RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Stephen Curry GSW 5 Curry takes the top spot w/ the super-slate and his usage will go up even more if Kevin Durant has to sit for a game or two this week. If that's the case, he becomes the solo top option for GSW.
2 Kyrie Irving BOS 4 Irving is fully healthy, but owners should always be on high alert because the Celtics have no problem resting him randomly to preserve him for the playoffs. 
3 Kemba Walker CHA 4 There hasn't been any reports from the Hornets regarding shutting Walker down. He's elevated his game to a new level as he's auditioning for a max contract in the summer. 
4 Chris Paul HOU 4 Paul has been able to stay healthy and the Rockets second scoring option will get a lot of shots in the offense and obviously help out big time w/ dimes. 
5 De'Aaron Fox SAC 4 The Kings speed as a whole is incredible and Fox gets a lot of credit for that. He's great not only in transition but even when the defense is set, he's always able to get to the basket. 
6 Kyle Lowry TOR 4 INJ: There's a chance that Lowry will miss first game of the week as he's been dealing w/ a sprained Ankle. He's missed his last two games.
7 Damian Lillard POR 3 Even w/ three games, Lillard will have to take on a bigger role w/ C.J. McCollum hurt and out for virtually the entire week. Expect more shots and time w/ the ball for Lillard. 
8 Jamal Murray DEN 4 Murray is a shoot-first PG, but he'll get a high volume of shots as the second scoring option and he has plenty of other pieces to work with when it comes to assists. 
9 Eric Bledsoe MIL 4 Bledsoe's usage will go up even more as it's looking like Malcolm Brogdon is likely out for the rest of the regular season. He'll get more shots and time w/ the ball and his minutes will go up. 
10 Ben Simmons PHI 3 Simmons is one of the best drivers in the game. He's explosive and hard to stop once he steps in the paint and w/ no Joel Embiid to start his week, his usage will go up. 
11 Reggie Jackson DET 4 Jackson has had a productive season as the Pistons third scoring option and he'll get a lot of chances to feed his skilled front court and compile dimes. He's left open at the arc a good amount. 
12 Ricky Rubio UT 4 Rubio is fully healthy and we can expect a lot of driving and dishing and he'll help w/ scoring, assists and steals and he'll keep the tempo of the Jazz offense up.
13 Mike Conley MEM 3 Conley remains the top option for the Grizzlies, but don't be surprised if they start resting him a bit w/ the team having nothing to play for. If he's in the game, he'll dominate points and dimes. 
14 Russell Westbrook OKC 3 Westbrook will only play in two games this week as he has been suspended for his first game of the week. He'll dominate in the two games he plays in, but he does fall in the rankings.
15 Darren Collison IND 4 Collison has been able to lift his production since Victor Oladipo went out. He gets more time w/ the ball and he has a lot of pieces to work w/ including new addition Wesley Matthews
16 Tomas Satoransky WSH 4 Satoransky is an inconsistent producer. By default, he'll never be at a loss for minutes, but in terms of shots and general offensive success, he struggles a bit. He should stick to passing more. 
17 Goran Dragic MIA 4 Dragic has been banged up all season, but because the Heat are in the playoff race, he'll stay in as long he's healthy and be a priority scorer for the team. He'll help w/ points, dimes and steals. 
18 Collin Sexton CLE 4 Sexton's minutes should be extended down the stretch because the Cavs need him to gain reps so he can become a leader. His shot needs work, but he has a good drive, quickness and can pass. 
19 Derrick White SAS 4 White has broken away from the packed guard depth that the Spurs have an he's been able to read screens well at the top of the key and he'll provide some help with boards and assists. 
20 Dennis Smith Jr.   NY 4 INJ: Smith missed his last two games w/ a sore Back and he may have to miss his first game of the week. If he plays, he's the Knicks No. 1 option. 
         
         
RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 James Harden HOU 4 Harden keeps the top spot without the super-slate because he's been the most threatening fantasy players all season and he helps out w/ everything from scoring to rebounding and assists.
2 Klay Thompson GSW 5 Thompson moves up w/ the super-slate and if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins need to sit out for a game or two, Thompson moves up the depth chart and will see more usage. 
3 Bradley Beal WSH 4 Beal will remain the top scoring option for the Wizards and there hasn't been any talk regarding shutting him down and we can expect him not to lose any playing time and to score a lot of points. 
4 DeMar DeRozan SAS 4 DeRozan has been able to take advantage of his defenders at the elbow and just when he exploits them at the elbow, he'll step back and start hitting three's and then he'll crash the boards. 
5 Donovan Mitchell UT 4 Mitchell is the Jazz top option and having Rubio healthy will take some of the pressure off of him at the arc. He needs to continue to rely less on his long-range shooting and force himself inside. 
6 Buddy Hield SAC 4 Hield has been very productive from elbow. He's been able to hit a lot of mid-range shots and then get a good amount of long boards at the top of the paint. He'll help w/ steals on the perimeter. 
7 Khris Middleton MIL 4 Middleton's usage is going to rise w/ Brogdon out for the next four to six weeks. Expect him to not only get more shots, but he'll also get more time with the ball and that will help his assists.
8 Tim Hardaway Jr.   DAL 4 Luka Doncic isn't fully healthy and if he needs to sit out for a game, THJ becomes the Mavs top option and he'll get plenty of shots and he'll become the secondary facilitator for the offense. 
9 Devin Booker PHX 3 We are waiting for T.J. Warren to be cleared because that's when Booker's usage will drop a bit, but it's looking more like he'll be shutdown for the remainder of the season. 
10 Jeremy Lamb CHA 4 It doesn't matter if he starts or comes off the bench, Lamb will get plenty of shots. He takes a lot of long-range shots and does a great job of fighting for long boards. 
11 Jordan Clarkson CLE 4 The Cavs ongoing front court injuries will benefit the guards. Clarkson will get plenty of time at both guard spots and we can expect him to have plenty of time to run the point. 
12 Eric Gordon HOU 4 Gordon will continue to get plenty of shots and he'll even get a little time to bring up the ball. He has the skills of a PG, but he'll mainly wait by the arc. He's the primary scorer w/ the second unit. 
13 Zach LaVine CHI 3 LaVine gets time at both guard spots and he does a great job of attacking the rim and drawing contact. He can hit long-range shots and he's a priority scorer. 
14 Dwayne Wade MIA 4 Wade will spend more time at SG now that Dragic is healthy and he'll continue to shoot from mid and long-range. He'll grab rebounds from the top of the paint and he'll even attack the open lane.
15 Nicolas Batum CHA 4 Batum will continue to hit the 20-minute mark in games and he's been helpful w/ long-range shooting, rebounding and he'll even help w/ steals. There has been no talk of shutting him down. 
16 Gary Harris DEN 4 Harris is on a team w/ a lot of options and he could still be playing not at 100 percent. He doesn't look the same on the court, just not as vibrant, but, he'll get plenty of long-range shots. 
17 Jaylen Brown BOS 4 Brown should see more usage if Gordon Hayward has to sit again. His production has been a bit inconsistent throughout the year, but, he's playing better and is still in the rotation. 
18 Wesley Matthews IND 4 Matthews continues to benefit from Oladipo being out. He's in a good situation and he'll not only help w/ long-range shooting, but he will help a lot w/ steals. He'll grab a couple of long boards. 
19 Lou Williams LAC 3 Williams will get a ton of minutes at both guard spots and he'll help be a priority scorer and he'll help w/ assists and steals. He hits some of the hardest shots and he has a very successful drive. 
20 Marcus Smart BOS 4 Smart will continue to help keep the ball moving. Smart will help grab long boards and he'll help play shutdown defense on the perimeter. He'll continue seeing a lot of minutes. 
         
         
RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Kevin Durant GSW 5 INJ: Durant has missed his last two games with an Ankle injury, but there's a good chance that he is active for his super-slate. The Warriors Coaches are confident that he'll return Monday.
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 4 Giannis is the rare two seed this week because of the Warriors having the super slate. He'll be asked to help bring up the ball a bit more w/ Brogdon out and that'll help his assists.
3 Kawhi Leonard TOR 4 It isn't confirmed yet, but there's a chance that Leonard (per usual) could be rested in this back to back situation. The Raptors may hold him out for his first game of the week. 
4 Luka Doncic DAL 4 INJ: Doncic missed his last game w/ a minor Knee injury, but he should be good to go for his full slate of games this week.
5 Paul George   OKC 3 George continues to elevate his game to new heights. The Thunder are playing very well on both sides of the ball and George (not Westbrook) has been the catalyst. 
6 LeBron James LAL 3 James will be productive even with his minutes being monitored. Owners should start thinking about a back up plan w/ the Lakers falling further out. He could see some nights off soon. 
7 Josh Richardson MIA 4 Richardson will be playing more at the forward spots this week w/ Dragic healthy. He'll be asked to get inside more if Justise Winslow can't play. He'll help w/ scoring and dimes. 
8 Bojan Bogdanovic IND 4 Bogdanovic has become a more prioritized scorer in the last few months and he'll even grab some long boards. He'll be relied on in late-game situations and he'll get a lot of shots.
9 Trevor Ariza WSH 4 Ariza is the Wizards primary defender and he's playing for a contract at this point and we shouldn't expect his minutes to get limited down the stretch. He'll help w/ three's and steals. 
10 Rudy Gay SAS 4 Gay has been able to stay healthy and he's been producing from mid-range on both ends of the court. He will continue to body-up defenders and grab boards and hit shots from the elbow.
11 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 4 Bogdanovic will be in a battle for shots for the rest of the way, but he won't be edged out as much as Nemanja Bjelica has been. He'll get some time to bring up the ball.
12 Jabari Parker WSH 4 Parker will be utilized at both forward spots down the stretch and he's a volume shooter. He'll take some good shots and other horrible ones. He does set up on the block at times and scores inside.
13 Joe Ingles UT 4 Ingles will be the Jazz primary bailout option and he'll move a lot around the arc. He'll take a lot of long-range shots and he'll hit the cutter for dimes. On defense, he'll be a big help w/ steals.
14 Will Barton DEN 4 Barton is in a constant battle for shots, but because of his ability to bring up the ball, he'll get a chance to compile assists each game and he'll draw contact in the lane. 
15 Cedi Osman CLE 4 Osman will be utilized a lot more down the stretch w/ both Larry Nance Jr. and Tristan Thompson hurt. He'll set up a bit more in the high-post, but he'll also hit long-range shots. 
16 Jimmy Butler PHI 3 Butler will get more shots to start the week w/ Joel Embiid out for the first game and he'll help w/ long and mid-range shooting and he'll fight for boards and steals. 
17 Danilo Gallinari LAC 3 Gallinari is the top scoring option w/ the Clippers first unit and he'll hit shots from the elbow and at the arc and he'll grab long boards on both sides of the ball and isn't afraid to draw contact. 
18 Otto Porter Jr. CHI 3 Porter is more of a defensive player, but he's the third option and he'll still get plenty of shots from long-range. He'll fight for boards and steals as he is good at fighting through screens. 
19 Kelly Oubre Jr.   PHX 3 Oubre has benefitted the most from Warren being out. He's not only been a bailout shooter, but he's been good on transition and will attack the paint. Oubre will help w/ boards and steals. 
20 Gordon Hayward BOS 4 INJ: Hayward is suffering from a Concussion and there's a chance he'll hae to miss his first game of the week if he isn't cleared in time. 
         
         
         
         
RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Blake Griffin DET 4 Griffin keeps the top spot w/ the full slate and he's by far and away the prioritized scorer for the Pistons and he'll hit three's. He'll also provide consistent help w/ rebounding. 
2 Kevin Love CLE 4 INJ: Love is dealing w/ a bruised Back and there's a chance he misses his first game of the week on Monday.
3 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 4 Aldridge has been playing two positions at once all season as he's needed both at the elbow and in the post. He helps spread the floor and can hit long-range shots while helping w/ boards and blocks.
4 Draymond Green GSW 5 Green moves up because of his super-slate and if Cousins and Durant need to sit at all during this busy week, expect his usage to go up and you'll see the biggest difference in his scoring. 
5 Pascal Siakam TOR 4 Siakam will be utilized more to start the week w/ Serge Ibaka suspended and if you look at the stats lately, Siakam has created a little seperation from Ibaka when it comes to overall production. 
6 Nikola Mirotic MIL 4 Mirotic has improved his stats over the last few weeks and he'll not only help score from long-range, but he'll also set up in the high post and help w/ boards and steals. 
7 Jayson Tatum BOS 4 Tatum's role will not change. He'll score from the arc and drive inside and draw contact. He's not the biggest players, but he's always up for the challenge when it comes to getting in the lane. 
8 Harrison Barnes SAC 4 Barnes has improved his production since going to the Kings. He's been able to carve out his own scoring role and he's been helpful w/ steals on the perimeter. 
9 Bobby Portis WSH 4 Portis has been getting time at both PF and C and he's been able to dominate the low-block. He's also been very helpful in helping stretch the floor and he'll hit three's as well. 
10 Paul Millsap DEN 4 Millsap's game is a good complement to Nikola Jokic 's as he sets up more in the post and he'll help w/ inside scoring and rebounding. He'll be very helpful and he can also hit three's. 
11 Marcus Morris BOS 4 Morris continues to be the Celtics enforcer and he'll score from both inside and outside He'll help grab long boards and he'll even set up in the post. He gets a lot of open shots. 
12 Thaddeus Young IND 4 Young has been able to keep his role and he's been a strong attacker for the Pacers. He can hit mid-range jumpers, but his game is more focused on slashing and he'll help w/ boards. 
13 Justise Winslow MIA 4 INJ: Winslow has an injured Thigh and he missed his previous game because it's bruised. It shouldn't keep him out long-term at all, but there is a chance that he'll have to miss his first game this week.
14 Marvin Bagley III SAC 4 Bagley is back and he's been given the minutes back he left behind and it'll be Bjelica that will lose out on minutes. Bagley's role is solidified and he'll help w/ points and boards. 
15 Derrick Favors UT 4 Favors has been very good at setting the entry screen and he'll also hit shots from the elbow. He is frequently able to get in the lane and he'll score in double figures consistently and he'll grab boards.
16 Julius Randle NO 3 Randle will be utilized more down the stretch and especially w/ Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore hurt, it'll be up to Randle to provide production in the paint and handle more of the offensive burden. 
17 Tobias Harris PHI 3 Harris will continue to be the main bailout option and w/ Embiid resting, he'll be given a few more long-range jumpers. He'll also help w/ boards and steals on the defensive side.
18 John Collins ATL 3 Collins would be much higher in these rankings if he had the full slate. The Hawks top option will get shots from mid-range and he'll set up in the post and he'll grab a lot of rebounds. 
19 Lauri Markkanen CHI 3 Markkanen is the second scoring option for the Bulls and he'll not only sit at the arc, but he'll also attack the rim and help grab a high volume of boards on the other side of the ball. 
20 Jae Crowder UT 4 Crowder has been productive w/ whatever playing time he's been given. He provides toughness on defense and he'll continue to fight for boards and steals while hitting long-range jumpers. 
         
         
RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Nikola Jokic DEN 4 Jokic grabs the top spot and he'll provide production in all areas. He'll continue to be the top option for the Nuggets on offense and he'll even bring the ball up a good amount. 
2 Andre Drummond DET 4 Drummond has been the most dominant rebounder all season and even though he doesn't have many offensive moves, he uses his big body to gain positioning in the post. 
3 DeMarcus Cousins GSW 5 INJ: Cousins is easily the hardest player to track heading into this week because it's not out of the realm of possibility that he plays in his super-slate. He's dealing w/ an Ankle injury
4 Rudy Gobert UT 4 Gobert doesn't provide any help from the arc. He's been very helpful in the post and he'll score off of second chance opportunities and he'll help a ton w/ boards and blocks. 
5 Clint Capela HOU 4 Capela is the Rockets main inside weapon and he'll get a ton of playing time and he'll help a lot by scoring inside and grabbing a ton of boards. It's very tough to keep him out of the paint. 
6 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 3 The Timberwolves are looking at the lottery and Towns owners should be on high alert for a possible shutdown to preserve his health. The 'Wolves are almost out of the playoff race. 
7 Anthony Davis NO 3 Davis will continue to get limited minutes, but, he's a strong force and will still be productive in the paint. He'll provide a ton of help w/ scoring, rebounding and he'll block plenty of shots. 
8 Hassan Whiteside MIA 4 Whiteside has a really strong drive and as long as he can stay out of foul trouble, he will provide a ton of help w/ points and boards as he's always fighting hard for rebounds. 
9 DeAndre Jordan NY 4 It's hard to tell how long we will see Jordan in the game as the Knicks want to give plenty of rotation love to Mitchell Robinson . When in, Jordan will help w/ boards and blocks. 
10 Joel Embiid PHI 3 Embiid will be rested for his first game of the week so he'll only be active for two games this week. He's not hurt so we can expect him active but the Sixers are in preservation mode.
11 Nikola Vucevic ORL 2 Vucevic would be much higher in these rankings if he didn't draw the short slate for the week. He continues to be the Magic's top scoring weapon and he'll continue to hit three's when in. 
12 Myles Turner IND 4 Turner has improved his production over the last couple of months and he'll continue to draw out bigger defenders and take mid and long-range shots. He'll also help w/ boards and blocks. 
13 Marc Gasol TOR 4 Gasol's minutes have definitely dropped since the trade to Toronto, but that's how deep the Raptors front court is. Ibaka being suspended will give Gasol more life in the rotation to start the week.
14 Al Horford BOS 4 INJ: Horford has a sore Knee but reports are saying that he shouldn't have to miss any time. He should be able to play in his full slate of games this week. 
15 Domantas Sabonis IND 4 Sabonis doesn't need a lot of playing time to be productive and he's been productive mainly in the post. Sabonis will provide plenty of help w/ rebounds and he's scored 14.3 points per game. 
16 Willie Cauley-Stein SAC 4 Cauley-Stein's usage has been consistent all year. I thought the addition of Barnes would take shots away from him, but he continues to get plenty of plays called for him in the post. 
17 Jonas Valanciunas MEM 4 Valanciunas will need to play more minutes down the stretch and he'll provide help w/ inside scoring and rebounding. Jaren Jackson Jr. being out will benefit Valanciunas' production. 
18 Brook Lopez MIL 4 Lopez has been rebounding better over the last few weeks. He'll continue getting open three's as defenders ultimately punt on pressuring him from the arc. He's also blocked 2.2 shots per game.
19 Jusuf Nurkic POR 3 Nurkic continues to be the third scoring option, but w/ McCollum out for the week, more plays will be called for him inside and he has great post moves and he'll also produce rebounds consistently.
20 Deandre Ayton PHX 3 Ayton has had a very strong rookie year as the Suns second scoring option and he's been a good mid-range shooter and he's also helped w/ boards and he's blocked shots in four straight games. 
         
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