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Fantasy Basketball: Top 10 NBA Shooting Guards 2014-15

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Here are the top 10 NBA shooting guards in fantasy basketball for the 2014-15 season. Rankings are based on projected per-game averages of the standard nine statistical categories: points, rebounds, assists, threes made, steals, blocks, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and turnovers.

  1. James Harden, HOU – Harden’s well-rounded game and excellent boost to free-throw percentage makes him the undeniable top SG in fantasy. Draft him and your opponents will know what it is like to “Fear the Beard!”
  2. Eric Bledsoe, PHO – He’s both very talented and athletic, resulting in him providing a diverse stat line, plus we expect him to play out of his mind this season in order to land a big payday in 2015-16. The key thing for him now is to stay healthy.
  3. Dwyane Wade, MIA – Yes, he’s a perennial injury risk, but you have to sometimes take the bad with the good. With LeBron James gone, he should be very good this season (when healthy).
  4. Klay Thompson, GSW – Thompson has improved steadily since going pro and we expect him to get better again this season. More points and threes are coming, but some “D” would be nice!
  5. Kobe Bryant, LAL – It’s hard to completely count out Kobe, but his best days in fantasy basketball are behind him. That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if he alters his game to take it easier on his knees.
  6. Bradley Beal, WAS – The Washington Wizards backcourt is on the rise and we expect Beal to take a significant step in the right direction as he enters his junior year in the NBA.
  7. Monta Ellis, DAL  – His field-goal percentage rose to 45.1 percent last season, but it was at the expense of his three-pointers made (0.8). Still, Monta is a solid source of points, steals, and some assists from the SG slot.
  8. Kyle Korver, ATL – Always underrated and rarely appreciated, Korver is often mislabeled as a three-point specialist. He’s actually fantasy gold in the rotisserie format.
  9. Wesley Matthews, POR – He knows his role with the Portland Trail Blazers and he does it well. Matthews is a good source of treys and steals come the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
  10. Victor Oladipo, ORL – The Orlando Magic are unleashing Oladipo this season! If he can improve his field-goal percentage and curb his turnovers, he should easily climb the ranks of this list.
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