Jrue Holiday: Having an All-Star Fantasy Basketball Season

By Adam McGill
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Many people expected Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday to have a breakout fantasy basketball season this year.  However, not many people expected Holiday to average over 18 points and 9 assists at this point in the year.  He is truly having an All-Star fantasy basketball season.

The point guard is averaging 18.5 points and an outstanding 9.3 assists per game, which is currently tied for second in the NBA.  He has even turned it up the last five games by averaging 11 assists per contest.

Holiday is also hitting 1.2 3-pointers a game and grabbing 1.4 steals, both of which only add to his overall fantasy value.  He is shooting 78.1 percent from the charity stripe, which is not the best at his position, but it is a number that will likely get better as the season moves on.

After his obvious off-season maturation, Holiday should be talked about among the top fantasy point guards in the game. After all, Los Angeles Lakes super point guard, Steve Nash limped through two games and has been on the shelf ever since.  While Rajon Rondo can put up mind-boggling assist totals, the Boston Celtics point guard is not a consistent scorer and seems to be injured for an extended period of time every fantasy season.

Even Chris Paul is being out produced by Holiday this year, as Paul is also averaging 9.3 assists per game, but CP3’s 16.4 points per game is almost two points less than Holiday per night.  These are some of the league’s best place-setters that Holiday is quietly out-producing.

Holiday has become an amazing number one point guard this year in fantasy leagues.  He is scoring like a shooting guard and still managing to produce All-Star assist numbers.  No other fantasy option is putting up these kind of numbers, and “J-Hay” doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

Holiday will be a great gift through the holiday season for fantasy owners, so be thankful if you have him on your roster.


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