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If you're anything like me, your fantasy football team has been toast for a while, and it's time to focus on fantasy basketball the rest of the season.
With 10 different squads hitting the hardwood, it's a relatively quiet night for most owners. There are 20 teams that have the night off, but a handful of stars will be strutting their stuff.
The Big Guns
With Russell Westbrook out, Kevin Durant is ready to explode. He admits that he needs help when it comes to wining (see second slide), but he also understands that he's the go-to option on a contender.
Durant has yet to face the Houston Rockets this season, but what we know about this matchup bodes well for the 25-year-old. Houston gives up 101.8 points per contest, which is only good enough for 20th in the Association.
Expect Durant to go off at home, and look for him to put together a complete game all over the box score.
Speaking of the Houston Rockets, don't expect James Harden to take this one sitting down.
The last time Harden saw his former team was in the 2012-13 playoffs. He averaged 26.3 points per game while recording 4.5 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals along the way.
Harden is a superstar, and he knows how to impact a game in multiple areas. Look for him to step up against OKC.
Surprisingly enough, Dwight Howard and Kendrick Perkins have split their all-time series 14 games to 13 (in favor of Howard). The two big men are set to face off once again, and while there's no way to predict the final score, it's safe to assume Howard comes away with the individual victory.
DeMarcus Cousins is a borderline elite center, and in the eyes of some, he's already reached superstar status.
Cousins' PER is sitting at 26.56, but for fantasy owners, the more important numbers are 22.7 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.0 block per game. He's a threat to dominate game in and game out, but against the San Antonio Spurs, be wary of Gregg Popovich's defensive schemes.
Stephen Curry/Kyrie Irving
Neither Kyrie Irving nor Stephen Curry are known for their defensive capabilities, which is why they share a spot in this battle of NBA megastars.
Both Curry and Irving will look to put on a show Sunday night. Both are likely to score in the 20-plus-point range, but Curry is the more likely to push a double-double.
On the season, Curry is averaging nearly 10 assists per game. Irving's numbers aren't quite as impressive, but you never know what to expect when the 21-year-old takes the court.
Calling Arron Afflalo a sleeper is almost unfair, considering how good he's been this year. Then again, that's the story of the entire Orlando Magic, as they've flown under the radar despite being just 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the East.
Afflalo has established himself as a No. 1 option and a mini stat-stuffer this season. The Magic are facing an Atlanta Hawks team in flux, which is a perfect opportunity for the guard to have a complete night.