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Sleeper NBA Lock In: Lock or Pass Week 7
What is Lock-In mode?
Lock-In Mode is a new way to play fantasy basketball that allows fantasy managers to Lock-In a player’s fantasy points following a game or choose to take the risk that they will score more fantasy points in one of the remaining games that week. You can Lock-In just one game per week and cannot Lock-In bench players.
This introduces a new layer of strategy to fantasy basketball while also making fantasy basketball more of a weekly endeavor with daily upkeep as opposed to daily management game that requires one to be on top of injuries and rest days to maximize output. This is great for those who are not available every evening or night to make lineup changes as needed and for those who just do not appreciate the daily grind that season-long fantasy basketball often requires.
Shaedon Sharpe (G/F – POR): 53.50 fantasy points
Shaedon Sharpe was excellent on Wednesday night, pouring in 22 points to go with six rebounds, and five assists on 10/18 shooting with four makes of nine from deep. Despite the absence of any steals or blocks, this is his fifth highest fantasy output of the season. With just one game left this week and the inconsistent nature of Sharpe’s game, I will be locking this total in.
De’Aaron Fox: 47.00 fantasy points
Fox was excellent on Monday night, recording 30 points, five rebounds, four assists, and one steal. Unfortunately, he had six turnovers on the night. Still, even without the turnovers a 30-5-4 night is a bit of a disappointment based on how stellar Fox has been for the bulk of his games played. This was his fifth lowest fantasy output of the season. This is a relatively easy pass despite the excellent line.
Scottie Barnes (G/F – TOR): 47.00 fantasy points
Scottie Barnes had another forgettable night in the points department on Wednesday, scoring just 12 points. He did add an impressive 11 rebounds, five assists, and a blocked shot but the point total made this an easy pass decision. Scottie is capable of much better fantasy lines. This was his fifth lowest fantasy output of the season.
Gordon Hayward (G/F – CHA): 56.00 fantasy points
Hayward went off on Wednesday night, pouring in 27 points to go with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block on 10/18 shooting. Locking in Hayward’s second-highest fantasy output of the season was an easy decision.