How do you fade this guy right now? His usage rate over the past ten games is an enormous 39.7%, yet over that same span he has a 63.2% true shooting percentage (higher than his season average). Portland is a neutral matchup from both a pace and defensive perspective. To me, the only argument for fading Harden is fitting a full game stack of GS/SAC.
Perhaps I spoke too soon. Harden can be faded in GPPs for the other fantasy MVP in Anthony Davis. Davis’ usage rate is over 30% in the past ten days, up from his season average, and Cleveland is terrible defensively.