Point Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Luka Doncic DAL 4 With a full slate, Doncic takes the top spot this week as he continues to show that there isn't an opposition that can truly stop him from producing points, boards and dimes as the Mavs top option.
2 Damian Lillard POR 4 Lillard is getting a bit of scoring relief with the arrival of Carmelo Anthony, but he will still get a ton of shots in the Blazers offense as frontcourt offense for them continues to be limited.
3 Ricky Rubio PHX 5 Rubio moves way up the rankings with the super-slate and with Deandre Ayton still suspended, he has had to take on more of a scoring role and most of the Suns offense will come frome the backcourt.
4 Kyrie Irving BKN 4 INJ: Irving is dealing with a minor Shoulder injury and he had to miss his previous game and there's a chance he'll have to sit for his first game of the week. The Nets need him out there with Caris LeVert also out.
5 Russell Westbrook HOU 4 Westbrook has been getting rest games all of a sudden and it brings me back to a report I read prior to the season that Houston was going to stagger his minutes with James Harden. Rest games though? Yikes!
6 Devonte Graham CHA 4 Graham has been one of the most impressive players this season coming from out of nowhere. A year ago, he was battling Tony Parker for minutes and now he's the team's top scoring option.
7 Trae Young ATL 3 Young will continue to handle most of the offensive burden and will have an eternal green light to continue shooting even if he's off. He'll still provide a lot of assist help and having Jabari Parker helps.
8 Eric Bledsoe MIL 4 Bledsoe will take on a bigger role while Khris Middleton recovers as he should become more of a prioritized scorer in the Bucks offense and help with dimes and steals.
9 Kemba Walker BOS 3 Walker continues to be the Celtics top option as they continue to have issues scoring in the paint and Walker will have to shift around the arc to get open when he's off the ball.
10 Dejounte Murray SAS 4 The Spurs have a lot of guards, but Murray's defense will keep his spot safe and secure as the other guards won't serve as a threat to his playing time. The guards will need to handle a lot of scoring.
11 Terry Rozier CHA 4 Let's not forget about Rozier and how he is still high up on the priority list when it comes to scoring and having time to run the offense. He'll continue to toggle between both guard spots.
12 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN 4 If Irving has to sit, Dinwiddie's usage will go up even more. Caris LeVert being out of action also help Dinwiddie pick up more shots and time with the ball and he'll keep the Nets offense moving quickly.
13 Collin Sexton CLE 4 Sexton has grown as a player since his rookie season and has taken more of a command of the Cavs offense and even with Kevin Love as the top option, Sexton will still get plenty of time with the ball.
14 Ben Simmons PHI 3 Simmons has been a bit banged up to start the season, but he shouldn't have any issues this week as he continues to be a multi-category producer year after year and he gets a ton of time with the ball.
15 Mike Conley UT 4 Conley has definitely felt the effects of being on a team with multiple shooters as he hasn't been as productive overall. He's starting to focus more on being a playmaker rather than a scoring guard.
16 Jamal Murray DEN 3 Murray has been less scoring dependant and has focused more on setting up the Nuggets offense and helping produce assists. He's still the second option when it comes to scoring behind Nikola Jokic.
17 Tomas Satoransky CHI 4 Satoransky makes the list with the full slate as the Bulls lack mid-court depth and he'll have to continue to utilize his driving ability to force the ball inside and draw contact.
18 Bryn Forbes SAS 4 Forbes continues to be a reliable scoring combo-guard who will come in and play strong defense on the perimeter, fight for boards and he continues to be very involved in the Spurs rotation.
19 Lonzo Ball NO 4 INJ: Ball has now missed his last five games and it's hard to tell whether or not he'll be ready to return on Tuesday night. The Pelicans continue to deal with a lot of injuries.
20 Patrick Beverley LAC 4 INJ: Beverley missed his last two games with a sore Calf and his status is unknown going into the first game of the Clippers full slate on Monday night. 

Shooting Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 James Harden HOU 4 Harden keeps the top spot with the full slate and with Eric Gordon still sidelined and Danuel House Jr. banged up, he'll continue to take a ton of three-pointers as he's clearly the Rockets top scoring option.
2 Devin Booker PHX 5 Booker moves up with the super-slate as the Suns top scoring option and he'll get time to run the point when Rubio needs a breather and that'll keep resulting in more dimes.
3 Donovan Mitchell UT 4 Mitchell has been able to break through and continue being a strong scorer despite the additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. Mitchell is much more effective overall when he attacks the rim.
4 Jrue Holiday NO 4 The Pelicans can barely dress 10 players as of late and more pressure is going to fall on Holiday to not only score but run the point for the team as well.
5 Bradley Beal WSH 3 The Wizards are still trying to figure out who else to give a lot of shots to besides Beal and Isaiah Thomas and because of that, Beal will get an unlimited amount of playing time and shots.
6 Lou Williams LAC 4 If Beverley needs to sit, Williams will get more playing and draw more starts. He'll also benefit indirectly if Kawhi Leonard needs more games to rest his Knee.
7 Zach LaVine CHI 4 LaVine will get more shots with Otto Porter Jr. hurt and he'll find openings inside to drive and draw contact, but, he's much more reliant on his three-point shooting. He'll have time to run the offense as well.
8 CJ McCollum POR 4 McCollum will still be the second option for the Blazers even with Anthony coming in. He'll burn the opposition from mid-range and help force the ball inside to Hassan Whiteside giving him more dimes production.
9 DeMar DeRozan SAS 4 DeRozan has been attacking the rim and drawing more contact lately. One of the things he does best is making quick passes and then cutting inside to catch the interior defense off-guard from the opposition.
10 Jimmy Butler MIA 3 Butler has been ill over the last few days but it shouldn't limit him moving forward as he was able to play through his illness over the weekend. He'll continue to be the Heat's top scoring option.
11 RJ Barrett NY 4 Barrett has been one of the few bright spots and he'll not only get a lot of shots and minutes as Coach Fizdale wants to give him as much run as possible in his rookie season and he'll help grab boards.
12 Fred VanVleet TOR 3 VanVleet will continue to have a huge role with Kyle Lowry still out and he'll spend most of the game running the point, but that doesn't mean that he won't take shots as he'll still be very active offensively.
13 Jaylen Brown BOS 3 Brown's role will be bigger than earlier in the season with Gordon Hayward still sidelined. He's going to be prioritized as a scorer and he'll toggle between SG and SF in games giving him more minutes.
14 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC 3 Gilgeous-Alexander is back in the rankings with the third game this week and he'll get a lot of time with the ball and he doesn't give up on plays and doesn't have much competition at his position.
15 Jordan Clarkson CLE 4 Clarkson will grab minutes at both guard spots and owners can rely on him for mainly scoring. View help in other categories as an added bonus at this point because he averages under three boards and dimes.
16 JJ Redick NO 4 Redick has been dealing with his own Toe issues, but he's been playing through the pain and because he's desperately needed to be on the court, he'll get more minutes and more shots in the Pelicans offense.
17 Buddy Hield SAC 3 Hield will have a bigger role with De'Aaron Fox out and he'll get not only more shots, but he'll also get time with the ball and the Kings need all of the help they can get offensively.
18 Luke Kennard DET 3 Kennard has been able to take advantage of early-season guard injuries and has established a bigger scoring role this season. He'll help keep percentages high from the arc and from the free-throw line.
19 Josh Hart NO 4 INJ: Hart is dealing with an Ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for the last three games. His status is up in the air for the Pelicans first game of the week on Tuesday.
20 Andrew Wiggins MIN 3 INJ: Wiggins has been sick and has missed his last two games and it's looking like he'll be sidelined for a third straight game as his three game week starts on Monday. There's a small chance he makes it back.

Small Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Kawhi Leonard LAC 4 INJ: Leonard has missed his last two games with a sore Knee and for load management purposes as well. It's uncertain whether or not he'll have to miss any games this week.
2 LeBron James LAL 3 Even with Kelly Oubre Jr. having two more games than James, James puts up production in so many areas that he can out-produce Oubre with fewer games. James has dished 11.2 assists per game this season.
3 Kelly Oubre Jr. PHX 5 Oubre moves way up in the rankings because of the super-slate and with Ayton out, he's been the Suns second scoring option and he'll help grab boards and steals on the defensive end.
4 Marcus Morris NY 4 The Knicks play better when Morris is on the floor and he doesn't shy away from taking open three-pointers. He'll be a big help grabbing boards and being an enforcer defensively and log a ton of minutes.
5 Taurean Prince BKN 4 Prince will see more shots and time with the ball while LeVert recovers. Prince is a very smart player and will shoot only when he has a good look and then crash the boards.
6 Danuel House Jr. HOU 4 INJ: After missing his last three games, it's looking like House is ready to return to the Rockets lineup and because of depth issues, he'll continue to see a lot of minutes.
7 Tobias Harris PHI 3 Harris will produce on both sides of the ball and be the Sixers second scoring option. He'll look to take more three's when Al Horford and Joel Embiid are on the court but he's still pulling down 7.9 rpg.
8 Rudy Gay SAS 4 Gay, being the veteran he is, has transformed his game from being an arc player to being a post player and he puts himself in position to produce from mid-range and then to grab boards consistently.
9 Joe Harris BKN 4 Harris will definitely see more minutes with LeVert out and he'll certainly see more shots if Irving continues to sit for games. He's a good three-point shooter and he'll fight for steals on the other side.
10 Miles Bridges CHA 4 Even though I'm a bit let-down by Bridges in the early-going of the season, he still takes over 10 shots per game, but he spends too much time at the arc and doesn't give himself chances to grab more boards.
11 Will Barton DEN 3 Barton has been able to play multiple positions on the court and being on a deep team could make extra minutes harder to get, but not for Barton who can run the point and fight in the post for rebounds.
12 Rodney Hood POR 4 Hood's spot in the Blazers rotation is safe and even with Anthony coming in to take shots away from him, Hood plays good perimeter defense and fights hard through screens and will grab steals.
13 Kenrich Williams NO 4 The Pelicans injuries have given Williams life in the rotation and he's been able to put up points and boards consistently when he gets more than limited minutes. Expect him to go 20-plus for the next few games.
14 Danilo Gallinari OKC 3 Gallinari has been the second leading scorer for the Thunder this season and because they lack depth, he'll continue to log a lot of minutes and take a lot of long-range jumpers and he'll grab long boards.
15 Jabari Parker ATL 3 Parker has given the Hawks the support they've needed offensively since losing John Collins to suspension and he'll continue getting a lot of minutes. He's been helpful on defense grabbing boards and steals.
16 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 3 Bogdanovic has benefitted a ton with Fox hurt by getting more time on the court and more shots. He can bring up the ball if needed as well. Bogdanovic leads the Kings in steals this season.
17 OG Anunoby TOR 3 Anunoby is known for his defense, but he's elevated his game offensively and with Lowry and Serge Ibaka hurt, he'll continue to see more shots and he'll attack the rim to draw contact.
18 Tyler Herro MIA 3 Herro fights hard on both sides of the ball. On offense, he's constantly fighting through screens to get open on the perimeter and he's been scoring over 13 points per game and grabbing over 5 boards per game.
19 Glenn Robinson III GSW 3 The Warriors continue to fight the injury bug and even though Robinson is known more for his defense, he'll see a lot of games playing 30-plus and he'll help grab boards, steals and hit three-pointers.
20 Brandon Ingram NO 4 INJ: Ingram missed his last four games because of a Knee injury and he has until Tuesday to heal up for the first game of his full slate of games. Status uncertain for the week. 

Power Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 4 The Greek Freak takes back the top spot with the full slate and he'll continue to help in all areas except three-point shooting. Antetokounmpo will be called on even more (if possible) with Middleton sidelined.
2 Paul George LAC 4 George has shown that he's healthy and has scored 35 points per game on average in the 2 that he's played in since debuting with the Clippers. He'll be relied on even more if Leonard continues to sit.
3 Kevin Love CLE 4 Love has been able to stay healthy and he's been the Cavs top scoring option and he'll hit shots from the arc and play in the post as well. He's averaging a double-double for the season.
4 Kristaps Porzingis DAL 4 Porzingis continues to work well with Doncic. The give-and-go continues to work very well and Porzingis will continue to be fed heavily at the arc and he'll grab a good chunk of boards and will block shots.
5 Dario Saric PHX 5 Saric has improved his scoring over his last three games and he clearly wouldn't be as high in these rankings if he didn't have the super-slate. He's still grabbing six boards and at least one steal per game.
6 Anthony Davis LAL 3 Davis will continue to see a lot of PF minutes, but with Kyle Kuzma back in the mix, he'll also see minutes at center and that will make the position more of a timeshare with Davis obviously prioritized.
7 Pascal Siakam TOR 3 Siakam will need to continue to be the Raptors top option as they've lost two rotation players in Lowry and Ibaka. The Ibaka loss will keep Siakam on the floor even more as he'll focus more on driving to the rim.
8 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 4 Aldridge has started to show improvement in his scoring over his last few games. He started the season not making as much of an impact offensively. He's been working the post more and standing at the arc less.
9 Julius Randle NY 4 Randle is a hard player to box out of the paint and he's not only led the Knicks in rebounding, but also in assists as well. When he gets the ball at the elbow, he'll wait for someone to cut before making his move.
10 Lauri Markkanen CHI 4 Markkanen has been hovering around the arc a lot this season as he takes six three-pointers per game. He's been making an impact on the glass as the team's second leading rebounder and grabs a steal per game.
11 Bojan Bogdanovic UT 4 Bogdanovic will toggle between both forward positions and he's called upon late in tight games to hit mid and long-range jumpers. He'll be a more prioritized scorer than Mike Conley scoring nearly 20 ppg.
12 PJ Washington CHA 4 Washington has been one of the best rookies of the season and even though he has a reliable long-range game, he'll still battle for boards and look to drive inside to draw contact.
13 P.J. Tucker HOU 4 Tucker doesn't have any other competition as PF and he'll continue to log a lot of minutes and get shots from the perimeter on offense. When Harden is in isolation mode, Tucker will often be left open.
14 Jayson Tatum BOS 3 Tatum's role will continue to be huge especially picking up more shots with Hayward out. The Celtics have a weak frontcourt and he'll get the green light to do what he wants on offense even when missing shots.
15 Al Horford PHI 3 The Sixers rely heavily on their starters to score and Horford will be involved in the post and he'll serve as a bailout option from the arc and help the team by grabbing boards and blocking shots.
16 Larry Nance Jr. CLE 4 INJ: Nance missed his last game as he's dealing with a sprained Thumb but he hasn't been ruled out for the Cavs first game of the week on Monday night.
17 JaMychal Green LAC 4 Even though Montrezl Harrell eats up a lot of minutes and handles a lot by himself inside, Green has been able to stretch the floor and hit three's and he actually leads the Clippers in rebounding.
18 Blake Griffin DET 3 Griffin should start to see more playing time in the coming weeks as the Pistons have been careful not to give him too much of a workload early. Expect him to be the prioritized scorer for the rest of the way.
19 Draymond Green GSW 3 Green can only do so much as opposing team's will look to double-team him every single time he gets the ball so it forces him to pass off and make other players beat them. The Warriors are very injured.
20 Paul Millsap DEN 3 Millsap has still been able to make an impact in the Nuggets rotation. He'll be seen camping out at the arc a lot during games. Millsap has shot 51.5 percent from the arc this season. 


RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 3 It may look strange seeing Towns and Andre Drummond ranked above Aron Baynes, who has two more games than them this week, but Towns and Drummond have been two of the most productive centers.
2 Andre Drummond DET 3 Drummond will continue getting fed a lot inside while Griffin continues to get his groove back in the post and he'll grab a ton of boards as he does every season. He leads the Pistons in four different categories.
3 Aron Baynes PHX 5 Baynes has helped fill the void that Ayton left behind when he was suspended and even though he's more of a three-point shooting threat, on defense he'll be a hound and fight for boards and loose balls.
4 Rudy Gobert UT 4 Gobert has a lot of other scorers to deal with this season on the Jazz, but the Jazz lack other low-post players and Gobert will have the low-block all to himself to score, grab boards and block shots.
5 Clint Capela HOU 4 INJ: Capela had been out with a Concussion over his last couple of games, but it's looking like it's all behind him as he's expected to return for the first game of the Rockets full slate.
6 Tristan Thompson CLE 4 Thompson has had an incredible season considering Love is back in full force and he's been an excellent compliment to Love this season. When Love is at the arc, Thompson has the paint all to himself.
7 Hassan Whiteside POR 4 Whiteside is getting a little relief offensively in Anthony, but that won't help fill the entire void the Blazers need to fill inside. Whiteside should see less pressure in the lane with Anthony in the game on offense.
8 Joel Embiid PHI 3 Embiid will continue to lead the Sixers in scoring, rebounding and blocks and shouldn't face as much "load management" this season as we've seen in previous years because of health issues.
9 Frank Kaminsky PHX 5 Kaminsky has also picked up a lot of minutes because of the Ayton suspension. The Suns just don't have a lot of depth up front and Kaminsky will be needed to stretch the floor and set screens at the elbow.
10 Montrezl Harrell LAC 4 Harrell will continue to be a force inside on offense as he's scoring over 18 points per game. Harrell will often drive and draw contact. He never gives up on plays and his minutes won't be impacted by George.
11 Wendell Carter Jr. CHI 4 Carter leads the Bulls in rebounding and shot-blocking. He's strictly an inside center who will serve as a good compliment to Markkanen because Markkanen will play more at the arc on offense.
12 Nikola Jokic DEN 3 Jokic's production has gone down this season when it comes to scoring and rebounding, but the season is still young and he can pick it back up. He leads the Nuggets by dishing six assists per game.
13 Bam Adebayo MIA 3 Adebayo is the Heat's strongest player in the post and he'll continue seeing a lot of playing time. He'll even look to bring up the ball at times and attack the lane immediately so he draws contact.
14 DeAndre Jordan BKN 4 Jordan has the edge from a production standpoint over Jarrett Allen, but the Nets center spot will continue to be a big timeshare and both play an identical style of game. Jordan is very raw offensively.
15 Cody Zeller CHA 4 Zeller has made a case for being comeback player of the year so far as he's been given more minutes, his Knee issues seem to be behind him and he's been grabbing over nine boards per game.
16 Mitchell Robinson NY 4 Robinson has been limited a lot this season because of injuries and he still has room to grow on the offensive side of the ball, but, he's been a strong rebounder and shot-blocker. He's blocked 1.7 shots per game.
17 Jarrett Allen BKN 4 While Jordan leads the Nets in rebounding, Allen leads the Nets in blocks. He actually gets more playing time on average than Jordan. They are very identical except than Allen is 10 years younger.
18 Brook Lopez MIL 4 Lopez blocks at least two shots per game, but he can't even average five boards per game. The good news for Lopez is that with Middleton sidelined, he'll see more long-range shots.
19 Thomas Bryant WSH 3 Bryant leads the Wizards in boards and blocks and will continue being the second scoring option because the Wizards don't have any inside depth beyond Bryant and Rui Hachimura. Bryant has scored 14.4 ppg.
20 Derrick Favors NO 4 INJ: Favors is dealing with Back spasms and his status to start his full slate of games is currently up in the air, but the Pelicans are down a lot of depth and he missed his previous game.