Point Guard 

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Chris Paul  HOU 4 Paul is just as involved in the shooting as he is in the distribution of the possessions. He continues to dominate in scoring and assists and he'll get steals on defense. 
2 Stephen Curry GSW 4 Dealing with a minor Ankle injury, but he should be able to play his full slate this week.
3 Russell Westbrook OKC 3 Westbrook moves down to the 3rd spot, but as always this multi-category producer will be a big help with scoring, dimes, boards and he'll even block shots. 
4 Kyle Lowry TOR 4 Lowry continues to drive with success and hit long-range shots. He's good at popping out off screens to get more open jumpers. 
5 Lonzo Ball LAL 4 Ball is healthy and he's been shooting better, especially from downtown. He already has a good drive game and he'll grab consistent boards and steals and he'll compile a lot of assists. 
6 Damian Lillard POR 3 Lilalrd will dominate in scoring while contributing a good amount of assists. Even when he's cold, the Blazers will continue giving Lillard plays until he heats up. 
7 Kris Dunn CHI 4 Dunn will be playing a lot of minutes down the stretch and he's been improving at running the floor. He plays good defense and he'll compile steals while scoring in double figures consistently. 
8 Goran Dragic MIA 4 Dragic continues his All-Star season and with other guards banged up, expect him to take more control of the offense by driving more and sacrificing his body. 
9 Kyrie Irving BOS 3 The Celtics offense continues to run through Irving and with the official news that Gordon Hayward won't return this season, Irving is far and away the top scoring option. 
10 Kemba Walker CHA 3 Walker continues to be the top scoring option and owners shouldn't worry yet about him getting consistent rest games, but that time could be coming soon. 
11 Jamal Murray DEN 4 Murray has the PG job on lockdown and he'll help with mainly scoring and has an excellent deep three-point shot that draws defenders further away from the perimeter. 
12 Ricky Rubio UT 4 Rubio will score in double figures when he's having success driving. He's always been a good passer and he'll grab steals on the defensive end. 
13 Rajon Rondo NO 4 Scoring is a bonus for Rondo, but he'll help out big time with boards and assists. He'll help with steals and is good at running the transition and gets enough minutes to stay involved in scoring. 
14 Isaiah Thomas  LAL 4 Thomas doesn't have a problem scoring, but other categories are harder to find consistency. He'll provide some assist help but expect mainly scoring from all over the court. 
15 Jordan Clarkson CLE 4 Clarkson can rotate to multiple guard spots and he's been a nice spark scorer. When he's hot he keeps getting fed and he's a good long-range shooter and he'll compile dimes by feeding LeBron James
16 Eric Bledsoe MIL 3 Bledsoe continues to score in double figures consistently, but his shooting numbers may drop a tad once Jabari Parker is more involved. Bledsoe will still help assists and steals. 
17 Dennis Schroder ATL 3 The Hawks will run primarily through Schroder for the rest of the way, but expect them to get greedy to keep their bottom of the conference spot and give Schroder some rest each week. 
18 Elfrid Payton PHX 3 Payton will continue to speed up the Suns offense and he's made an impression as we've seen a quick Josh Jackson and with better passing on the floor, other players like Warren have been open. 
19 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN 3 Dinwiddie continues to be a big part of the rotation and he'll score in double figures consistently while help with assists and steals. He has a quick step to the basket. 
20 Tomas Satoransky WSH 3 John Wall still needs more time and Satoransky will fill in for the next few weeks and continue to be a multi-category producer. He tries to mirror Wall and push the ball and drive to draw contact. 

Shooting Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 James Harden  HOU 4 Harden with a full slate….Do you need any other proof? Harden could very well be the fantasy MVP of the season.
2 Victor Oladipo IND 4 Biggest surprise this season has been Oladipo's emergence as a No. 1 player. He's been not only helpful with all of the scoring he provides, but he's been helping a little in many other areas. 
3 Jrue Holiday NO 4 It's no surprise that we've seen an improvement in Holiday's all-around production. With DeMarcus Cousins being such a big void to fill, both Holiday and Nikola Mirotic have taken advantage. 
4 DeMar DeRozan TOR 4 DeRozan continues to be the top option on the East's top teams. He makes some of the hardest shots by spinning to the opposite side and fading away. He is tough to stop on the drive. 
5 Klay Thompson GSW 4 Thompson will shoot a ton from the outside and you'll see the occassional back door cut. Outside of scoring, expect help with steals as he's a very diciplined defender on the perimeter. 
6 Donovan Mitchell UT 4 The Jazz have unofficially named Mitchell the top option and he's been a fierce driver and takes good shots. The Jazz have a lot of attackers and that will help with his assists. 
7 Gary Harris DEN 4 Even with Paul Millsap back, Harris will still be productive and he'll have an easier time finding openings because Nikola Jokic sets up at the arc. Expect a lot of three's and steals. 
8 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL 4 KCP is a good shooter from the elbow. He'll step back and hit long-range shots as well, but he's most effective off the curl and even grabs boards from the elbow. 
9 Zach LaVine CHI 4 LaVine hasn't looked back since his injury and the Bulls will let him play consistently in the 30's moving forward to let him get reps with the rest of the Bulls young offense. 
10 Devin Booker PHX 3 Booker will continue being the Suns top scorer, and he'll mainly provide a high volume of points and having Payton there benefits him because teams will have to focus on the paint more. 
11 Bradley Beal WSH 3 Beal is the Wizards to scoring option until Wall comes back and he's been hitting shots from long-range and he's been attacking bigger players in the paint. He'll help with steals on the other side. 
12 Eric Gordon HOU 4 Gordon continues to be a major scoring threat from long-range. He's also good at running the offense and his assist numbers should stay productive.
13 Josh Richardson MIA 4 Richardson will continue rotating between SG and SF and he can even run the point. He's been a consistent scorer and he'll grab long rebounds. 
14 Lou Williams LAC 3 Williams will get more shots with Danilo Gallinari once again hurt. He'll also fight for boards and help out with dimes. 
15 Khris Middleton MIL 3 Middleton will still see shots from the top of the key, but owners will also get rewarded with assists as he continues to hit the cutter frequently.
16 CJ McCollum POR 3 McCollum remains the second scoring option and he'll have games with high assist totals, but owners should expect steals consistently. 
17 Rodney Hood CLE 4 Hood gets a lot of open three's. His role is very similar in Cleveland as it was in Utah. He'll provide mainly scoring and steals. 
18 Dwyane Wade MIA 4 Wade has looked like a new, inspired player since returning from Miami. Expect him to help with scoring for the most part, but he'll get in some boards and assists as he's not totally washed up. 
19 Jonathon Simmons ORL 4 With the Magic once again healthy, Simmons will be used as the primary bailout option. He's good at hitting the knockdown three and he'll help out with assists. 
20 Tim Hardaway Jr.  NY 3 Hardaway Jr. is the Knicks top scoring option for the rest of the way and when his shots are falling, the rest of his magically improves. He shoots more than he drives. 

Small Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 LeBron James CLE 4 James is also in the running for top fantasy player of the year and even with the Cavs new additions, the offense will continue to run through LeBron.
2 Kevin Durant GSW 4 We’ve learned with this Warriors team that the offense runs through Durant for the majority and he'll burn teams on both sides of the ball from mid-range including blocks.
3 Will Barton DEN 4 Will Barton will still produce with Millsap back in the mix because he can rotate to multiple positions. He'll run the point and compile consistent assists while scoring in double-digits in most games. 
4 Paul George OKC 3 George will continue being the second scoring option and he's been very helpful on the glass and with steals right inside the arc. 
5 Evan Fournier ORL 4 Fournier would produce more if he drove more, but he really sticks to his long-range game. Fournier is a good three-point shooter and he'll hit contested jumpers. Scoring is what owners will get.
6 Trevor Ariza HOU 4 Ariza earns all of his minutes from defense and he'll help big time with steals. He's also been a good outside shooter and his Leg injuries seem to be behind him.
7 Joe Ingles UT 4 Ingles continues to be the main bailout option and he's one of the best long-range shooters in the league and he'll continue scoring in double figures consistenly.
8 Denzel Valentine CHI 4 Valentine has been good at not only shooting the three, but knowing how much space he has between himself and the defender and will take a few steps inside for a higher percentage shot. 
9 Bojan Bogdanovic IND 4 Bogdanovic is fighting to keep his minutes as the Pacers will want to further integrate Glenn Robinson III. He's a good three-point shooter and he'll try to post in the lane and hit the cutter. 
10 Otto Porter Jr.  WSH 3 Porter is always a reliable defender and he'll grab boards and help with steals. His offense can be a bit shaky. He's been driving a little more and the more he drives, the more threatening he'd be.
11 Wilson Chandler DEN 4 Chandler has been gettingnhis act together over the last month or two and he's been more helpful with scoring and grabbing boards. He plays multiple positions and can run the offense at times. 
12 TJ Warren PHX 3 Warren will continue to be the second shooting option, but Elfrid Payton and Josh Jackson are getting more involved and Warren will have to fight to keep his shots up. He'll also help with assists.
13 DeMarre Carroll BKN 3 Carroll's offense has been very much improved since last season especially from long-range. He'll also follow his own shots and grab boards and steals on defense. 
14 Robert Covington PHI 3 Covington will set up at the arc to start and then work his way further inside. Expect high scoring games and help with boards and steals. 
15 David Nwaba CHI 4 Nwaba will play a good amount of minutes moving forward and we've seen 20-point games from him. He's good at following up his own shots and grabbing boards. He's quick at running the floor.
16 Jae Crowder UT 4 Crowder is still getting a true rotation commitment and he's been scoring in double figures, but with Favors and Gobert under the basket, it will be harder for him to grab boards from the elbow.
17 Taurean Prince ATL 3 Prince has been good at forcing himself inside and drawing contact. He sacrifices more than most of the Hawks and has improved his mid-range game and he'll grab boards. 
18 Kyle Anderson SAS 3 Anderson will continue filling in for Leonard and he'll take a lot of long-range shots and he'll grab steals and long rebounds. Even with Rudy Gay back, Anderson will still see shots. 
19 Allen Crabbe BKN 3 Crabbe can play at multiple positions and he'll find a way to score in double figures. He'll also fight for boards and can even run the offense and dish assists. He's dangerous coming off the bench.
20 Brandon Ingram LAL 4 Dealing with a Hip strain and pain in his Groin. We're awaiting MRI results, and he could miss the entire week of action. 

Power Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 3 Another candidate for fantasy MVP. Once he takes that first step in the lane, it's hard to stop him on the drive and he draws a lot of contact and helps in most categories at high levels. 
2 Draymond Green GSW 4 Green will help out in all categories consistently except scoring. He'll score in double figures versus teams with weak interior defenses. 
3 Aaron Gordon ORL 4 Gordon hasn't looked back since returning from injury and he'll remain the Magic's top scoring option and he'll grab a lot of boards on the glass and he's consistent from lomng-range. 
4 Nikola Mirotic NO 4 Mirotic will continue to be the Pelicans third option and owners can continue to expect him to score from inside and outside while grabbing boards consistently. 
5 Paul Millsap DEN 4 Millsap is back and he's seeing playing time consistently in the 20's since returning. Expect his minutes to increase but don't be surprised if he's held out for a rest game. 
6 Lauri Markkanen CHI 4 Markkanen will continue to lead the young Bulls right to the lottery and he'll help with scoring and is a good long-range shooter. He'll grab boards, steals and blocks. 
7 Ben Simmons PHI 3 Simmons helps out in every category and is another younger player with an incredible power drive to the basket and it's hard to stop him. Simmons has great court vision. 
8 Blake Griffin DET 3 Griffin will continue to be the Pistons top scoring option and he'll take a decent amount of three's with Drummond under the basket. Expect consistent boards and steals.
9 Julius Randle LAL 4 Randle's resurgence continues as he's become hard to defend in the post. He draws a lot of contact and has been driving more aggressively. Expect a lot of double-doubles moving forward. 
10 Kyle Kuzma LAL 4 With Brandon Ingram hurt, Kuzma will likely see a few starts and his minutes and scoring will absolutely increase. He'll fight for boards and to keep plays alive in the paint. 
11 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN 4 RHJ is healthy and will be the Nets main inside player and he'll look to drive for the most part, but does have an improved high-post game and his spins in the lane while posted up are impressive. 
12 Derrick Favors UT 4 Favors will continue to see a lot of mid-range jumpers from the top of the paint and he'll grab a good amount of boards. His minutes continue to remain safe. 
13 Domantas Sabonis IND 4 What a year it's been for Sabonis as he's attacked the basket a lot this season and he's been grabbing a ton of boards to go along with his double-digit scoring outings. 
14 Serge Ibaka TOR 4 Ibaka has improved as the season's continued. He's been more helpful on the glass and he's been lining up more inside and he's been taking better shots. 
15 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 3 Aldridge is dealing with an Ankle injury and is questionable for Monday and the Spurs will not hesitate to rest him. He's apparently dealing with a slight Shoulder injury as well.
16 Thaddeus Young IND 4 Young continues to slash for success and draws a lot of contact in the lane. He's been calling for the ball in the post more and he'll grab consistent boards and steals. 
17 Bobby Portis CHI 4 Portis has been an effective post player for the Bulls and he's been quick at running the floor on both sides of the ball and that will help keep him in the game longer. 
18 JaMychal Green MEM 4 Green will see a lot more shots down the stretch because the Grizzlies are running out of options. If Gasol can't play, he's the main inside option and his production has improved lately. 
19 Larry Nance Jr. CLE 4 Nance Jr. will need to play more minutes with Tristan Thompson hurting and he'll rotate to both PF and C and expect him to score in double figures in most games while grabbing a good chunk of boards.
20 Tobias Harris LAC 3 Harris will need to shoot more from the outside with Gallinari out for the next few weeks. He'll share top shooting responsibilities with Lou Williams while still using his slashing ability. 


RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Anthony Davis NO 4 Davis has been able to stay healthy and he's by far and away the Pelicans top option and he'll help in pretty much every category except three-pointers and he'll block a lot of shots. 
2 Nikola Jokic DEN 4 Even with Millsap back, Jokic is still the top option and he'll take a decent amount of long-range jumpers while helping a ton on the glass. 
3 Nikola Vucevic ORL 4 Vucevic hasn't looked back since returning and he's been dominant in the post and owners should expect double-doubles for the most part moving forward. 
4 Clint Capela HOU 4 Capela has made a huge impact on the glass. Not many other Rockets crash the boards and that will make it easier for Capela to compile more boards. He'll be fed more with Ryan Anderson hurting.
5 Andre Drummond DET 3 Drummond continues to be the most dominant rebounder in the league and he grabs a good amount of boards on the offensive side that leads to points. 
6 Hassan Whiteside MIA 4 Even though he won't play a ton of minutes and the Heat want to keep him healthy, Whiteside still has his way in the paint for the most part and he'll grab a ton of boards, and score a lot off the drive.
7 Rudy Gobert UT 4 Gobert continues to crush the opposition on the low block on both sides of the ball. His well-timed jumps have resulted in frequent multi-block games. He's an inside specific scorer. 
8 Joel Embiid PHI 3 Embiid continues to dominate the paint while shooting a good amount of outside shots. He's been playying in back to backs and he's stayed healthy for now. 
9 Myles Turner IND 4 Turner has been attacking the paint a lot more rather than settling for the outside jumper. He's been grabbing more boards and taking better shots. Expect more production this week. 
10 DeAndre Jordan LAC 3 Jordan will benefit from Gallinari being out because the Clippers will force the ball inside more and Jordan will draw a lot of contact and he'll grab a ton of boards and block a lot of shots. 
11 Marc Gasol MEM 4 He's dealing with multiple Leg injuries and is questionable for Monday's games. Memphis won't hestitate to hold him out of games for the rest of the season. Expect a lot of vacation time. 
12 Jonas Valanciunas TOR 4 Valanciunas has been one of the main reasons why the Raptors have been so dominant. He's been calling for the ball more at the top of the paint and taking more open shots. 
13 Dwight Howard CHA 3 Howard continues to score in double figures and grab a lot of boards and he should still play full minutes in each game for now. He'll block shots consistently. 
14 Al Horford BOS 3 Horford will provide a steady balance of scoring between shooting from the outside and posting up. He's been better on the glass this season and owners should expect blocks and steals. 
15 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 2 Towns would be much higher on the rankings but he's sitting with the short slate. He's been more successful on offense lately and he'll grab a ton of boards and blocks. 
16 Enes Kanter NY 3 Kanter continues to be a double-double machine and he's the Knicks second scorer at this point and he's learned how to control the paint.
17 Steven Adams OKC 3 Adams is the Thunder's fourth scoring option and he'll end up scoring in double figures for the most part and he'll grab six to nine boards per game and he's aggressive in the lane. 
18 Brook Lopez LAL 4 Lopez has quietly been scoring in double figures consistently and he'll grab more playing time if Brandon Ingram needs to miss extended time. The other forwards will need to fill that void. 
19 Pau Gasol SAS 3 With Aldridge banged up, expect Gasol's usage to go up. Gasol had been dealing with his own Knee issues, but he's deemed healthy and will be the main inside weapon if Aldridge can't go.
20 Jusuf Nurkic POR 3 The Blazers third scoring option is really good at getting inside via the post and uses very good footwork to get a step in the paint and he'll continue grabbing a good amount of boards.