We are into the NBA season and the fantasy basketball lineups have already taken some hits with injuries and “load management” which is why we are here to advise you and help to make sure that you can still put together a top notch lineup. The point guard is the floor general of an offense and it is pretty much one of the most important positions to focus on in fantasy basketball.
With guys like Kyrie Irving taking time off or Ja Morant suffering an injury, it is important to make sure you have the right reserves and other players to step up and take over the reigns of your team in case you need to make a substitution. Let’s go over some of the top guard options that your team can have.
Fantasy Basketball Guards
Tyus Jones – Memphis Grizzlies
Jones is the actual replacement to Ja Morant right now given De’Anthony Melton hasn’t cleared the COVID-19 list yet. Jones was an asset that was used often last year in Minnesota when he averaged a career-high 7.4 points per game in 65 contests, mostly off the bench. While he didn’t have a huge opportunity to start many games, the opportunity in front of him is huge as the Grizzlies will be without Morant for 2-3 weeks. If Jones plays well, he could carve out more of a role for himself when Morant returns.
Seth Curry – Philadelphia 76ers
Seth Curry is getting a ton of time in the lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers and is a perfect depth option that could be useful on your team. Curry is playing close to 30 minutes a game while averaging over 13 points and three assists per game. Curry is a deep-range shooter that will take upwards of six threes per game and when he connects, he can put up quite a few points for you. Curry will never be the better brother in the basketball family but for a depth option, he is certainly one of the better options for you to look into.
Jordan Clarkson – Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson signed a four-year contract with the Utah Jazz this offseason and he is taking advantage of his time so far. Clarkson is owned in just 28 percent of ESPN leagues and just over 40 percent of Yahoo leagues yet represents a great depth option for you. Clarkson is averaging over 23 minutes per game and is putting up neatly 18 points per game. He shoots over 48 percent from the field and is accurate on the deep ball too, shooting over 41 percent.
Jeff Teague – Boston Celtics
Teague is viewed primarily as a streaming option until Kemba Walker returns to the Boston Celtics but as he becomes more comfortable for the Celtics, he could be a good bench player as Walker is injury prone and Teague could see more minutes in his absence. The veteran is definitely more a flyer option as he is averaging just around 20 minutes per game while scoring just over eight points per game but he is owned in single-digit percentages and could be a good find.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com