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Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings is a Neural Engineer by day, and RotoWire's senior basketball columnist by night. He's a two-time winner of the Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Playoff League Cheatsheet
By Andre' Snellings
RotoWire Editor

For most playoff leagues, the easiest and most common format is a points based system where, for example, a point is worth one point, a rebound worth two, a three pointer worth two, an assist worth two and a half and a steal or block worth four. Or something like that. For the sake of simplicity, we're going to assume that there are no averaging metrics or categories like field goal percentage, free throw percentage, etc. We're going to further assume that players cannot be added, dropped or traded during the course of the playoffs. So there are but two components to a player's value: (1) how many fantasy points per game he's good for, and (2) how many games his team is likely to play. To the extent that a team is expected to play a lot of games, players on that team will have more opportunities to put up fantasy points.

Here's how we rank them: Overall

  1. LeBron James, SF, CLE
  2. Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
  3. Pau Gasol, C, LAL
  4. Dwight Howard, C, ORL
  5. Dirk Howard, PF, DAL
  6. Steve Nash, PG, PHO
  7. Amare Stoudemire, C, PHO
  8. Tim Duncan, PF, SAN
  9. Manu Ginobili, SG, SAN
  10. Joe Johnson, SG, ATL
  11. Josh Smith, SF, ATL
  12. Deron Williams, PG, UTA
  13. Carmelo Anthony, SF, DEN
  14. Kevin Garnett, PF, BOS
  15. Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
  16. Lamar Odom, PF, LAL
  17. Carlos Boozer, PF, UTA
  18. Antawn Jamison, PF, CLE
  19. Vince Carter, SG, ORL
  20. Jason Kidd, PG, DAL
  21. Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
  22. Al Horford, C, ATL
  23. Mo Williams, PG, CLE
  24. Rashard Lewis, PF, ORL
  25. Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
  26. Caron Butler, SF, DAL
  27. Paul Pierce, SF, BOS
  28. Ron Artest, SF, LAL
  29. Andrew Bynum, C, LAL
  30. Shaquille O'Neal, C, CLE
  31. Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL
  32. Jamal Crawford, SG, ATL
  33. Jason Terry, SG, DAL
  34. Tony Parker, PG, SAN
  35. Ray Allen, SG, BOS
  36. Chauncey Billups, PG, DEN
  37. Nene, C, DEN
  38. Michael Beasley, SF, MIA
  39. Mehmet Okur, C, UTA
  40. Jason Richardson, SG, PHO
  41. Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
  42. Shawn Marion, SF, DAL
  43. Anderson Varejao, PF, CLE
  44. Brendan Haywood, C, DAL
  45. Matt Barnes, SF, ORL
  46. Marcus Camby, C, POR
  47. Gerald Wallace, SF, CHR
  48. Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
  49. John Salmons, SG, MIL
  50. Joakim Noah, C, CHI
  51. LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR
  52. Andre Miller, PG, POR
  53. Brandon Roy, SG, POR
  54. Luol Deng, SF, CHI
  55. Anthony Parker, SG , CLE
  56. Delonte West, SG, CLE
  57. Mickael Pietrus, SG, ORL
  58. Derek Fisher, PG, LAL
  59. Channing Frye, C, PHO
  60. George Hill, PG, SAN
  61. Mike Bibby, PG, ATL
  62. Grant Hill, SF, PHO
  63. Richard Jefferson, SF, SAN
  64. Kendrick Perkins, C, BOS
  65. Brandon Jennings, PG, MIL
  66. Andrei Kirilenko, SF, UTA
  67. J.R. Smith, SG, DEN
  68. Kenyon Martin, PF, DEN
  69. Jermaine O'Neal, C, MIA
  70. Marvin Williams, SF, ATL
  71. Ray Felton, PG, CHR
  72. Kirk Hinrich, PG, CHI
  73. Jeff Green, PF, OKC
  74. J.J. Hickson, PF, CLE
  75. J.J. Redick, SG, ORL
  76. Jared Dudley, C, PHO
  77. Paul Millsap, PF, UTA
  78. Dejuan Blair, C, SAN
  79. Quentin Richardson, SG , MIA
  80. Carlos Delfino, SG, MIL
  81. Rasheed Wallace, C, BOS
  82. Udonis Haslem, PF, MIA
  83. Boris Diaw, SF, CHR
  84. Leandro Barbosa, SG, PHO
  85. Roger Mason, SG, SAN
  86. C.J. Miles, SG, UTA
  87. Wesley Matthews, SF, UTA
  88. Rudy Fernandez, SG, POR
  89. Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
  90. Michael Finley, SG, BOS
  91. Shannon Brown, SG, LAL
  92. Erick Dampier, C, DAL
  93. Arron Afflalo, SG , DEN
  94. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, SF, MIL
  95. Thabo Sefolosha, SG, OKC
  96. Carlos Arroyo, PG, MIA
  97. Jose Juan Barea, PG , DAL
  98. Luke Ridenour, PG, MIL
  99. Nenad Krstic, C, OKC
  100. Ersan Ilyasova, SF, MIL
  101. James Harden, SG, OKC
  102. Tyrus Thomas, PF, CHR
  103. Nicolas Batum, SG, POR
  104. Tyson Chandler, C, CHR
  105. Larry Hughes, SG, CHR
Games Projections by team:
Team Games Main fantasy players
Cleveland 22 (4,6,6,6) LeBron James Jamison Mo Williams Shaq Varejao Anthony Parker
Lakers 24 (6,6,6,6) Bryant Gasol Odom Artest Bynum Fisher
Magic 20 Howard Carter Lewis Nelson Barnes Pietrus
Hawks 16 Johnson Smith Horford Crawford Bibby M.Williams
Mavs 15 Dirk Kidd Butler Terry Marion Haywood
Suns 15 Nash Amare Richardson Frye Hill Dudley
Spurs 15 Duncan Manu Parker Hill Jefferson Blair
Celtics 14 Garnett Rondo Pierce Allen Perkins Sheed
Jazz 12 Deron Boozer Okur Kirilenko Millsap C.J. Miles
Nuggets 10 Anthony Billups Nene J.R. Smith Kenyon Martin Afflalo
Heat 9 Wade Beasley J. O'Neal Richardson Haslem Arroyo
Bucks 7 Salmons Jennings Delfino Mbah a Moute Ridnour Ilyasova
Thunder 6 Durant Westbrook Green Sefolosha Krstic Harden
Bobcats 6 Wallace Jackson Felton Diaw Hughes Chandler
Trail Blazers 5 Camby Aldridge Miller Roy Fernandez Batum
Bulls 4 Rose Noah Deng Hinrich Gibson
Article first appeared on 4/15/10