The All-Star break is nearly here, which only gives fantasy owners a few more days to play before the league takes a week off. Here are five players to pick for Monday, February 8th.
Chris Paul ($9,600)
This one is based on matchup -- Paul and the Clippers take on the Philadelphia 76ers on the road. Paul hasn't gone under 30 fantasy points in the past three weeks, making him one of the most consistent fantasy point guards of 2016.
Monta Ellis ($6,500)
Ellis has struggled of late, but he should have ample opportunity to put up good numbers at home against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are one of the worst defending teams in the NBA.
Nicolas Batum ($6,700)
A toe injury has made him wildly inconsistent over the past month and a half, but Batum has played much better in his last two games, playing aggressively, with a high level of confidence that suggests his toe is no longer bothering him. It's a tough matchup against the Bulls, but Batum has been capable of having big games against stronger opponents throughout the season.
Tristan Thompson ($4,600)
This one is a bit of a flyer, but with Kevin Love's status for Monday questionable, Thompson could slide in as the starting power forward. He's always good for rebounds, and at such a low price tag, he's worth the gamble if you're looking to complete your roster.
DeAndre Jordan ($8,500)
Blake Griffin is out for a while, which leaves Jordan as the lone post threat for the Clippers. He's been a fantasy monster of late, totaling 56, 45, and 40.1 fantasy points in his last three games. The big difference -- he's scoring more, while continuing to put up large rebounding numbers.