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There are only 10 squads in action on Sunday, but that doesn't mean your fantasy team won't be able to make a last-minute run and secure a victory this week.
With several game-changing superstars taking center stage to cap off yet another thrilling week of NBA action, we've got a primer of which big guns you should absolutely plug into your lineup as well as a sleeper pick who could help push your team over the top.
The Big Guns
If you swapped Kevin Durant out of your lineup because he was idle on Saturday, you'd be wise to insert him into a starting spot as soon as possible.
Not only does Durant lead the league in scoring, but he's also shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from three and 88.1 percent from the charity stripe.
A matchup with the league's best defensive squad in the Indiana Pacers figures to be a tall task for Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it would be foolish to discount the league's premier shooting wing on any night, much less on one when he's playing in front of a home crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
And with Durant averaging career highs in rebounds (8.2) and free-throw attempts (10.8) per game, he could prove to be the sort of game-changer owners need on Sunday evening.
A perfect storm could be brewing for Arron Afflalo and the Orlando Magic on Sunday against the Houston Rockets.
Although the Magic were slaughtered by the New York Knicks on Friday, Orlando shot a cool 40 percent from beyond the arc, with Afflalo contributing 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
Entering Sunday night, Afflalo ranks as the league's 10th-highest scorer, averaging 22.4 points on 49 percent shooting and 46 percent shooting from three.
Against a Rockets defense that grades out as the league's seventh-worst when it comes to opponent's points per game (101.8), Afflalo will have a chance to exploit a porous Houston perimeter defense time and again when the two teams square off at Toyota Center.
The Deep Sleeper
The Detroit Pistons wing has been on fire in December, averaging 12.7 points on 52.2 percent shooting as of Saturday night. And according to ESPN, Kyle Singler is currently owned in fewer than 1 percent of all leagues.
It's been a productive week for Singler and the owners who took a shot on him in the deepest of leagues, as he torched the Miami Heat for 18 points on 60 percent shooting and five boards this past Tuesday and followed that up with a 15-point outing against the Milwaukee Bucks, hitting on five of his six field-goal attempts.
With his confidence building, Singler is worth a look for those of you in need of a solid plug-and-play option.