Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings
Thomas is an early ninth-round pick on average, going 21st among fantasy point guards. Though he's being taken behind more hyped guys like Jeremy Lin and Raymond Felton, he should outperform both of them by season’s end.
In 37 games as a starter in his rookie season, the Sacramento sophomore kept his percentages (47.7 field-goal, 84.1 free-throw) high while knocking down 1.6 threes per game.
He’s a scoring guard who can get you five or six assists per night in addition to 15 points.
Darren Collison, Dallas Mavericks
Collison is, inexplicably, the 29th point guard off the board on average. He’s got a starting job in Dallas and should be relied upon to score early with Dirk Nowitzki out.
His potential production was on display in his rookie-season stat line. When Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets was injured, Collison was a sneaky stud as a starter.
I’d rather have him than the aforementioned Lin and Felton as well.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Curry’s injury history worries fantasy owners, evidenced by his average fantasy draft status as the 11th point guard being plucked. These concerns are warranted, as the Warriors guard has already been hindered by an ankle injury this preseason.
That being said, Curry has top-five fantasy point guard potential.
His career shooting averages are fantastic (47.3 percent from the field, 90.1 from the line) and his 2-guard eligibility makes him an even more valuable asset.
If he’s available in the fourth round, Curry is a no-brainer, maximum-upside selection.