Team LeBron and Team Durant are set to square off Sunday night in Atlanta in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. While COVID-19 issues have sidelined a pair of stars in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the show must go on, and plenty of the league's elite talents will still be on display.
For fantasy purposes, the All-Star Game tends to be a major crapshoot. Rotations are difficult to predict and defense is mostly optional as many of the NBA's highest-usage players attempt to share one ball. Still, with the regular season on pause for a few more days, the game is a great opportunity for fantasy players to whet their appetite over the break.
Let's take a quick look at a handful of players to consider deploying in DFS lineups Sunday night.
LeBron James, Team LeBron: The leading scorer in All-Star Game history has never totaled fewer than 13 points in his 16 previous appearances. He has 12 games with at least 20 points, and he's reached the 30-point plateau twice – most recently in 2015. James is usually good for his normal array of counting stats, though he has only two steals over his last five ASG appearances.
Zion Williamson, Team Durant: With Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid out, Williamson will move into the starting lineup for Team Durant. There's a decent chance he could still have his minutes monitored after missing the Pels' first-half finale on Thursday, but Williamson is one of the