Point Guard

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# Games

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1 Russell Westbrook OKC 4 Westbrook keeps the top spot w/ the full slate and he'll continue producing at a very high level and giving owners plenty of points, boards and assists in each game. 
2 Damian Lillard POR 4 Lillard will never see a shortage of shots as the Blazers offense continues to run mainly through him. Lillard will help facilitate the offense as well and he'll dish a decent amount of dimes. 
3 Stephen Curry GSW 3 Curry doesn't have the full slate this week but that shouldn't mean he'll be any less productive. He continues to shoot a ton of three-pointers and he'll take advantage of the lane when open. 
4 Kyle Lowry TOR 4 Lowry hasn't looked back since returning from injury, Remember, the Raptors are one of the most cautious teams in the NBA and they will have no problem resting him the second he feels sore.
5 Mike Conley MEM 4 Are the Grizzlies trying to trade Conley over the next two weeks? It doesn't matter regardless because he'll continue being the top option on Memphis and most of the offense runs through him.
6 De'Aaron Fox SAC 4 Fox does a great job of balancing his offense between shooting and driving and dishing. He clearly prefers attacking the rim and he has no fears when driving. He's excellent on transition. 
7 Ben Simmons PHI 3 Simmons continues to dominate multiple categories and he'll always be given a lot of minutes because he plays multiple positions on the floor. He'll dominate points, boards and dimes. 
8 Kyrie Irving BOS 3 Irving is the Celtics top option and even w/ all of the guard depth, Irving  will sill get a lot of minutes and usage and he'll help a lot w/ points and assists. 
9 Tomas Satoransky WSH 4 Satoransky has done a great job filling the void for John Wall . Wall will be out for the rest of the season. He's done a great job setting up Bradley Beal . He thrived when Wall was out last year.
10 Derrick Rose MIN 4 Rose continues to not only show how impactful he can be both starting and coming off the bench this season and he's been a scoring machine. He has also reminded us of the "clutch factor".
11 Kris Dunn CHI 4 Dunn has beenable to stay on the court and a lot more of the Bulls offense will have to come from the back court and Dunn will be taking more shots w/ Wendell Carter Jr. out. 
12 Jeff Teague MIN 4 Even though Rose has been very productive this season, Teague is still the starter. Rose doesn't pose as a threat to Teague's production. Teague's health has posed a threat to his production. 
13 Dennis Schroder OKC 4 Schroder is the prioritized scorer w/ the Thunder's second unit and he can play off the ball on the court w/ Westbrook if needed. He's uses his quickness well against opposing second units. 
14 Elfrid Payton NO 4 Payton has not looked back since returning from injury and the guards will have to provide more offense this week w/ Anthony Davis out. Payton continues to be a strong passer. 
15 Emmanuel Mudiay NY 4 Mudiay has become a big factor in the Knicks offense this season and he's been able to separate himself from other Knicks guards this season and he'll continue to get shots in the offense. 
16 D'Angelo Russell BKN 3 Russell is the Nets top option and even w/ Spencer Dinwiddie having a productive season as well, the Nets prioritize Russell and most of the offense will continue to run through him.
17 D.J. Augustin ORL 4 Augustin remains the starter for the Magic and without Jerian Grant putting any pressure on him, Augustin is a very safe guard who can play the role of spot-up shooter if needed off the ball.
18 Eric Bledsoe MIL 3 Bledsoe is one of the best defensive point guard's in the league. He's the Bucks third scoring option, but on defense he'll grab plenty of long boards and steals. 
19 Jamal Murray DEN 3 The Nuggets health is improving, but because Murray is a shoot-first point guard, expect him to still get plenty of shots in the Nuggets offense. Expect mainly points w/ a little assist help.
20 Fred VanVleet TOR 4 VanVleet has done a great job filling in when needed and he's very much in the Raptors rotation even w/ Lowry healthy. Expect him to get a lot of spot-up shots and time w/ the ball. 

Shooting Guard

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# Games

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1 James Harden HOU 4 Chris Paul and Clint Capela are out and Harden's usage will be higher than it's ever been. His stats are reflective of that in recent weeks. He's been the top fantasy option over the last few weeks.
2 Jrue Holiday NO 4 Holiday's scoring will go up this week w/ Anthony Davis out. Expect Holiday to be the primary outside and mid-range shooter while he looks to feed Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle in the post.
3 Bradley Beal WSH 4 Beal is the Wizards top option w/ Wall out for the season and his scoring has naturally improved over the last few weeks. Expect his assists to go up as well as the Wizards let him drive a lot. 
4 Devin Booker PHX 4 Booker is healthy and we can expect the Suns top option to not only lead the team in scoring, but he'll continue handling PG responsibilities and his assist numbers will be high as well. 
5 Donovan Mitchell UT 4 Mitchell will continue to step up from a scoring and assist standpoint w/ three Jazz guards hurt. Rubio could return in the next couple of games, but still expect Mitchell to help w/ dimes. 
6 Zach LaVine CHI 4 Carter being out will give LaVine a few more shots in the offense. He often sets up at the arc and waits to be fed, but he'll also spend time facilitating the offense and that will help w/ dimes. 
7 Buddy Hield SAC 4 Hield continues to help out big time w/ points and boards. He grabs a lot of mid-range rebounds. He comes into play when big men are fighting for the loose ball. He'll grab steals off of loose balls.
8 C.J. McCollum POR 4 McCollum is the Blazers second scoring option and he'll take a lot of mid-range jumpers and help hit the cutter. He'll also grab a decent amount of rebounds from right outside the paint. 
9 Tim Hardaway Jr. NY 4 Hardaway, as the Knicks top scoring option, will continue to get a lot of shots from long-range. He definitely prioritizes outside shooting over driving, but he's not afraid to take it to the rack. 
10 Lou Williams LAC 4 INJ: Williams has missed his last two games because of a sore Hamstring. He could still return and play his full slate of games. 
11 Andrew Wiggins MIN 4 Wiggins has been made a lot more of an impact w/ Jimmy Butler out of the way. He'll take a lot of arc and elbow shots and he'll help grab steals. He's the 'Wolves second scoring option. 
12 DeMar DeRozan SAS 3 DeRozan would be much higher if he had the full slate of games. The Spurs top option will provide multi-category production for the rest of the way and he's been able to stay on the court. 
13 Evan Fournier ORL 4 Fournier sticks to outside shooting and lean-in jumpers from right inside the arc. He will look to draw contact and he will help a bit w/ pushing the ball inside. He gets a good amount of shots. 
14 Dwayne Wade MIA 4 Wade has been productive from both guard spots and he's needed to help set up the offense w/ Goran Dragic still out. He'll help out consistently w/ points, boards and dimes. 
15 Jordan Clarkson CLE 4 Clarkson will rotate between both guard spots and w/ the front court banged up, he'll need to take more long and mid-range jumpers. He'll also help a bit w/ dimes and steals. 
16 Eric Gordon HOU 4 Gordon's usage will continue to be high w/ Chris Paul out. Clint Capela being out indrectly helps Gordon because he moves up to be the second scoring option behind Harden. 
17 Klay Thompson GSW 3 Thompson will have his games in which he sticks to the arc and just shoots three's the whole time and others in which he'll try to force his way inside. He gets plenty of time w/ the ball. 
18 Khris Middleton MIL 3 The Bucks second scoring option loves the top of the key and he'll take a lot of three's from that specific spot. He'll also fake the three and feed the cutter inside to compile dimes. 
19 Terrence Ross ORL 4 Ross has been impressive in the last few weeks and even though he doesn't start, he's been able to fill in at SG and SF. He's seen a lot of scoring success lately and he's been getting more minutes. 
20 Danny Green TOR 4 Green has been putting together some high-scoring games recently and he's been grabbing four rebounds per game. Green is more of a defensive player and you can count on him for steals too.

Small Forward

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1 Paul George OKC 4 George takes the top spot w/ the full slate and the Thunder's offense has turned it up a notch in the last few weeks and George will continue to be a multi-category producer on both sides of the ball.
2 Kawhi Leonard TOR 4 Leonard did rest his last two games so he should be fresh and ready to go. He doesn't face a back to back with a full four game slate so there shouldn't be any games missed.
3 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 3 We all know how productive the Greek Freak is. He'll dominate all categories except for three-pointers. He'd be contending for the top spot if he had a full slate of games. 
4 Kevin Durant GSW 3 Durant continues to share top scoring responsibilities w/ Curry. He'll help a ton w/ points and boards and will bring up the ball at times and his entry passes will lead to assists. 
5 Luka Doncic DAL 4 Dennis Smith Jr who? The Mavs are apparently trying to move Smith because of how great Doncic has been running the point. Doncic has been helpful w/ points, boards and dimes and he shoots three's.
6 Nikola Mirotic NO 4 Mirotic usage will go up w/ Anthony Daivs out for the next handful of games. He'll be playing more in the paint to fill the void. Expect his rebounding numbers to improve this week. 
7 Josh Richardson MIA 4 Richardson will help the Heat out in multiple areas. He can play multiple positions on the floor and his jump-shooting has improved. He's needed to play a big role in facilitating the offense w/ no Dragic.
8 T.J. Warren PHX 4 Warren has been a consistent points and boards producer and he's the Suns third scoring option. He'll get more shots if Deandre Ayton has to miss time this week. 
9 Otto Porter Jr.   WSH 4 Porter is healthy and he'll be the Wizards second scoring option for the rest of the season. He'll need to rotate between both forward spots and he'll take a lot of three's and grab boards and steals. 
10 Trevor Ariza WSH 4 Ariza will be a huge help and Porter isn't the healthiest player in the league. He plays strong defense and he'll still get a full rotation commitment and help w/ points, boards, three's and steals. 
11 Justise Winslow MIA 4 Winslow has also helped the Heat fill the PG void at times. His stats as a whole continue to improve and he'll help score from inside and outside. He'll grab consistent boards and help w/ dimes. 
12 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 4 Bogdanovic will always get enough looks from long-range to be a regular double-digit scorer. He'll step inside the arc and grab long rebounds and he'll help keep the ball moving. 
13 Joe Ingles UT 4 Ingles will be needed to help bring the ball up until the Jazz guards are fully healthy. He'll shoot a lot of three's and push the ball inside. Expect him to help w/ steals and boards on defense. 
14 Jimmy Butler PHI 3 INJ: Butler is dealing w/ a sore Wrist and he may have to miss his first game of the week. 
15 Justin Holiday MEM 4 Holiday is in a great situation w/ Dillon Brooks done for the year and Kyle Anderson still out. Expect Holiday to get heavy minutes and shots until Anderson returns. Then, the real competition for PT starts.
16 Kelly Oubre Jr.   PHX 4 The Suns traded for Oubre because they are thinking long-term. He's been a more productive scorer and he's slowly earning more minutes. Oubre is committed on defense and he'll help grab boards. 
17 Wesley Matthews DAL 4 Matthews has been fighting through a sprained Wrist, but his scoring hasn't taken a hit as he's scored in double figures in his last two games. Expect him to continue playing through as much pain as he can.
18 Cedi Osman CLE 4 Osman will be needed not only to take more outside shots, but if Tristan Thompson has to miss more time, Osman will be playing more in the post until Larry Nance Jr. returns. Expect more rebounding. 
19 Danilo Gallinari LAC 4 INJ: Gallinari missed his previous game w/ Back spasms and there's a chance he'll have to miss a game or two this week. 
20 LeBron James LAL 3 INJ: There's a chance James returns for his full slate of games, but he must be able to practice fully. Chances are that he misses a game this week. 

Power Forward

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1 Tobias Harris LAC 4 Harris takes the top spot w/ the full slate and if Lou Williams has to miss games this week, expect more outside shooting from Harris. Harris will also help out a ton w/ rebounding. 
2 Julius Randle NO 4 Randle will certainly see more usage and playing time w/ Davis out for the next few games. He's an inside-specific player who will draw starts and he'll be needed to control the paint.
3 Blake Griffin DET 3 Griffin continues to be the Pistons top scorer and he compliments Andre Dummond's skills nicely as more of an outside threat. Expect more usage and rebounds if Drummond  has to miss games this week. 
4 Aaron Gordon ORL 4 INJ: Gordon missed his last game w/ a Back injury and he may need to sit for a game this week.
5 Lauri Markkanen CHI 4 Markkanen will need to handle the majority of big-man scoring for the Bulls for the rest of the way unless they make a move. Expect more shots w/ Carter out and he'll help grab boards. 
6 Pascal Siakam TOR 4 Siakam continues to have an impressive season and he's been very helpful in the paint and making plays from right under the basket. He draws a lot of contact and will do a lot of dirty work.
7 Serge Ibaka TOR 4 Ibaka has been a much better player this season because he's not spending as much time at the arc. He's been more helpful w/ inside scoring and rebounding and he'll block shots consistently. 
8 John Collins ATL 3 Collins is the Hawks top scoring option and even if Dewayne Dedmon is in the lineup, he's still the priority scorer and he'll grab a lot of boards in the post. Expect his minutes to remain high. 
9 Noah Vonleh NY 4 Vonleh has been all over the place w/ his scoring, but, he's been a committed defender all season and he will still have a spot in the rotation. His minutes continue to shift between 17 and 35. 
10 Harrison Barnes DAL 4 If the Mavs do get rid of Dennis Smith Jr. prior to the trade deadline, it would benefit Barnes because Doncic would be handling the PG spot and it will open up for more plays for Barnes. 
11 Al-Farouq Aminu POR 4 Aminu doesn't make his production look pretty, but he's a very aggressive hustler and defender for the Blazers and he'll produce enough points and boards to be a legit fantasy option. 
12 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 3 Aldridge continues to be the second scoring option and handles the post pretty much by himself. He doesn't get much help from Jakob Poeltl or Pau Gasol . Expect points, boards and blocks regularly. 
13 Bobby Portis CHI 4 Portis usage will go way up w/ Carter out and even if he doesn't start, expect him to get the majority of minutes at the position. He'll help a lot w/ points and boards and he'll get minutes at PF. 
14 Derrick Favors UT 4 Favors will continue seeing more shots w/ the guard situation in flux. In order to spread the floor a bit more, expect him to take shots from the top of the paint to draw out bigger defenders. 
15 Jabari Parker CHI 4 Parker has been a volume producer as the Bulls are still not giving him a full rotation commitment. They are trying to showcase him and that could lead to more minutes for this points and boards producer.
16 Nemanja Bjelica SAC 4 Bjelica has been able to keep a hold on his rotation spot and he'll continue serving as a bailout option for the Kings. He'll do a lot of dirty work on the perimeter and grab long boards and steals. 
17 Jerami Grant OKC 4 Grant has played nearly 32 minutes per game this season which shows the Thunder's lack of depth at PF. He's been able to serve as the main bailout option and help w/ boards, blocks and steals. 
18 Jaren Jackson Jr.   MEM 4 Jackson will take a lot of long-range jumpers, but then he'll help grab boards in the post on the defensive end. He has tremendous ups and he's blocked 1.5 shots per game this season. 
19 Taj Gibson MIN 4 Gibson plays enough minutes and produces enough points and boards to be a fantasy threat. Robert Covington is still out and that will help keep Gibson's minutes up. He's an inside specific player. 
20 P.J. Tucker HOU 4 The Rockets lack serious front court depth and Tucker will be needed to bang against bigger defenders in the post more until Capela comes back. He'll continue to log heavy minutes and grab steals. 

Center

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1 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 4 Towns takes the top spot and he's been a much better center playing in the paint more rather than waiting to be fed at the arc on offense. He'll help a ton w/ points, boards, blocks and steals. 
2 Nikola Vucevic ORL 4 The Magic's top scoring option will see even more usage if Gordon has to miss time this week. Expect production from inside and outside and he'll grab a ton of boards. 
3 Rudy Gobert UT 4 Gobert is an inside-specific center and he'll help w/ low-block scoring, boards and blocks. He has good leaping ability and his jumps are very well-timed. Expect more usage w/ the guards hurt. 
4 Joel Embiid PHI 3 INJ: Embiid has been playing through Back pain and there's a chance he'll have to miss his first game of the week. 
5 Marc Gasol MEM 4 INJ: Gasol missed his previous game w/ a sore Back, but he's looking like he'll be activr for his full slate of games this week. 
6 Nikola Jokic DEN 3 Jokic would be higher in these rankings if he had the full slate this week. He's a multi-category producer who will even spend some time facilitating the offense. He is also a scoring threat from long-range.
7 Jusuf Nurkic POR 4 The Blazers third option will continue to get a ton of plays called for him. He has excellent post moves and he'll draw a lot of contact and grab a lot of boards from right under the basket. 
8 DeAndre Jordan DAL 4 INJ: Jordan has been dealing w/ a sprained Ankle, but it shouldn't keep him out for any games this week unless the swelling is too much for him. He should be good to go to start the week. 
9 Hassan Whiteside MIA 4 Whiteside is a volume producer when it comes to points and boards. He doesn't always get a lot of playing time, but, even w/ 25 minutes, he's proven he can compile a double-double and help block shots.
10 Steven Adams OKC 4 Adams is the Thunder's third scoring option and he'll continue finding success by rolling to the basket. He's good at setting the screen at the top of the key and cutting right to the basket. 
11 Enes Kanter NY 4 Kanter will produce in volume and the Knicks are currently trying to trade him. He's clearly not in the Knicks future plans, but at least for the next few weeks, he'll help consistently w/ points and boards. 
12 Deandre Ayton PHX 4 INJ: Ayton is dealing w/ a sprained Ankle and there's a chance he misses a game or two this week. He missed his previous game.
13 Montrezl Harrell LAC 4 Even if Marcin Gortat gets starts, it's Harrell that does a lot of the Clippers dirty work and he'll log a lot of minutes. He compliments Harris nicely and he's good at positioning himself in the paint. 
14 Thomas Bryant WSH 4 Bryant will continue to see a rotation commitment from the Wizards at least until Dwight Howard returns. He does have a long-range game and he'll hit three-pointers. Expect mainly points and boards. 
15 Ante Zizic CLE 4 Zizic deserves more playing time in the Cavs rotation and even if Tristan Thompson does play. The Cavs lack depth up front and Zizic has produced consistent points and boards when given more minutes.
16 Robin Lopez CHI 4 The Bulls are trying to trade Lopez and Carter is out and that should lead to more playing time for Lopez. His main competition for minutes will be Bobby Portis . He's an inconsistent scorer but will help w/ boards. 
17 Al Horford BOS 3 Horford is clearly starting to slow down, but he's still able to score in double figures regularly. He'll continue to get playing time in the 20's and 30's and he's grabbed 6.2 rebounds per game and he'll help w/ blocks.
18 Jarrett Allen BKN 3 Allen is an inside specific center who will score from right under the basket. He's grabbed double-digit rebounds in his last four games. He's also a blocking machine and has blocked 1.6 shots per game this season.
19 Tristan Thompson CLE 4 INJ: Thompson is dealing w/ a Foot injury and he's missed his last two games. He may need to miss a game or two this week. 
20 Andre Drummond DET 3 INJ: Drummond has a Concussion and there's a chance he'll have to miss a game this week. 
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