Point Guard

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# Games

Analysis

1 Russell Westbrook OKC 2 Westbrook ends the season as one of the most productive fantasy players in the game and even w/ the Thunder struggling down the stretch, he continues to be a multi-category producer. 
2 Damian Lillard POR 2 Lillard's usage will go down just a little bit w/ C.J. McCollum back in the Blazers lineup. Lillard is still the team's top option and he'll provide a bit more help w/ assists this week. 
3 Kemba Walker CHA 2 The Hornets are fighting for a playoff spot and they'll have to continue to rely on Walker to hit the most shots. Expect a lot of scoring and help w/ dimes. 
4 Ben Simmons PHI 2 It'll be interesting to see who ends up getting benched for the Sixers this week as they love the phrase "load management". Simmons should be safe and see more usage if Jimmy Butler sits. 
5 Stephen Curry GSW 2 Curry moves down because the Warriors clinched the top spot in the west and there's a chance they'll want to preserve their players. If Curry is benched, look to grab Quinn Cook for a game. 
6 Kyrie Irving BOS 1 Other Celtics are banged up and Irving will see more shots if Jayson Tatum doesn't play. Irving is healthy going into the playoffs and he should get 25-30 minutes in his final game. 
7 Jamal Murray DEN 2 Murray is well-rested and he should be active for both games this week. It's hard to tell whether or not the Nuggets will give him a bit more rest. He gets more shots if other players sit. 
8 Chris Paul HOU 1 Paul has been able to stay healthy and he should be active for his final game of the season. Don't be surprised if he doesn't see a tick over 28 minutes. 
9 D'Angelo Russell BKN 1 Russell has been a big reason why the Nets have clinched the playoffs and w/ plenty of guard options, he may see fewer minutes just to preserve him a bit. He should play in his final game. 
10 Kyle Lowry TOR 1 Lowry will be even more active if the Raptors decide to bench Kyle Lowry or Marc Gasol . He's been the Raptors second scorer all season and he's been very reliable w/ dishing dimes. 
11 Ricky Rubio UT 2 INJ: Rubio missed his last game because of a minor quad injury and it's not a lock that he plays in both of his games this week.
12 Goran Dragic MIA 2 Dragic will be a bit more productive w/ Josh Richardson out and he'll see a good amount of time w/ the ball as the Heat are in a win or go home situation this week as they try to clinch. 
13 Reggie Jackson DET 2 Jackson should be active this week as the Pistons will look to avoid starting off w/ the top-seeded Bucks and he'll continue to be the Pistons third scoring option. 
14 Dennis Schroder OKC 2 Schroder should see more minutes as the Thunder are in the playoffs. Expect his production to go up a bit when it comes to scoring, assists and steals as more minutes should come his way. 
15 Dennis Smith Jr. NY 2 Smith is active and the Knicks have nothing to play for and they want to give him reps and if Emmanuel Mudiay sits, he'll get even more shots. He's already their prioritized shooting option. 
16 Trae Young ATL 1 Young rested in his last game and he should be good to go for his final game of the season even though the Hawks had nothing to play for. He's shown a lot of maturity throughout the season. 
17 De'Aaron Fox SAC 1 The Kings are out of it but Fox has done a good job of keeping them quick on their feet. He's the fastest driver in the league and he'll also help w/ dimes and steals. 
18 Eric Bledsoe MIL 1 Because the Bucks are very banged up, Bledsoe should see playing time in his final game of the season and he's been very helpful on defense and he'll help w/ steals. 
19 Emmanuel Mudiay NY 2 INJ: Mudiay's Shoulder is in pain and his status for his final two games is currently up in the air. 
20 Mike Conley MEM 2 INJ: Conley continues to sit w/ a Knee injury and there's a chance that he may be held out for his final two games. 

Shooting Guard

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# Games

Analysis

1 James Harden HOU 1 Even w/ just one game this week, Harden has been the most productive player in fantasy basketball this season. Between the mega-scoring season he's had and helping w/ boards and dimes, he's the MVP.
2 Donovan Mitchell UT 2 Mitchell is a boxx of chocolates despite being the Jazz top scoring option. There will be games in which he camps out at the arc and others in which he's a lot more aggressive driving the lane. 
3 JaKarr Sampson CHI 2 The Bulls are very decimated, BUT, they have two games this week and with most of the rotation hurt, Sampson has been able to produce and see a good amount of playing time. 20+ games-2 of last 3.
4 CJ McCollum POR 2 McCollum is back and he saw over 20 minutes last game and that shows he should be able to get a true rotation commitment in his two games this season. He's the Blazers second scorer. 
5 Klay Thompson GSW 2 There is anticipation of rest games coming for the prioritized Warriors players, but if Curry or Kevin Durant sit, Thompson's usage will go way up as he continues to be their go-to bailout option. 
6 Bradley Beal WSH 1 Beal has seen his usage rise a lot between the first and second half of the season. He's been a tremendous scorer and w/ other mid-court players hurt, expect him to see extended minutes. 
7 Andrew Wiggins MIN 2 Wiggins continues to be the 'Wolves second scoring option and w/ the team having nothing to play for, expect the Coaches to let him fire at will and he'll also help a bit w/ assists. 
8 Jeremy Lamb CHA 2 Lamb and the Hornets are fighting to clinch and Lamb has been a good compliment to Walker this season and he's been a tremendous long-range sharp-shooter and he'll help grab long boards. 
9 JJ Redick PHI 2 Redick will benefit if other Sixers players get benched this week. Expect mainly scoring for Redick, but he has been known to help in other areas. Expect him to be a bit helpful w/ assists. 
10 DeMar DeRozan SAS 1 DeRozan should be active for his final game even though the Spurs have clinched. He's been a multi-category producer and the Spurs leading scorer all season.
11 Dwyane Wade MIA 2 Wade has been impressive in his send-off season and he's fighting to give the Heat one more Father Prime playoff run. Expect Wade to get a lot of minutes in his final two games. 
12 Nicolas Batum CHA 2 Batum will be needed as it's an all hands on deck situation in Charlotte as the Hornets fight to clinch. Batum will need to be more helpful w/ crashing the boards. He'll get a good chunk of shots. 
13 Buddy Hield SAC 1 Hield has been an awesome complimentary weapon to Fox and he's been very helpful w/ scoring, rebounding and grabbing steals. We've see a lot of improvements to his game this season. 
14 Khris Middleton MIL 1 Middleton's Groin is considered pain-free as far as we know. He's been very helpful w/ scoring and hitting the cutter from the top of the key. He'll grab a few long boards too.
15 Gary Harris DEN 2 Harris will get more shots if the Nuggets decide to bench anyone this week. When he's been healthy, he's been a good long-range scorer and he's grabbed boards and steals. 
16 Lou Williams LAC 1 Williams will see playing time at both guard spots and he should still see a true rotation commitment of 20-plus minutes even though the Clippers have clinched. He's been their main scorer. 
17 Evan Fournier ORL 1 Fournier will need to be hitting from long-range but more importantly grabbing steals on the defensive end.. Expect him to see 25-30 minutes in his final game of the season.
18 Caris LeVert BKN 1 LeVert should still be active for his final game of the season even w/ the Nets clinched. He's been a helpful scorer from mid and long-range and he's an impactful driver. 
19 Jordan Clarkson CLE 1 Clarkson shouldn't see his minutes drop and he'll see playing time at both guard spots. As always, his scoring is a bit all over the place, but he'll still continue putting up shots and help w/ assists. 
20 Eric Gordon HOU 1 Gordon will still see plenty of minutes in the Rockets final game. He'll also see plenty of shots and lead the Rockets second unit in scoring. If they sit anyone, his usage will go up. 

Small Forward

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# Games

Analysis

1 Paul George OKC 2 George takes the top spot w/ the two-game slate and he's really improved his production over the last few months. He's been a multi-category producer and he's still one of the best defenders in the NBA.
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 1 It's up in the air whether or not The Greek Freak will be active w/ the Bucks locking up the top spot in the east. I can see him playing around 20-25 minutes just to keep him lose. Watch for preservation. 
3 Kevin Durant GSW 2 Durant is another player who may get a rest game w/ the Warriors locking up the Western Conference. As of right now, he'll be active in both games, but know that could change.
4 Luka Doncic DAL 2 INJ: Doncic is still dealing w/ pain in his Thigh and he missed his last game. His status for the week is up in the air. 
5 Jimmy Butler PHI 2 INJ: Butler has been nursing a Back injury and he's missed his last two games. There's still a chance that he plays in both of his final two games. 
6 Kawhi Leonard TOR 1 The Raptors have played this game w/ us all season regarding benching Leonard and there's a chance he could get his final game of the season off, but if he plays, he's a top scoring option.
7 Joe Ingles UT 2 Ingles has been productive on both sides of the ball. He's been the Jazz main bailout option and he's also been helpful grabbing long boards and steals.
8 Walter Lemon Jr. CHI 2 Another random player who could end up putting you over the top in your leagues. Lemon has been helpful boards, dimes and steals. He has scored in double figures lately a bit more inconsistently. 
9 Danilo Gallinari LAC 1 INJ: Gallinari is dealing w/ an injured Ankle but luckily for him, he has until Wednesday to rest it. 
10 Kevin Knox NY 2 Even though Smith is healthy, Knox will still see plenty of shots as the Knicks second scoring option. He's better when he drives the lane rather than settling for three-pointers and he'll help grab boards.
11 Will Barton DEN 2 Barton should see a good amount of minutes if anyone else is benched in one or both of the Nuggets final two games. He'll see playing time at multiple positions and help w/ scoring and steals. 
12 Justin Holiday MEM 2 Conley and Jonas Valanciunas have been hurt and the Grizzlies need help scoring and Holiday has become their go-to shooting option over his last few games and he'll help a bit w/ boards and dimes. 
13 Dion Waiters MIA 2 Waiters will see more playing time and shots w/ Josh Richardson out. Expect help w/ scoring mainly. He'll also grab a few cheap boards, but his minutes are safe and he's mainly out there to hit three's.
14 Bruno Caboclo MEM 2 Caboclo has been getting a lot more playing time lately because of how aggressive he is attacking the paint. He's very blue-collar and he'll help do the dirty work and grab boards and steals. 
15 Mario Hezonja NY 2 Hezonja has seen his usage go up a ton over his last three games. He's been getting a ton of minutes, shots, time to run the point and his usage will go up if Mudiay sits again. 
16 Rudy Gay SAS 1 Gay has been the Spurs third scorer and he's dominated the high-post. He's been a reliable mid-range scorer and he's been very helpful w/ pulling down boards and even grabbing steals in the paint. 
17 Bojan Bogdanovic IND 1 Bogdanovic has taken on a bigger scoring role in the seond half of the season and if Myles Turner sits, he'll see even more long-range shots. Expect him to get plenty of shots in his final game. 
18 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 1 Bogdanovic has been able to stay in the rotation despite Harrison Barnes coming to town. The Kings utilize Bogdanovic as a bailout option as he hangs around the arc a lot. He can run the point too. 
19 Terrence Ross ORL 1 Ross has been a very helpful scorer this season. He's scored 23-plus points in his last three games and he's a solid defender and he'll help grab plenty of steals as the Magic will need him in order to clinch. 
20 Joe Harris BKN 1 Harris has provided a ton of help hitting mid and long-range jumpers for the Nets and he's also done a good job of defending the perimeter. He'll be very helpful in swiping the ball. 

Power Forward

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# Games

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1 Blake Griffin DET 2 Griffin is the Pistons top scoring option and they'll need him to lead the charge as they look to lock up a playoff spot this week. Griffin will also be helpful pulling down boards.
2 Tobias Harris PHI 2 Harris will see more minutes and usage for his full slate if Butler has to sit. He's been a very helpful mid and long-range scorer and he'll help w/ boards and steals. 
3 Draymond Green GSW 2 For now, expect Green to be active in both of his games this week, but he may get his minutes limited as the Warriors will want to preserve him for the playoffs. 
4 Paul Millsap DEN 2 Millsap rested last game and he should be ready to go for both games this week and he's been very helpful with scoring and rebounding. He'll grab loose balls in the lane and he'll also help stretch the floor.
5 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 1 Aldridge has been a three-category producer all season. He's been the Spurs second scoring option and he's been able to score from both the elbow and the post. He'll also help w/ boards and blocks. 
6 Kevin Love CLE 1 Love should play in his final game and it's been an injury-plagues season for him. When he's been in, he's made a huge impact in being the Cavs top scoring option. He's a strong rebounder. 
7 Julius Randle NO 1 It's not looking like we'll see Anthony Davis again this year and Randle just rested in his previous game. If he plays, he'll be the Pelicans top scoring option.
8 Justise Winslow MIA 2 Winslow is healthy and he'll see more minutes and usage this week w/ Richardson and out and w/ the Heat trying to clinch, his defense is needed. He'll help run the point a bit as well. 
9 John Collins ATL 1 Collins rested his last game and the Hawks top scoring option should be good to go for his final game of the season, but just know that it can all change right before tip-off and he can rest again. 
10 Jerami Grant OKC 2 Grant has been very helpful w/ defending the lane and perimeter and he'll help w/ boards and blocks. He's also served as the Thunder's bailout shooter from long-range and he see's plenty of minutes.
11 Al-Farouq Aminu POR 2 Aminu's usage will go down just a little w/ McCollum back in the mix, but he will still play 20-plus minutes in his final two games and he's been helpful w/ scoring and rebounding. 
12 Jae Crowder UT 2 W/ Derrick Favors still hurt, the Jazz will likely rest him until the playoffs meaning Jae Crowder will see more minutes and usage and he's done a good job forcing his way inside and he'll grab boards. 
13 Marvin Williams CHA 2 INJ: Williams has a strained Foot and he's missed his last three games and it's uncertain whether or not he'll play in his full slate. 
14 Pascal Siakam TOR 1 Siakam deserves the Most Improved Player award as he's been a force in the paint and when he drives the lane, it's very hard to stop him and he's been helpful w/ scoring and rebounding. 
15 Aaron Gordon ORL 1 Gordon is the Magic's second scoring option and he's been able to hit shots from long distance and he's done a good job of forcing his way into the lane. He's been a very helpful rebounder. 
16 Dwight Powell DAL 2 Powell has seen more minutes as the Mavs lack big men and he's been doing a lot of the dirty work for the Mavs and w/ the two games, expect help w/ scoring and rebounding. 
17 Dario Saric MIN 2 Saric will see over 20 minutes per game in his final two games of the season as Taj Gibson continues to be hurt. Saric will hit mid and long-range shots and help a bit w/ boards and steals. 
18 Kelly Olynyk MIA 2 Olynyk helps the Heat stretch the floor and he should see 20-plus minutes in his final 2 games as the Heat are looking to clinch. He'll get set up from beyond the arc and he'll help grab boards. 
19 Serge Ibaka TOR 1 Ibaka has done a good job all season of playing in the paint and not settling for long-range shots from the arc. He's been helpful w/ scoring, rebounding and blocking shots all season. 
20 Larry Nance Jr. CLE 1 Nance is not the best offensive power forward, but his defense makes up for it as he'll score and grab boards from right under the basket. He's produced double-doubles in his last three games. 

Center

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# Games

Analysis

1 Joel Embiid PHI 2 You never know when the Sixers will decide to rest Embiid. For now, consider him active for both games and we all know how much he dominates when it comes to production. BE AWARE OF BENCHING!
2 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 2 The 'Wolves will continue to play Towns despite having nothing to play for. He'll shoot a decent amount of three's and it doesn't take him that much time to produce points and boards. 
3 Nikola Jokic DEN 2 Jokic rested in his previous game, but w/ the Rockets still having a chance to catch the Nuggets, expect Jokic to play. 
4 Andre Drummond DET 2 Drummond will need to play extended minutes this week if the Pistons are going to clinch. He's been a top rebounder all season long and he's been helpful scoring off of put-backs and easy dunks. 
5 Rudy Gobert UT 2 Gobert will also score a lot of his points off of dunks, but he'll also continue to be very helpful w/ grabbing boards and blocking shots. His usage will go up a bit more w/ Favors hurt. 
6 Nikola Vucevic ORL 1 Vucevic has been the Magic's leading scorer this season and he's really improved his three-point shooting and he has excellent footwork and gets in the paint w/ ease and pulls down a lot of boards.
7 DeMarcus Cousins GSW 2 Cousins could also be benched for one or even both of his games this week as the Warriors want to be careful w/ him. If he plays, he's a multi-category volume producer.
8 Hassan Whiteside MIA 2 Whiteside will need to play extended minutes w/ the Heat's season on the line and he doesn't even need that much playing time to produce points and boards. Expect more usage this week. 
9 Steven Adams OKC 2 The girtty Adams is very tough go against in the lane on both sides of the ball and he's been very helpful in producing points and boards and he should be active for both of his games this week. 
10 Mitchell Robinson NY 2 Robinson has seen his usage go way up down the stretch as the Knicks want him to get reps and he's been very productive w/ scoring inside and grabbing boards and blocks.
11 Enes Kanter POR 2 Kanter doesn't need a ton of minutes to produce points and boards and w/ Jusuf Nurkic hurt, expect him to get plenty of minutes. He produces mainly from the low post.
12 Clint Capela HOU 1 Capela is the Rockets third scoring option but w/ hardly any competition for minutes, expect Capela to virtually have the paint to himself and he'll score a lot in the paint and he'll grab plenty of boards. 
13 Bam Adebayo MIA 2 Adebayo has seen more playing time down the stretch and he's grabbed double-digit boards in three of his last four games. He'll mainly score off of put-backs and he'll help w/ steals. 
14 Marc Gasol TOR 1 Gasol has seen his usage go down a bit since leaving Memphis and he'll get a lot of looks from long-range and he'll still be helpful w/ boards and blocks. He'll often play under 30 minutes though. 
15 Mason Plumlee DEN 2 Plumee will be more active if Jokic sits at all this week. He doesn't need a lot of playing time to score and grab boards. He'll look to draw contact in the lane and he should see 20 minutes in both games.
16 Al Horford BOS 1 Horford's Knee is feeling better and he'll score from the paint and from mid-range. He'll help grab boards and he's been a good defender all season. He'll also help produce blocks and steals. 
17 Robin Lopez CHI 2 Because the Bulls are so decimated and the fact that they have two games puts Lopez on this list. He'll help w/ inside scoring and rebounding and has limited competition at the position. 
18 Domantas Sabonis IND 1 Sabonis will see even more minutes and usage if Myles Turner sits this week. The Pacers may want to rest Turner until the playoffs. Sabonis has been a dominant scorer and rebounder in the post. 
19 Montrezl Harrell LAC 1 Harrell has done all of the dirty work for the Clippers this season. He'll help w/ mid-range and inside scoring and he's been very aggressive on the glass all season. He's blocked shots in his last four games.
20 Myles Turner IND 1 INJ: Turner is banged up in multiple areas after Sunday's game and there's a chance that he'll have to miss his final game of the season. 
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