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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Ryan Broekhoff Headshot

Ryan Broekhoff announced on social media that he's not in Orlando with the 76ers because his wife tested positive for COVID-19. 

Ryan added that his wife is considered high risk and that his focus understandably needs to be with his family right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Broekhoff family and we'll provide updates as they come in. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
Buddy Hield Headshot

Buddy Hield posted on social media that he's on the way to Orlando.

Hield told the Sacramento Bee earlier this weekend that he'd be arriving in Orlando soon, and coach Luke Walton indicated that Hield has registered two negative COVID-19 tests which means he should have the green light to join his teammates at practice in the near future. Hield was thriving in his new role off the bench prior to the pause, averaging 19.4 points, 2.7 dimes and 4.4 triples.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
12:33 pm (EST)
Lance Thomas Headshot

The Nets are closing in on a deal with veteran forward Lance Thomas. 

Thomas has never been a fantasy option unless you're in a league with David Fizdale who once compared him to Draymond Green. The Nets have already added Jamal Crawford, Michael Beasley and Donta Hall for the restart so Thomas appears to be the fourth reinforcement. Beasley and Thomas could battle it out for the backup PF role behind Rodions Kurucs. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
12:26 pm (EST)
Tyler Herro Headshot

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Tyler Herro looks "100 percent."

The rookie said in early July that he was a full go and the first practices have confirmed that with Spoelstra adding that Herro has been moving really well. As far as fantasy value, Herro is a shaky option for the time being given Miami's depth in the backcourt and his lack of box score production outside of points and triples -- he's averaging just 4.0 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks in 27.2 minutes. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
11:37 am (EST)
JaMychal Green Headshot

JaMychal Green will arrive in Orlando on Sunday afternoon, as expected. 

He was tending to a personal matter and his status was never in doubt. He'll enter a brief quarantine upon arriving and will join his teammates at practice in the near future. With the Clippers loaded up front, we're expecting minutes in the teens for the veteran. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
10:25 am (EST)
Lou Williams Headshot

Lou Williams, who was "50-50" about playing in the Orlando restart, said he let his decision come down to a team vote. 

“We decided our decision was going to be everybody or nobody,” Williams said. “We decided to come as a group. I’m part of the group. I have a lot of thoughts, ideas I felt strongly about personally, but I represent a group.” The Clippers will be thrilled to have their star sixth man on board, who was averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 dimes and 1.8 triples before the season was paused. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
10:18 am (EST)
James Harden Headshot

Coach Mike D’Antoni said he expects James Harden and Russell Westbrook to arrive at Disney World within a few days.

"I hope it’s sooner than later,” D'Antoni said. This is pretty much a non-update after it was reported that they would arrive "in the near future," but it's worth noting just because it's Brodie and The Beard. They'll have to quarantine after their arrival, so both players may not start practicing for close to a week.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
Yesterday 5:49 pm (EST)
Kawhi Leonard Headshot

Coach Doc Rivers confirmed Kawhi Leonard is in Orlando and is in quarantine.

This confirms a report on Friday night that Kawhi was headed to Florida, and the quarantine is just part of the NBA protocol. Rivers also said that he doesn't know the plan on Kawhi's minutes, but said everyone is fully healthy now. Leonard will likely have some form of limit on him over the eight seeding games, and he may sit out more than one contest.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
Yesterday 5:25 pm (EST)
Kelly Oubre Headshot

Coach Monty Williams said Kelly Oubre Jr. (right knee) has been doing a "little bit" of on-court work, but most of his rehab work is on the side.

"[Oubre's] in good shape, but he's not in the type of game shape that he wants to be in," Williams said. The Suns have not ruled out Oubre for the bubble, but there have been reports that he is not going to play. If he doesn't suit up, that means more minutes for Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Dario Saric and some of the guards in smaller lineups.
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
Yesterday 5:16 pm (EST)
Ryan Broekhoff Headshot

Ryan Broekhoff is not with the 76ers in Orlando for personal reasons. 

There is no additional information yet so there's no point in speculating about his availability in Orlando. The 76ers could use another shooter but Broekhoff is only looking at a handful of minutes at best. 
Analysis: Fantasy Alarm 
Yesterday 11:22 am (EST)
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