Since the NBA has only a single game on this Super Bowl Sunday, there were 12 games across the country with almost every team hitting the hardwood. While most of the games went as expected, there were some upsets including the Thunder losing their 10-game winning streak. There were also some huge fantasy performances led by…
Kevin Love-Minnesota Timberwolves
Love went off against the Hawks scoring 43 points and adding an impressive 19 rebounds in his 38 minutes of playing time. While he thrilled his fantasy owners, Minnesota fans weren’t quite as excited since the Wolves couldn’t get the win even with Love’s big game losing 120-113 on the road in Atlanta.
LeBron James-Miami Heat
James was on his game at Madison Square Garden dropping 30 on the Knicks to help the Heat to a nice road win. He also had some nice peripheral stats with eight rebounds, seven assists, and six steals.
Anthony Davis-New Orleand Pelicans
Davis played 40 minutes against the Bulls last night and shot 10-14 from the field in an efficient offensive night while adding eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, and an extremely helpful six blocked shots. Davis is quickly becoming an elite-level fantasy option night in and night out.
DeMar DeRozan-Toronto Raptors
DeRozan has been a great pick this season as he’s emerged as one of the better shooting guards in the league. He’s scored 34 points or more in three of his last five games after scoring 36 in the Raptors lost last night in Portland. He added to that 12 assists, four rebounds, and a blocked shot. He normally doesn’t contribute that many assists but his owners will take it along with his normally proficient scoring output.
John Wall-Washington Wizards
Wall led his team to the upset win over Durant and the Thunder even though he scored just 17 points. His big contributions were in his other categories highlighted by 15 assists and six steals to go with four boards and only a pair of turnovers.
Jeremy Lin-Houston Rockets
Seeing the Cavs on the schedule should bring excitement to any fantasy owners heart, and Jeremy Lin took advantage of Cleveland coming to town last night to put up his first career triple-double. In his 29 minutes, Lin scored 15 points while adding 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It’s not quite Linsanity 2.0, but it was a nice game for all Lin’s owners to be sure.
Tim Duncan-San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs snapped their three-game losing streak in a close win over the Kings behind a big night from Duncan. In his 33 minutes, Duncan had 23 points to go with 17 rebounds and five assists. While his double-double wasn’t quite at Kevin Love levels, he still was a bug contributor to his fantasy owners finishing the week strong.
Andre Drummond-Detroit Pistons
Drummond only played 23 minutes in Detroit’s romp over the 76ers but he made a real impact for his fantasy owners. He went 10-11 from the field finishing with 22 points to go with 14 rebounds and five blocks in Detroit’s 113-96 win.
LaMarcus Aldridge-Portland Trail Blazers
Even though he struggled with his shot (8-22 from the field), Aldridge was able to do enough to help get the Blazers the win over the pesky Raptors. He finished with nice totals of 27 points and 15 rebounds but he didn’t help your percentages as much as he normally does. Still though, all things considered it was another solid fantasy game for the Longhorn alum.
Rudy Gay-Sacramento Kings
Gay was solid last against the Spurs although the Kings couldn’t quite pull out the win. Gay contributed in multiple categories with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals. He missed time early in the week, but he helped his owners at the end with his output.
Nick Calathes-Memphis Grizzlies
Calathes is our sleeper of the day after bursting onto the scene to help the Grizz get past Milwaukee in Memphis. Calathes got the start with Mike Conley sidelined and could see more time over the next week while Conley recovers from a bum ankle. Calathes ended up playing 39 minutes and scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-12 from the field and 4-5 from long distance. He added five boards, three assists, and a steal. Not surprisingly, he’s virtually unowned at this point, but he could be a nice addition as he steps in for Conley over the next week or so.