My Top 155 Roto projections are back!!! For last year’s results, click HERE. Just a quick reminder, the player value represents the per-game value so, although DeMarcus Cousins is ranked 38th, I wouldn’t recommend drafting him that high because he is expected to miss a significant chunk of the season. Finally, if you want to understand the process behind the calculations of the player value, check last years projections article. Enough talking, let’s get to the numbers!!

# NAME VALUE PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FGA FT% FTA TOV
1 Anthony Davis 1.03 28.57 .8 11.4 2.2 1.5 2.4 .52 20.2 .815 8.3 2.4
2 Kevin Durant .84 26.04 2.4 7.2 5.2 0.9 1.5 .52 17.6 .89 6 2.8
3 Stephen Curry .83 25.5 4.1 4.9 6.4 1.7 0.2 .49 16.7 .915 5.5 3.1
4 James Harden .77 30.15 3.9 5.9 8.6 1.6 0.6 .445 19.7 .855 10.2 4.5
5 Giannis Antetokounmpo .73 27.32 0.8 9.7 5.8 1.5 1.6 .52 19.1 .765 8.7 3
6 Nikola Jokic .68 20.68 1.7 11.2 6.5 1.2 1 .52 14.7 .84 4.4 3
7 Karl-Anthony Towns .68 21.6 1.4 12.3 2.6 0.8 1.4 .545 14.6 .84 5.1 2.2
8 Victor Oladipo .55 22.99 2.2 5 4.7 2.2 0.8 .475 17.5 .8 5.2 2.7
9 LeBron James .53 24.86 2 7.9 8.3 1.3 0.7 .54 17.1 .72 6.1 3.6
10 Kawhi Leonard .53 21.48 1.8 6 2.9 1.8 0.8 .48 15.3 .86 5.8 2
11 Damian Lillard .53 27.17 3.1 4.7 6.4 1 0.4 .44 19.6 .91 7.5 2.9
12 Jimmy Butler .53 23.02 1.2 5.6 4.9 1.9 0.4 .47 16.3 .855 7.6 2
13 Chris Paul .49 17.3 2.3 5.1 7.5 1.7 0.2 .465 12.7 .91 3.5 2.1
14 Kyrie Irving .4 22.95 2.7 3.6 5.3 1.1 0.3 .485 17 .895 4.2 2.2
15 Paul George .38 23.46 3 5.5 3.6 1.9 0.4 .435 18.3 .84 5.4 2.8
16 Russell Westbrook .36 28.16 1.3 10 10.5 1.8 0.3 .45 22.4 .77 8.7 5
17 Kemba Walker .31 23.01 3 4 5.1 1.2 0.3 .435 17.5 .855 5.6 2.1
18 Jrue Holiday .3 19.06 1.4 4.9 7 1.6 0.9 .48 15.9 .8 3 3.1
19 Otto Porter .28 15.15 1.8 5.8 2.1 1.5 0.4 .505 11.9 .83 1.6 0.9
20 Andre Drummond .26 15.69 0 15.8 2.6 1.5 1.7 .53 11.9 .58 5.3 2.4
21 Kyle Lowry .26 18.18 3.3 4.7 7.4 1.2 0.2 .43 13.4 .84 4 2.6
22 Joel Embiid .25 23.30 1.2 11.2 2.9 0.7 1.9 .47 17.2 .77 7.7 3.5
23 Rudy Gobert .24 14.11 0 11.4 1.3 0.8 2.3 .63 8.2 .675 5.6 2
24 Kevin Love .24 21.11 2.7 10.4 2.4 0.8 0.4 .42 15.5 .87 6.2 2.4
25 Khris Middleton .24 19.19 1.8 4.9 4.5 1.5 0.2 .455 15 .89 4.2 2.1
26 Bradley Beal .23 24.17 2.7 3 4.2 1.3 0.4 .47 18.5 .8 5.1 2.4
27 Gary Harris .23 18.39 2.2 3.3 3 1.7 0.2 .495 14.3 .815 2.5 1.7
28 Clint Capela .23 14.68 0 11.2 1 0.8 2 .645 9.8 .55 3.7 1.5
29 Draymond Green .23 10.19 1.1 7.4 7.5 1.5 1.4 .44 8.4 .74 2.3 2.6
30 Eric Bledsoe .21 16.94 1.9 4.1 6.1 1.9 0.5 .465 12.9 .8 3.8 3
31 Klay Thompson .19 20.4 3.3 3.5 2.2 0.8 0.5 .48 15.7 .845 2.4 1.6
32 Al Horford .19 12.46 1.4 7.2 5.1 0.7 1.2 .48 10.2 .79 1.6 1.4
33 Tobias Harris .19 19.05 2.2 6 3 1 0.5 .465 15.8 .83 2.6 1.5
34 Marc Gasol .16 17.03 1.6 7.6 4.5 0.8 1.3 .435 13.7 .835 4.2 2.4
35 Ben Simmons .16 15.17 0.1 8.3 8.3 1.6 0.9 .55 11.7 .58 3.8 3.1
36 Enes Kanter .15 16.89 0 12 1.8 0.5 0.6 .57 12.4 .835 3.3 2
37 LaMarcus Aldridge .14 19.19 0.5 7.3 1.8 0.6 1.1 .5 15.2 .83 4.2 1.4
38 DeMarcus Cousins .13 16.59 2 7.5 3.7 1 1.1 .49 11.4 .76 4.5 2.9
39 Myles Turner .12 13.55 1 6.8 1.5 0.8 1.9 .485 10.2 .78 3.4 1.6
40 John Wall .12 19.93 1.4 3.6 10.6 1.6 0.9 .43 16.6 .76 5.6 4
41 CJ McCollum .12 22.46 2.3 4.2 3.5 1 0.4 .455 18.9 .845 3.5 2.1
42 Devin Booker .11 25.84 2.9 4.7 5.3 0.9 0.3 .435 20.1 .865 6.3 3.8
43 Nikola Vucevic .10 14.43 1 8.7 3 0.9 1 .47 13.1 .8 1.4 1.7
44 Robert Covington .08 11.66 2.2 5.2 1.8 1.7 0.9 .41 9.9 .84 1.6 1.7
45 Donovan Mitchell .07 21.87 2.6 4 4 1.5 0.3 .44 17.9 .8 4.4 2.9
46 Hassan Whiteside .05 13.43 0 10.5 1.2 0.6 1.6 .55 10.2 .69 3.2 1.6
47 Josh Richardson .05 11.98 1.5 3.8 2.5 1.6 0.9 .44 10.4 .83 1.6 1.4
48 Lauri Markkanen .05 16.16 2 7.2 1.4 0.7 0.7 .45 13.2 .845 2.7 1.3
49 Jarrett Allen .04 11.9 0.3 8 1 0.6 1.5 .57 8.2 .775 2.9 1.4
50 Kyle Anderson .04 10.42 0.4 5.9 3.4 1.6 0.9 .51 7.5 .74 3.2 1.6
51 Jonas Valanciunas .03 13.5 0.5 9.1 1.2 0.5 1 .565 9.3 .805 3.1 1.6
52 Aaron Gordon .03 17.97 1.9 7.6 2.8 1.1 0.8 .44 15.4 .70 3.6 1.8
53 Jamal Murray .03 16.85 2.1 4 3.9 1.1 0.4 .44 13.4 .895 3.3 2.2
54 Will Barton .02 15.77 1.9 4.7 3.7 0.9 0.6 .455 12.3 .81 3.3 1.6
55 DeMar DeRozan .01 21.30 0.9 4.2 4 1.1 0.3 .46 16.4 .83 6.4 2.1
56 Paul Millsap .01 15.37 1.1 6.7 2.6 1.1 1.2 .465 11.8 .75 4.4 2.1
57 Kristaps Porzingis 0 17.93 1.5 5.7 1 0.6 1.6 .44 14.9 .79 4.2 1.5
58 Joe Ingles 0 12.0 2.4 4.3 5 1.2 0.2 .465 9.3 .79 1.2 2
59 Wendell Carter Jr 0 10.72 0.7 8.9 1.7 0.9 1.5 .50 7.9 .73 2.9 1.9
60 Darren Collison -.01 11.7 1.5 2.3 5 1.2 0.2 .49 8.8 .875 1.8 1.3
61 Larry Nance Jr -.01 9.7 0.3 7.3 1.5 1.4 0.7 .56 7 .68 2.3 1
62 DeAndre Jordan -.01 12.95 0 14.6 1.5 0.6 1.1 .66 7.9 .56 4.5 1.9
63 Zach LaVine -.02 19.75 2.3 3.6 3.1 1 0.2 .445 15 .82 5 1.9
64 Malcolm Brogdon -.02 13.97 1.5 3.6 3.7 1.1 0.3 .475 11 .88 2.3 1.6
65 Kris Dunn -.03 13.19 0.9 3.9 6.5 1.9 0.6 .435 12 .74 2.5 2.7
66 Ricky Rubio -.03 13.59 1.3 4.8 5.9 1.6 0.1 .42 11 .87 3.5 2.6
67 Jayson Tatum -.03 13.3 1.5 4.8 1.4 1 0.6 .48 9.7 .83 3 1.2
68 Mike Conley -.03 18.4 2.2 2.8 4.6 1.1 0.3 .43 14.2 .83 4.8 2.2
69 John Collins -.03 11.97 0.5 8.2 2.1 0.7 1.2 .56 8.3 .70 3.1 1.7
70 Blake Griffin -.05 20.79 2 7 6.1 0.6 0.3 .44 16.8 .77 5.2 2.7
71 Steven Adams -.05 13.13 0 8.8 1.1 1.1 1 .61 9 .58 3.7 1.4
72 JJ Redick -.05 16.75 2.7 2.4 2.5 0.6 0.1 .465 12.2 .90 3 1.3
73 Jeff Teague -.05 13.95 1.1 2.8 6.7 1.3 0.3 .445 11 .85 3.6 2.3
74 Danilo Gallinari -.05 16.15 1.8 5 2.3 0.7 0.4 .41 12.4 .91 4.6 1.4
75 Nikola Mirotic -.05 12.89 2 6.1 1.2 0.8 0.8 .43 10.6 .805 2.2 1
76 Dewayne Dedmon -.06 9.98 1 7.7 1.7 0.7 0.8 .54 7.4 .76 1.3 1.3
77 Tim Hardaway Jr -.06 17.38 2.2 3.7 3 1.1 0.2 .43 14.6 .82 3.2 1.5
78 Jabari Parker -.06 17.66 1.4 5.9 2.5 0.9 0.4 .49 13.8 .74 3.7 1.8
79 Lou Williams -.07 19.06 2.1 1.9 3.9 1 0.2 .43 14.2 .88 5.4 2.3
80 Mario Hezonja -.07 12.67 1.6 4.6 2 1.4 0.6 .43 10.7 .81 2.3 1.5
81 Rudy Gay -.07 13.96 1.1 5.8 2 1.1 0.8 .46 11.2 .80 3.2 1.8
82 Gordon Hayward -.08 16.6 1.8 4.6 2.8 0.9 0.3 .44 12.9 .82 4.2 1.5
83 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope -.09 11.67 1.9 4.6 2 1.3 0.2 .435 9 .81 2.4 1.1
84 Thaddeus Young -.09 11.35 0.6 6.1 1.7 1.6 0.4 .495 10.2 .59 1.1 1.3
85 Taurean Prince -.10 15.17 2.4 5 2.9 1.1 0.5 .42 12.4 .84 2.8 2.5
86 Al-Farouq Aminu -.11 9.65 1.7 8.2 1.5 1.2 0.7 .39 8.9 .72 1.4 1.3
87 Evan Fournier -.11 17.5 2.1 3.1 3 0.9 0.2 .45 13.9 .85 3.4 1.9
88 Kent Bazemore -.11 12.82 1.7 4 3.1 1.4 0.7 .42 10.1 .80 3.3 2.2
89 Brook Lopez -.11 12.27 1.5 4.1 2 0.4 1.4 .47 9.9 .77 1.9 1.2
90 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson -.12 14.76 0.3 7 2.2 1.1 0.7 .475 11.2 .78 4.9 1.9
91 Reggie Bullock -.12 13.17 2.5 2.9 1.9 0.8 0.3 .475 10.4 .79 1 1.1
92 Taj Gibson -.12 11.5 0.1 6.6 1.1 0.7 0.7 .57 8.6 .76 2.1 1
93 Eric Gordon -.12 18.87 3.4 2.8 2.4 0.7 0.4 .42 14.8 .82 3.7 2.1
94 Lonzo Ball -.12 9.57 1.5 6 5.6 1.5 0.7 .39 9.5 .55 1.2 2.2
95 Jordan Bell -.12 7.21 0 6.2 2.4 0.9 1.3 .55 5.6 .70 1.5 1.2
96 Serge Ibaka -.13 11.95 1.3 6 0.7 0.4 1.1 .48 9.9 .82 1.4 1
97 Derrick Favors -.13 11.6 0.2 6.7 1.2 0.8 1 .55 8.8 .66 2.6 1
98 E’Twaun Moore -.13 12.88 1.8 3.4 3.2 1.1 0.2 .475 10.9 .72 1 1.4
99 TJ Warren -.13 15.43 0.4 4.4 1.1 1 0.6 .50 12.9 .76 2.8 1
100 Goran Dragic -.13 16.09 1.6 4.3 4.5 0.9 0.2 .46 12.9 .795 3.3 2.1
101 Dario Saric -.13 13.74 1.8 6.4 2.4 0.7 0.3 .45 10.9 .85 2.5 1.7
102 Buddy Hield -.13 13.24 2.1 3.7 2 1.2 0.3 .45 11.2 .88 1.2 1.8
103 Dirk Nowitzki -.13 11.23 1.7 5.4 1.4 0.5 0.6 .45 9.4 .89 1.2 1.8
104 James Johnson -.14 11.86 1 5 3.8 1 0.9 .49 9.3 .70 2.5 2.1
105 JaVale McGee -.14 8.04 0 5.6 0.8 0.4 1.6 .60 6.1 .65 1.1 0.6
106 Jusuf Nurkic -.15 15.22 0 9.5 2.2 0.9 1.5 .50 12.8 .62 3.9 2.5
107 Carmelo Anthony -.17 14.60 2.5 6 1.5 0.7 0.5 .41 12.8 .80 2 1.5
108 Dejounte Murray -.17 10.12 0.3 7 3.6 1.6 0.4 .445 9.2 .71 2.3 1.9
109 Luka Doncic -.17 12.72 1.5 4.8 4.6 1 0.3 .445 9.1 .80 3.9 2.3
110 Nicolas Batum -.18 12.48 1.6 5.2 4.9 0.9 0.4 .41 11 .845 2.2 2.1
111 Allen Crabbe -.18 12.18 2.5 4 1.4 0.6 0.4 .42 9.9 .855 1.6 0.8
112 Kelly Oubre Jr -.18 12.84 1.7 4.1 1.4 1.1 0.5 .42 10.4 .80 3 1.2
113 Patrick Beverley -.18 10.15 1.8 3.3 2.6 1.5 0.4 .415 8.9 .80 1.2 1.7
114 Danny Green -.19 9.37 1.8 4 1.9 1 1 .39 8.6 .78 1.1 1.2
115 Mohamed Bamba -.19 7.89 0.3 7 0.3 0.5 1.9 .51 6 .67 2.2 1.1
116 Andrew Wiggins -.20 18.88 1.5 4.6 2.2 1.1 0.6 .445 16.3 .70 4.1 1.9
117 Fred VanVleet -.20 10.47 1.6 2.7 3.8 1 0.3 .43 8.5 .82 1.9 1.2
118 Deandre Ayton -.21 12.5 0.2 8.6 1.4 0.5 1.2 .52 9.4 .72 3.5 2
119 DeMarre Carroll -.21 12.2 1.8 6.2 1.7 0.9 0.4 .41 10 .76 2.9 1.2
120 Delon Wright -.21 8.81 1 3.1 3.1 1.1 0.5 .46 6.8 .82 1.9 1.2
121 Harrison Barnes -.21 16.04 1.4 5.2 1.6 0.6 0.2 .455 13.2 .82 1.9 1.2
122 Jakob Poeltl -.21 7.17 0 5.4 1.2 0.7 1.4 .64 5 .59 1.3 1.2
123 Bogdan Bogdanovic -.22 12.81 1.9 3.2 3.8 0.9 0.2 .435 11 .84 1.6 1.7
124 Tyler Johnson -.22 11.77 1.8 3.6 2.1 0.8 0.5 .435 9.6 .81 2 1.2
125 Ersan Ilyasova -.22 11.33 1.5 5.4 1.1 0.8 0.4 .445 9.2 .78 2.1 0.9
126 Moe Harkless -.22 8.71 1.1 3.4 1 1 0.8 .50 6.7 .70 1.3 0.9
127 Kelly Olynyk -.22 11 1.3 5.3 2.5 0.7 0.5 .50 8.1 .76 2.1 1.7
128 Willie Cauley-Stein -.22 11.61 0 6.6 2.2 1 0.8 .51 9.5 .64 3 1.3
129 Jerami Grant -.23 10.84 0.7 5.1 1.3 0.6 1.3 .52 7.3 .67 3.8 1
130 Trevor Ariza -.23 9.1 1.8 3 1.2 1.2 0.2 .42 7.7 .83 1 0.6
131 Jonathan Isaac -.24 6.19 0.8 4 0.8 1.3 1.2 0.4 5.8 .75 1 1
132 Gerald Green -.24 13.15 2.7 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.4 .41 10.9 .84 1.8 1
133 D’Angelo Russell -.24 15.78 2.5 4 5.6 0.8 0.4 .41 14 .75 2.4 2.8
134 Jeremy Lamb -.24 11.71 1.1 4 2 0.7 0.4 .46 9.4 .855 2.3 1.1
135 JaMychal Green -.24 9.8 0.8 8.2 1.5 0.6 0.6 .47 7.9 .75 2.1 1.3
136 Tyreke Evans -.25 12.9 1.5 3.8 3.5 1 0.3 .44 10.3 .78 3 1.9
137 Dennis Smith Jr -.26 16.76 1.7 4.3 6 1.1 0.3 .41 15.6 .71 3.2 2.6
138 Markieff Morris -.26 10.76 0.9 5 1.8 0.9 0.5 .47 9 .825 1.7 1.6
139 Spencer Dinwiddie -.26 9.87 1.6 2.8 4.8 0.8 0.3 .40 7.7 .81 2.6 1.3
140 Brandon Ingram -.27 14.4 0.9 5 3 0.9 0.8 .475 11.2 .68 4.2 2
141 Julius Randle -.27 15.03 0.2 7.9 2.4 0.6 0.5 .54 10.4 .72 5 2.3
142 Elfrid Payton -.27 11.3 0.5 4 6 1.2 0.3 .475 9.6 .67 2.5 2.2
143 Dwight Howard -.28 15.55 0 12.2 1.2 0.7 1.4 .57 10.3 .56 6.8 2.3
144 Marvin Williams -.28 8.88 1.5 4.4 1 0.6 0.5 .45 6.9 .835 1.4 0.7
145 Jaylen Brown -.28 13.75 1.8 4.7 1.4 0.9 0.4 .47 10.5 .67 3.1 1.6
146 Dennis Schroder -.29 14.49 1.2 2.8 5.1 0.9 0.1 .44 12.3 .85 2.9 2.4
147 Jaren Jackson Jr -.30 9.47 1.1 4.9 0.9 0.5 1.3 .485 6.3 .78 2.9 1.9
148 Pau Gasol -.30 9.21 0.5 7.4 2.6 0.3 0.8 .47 7.3 .74 2.5 1.2
149 DJ Augustin -.30 11.31 1.8 2.5 4.5 0.7 0 .44 8.2 .85 2.7 1.8
150 Marvin Bagley III -.31 13.82 0.6 8.7 1.1 0.6 0.6 .55 10.1 .62 3.4 2.2
151 Trae Young -.32 15.36 2.4 2 5.8 1.1 0.1 .385 12.8 .84 3.7 3.2
152 Seth Curry -.32 10.7 1.6 2.1 2.2 0.8 0.1 .465 8.6 .845 1.3 1.1
153 Kyle Kuzma -.33 12.22 1.9 5.5 1.3 0.5 0.4 .455 9.6 .72 2.2 1.5
154 Brandon Knight -.33 13.17 1.7 3 3.8 1 0.2 .42 11.3 .86 2.3 2.5
155 Bojan Bogdanovic -.34 12.64 1.7 3.2 1.2 0.5 0.1 .465 9.7 .87 2.2 1.2


Players I’m higher on
After the wall of numbers above, here are some quick notes of players I’m higher/lower on.

Victor Oladipo: I know many expect a slightly worse year from Dipo, and it’s a logical assumption as he hit career highs pretty much across the board. However, I think he can maintain his elite fantasy level, as he is one of the hardest workers out there.

Kemba Walker: Contract year and maybe the departure of Dwight Howard increases his rebounds a bit closer to his career averages.

Eric Bledsoe: I don’t trust him to stay healthy, but the numbers don’t lie and after his trade to Milwaukee he was a top 25 player.

Enes Kanter: The Knicks have a huge hole at center and Kanter has a huge opportunity for big minutes.

Jarrett Allen: I’m all in on Allen this season, as he has a realistic chance to get 30+ minutes in the high paced Brooklyn system.

Kyle Anderson: He has the lead for the starting SF job in Memphis and has a very fantasy-friendly, low-volume game.

Jonas Valanciunas: Casey and his hate for JV moved away from Toronto, so I’m hoping for a slight uptick in minutes.

Wendell Carter Jr: My top ranked rookie, Carter will probably start start but he has the potential to be special in fantasy and turned heads with his play in Summer League.

Kris Dunn: He will lose some usage to Lavine and Jabari, but a jump in efficiency is common for third year guards, and his steals are elite.

Mario Hezonja: Porzingis’injury leaves a lot of usage to go around and Super Mario can be the one to benefit, having just signed a one-year, prove it deal.

Players I’m lower on

Nikola Vucevic: I loved him last year, but Mohamed Bamba is the future for Orlando and it’s likely he gets traded before the February deadline.

Donovan Mitchell: I’ve seen him ranked as high as 15. I just can’t buy that much improvement in the efficiency numbers.

Blake Griffin: Lack of defensive stats, bad fit in Detroit, always an injury risk if he doesn’t like a member of the staff

Lonzo Ball: Both LeBron and Rondo will take minutes and touches from Ball. The efficiency is bound to improve, but the usage will most likely suffer.

Serge Ibaka: How the mighty have fallen. His blocks are on the decline for 5 straight years and the new coach in Toronto even mentioned he might not be starting .

DeAndre Ayton: I know the minutes will be there, but so will the turnovers and I don’t think he gets as many shots as people think in his first year.

Trae Young: Inefficiency and high turnovers really reduce Young’s value.

I’ll gladly discuss my rankings with you guys in the comments below, along with any other fantasy related questions…

  1. Da kretch says:
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    Why d Russell so low? I think he has a comeback year. Also I feel doncic will be top 70 why no love?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Don’t see him getting over 28 minutes, poor shooting efficiency, and high turnovers. I have Doncic at 53

    • Kostas

      Kostas says:
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      @Da kretch: Turnovers and percentages keep his value pretty low. If he can manage to be more efficient or distribute the ball better he can climb the ranks a lot. I love Doncic IRL but Carlisle has always been stingy with his minutes for rookies. I’m also generally pretty conservative with my rookies rankings since it is rare for them to crack top 50 value. In dynasty however I think he climbs way higher and is definitely the first rookie off the board/

    • Craig Bozic

      Craig Bozic says:
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      @Da kretch:
      I’m on board with ya on both Da Kretch. I am with you all the way on both

  2. Bill Kaplan says:
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    Your top 155 is interesting. As as 155 being a strange number: In a 12 tram Rotisserie there is 144 starting spots. If you add on round for a reserve spot it would be 156. SO it works for me.

    Also, our league does not use Turnovers as a category. Do you have or is a top 155(or so) list without factoring Turnovers?

    Thanks

    Bill

    • Kostas

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      @Bill Kaplan: Hello Bill, the number 155 started as a gig in last year’s projections. Initially I was to do a more classic number like top150 but I’m glad the number works great for you! I could publish a list without Turnovers if there is sufficient interest for it to be a standalone article in the future..

      • Bill Kaplan says:
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        @Kostas: I’m not sure how many Basketball Rotisseries don’t use turnovers as a category? We started our pool decades ago and I don’t remember TOs were a category yet?

        I think 150 is a arbitrary number anyway. I think it might be better to let the stats dictate a top list. There’s been some years I had a top list of less then 144. Other years more then 160.

  3. Dan Kretch says:
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    Doncic 109 on this list

    • Son

      Son says:
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      My apologies. I, Son, thought the comment was for a different post

      • Bill Kaplan says:
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        @Son: No worries. still interesting.

  4. Cameron says:
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    Conley 68? Assuming no injuries as you stated, you don’t think he can get back to what he was doing before he got injured last year? 4.6 assists seems low, I think he’s averaged 6 for like 7 seasons straight (prior to last years injury).
    And Tatum 67, Hayward 82?
    Nance also seems pretty high.
    Probably sound nit picky all in all such a great post!!!

    • Kostas

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      @Cameron: I’m expecting a slow start from Conley due to the injuries but once he gets up to speed he has the potential to perform greater than his rank and get his assists closer to his career averages.

      I’m a bit worried about the Celtics in general, as there are too many mouths to feed and now that they are at full speed the usage will have to be divided.

      For Nance, I think he is one of the few building blocks in Cleveland and can get minutes both at the 4 and 5.

      Thank you for your kind words!

  5. Brent

    Brent says:
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    Love the rankings.

    I am a big believer in Batum this season, especially with Howard gone. Anything in particular holding him back in the ranks?

    • Kostas

      Kostas says:
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      @Brent: I think especially Malik Monk and to an extend Jeremy Lamb take some shots from him and frankly he looked like he lost a big chunk of his athletic ability last year. Maybe I’m being too harsh on him and too biased with last year’s down performance. I increased his rebounds slightly to compensate for the Howard effect. Do you project him getting over 32 minutes per game?

  6. TC99 says:
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    Wait, where’s Corey Brewer?!?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! Touché. Fair enough TC99, but keep Kostas out of it.

      • TC99 says:
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        @Son:

        You seem like a good guy Son, I’ll try to keep the Brewer jokes to a minimum.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ha! Naw, I deserve the Brewer bashing. You’re more than welcome to come at me anytime. Just do it in my pieces, as I don’t want collateral damage in the pieces of the other writers. Kostas is a good guy, so let’s keep him out of the middle of our war. 🙂

    • Kostas

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      @TC99:
      TC99 I have to admit you made me laugh with the comment…

      I was sure i was forgetting someone when I was finalizing the article. Damn…. I will publish the updated rankings shortly. Just to give a sneak pick, Brewer is at no44, Deng at 56 and Noah is at 80 since he hasn’t signed yet…

      Son, the Brewer projections will become a legendary tale in this site in time…

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Ha! That’s fair. I had a thought and it didn’t work out. Won’t be the last time but at least I’m a legend now!!!

      • Craig Bozic

        Craig Bozic says:
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        @Kostas:

        Has there been a better response ever lol.

        Good one Kostas.

        LET’S not hate on Luol Deng too much, dude is the saviour of British basketball

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    I think a lot of people are overlooking Mo Harkless. He was awful the first half of last season but rebounded to rank 56th over the final 2 months and he was 96th the previous season. He’s projected to start again and I just can’t see him falling outside the top 125.

    • Kostas

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      @TC99: I have him at 124 but I agree with you, he is definitely a guy to put on your watch list… If he increases his minutes he can crack the top 100 for sure….

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    Any thoughts on Marshon Brooks as a sleeper for this season? The Grizzlies aren’t overly deep at guard which includes an injury prone Conley., and they appear to have let Evans walk because Brooks played so well in his spot late last season.

    Anyone see him continuing to get 25-27 mpg off the bench? Where should he be ranked?

    • Kostas

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      @TC99: The backcourt situation in Memphis is a complicated one with Dilion Brooks, MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden all possible candidates to take the starting position. It looks like a value killing timeshare but if anyone of them can consistently get around 28 minutes he might gain standard league value….

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    I think a lot of people have Kyrie ranked way too high. Here’s a guy who has missed 61 games the past 3 years and often breaks down at the end of the season when you need him most. Plus he’s playing on a deep team who won’t hesitate to rest him with any minor ailment.

    #14 seems like a best case scenerio which is only attainable if he plays 75+ games and he doesn’t seem to be getting the same injury downgrade as others like him would.

    • Kostas

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      @TC99: I have to remind you the values are the per game values of the players so the number of games Irving winds up playing is not important for his no14 ranking. I just feel like Irving’s offensive potential in Brad Stevens excellent schemes will be even more apparent in his second year. The rest days may be an issue down the stretch but that doesn’t affect his projected ranking…

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        I missed the part that these are per-game rankings. Thanks. That changes just about everything I wrote in my previous post.

        That said, with Rozier and Smart around his minutes are going to go down before they go up. He already lost 3 mpg last season and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that figure drop again after another injury plagued season. And while people want to point to Steven’s schemes as helping him (he is a brilliant coach no doubt) that wasn’t exactly the case last season. His PER36 stats looked exactly like they did when he was a Cav.

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