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Garrett Temple is a great bang for your buck option in one-day fantasy basketball

The Wizards' veteran reserve guard has gradually worked his way up the rotation this season and is now a cost-effective option for your one-day fantasy lineups.

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A couple weeks ago, the Wizards announced that Bradley Beal would miss at least two weeks due to a stress reaction in his right fibula. With him out of action, there are more minutes for reserves.

Garrett Temple is been one of the beneficiaries from Beal's absence. He started five of the Wizards' past six games Beal missed due to his latest leg injury. In addition, Washington's on a three-game winning streak where Temple has averaged 21.3 points in each of those contests, partly because he averaged 39.1 minutes a game more than double his season average of 19.9 minutes.

That's not all, though. Temple's shooting efficiency has also been on fire during that same stretch. Here are his averages over the last three games versus his those for the 2015-16 season.

MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% PPG RPG APG SPG
LAST 3 GAMES 39.1 7.7 14.3 53.50% 3.3 7.3 45.50% 21.3 5.3 2.3 1.3
2015-16 AVERAGE 19.9 2.3 5.7 40.60% 0.9 3 31.10% 6.9 2.4 1.3 0.9

Of Temple's last three performances, I was most impressed with his 23 point outburst against the Kings. He was flat-out making plays that I had no idea he was capable of making:

Given Temple's excellent performance over the last three games, how good are his fantasy numbers based on FanDuel's scoring system? Here's a chart below:

Date Opponent MIN 2P 3P FT RB AST BLK ST TO FP
19-Dec Hornets 35 10 6 5 6 4.5 0 4 -1 34.5
21-Dec Kings 42 6 15 2 6 4.5 0 4 0 37.5
23-Dec Grizzlies 40 10 9 1 7.2 1.5 0 0 -2 26.7
LAST 3 GAMES 39 8.7 10 2.7 6.4 3.5 0 2.7 -1 32.9
AVERAGE 19.9 2.8 2.7 0.7 1.92 1.95 0.4 1.4 -0.8 11.07

It goes without saying that Temple has been playing at an All-Star level and has played extended minutes where he has averaged nearly 33 fantasy points a game. Sure, Temple's production will decrease when Beal returns.

However, when Temple plays at a high level on both ends of the floor and keeps plays like this alive in Washington's advantage,

it's safe to say that he will continue to be a solid second shooting guard in your one-day fantasy lineups regardless of whether he is starting or playing off the bench.

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