The NBA season is lengthy and ever-changing. Our weekly position rankings will give you the top-3 players at each position over the course of the season. There’s sure to be some staples throughout the season, as well as some much welcomed surprises. Without further adieu …
Damian Lillard — Lillard returned from injury with a disappointing performance against the Grizzlies. Since then he’s been the best player in the NBA. Over his last three games Lillard has averaged 30.3 points, 5.7 boards, 9.3 dimes and 2.0 steals (knocking back 18 treys over the span). In bigger news, he’s finally dethroned Steph from the top of the rankings.
Stephen Curry — Steph is still Steph, Lillard has just been that hot in the last week. Honestly, Curry has practically put up the same numbers over his last three games, so keep rolling him out there as the most dangerous DFS player.
Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook — It’s impossible to leave either of these four guys out right now, so that means a tie for third. CP3 and Russ are both scorching hot, but somehow not as hot as Curry and Lillard. They’re both excellent options anyway.
Jimmy Butler — Butler has been on a scoring binge lately, which really helps his cause. We already know how well-rounded he is, but when you add elite scoring on top of his versatility, Butler becomes the top SG option.
James Harden — Harden hasn’t been as automatic as usual when it comes to a 50+ DK point option, but he’s still better than almost any other option. The Rockets are winning lately, so don’t look for Harden to change his style while the team is playing well.
Tyreke Evans — Evans appears to have avoided what sounded like could have been a serious injury. Since returning to the floor he’s been spectacular, especially when Anthony Davis is missing from the Pelicans’ lineup … which is a lot.
LeBron James — Finally! LeBron is actually playing like the best fantasy SF, right where he belongs. LBJ has been close to a triple-double nearly every game lately — highlighted by 37 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in Philly. Look for James to keep this rolling.
Kevin Durant — KD had a toe injury scare, but it turned out to be nothing. Durant is locked and loaded as an elite scorer, which makes him a nightly option. However, Durant has been expanding his game this season really helping his value — a prime example being his 17 boards against Memphis.
Carmelo Anthony — Melo has been awesome lately, and like KD, it’s because he’s growing his game. We all know Anthony can get buckets, but he’s been a triple-double threat of late (something that’s never been part of his game). His 24/10/8 line against the Bucks show just how much he’s doing right now for the Knicks.
Draymond Green — Draymond has taken over atop the PF rankings and it doesn’t look like anyone can catch him. He does EVERYTHING so well — about an assist shy of averaging a triple-double over the past two weeks. He may steal some MVP votes from his teammate.
DeMarcus Cousins — Boogie is finally back. After a couple injuries and some time where he simply just wasn’t playing well, Cousins looks like the force he was expected to be all season. He’s scored 30+ in five in a row while also ripping down 10+ boards in five of his last six.
Chris Bosh — This should be Anthony Davis’ spot. I can’t get over how disappointing he’s been … the injuries, the inconsistencies. It goes on and on. Bosh has been really consistent, especially lately. It shows in his price tag, but Bosh is very unlikely to let you down.
Al Horford — The center spot has been brutally weak, but not Horford. Al has been dominant down low for Atlanta, especially on Saturday when he posted a 33/10/6 line on the Bulls that included four rejections.
DeAndre Jordan — Like I said, center isn’t looking so hot these days. Jordan is up to his usual tricks. You know he’s going to rebound and block shots, so his floor is higher than most.
Andre Drummond — Drummond is a force, so he’s bound to return to form soon. After a string of unimpressive games, Andre had 23 and 11 against the Nets on Saturday to go along with three steals and a pair of blocks. So he may be on his way.
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