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Injuries are the story this week, with
James Harden (hamstring) set to miss the next two weeks while Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin are back and Isaiah Thomas is set to make his season debut.
Harden, who has been ranked as the top 2-guard most of the season, drops all the way down to No. 8 for the time being. That's what happens when you have players such as
LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMarcus Cousins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Curry playing as well as they are.
Curry returns to the top 10, coming in at No. 7 after exploding for 38 points and hitting 10 3-pointers in his first game back Saturday against Memphis. A healthy Curry means fewer stats for
Kevin Durant, but I still list Durant at No. 2, though Antetokounmpo, Cousins and Towns all are playing well enough to be in that discussion.
Griffin poured in 24 and 25 points in his first two games since returning to the court, averaging 32.5 minutes per game, and he moves up to No. 37.
Thomas, who plays his first game with Cleveland on Tuesday, is one spot behind Griffin at No. 38. He has said that though his hip feels healed, his timing feels off. We will see how quickly the Cavaliers ramp up his workload, and there's a chance Thomas could be a top-20 fantasy player once he returns to form, but that could take a month or so.
Others who move up this week include
Jimmy Butler (12), Kyle Lowry (28), Aaron Gordon (39), Eric Bledsoe (43) and Evan Fournier (46).
Outside the top 50, the likes of
Kris Dunn (55), Pau Gasol (65), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (67), Hassan Whiteside (72), Dario Saric (80), Caris LeVert (81), Bismack Biyombo (114) and Tyler Johnson (115) make up other notable risers.
All of these players have been playing excellent ball over the past week, but Gasol, Saric and LeVert are three who were ranked below 100 last week who stood out in particular. Another in that boat is Biyombo, who was unranked before filling in for
Nikola Vucevic and recording three straight double-doubles with 13 blocks in his past four games.
On the flip side, veterans
Danny Green and Ekpe Udoh fall off the list this week.
Here is the full list of my updated top 150:
Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Roto Scoring
RANK, PLAYER, POSITION(S) TEAM POS RANK 1. LeBron James, SF/PF CLE SF1 2. Kevin Durant, SF/PF GS SF2 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF MIL SF3 4. DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C NO C1 5. Karl-Anthony Towns, C MIN C2 6. Anthony Davis, PF/C NO PF1 7. Stephen Curry, PG GS PG1 8. James Harden, PG/SG HOU SG1 9. Kyrie Irving, PG BOS PG2 10. Victor Oladipo, SG IND SG2 11. Russell Westbrook, PG OKC PG3 12. Jimmy Butler, SG/SF MIN SG3 13. Damian Lillard, PG POR PG4 14. Chris Paul, PG HOU PG5 15. Kevin Love, PF/C CLE PF2 16. Al Horford, C BOS C3 17. Klay Thompson, SG GS SG4 18. Kristaps Porzingis, PF NY PF3 19. Marc Gasol, C MEM C4 20. Draymond Green, SF/PF/C GS SF4 21. Nikola Jokic, PF/C DEN PF4 22. Khris Middleton, SG/SF MIL SF5 23. Paul George, SF OKC SF6 24. Ben Simmons, PG/PF PHI PF5 25. Joel Embiid, C PHI C5 26. Andre Drummond, C DET C6 27. John Wall, PG WAS PG6 28. Kyle Lowry, PG TOR PG7 29. Jrue Holiday, PG NO PG8 30. Kemba Walker, PG CHA PG9 31. CJ McCollum, PG/SG POR PG10 32. Bradley Beal, SG WAS SG5 33. Robert Covington, SF/PF PHI PF6 34. DeMar DeRozan, SG TOR SG6 35. Jayson Tatum, SF/PF BOS SF7 36. LaMarcus Aldridge, PF SA PF7 37. Blake Griffin, PF LAC PF8 38. Isaiah Thomas, PG CLE PG11 39. Aaron Gordon, SF/PF ORL PF9 40. Clint Capela, C HOU C7 41. Tyreke Evans, SG/SF MEM SF8 42. Myles Turner, PF IND PF10 43. Eric Bledsoe, PG MIL PG12 44. Otto Porter Jr., SF/PF WAS SF9 45. Donovan Mitchell, SG UTA SG7 46. Evan Fournier, SG/SF ORL SG8 47. Enes Kanter, C NY C8 48. Lou Williams, PG/SG LAC PG13 49. Gary Harris, SG DEN SG9 50. Dennis Schroder, PG ATL PG14 51. Nikola Mirotic, PF CHI PF11 52. Kawhi Leonard, SF SA SF10 53. Devin Booker, SG PHX SG10 54. Will Barton, SG/SF DEN SG11 55. Kris Dunn, PG CHI PG15 56. TJ Warren, SF PHX SF11 57. DeAndre Jordan, C LAC C9 58. Tobias Harris, SF/PF DET PF12 59. Kent Bazemore, SG/SF ATL SG12 60. Darren Collison, PG IND PG16 61. Thaddeus Young, SF/PF IND SF12 62. Reggie Jackson, PG DET PG17 63. Steven Adams, C OKC C10 64. Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF LAL PF13 65. Pau Gasol, PF/C SA PF14 66. Harrison Barnes, SF DAL SF13 67. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF BKN SF14 68. Eric Gordon, SG HOU SG13 69. Taurean Prince, SF ATL SF15 70. Taj Gibson, PF/C MIN PF15 71. Dwight Howard, C CHA C11 72. Hassan Whiteside, PF/C MIA PF16 73. Ricky Rubio, PG UTA PG18 74. Brook Lopez, C LAL C12 75. Wesley Matthews, SG DAL SG14 76. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG BKN PG19 77. Lauri Markkanen, PF CHI PF17 78. Jamal Murray, PG DEN PG20 79. Joe Ingles, SG/SF/PF UTA PF18 80. Dario Saric, SF/PF PHI SF16 81. Caris LeVert, SG/SF/PF BKN PF19 82. Carmelo Anthony, SF/PF OKC SF17 83. Rudy Gobert, C UTA C13 84. Julius Randle, PF/C LAL PF20 85. JJ Redick, SG PHI SG15 86. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG LAL SG16 87. Serge Ibaka, PF/C TOR PF21 88. Goran Dragic, PG MIA PG21 89. Brandon Ingram, SF LAL SF18 90. James Johnson, SF MIA SF19 91. Lonzo Ball, PG LAL PG22 92. E'Twaun Moore, SG NO SG17 93. Nikola Vucevic, C ORL C14 94. Nicolas Batum, SG/SF CHA SF20 95. Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF MIN SG18 96. Rajon Rondo, PG NO PG23 97. Courtney Lee, SG NY SG19 98. Zach Randolph, PF SAC PF22 99. Elfrid Payton, PG ORL PG24 100. Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG MIL SG20 101. Dirk Nowitzki, PF/C DAL PF23 102. Robin Lopez, C CHI C15 103. Bojan Bogdanovic, SG/SF IND SG21 104. Josh Richardson, SG/SF MIA SG22 105. Larry Nance Jr., PF LAL PF24 106. Trevor Ariza, SF HOU SF21 107. Willie Cauley-Stein, C SAC C16 108. Derrick Favors, PF UTA PF25 109. Jeff Teague, PG MIN PG25 110. Marcin Gortat, C WAS C17 111. Domantas Sabonis, PF/C IND PF26 112. Avery Bradley, SG DET SG23 113. Jusuf Nurkic, PF/C POR PF27 114. Bismack Biyombo, ORL C18 115. Tyler Johnson, PG/SG MIA SG24 116. Jaylen Brown, SG/SF BOS SG25 117. John Collins, PF/C ATL PF28 118. Kelly Oubre Jr., SF WAS SF22 119. J.J. Barea, PG DAL PG26 120. Ryan Anderson, PF HOU PF29 121. Buddy Hield, SG/SF SAC SG26 122. DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF BKN SF23 123. Kelly Olynyk, C MIA C19 124. Kyle Korver, SG/SF CLE SG27 125. Marcus Smart, PG/SG BOS PG27 126. Dwyane Wade, SG/SF CLE SG28 127. Austin Rivers, PG/SG LAC SG29 128. Alex Len, C PHX C20 129. Allen Crabbe, SG BKN SG30 130. Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF CHA SG31 131. Justin Holiday, SG/SF CHI SG32 132. Dennis Smith Jr., PG/SG DAL PG28 133. Jonathon Simmons, SG ORL SG33 134. Jonas Valanciunas, C TOR C21 135. Rudy Gay, SF SA SF24 136. Bobby Portis, PF CHI PF30 137. Trey Lyles, PF DEN PF31 138. Cory Joseph, PG IND PG29 139. Dion Waiters, SG/SF MIA SG34 140. T.J. McConnell, PG PHI PG30 141. John Henson, PF/C MIL PF32 142. Tim Hardaway Jr., SG NY SG35 143. Kyle O'Quinn, PF/C NY PF33 144. Jordan Clarkson, PG LAL PG31 145. Mario Chalmers, PG MEM PG32 146. Markieff Morris, PF WAS PF34 147. Rodney Hood, SG UTA SG36 148. Wilson Chandler, SF DEN SF25 149. Isaiah Canaan, PG PHO PG33 150. Marco Belinelli, SG ATL SG37