• James Harden
    G, Houston Rockets

    James Harden had another huge game with 35 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in Thursday's loss.

    Harden went 6-of-14 from deep and just 1-of-9 from inside the arc, though he made up for that by going 15-of-18 at the free throw line. The Beard is going to push for fantasy's top overall spot with Chris Paul (hamstring) looking at a fairly significant absence, and his fantasy owners have to be giddy about all the usage Harden is going to get over the next few weeks. It's rare that truly elite players come into circumstances that can push their potential even higher, but Harden's staring that in the face. He also hit the deck tonight after getting hit near the eye, but as long as he stays out of concussion protocol he'll be good to go.