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Making Moves in Rotiserrie Leagues by the Rankings


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:


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.


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 Stats, Love is shooting just 47% within ten feet of the basket this season, down from 57% last season. 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 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.


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 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%)


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%)


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.

RankAuctionPlayerLast WeekESPN Ownership%
1$66Stephen Curry5100%
2$58James Harden4100%
3$57LeBron James2100%
4$53Anthony Davis1100%
5$44Kevin Durant3100%
6$43Chris Paul6100%
7$41Damian Lillard7100%
8$41DeMarcus Cousins14100%
9$39Russell Westbrook9100%
10$38John Wall10100%
11$36Kevin Love8100%
12$35Blake Griffin11100%
13$35Paul Millsap1297%
14$35Kyrie Irving13100%
15$34Klay Thompson2399%
16$34Marc Gasol1699%
17$34Michael Carter-Williams2889%
18$32Kyle Lowry2499%
19$32Serge Ibaka2199%
20$32Jrue Holiday2090%
21$32Rudy Gay2599%
22$31Draymond Green5178%
23$31Ty Lawson2296%
24$31Kemba Walker1994%
25$30DeAndre Jordan2697%
26$29Mike Conley3194%
27$29Jeff Teague1789%
28$28Chris Bosh1599%
29$28Gordon Hayward3096%
30$28LaMarcus Aldridge29100%
31$28Tim Duncan3496%
32$26Monta Ellis4099%
33$26Darren Collison3980%
34$26Trevor Ariza3583%
35$26Andre Drummond4597%
36$26Jimmy Butler4394%
37$26Kobe Bryant3299%
38$25Derrick Favors3392%
39$23Wesley Matthews3888%
40$22Goran Dragic4793%
41$22Nicolas Batum3684%
42$22Dirk Nowitzki4299%
43$22Gorgui Dieng10048%
44$22Eric Bledsoe5695%
45$21Victor Oladipo4480%
46$20Dwight Howard7199%
47$20Danny Green5369%
48$20Carmelo Anthony27100%
49$19Al Horford6195%
50$19Brandon Jennings5275%
51$19Ricky Rubio10356%
52$19Thaddeus Young6081%
53$19Nikola Vucevic6597%
54$19Greg Monroe6887%
55$18Markieff Morris4878%
56$17Jeff Green4986%
57$17Tyreke Evans4686%
58$16Kyle Korver5881%
59$16Nerlens Noel6751%
60$16Brandon Knight6488%
61$16Chandler Parsons5493%
62$16Joakim Noah5595%
63$16Kawhi Leonard4197%
64$15Pau Gasol5997%
65$14Rajon Rondo5096%
66$14Robert Covington18034%
67$14Kenneth Faried7387%
68$14Bradley Beal9784%
69$14Joe Johnson7889%
70$13Marcin Gortat6287%
71$13Mario Chalmers7539%
72$13Al Jefferson37100%
73$13Deron Williams1889%
74$12Paul Pierce6958%
75$12Tyson Chandler7986%
76$12Dwyane Wade8197%
77$12DeMarre Carroll7431%
78$12Kelly Olynyk9840%
79$12Ryan Anderson8875%
80$11Josh Smith6387%
81$11Courtney Lee8922%
82$11Tobias Harris7788%
83$11Andrew Wiggins9666%
84$11Jose Calderon11436%
85$10Roy Hibbert5775%
86$10Trey Burke8238%
87$10Enes Kanter9250%
88$10Patrick Beverley12152%
89$10DeMar DeRozan11077%
90$10Jamal Crawford7284%
91$10Isaiah Thomas11371%
92$10Mason PlumleeUnranked48%
93$9Jonas Valanciunas9078%
94$9David West9574%
95$9Terrence Ross10441%
96$9Jordan Hill8666%
97$8Kentavious Caldwell-Pope10713%
98$8K.J. McDaniels10211%
99$8Zach Randolph8794%
100$8Reggie Jackson8469%
101$8Luol Deng11181%
102$8Timofey Mozgov8524%
103$8J.J. Redick10861%
104$7Channing Frye7010%
105$7Amir Johnson9326%
106$7Jeremy Lin14334%
107$7Giannis Antetokounmpo12463%
108$7Derrick Rose11597%
109$6Ben McLemore11217%
110$6George Hill14250%
111$6Manu Ginobili10944%
112$6Solomon Hill1058%
113$5Harrison Barnes12837%
114$5Jared Sullinger7673%
115$5Arron Afflalo12964%
116$5Carlos Boozer16852%
117$5Wilson Chandler13268%
118$5P.J. Tucker1444%
119$5Jarrett Jack13932%
120$4Lance Stephenson6664%
121$4Tristan Thompson17530%
122$4Mirza Teletovic11610%
123$4Taj Gibson11763%
124$4Wesley Johnson13112%
125$4Tony Parker9485%
126$3Gerald Green14045%
127$3Tony Wroten14562%
128$3Tony Allen1204%
129$3Evan Fournier13429%
130$3Andre Iguodala13522%
131$2Andrew Bogut10632%
132$2Omer Asik12341%
133$2Steven Adams15715%
134$2Rudy Gobert19611%
135$2Dion Waiters16611%
136$2Boris Diaw12211%
137$2Brook Lopez9177%
138$2Patrick Patterson14613%
139$1Shabazz MuhammadUnranked45%
140$1Mike Dunleavy1269%
141$1Cody Zeller1272%
142$1Matt Barnes1475%
143$1Kyle O'QuinnUnranked5%
144$1Marcus Morris1525%
145$1James Johnson1534%
146$1Marcus Smart1599%
147$1O.J. Mayo15511%
148$1Elfrid Payton16715%
149$1Avery Bradley14929%
150$1Miles Plumlee1364%
151$1Ed Davis13019%
152$1Eric Gordon1416%
153$1Khris Middleton1769%
154$1C.J. Miles1925%
155$1Shawn Marion1502%
156$1Jodie Meeks1847%
157$ -Kevin Garnett1339%
158$ -Tyler Zeller14820%
159$ -Nene Hilario17924%
160$ -Rodney Stuckey17014%
161$ -Tim HardawayUnranked0%
162$ -Norris Cole1882%
163$ -Larry Sanders15124%
164$ -Greivis Vasquez1644%
165$ -Marvin Williams1741%
166$ -Shawne WilliamsUnranked3%
167$ -Louis Williams18743%
168$ -Pablo Prigioni1941%
169$ -Jason Smith1991%
170$ -Hollis Thompson1541%
171$ -J.R. Smith13818%
172$ -Rasual Butler1694%
173$ -Nick Young19156%
174$ -D.J. AugustinUnranked2%
175$ -Luis Scola1726%
176$ -Dante Exum2002%
177$ -Henry Sims1614%
178$ -Amar'e Stoudemire12550%
179$ -David Lee18375%
180$ -Evan TurnerUnranked7%
181$ -Vince CarterUnranked2%
182$ -Andre Roberson1891%
183$ -Jameer Nelson1786%
184$ -Kyle SinglerUnranked1%
185$ -Michael Kidd-Gilchrist19312%
186$ -Spencer Hawes1584%
187$ -Jerryd BaylessUnranked3%
188$ -Shane LarkinUnranked1%
189$ -Corey Brewer16324%
190$ -Aaron BrooksUnranked9%
191$ -Tiago Splitter1623%
192$ -Anthony MorrowUnranked5%
193$ -Jared DudleyUnranked9%
194$ -Ronnie Price1851%
195$ -Terrence Jones8323%
196$ -Mike MillerUnranked1%
197$ -Kris HumphriesUnranked5%
198$ -Marco BelinelliUnranked3%
199$ -Devin Harris1866%
200$ -Jonas JerebkoUnranked1%