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Rest-of-season fantasy basketball rankings for roto leagues

Health and production issues have left fantasy managers wanting more from Hassan Whiteside this season. Photo by Al Diaz/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire

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Roto-league rankings and reaction

The roto rankings have seen its share of changes from last week - some big and some small - starting in the top 10, where Kevin Durant leaps the injured Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis to move up to No. 5. What Durant has to figure out is how to keep his emotions in check, having been ejected three times this season after being tossed only once in his first 10 years in the league.

Devin Booker (17) is one of the week's big risers, moving into the top 20 after lighting up the scoreboard for 33, 22, 38 and 46 in his past four games. Phoenix has a future star in their young shooting guard, but at this point his deficiencies on the defensive end make him a better fantasy player than an asset to the Suns.

Rudy Gobert (19) and Chris Paul (20) are two notable players I have moved way up this week.

Gobert made an early return to the lineup on Monday after sitting out since Nov. 10 with a knee injury, and he was active on defense in 21 minutes against Washington. Barring any setback, expect Gobert to ramp up quickly and be back to being the player he was before the injury.

Paul's efficiency, 3-point shooting and ability to rack up steals and assists make him one of the most well-rounded point guards this season, particularly at a time when a number of others are sidelined (like Curry, John Wall and Kemba Walker). Concerns remain over Paul's durability over the remainder of the season, but for now he's playing like a top-20 player.

On the flip side, Hassan Whiteside (52) leads the list of players who drop down the rankings this week. Whiteside is having lingering knee issues and will be sidelined for the Heat's upcoming three-game road trip, but even when he's able to return to the court it's reasonable to question how much his knee pain will limit his shot-blocking and rebounding - his two best assets on the court.

Whiteside's teammate Goran Dragic (70) also slides down after a poor showing the past few weeks. His scoring and shooting are currently in the tank, and he needs to score to maintain a top-50 ranking, when you consider that he's fairly average in terms of assists, steals and 3-pointers for a point guard.

Entering the rankings this week for the first time this season is Chicago's Kris Dunn. The 2016 lottery pick is like a young Rondo, showing the size, athleticism and quickness to be a great distributor and presence on the defensive end. While below average offensively, he is quickly becoming a force in roto leagues, thanks to his ability to rack up assists and steals. He comes in at No. 138 this week with an excellent chance of continuing to rise in the months ahead, even with Nikola Mirotic set to enter the rotation.

Here is the full list of the updated top 150: