Randy Foye and Nick Young Helping Guard Needy Fantasy Basketball Teams

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IFebruary 5, 2013

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 14:  Randy Foye #8 of the Utah Jazz during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 14, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Has your team been lacking a scoring punch, particularly in a guard position? There are a couple of guards that have been lighting up the scoreboard as of late.

Utah Jazz combo guard Randy Foye has been stepping up over the past 12 games. Over that stretch he is averaging 15.8 points. He has been dialing it up from long range, knocking down 37 three-pointers. That is more than three per game.

Foye has also handed out 37 assists in those 12 games, though he’s averaging five dimes in his past four games. Foye doesn’t offer much in terms of rebounds or blocks, but he has been chipping in with a steal per game on average.

The other benefit to Foye does not show up in the box scores. It’s the flexibility he brings to your fantasy basketball team with his point guard and shooting guard eligibility. If you’re in a league in which you can make daily lineup adjustments, a player with multiple positional eligibility is attractive.

Foye will never live up to his NBA draft status, but he’s a serviceable guard, both in reality and in fantasy land.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Nick Young doesn’t offer positional versatility, but the shooting guard is not afraid to do just that. Young is not afraid to put up a shot or 10. He has double-digit field-goal attempts in his past eight games. Young has averaged 17.7 points in his past six games. He’s scored 20 or more points seven times this season, including 30 on December 16 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Young doesn’t typically contribute in many categories, but he has averaged 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in his past six games. With Young, you’re really just looking to add scoring and three-pointers.

Either guard is capable of helping a fantasy team. Both are relatively available in fantasy basketball leagues.