Darren Collison is still available in some fantasy leagues despite some impressive assist totals recently.
Analysis: Darren Collison is averaging a stout 6.25 assists per game over his last four contests. He’s averaging 1.0 steals, 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in his last ten games. He’s always been a solid assist guy but he’s finally starting to peak this year. He’s not turning the ball over and he’s been shooting very well from the field in the past few weeks. He’s a career 85% free throw shooter in addition to the assists and steals. He won’t light up the score board but he gives you everything you need from a lower tier fantasy point guard.
Collison is available in over twenty percent of fantasy leagues and he is going fast. He’s averaging over thirty-two minutes per game this year and his minutes continue to be stable. If you are in need of assists he should be one of your first options if Ramon Sessions or Jameer Nelson are not available. Ten plus points, five plus assists with steals and solid free throw shooting is what he’s offering. His shot selection has improved and with it his fantasy value.
Ramon Sessions is now a Los Angeles Laker and his stock is rising.
Analysis: Just one day after his trade from the Cleveland Cavs, Ramon Sessions is only available in about half of fantasy leagues. Sessions has always been a high assist point guard and the trade only adds to that value. Sessions is averaging 5.2 assists per game this year in twenty-four minutes of floor time. Over his last three games Sessions is averaging 6.3 assists per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and over one steal per game. An added benefit to Sessions’ fantasy game this year is his three ball. He’s making more threes(0.6 3PM) per game than he has attempted for his career(0.4 3PA) on a per game basis.
With more minutes hopefully Sessions can become more than a one steal per game point guard. His high assists along with his steals and threes certainly make him a must add on a loaded Lakers team. The most pressing question is whether his points (10.5 PPG) production will go up? Regardless, he’s still shooting 83% from the stripe on the year and can contribute in five to six fantasy categories per night.
The Cavs may have dropped their twenty-third straight game Friday night, but that hasn’t stopped Ramon Sessions from putting up monster numbers. Sessions tallied 20 points, 11 assists with a steal and a block last night against the Grizzlies.
Analysis: Ramon Sessions has quietly put up top 20 fantasy point guard numbers over the last two weeks and don’t expect his play to fall off much if he continues play over thirty minutes a game, which he has in ten of his last twelve games. In this current five game span Sessions is averaging 9 assists, 15.6 ppg, 47% from the field and 88% from the line. The bottom line is Ramon Sessions is getting tons of minutes, he’s not turning the ball over and he’s one hungry dude. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, Sessions has been a streaky fantasy player the past few years with the Wolves and the Bucks.
Projection: Expect 7-9 apg, 13-15 ppg with 80 percent from the line and 45 percent from the field if Sessions continues to get over thirty minutes a game. His steals are down this year but expect .80 spg the rest of the season with room for improvement.