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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Josh Richardson Headshot

Richardson twisted his ankle during Wednesday's loss to the Magic and will be getting treatment for it on Thursday with the hopes of playing Friday against the Thunder, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.

Richardson also played fewer minutes than usual due to mid-game hamstring soreness. More information on his condition may arrive following treatment on his ankle or after Friday's morning shootaround.
11:55 am (EST)
JaVale McGee Headshot

McGee had 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 17 rebounds, three steals, three blocks and two assists during Wednesday's 120-94 win over the Warriors.

McGee took advantage of Anthony Davis' absence to deliver his best scoring output of the season. His numbers should decrease if Davis returns to the starting unit Friday against the Kings, but McGee has been playing at a decent level in recent weeks -- he has scored at least 10 points in four of his last five appearances.
11:37 am (EST)
LeBron James Headshot

James had 23 points (11-21 FG, 1-5 3PT, 0-1 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 120-94 win over the Warriors.

James has registered double-digit assists in eight of 11 outings this season, and this time he only needed 26 minutes to end just four rebounds away from what would have been his fifth triple-double of the season. James leads the NBA in assists with 11.1 per game, but he is also scoring 23.9 points on 47.6 percent from the field this season.
11:31 am (EST)
Kyle Kuzma Headshot

Kuzma had 22 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 5-6 FT), five rebounds and two assists during Wednesday's 120-94 win over the Warriors.

Kuzma made the most of his spot start due to Anthony Davis' absence through injury, and the third-year forward notched his second straight 20-plus point performance. His upside ahead of Friday's matchup against the Kings will depend on Davis' availability -- he is slated to head back to the bench once Davis returns but if that doesn't happen Friday, then he is likely to remain in the starting unit.
11:29 am (EST)
Carsen Edwards Headshot

Edwards produced 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 20 minutes in Wednesday's 140-133 win in Washington.

The 18 points were of course a career high for the young rookie. With Gordon Hayward (hand) out for roughly six weeks, Boston will need to look to Edwards and other reserves for scoring punch. Hot shooting was Edwards' calling card during Summer League. Over the next few weeks, it would not be surprising for Edwards to see more backcourt minutes as Marcus Smart might see more time at the three to fill in for Hayward.
11:28 am (EST)
D'Angelo Russell Headshot

Russell had 21 points (6-13 FG, 0-4 3PT, 9-10 FT), eight assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 120-94 loss at the Lakers.

Since returning from an ankle injury, Russell is averaging 34.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 turnovers in 34.3 minutes per game while shooting 51.1 percent from the field over that span. He should remain as Golden State's primary scoring threat Friday against the red-hot Celtics.
11:23 am (EST)
Eric Paschall Headshot

Paschall had 15 points (7-15 FG, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds during Wednesday's 120-94 loss at the Lakers.

Paschall delivered his best scoring output when coming off the bench this season, and he should remain as a decent fantasy asset for the Warriors even if his numbers will decrease due to Draymond Green's return. Paschall should remain as one of Golden State's first options off the bench Friday against Boston.
11:21 am (EST)
Willie Cauley-Stein Headshot

Cauley-Stein had 10 points (5-7 FG), five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 120-94 loss at the Lakers.

The former Sacramento big man did a good job contributing across the baord and while he hasn't scored more than 12 points or grabbing 11 rebounds in a single game this season, at least he is shooting a career-high 56.9 percent from the field. He will remain as Golden State's starting center Friday against Boston.
11:18 am (EST)
Paul George Headshot

George (shoulder) will make his Clippers debut Thursday night against the Pelicans, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

This news was released Wednesday night after it was decided that George would not take part in the Clippers' matchup with the Rockets. Instead, the All-Star wing will make his debut Thursday night after missing the first three-plus weeks of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery. The 29-year-old could face a limited workload Thursday night, but eventually he'll settle in as the co-star on both ends of the floor alongside Kawhi Leonard.
11:16 am (EST)
Karl-Anthony Towns Headshot

Towns had 28 points (7-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 11-13 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 129-114 win over the Spurs.

Towns has scored 20 or more points in each of his last five games following his two-game suspension, while posting double-doubles in four of those outings. He has reduced his scoring numbers due to Andrew Wiggins' impressive form, but he remains quite productive. Towns has seven double-doubles in nine appearances while dishing out a career-high 4.2 assists per game.
11:08 am (EST)
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