Point Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Trae Young ATL 4 Young takes the top spot with the full slate of games. There aren't many other options on Atlanta that come through consistently on the offensive end and Young has an eternal green light to shoot.m 
2 Russell Westbrook HOU 4 Westbrook has been putting up triple-doubles lately and it's very encouraging because James Harden takes a lot of shots. It just shows how top heavy the Rockets roster is. He's set up for another big week. 
3 Ben Simmons PHI 4 Brace yourselves because recent reports have indicated that Simmons will be pushed to shoot at least one three-pointer per game. As much as the Sixers want to help improve his game, he's an awesome driver. 
4 Devonte Graham CHA 4 Graham continues to be one of the most improved players between this season and last. He's the prioritized scorer that plays both on and off the ball. He's dishing 7.8 assists per game as well. 
5 Malcolm Brogdon IND 4 INJ: Brogdon is dealing with an injured Hand. He missed his previous game as well because of the injury. Reports are out that he should be active for the Pacers game on Monday.
6 Luka Doncic DAL 2 Doncic has the short slate this week, but the reason he's still this high up in the rankings is becase how much a mega multi-category producer he's been all season.
7 D'Angelo Russell GSW 4 Russell is healthy and the Warriors need all of the help they can get in scoring the basketball. Expect Russell to have the ball in his hands for most of the game and he'll be taking a lot of shots each night. 
8 Jamal Murray DEN 4 Murray focuses more on shooting than playmaking, but, he's been helpful grabbing four-plus boards and dishing four-plus dimes per game this season. Let's not forget about his 1.5 steals per game. 
9 Eric Bledsoe MIL 4 Bledsoe won't be prioritized as much now that the Bucks are back to full strength, but he'll still find open shots as a bailout option and he'll help grab steals on the perimeter. 
10 Terry Rozier CHA 4 Rozier has done a nice job balancing his offense out with backcourt-mate Graham and there's room for him to still be prioritized in the Hornets offense. He'll toggle between PG and SG for the rest of the season. 
11 Ja Morant MEM 4 INJ: Morant has been out with a Back injury, but shockingly, his injury has healed quicker than expected and he could make his return to the court for Monday's game. 
12 Kyle Lowry TOR 3 Lowry is healthy and there hasn't been any re-adjustment period as the Raptors have let him play heavy minutes since returning to the lineup and with Fred VanVleet hurt, Lowry will pick up even more shots.
13 Kemba Walker BOS 3 Walker will continue being the prioritized scorer and even if Gordon Hayward returns to the floor this week, it can only help his assist-numbers. Sure, it may take shots away from him, but he's still the No. 1 option. 
14 Lonzo Ball NO 4 Ball isn't the best shooter, but he's a strong passer and driver and he has good awareness of where his teammates are on the floor, especially on transition. He'll also help pull down boards. 
15 Damian Lillard POR 2 Lillard still makes the rankings with the short slate because of how prolific of a scorer he is. The Blazers don't have a lot of depth and most of the shooting will come from him, CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony.
16 Ricky Rubio PHX 3 Rubio has done an excellent job setting up Devin Booker. They have a good two-man game going in which Rubio looks to drive and draw the double-team at the top of the paint and then he'll feed a cutting Booker. 
17 Tomas Satoransky CHI 4 Satoransky will always be a better Satoransky when he drives the lane rather than settling for jumpers. Luckily for Satoransky, the Bulls are playing Kris Dunn at other spots taking position competition away.
18 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN 3 Kyrie Irving still needs at least another week or two to get healthy and Dinwiddie will be the primary fill-in option. He'll help with scoring and dimes and use his quickness to take advantage of teams on transition. 
19 Chris Paul OKC 3 Paul is more focused on being a floor general rather than scoring, but, he will still have his high-scoring games and it's very encouraging seeing the veteran guard still attack the basket.
20 Markelle Fultz ORL 4 Fultz needed a team change and he's starting to show what he could do with less competition on the floor. He's a better attacker than jump-shooter and doesn't fear drawing contact. He grabs 1.3 steals per game.

Shooting Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 James Harden HOU 4 Harden keeps the top spot with the full slate of games. He's been taking at least 24 shots per game. And is making almost five three-pointers per game. Let's not forget about free-throws as he takes 14.6 per game.
2 Jrue Holiday NO 4 The Pelicans frontcourt isn't as strong offensively, meaning their backcourt will have to handle most of the offense with other players healthy, Holiday can focus on shooting. He also grabs two steals per game. 
3 Zach LaVine CHI 4 LaVine continues to be the Bulls prioritized scorer and that's how it will be for the rest of the season. He'll take a good amount of outside shots, but, he'll then crash the boards and grab steals on the perimeter. 
4 Buddy Hield SAC 4 With De'Aaron Fox still out, Hield will be needed to take more shots. He'll have to balance out his offense between driving and jump-shooting until Marvin Bagley III returns. The Kings need to pose a threat down-low.
5 Jimmy Butler MIA 3 Butler has had an incredible year showing that he can be a No. 1 guy on a team. He's made the Heat into one of the Eastern Conference's best team's and he doesn't take games off. He'll bring up the ball some. 
6 Khris Middleton MIL 4 Middleton is the Bucks second scoring option and he's putting up 17.4 points per game. He still has his sweet spot from the top of the key, but he'll also help owners by grabbing a good amount of rebounds. 
7 Lou Williams LAC 4 The Clippers start the week in the second of a back-to-back and we all know that could mean that Kawhi Leonard could sit to start the week, meaning more usage is coming Williams way for his first game of the week.
8 Evan Fournier ORL 4 Fournier has stepped up since Nikola Vucevic has gone down. He's more of a mid and long-range shooter, but he will attack the lane when it's open and he'll even get some time to bring up the ball. 
9 Jeremy Lamb IND 4 If Malcolm Brogdon needs to pass off more because of his injured Hand, Lamb will become the prioritized shooter with Domantas Sabonis being the primary post target and Lamb will also help grab long boards. 
10 Devin Booker PHX 3 Booker can always be relied on for his high volume of scoring. Booker takes 17.4 shots per game. He will bring up the ball for a portion of the game as well and he's dishing 6.2 assists per game this season. 
11 Andrew Wiggins MIN 3 Wiggins has been very impressive this season as he's improved his offensive game scoring 24.6 points per game. He's the Timberwolves second scoring option and he'll even help pull down boards. 
12 Donovan Mitchell UT 3 Mitchell will need to bring up the ball a bit more this week because Mike Conley is hurt and that will help his assist-numbers. It will also force Mitchell to drive a bit more because he'll be more on the ball. 
13 Josh Richardson PHI 4 INJ: Richardson has missed his last six games because he hurt his Hamstring and even though he is practicing, his status for the Sixers game on Tuesday is still unknown. 
14 Alec Burks GSW 4 Even with Russell healthy, Burks will still get plenty of minutes and shots because the Warriors can't come up with a consistent flow for their offense. Burks will move around the arc a lot and he'll shift to PG as well.
15 JJ Redick NO 4 Redick gets a lot of minutes in this offense and even with other teammates once again healthy, Redick will still be prioritized at the arc. He makes 3.4 shots per game and scores 15.5 points per game.
16 Josh Hart NO 4 Hart will toggle between multiple positions and he can even bring up the ball if needed, but he'll mostly be backing up Jrue Holiday and Brandon Ingram. He'll be a prioritized scorer with the second unit. 
17 RJ Barrett NY 4 Barrett has definitely had his ups and downs this season when it comes to his scoring. He's not a great perimeter shooter, but he will drive the lane and he doesn't give up on plays. He pulld down 5.3 boards per game.
18 Jaylen Brown BOS 3 This is a huge week for Brown because Hayward could be returning to the lineup and that will impact Brown's shots more than other players. He'll have to show that he can also get in the lane so he gets fed the ball.
19 Bradley Beal WSH 2 Beal would be much higher in the rankings but he drew the short slate this week. The Wizards guards and mid-court options are hurt and they'll need to rely on Beal to bring up the ball a bit more.
20 Fred VanVleet TOR 3 INJ: VanVleet hurt his Knee on Sunday and his status for the Raptors first game of the week (Monday) is currently up in the air, but, being that he just suffered the injury, there's a good chance he'll sit it out. 

Small Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 LeBron James LAL 3 Even with the three-game slate, James keeps the top spot and he'll get time to bring up the ball, time to set up in the post and with Kawhi Leonard on the second of a back-to-back, he keeps the top spot.
2 Brandon Ingram NO 4 Thinking that Leonard will sit for the Clippers first game of the week, the Pelicans prioritized scorer gets the bump in the rankings ahead of Leonard. Ingram will help big time with scoring and rebounding. 
3 Kawhi Leonard LAC 4 As great as it is that the Clippers have a full slate of games this week, Leonard and back-to-back games don't mix well. There's a pretty good chance that he may sit out his first game of the week. 
4 Tobias Harris PHI 4 Harris will need to shoot even more shots if Josh Richardson's Hamstring doesn't heal up. Expect Harris to hang a bit more at the arc if Richardson misses time and Al Horford will shift to the high-post. 
5 Jonathan Isaac ORL 4 Isaac will need to continue to be the bull in the post while Vucevic continues to sit. He'll hit a good amount of long mid-range jumpers and on defense he has strong shot-blocking abilities blocking 2.8 shots per game.
6 Marcus Morris  NY 4 The Knicks don't have reliable long-range shooters and they've needed Morris to stay at the arc a bit more because of it. Morris is an enforcer on the defensive side and he'll also help grab boards and steals. 
7 Will Barton DEN 4 Barton is a jack of all trades for Denver. He can shoot, drive, grab steals on the perimeter and he can log a lot of minutes. He can play at multiple positions and if the Nuggets need him to bring up the ball, he will. 
8 Harrison Barnes SAC 4 Barnes shooting has been on and off throughout the season, but, the one thing that is for certain is that he'll always play deep into games. Barnes has played no fewer than 35 minutes in his last eight games. 
9 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 4 Bogdanovic will hold his value as long as Fox stays out of the way. He'll be fed a lot at the arc and he'll also get time to bring up the ball.  Bogdanovic has also grabbed 1.3 steals per game. 
10 Jae Crowder MEM 4 Crowder's role is solidified and with Kyle Anderson hurt, he'll continue to see more shots in the Grizzlies offense. With Brandon Clarke out, expect his rebounding numbers to go up a bit because of more post-play. 
11 Danuel House Jr. HOU 4 House continues to take advantage of minutes and shots that are open with Eric Gordon out of the lineup. Besides scoring 12.1 points per game, House will also provide help with boards and steals. 
12 T.J. Warren IND 4 Warren has scored 24-plus points in his last 3 games. It'll be interesting to see if he can sustain his streak with Malcolm Brogdon back in the Pacers lineup to start the week. Warren grabs 1.1 steals per game as well.
13 Miles Bridges CHA 4 While Bridges hasn’t been as productive on the defensive end as expected prior to the start of the season, with PJ Washington hurting and possibly missing time this week, Bridges will have to play more in the post.
14 Glenn Robinson III GSW 4 Robinson earns his minutes more because of his defense rather than his offense, but, he will continue to serve as a bailout shooter from the perimeter. He's coming off of a 20-point performance from Friday. 
15 Terrence Ross ORL 4 Ross continues to find ways to stick with the Magic's rotation even though he plays behind both Fournier and Isaac. He's been scoring 13 points and playing over 24 minutes per game. He'll provide help with steals.
16 De'Andre Hunter ATL 4 Hunter has hit double figures in scoring in four of his last five games and he continues to get strong minutes. He has the edge of DeAndre' Bembry in the Hawks rotation and he's also grabbed four boards per game. 
17 Kelly Oubre Jr.  PHX 3 Oubre remains the Suns second scoring option until Deandre Ayton returns to the lineup and even though he sets up at the arc a good amount, he'll still look to drive when the lane is open and help grab boards. 
18 Taurean Prince BKN 3 With no LeVert, Prince will continue to get the extra shots from the arc. He spends more time at the arc than in the lane, but Prince has good slashing ability and he doesn't give up on plays. He grabs 6.2 rpg.
19 OG Anunoby TOR 3 Anunoby may see a few shots taken away from him now that Lowry is back in the lineup, but his saving grace of keeping his shots up is that VanVleet is now hurt and that will put the ball in his hands more. 
20 Joe Harris BKN 3 Harris will continue to take advantage of LeVert being out and he's committed on both sides of the ball. He's a very reliable three-point shooter and he'll also help grab steals on the perimeter. 

Power Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 4 The Greek Freak has the full slate of games and he's making a strong case once again to win the league's MVP Award. He's even been more active in shooting shots from the arc this season.
2 Paul George LAC 4 George has been able to play nice in the sandbox that is the Clippers offense with Kawhi Leonard and George can be set up for even more usage with Leonard likely sitting to start the week for the Clippers. 
3 Anthony Davis LAL 3 Davis has been able to stay on the court, but owners should always be prepared because Davis is no stranger to long-term injuries. Davis has blocked 2.7 shots per game this season. 
4 Kevin Love CLE 4 Love has averaged a double-double this season and he's the Cavs prioritized scorer. He makes at least two three-pointers per game. He stays on the arc much more because of Tristan Thompson. 
5 Al Horford PHI 4 Horford has been doing a good job at his natural Power Forward position and he rotates between spending time at the arc and in the post. Horford has also blocked a shot and grabbed a steal per game. 
6 Pascal Siakam TOR 3 Siakam will still get heavy usage even with Lowry back in the lineup. There's room for both players to produce at a high level and Siakam is very hard to stop once he starts driving the lane. 
7 Julius Randle NY 4 Randle has been one of the few bright spots for the Knicks this season and he'll continue to get a good amount of plays called for him in the post. He's grabbed 8.6 boards per game this season.
8 Jabari Parker ATL 4 Parker continues to help fill the void left behind by John Collins and he's the only other player on the Hawks who can provide any kind of multi-game consistent scoring. He also helps produce boards and steals.
9 Nemanja Bjelica SAC 4 Bjelica is currently auditioning to keep his minutes and shots in the rotation with Bagley's return to the lineup coming soon. He makes nearly two three-pointers per game and has grabbed 6.9 boards per game. 
10 Aaron Gordon ORL 4 Gordon has lifted his scoring a bit over the last few games. He recently posted a 32-point game and he'll take a good amount of shots from the arc while helping pull down 6.5 boards per game this season. 
11 Lauri Markkanen CHI 4 Markkanen has had a strong last few games when it's come to scoring. He scores 14.3 points per game and has scored over his average in his last four games producing 20-plus points in 3 of them. 
12 Draymond Green GSW 4 Green has been all over the place when it comes to his numbers, but we continue to learn that even with other impact scorers out for the Warriors, he's just not a reliable scorer. He'll help more with boards and dimes.
13 Jayson Tatum BOS 3 Tatum should be able to keep his shots up when Hayward returns because Hayward will be playing more inside. He gets limited help from other frontcourt options and he'll constantly be fed shots and minutes. 
14 Jaren Jackson Jr.  MEM 4 Jackson may see his scoring dip a bit with Morant back on the floor. Jackson will still help scoring from mid and long-range. Jackson has solid reach and he's blocked 1.1 shots per game this season. 
15 P.J. Tucker HOU 4 Tucker will still be the main bailout shooter for the Rockets. He constantly finds himself open at the arc and he doesn't have any competition at the position. Tucker has grabbed 1.4 steals per game.
16 Myles Turner IND 4 Domantas Sabonis is the Pacers main post-player on offense leaving Turner more at the arc. Turner hits 1.5 three-pointers per game. On defense it's a different story as Turner blocks 2.5 shots per game. 
17 Larry Nance Jr.  CLE 4 Nance's value goes up when other players are out of the lineup. His scoring has been all over the place and owners should rely on him more for boards and steals. He has improved his long-range scoring a bit. 
18 Eric Paschall GSW 4 Paschall has turned out to be an excellent complimentary player to Green because unlike Green, Paschall can actually provide offense and hit long-range jumpers. He's scored 17.1 points per game. 
19 Paul Millsap DEN 4 Millsap will camp out at the elbow and arc for a good amount of games and his scoring has been down a bit lately, but, he's still getting the minutes and he's blocked shots in three of his last four games. 
20 PJ Washington CHA 4 INJ: Washington sprained his Ankle on Sunday and had to leave the game. His first game of the week of the Hornets full slate is on Tuesday and he may need to sit out for a couple of games to heal this week. 


RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Joel Embiid PHI 4 Embiid takes the top spot with the full slate of games and he's scored nearly 22 points per game and he's been helpful on the glass grabbing 12.4 boards per game and even with steals and blocks.  
2 Karl Anthony-Towns MIN 3 Towns takes the second spot this week as he's continues to be an impact scorer from both the low block and the arc. He makes 3.7 three's per game. He loves drawing out bigger defenders to come guard him. 
3 Domantas Sabonis IND 4 Sabonis has grabbed over 13 rebounds per game this season and he's been prioritized in the post. Don't forget, Sabonis does have a wide range when it comes to his shooting. 
4 Clint Capela HOU 4 Capela doesn't have much competition at his position because Tyson Chandler lacks the ability to create and score from the post. Capela has more skills and he's even grabbed 14.7 boards per game. 
5 Nikola Jokic DEN 4 Jokic has seen his scoring go down a bit from last season and his shooting percentage slightly as well, but he's still a double-digit rebounder on average and he dishes at least six dimes per game. 
6 Andre Drummond DET 3 Drummond remains the league's top rebounder grabbing 17 boards per game. He makes it look easy and it's very hard to box him out of the post. He's also good at grabbing loose balls in the lane. 
7 Montrezl Harrell LAC 4 Harrell doesn't need a ton of playing time to produce and if Leonard sits, more plays will be called for Harrell in the post. Besides scoring in the post, Harrell will also help produce boards and blocks. 
8 Tristan Thompson CLE 4 Thompson is averaging a double-double scoring 13.6 points per game and grabbing 10 boards per game. He's even blocking at least one shot per game and because of his strong post-play Kevin Love stays at the arc.
9 Jonas Valanciunas MEM 4 It's amazing what Valanciunas can do playing fewer than 25 minutes per game. He's averaging nearly a double-double. With Clarke hurt, more plays will be called for Valanciunas in the post. 
10 Richaun Holmes SAC 4 Holmes is vying to keep his minutes in the Kings rotation even when Bagley returns from injury. Holmes has scored 20-plus points twice in his last 4 games. He's even grabbed steals in his last 10 games. 
11 Wendell Carter Jr.  CHI 4 Carter doesn't have any competition to take playing time away from him and he'll continue to get the post all to himself (pretty much) because Markkanen continues to stay at the arc on offense. 
12 Rudy Gobert UT 3 Gobert would be much higher in the rankings if he had the full slate and even though he's not a Center that can hit long-range jumpers, he'll get plenty of love on the low block and he'll help with boards and blocks. 
13 Bam Adebayo MIA 3 Adebayo has shown that even with a bit of pain in his feet, he can still produce on the floor. Adebayo has averaged a double-double this season and he's also been very helpful blocking shots and grabbing steals. 
14 Brook Lopez MIL 4 Lopez will always provide help on the offensive end, but it's the rebounding issues that owners will just have to deal with because he's not an aggressive banger in the post. He blocks 2.5 shots per game.
15 Cody Zeller CHA 4 Zeller hasn't been as productive in the post as he was earlier in the season, but with Washington hurt, he'll get fed a bit more and will try to work his way inside. He's grabbed 7.5 boards per game this season. 
16 Mitchell Robinson NY 4 Robinson is a very raw Center and his minutes are all over the place and it's hard to find consistency. He's blocking 1.9 shots per game, but he doesn't provide much offense and is only grabbing 6.7 boards per game.
17 Willie Cauley-Stein GSW 4 Cauley-Stein is another player who should be more productive than he's been because he doesn't have much competition at his position. He's not a regular double-digit scorer, but he'll help with blocks and steals.
18 Jarrett Allen BKN 3 Allen continues to improve his game on both ends of the floor. He has a few post moves in the paint and he positions himself nicely to give the Nets second chance scoring opportunities. He'll also produce blocks. 
19 Steven Adams OKC 3 Adams had a very slow start to the season, but he's been making more of an impact on both sides of the ball. He's grabbed 9.1 boards per game and he'll also provide help with scoring and blocking shots. 
20 Ivica Zubac LAC 4 Zubac is a volume player who doesn't get 20 minutes per game. He has eclipsed the 20-minute mark in both of hus last 2 games. He did produce a double-double a couple of games ago and blocks 1.1 shots per game.