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2018-19 Fantasy NBA Rankings 3

Monday, April 2, 2018


We're back! If you missed the top 25, it's right here, and the top 26-50 is right here.

 

Usually, my draft strategy is to go with somewhat safe guys early, but then I let it fly with some younger high-upside picks. This list doesn't count the upcoming rookie class, but there's a good chance Luka Doncic, DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter or Mo Bamb crack the top 75. Bamba has a 7'9" wingspan. Swoon!

 

OK, so here are the top 51-75 players for the upcoming season in head-to-head, nine-category leagues.

 

51. Jarrett Allen - Hot take! Since he break, he’s been effective with 10.1 points, 6.2 boards, 1.8 blocks and 0.3 steals. He’s also made 58.6 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line in that span. Sign me up for that in just 24.1 minutes per game.

 

52. Hassan Whiteside - He’s been too hurt and getting benched in the fourth has been a problem. Plus, his rant about not playing in the fourth on Saturday and how teams could use a center like him has to hurt his value, too.

 

53. Dennis Smith Jr. - Was too aggressive this year for sure, but he’s showing he can be a consistent scorer these days.

 

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54. Al Horford - It’s too bad he’s really fallen off since the break. In his last 14, he averaged 10.9 points, 6.0 boards, 3.8 dimes, 0.9 blocks and 0.3 treys. Plus, he’s made just 42.6 percent from the field. What happened?

 

55. Aaron Gordon - The recent dip in percentages has to hurt him here, but he has been a major stat filler in his last 14 with 17.0 points, 8.2 boards, 3.1 dimes, 1.1 blocks, 1.1 steals and 2.0 treys.

 

56. Steven Adams - He’s been a little AD-esque with some locker room trips, but Adams has really blossomed as a productive offensive roll man.

 

57. Blake Griffin - So, so injured all the time, he’s going to turn 30 late next season and that’s little scary to think about for a guy that is consistently on the sidelines with leg issues. Plus, he hasn’t been as good in Detroit as he was as a Clipper.

 

58. Kevin Love - Spiderman meme of Griffin basically with Love turning 30 in September. Although, Love’s injuries tend to be more like a freak accident with so many hand fractures. Somewhat surprisingly, his numbers are down from last year in scoring, rebounding, assists and threes.

 

59. Marc Gasol - Are the Grizzlies going to be terrible again next year? It’s hard to imagine them getting much better. Gasol will be 34 in January and this season was one of his worst of his career since he’s become a franchise player.

 

60. Darren Collison - Everyone loves MIP Dipo for being so feathery, but Collison probably doesn’t get enough love. He’s been a top-50 player per game and he’s always had a fantasy-friendly game.

 

61. Taurean Prince - So much volume and he’s become a solid on-ball scorer lately. Remember when it looked like DeAndre Bembry was going to be a better prospect back when he defended James Harden in a Hawks’ comeback win last season? 

 

62. Brook Lopez - Will be interesting to see what happens with him, but he’s been productive in a 24-minute role.

 

63. Patrick Beverley - Could be a little aggressive on this, but Pat-Bev showed some promise before he was hurt.

 

64. Paul Millsap - The expected dip in scoring happened, but he’s been solid everywhere else, especially with his 1.1 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 treys. He’s been pretty durable except for that wrist issue.

 

65. Gordon Hayward - Still will be kind of tough to take him in the top 50 with Jayson Tatum looking like the real deal. Should be 100 percent next year, though. G Time's return also knocked Tatum out of the top 75, too.

 

66. Lauri Markkanen - The Bulls will have a high draft pick, but they almost have to take a wing, right?

 

67. Jeff Teague - Still a little troubling that Tyus Jones keeps coming, but still Teague continues to find heavy minutes.

 

68. Tim Hardaway Jr. - Hey, the Knicks paid him enough. Plus, he still had a solid 21.5 usage rate with KP (24.6 without).

 

69. Mike Conley - He can be nice, but this still feels high. He burned a lot of people after a really strong 2016-17.

 

70. Josh Jackson - His shot still needs a lot of work, but the Suns clearly want him to produce on offense even when the team is healthy.

 

71. Harrison Barnes - Harry B basically stands for Harry Boring, but he’s been in the lineup and the Mavs paid him a handsome sum of cash.

 

72. Markelle Fultz - I really have no idea what to expect on him, but his blow-by moves and transition offense has caught my eye.

 

73.Buddy Hield - Recency bias maybe? Whatever the case, Hield has really produced since the break and could be on a lot of winning teams.

 

74. Will Barton - Even off the bench, he still finds ways to get buckets and minutes late in games.

 

75. John Collins - He’ll be adding threes this summer and he could be better with foul trouble. Would think the Hawks go with a perimeter player in the draft, too. Even if they go Ayton, Collins will still get his.



Mike Gallagher has covered fantasy hoops for eight years and this season is his second with Rotoworld. You can find him on Twitter talking about a player's shots at the rim.
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