Read below for roto-league rankings and reaction.
You know what happens when a top-tier fantasy player puts together the kind of night
DeMarcus Cousins had on Monday, when he erupted for 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, five 3-pointers and a block against Chicago?
He moves up to the top of the rankings, that's what.
Recently I called Cousins the most fun player to have on your fantasy team this season, and what he showed against the Bulls is the reason why -- not only is he a terrific scorer and rebounder, but these days he's also a big-time passer, 3-point shooter, shot-blocker and steals contributor.
Nobody else in the game hits on all those categories to the degree that Cousins has this season -- not
James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant -- and after a performance like that it's impossible to rank Cousins anywhere but No. 1 this week.
Harden moves back up to No. 2, one spot ahead of Antetokounmpo, while James and Durant round out the top five.
Russell Westbrook (9) and Damian Lillard (13) make small moves up the rankings after big weeks, while Jrue Holiday (21), Andre Drummond (24), Hassan Whiteside (25), Devin Booker (27) and Rudy Gobert (28) are other notable risers inside the top 30 this week.
Four double-doubles in a row by
Steven Adams (61) moves him way up the board, while fellow centers Jusuf Nurkic (64) and Dwight Howard (65) also rise after big weeks. Kawhi Leonard leads the list of notables to slide in the rankings, dropping to No. 82 as he is again out indefinitely with the same rare tendon issue in his quad that kept him sidelined for the first two-plus months of the season.
The scoring-centric game of
Avery Bradley drops him down to No. 130, while Serge Ibaka (110) and Zach Randolph (135) are two other veterans to rank lower after diminished play of late. With the Kings going toward a youth movement midseason, Randolph is in danger of sliding out of the top 150 entirely if his minutes continue to wane over the final part of the season.
New to the list this week are Memphis swingman
Dillon Brooks (126), San Antonio's point-forward Kyle Anderson (127) -- who has seven steals and six blocks in the past two games -- along with Atlanta center Dewayne Dedmon (137), returning Brooklyn playmaker D'Angelo Russell (147) and rising Portland guard Shabazz Napier (149).
Here is the full list of the updated Top 150:
Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Roto Scoring
RANK, PLAYER, POSITION(S) TEAM POS RANK 1. DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C NO C1 2. James Harden, PG/SG HOU SG1 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF MIL SF1 4. LeBron James, SF/PF CLE SF2 5. Kevin Durant, SF/PF GS SF3 6. Anthony Davis, PF/C NO PF1 7. Karl-Anthony Towns, C MIN C2 8. Jimmy Butler, SG/SF MIN SG2 9. Russell Westbrook, PG OKC PG1 10. Stephen Curry, PG GS PG2 11. Chris Paul, PG HOU PG3 12. Victor Oladipo, SG IND SG3 13. Damian Lillard, PG POR PG4 14. Kristaps Porzingis, PF NY PF2 15. Kyrie Irving, PG BOS PG5 16. Draymond Green, SF/PF/C GS SF4 17. Nikola Jokic, PF/C DEN PF3 18. Klay Thompson, SG GS SG4 19. John Wall, PG WAS PG6 20. Paul George, SF OKC SF5 21. Jrue Holiday, PG NO PG7 22. Joel Embiid, C PHI C3 23. Marc Gasol, C MEM C4 24. Andre Drummond, C DET C5 25. Hassan Whiteside, PF/C MIA PF4 26. Khris Middleton, SG/SF MIL SF6 27. Devin Booker, SG PHX SG5 28. Rudy Gobert, C UTA C6 29. DeMar DeRozan, SG TOR SG6 30. Al Horford, C BOS C7 31. Kemba Walker, PG CHA PG8 32. CJ McCollum, PG/SG POR PG9 33. Bradley Beal, SG WAS SG7 34. Lou Williams, PG/SG LAC PG10 35. LaMarcus Aldridge, PF SA PF5 36. Kyle Lowry, PG TOR PG11 37. Lauri Markkanen, PF CHI PF6 38. Ben Simmons, PG/PF PHI PF7 39. Isaiah Thomas, PG CLE PG12 40. Blake Griffin, PF LAC PF8 41. Aaron Gordon, SF/PF ORL PF9 42. Tyreke Evans, SG/SF MEM SF7 43. Donovan Mitchell, SG UTA SG8 44. Kris Dunn, PG CHI PG13 45. Gary Harris, SG DEN SG9 46. Kevin Love, PF/C CLE PF10 47. Myles Turner, PF IND PF11 48. Eric Bledsoe, PG MIL PG14 49. Enes Kanter, C NY C8 50. Clint Capela, C HOU C9 51. Dennis Schroder, PG ATL PG15 52. Kent Bazemore, SG/SF ATL SG10 53. Jayson Tatum, SF/PF BOS SF8 54. Robert Covington, SF/PF PHI PF12 55. Thaddeus Young, SF/PF IND SF9 56. Otto Porter Jr., SF/PF WAS SF10 57. DeAndre Jordan, C LAC C10 58. Nikola Mirotic, PF CHI PF13 59. Tobias Harris, SF/PF DET PF14 60. Harrison Barnes, SF DAL SF11 61. Steven Adams, C OKC C11 62. Jeff Teague, PG MIN PG16 63. Zach LaVine, PG/SG CHI PG17 64. Jusuf Nurkic, PF/C POR PF15 65. Dwight Howard, C CHA C12 66. Goran Dragic, PG MIA PG18 67. Dario Saric, SF/PF PHI SF12 68. Jamal Murray, PG DEN PG19 69. Evan Fournier, SG/SF ORL SG11 70. Will Barton, SG/SF DEN SG12 71. Eric Gordon, SG HOU SG13 72. Darren Collison, PG IND PG20 73. Taj Gibson, PF/C MIN PF16 74. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF BKN SF13 75. Josh Richardson, SG/SF MIA SG14 76. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG BKN PG21 77. Dennis Smith Jr., PG/SG DAL PG22 78. TJ Warren, SF PHX SF14 79. Julius Randle, PF/C LAL PF17 80. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG LAL SG15 81. Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF LAL PF18 82. Kawhi Leonard, SF SA SF15 83. Wesley Matthews, SG DAL SG16 84. Caris LeVert, SG/SF/PF BKN PF19 85. Carmelo Anthony, SF/PF OKC SF16 86. Taurean Prince, SF ATL SF17 87. Joe Ingles, SG/SF/PF UTA PF20 88. Lonzo Ball, PG LAL PG23 89. Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF MIN SG17 90. Pau Gasol, PF/C SA PF21 91. Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG MIL SG18 92. Courtney Lee, SG NY SG19 93. Nicolas Batum, SG/SF CHA SF18 94. Bismack Biyombo, C ORL C13 95. James Johnson, SF MIA SF19 96. E'Twaun Moore, SG NO SG20 97. Ricky Rubio, PG UTA PG24 98. Trevor Ariza, SF HOU SF20 99. Larry Nance Jr., PF LAL PF22 100. Elfrid Payton, PG ORL PG25 101. Domantas Sabonis, PF/C IND PF23 102. Willie Cauley-Stein, C SAC C14 103. Brandon Ingram, SF LAL SF21 104. Rajon Rondo, PG NO PG26 105. Dirk Nowitzki, PF/C DAL PF24 106. Tim Hardaway Jr., SG NY SG21 107. Michael Beasley, SF/PF NY SF22 108. Robin Lopez, C CHI C15 109. De'Aaron Fox, PG SAC PG27 110. Serge Ibaka, PF/C TOR PF25 111. Ish Smith, PG DET PG28 112. Derrick Favors, PF UTA PF26 113. Nikola Vucevic, C ORL C16 114. Bojan Bogdanovic, SG/SF IND SG22 115. Marcin Gortat, C WAS C17 116. Trey Lyles, PF DEN PF27 117. Jaylen Brown, SG/SF BOS SG23 118. Marvin Williams, SF CHA SF23 119. Tyrone Wallace, SG LAC SG24 120. Kelly Olynyk, C MIA C18 121. Justin Holiday, SG/SF CHI SG25 122. Allen Crabbe, SG BKN SG26 123. Kelly Oubre Jr., SF WAS SF24 124. DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF BKN SF25 125. Jarrett Jack, PG NY PG29 126. Dillon Brooks, SG/SF MEM SF26 127. Kyle Anderson, PF SA PF28 128. Markieff Morris, PF WAS PF29 129. Jonas Valanciunas, C TOR C19 130. Avery Bradley, SG DET SG27 131. Ryan Anderson, PF HOU PF30 132. Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF SAC SG28 133. Denzel Valentine, SG/SF CHI SG29 134. Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF CHA SG30 135. Zach Randolph, PF SAC PF31 136. Lance Stephenson, SG/SF IND SG31 137. Dewayne Dedmon, C ATL C20 138. Dwyane Wade, SG/SF CLE SG32 139. Brook Lopez, C LAL C21 140. Al-Farouq Aminu, SF/PF POR SF27 141. Dejounte Murray, PG/SG SA SG33 142. Bobby Portis, PF CHI PF32 143. Marcus Smart, PG/SG BOS PG30 144. Mason Plumlee, PF/C DEN PF33 145. Buddy Hield, SG/SF SAC SG34 146. John Collins, PF/C ATL PF34 147. D'Angelo Russell, PG BKN PG31 148. Wayne Ellington, SG MIA SG35 149. Shabazz Napier, PG/SG POR PG32 150. Jordan Clarkson, PG LAL PG33