The point guard position has been riddled with injuries this fantasy basketball season. Big names like Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, and Jrue Holiday are all on the mend right now and it has left many owners searching for consistency at the position.
Among all the injured stars, PG Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets has enjoyed a career fantasy season Lawson is averaging career-highs in points (18), assists (8.8), and steals (1.5). He is also adding 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 triples per game to his career totals. Lawson wasn’t drafted within the top-10 point guards in many formats this fall, but he has quietly put up PG1 numbers.
Lawson’s season began with an off-season arrest for domestic abuse and the troubling incident caused his fantasy value to take a significant hit this fall. Additionally, the fact that the team still had Nate Robinson and Andre Miller still around made some nervous. Despite everything, though, Lawson has put up All-Star fantasy numbers and has become an amazing value pick.
Surprisingly, Lawson has been even more productive this January. He is posting an outstanding 18.7 points and 11.4 dimes per game this month alone. The veteran has also recorded double-digit dimes in eight of the nine games this month and has averaged a healthy 38.9 minutes. He has been putting up CP3-like assist totals as of late and it seems the former UNC standout has finally taken the next step in his fourth season.
Lawson is red-hot right now and will continue to put up 15-points/8-plus dimes per contest. If you own this veteran one-guard, don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.