Week 7 Fantasy Preview
By Craig Ellenport August 4, 2017
We wondered aloud last week if the return of Mr. Big Shot, Chauncey Billups, would mean fewer points for his Killer 3s teammate, Stephen Jackson. We pointed out that Jackson had averaged 21.7 ppg in three games without Billups, but the average dipped to 18 in two games with him.
So what happened in game 6? No letup for Jackson – he scored 23 in the Killer 3s’ big win over the Ball Hogs, and he remains second in the BIG3 in scoring at 21.0 ppg. Billups, on the other hand, was a bit rusty in his return to the floor, finishing with 8 points – though he did sink his fourth 4-pointer of the season.
Expect Billups to shake off the rust and have a big game this week as the Killer 3s take on 3’s Company. But regardless of your preference between the Killer 3s’ two big scorers, keep in mind that neither of them is the team’s best fantasy producer. That honor belongs to Reggie Evans.
Evans is miles ahead of the rest of the league in total rebounds, and that has fueled his climb to fifth on the list of top fantasy leaders. He remains the only BIG3 player averaging double digits in both points and rebounds.
Thanks to his 15 points and 18 rebounds last week, Evans scored 33.5 fantasy points. That would have been good for top fantasy producer most weeks, but not with the monster game produced by Andre Owens of 3’s Company. Owens (25 points including four 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal) put up a mammoth 45.5 fantasy points, which also vaulted him to the top spot among fantasy scorers for the season.