This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.Last week, we took a look at some of the more disappointing fantasy players through the first month-plus of the NBA season. This time around, we'll flip that concept and highlight players who have exceeded expectations as we work through Week 8.
Some of the names below are obvious, while others have made their mark on the fantasy landscape a bit more subtly. Either way, each of these players have outperformed their preseason draft slot and are on course to turn in career seasons.
Montrezl Harrell, Clippers
Probably the most obvious name on the list, Harrell has gone from undersized energy guy to must-own player in leagues of just about any size over the past few months. While he's yet to start a game, Harrell is averaging 16.5 ponts, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.7 combined steals/blocks through 23 games – all while seeing fewer than 26 minutes per contest.
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