Fantasy Top 150, The Durant Fallout

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder
Credit: Keith Allison on Flickr

Well my friends, the top story in the fantasy world this week is that all hell has broken loose. The number 1 player in all the land is out for a chunk of the season and no one knows for sure, where to turn or what to do. Heads are spinning and people are freaking out, low balling Durant owners with offers of an old Service station pie and a warm can of coke. Well guess what folks, there’s no need to fret because I got your back.

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder

Credit: Keith Allison on Flickr

I can’t remember the last time one of the top 2 players has missed extended time. Durant and James have been as dependable as you could ever hope for, especially since their performances can single handedly drag your team through a tight matchup for the win every week of the season. Now we need to establish whether or not Durant is knocked from his perch as an account of keeping up with the “Joneses”. Get it? Joneses? Because he has a Jones fracture, You like what I did there?

Jokes aside, this offseason is shaping up to be one of the trickiest situations in recent memory. If you’re in a keeper or dynasty league, there shouldn’t be a question as to sticking with Durant as the number 1 pick. You could make a very valid argument for James, Davis or even Steph Curry for the top spot if you’re squeamish but, more than likely you’ll be kicking yourself by seasons end, once Durant has returned to his MVP ways.

Davis is posting big man numbers the likes we haven’t seen since the early Tim Duncan days and, when you hear Coach Williams talking about how he’d like Davis to handle the rock more, you have to assume that he will continue his inevitable ascension toward the pinnacle of the fantasy rankings.

One thing I want to bring your attention to however, is the fact that James Harden was actually the number 1 ranked player in fantasy, ahead of Kevin Durant after the All-Star break. Harden posted insane percentages at .471 FG%, .875 FT%, .419 3% along with eye popping totals of 27.7p, 4.7r, 7.4a and 1.9s per game. Those numbers are phenomenal in anyone’s book and you could assume that with Lin and Parsons out of town, Harden will be asked to handle the offence a lot more than last season. Would you take him with the number 1 overall pick? He doesn’t have the hype of Davis, James or Curry but, if you’re in a league where efficiency is a must, you’re not going to find much better than “The Bearded One”.

In Roto, Durant’s instant value is dead. If you have any hope of winning, this may be the first and only time you’ll leave Kevin Durant on the waiver wire, ok that’s going too far because someone will certainly tank and roster him, it is Kevin Durant for goodness sake but, you catch my point.

Without further adieu, I eould like to present to you my latest fantasy rankings, the Worldwide Fantasy, Top 150, with trimmings.


TOP 150, October Edition.


1 LeBron James, SF, CLE
2 Anthony Davis, PFC, NOR
3 Stephen Curry, PGSG, GSW
4 James Harden, SG, HOU
5 Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
6 Chris Paul, PG, LAC
7 Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
8 Kevin Love, PFC, CLE
9 Carmelo Anthony, SF, NYK
10 DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
11 John Wall, PG, WAS
12 Damien Lillard, PG, POR
13 Chris Bosh, PFC, MIA
14 Serge Ibaka, PFC, OKC
15 LaMarcus Aldridge, PFC, POR
16 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
17 Nicolas Batum, SGSF, POR
18 Al Jefferson, C, CHA
19 Al Horford, C, ATL
20 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
21 Monta Ellis, SGPG, DAL
22 Paul Millsap, PF, ATL
23 Andre Drummond, C, DET
24 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL
25 Eric Bledsoe, SGPG, PHO
26 Chandler Parsons, SF, DAL
27 Marc Gasol, C, MEM
28 Goran Dragic, PG, PHX
29 Rudy Gay, SF, SAC
30 Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
31 Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
32 Gordon Hayward, SGSF, UTA
33 Kawhi Leonard, SGSF, SAS
34 Kobe Bryant, SGSF, LAL
35 Klay Thompson, SGSF, GSW
36 DeMar Derozan, SGSF, TOR
37 Joakim Noah, C, CHI
38 Wesley Matthews, SGSF, POR
39 Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU
40 Mike Conley Jr, PG, MEM
41 Dwight Howard, C, HOU
42 Kemba Walker, PG, CHA
43 Lance Stephenson, SG, CHA
44 Ty Lawson, PG, DEN
45 Pau Gasol, PFC, CHI
46 Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
47 Victor Oladipo, SG, ORL
48 Thad Young, SFPF, MIN
49 Brook Lopez, C, BKN
50 Kyle Korver, SGSF, ATL
51 Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
52 Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
53 DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
54 Aaron Afflalo, SG, DEN
55 Jose Calderon, PG, NYK
56 Marcin Gortat, C, WAS
57 David West, PF, IND
58 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
59 Joe Johnson, SGSF, BKN
60 Deron Williams, PG, BKN
61 Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI
62 Jrue Holiday, PG, NOR
63 Andrew Wiggins, SF, MIN
64 David Lee, PFC, GSW
65 Tony Parker, PG, SAS
66 Robin Lopez, C, POR
67 Isaiah Thomas, PG, PHX
68 Jabari Parker, SFPF,
69 Greg Monroe, PF, DET
70 Tim Duncan, PF, SAS
71 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
72 Loul Deng, SF, MIA
73 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
74 Derrick Favors, CPF, UTA
75 Darren Collison, PG, SAC
76 Jamal Crawford, SGPG, LAC
77 Larry Sanders, C, MIL
78 Kevin Martin, SG, MIN
79 Josh Smith, SFPF, DET
80 Brandon Knight, PGSG, MIL
81 Ryan Anderson, PF, NOR
82 Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN
83 Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
84 Jimmy Butler, SGSF, CHI
85 Markeiff Morris, PF, PHX
86 George Hill, PG, IND
87 Giannis Antetokounmpo, SG, MIL
88 Zach Randolph, PF, MEM
89 JR Smith, SGSF, NYK
90 Omer Asik, C, NOR
91 Elfrid Payton, PG, ORL
92 Tyreke Evans, SGSF, NOR
93 Tobias Harris, SFPF, ORL
94 Roy Hibbert, C, IND
95 Enes Kanter, PFC, UTA
96 Paul Pierce, SF, WAS
97 Brandon Jennings, PG, DET
98 JJ Reddick, SG, LAC
99 Eric Gordon, SG, NOR
100 Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
101 Rodney Stuckey, SG, IND
102 Nerlens Noel, PF, PHI
103 Channing Frye, PF, ORL
104 Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN
105 DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL
106 Danny Green, SGSF, SAS
107 Terrence Jones, PF, HOU
108 Tyson Chandler, C, DAL
109 Terrence Ross, SGSF, TOR
110 Jarrett Jack, SGPG, BKN
111 Jared Sullinger, PF, BOS
112 Reggie Jackson, PG, OKC
113 Jordan Hill, PFC, LAL
114 Andre Iguodala, SGSF, GSW
115 Jodie Meeks, SG, DET
116 Jeff Green, SF, BOS
117 Andrew Bogut, C, GSW
118 Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
119 Jameer Nelson, PG, DAL
120 Tristan Thompson, PFC, CLE
121 Josh McRoberts, PF, MIA
122 Patrick Beverley, PG, HOU
123 Tony Wroten, PG, PHI
124 Jeremy Lin, PG, LAL
125 Nick Young, SGSF, LAL
126 Alec Burks, SG, UTA
127 Vince Carter, SGSF, MEM
128 CJ Miles, SGSF, IND
129 Spencer Hawes, C, LAC
130 Marcus Smart, PG, BOS
131 Andrea Bargnani, PFC, NYK
132 Carlos Boozer, PF, LAL
133 Trey Burke, PG, UTA
135 Wilson Chandler, SGSF, DEN
136 Timofey Mozgov, C, DEN
137 Hollis Thompson, SF, PHI
138 Wes Johnson, SF, LAL
139 Anthony Morrow, SGSF, OKC
140 Gerald Green, SF, PHX
141 Bojan Bogdanovic, SF, BKN
142 Manu Ginobili, SG, SAS
143 Randy Foye, PGSG, DEN
144 Nene Hilario, PFC, WAS
145 Gerald Henderson, SGSF, CHA
146 Evan Turner, SGSF, BOS
147 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET
148 Tiago Splitter, C, SAS
149 Julius Randle, PF, LAL
150 KJ McDaniels, SGSF, PHI

Standing on the outside looking in.


Here you’ll find the extra trimmings. These are some of the guys that have a legitimate shot at making the top 150 and exceeding expectations.


Raymon Sessions, PG, SAC
Samuel Dalembert, C, NYK
Luis Scola, PFC, IND
Harrison Barnes, SF, GSW
Shawn Marion, SF, CLE
Gorgui Dieng, C, MI
Marvin Williams, SFPF, CHA
TJ Warren, SF, PHX
Javale McGee, C, DEN
Rodney Hood, SF, UTAH
Jordan Farmer, PG, LAC
Mario Chalmers, PGSG, MIA
Draymond Green, SFPF, GSW
Nick Stauskas, SG, SAC
Henry Sims, C, PHI
Evan Fournier, SG, ORL
Chris Kaman, C, POR
Lou Williams, PGSG, TOR
Dante Exum, SG, UTA
Mo Williams, PGSG, MIN


Think I’ve missed anyone? Would you like to know more? Find me on Twitter @WWFantasyteam or email worldwidefantasyteam@gmail.com and I will do my best to answer any questions or help you in the best way I can.

Have a great day.

 

Matt McLean

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My name is Matt McLean and I am addicted to statistics. If I'd known about this world when I was at school, I would be a full time statistical analyst for an NBA team, no way i wouldn't make it because I am the most passionate NBA statistician you will meet. I could once recite every players age, height, weight, complete NBA and college stats on command. I love this game. Creator of the Worldwide Fantasy series of leagues. I'm always happy to give advice, find me on twitter @wwfantasyteam

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