Point Guard

RANKNAMETeam# GamesAnalysis
1Luka Doncic DAL3Doncic keeps the top spot even though he doesn't have a full slate. His Thumb may not be 100 percent but he continues to play through the pain.
2Damian Lillard POR3Lillard's Groin is feeling better and we shouldn't expect any limitations this week when it comes to playing time.
3Trae Young ATL3Young is feeling better as he was sick for a good portion of last week and we shouldn't expect him to miss any action this week. 
4Kemba Walker BOS4Walker's Knee is feeling better and he hasn't looked back since returning and he'll continue to take advantage of Jaylen Brown being out by picking up a few more shots. 
5Russell Westbrook HOU3We don't have to worry about Westbrook sitting for a game this week because the Rockets don't have a back to back at all. We have to start to wonder if down the stretch he'll play in back to backs?
6Devonte' Graham CHA4Graham will continue to thrive from a scoring and distribution standpoint. He'll toggle with Terry Rozier and he'll have plays in which he plays on the ball and others that he gets set up for shots.
7Spencer Dinwiddie BKN4Dinwiddie remains the second scoring option for Brooklyn and down the stretch we shouldn't have to worry about his minutes getting monitored as the Nets are fighting for a Playoff spot.
8Jamal Murray DEN4Murray should be one of the top-scoring Guards this week with the full slate and we can expect him to help with scoring, steals and assists. He takes at least 15 shots per game.
9D'Angelo Russell MIN3With Karl-Anthony Towns out for another few weeks, it completely benefits Russell and he'll continue getting the most shots on the team and he'll play deep into games.
10Stephen Curry GSW3INJ: Curry is sick and there's a chance he'll have to miss the Warriors first game of the week on Tuesday. Hopefully, he's feeling close to 100 percent by Tuesday morning. He missed his last game.
11Chris Paul OKC3Paul has been especially productive late in games and because the Thunder lack a lot of bench depth, their Guards will continue handling most of the offense. 
12Mike Conley UT4Conley has been playing better over the last few weeks and because he has the full slate he moves up the rankings. He's been helping out with scoring and assists a bit more. He may have finally adjusted.
13Tomas Satoransky CHI4Satoransky remains one of the healthiest Bulls when looking at the season as a whole but with Lauri Markkanen , Otto Porter Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. back, he won't have as much time with the ball.
14Lonzo Ball NO3The Pelicans have a lot of Guards to feed and Ball has been able to hold up value. He's improved his long-range shooting throughout the year and he's been a fierce driver and he'll help grab boards. 
15Coby White CHI4White has kept the Bulls offense moving at a quick pace and if Zach LaVine has to miss more time, he'll get a lot more shots and we should expect his minutes to be heavy for the rest of the way. 
16Ja Morant MEM3Morant will continue handling more of the offense in Memphis since their big men are still banged up. Expect him to have at least another week with a usage bump until Jaren Jackson Jr. returns. 
17Eric Bledsoe MIL3Bledsoe should see more shots to start the week with Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined. He'll certainly get more time with the ball and we should see an uptick in assists as well. 
18Kyle Lowry TOR2Lowry would be much higher in the rankings but he drew the short slate this week and he'll continue to keep the ball a bit more with Fred VanVleet still injured. Expect him to take more shots this week.
19Dennis Schroder OKC3Schroder should win the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year award this season because he's been a dangerous scorer off the bench who has taken advantage of the Thunder's lack of bench scoring depth. 
20Goran Dragic MIA3Dragic has also been impressive off the bench and he's been able to produce against opposing second units and with other bench players still banged up, expect him to take more shots. 

Shooting Guard

RANKNAMETeam# GamesAnalysis
1James Harden HOU3It's very difficult taking Harden out of the top spot and even when Westbrook is on the court with him, the lack of big men depth benefits Harden's production. 
2Donovan Mitchell UT4Mitchell has had trouble sharing the backcourt with Conley for most of the year, but it's looked like they are over their struggles as both have been more productive for the most part lately. 
3Zach LaVine CHI4INJ: LaVine has missed his last four games with a sore Quad and we are unsure whether or not he will be ready to go for Tuesday's game. He has been practicing. 
4Bradley Beal WSH3Beal will continue to have the eternal green light when it comes to shots and we can expect more 30-point games down the stretch and with Ish Smith banged up, he'll get time to run the point. 
5Terry Rozier CHA4Rozier will continue logging heavy minutes and he'll get fed a lot both on and off the ball. He remains the Hornets second scoring option and he's great on transition because of his speed. 
6Caris LeVert BKN4LeVert is the Nets top scoring option and will keep that title for the rest of the way. Injuries have taken him down this year a bit, but he'll be the go-to guy for the rest of the season. 
7Marcus Smart BOS4Smart has done a great job of filling in for injured Celtics Guards all season and we can always trust him to put up defensive stats, but if he's open he'll shoot or drive making him a reliable scorer. 
8Jimmy Butler MIA3INJ: Butler is dealing with an injured Ankle and Toe and even though Butler doesn't seem like he's in much pain from the injury, we'll have to see how he is feeling before his first game this week on Wed.
9Jrue Holiday NO3Holiday continues to help a ton with scoring and dishing. He is able to slowly pick apart the lane and doesn't have to charge into opposing players in the lane to put up production. 
10Khris Middleton MIL3Middleton will see a lot more shots to start the week with Antetokounmpo hurt and we've seen what he could do this season when the Greek Freak is off the floor. Expect more usage. 
11DeMar DeRozan SAS3DeRozan will continue seeing more time with the ball and mid-range shots while LaMarcus Aldridge recovers from a Shoulder injury. Expect his usage to be at an all-time high until LMA returns. 
12CJ McCollum POR3McCollum won't see as many shots with Lillard back on the floor, but he's still the Blazers second option and he'll get plenty of time with the ball and he'll help a bit with boards and steals. 
13Andrew Wiggins GSW3Wiggins will be the Warriors second scoring option with Curry back on the floor, but, Curry is sick and he might have to miss their first game of the week and that would give Wiggins more shots.
14Jaylen Brown BOS4INJ: Brown has a full slate of games this week and he's currently dealing with a strained Hamstring and he'll miss at least the Celtics first game of the week on Tuesday. 
15Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC3INJ: Gilgeous-Alexander missed his last game with a sore Hip and his status is uncertain heading into his first game of the week on Wednesday.
16Lou Williams LAC3Williams wasn't producing as much as he was before Paul George 's leash on his minutes was loosened. He'll have his up and down games when it comes to scoring. He's reliable for dimes and steals. 
17Collin Sexton CLE3Sexton will continue seeing more shots until Darius Garland returns and the Cavs big men have been in and out of the lineup and we can constantly expect him to get a lot of action. 
18Devin Booker PHX2Booker would be much higher in the rankings this week, but unfortunately the Suns drew the short slate. He'll see more shots if Deandre Ayton has to sit. 
19Kevin Huerter ATL3INJ: Huerter is stealing with a sore Groin, but he shouldn't have to miss any action this week and with Cam Reddish a bit banged up, he could be looking at more minutes.
20Josh Hart NO3Hart will continue having a safe amount of minutes with JJ Redick still sidelined. He can fill in at multiple spots and he can even bring the ball up if needed. 

Small Forward

RANKNAMETeam# GamesAnalysis
1LeBron James LAL3James keeps the top spot without the full slate and he's starting to get the consideration he deserves to possibly steal the MVP from Antetokounmpo. He's a mega-multi-category producer.
2Gordon Hayward BOS4Hayward was a bit banged up last week, but his Leg is feeling better and we shouldn't expect him to have any limitations this week and with Brown still out, he'll log more shots. 
3Will Barton DEN4After struggling for a stretch a few weeks ago, Barton has picked up his scoring and rebounding over his last few games and he'll even help dish dimes a bit as well. 
4Brandon Ingram NO3Ingram will continue seeing a ton of shots even with Zion Williamson playing full minutes. He hasn't seen too much of his production taken away from him and he'll help pull down boards. 
5Kawhi Leonard LAC3Even though Leonard has three games scheduled this week, the Clippers do play a back to back later in the week and we can expect Leonard to sit for a game as he has all season long. 
6Miles Bridges CHA4Bridges has quietly been more productive over the last few weeks and it's taken most of the season for him to get into a strong groove and he'll continue getting more time w/ the ball as the third option.
7Taurean Prince BKN4Prince is a very frustrating player to own because he has the ability to attack the lane but the Nets continue to keep him at the arc for the most part. He'll help a bit with rebounding. 
8Joe Harris BKN4Harris will continue to benefit from Garrett Temple being hurt by getting more minutes and he'll even get time to run the point. He won't hurt shooting percentages and he'll grab steals. 
9Joe Ingles UT4Ingles has a very similar role in Utah as Harris does in Brooklyn and he'll come in and play strong perimeter defense by grabbing swipes and he'll take open three-pointers.
10Otto Porter Jr.CHI4Porter just surpassed the 20-minute mark for the first time since returning from injury and we'll have to see if the Bulls continue to give him more minutes. Don't be surprised if he takes a game off. 
11Tim Hardaway Jr.DAL3Hardaway is feeling better and we can expect full minutes and usage from the Mavs third scoring option this week. He'll provide some rebounding and steals help. He's a strong long-range shooter.
12Duncan Robinson MIA3Robinson will continue to see more minutes with Tyler Herro and even Jae Crowder banged up. He's very reliant on his long-range game and sets up a lot at the arc and will mostly score off of three's.
13Terrence Ross ORL3Ross will see more minutes and starts with Evan Fournier hurt and because we don't know when we'll see Fournier take the court again, he could become the team's third or fourth scoring option. 
14Tobias Harris PHI2Harris is lower in the rankings this week because the Sixers have a short slate of games. If Joel Embiid needs more time off the floor, expect Harris to continue being the prioritized scorer. 
15Troy Brown Jr. WSH3Brown will get a good amount of shots in the Wizards lineup, but if he goes cold from the field he'll start passing off a lot more. He's been very helpful grabbing boards and steals.
16Danuel House Jr.HOU3With Eric Gordon a bit banged up, we could see more involvement from House in the Rockets offense this week and they don't have a lot depth off the bench and House plays 30 minutes per game.
17Eric Paschall GSW3Paschall will see even more usage if Draymond Green continues to sit with a Knee injury. Paschall can help at both forward spots. If Stephen Curry sits to start the week, he could be the second scorer.
18Dorian Finney-Smith DAL3INJ: Finney-Smith missed his last two games with an injured Hip and we'll have to see if he can make it back on the court for his first game of the week on Tuesday.
19De'Andre Hunter ATL3INJ: Hunter is dealing with a small Knee injury and it may cost him his first game of the week on Monday night. We may not know if he can go until close to game time. 
20Rudy Gay SAS3Gay has seen more time with the ball as the Spurs frontcourt continues to be light in depth. Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl are still out and it's up to Gay and Trey Lyles to produce in the post. 

Power Forward

RANKNAMETeam# GamesAnalysis
1Jayson Tatum BOS4Tatum takes the top spot this week with the full slate and with Brown out for at least the Celtics first game of the week, expect more overall production from Tatum. 
2Anthony Davis LAL3Davis has been able to stay healthy and he'll always be in line for a lot of production and the Lakers never worry about playing time distribution with their other big men. 
3John Collins ATL3INJ: Collins has a sore Thigh but he shouldn't have to miss any action and the Hawks second scoring option should be able to handle a full workload unless his Thigh tightens up before game time.
4Kristaps Porzingis DAL3Porzingis has realized that the Mavs don't have a lot of threats under the basket and he's been leaving the arc a lot more and it has benefitted him from a scoring and rebounding standpoint. 
5Bojan Bogdanovic UT4Bogdanovic will sometimes have games in which he just scores and then he'll have others in which he's a multi-category producer. Expect mainly scoring from him and view other production as a bonus. 
6Lauri Markkanen CHI4Markkanen has played over 20 minutes in the three games he has played in since returning. Hopefully he's shaken the rust and will be more productive on the glass this week.
7Kevin Love CLE3We're all waiting to see if the Cavs end up shutting down Love, but for now, we will take what we can get and he's the prioritized scoring big men and he'll take a lot of shots from the arc. 
8Paul George LAC3George will continue seeing more minutes, but the second he's in pain, the Clippers Coaching Staff will have no problems pulling him out of games as George has been banged up throughout the year.
9Julius Randle NY3Randle remains the Knicks top scoring option and he'll produce from under the basket and take open three-pointers helping the Knicks stretch the floor. He'll help big time on the boards as well.
10PJ WashingtonCHA4Washington has been playing a lot better and because he's not hanging at the arc as much, it's resulted in more rebounds. He's scored 20-plus points in his last 2 games.
11Paul Millsap DEN4Since returning from injury, Millsap has been helpful with scoring and rebounding and even though Jerami Grant will steal some playing time for him, his role in the deep Nuggets rotation is solidified. 
12Zion Williamson NO3Williamson continues to look very strong under the basket and it's great seeing him attack the rim more. When he shoots long-range shots, you just want to scream at the T.V. STOP THAT!
13Danilo Gallinari OKC3Gallinari will continue being the top-scoring big man for the rest of the way but he sometimes hangs too much at the arc and doesn't give the Thunder second-chance scoring opportunities.
14Aaron Gordon ORL3Gordon is the Magic's second scoring option and he's been a lot more productive since Jonathan Isaac went down months ago and now with Fournier out of the way, he'll get more shots. 
15Jerami Grant DEN4Grant will still log 20 minutes per game in the Denver lineup as he proved himself while Millsap was out and he'll be used as a bailout option on offense and he'll help produce steals and blocks a bit as well.
16Pascal Siakam TOR2Siakam has the short slate this week but the Raptors top scoring option will get a lot of time with the ball even with Marc Gasol back in the lineup and he'll get fed in the post and at the arc. 
17Marcus Morris Sr.LAC3The Clippers do have a back to back later this week and we should expect Leonard to sit for one of those games and that will translate into more minutes and production for Morris. 
18Larry Nance Jr. CLE3Tristan Thompson being in or out of the lineup won't impact Nance as much from a playing time standpoint but every player that's out helps his cause and he's recorded two double-doubles in his last three.
19Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL3INJ: Antetokounmpo is dealing with a Knee injury and he'll miss at least the Bucks first game this week. He could potentially return on Thursday, but his status is currently very much in the air.
20LaMarcus Aldridge SAS3INJ: Aldridge remains out with the Shoulder injury and he doesn't seem like he's close to returning to action. He hasn't officially been ruled out just yet. 


RANKNAMETeam# GamesAnalysis
1Nikola Jokic DEN4Jokic takes the top spot with the full slate and he drew a lot of criticism early on in the season but has since picked up his production and he's a good passer and will compile assists. 
2Rudy Gobert UT4Gobert hasn't been as productive lately as teams have been double teaming him a bit more and we haven't seen as many double-doubles but he has compiled two of them in his last three games. 
3Andre Drummond CLE3Drummond has been a bit banged up over the last week or two but after playing 33 minutes on Sunday we can all feel safe (for now) and expect him to play full minutes this week. 
4Hassan Whiteside POR3Whiteside could be looking at his final week or two of full usage because Jusuf Nurkic is expected to make his return to the court for Sunday's game. Nurkic will need time though to get used to the offense.
5Nikola Vucevic ORL3Vucevic will be seeing even more usage and we can expect him to take more shots from the arc with Fournier hurt and possibly lost for the season. Owners can always expect strong rebounding as well.
6Bam Adebayo MIA3Adebayo has strong ball-handling skills and with other big men banged up, expect him to continue to log heavy minutes and he'll produce assists consistently. 
7Jarrett Allen BKN4Allen remains in a timeshare with DeAndre Jordan but he doesn't eed a lot of time to produce points and boards and he's even blocked 1.3 shots per game this season. 
8Wendell Carter Jr. CHI4Carter has played over 20 minutes in his last 4 games and we should expect him to continue calling for the ball a bit more in the post as he's struggled to hit double figures in scoring since returning.
9DeAndre Jordan BKN4Jordan is a volume player who doesn't need a lot of playing time to produce. Give the guy 20 minutes and he'll help with boards and blocks. View double-digit scoring as an added bonus. 
10Jonas Valanciunas MEM3We don't know when Brandon Clarke or Jaren Jackson Jr. will take the court again but until they do, expect Valanciunas to play 27-30 minutes a game and he'll continue producing consistent double-doubles.
11Daniel Theis BOS4Theis has stood out among the Celtics big men and it's to the point that Enes Kanter doesn't have rotation security. Theis will see playing time for the most part in the mid to late-20's. 
12Cody Zeller CHA4The Hornets are being very strange with how they are rotating their Centers as they are giving guys multiple games in a row off. Expect Zeller to play in the full slate, but watch the "injury report".
13Domantas Sabonis IND2Sabonis would be much higher in these rankings but the Pacers have the short slate and their guards are a bit injured and Sabonis should see more usage with Malcolm Brogdon sidelined.
14Montrezl Harrell LAC3Harrell will continue coming in off the bench and beating up opposing second units. He never has to worry about Ivica Zubac taking minutes away from him and he'll produce more when Leonard sits.
15Steven Adams OKC3Adams production has been up and down all season and he's pulled down double-digit rebounds in two of his last four games. He's blocked shots in his last three games. He won't always take a lot of shots.
16Robert Covington HOU3Covington will continue being the big man in the middle for the Rockets (as sad as that is) but it will force him in the post more and that will give him more opportunities to grab rebounds.
17Deandre Ayton PHX2INJ: Ayton has missed his last two games with an Ankle injury. We'll have to wait and see if he can make it back to the court for Tuesday's game. 
18Davis Bertans WSH3Bertans will see a lot of shots from long-range and we will have to continue to watch his minutes and shots because at some point Thomas Bryant will get more involved in the rotation.
19Derrick Favors NO3Favors minutes are safe as we should expect him to play in the mid-20's for the most part, but we can't always rely on him for scoring. He's grabbed double-digit boards in three of his last six contests.
20Joel Embiid PHI2INJ: The Sixers have a short slate this week and their first game of the week is on Wednesday and hopefully my close of business on Monday, we will know whether or not Embiid will return to action.