Fantasy Basketball: PG Reggie Jackson Steadily Producing
When the Oklahoma City Thunder lost PG Russell Westbrook for the rest of the season following another knee surgery, most critics thought the team would see a heavy drop off at the point guard position. Westbrook is one of the best one-guards in the league and the All-Star was putting up elite fantasy numbers before his latest injury.
However, backup point guard Reggie Jackson has been on a roll since stepping back into the starting lineup. Now everyone knows that SF Kevin Durant has been absolutely on fire this month, as he has averaged a dominating 36.5 points per game. However, Jackson has continued to produce for fantasy owners game after game beside KD and the point guard has put up some big stat lines as of late.
Over the last nine games alone, Jackson has averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 three-pointers in 34.3 minutes of play. He has scored double-digit points in eight of the nine games, and while he has shot an unimpressive 43.1% (59-137) percent from the field over that time, the guard has continued to fill the box score.
Jackson has developed into a decent PG3 this fantasy season and the flex-gaurd will be a reliable contributor the rest of the way. He may not be as productive as Westbrook, but Jackson should be good for around 12 points and six dimes each game from here on out.