Fantasy Basketball Stud Performance: DeMarcus Cousins

By Michael J. Igyarto
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DeMarcus Cousins, produced a stud performance on Friday night for his team and his fantasy basketball owners. The Sacramento Kings, led by Cousins throughout the night, defeated the Toronto Raptors 105-96. Cousins had a very impressive game, scoring 31 points on 11-18 shooting. Cousins also snagged 20 rebounds, 4 assists, and even added 2 steals to the stat sheet.

This was by far Cousins’ best game of the season, as he recorded his 13th double-double of the year. The 31 points were also a season-high, and his 20 rebounds tied a career best. Cousins shot 61% from the floor and he also was 9-12 (75%) from the charity strike. Overall, I’d say it was a very productive night for DeMarcus and his owners.

Cousins had nine points, four rebounds and three assists in the first quarter as Sacramento led 23-22. Cousins helped put the nail in the coffin by putting up another 10 in the 3rd quarter, giving the Kings an 82-63 lead heading into the final quarter. This was the third 20-rebound game in Cousins’ career, and his previous season high for points was 29, set against the Brooklyn Nets on November 18th.

The Kings have won six of eight overall following their second five-game losing streak of the season. Raptors have been a very hot team, winning 8 of their last 9 games, and winning five straight games at home. Cousins has been in hot water with the Kings organization  but with performances like this, it’s no surprise that the team has made it public that everyone on the roster is currently on the market. Cousins has been ruled “untouchable” by the teams front office, and with performances like this, we can all understand why.


Michael J. Igyarto is a featured columnist and fantasy basketball expert at Rant Sports

Follow Michael on twitter: @windycityiggy



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