Prior to the start of the season, D'Angelo Russell and Kevon Looney were considered likely first rounders, and potential lottery picks if they really produced. But neither was mentioned in the same breath as Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns and Stanley Johnson.
LeBron James is getting all of the attention but Dwyane Wade is stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He's averaging 27.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games and is the top ranked shooting guard.
Jarrett Jack is thriving in the Warrior's small-ball system and is making a late push for sixth man of the year. He's averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.3 threes over his last four games is the #5 point guard on this week's meter.
Rudy Gay's fantasy value is on the rise now that he is the #1 option in Toronto. He's averaging 24.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.3 threes in his first four games as a Raptor and is the #3 small forward on this week's meter.
Kobe Bryant's shot attempts are down but he is flirting with triple-doubles on a nightly basis. He's averaging 16.6 points, 11.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds over his last five games and is the top ranked shooting guard on this week's meter.
Brandon Jennings was an All-Star snub but he is playing like a fantasy All-Star this year. He's averaging 18.6 points, 6.0 assists, 2.1 threes and 1.9 steals this season and is the #3 point guard on this week's meter.
Free throw shooting is still Dwight Howard's kryptonite, but he is helping his fantasy owners in other categories. He's averaging 22.0 points, 15.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over his last three games and is the #3 center on this week's meter.
LeBron James is quietly having the best fantasy season of his career. He's averaging career highs in rebounds (8.4 rpg.) and field goal percentage (55%) and is the top ranked small forward on this week's meter.
Dirk Nowitzki and his Dallas Mavericks are the only team in the NBA that plays five games this week. Dirk is averaging 21.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 threes over his last five games and is the top ranked power forward on this week's meter.
Nicolas Batum is stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis now that he is in the starting lineup for Portland. He's averaging 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 3's and 1.6 blocks over his last five games and is the 5th ranked small forward this week.