Still available in fifty percent of fantasy leagues, Oklahoma City shooting guard James Harden is producing in five fantasy categories.
Analysis: Over Harden’s last five games his fantasy line looks like this- 18.6 PPG, 1.4 3PM, 91 FT%, 1.4 SPG with a field goal percentage of 48%. His minutes are up above the thirty minute mark, up about five minutes from his season average. It is becoming more and more apparent that with the departure of Jeff Green to Boston, James Harden is the Thunder’s third option on offense. Over the last two weeks in standard fantasy basketball leagues Harden has been a top 20 player and the fact that he is still available in about half of leagues is just ridiculous.
Projection: Don’t expect Harden’s minutes to drop below thirty a game from here on out due to the importance of the Thunder’s playoff push in the western conference. What you can expect is about 15 PPG, more than a steal and a three made per game with solid free throw and field goal percentages. Pick him up now.