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# Games

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1 Russell Westbrook OKC 3 Westbrook takes the top spot despite not having a full slate of games because he dominates in multiple categories as the Thunder's top option. He's been especially helpful w/ assists lately. 
2 Kemba Walker CHA 4 Walker continues to be a scoring machine this season and w/ most of the Hornets offense needed to come from the back court, he will continue to see a high volume of shots consistently. 
3 Kyrie Irving BOS 4 INJ: There's a chance that Irving may have to sit for his first game of the week on Monday because he's dealing w/ a Quad injury. 
4 Stephen Curry GSW 3 Curry continues to balance his offense between being a traditional PG and being a shoot-first PG. He gets up a lot of shots and helps a good amount w/ dimes. 
5 Mike Conley MEM 4 Conley moves up because of the Grizzlies full slate this week and w/ the amount of injuries they are facing in their mid-court, his usage will go up even more this week. 
6 Ben Simmons PHI 3 Simmons isn’t the best shooter, but he gets the job done producing points, boards and assists at a very high level. It's hard to stop him once he gets in the lane. 
7 Damian Lillard POR 3 Lillard will see a lot of shots every game because the Blazers don't have many reliable shooters outside of himself, McCollum and Nurkic in the post. He'll still provide help w/ assists. 
8 Kyle Lowry TOR 3 Lowry is healthy and owners should expect full usage this week and his scoring, minutes and assists should increase this week. He shouldn't have any limitations. 
9 Reggie Jackson DET 4 Jackson is the Pistons third scoring option and he's been doing a good job feeding his skilled big men and he should be able to rack up assists this week w/ the full slate. 
10 Darren Collison IND 4 Collison has been a bit banged up, but now that he's back in the lineup, he shouldn't see any minutes restrictions and he'll be able to force his way in the lane. 
11 D'Angelo Russell BKN 3 Russell continues to be the Nets top scoring option and he'll get a high volume of shots and a ton of time w/ the ball. Expect consistent help w/ assists. 
12 Bryn Forbes SAS 4 Forbes has been scoring more consistently lately and he'll continue to log a lot of minutes w/ Dejounte Murray out for the season. He can do more on the court than Patty Mills
13 Eric Bledsoe MIL 3 Bledsoe gives you offensive and defensive production. He'll be a huge help w/ steals and he'll even rebound the ball consistently. Expect him to score in double figures in most games. 
14 Jamal Murray DEN 3 Murray will be needed to shoot the ball even more w/ Gary Harris once again sidelined. He'll take more shots and help out a bit less consistently w/ assists. Minutes are on his side. 
15 Terry Rozier BOS 4 Rozier has been productive w/ the Celtics second unit and he'll provide defensive production. He'll get to the rim and draw contact. He'll grab steals consistently on the perimeter. 
16 Kris Dunn CHI 3 Dunn has been able to stay healthy and he'll get a chunk of shots in the offense. He'll also help out w/ boards and dimes. He'll step inside the arc and fight for long boards and steals 
17 Derrick White SAS 4 White has improved his game over the last few weeks and there's enough minutes to go around between Mills, Forbes and himself. He'll get to the rim and help out big time on transition. 
18 Lonzo Ball LAL 3 Ball will continue to be utilized more heavily until Rajon Rondo comes back. He's shooting higher percentage shots this season. He'll also fight for boards and produce a good chunk of assists. 
19 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN 3 Dinwiddie will continue to get a lot of playing time for the rest of the way and he'll be featured a lot. He'll switch between PG and SG and he's done a good job getting to the rim. 
20 Jeff Teague MIN 3 INJ: Teague hurt his Ankle on Saturday and his status for the week is currently up in the air. He may need to sit again for a few games. 

Shooting Guard

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# Games

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1 James Harden HOU 3 Harden gets the top spot without the full slate of games. Since Chris Paul has gone down, he's been even more productive and he's even had time to run the point and compile assists. 
2 DeMar DeRozan SAS 4 DeRozan will continue to be featured as the Spurs top scoring weapon. He gets a ton of time w/ the ball in his hands and he leads the team in assists and steals as well. 
3 Victor Oladipo IND 4 Oladipo has been able to stay healthy and in the lineup and he shoudn't have any playing time restrictions for his full slate. He'll continue  to be the Pacers top option. 
4 Jrue Holiday NO 3 Even though Elfrid Payton is healthy, Holiday will still get time to run the point and that will help his assist-numbers. He'll get a lot of shots and he'll often look to drive and draw contact. 
5 Lou Williams LAC 4 Williams continues to be the ultimate utility option in the NBA. He'll produce points and dimes from both PG and SG and he doesn't need a lot of playing time to be productive. 
6 Jeremy Lamb CHA 4 Lamb is over his Hamstring injury and he should be able to get up more shots this week and he shouldn't have any minutes restrictions on him. He'll also provide help grabbing boards. 
7 Nicolas Batum CHA 4 Batum is also in a good spot w/ the full slate. He hasn't been as productive as in past seasons, but he should be able to hit double figures in scoring more often then not and he'll help w/ boards.
8 Zach LaVine CHI 3 LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring and he'll take a high volume of shots in each game and he'll have a lot of time w/ the ball in his hands. He'll also provide help w/ boards, assists and steals. 
9 Khris Middleton MIL 3 Middleton continues to be the second scoring option for the Bucks and I'll continue to say it each week that he tries looking for the cutter and he's not as focused on shooting. 
10 Klay Thompson GSW 3 Thompson knows his role on the team and he's often a big reason why the Warriors are able to increase leads so quickly. He'll provide steals help on the perimeter as well. 
11 Buddy Hield SAC 3 Hield has been a good mid and long-range scoring weapon for the Kings all season. He's shown a lot of growth w/ his game overall. He can be relied on to pull down boards. 
12 Donovan Mitchell UT 3 Mitchell's usage will be at an all-time high as the Jazz are running out of healthy guards. Ricky Rubio , Raul Neto and Dante Exum are all hurt. Expect his assist-numbers to increase this week. 
13 Marcus Smart BOS 4 Smart gets a lot of starts and the reason is because of his ability to knockdown three's and the good perimeter defense he plays. He'll grab long boards and steals consistently. 
14 Jaylen Brown BOS 4 Brown has been able to be helpful in the Celtics second unit. He plays good perimeter defense and often sets up at the arc. He will get some minutes at SF as well. He has rotation security. 
15 CJ McCollum POR 3 McCollum continues to be a useful second scoring option for the Blazers. He gets a lot of time w/ the ball and he'll set up right near the elbow and he'll take a lot of mid-range jumpers. 
16 Malcolm Brogdon MIL 3 Brogdon will spend games rotating between PG and SG and he's been productive at both spots. Expect him to provide help w/ scoring and assists consistently. 
17 Andrew Wiggins MIN 3 Wiggins will see even more shots in the Timberwolves offense if Jeff Teague has to sit for a few games after re-injuring his Ankle. Robert Covington being out will give Wiggins more shots too. 
18 JJ Redick PHI 3 Redick is a a good spark-shooter and he'll get open anywhere around the arc and he'll hit long three-pointers. He'll provide some help w/ assists as he's another SG who looks for the cutter. 
19 Jordan Clarkson CLE 3 Clarkson will get minutes at both guard spots and he's very helpful when the Cavs are on transition because of his speed. Larry Nance Jr. being out will give the Cavs back court more shots. 
20 Devin Booker PHX 4

INJ: Booker has missed his last three games and his status for the week is up in the air. He may need to miss at least one more game because of his injured Back. 

Small Forward

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1 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 3 The Greek Freak keeps the top spot without having the full slate. He'll provide major production in all categories except for three-pointers. 
2 Kevin Durant GSW 3 Durant should have another week in which he's highly productive in at least four categories. He shares top scoring responsibilities w/ Curry and he'll provide a ton of help pulling down boards. 
3 Paul George OKC 3 The Thunder's second scoring option will provide a lot of help on defense. Expect a good amount of production w/ boards and steals. Expect George to also take a few three's each game. 
4 Kawhi Leonard TOR 3 Leonard leads the Raptors in scoring, rebounding and steals and he is a huge difference-maker when on the court. He does have a back to back later this week. There's a chance he sits for a game. 
5 Danilo Gallinari LAC 4 Gallinari has been a consistent second scoring option for the Clippers and he'll take a lot of long-range jumpers and then he'll step inside the arc and grab boards. 
6 T.J. Warren PHX 4 Warren has been doing a great job at both forward spots. He's been spending a little more time at PF and his rebounding numbers reflect it. He may be switched to the PF rankings next week. 
7 Bojan Bogdanovic IND 4 Bogdanovic has been able to produce as the Pacers main bailout scorer. He'll get a lot of high-percentage long-range shots and owners can expect help w/ rebounding and steals too. 
8 Nikola Mirotic NO 3 Mirotic has played over 20 minutes in both games since returning from injury. Expect his minutes to increase this week and expect more plays to be called for him. 
9 Jimmy Butler PHI 3 It's been an interesting time for Butler in Philly to say the least, but, he's still producing points, boards and steals. Owners can expect him to take a lot of shots from mid and long-range. 
10 Gordon Hayward BOS 4 Hayward has been used as a utility player and he's acting on the court as more of a bailout option. He doesn't attack the rim as much as we're used to seeing. 
11 Justin Holiday MEM 4 The Grizzlies mid-court is injured. Dillon Brooks is out for the season and Kyle Anderson will miss the next few weeks of action. New addition Holiday should be utilized more. Expect him to hit three's.
12 Kelly Oubre Jr.   PHX 4 Oubre should be utilized more, especially his long-range game, if Booker has to continue to sit w/ a Back injury. He'll provide help grabbing long rebounds. 
13 Reggie Bullock DET 4 Bullock is the fourth scoring option and he'll be featured as a mid-range shooter. He's more of a screen-setter, but he will provide some help w/ boards and steals on the defensive end. 
14 Josh Richardson MIA 3 Richardson will see a lot of shots in this offense. He has become the Heat's priority shooter from mid-range along w/ Dwayne Wade and he has good ball-handling abilities and will switch to PG too.
15 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 3 Bogdanovic will continue to be featured in the Kings offense. He's more of a jump-shooter than driver, but he's not afraid to take the ball to the rim. He'll provide help w/ long boards and dimes.
16 Joe Ingles UT 3 Ingles will take more shots because there will be times when Mitchell will have to run point because of the lack of guard weapons. Expect Ingles to also have time as the play-maker. 
17 Luka Doncic DAL 2 Doncic still makes the list despite having the short slate and w/ Dennis Smith Jr. still banged up, expect him to have more time running the point and his assists should increase this week. 
18 Justise Winslow MIA 3 Winslow will see minutes at multiple position including PG. He has been spending more time bringing up the ball as Goran Dragic continues to sit. He'll grab long rebounds as well. 
19 Brandon Ingram LAL 3 Ingram will be more involved in the Lakers offense filling in until LeBron James is fully healthy. Ingram should see more minutes and shots for at least one more week even if James returns this week.
20 LeBron James LAL 3 INJ: It's looking like James will miss his first game of the week, but he's healing up and could possibly make it back for the rest of his slate. 

Power Forward

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1 Blake Griffin DET 4 Griffin should be one of the top producers of the week as the Pistons top option w/ the full slate. Expect a high volume of scoring w/ help from him pulling down boards consistently. 
2 Tobias Harris LAC 4 Harris will also have a very productive week w/ the full slate. Just when you think he'll continue to attack the rim, he'll step back and hit three's. He'll help w/ boards as well. 
3 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 4 Aldridge will continue to be a priority scorer in the Spurs offense. The Spurs big men are not that skilled. Jakob Poeltl is raw and Davis Bertans is more of a jump-shooter. Expect a lot of boards. 
4 Jayson Tatum BOS 4 Tatum will attack the rim w/ force and keep plays alive. On the defnsive end, he'll play bigger than he is. He'll get through screens easily and grab a lot of boards and steals on the defensive end. 
5 Marcus Morris BOS 4 Morris is healthy and shouldn't have any limitations this week. Expect the Celtics Enforcer to be hard to box out in the paint on defense and to hit open three's and mid-range jumpers. 
6 Julius Randle NO 3 Even w/ Mirotic back in the mix, it shouldn't impact Randle too much as he'll be the priority scorer w/ the Pelicans second unit. He'll grab a lot of boards from right under the basket. 
7 Thaddeus Young IND 4 Myles Turner being help will give Young more love in the Pacers offense. He's more of a slasher than a jump-shooter and he'll draw a lot of contact attacking the rim. He'll help w/ boards and steals. 
8 Jaren Jackson Jr.   MEM 4 Jackson has had an impressive rookie year. Between his shooting range and strong leaping ability, the Grizzlies have found their PF of the future. He has good speed as well and will get to the rim. 
9 Marvin Williams CHA 4 Williams has improved his play over the last month and w/ Cody Zeller still hurt, more plays will be called for Williams in the paint. His scoring and rebounding numbers continue to rise. 
10 JaMychal Green MEM 4 Green will also see more minutes in the Grizzlies offense because of all of their mid-court injuries. Green doesn't need a lot of minutes to produce points and boards.
11 Aaron Gordon ORL 3 Gordon will continue being the Magic's second scoring option and he'll grab a lot of rebounds. He'll even provide help w/ assists to a lesser extent. He'll provide some help w/ steals on the perimeter.
12 Draymond Green GSW 3 Green is not the most reliable scorer, but, when it comes to boards, dimes, steals and blocks, he makes it look easy. He's been able to stay on the court and he's logged over 31 minutes per game. 
13 Lauri Markkanen CHI 3 Markkanen has also been able to stay healthy and w/ Bobby Portis once again hurting, his usage should go up this week. Expect Markkanen to prioritize long-range shots, but he'll crash the boards. 
14 Pascal Siakam TOR 3 Jonas Valanciunas is still out and even when he returns, Siakam has earned his spot using his size for inside scoring and grabbing boards consistently. He's even grabbed one steal per game.
15 Kyle Kuzma LAL 3 Kuzma will be prioritized more in the Lakers offense until James comes back. You can even consider him the top option w/ James still out. He'll grab a lot of long boards. 
16 Serge Ibaka TOR 3 Ibaka continues to improve his block totals. He's been playing as more of a big man this season rather than a bailout shooter and he's been scoring and grabbing boards consistently. 
17 Paul Millsap DEN 3 Millsap has been able to stay on the court since returning from injury and he shouldn't see any minutes restrictions this week. He'll help w/ points and boards and won't lose PT if Will Barton returns.
18 John Collins ATL 2 Collins makes the list even w/ the short slate. He's made a tremendous impact on the court since returning from injury. He gets a lot of plays called for him and he's a very reliable rebounder. 
19 Al-Farouq Aminu POR 3 Aminu's minutes are safe and he'll get playing time at both forward spots. He can shoot long-range jumpers, but he's more of a slasher looking to draw contact. He'll provide strong help on the glass.
20 Derrick Favors UT 3 Favors will see more shots from the elbow due to all of the Jazz guard injuries. More of the Jazz offense will have to come from the interior and Favors will get more plays called for him in the high post.

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1 Anthony Davis DEN 3 Davis won't see his usage drop because Mirotic has returned to the court. Because of Mirotic's ability to shoot from long-range, Davis will line up in the post more which will lead to more boards. 
2 Andre Drummond DET 4 Drummond won't drive a lot to the basket, but he'll call for the ball a lot in the post and he'll succeed because he uses his big body to gain positioning. Expect him to pull down a ton of rebounds. 
3 Joel Embiid PHI 3 Embiid is still the priority scorer for the Sixers and he has shown his durability this season. He'll hit three's and destroy teams in the post. Expect him to block a lot of shots. 
4 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 3 Towns hurt his Ankle on Friday and then played the next night and grabbed 27 boards. He's been a major help w/ blocks this season and w/ Covington and the guards hurt, he'll get more shots. 
5 Marc Gasol MEM 4 Gasol continues to be the second scoring option for the Grizzlies and he balances his offense between post-play and three-point shooting. He's also a very reliable rebounder. 
6 Nikola Jokic DEN 3 Jokic has provided consistent help in just about every category. He also has very good handles for a big man and he's dished 7.5 assists per game while averaging a double-double in points and boards.
7 Deandre Ayton PHX 4 Ayton has been very strong his rookie season and if Booker needs to miss more time, he'll become the priority scorer. He'll produce in the paint and from mid-range while pulling down a lot of boards. 
8 Nikola Vucevic ORL 3 Vucevic is the Magic's top scoring option and he's making a great case why he deserves to get paid a lot of money. He has better moves in the post than most centers and he can shoot three's. 
9 Domantas Sabonis IND 4 Sabonis will continue to see more minutes and usage if Myles Turner has to continue to sit. Sabonis should have the paint to himself for at least one to two more games before Turner returns. 
10 Clint Capela HOU 3 As the Rockets main big man, expect Capela's usage to always be high in the post. The other Rockets big men are either too old or quite simply not skilled enough on offense to get plays.
11 Rudy Gobert UT 3 Gobert continues to be strong at controlling the paint and he'll produce a lot of points, boards and blocks and w/ all of the Jazz back court injuries, the big men will feast w/ more plays called for them. 
12 Montrezl Harrell LAC 4 Harrell doesn't even need to start to be productive. Marcin Gortat has been an inconsistent producer all year and Harrell is a lot quicker of a big man and he'll provide consistent points and boards help.
13 Al Horford BOS 4 Horford has been able to stay on the court and he's been more helpful w/ blocking shots. He'll still hit long-range shots and grab enough boards for owners to be satisfied, but he fights for shots. 
14 Jusuf Nurkic POR 3 Nurkic continues to be the third scoring option for the Blazers, but he's very skilled in the post and he'll still get a lot of plays called for him and he'll grab a high volume of rebounds. 
15 Hassan Whiteside MIA 3 INJ: Whiteside missed his last game because he was Sick. He may need to miss his first game of the week on Tuesday
16 Steven Adams OKC 3 Adams has averaged a double-double this season and he'll have to play even deeper into games w/ Nerlens Noel out for a bit after taking a nasty fall. He's also recorded five straight multi-steal games. 
17 Tristan Thompson CLE 3 Thompson is back and his usage should go up because Larry Nance Jr. will miss the next few weeks. He played 37 minutes in his last game and owners shouldn't have to worry about PT restrictions. 
18 Willie Cauley-Stein SAC 3 Cauley-Stein has recorded double-doubles in four of his last five games and he's seeing minutes in the 20's and 30s. He's also blocked shots in three straight games. 
19 Bismack Biyombo CHA 4 Biyombo only makes this list because of the full slate he has. He'll grab a lot of boards in volume, but his offensive ability is limited. He'll split time w/ Willy Hernangomez until Cody Zeller returns. 
20 Myles Turner IND 4 INJ: Turner is practicing again, but it's uncertain whether or not he'll be active for his full slate of games beginning on Tuesday.He'll likely miss at least one more game
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