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.

AUCTION VALUES: These values are for leagues with a $200 auction budget. If you want a player, pay up for him. Numbers should be used as a guideline. Feel out the auction and look to nominate players you don’t want when major spending sprees are happening. Always pay up for the players you want. Before spending that extra dollar, look at depth charts to get starters.

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LeBron James Headshot

The Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday, led by LeBron James' 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocks.

The King wouldn't be denied tonight, hitting 11-of-21 shots with a pair of 3-pointers in 36 minutes. He got some much-needed help from Dennis Schroder (22 points) in addition to strong bench play led by Montrezl Harrell (17 points). Any concerns about LBJ resting have been alleviated early in the season, as he's yet to miss a game while averaging 34.8 minutes per game. We're watching greatness personified.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:51 am (EST)
Montrezl Harrell Headshot

Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points vs. the Blazers on Friday, sinking 7-of-12 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws with nine boards and a pair of assists.

It was a great overall performance from the Lakers' sixth-man extraordinaire, who also blocked a shot without any turnovers in 30 minutes. All but one of his makes were in the restricted area and all seven of them were assisted. He continues to thrive at the rim and is top-20 in the league in points off paint touches, despite playing the second-fewest minutes of anyone in that group (Ivica Zubac). His role fluctuates based on matchups and even Anthony Davis' absence hasn't bumped him up too high, so it might take an injury to Marc Gasol to really set him loose.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:51 am (EST)
Dennis Schroder Headshot

Dennis Schroder returned from a four-game absence on Friday, scoring 22 points on 6-of-14 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws in 32 minutes vs. the Blazers.

The Lakers lost all four games without Schroder and Anthony Davis (calf), but turned this game around in the second half thanks largely to Schroder's play at both ends of the court. He made a 3-pointer and added three rebounds, two assists and one steal with two turnovers, and should enjoy an elevated role offensively with AD ruled out through the All-Star break. His nine free throw attempts tonight were one shy of his season high, and that's a great sign for fantasy purposes since he's connecting on 82.0% of his attempts.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:50 am (EST)
Kyle Kuzma Headshot

Kyle Kuzma grabbed 11 boards off the bench on Friday, but shot just 1-of-5 from the field to score four points with two dimes and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

Head coach Frank Vogel isn't shy about reconfiguring his rotations on the fly, and tonight marked Kuzma's lowest playing time since Feb. 8. Markieff Morris once again got the start at power forward, but he also struggled with four points on 2-of-8 shooting, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes. Kuzma is still worth deploying without Anthony Davis (calf) and he'll be better most nights, especially since he's provided a trickle of defensive stats in recent weeks.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:50 am (EST)
Damian Jones Headshot

Damian Jones was available but didn't play vs. the Blazers on Friday.

Jones just joined the team after driving from Phoenix to L.A., and coach Frank Vogel said before the game that it was "unlikely" he'd play. Even if he does crack the rotation while Anthony Davis (calf) is out of commission, though, he's unlikely to earn many minutes while Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol and Markieff Morris are active.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:49 am (EST)
Enes Kanter Headshot

Enes Kanter notched another double-double on Friday with 11 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and just one turnover in 35 minutes.

The Blazers have dropped four straight games, but still have an 18-14 record to sit No. 6 in the West. Kanter is giving them all he can and he's reached double-digit boards in all but two games in February. As usual, though, his fantasy appeal is limited to three categories, or four if you include his limited turnovers -- he's committed only one in the past five games, a span of 165 minutes. Fantasy managers shouldn't get overly comfortable, though, since his value hinges on the health of Jusuf Nurkic (fractured right wrist), who is due to be re-evaluated on Mar. 2.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:49 am (EST)
Robert Covington Headshot

Robert Covington scored only four points in 40 minutes of action on Friday, going 1-of-8 from the field with 10 rebounds and one steal.

Covington was 0-of-5 from the field and he's now a combined 0-of-9 in his past two games after a scoreless performance vs. Denver on Tuesday. His marginal offensive role is a drag, but he's been surging in February with enough rebounds (7.5) and defensive stats (1.7 blocks, 1.5 steals) to maintain mid-round value. He should benefit from Portland's next matchup on Monday vs. the Hornets, who are allowing the second-most 3-pointers of any team in the league behind only New Orleans.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:48 am (EST)
Damian Lillard Headshot

Damian Lillard scored 35 points in a losing effort on Friday, finishing 11-of-24 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line with seven dimes, three rebounds and one block in 42 minutes.

Dame was held to 11 points after halftime and he only attempted one shot the entire third quarter, during which the Lakers took a decisive lead. Lillard's heroics have kept the Blazers comfortably above .500, but they've lost four straight and the cracks are starting to widen. Gary Trent Jr. (19 points on 8-of-20 shooting) was the only other Blazer to score more than 11 points, and Lillard can really use some help with C.J. McCollum (left foot) and Jusuf Nurkic (right wrist) out of commission. Not that fantasy managers are complaining.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
1:48 am (EST)
P.J. Washington Headshot

P.J. Washington notched his first double-double in over a month on Friday, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and a career-high-tying four steals.

Washington made 3-of-7 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws, connected on a pair of 3-pointers, and committed two turnovers in 29 minutes of action. Basketball-Reference has him splitting time evenly at power forward (54%) and center (46%), and in most matchups he's thriving at the five. Cody Zeller's hip injury isn't expected to keep him out long, though, so Washington will likely be back in his usual role Sunday vs. Sacramento.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
12:45 am (EST)
Malik Monk Headshot

Malik Monk shot 9-of-16 for 25 points on Friday, going 5-of-11 from deep with five rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in a 130-121 loss to the Warriors.

Devonte' Graham was out for the fourth straight game tonight, allowing Monk to play 26 minutes in a sixth-man role off the bench. To his credit, he's embraced the bigger role and has scored 20+ points in four of his past five games. The problem for fantasy managers is two-fold. First, his role will likely change for the worse when Graham is healthy. Second, Monk contributes so few supporting stats that he's a liability when his shots aren't falling. Prepare for the other shoe to drop, but keep rolling him out there until it does.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
12:44 am (EST)
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