Most fantasy basketball fans thought the return of PG Russell Westbrook to the Oklahoma City Thunder would instantly make PG/SG Reggie Jackson become a non-factor in the team’s offense. Jackson would be going back to the pine and now have to watch Westy get most of the minutes up top.
Despite coming off the bench for OKC, though, Jackson has still be able to produce rather strong fantasy numbers. He has averaged 14.2 points this month, to go along with 3.9 rebounds, 3,3 assists, 1.1 three-pointer. Jackson has also been perfect form the free throw line (20-20) with a 49 % field goal percentage. These are not just roster worthy numbers, but they are numbers that you would come to expect from a fantasy starter.
Jackson can still be a great flex option in daily leagues, especially in any type of roto-league. The guard may not do any one thing exceptionally well, but he is able to do a little bit of everything. Don’t steer away form him just because he is back on the bench, because the stat don’t lie.
Jackson is only owned in 49% of ESPN leagues and the guard can certainly have value in any format with over eight owners. If he is sitting on the wire and you are desperate for a flex-guard, Jackson is most likely your best bet.