The point guard position in fantasy basketball is one of the most critical spots to have an All-Star. There are plenty of options out there, but there are not enough reliable options.
One point guard that is currently being overlooked this season is Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics. Rondo partially tore his ACL at the end of December and he has been working hard this summer to get back on the court. There is officially no timetable for his return, but that only means that Rondo will fall further in drafts this winter. Don’t forget about the four-time All-Star in the middle of the draft.
Despite playing in only 38 games last season, Rondo still put up amazing numbers. He scored 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. Rondo was in fact leading the entire NBA in dimes before his knee injury, so he was clearly putting up PG1 numbers. Rondo has also become the master of the triple-double in fantasy and he can fill a box score like no one else in fantasy.
Rondo is falling well outside of the top-tier point guards this year because of his injury, but he has proven to be the best point guard in fantasy when healthy. If you can get your hands on him this season in the middle of the draft, don’t hesitate to grab the point guard.
Rondo may not return for a couple weeks into the season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have value down the stretch.