While countless fantasy basketball point guards (Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday) have been hitting the IR for a couple weeks or being shutdown for the season, PG Kendall Marshall has quietly taken control of the Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard job.
Point guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar all had a shot at winning the starting gig, but nagging injuries have kept all them on the bench. Marshall stepped right into starting five and the former North Carolina Tar Heel has put up huge fantasy numbers ever since.
Marshall has averaged an unthinkable 11.7 assists per game this month, while dropping double-digit assists in seven of the last eight games. He has led the entire NBA in dimes over that time and the former free agent has developed into one of the most reliable one-guards in fantasy.
The point guard is averaging 12.1 points per game this month, and while he hasn’t carried any owners with his point production, he has at least done enough to pull his weight. He has also added 2.3 triples per game this month, which coupled with his assist numbers, has made Marshall a pretty valuable fantasy option.
Marshall has recently become a top-10 fantasy point guard and he will continue to be a must-start each week. He should be able to rack up close to 10-plus dimes each game and continue to carry fantasy owners in the assist category.