Fantasy Basketball: Lance Stephenson Finally Having Breakout Season
With a 34-9 record, the Indiana Pacers are not only leading the Eastern Conference, but they are also number one in the entire NBA. The team is maturing into an amazing all-around team and currently featuring some of the most underrated fantasy basketball stars at their position.
One of Indiana’s players that has matured tremendously this fantasy season has been SG Lance Stephenson. Stephenson had to sit on the pine for the first couple years of his career behind SG Danny Granger and the youngster didn’t receive a steady dose of playing time. The veteran’s inability to stay healthy, particularly this off-season, has allowed Stephenson to obtain a stranglehold on the starting spot, and as well all know, Stephenson was Born Ready for this.
Stephenson has really started to heat up over the past few weeks. The two-guard has averaged a very impressive 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7 assists over his last eight games. There aren’t many two-guards that have the ability to score and rebound like Stephenson, and at times, the 23-year-old has racked up boards like a low-post player. These are dominating fantasy numbers and the four-year-pro is finally having the breakout fantasy season that we have all been waiting for.
Stephenson is playing like a SG1 right now and the former Cincinnati Bearcat will be an elite fantasy option to lean on down the stretch.