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Top 150: Fantasy Basketball Roto Rankings for 2018-2019


Howdy fantasy basketball fans and fellow RotoBallers. Welcome back to another episode of our preseason rankings articles here at HQ. Below you'll find our top 150 overall player rankings for roto leagues. The NBA season is right around the corner, and RotoBaller continues to bring your our fantasy basketball rankings to help with your fantasy drafts. In case you missed it, you can find our other tiered rankings and analysis columns for head-to-head nin category formats:

Feel free to hit us on Twitter up at @RotoBallerNBA for any questions, and be sure to follow all of our fantasy basketball analysis articles and fantasy basketball player news to help crush your drafts and dominate your leagues all season long. Good luck RotoBallers!

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Intro

The most common type of fantasy basketball leagues are scored with head-to-head categories.  In those leagues, a strong strategy involves concentrating your player's weaknesses into a few categories -- punting them -- so you can find surplus value in the other categories and dominate them on a week-to-week basis. Thus players with extreme strengths and extreme weaknesses have outstanding value in H2H leagues -- like Russell Westbrook with his insane counting stats and bad FG% and turnover totals, or Andre Drummond with his big time rebounding and terrible FT%. You can quarantine their weaknesses to become unbeatable in their strengths.

Roto leagues don't work like that. Selecting Dwight Howard and dropping from middle of the pack to dead last in FT% to jump from 3rd best in rebounds to 1st place isn't worth the tradeoff like it can be in H2H leagues. Instead, it's better to select players who brings balanced value across as many categories as possible without extreme weaknesses.

My philosophies in determining these roto rankings can be found in a prior post on scoring systems in fantasy basketball. In short, I have downgraded players with huge weaknesses in any one category, while I have upgraded players with a balanced stat line who don't have the individual category strengths that help them shine in H2H.

I have also taken into account the tendency of lower ranked teams not to max out their counting stats, which means you'll be competing with them in the percentages, but not counting stats -- so I've placed a little more weight on players who are a net positive in combined impact of FG% and FT%. Finally, I find assists and blocks can be particularly tricky to find without selecting players who are inefficient in categories -- so I like to put a little more weight on early picks who will deliver in those areas without poor percentages or a high turnover count. It's a little easier to find the other stats later, and to play catch-up in the regular season.

Without further ado, here are my 2018-19 fantasy basketball roto league rankings.

 

Fantasy Basketball Roto Rankings - Top 150

Rank Player Team Positions AVG ADP
1 Anthony Davis NOR PF,C 1.7
2 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C 6
3 James Harden HOU PG,SG 3
4 Kevin Durant GSW SF,PF 6.3
5 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL SF,PF 2.7
6 Stephen Curry GSW PG,SG 7
7 Nikola Jokic DEN PF,C 9.3
8 LeBron James LAL SF,PF 3.7
9 Kawhi Leonard TOR SG,SF 11.7
10 Damian Lillard POR PG 10.3
11 Paul George OKC SG,SF 19.3
12 Victor Oladipo IND PG,SG 16.3
13 Jimmy Butler MIN SG,SF 20.3
14 Ben Simmons PHI PG,SF 12.3
15 Chris Paul HOU PG 22.3
16 Kyrie Irving BOS PG,SG 18.7
17 Joel Embiid PHI PF,C 14.3
18 Russell Westbrook OKC PG 6.3
19 Rudy Gobert UTH C 31.7
20 Jrue Holiday NOR PG,SG 26.3
21 Khris Middleton MIL SG,SF 33.3
22 Otto Porter Jr. WAS SF,PF 57
23 Kevin Love CLE PF,C 26.3
24 Bradley Beal WAS SG 27.3
25 John Wall WAS PG 15.3
26 Kemba Walker CHA PG 21.7
27 Kyle Lowry TOR PG 19.3
28 Tobias Harris LAC SF,PF 46.3
29 Donovan Mitchell UTH PG,SG 22.3
30 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS PF,C 29.3
31 Eric Bledsoe MIL PG,SG 47
32 CJ McCollum POR PG,SG 33
33 Josh Richardson MIA PG,SG,SF 97.7
34 Deandre Ayton PHO C,PF 41.3
35 Draymond Green GSW PF,C 29
36 Andre Drummond DET PF,C 17.3
37 Clint Capela HOU PF,C 39.3
38 Devin Booker PHO PG,SG 24
39 Marc Gasol MEM C 37
40 Gary Harris DEN SG,SF 75.7
41 Jamal Murray DEN PG,SG 62.3
42 Klay Thompson GSW SG,SF 39.3
43 Robert Covington PHI SF,PF 93
44 Myles Turner IND PF,C 63
45 John Collins ATL PF,C 52.3
46 Jarrett Allen BKN PF,C 87
47 Mike Conley MEM PG 46
48 Al Horford BOS PF,C 46.7
49 DeMar DeRozan SAS SG,SF 24.3
50 Gordon Hayward BOS SG,SF 41.3
51 Nikola Vucevic ORL PF,C 53
52 Jayson Tatum BOS SF,PF 41.7
53 Taurean Prince ATL SF 101
54 Kyle Anderson MEM SG,SF,PF 119
55 Jeff Teague MIN PG 69.7
56 Jonas Valanciunas TOR C 73
57 Nikola Mirotic NOR SF,PF 87.7
58 Enes Kanter NYK C 68.3
59 Will Barton DEN SG,SF 64.7
60 Lou Williams LAC PG,SG 54.7
61 Aaron Gordon ORL SF,PF 48.7
62 Joe Ingles UTH SG,SF 92.7
63 Nicolas Batum CHA SG,SF 79.3
64 Kris Dunn CHI PG,SG 87.7
65 Buddy Hield SAC SG 115
66 Jonathan Isaac ORL PF,SF 143.7
67 Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM PF 114.3
68 Ricky Rubio UTH PG 59.3
69 Brook Lopez MIL C 95
70 Darren Collison IND PG,SG 100.7
71 Lonzo Ball LAL PG 67.7
72 Hassan Whiteside MIA C 60
73 Larry Nance Jr. CLE PF,C 129
74 Tyreke Evans IND PG,SG 103
75 Luka Doncic DAL PG,SG 62.7
76 Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK SG,SF 83.3
77 Lauri Markkanen CHI PF,SG 61.7
78 Paul Millsap DEN PF,C 55.3
79 Julius Randle NOR PF,C 54
80 Evan Fournier ORL SG,SF 92.3
81 JJ Redick PHI SG 110.3
82 Allen Crabbe BKN SG,SF 142.7
83 Blake Griffin DET PF,C 35
84 Serge Ibaka TOR PF,C 99.7
85 Dario Saric PHI PF,C,SF 80.7
86 Steven Adams OKC C 72.3
87 Brandon Ingram LAL SG,SF 65.7
88 Cedi Osman CLE SF,PF 179
89 Jordan Bell GSW PF,C 122.7
90 Jusuf Nurkic POR C 78
91 Dewayne Dedmon ATL C 146.5
92 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN SF,PF 103.3
93 Trevor Ariza PHO SG,SF 140.7
94 Malcolm Brogdon MIL PG,SG 130
95 Thaddeus Young IND SF,PF 127.3
96 Rudy Gay SAS SF,PF 128.3
97 Goran Dragic MIA PG,SG 54.3
98 D'Angelo Russell BKN PG,SG 74.7
99 Wendell Carter Jr. CHI C 100
100 Jeremy Lamb CHA SG,SF 135
101 Derrick White SAS PG #DIV/0!
102 Zach LaVine CHI PG,SG 66.7
103 Harrison Barnes DAL SF,PF 68.3
104 Jabari Parker CHI SF,PF 77.3
105 Andrew Wiggins MIN SG,SF 61.7
106 DeAndre Jordan DAL C 42.7
107 Josh Hart LAL SG,SF 160.7
108 Mario Hezonja NYK SG,SF 144
109 Danilo Gallinari LAC SF,PF 132.7
110 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC SG,SF 140.7
111 Montrezl Harrell LAC PF,C 149
112 Willie Cauley-Stein SAC PF,C 96
113 Derrick Favors UTH PF,C 119
114 Kelly Olynyk MIA PF,C 144
115 James Johnson MIA SF,PF 111.3
116 Jerami Grant OKC SF,PF 122.5
117 Dennis Smith Jr. DAL PG,SG 57.3
118 Eric Gordon HOU SG 110.3
119 Elfrid Payton NOR PG 81.7
120 Trae Young ATL PG 75
121 Caris Levert BKN SF,SG 152.3
122 Jakob Poeltl SAS C,PF 167
123 DeMarcus Cousins GSW PF,C 97
124 Fred Vanvleet TOR PG 163.7
125 Trey Burke NYK PG 150.7
126 Pascal Siakam TOR PF 197
127 Kent Bazemore ATL SG,SF 141
128 Jaylen Brown BOS SG,SF 99.3
129 Terry Rozier BOS PG,SG 138.7
130 Malik Monk CHA SG,SF 180
131 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL SG,SF 143.3
132 Marvin Bagley III SAC PF 95.3
133 Markelle Fultz PHI PG,SG 111.3
134 TJ Warren PHO SF 115.7
135 Al-Farouq Aminu POR SF,PF 158
136 Taj Gibson MIN PF,C 127.7
137 Reggie Bullock DET SG,SF #DIV/0!
138 Maurice Harkless POR SF #DIV/0!
139 Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS SF 157
140 Joe Harris BKN SG,SF 183
141 De'Aaron Fox SAC PG 90.3
142 Mohamed Bamba ORL C 117.7
143 Carmelo Anthony HOU SF,PF 99
144 Reggie Jackson DET PG,SG 112.3
145 Markieff Morris WAS PF,C 154
146 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN PG 149
147 Bam Adebayo MIA PF,C 181
148 Mitchell Robinson NYK C 175
149 JaVale McGee LAL C 140.3
150 Patrick Beverley LAC PG,SG 168

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