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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Tyler Zeller Headshot

Zeller and the Nuggets have agreed to a training camp contract, T.J. McBride of reports.

Zeller has played for four different teams across the past two seasons, spending time with Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Memphis. Across this stretch, he's averaging 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds across 16.7 minutes. Given the depth of the Nuggets' roster, it would be surprising if he made the final cut.
5:12 pm (EST)
Romeo Langford Headshot

Langford (thumb) has been cleared to fully participate in training camp, Sam Amico of reports.

Langford underwent thumb surgery on his shooting hand in the offseason, which forced him to miss summer league. The No. 14 overall pick out of Indiana will look to make a strong impressing during camp to secure some minutes on the wing.
2:24 pm (EST)
Lonzo Ball Headshot

Ball (ankle) has been a full participant in the Pelicans' voluntary offseason workout program, Andrew Lopez of reports.

Ball sprained his left ankle Jan. 19 and missed the Lakers' final 35 games as a result of the injury before being traded to the Pelicans in the July. Now healthy and out of the spotlight in Los Angeles, Ball will get the change to jump start his career as the starting point guard for an up-and-coming New Orleans squad that also includes No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and veteran combo guard Jrue Holiday.
Yesterday 4:53 pm (EST)
Bradley Beal Headshot

Beal could spend more time functioning as the Wizards' primary playmaker this season.

A glance at the Wizards' backcourt depth chart tells most of the story, but with Wednesday's news that Isaiah Thomas will begin the season in street clothes, Washington is now even more starved for talent at guard. Ish Smith is in line to serve as the starting point guard, but Beal is by far the team's best playmaker, and he'll have a chance to top last season's career-high 28.4 percent usage rate. The Wizards apparently have no plans to bring in additional guard help, so there's a chance Beal could essentially be the backup point guard so long as Thomas is on the shelf. With John Wall out for most of last season, Beal turned in a career year, averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.5 made threes in a league-high 36.9 minutes per contest.
Yesterday 2:01 pm (EST)
Chris Chiozza Headshot

Chiozza will join the Wizards for training camp, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

With the news that Isaiah Thomas (thumb) is expected to miss a few weeks of the regular season, the Wizards will bring in Chiozza for a tryout. He played seven games for Houston last season, totaling six points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Yesterday 2:00 pm (EST)
Isaiah Thomas Headshot

Thomas will be out 6-8 weeks after he underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb.

Thomas will miss all of training camp and potentially the first few weeks of the regular season. He was expected to compete with Ish Smith for the starting job at point guard, but it seems like Smith will win by default. Until Thomas returns, Justin Robinson may handle backup point guard duties.
Yesterday 12:48 pm (EST)
Isaiah Taylor Headshot

Taylor agreed to a partially-guaranteed contract with the Raptors on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Taylor, undrafted out of Texas in 2016, has played 71 career games between Houston and Atlanta. He's averaged 6.3 points, 2.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds across 17.2 minutes. Taylor will fight for a reserve point guard role in Toronto.
Yesterday 11:35 am (EST)
Brandon Ingram Headshot

Ingram has been a full participant in the Pelicans' voluntary offseason workouts, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Deep vein thrombosis in Ingram's right arm forced him to miss the final five weeks of last season. While he essentially missed out on an entire offseason of development due to the injury, it's encouraging that he's finally able to get back on the court with training camp right around the corner. It's unclear if Ingram will start for New Orleans, but he should see minutes in the upper-20s at the very least. Over his final 17 appearances of 2018-19, Ingram averaged 22.5 points on 55.8 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists across 36.5 minutes.
Sep 17 11:53 pm (EST)
Joel Embiid Headshot

Embiid said in a YouTube video published Tuesday that he lost 25 pounds during the offseason.

The news comes via a rather unconventional source, as Embiid appears to be participating in a promo for a brand of spicy tortilla chips. While drinking milk to quell the spiciness of a ghost pepper chip, Embiid says (around the 2:55 mark in the video): "This summer, I lost about 25 pounds" before joking that the milk will cause him to gain the weight back. if the weight loss is true, it's an exceedingly positive development for both the big man and the Sixers, as Embiid was noticeably struggling with his conditioning late in the season and into the playoffs.
Sep 17 5:47 pm (EST)
Justin Anderson Headshot

Anderson signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Wizards on Tuesday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

Anderson has seen limited action in his first four years in the league, playing an average of 54 games per season. His most playing time came during the 2016-17 campaign as a member of the Mavericks and 76ers, where he averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.4 minutes. Most recently, he saw 9.6 minutes per game for the Hawks, averaging 3.7 points and 1.8 rebounds. Considering how thin Washington's roster is, there's a solid chance Anderson could make the final cut.
Sep 17 5:44 pm (EST)
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