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Jimmy Butler is playing major minutes for the Bulls and is contributing in multiple categories. He's averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 45 minutes over his last five games and is the #6 small forward on this week's meter.
Carmelo Anthony has been an unstoppable force for the Knicks. He's averaging 37.4 points on 56% shooting from the field over his last five games and is the top ranked small forward on this week's meter.
John Wall is finally healthy and has been a one-man show for the Washington Wizards. He's averaging 27.6 points, 8.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals over his last five games and is the top ranked point guard on this week's meter.
Spencer Hawes has been dominating the paint for the Sixers. He's averaging 15.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.4 blocks over his last five games and is the top ranked center on this week's meter, topping Dwight Howard (pictured) among others.
With averages of 21.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in eight games this month - and five games on tap for the Trail Blazers this week - Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge tops the list of power forwards this week.
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.
Nikola Vucevic is racking up double-doubles on a nightly basis for the Orlando Magic. He's averaging 14.8 points and 13.0 rebounds over his last 10 games and is the second ranked center 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.
Russell Westbrook is putting up career-high numbers in assists, steals, rebounds and threes made. He's averaging 23.4 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over his last five games and is the top ranked point guard this week.
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