On Wednesday night Toronto Raptors star off-season acquisition, Kyle Lowry (visibly exhausted above), had another amazing game for the Raps. He finished the night with a jaw-dropping 34 points, including nine field goals, and four 3-pointers in the team’s 107-100 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Lowry’s dominating fantasy basketball performance of 34 points was in just 38 minutes of action, certainly making the most for his fantasy owners on the night. The two-guard is averaging an NBA-best 31.2 points over the last five contests and has finally emerged as a reliable fantasy option once again.
Lowry also had another flawless effort from the charity stripe as he shot 12-12, making him a respectable 23-23 at the line over the last two games alone. Free throw percentage is an extremely valuable commodity in fantasy leagues, just ask anyone that owns Dwight Howard, so a player that can knock shots down from the charity stripe is coveted.
Even more incredible was the fact that Martin added 11 assists in his best performance of the year, which was his first double-digit assist total of the young season. He also grabbed five rebounds as well. Lowry has always been a strong rebounding point guard throughout his career, which can help fantasy owner’s rack up rebounds on a nightly basis.
Perhaps the most interesting statistic in his huge performance was the fact that he only turned the ball over three times. Most point guards end a game with five or six turnovers per game. However, Martin’s mere three turnovers was astonishing to the fantasy world considering he shot the ball 20 times in the contest.
He is currently averaging 18.3 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.7 rebounds throughout the season, but some random 30-plus point games can only help fantasy owners down the stretch. Lowry has become an amazing second fantasy point guard, but he is an even better third option at this point.