Fantasy Basketball: PG Chris Paul Doing It All This Year

By Adam McGill
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In every fantasy basketball format this fall, PG Chris Paul of the Los Angels Clippers was the number one point guard drafted. He has earned his title as fantasy’s most dangerous point guard and he has since become one of the best options to pencil in at the top of fantasy lineups.

However, CP3 has actually been putting up better numbers this year than he has previous years. Paul is incredibly posting 11.4 assists per game, which is currently first in the entire league. Paul hasn’t posted double-digit assists since his time with the New Orleans Hornets back in 2009, when he dropped 10.7 dimes per contest, and the veteran is on pace to rival his career bests across the board.

Paul is also adding 19.7 points per game this season, which is up considerably from the 16.9 points he racked up last season. He hasn’t scored over 20 points a game since back in 2008, when he dropped 22.8 points per game, and he is just a couple big games away from going over the 20-point plateau.

Paul is even stealing 2.5 passes per game. The former Wake Forest star has always been an active defender, evident by his 2.5 steals per game throughout his nine-year career, and he is once again among the top steal leaders in the game. He is also turning the ball over just 2.5 times per game, which is shocking considering the amount of time the point guard has the ball in his hands.

CP3 will continue to produce like an elite fantasy point guard for the remainder of the year. He does a little bit of everything for fantasy fans and has proven to be one of the safest picks from this year’s draft.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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