NBA Fantasy Pickups: Everything You Should Know For Week 3

It's a long road to a fantasy basketball title, but luckily throughout the season, you can come here to find out who to pick up for your fantasy basketball squads.

As we head into week three of the 2018 season, here's the weekly game breakdown:

Teams with 5 games:Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers

Teams with 4 games:Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors.

Teams with 3 games:Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards.

With that in mind, here are some players to keep an eye on.


Bryn Forbes, Guard, San Antonio Spurs:

Via The Only Colors

Forbes has taken over the Spurs point guard position after Dejounte Murray's season-ending injury. He’s been hot this past week averaging 14.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 3.0 3-pointers through four games. Derrick White should return soon but Forbes should have another four games to showcase why he deserves to continue to start.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Guard, Los Angeles Clippers:

Via A Sea of Blue

Through five games he’s averaging 8.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.4 three-pointers on 48 percent shooting. Now, that's not a very high floor but more importantly, has plenty of room to grow. If the Clippers are smart they Patrick Beverley Alexander has a high ceiling and is going to be more popular is the weeks go on. LAC plays three games this week.

Elie Okobo, Guard, Phoenix Suns:

Via Valley of the Suns

Okobo is someone I've been keeping an eye on. He saw extended run and played a career-high 31 minutes after Isiah Cannan left early spraining his ankle. Okobo finished with 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three three-pointers. The Suns have said they'll trade for a veteran point guard but with Devin Booker out you can take a flier on Okobo, especially in deeper leagues and formats.


Danny Green, Guard, Toronto Raptors:

Via SB Nation

With five-game averages of 11.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting, it appears that Green is en route to returning to form. Green is a peripheral stats monster and I'll bank on him reaching the top 60-75 by season's end at this pace. Green and the Raps play four times in Week 3.

Monte Morris, Guard, Denver Nuggets:

Via Denver Stiff

This Morris guy has surprised me so I'm not going to take credit for seeing this one. However, let this be an example of guys getting opportunities. Morris had 20 points, seven dimes, three steals, and two three-pointers on Thursday, and scored 11 with seven assists on Tuesday, and had nine points, six boards and four assists last Sunday. I still think Gary Harris and Jamal Murray are the winners due to the loss of Will Barton (hip). Morris plays four times this week.

Zach Collins, Forward, Portland Trail Blazers:

Via Blazer's Edge

Blazers play five games this week so I would grab Collins if you have the room. He's been a high points per minute guy this past week. This past Saturday, playing 24 minutes against the Heat scored 13 points, 8-for-8 from the free throw line and adding four rebounds, two blocks, and a three-pointer. Collins is averaging 11.2 points, 6.4 boards, 0.8 steals, 2.0 blocks, and 1.0 3-pointers on 68 percent shooting through five games. He’s getting 22 minutes a night. His numbers have the potential to go up as well. #Pickhimupnow


Kelly Oubre, Forward, Washington Wizards:

Via Bullets Forever

Oubre is always a guy we've liked even over Otto Porter's inconsistent self. Oubre’s averaging 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 3-pointers on the season, shooting 52 percent from the floor, but has been especially hot over his last three games. He’s averaging 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Washington only plays three games in Week 3 but make sure you add Oubre if you need forward.

Montrezl Harrell, Forward, Los Angeles Clippers:

Via Medium

Harrell went crazy against his former team. He even dropped a 30 burger against them. Harrell's game is based a lot on hustle so he has no problem producing in 18, 24 or even 30 minutes. He’s averaging 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.2 blocks on 61 percent shooting after five games. Marcin Gortat is only played on average 18 minutes a game. Harrell is close to a must add.

Taj Gibson, Center, Minnesota Timberwolves:

Via NBA.com

Gibson is averaging 10.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.0 blocks. He’s not the most exciting player around, but he’s putting up effective numbers while Karl-Anthony Towns continues to frustrate his owners. Gibson won’t hurt you anywhere and the Wolves play four times in Week 3.

Dwight Powell, Center, Dallas Mavericks:

Via CelticsBlog

Powell has gotten progressively worse since the season started but is averaging 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks after five games, shooting a ridiculous 78 percent from the floor in just under 16 minutes a night. Carlisle is going to give Powell minutes because he loves Powell! Dallas plays three games in Week 3.


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