KEY 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball - Seasonal Rankings

Use these rankings to decide who to draft and where to draft them. FA rankings are based on a players short term and long term value with upside and injury risk factored in. Use these with confidence during your draft and throughout the season.

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Ben Simmons Headshot

Simmons scored 16 points (8-13 FG) while adding nine assists, eight rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes during Saturday's 116-94 win over the Bucks.

The rookie seemed to hit a wall around Christmas -- he hasn't recorded even a double-double in his last 12 games, averaging 14.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.4 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks over that stretch -- but Saturday's performance offers some hope that Simmons might be finding his early-season form again. The 21-year-old's floor remains very high due to his multi-category contributions, but it's his ceiling that makes him such a valuable fantasy asset even in re-draft formats.
2:54 am (EST)
Dwight Howard Headshot

Howard accounted for 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-5 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal across 35 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 loss to the Heat.

The veteran big man enjoyed another successful night down low, although he was whistled for what turned out to be a pivotal foul against Kelly Olynyk with less than a second remaining. The Heat forward subsequently managed to drain a go-ahead free throw that ultimately proved to be the game winner. Howard has now racked up seven consecutive double-doubles and has seven double-digit scoring efforts in eight January games overall. Consequently, he remains a top-15 center option across all formats, and continues to be one of the most pivotal pieces in the Hornets' attack.
2:49 am (EST)
Joel Embiid Headshot

Embiid scored 29 points (11-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding nine rebounds, two blocks, and assist and a steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 116-94 win over the Bucks.

He's now scored at least 20 points in eight of his last nine games, averaging 24.9 points, 11.1 boards, 3.3 assists and 1.9 blocks over that stretch. With the Sixers climbing in the standings in the Eastern Conference and putting themselves in playoff contention, Embiid is less of a risk to sit or have his minutes restricted, and it's shown in his recent dominant production.
2:46 am (EST)
Kemba Walker Headshot

Walker mustered 22 points (10-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and three steals across 37 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 loss to the Heat.

Walker struggled some with his shot, especially from long distance. However, the 27-year-old guard continued attacking the basket, with his 25 shot attempts serving as his second most over the last 15 games. The All-Star has been particularly proficient as a facilitator of late as well, dishing out between six and 10 assists in six of eight January contests. Given his pivotal role in the Hornets' offense and ability to contribute across the stat sheet, he continues be an elite fantasy asset at his position.
2:43 am (EST)
Eric Bledsoe Headshot

Bledsoe scored 14 points (5-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while adding five steals, three assists and a block in 38 minutes during Saturday's 116-94 loss to the 76ers.

It's the fifth time in the last eight games Bledsoe has recorded at least three swipes, and he extended his streak of games with at least one steal to 14. His scoring has become inconsistent -- he's topped 20 points just three times in that eight-game stretch, averaging 15.8 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 boards, 3.0 steals and 1.4 three-pointers -- but his defensive contributions make him a must-start even in shallower roto formats.
2:41 am (EST)
Nicolas Batum Headshot

Batum registered 26 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 9-10 FT), six assists, three rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 loss to the Heat.

The veteran two-guard's scoring total didn't only pace the Hornets on the night, but it also served as a season high. Batum has now shot 66.7 percent in two contests during January, eclipsing the 20-point mark in both. Batum typically takes a back seat on offense to backcourt mate Kemba Walker, but as he demonstrated Saturday, he can certainly light up the scoreboard when he gets the hot hand. Factoring in Saturday's line, Batum has now posted five straight double-digit scoring efforts while also dishing out at least five assists in three of those games.
2:36 am (EST)
Khris Middleton Headshot

Middleton scored a team-high 23 points (9-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 14 rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 116-94 loss to the 76ers.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) sidelined, Middleton stepped up with his best impression of the Greek Freak, but unfortunately he didn't get enough support from the rest of an undermanned Bucks roster to keep pace with the Sixers. Antetokounmpo is out again Monday against the Suns, so look for Middleton to put together another strong stat line.
2:35 am (EST)
DeMarcus Cousins Headshot

Cousins scored 24 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-12 FG) while adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes during Saturday's 111-104 win over the Grizzlies.

That's now five straight double-doubles and 35 on the season in 45 games for Cousins, putting him second in the league to Karl-Anthony Towns (39) in that category. The 27-year-old continues to thrive in the New Orleans frontcourt alongside Anthony Davis, and Cousins is currently on pace for career highs in rebounds, assists and three-pointers in addition to topping 25 points a game for the third straight season.
2:30 am (EST)
Kelly Olynyk Headshot

Olynyk tallied 16 points (6-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists across 24 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 win over the Hornets.

Olynyk capped off his third double-double of January by draining a clutch free throw with under a second remaining, sealing the win for the Heat. The fifth-year pro also put up a season-high number of shot attempts while posting his ninth double-digit scoring effort in the last 11 contests. Olynyk continues to come off the bench behind James Johnson, but the role is still typically affording him minutes in the mid-20s on most nights, keeping his fantasy stock solid across all formats.
2:29 am (EST)
Anthony Davis Headshot

Davis scored 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-8 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes during Saturday's 111-104 win over the Grizzlies.

The Pelicans' formula worked to perfection in this one -- Davis and DeMarcus Cousins imposed their will early, and when the defense collapsed on them late, Jrue Holiday took advantage with a big fourth quarter. Davis now has 24 double-doubles in 39 games, and the only thing standing between him and a monster second half is his ability to avoid injury.
2:25 am (EST)
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