Cousins had been scoring and rebounding and shooting 3s and playing as well as he ever had, but that changed over the last five games. Sacramento's star shot just 38.6 percent in that span and was limited to averages of 22.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
With little margin for error in this part of the rankings, Cousins falls to 12 this week. He doesn't have it as bad as Rajon Rondo, who moves off the list after five consecutive games of "did not play-coach's decision." Or Monta Ellis, who falls out of the top 150 due to a sharp decline in production (6.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 2.2 APG in 18.2 MPG over the last five games). Or Phoenix guard Brandon Knight, who also couldn't stay in the top 150 due to limited minutes and poor shooting.
The news isn't all bad. After all, this is fantasy, and it's fun.
Anthony Davis moves back into the top three after averaging 38 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in his last two games. He left Monday's game early against the Knicks due to a hip injury but still managed 40 points in 29 minutes, and there is optimism that he'll be able to play Thursday against Brooklyn.
Chris Paul (9) moves back into the top 10 thanks to a superb return after missing seven of eight games due to a hamstring injury. Paul lit up Sacramento for 14 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists and 3 steals then followed it up with 19 points, 18 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals against Miami. He's a top-10 player when healthy, and that's reflected here.
Isaiah Thomas (16) and C.J. McCollum (17) are No. 1 and 2 in scoring over the last two weeks and they rise to their highest rankings of the season.
Gobert leads the league in blocks per game (2.6), is fifth in rebounds per game (12.3) and is second in field goal percentage (65.5). Teague is third in the league with 11.3 assists per game over the last two weeks, trailing only Paul and James Harden, and he is also averaging 15.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG and 1.2 SPG in that span. Jackson has gone for over 20 points in five straight games, including a 31-point outburst against Portland on Sunday. Gay and Hill both returned to the lineup after lengthy absences, and McConnell filled in beautifully for Sergio Rodriguez (8.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 8.4 APG, 1.4 SPG in the last five games) and may continue to start over the veteran due to his superior defense.
Also of note, we've dropped Derrick Rose all the way down to 101 due to the uncertainty regarding his standing with the Knicks. He is set to return to the lineup on Wednesday but his future with the team is hazy at best after skipping Monday's game without notice.
Here is the full rundown of the updated Top 150 rankings: