assists and steals. He was tied for tenth in assists and tied for first in steals this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .513 FG%, .889 FT%, 0 3PTM, 86 PTS, 40 REB, 4 AST, 5 ST, 6 BLK, 10 TO
Jefferson had three double-double games this week, including a season-high 34 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, and one block on Feb. 17 against the Washington Wizards. He was tied for fourth in field goals made, and twelfth in rebounds this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .521 FG%, .889 FT%, 0 3PTM, 90 PTS, 63 REB, 6 AST, 7 ST, 5 BLK, 5 TO
One of the most-improved centers of the season, Gortat had an excellent with back-to-back 20-point, 15-rebound games against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was tied for sixth in field goals made, eleventh in points, and second in rebounds this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .413 FG%, .875 FT%, 13 3PTM, 110 PTS, 12 REB, 29 AST, 7 ST, 4 BLK, 14 TO
Arguably the best fantasy point guard of the season, Williams scored no less than 26 points in any of his games this week. He was tied for sixth in field goals made, tied for eighth in free throws made, second in 3-pointers made, third in points, and tied for fifth in assists this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .692 FG%, .643 FT%, 0 3PTM, 45 PTS, 36 REB, 1 AST, 3 ST, 23 BLK, 3 TO
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .491 FG%, 1.000 FT%, 10 3PTM, 84 PTS, 10 REB, 30 AST, 6 ST, 0 BLK, 7 TO
Like Ibaka, Lowry also had his best game on the last day of the week with 32 points, his second-highest scoring total of the season, and nine assists against the Utah Jazz. He was tied for fifth in 3-pointers made, and fourth in assists this week.
2. SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .585 FG%, .917 FT%, 10 3PTM, 128 PTS, 32 REB, 11 AST, 6 ST, 3 BLK, 17 TO
In a first for his career, Durant surpassed the 50-point plateau with 51 points in an overtime win over the Nuggets. He was first in field goals made, seventh in free throws made, tied for fifth in 3-pointers made, first in points, and fourth in rebounds among players eligible at small forward this week.
Week 8 statistics: 4 GP, .623 FG%, .905 FT%, 6 3PTM, 111 PTS, 33 REB, 23 AST, 8 ST, 1 BLK, 8 TO
Having one of the most efficient seasons in NBA history, James is making nearly 55 percent of his shots from the field, 40 percent of his shots behind the arc, and over 75 percent of his free throws this season. He was second in field goals made, second in points, third in rebounds among players eligible at small forward, second in steals among players eligible at power forward, and tied for ninth in steals this week.
Honorable mentions (ranked 11-15 in order): Phoenix Suns PF/C Channing Frye, Minnesota Timberwolves PF/C Kevin Love, Phoenix Suns PF Markieff Morris, Detroit Pistons PG/SG Rodney Stuckey, Dallas Mavericks PF Dirk Nowitzki
*Rankings according to Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball rankings in default scoring leagues. Statistics gathered from games on Monday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 19. GP: Games Played, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, 3PTM: 3-Pointers Made, PTS: Points, REB: Rebounds, AST: Assists, ST: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers.
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Austin Chang is a lifelong basketball fan, Golden State Warriors supporter, and fantasy basketball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 72% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Twitter @_austinchang.
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