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NBA Head-to-Head Fantasy Game, Week 7: Breaking down each matchup

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Week 6's matchups are as follows: Zion Williamson vs. Zach LaVine (Wednesday), Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Terry Rozier (Wednesday), Ben Simmons vs. Mike Conley Jr. (Wednesday), Damian Lillard vs. Stephen Curry (Wednesday) and Kyle Lowry vs. Kemba Walker (Thursday).

Here's what you need to know about each matchup.

All times Eastern.

Zion Williamson vs. Zach LaVine

Matchup: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Channel: NBA League Pass

Williamson and LaVine are opposites in the way they score but the bottom line is this - they can both fill it up. LaVine holds the edge in scoring average this season, posting 28.5 points per game to Williamson's 25.5, but over the last handful of games, that comparison gets even closer. Williamson is averaging 28.6 points over his last five games and he notched five 30-point games in the month of February. LaVine is averaging 28.2 points over his last five games and he notched eight (!) games of 30-plus points in February.

This decision isn't going to be easy as both of these All-Stars can go off on any given night, but LaVine's 14 30-point games and two 40-point games also has an advantage over Williamson's nine 30-point games and zero 40-point games.

Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Terry Rozier

Matchup: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Channel: NBA League Pass

This is another interesting matchup between players of different positions. Towns dealt with injuries and COVID-19 in the first half of the season which has taken a toll on his number of games played and his production on the court, but the big man is still averaging 22.4 points per game, more than Rozier's 20.4 points per game.

With that being said, Rozier can get as hot as any player in the league as evidence by his two 40-point games this season - one of which came against the Timberwolves.

Towns has been scoring more frequently as of late, averaging 24.2 points over his last five games compared to Rozier's recent dry spell of 14.8 points over his last five games, lining this up to be a tough decision.

Ben Simmons vs. Mike Conley Jr.

Matchup: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

Channel: TSN

For the first time in these weekly head-to-head matchups, two players are averaging the exact same number of points per game. Simmons and Conley are both posting 16.0 points per game this season, playing complementary roles for their conference-leading teams.

Over the last five games, Simmons' 20.0 points per game outweigh Conley's 13.8, giving the Sixers guard the advantage in this one. It's also worth noting that in their only previous meeting this season, Simmons went for a career-high 42 points, although Conley missed that contest due to injury.

Damian Lillard vs. Stephen Curry

Matchup: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3 at 10 p.m.

Channel: SN One

There is never a shortage of buckets when two of the league's most prolific scoring guards go toe-to-toe. Both Lillard and Curry have been as great as you'd expect this season, with Lillard's 29.6 points per game just edging Curry's 29.5 points per game. These two have already faced off twice this season with Curry erupting for a career-high 62 points in the first matchup to outscore Lillard's 32 points, but the Trail Blazers guard got revenge in the second matchup. Lillard had 34 points to Curry's 26 in that contest, leaving you with a toss-up for this decision.

In 22 career regular-season meetings, Curry averages 31.2 points per game against Lillard's 27.5 when these two star guards face off.

Kyle Lowry vs. Kemba Walker

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

Date/Time: Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m.

Channel: TSN

This should be another great showdown from this week's slate as Walker's 18.3 points per game has a slight advantage over Lowry's 18.0 scoring average. While Walker got out to a slow start after missing the first 11 games of the season rehabbing a knee injury, the four-time All-Star has been much better as of late. Walker is posting 23.2 points per game over his last five, shooting much more efficiently to ramp up his scoring. Meanwhile, Lowry has returned from injury with a bang, going for 20-plus points in each of his first two games back.

In their only other meeting against each other this season, Lowry outscored Walker 24-21. This decision may be better decided with a coin flip because dating back to last season (playoffs included), Lowry has outscored Walker six times to five with the two stars matching each other's points total once.

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