Fantasy Basketball Roto ROS Rankings 12/1

As the season has progressed, players have either over or under performed, giving reason to reevaluate where players were ranked earlier in the season. There are my top-75 players for the 2018-2019 season for the rest of the season. Feel free to leave a comment on players you may agree/disagree on.

1. James Harden Houston Rockets PG, SG
2. Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans PF, C
3. Giannis Antetokoumpo Milwaukee Bucks SF, PF
4. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors SF, PF
5. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors PG
6. Lebron James Los Angeles Lakers SF, PF
7. Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers C
8. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves C
9. Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder PG
10. Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets PF, C
11. Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers  PG, SG
12. Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors SF
13. Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers PG
14. Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets PG
15. Paul George  Oklahoma City Thunder SF
16. Jimmy Butler Philadelphia 76ers SF
17. Jrue Holiday New Orleans Pelicans PG
18. Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors PG
19. Chris Paul Houston Rockets PG
20. Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics PG
21. Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers PG
22. DeMar Derozan San Antonio Spurs SG, SF
23. Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz C
24. Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons C
25. John Wall Washington Wizards PG

As the top 25 rounds off, a few surprises are noticeably left of off the list. Some of these guys include Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Bradley Beal, and Devin Booker. All of those players are great and will be high up in the next 25, but they are not putting up as many supporting stats as guys like John Wall, DeMar Derozan, Ben Simmons, and Rudy Gobert.

Some risers in the top 25 would include a flaming hot James Harden slotting in at #1, a Jimmy Butler free Karl-Anthony Towns who is now thriving, steady Jrue Holiday, and John Wall.

26. Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks SG, SF
27. Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz PG, SG
28. Clint Capela Houston Rockets C
29. Devin Booker Phoenix Suns PG, SG
30. Bradley Beal Washington Wizards SG
31. Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies C
32. Tobias Harris Los Angeles Clippers SF, PF
33. Nikola Vucevic Orlando Magic C
34.Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons PF
35. Lamarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs PF
36. Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors SG
37. Eric Bledsoe Milwaukee Bucks PG
38. Gary Harris Denver Nuggets SF
39. DeAndre Jordan Dallas Mavericks C
40. Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics SF
41. C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers SG
42. Robert Covington Minnesota Timberwolves SF
43. Enes Kanter New York Knicks C
44. Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls PG, SG
45. Myles Turner Indiana Pacers PF, C
46. Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets PG, SG
47. Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies PG
48. Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic SF, PF
49. Al Horford Boston Celtics PF, C
50. Nikola Mirotic New Orleans Pelicans PF

As the next 25 players culminate, there are some major names left out of the top 50. There are a few noticeable fallers like Draymond Green, Gordan Hayward, and Otto Porter. It is likely these guys will eventually bounce back, but they simply are not producing now.

  • Green is struggling not only offensively, but also off the court as well.
  • Hayward still looks shaky and is posting his lowest scoring average since his rookie year.
  • Porter continues to play somewhat limited minutes, and not shoot threes.

Some risers, however, are Nikola Vucevic, Enes Kanter, and Klay Thompson.

  • Vucevic has consistently put up top 5 numbers at the center position this season and is the leading scorer and rebounder on the surprisingly decent Orlando Magic team.
  • Kanter has also put up great numbers, averaging a robust 16 pts and 12 rebounds in only 27 MPG.
  • As for Klay, November has treated him well, averaging 26 PPG in that span.
51. Otto Porter Jr. Washington Wizards SF
52. Lou Williams Los Angeles Clippers PG, SG
53. Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat C
54. DeAndre Ayton Phoenix Suns C
55. Josh Richardson Miami Heat PG, SG, SF
56. Jeff Teague Minnesota Timberwolves PG
57. Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder C
58. Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks PG, SF
59. Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz PG
60. Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets PF, C
61. Jonas Valanciunas Toronto Raptors C
62. Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets PF
63. Julius Randle New Orleans Pelicans PF
64. Taurean Prince Atlanta Hawks SF
65. Tim Hardaway Jr. New York Knicks SG, SF
66. Gordan Hayward Boston Celtics SF
67. Harrison Barnes Dallas Mavericks SF
68. Goran Dragic Miami Heat SG
69. Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors PF
70. Jusuf Nurkic Portland Trail Blazers C
71. D’Angelo Russell Brooklyn Nets PG
72. Joe Ingles Utah Jazz SF
73. Danilo Gallinari Los Angeles Clippers SF
74. Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies PF
75. Dennis Smith Jr. Dallas Mavericks PG

As we come to a close, a few guys with packed NBA resumes are left off the list. Some of these guys include Dwight Howard, Nicholas Batum, J.J. Redick and Kevin Love.

  • Howard is still producing almost a double double per game, but can’t stay healthy and is slowing down offensively.
  • Batum can still put up a few major stat lines, but has mostly underperformed this season, averaging a measly 9 PPG.
  • Redick is still a great player and is shooting decent enough, but underwhelming 35% from beyond the arc and he also may lose some shots to Jimmy Butler.
  • Love is a great player when he is on the court, but he simply cannot stay healthy. He is a must start player when he plays, but through the years his games played continues to drop.

On the other hand, some risers include, D’Angelo Russell, Harrison Barnes, and Paul Millsap.

  • Russell has been balling lately averaging 20 PPG 6 APG and 4.5 RPG in his last 10 contests.
  • Barnes is also hot, averaging 19 PPG and 5 RPG in his last 10 games.
  • Millsap has finally meshed into the Nuggets high powered offense and is playing great as of late, giving owners an efficient scorer with good defensive stats as well.

On the whole, there is a lot of season left and many things can change, however, this is a very solid top.

 

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Luke Barnett

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Philly-raised fantasy maven who believes that, when the Phillies finally acquire Mike Trout, the city's domination of American sports will be complete (say hello Joel Embiid, Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, Jay Wright...and Rocky Balboa!).

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