Surging Mavericks offer improved fantasy options

Dennis Smith Jr. has shown a more efficient offensive game over the last month. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

No NBA team boasts a longer winning streak than the Dallas Mavericks, and while they're still likely to end up a lottery team, the least they can do is aid fantasy managers along the way.

A few weeks ago we couldn't say that with confidence, as forward Harrison Barnes was basically the lone Maverick contributing consistent statistics, while rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. was frustrating many and those that drafted future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki were regretting doing so. The Mavericks have beaten multiple playoff teams lately (Thunder, Raptors, perhaps the Pelicans) heading into Wednesday's game with the Warriors and fantasy managers are leaving numbers on the table.