Making Moves in Rotiserrie Leagues by the Rankings

TRENDING UP

Draymond Green: Aside from shooting more three-pointers this season, Green is essentially putting up the same stats that he did last season on a per possession basis. He is providing fantasy owners with just under 12 rebounds, 4+ assists, 2 blocks, and 2+ steals per 100 possessions, which is almost exactly what he did last season:

Season FGM FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PTS
2013-14 5.2 12.7 40.7% 1.5 4.6 33.3% 2.3 3.4 66.7% 11.4 4.2 2.8 2.0 14.2
2014-15 6.5 14.6 44.3% 2.1 6.3 33.9% 2.7 3.7 74.0% 11.8 5.0 2.1 2.0 17.8

The major change in Green’s value this season has come because he is playing 33 mpg, compared to just 22 mpg last season. If you’re worried that his hot start is a fluke, this should help you stop worrying. This is who Draymond Green is, at least as long as he’s playing starter’s minutes.

Initially, it was thought that Green would only see this level of playing time while David Lee was out with an injury, but in coach Steve Kerr’s words, “I put Draymond out there. Draymond took the job”. As long as Green is the starter, he should be considered a borderline top-25 player in rotisserie leagues.

TRENDING DOWN

Kevin Love: We all expected to see Love take fewer shots in Cleveland, but he is also unexpectedly shooting what is essentially a career worst percentage from the field, a disastrously-low-for-a-power-forward 43% this season. This decline in his field goal percentage is coming mainly from a decline in effectiveness close to the hoop.

Per NBA.com Stats, Love is shooting just 47% within ten feet of the basket this season, down from 57% last season. NBA.com also tells us that Love is getting these possessions close to the basket later in the shot clock and holding the ball longer before he shoots it, which suggests that the Cavs are relying on him to create his own shot in the post more than the Timberwolves did in the past. Love is struggling to capitalize on these opportunities, as you can see here on a play where the Cavs get Love  a shot opportunity late in the shot clock and he struggles to convert:

Love’s rebounding has also taken a dip this season, he’s averaging a merely very good 10.2 rpg compared to his elite 12.5 rpg from last season. This decline is not simply due to the Cavs limiting his rebounding opportunities by scoring more efficiently than the Timberwolves did last season. The percentage of available rebounds that Love has grabbed has dropped from 18.7% last season to 16.8% this season. Per NBA.com stats, that decline has come mainly from a decrease in uncontested rebounds (7.6 last season to 5.9 this season). This is a stat that has little to no value in real life basketball, almost anyone can grab an uncontested rebound (positioning does help), but it is the difference between being an elite rebounder and a very good rebounder in fantasy basketball.

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WORTH OWNING

Mario Chalmers: Erik Spoelstra cleared up any uncertainty about who his starting point guard is this week when he said that Chalmers will be the starter going forward. This means Chalmers should consistently play around 30 mpg, and provide strong assists and steals numbers going forward.

A word of both caution and optimism on owning Chalmers: he plays much better when Wade is out. So far this season, Chalmers is averaging 22.5 points and 8.6 assists per 100 possessions without Wade on the floor and just 14.8 points and 4.8 assists when Wade is on the floor per NBA.com Stats. Chalmers is worth owning when Wade is in the lineup, but becomes a must start when he’s out. Fortunately for Chalmers owners, it’s a pretty safe bet to expect Wade to miss at least some time going forward.

As a result, I’d rather own Chalmers (39% ownership) going forward than Isaiah Thomas, Reggie Jackson, or Tony Parker, who are all owned in at least 70% of ESPN leagues.

Others: Gorgui Dieng (48% Owned), Robert Covington (34%), Courtney Lee (22%), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (13%), K.J. McDaniels (11%)

CONSIDER DROPPING

David Lee: Lee is owned in 75% of ESPN leagues, but is playing just 19 mpg since returning from injury despite the fact that Andrew Bogut is sitting out with an injury. It’s very rare for a player to be worth owning in a standard league when they aren’t playing more than 24 mpg, and Lee is no exception. Until his role changes due to injury or trade, there are likely better options for your fantasy team.

Others: Nick Young (56%), Amar’e Stoudemire  (50%), Lou Williams (43%), Alec Burks (35%)

REST OF SEASON RANKINGS

Below are rankings and auction values based on RotoWire Projections for the rest of the regular season. These rankings and auction values are intended for 8-category rotisserie leagues. For custom rankings you can go here.

Rank Auction Player Last Week ESPN Ownership%
1 $66 Stephen Curry 5 100%
2 $58 James Harden 4 100%
3 $57 LeBron James 2 100%
4 $53 Anthony Davis 1 100%
5 $44 Kevin Durant 3 100%
6 $43 Chris Paul 6 100%
7 $41 Damian Lillard 7 100%
8 $41 DeMarcus Cousins 14 100%
9 $39 Russell Westbrook 9 100%
10 $38 John Wall 10 100%
11 $36 Kevin Love 8 100%
12 $35 Blake Griffin 11 100%
13 $35 Paul Millsap 12 97%
14 $35 Kyrie Irving 13 100%
15 $34 Klay Thompson 23 99%
16 $34 Marc Gasol 16 99%
17 $34 Michael Carter-Williams 28 89%
18 $32 Kyle Lowry 24 99%
19 $32 Serge Ibaka 21 99%
20 $32 Jrue Holiday 20 90%
21 $32 Rudy Gay 25 99%
22 $31 Draymond Green 51 78%
23 $31 Ty Lawson 22 96%
24 $31 Kemba Walker 19 94%
25 $30 DeAndre Jordan 26 97%
26 $29 Mike Conley 31 94%
27 $29 Jeff Teague 17 89%
28 $28 Chris Bosh 15 99%
29 $28 Gordon Hayward 30 96%
30 $28 LaMarcus Aldridge 29 100%
31 $28 Tim Duncan 34 96%
32 $26 Monta Ellis 40 99%
33 $26 Darren Collison 39 80%
34 $26 Trevor Ariza 35 83%
35 $26 Andre Drummond 45 97%
36 $26 Jimmy Butler 43 94%
37 $26 Kobe Bryant 32 99%
38 $25 Derrick Favors 33 92%
39 $23 Wesley Matthews 38 88%
40 $22 Goran Dragic 47 93%
41 $22 Nicolas Batum 36 84%
42 $22 Dirk Nowitzki 42 99%
43 $22 Gorgui Dieng 100 48%
44 $22 Eric Bledsoe 56 95%
45 $21 Victor Oladipo 44 80%
46 $20 Dwight Howard 71 99%
47 $20 Danny Green 53 69%
48 $20 Carmelo Anthony 27 100%
49 $19 Al Horford 61 95%
50 $19 Brandon Jennings 52 75%
51 $19 Ricky Rubio 103 56%
52 $19 Thaddeus Young 60 81%
53 $19 Nikola Vucevic 65 97%
54 $19 Greg Monroe 68 87%
55 $18 Markieff Morris 48 78%
56 $17 Jeff Green 49 86%
57 $17 Tyreke Evans 46 86%
58 $16 Kyle Korver 58 81%
59 $16 Nerlens Noel 67 51%
60 $16 Brandon Knight 64 88%
61 $16 Chandler Parsons 54 93%
62 $16 Joakim Noah 55 95%
63 $16 Kawhi Leonard 41 97%
64 $15 Pau Gasol 59 97%
65 $14 Rajon Rondo 50 96%
66 $14 Robert Covington 180 34%
67 $14 Kenneth Faried 73 87%
68 $14 Bradley Beal 97 84%
69 $14 Joe Johnson 78 89%
70 $13 Marcin Gortat 62 87%
71 $13 Mario Chalmers 75 39%
72 $13 Al Jefferson 37 100%
73 $13 Deron Williams 18 89%
74 $12 Paul Pierce 69 58%
75 $12 Tyson Chandler 79 86%
76 $12 Dwyane Wade 81 97%
77 $12 DeMarre Carroll 74 31%
78 $12 Kelly Olynyk 98 40%
79 $12 Ryan Anderson 88 75%
80 $11 Josh Smith 63 87%
81 $11 Courtney Lee 89 22%
82 $11 Tobias Harris 77 88%
83 $11 Andrew Wiggins 96 66%
84 $11 Jose Calderon 114 36%
85 $10 Roy Hibbert 57 75%
86 $10 Trey Burke 82 38%
87 $10 Enes Kanter 92 50%
88 $10 Patrick Beverley 121 52%
89 $10 DeMar DeRozan 110 77%
90 $10 Jamal Crawford 72 84%
91 $10 Isaiah Thomas 113 71%
92 $10 Mason Plumlee Unranked 48%
93 $9 Jonas Valanciunas 90 78%
94 $9 David West 95 74%
95 $9 Terrence Ross 104 41%
96 $9 Jordan Hill 86 66%
97 $8 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 107 13%
98 $8 K.J. McDaniels 102 11%
99 $8 Zach Randolph 87 94%
100 $8 Reggie Jackson 84 69%
101 $8 Luol Deng 111 81%
102 $8 Timofey Mozgov 85 24%
103 $8 J.J. Redick 108 61%
104 $7 Channing Frye 70 10%
105 $7 Amir Johnson 93 26%
106 $7 Jeremy Lin 143 34%
107 $7 Giannis Antetokounmpo 124 63%
108 $7 Derrick Rose 115 97%
109 $6 Ben McLemore 112 17%
110 $6 George Hill 142 50%
111 $6 Manu Ginobili 109 44%
112 $6 Solomon Hill 105 8%
113 $5 Harrison Barnes 128 37%
114 $5 Jared Sullinger 76 73%
115 $5 Arron Afflalo 129 64%
116 $5 Carlos Boozer 168 52%
117 $5 Wilson Chandler 132 68%
118 $5 P.J. Tucker 144 4%
119 $5 Jarrett Jack 139 32%
120 $4 Lance Stephenson 66 64%
121 $4 Tristan Thompson 175 30%
122 $4 Mirza Teletovic 116 10%
123 $4 Taj Gibson 117 63%
124 $4 Wesley Johnson 131 12%
125 $4 Tony Parker 94 85%
126 $3 Gerald Green 140 45%
127 $3 Tony Wroten 145 62%
128 $3 Tony Allen 120 4%
129 $3 Evan Fournier 134 29%
130 $3 Andre Iguodala 135 22%
131 $2 Andrew Bogut 106 32%
132 $2 Omer Asik 123 41%
133 $2 Steven Adams 157 15%
134 $2 Rudy Gobert 196 11%
135 $2 Dion Waiters 166 11%
136 $2 Boris Diaw 122 11%
137 $2 Brook Lopez 91 77%
138 $2 Patrick Patterson 146 13%
139 $1 Shabazz Muhammad Unranked 45%
140 $1 Mike Dunleavy 126 9%
141 $1 Cody Zeller 127 2%
142 $1 Matt Barnes 147 5%
143 $1 Kyle O’Quinn Unranked 5%
144 $1 Marcus Morris 152 5%
145 $1 James Johnson 153 4%
146 $1 Marcus Smart 159 9%
147 $1 O.J. Mayo 155 11%
148 $1 Elfrid Payton 167 15%
149 $1 Avery Bradley 149 29%
150 $1 Miles Plumlee 136 4%
151 $1 Ed Davis 130 19%
152 $1 Eric Gordon 141 6%
153 $1 Khris Middleton 176 9%
154 $1 C.J. Miles 192 5%
155 $1 Shawn Marion 150 2%
156 $1 Jodie Meeks 184 7%
157 $ – Kevin Garnett 133 9%
158 $ – Tyler Zeller 148 20%
159 $ – Nene Hilario 179 24%
160 $ – Rodney Stuckey 170 14%
161 $ – Tim Hardaway Unranked 0%
162 $ – Norris Cole 188 2%
163 $ – Larry Sanders 151 24%
164 $ – Greivis Vasquez 164 4%
165 $ – Marvin Williams 174 1%
166 $ – Shawne Williams Unranked 3%
167 $ – Louis Williams 187 43%
168 $ – Pablo Prigioni 194 1%
169 $ – Jason Smith 199 1%
170 $ – Hollis Thompson 154 1%
171 $ – J.R. Smith 138 18%
172 $ – Rasual Butler 169 4%
173 $ – Nick Young 191 56%
174 $ – D.J. Augustin Unranked 2%
175 $ – Luis Scola 172 6%
176 $ – Dante Exum 200 2%
177 $ – Henry Sims 161 4%
178 $ – Amar’e Stoudemire 125 50%
179 $ – David Lee 183 75%
180 $ – Evan Turner Unranked 7%
181 $ – Vince Carter Unranked 2%
182 $ – Andre Roberson 189 1%
183 $ – Jameer Nelson 178 6%
184 $ – Kyle Singler Unranked 1%
185 $ – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 193 12%
186 $ – Spencer Hawes 158 4%
187 $ – Jerryd Bayless Unranked 3%
188 $ – Shane Larkin Unranked 1%
189 $ – Corey Brewer 163 24%
190 $ – Aaron Brooks Unranked 9%
191 $ – Tiago Splitter 162 3%
192 $ – Anthony Morrow Unranked 5%
193 $ – Jared Dudley Unranked 9%
194 $ – Ronnie Price 185 1%
195 $ – Terrence Jones 83 23%
196 $ – Mike Miller Unranked 1%
197 $ – Kris Humphries Unranked 5%
198 $ – Marco Belinelli Unranked 3%
199 $ – Devin Harris 186 6%
200 $ – Jonas Jerebko Unranked 1%