Archive for Rankings

2016 – 2017 Rankings: Top 30 Power Forwards And Position Breakdown

by Will Overton

We’re only a few days away from tip off to the NBA season and so we are going to wrap up our rankings with power forwards and centers this weekend. Power Forward isn’t the strongest of positions, but there are plenty of good options and guys ready to break into the upper tier:

1)      Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans
2)      Paul Millsap – Atlanta Hawks
3)      Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors
4)      LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs
5)      Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers
6)      Serge Ibaka – Orlando Magic
7)      Kristaps Porzingis – New York Knicks
8)      Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
9)      Derrick Favors – Utah Jazz
10)   Nerlens Noel – Philadelphia 76ers Read more

2016 – 2017 Rankings: Top 30 Small Forwards And Position Breakdown

by Will Overton

The small forward position is the cream of the crop in this year’s fantasy basketball world, especially at the top. There could be as many as five small forwards selected in the first round of fantasy basketball drafts this season. It’s not just top heavy either with some good young talent in the middle rounds as well:

1)      Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors
2)      Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs
3)      LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
4)      Paul George – Indiana Pacers
5)      Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
6)      Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks
7)      Gordon Hayward – Utah Jazz
8)      Danilo Gallinari – Denver Nuggets
9)      Rudy Gay – Sacramento Kings
10)   Chandler Parsons – Memphis Grizzlies Read more

2016 – 2017 Rankings: Top 30 Shooting Guards And Position Breakdown

by Will Overton

Shooting Guard is sometimes one of the weaker positions and can often be a bit top heavy, but there are some really solid young wings who have sparked life into the position. The position has gone from top heavy to pretty deep with some exciting young guys to watch. Here is how I have the top 30 shaking out:

1)      James Harden – Houston Rockets
2)      Jimmy Butler – Chicago Bulls
3)      Eric Bledsoe – Phoenix Suns
4)      C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
5)      Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors
6)      Victor Oladipo – Oklahoma City Thunder
7)      DeMar DeRozan – Toronto Raptors
8)      Andrew Wiggins – Minnesota Timberwolves
9)      Nicolas Batum – Charlotte Hornets
10)   Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards Read more

2016 – 2017 Rankings: Top 30 Point Guards And Position Breakdown

by Will Overton

It’s draft time folks and that means it’s time to bust out some rankings. We are going to be looking at each position’s top 30 while also breaking down out sleepers, busts and deep sleepers. The top of the point guard list is one of the most top heavy in the game and it’s not easy to differentiate between these guys. Let’s get to work breaking down how we see it falling out:

1)      Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder
2)      Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
3)      Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers
4)      Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
5)      John Wall – Washington Wizards
6)      Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers
7)      Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors
8)      Kemba Walker – Charlotte Hornets Read more

Rotoprofessor Roundtable: Who Should Be This Year’s Number One Pick?

It’s not often you get the number one pick in a fantasy draft, or at least I don’t get it very often. If you happen to have the first pick in your draft this season you have a tough choice on your hand with three very good options at the top that I have heard tossed around as the number one pick.

Here at RotoProfessor the writers have some dissenting opinions on the question of who is number one and so we have each taken a different side and will argue the case for each of our guys to be the number one pick. At the end you can decide who you think truly deserves to be number one:

Will Overton: James Harden – Houston Rockets

The race for number one is tight and while I can see the argument for any of these three guys, I have to give the nod to James Harden and I’m going to do so for a few reasons. One of the first things you can do is look at his stats from last season: Read more

2015 – 2016 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 35 Centers

by Will Overton

We have one last position to breakdown and that is the center position. Center is one of the more interesting positions to rank with the recent influx of young talent at this spot. It’s also difficult because there are so many guys who sink your FT% and that has to be considered when making the rankings.

Here is how I have the top 35 coming out for this year:

1)      DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento Kings
2)      Marc Gasol – Memphis Grizzlies
3)      Al Horford – Atlanta Hawks
4)      Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz
5)      Andre Drummond = Detroit Pistons
6)      DeAndre Jordan – Los Angeles Clippers
7)      Brook Lopez – Brooklyn Nets
8)      Nikola Vucevic – Orlando Magic Read more

2015 – 2016 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 35 Power Forwards

by Will Overton

There is no question who is number one and it’s not even close. As far as how the top of the rankings shake out after that, it’s no easy task to put together from two all the way through eight. Power forward is laden with guys who are going to get picked in the second and third rounds and deciding which ones to take and which ones to pass up won’t be easy.

Here’s my top 35 for the position for upcoming season:

1)      Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans
2)      Paul Millsap – Atlanta Hawks
3)      Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers
4)      Serge Ibaka – Oklahoma City Thunder
5)      LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs
6)      Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
7)      Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
8)      Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors Read more

2015 – 2016 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 35 Small Forwards

by Will Overton

The small forward position has quickly turned into one of the best out there at the top. It’s not longer just a two man position, but has three guys now who are first rounders and a couple more who could be first rounders in the next year or two. Small Forward doesn’t have the same kind of depth as some positions, but there are some sneaky value plays in the later rounds if you play your cards right.

Here are my top 35 small forwards for this season:

1)      LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
2)      Kevin Durant – Oklahoma City Thunder
3)      Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs
4)      Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks
5)      Paul George – Indiana Pacers
6)      Gordon Hayward – Utah Jazz
7)      Rudy Gay – Sacramento Kings
8)      Chandler Parsons – Dallas Mavericks Read more

2015 – 2016 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 35 Shooting Guards

by Will Overton

The shooting guard looked like it had taken a sharp decline last season with some of the staples of the position like Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant aging and fading a little in the fantasy realm. Then last year we saw the influx of youth, the next generation of shooting guards, step up and give the position some top end depth yet again.

The top five of the division right now look like they are here to stay in the top five for many years to come:

1)      James Harden
2)      Jimmy Butler
3)      Klay Thompson
4)      Eric Bledsoe
5)      Victor Oladipo
6)      Dwayne Wade
7)      Kobe Bryant
8)      Bradley Beal Read more

2015 – 2016 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 35 Point Guards

by Will Overton

It’s time to start getting down to real business now with drafts starting to really fire up this coming weekend and the weekends to come. We are going to feature our top 35 rankings at one position every day this week, starting today with point guard.

Chris Paul has ceded his long reign as the top guy on this list to Stephen Curry, but he is obviously still very relevant. We also have just as deep or deeper of a class as ever with nine guys I consider to be top 30 players overall.

Here are my top 35 point guards for this coming season:

1)      Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
2)      Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder
3)      Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers
4)      Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
5)      John Wall – Washington Wizards
6)      Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors
7)     Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers
8)      Mike Conley – Memphis Grizzlies Read more