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Ten non All-Star players who have had a great start to 2016

In this week's fantasy basketball snapshot, we will take a look at ten players who have had a great start to the new year.

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Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

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Everyone knows who the top names in the NBA are: JOHN WALL!!!, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Blake Griffin, you get the picture.

But you don't win any fantasy basketball league with just superstars. They will eat up a huge proportion of your salary cap, leaving you to fill the rest of your team with scrap metal.

We have talked plenty about "bang for your buck players" in a nutshell. Today, we'll take it a step further by highlighting ten NBA players who have had a strong start to January with FanDuel's scoring system.

None of these players were named as All-Star starters, and none have made an All-Star game in their careers. It's important to take a look at trends a player has shown over his last several games. With most of January behind us, we can now see which players have been trending up, and are a more certain "bang for your buck" in addition to the superstar or two on your lineup.

I compiled this list of ten players who scored the most real-life points in January and picked the top players who have not made an All-Star appearance on this list.

So without further ado, here is the list! Remember that FPPG or fantasy points per game is the most important stat in FanDuel!

Player TEAM GP 3P 2P FTM REB AST STL BLK TOV FPPG
Isaiah Thomas Celtics 11 24 61 74 36 70 9 3 31 37.20
Kemba Walker Hornets 11 26 62 50 42 51 19 5 22 36.81
Gordon Hayward Jazz 11 19 65 56 50 50 15 6 37 34.82
Lou Williams Lakers 11 23 43 86 36 35 9 3 21 30.88
Andrew Wiggins Timberwolves 11 7 79 60 46 25 13 5 27 30.97
Danilo Gallinari Nuggets 10 19 47 84 51 19 9 2 16 33.07
Khris Middleton Bucks 10 14 67 42 41 48 9 1 23 33.62
Jae Crowder Celtics 11 22 47 38 59 27 22 5 13 31.85
Arron Afflalo Knicks 11 20 51 23 33 21 4 4 10 23.83
Jahlil Okafor 76ers 10 0 84 15 57 11 9 8 17 28.49

Stats for games played through January 21, 2016. To find out how FPPG is calculated, click here.