Fantasy Basketball: SG Monta Ellis Showing Up Every Night

By Adam McGill
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The shooting guard position once dominated the scoring sheets in fantasy basketball leagues. In recent fantasy seasons, though, the position has taken a small step back. More and more small/power forwards have taken over as their team’s leading scorer and it has caused the value of most shooting guards across the board  to decline.

Shockingly, among the top-20 scorers in the league right now, only five of them are shooting guards. A couple years ago, that number would have been at least 10, but the recent transition within the game has caused the value of the position to become much thinner.

One of the few elite shooting guards that fantasy fans have been able to lean on each night has been Monta Ellis of the Dallas Mavericks .

Ellis is currently scoring an impressive 19.7 points per game and is shooting 46.2% form the floor. He is also adding a respectable 5.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per contest. Ellis is truly doing a little bit of everything for fantasy fans.

The star is even eligible at both the point guard and shooting guard position. This dual-eligiblity gives Ellis an extra advantage over his positional counterparts, especially in daily formats. He hasn’t missed a game this season and his ability to play every night has been critical during the past few weeks, as several stars have suffered season-ending injuries.

Most scorers tend to be streaky and go through slumps, but Ellis continues to show up on the scoring sheet each night. He will be as consistent as they come once the playoffs come around and Ellis is a dark horse for the Fantasy MVP at the SG position.


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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