Fantasy Basketball Start and Sit: Week 19 Top 150 rankings

Well that wasn’t as exciting as any of us were hoping.

I suppose the DeMarcus Cousins trade happening on Sunday took a lot of air out of the deadline, but when Nerlens Noel is the biggest deal of the day it was not a very eventful day. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a Fantasy impact. There was, and it starts this week. 

Nerlens Noel PF / Dallas
PPG: 8.9 RPG: 5.0 SPG: 1.4

Noel’s move to Dallas should make him a regular contributor across five categories and a must-start when he has four games like he does in Week 19. Noel is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block per 36 minutes. 

His new teammate, Yogi Ferrell is also going to become more relevant with the Mavericks buying out Deron Williams. Ferrell has averaged 15 points and 5 assists per 36 minutes with Williams off the floor and will get every chance down the stretch to prove that he’s part of the future in Dallas.

Dario Saric PF / Philadelphia
PPG: 10.8 RPG: 5.9 APG: 1.8

While the stability of heading to Dallas helps Noel, no player sees a bigger bump than Dario Saric. With the departure of Noel (and Ersan Ilyasova) and the questionable health of Joel Embiid, Saric should star in Week 19 and the second half. Saric has averaged 16 points, 9 boards and 3 assists per 36 minutes without Noel and Ilyasova. The numbers only get better when you take Embiid out of the equation. 

Speaking of Embiid’s health, you pretty much have to start Jahlil Okafor this week. If Embiid plays, it all it will likely just be one game which means Okafor figures to get big minutes in at least three games. This team has every motivation to showcase the big man in the second half.

If the Noel trade was the biggest, the second biggest was probably between the Bulls and Thunder. Unfortunately, I can’t get excited about any of them in Week 19.

Taj Gibson PF / Oklahoma City
PPG: 11.6 RPG: 7.0 APG: 1.1

I’m concerned about Gibson’s role with his new team, especially with Enes Kanter close to returning. Gibson was arguably the Bulls best big man, but he’ll now be part of a rotation in Oklahoma City. With four games, I’d be tempted to start him with a guarantee that Kanter wouldn’t return this week. We have no such guarantee.

The rest of the players in this deal are largely irrelevant from a Fantasy perspective. Nikola Mirotic deserves a speculative add, but with the Bulls only playing three games this week, I’d like to see production before I put him in the starting lineup.

4 Games: NYK, OKC, CLE, WAS, GS, BOS, TOR, MIL, PHO, UTA, MIA, ATL, DAL, PHI
3 Games: HOU, POR, NO, LAC, MIN, CHA, CHI, SA, MEM, DEN, IND, ORL, DET, BKN, SAC, LAL

Week 19 Sportsline Projections
Rank Name G 3PM RPG APG SPG TOPG BPG PPG FPTS
1 Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC 4 9.3 9.2 10.9 1.8 4.7 0.3 28.6 227.5
2 LeBron James, SF, CLE 4 5.8 8.5 7.9 1.5 4.1 0.6 25.9 192.7
3 John Wall, PG, WAS 4 4.7 4.5 10.6 1.9 4.0 0.6 21.2 181.5
4 Kevin Durant, SF, GS 4 8.5 7.9 4.9 1.1 2.4 1.5 25.1 172.0
5 Isaiah Thomas, PG, BOS 4 12.2 2.9 6.9 0.9 2.6 0.1 27.4 170.0
6 Stephen Curry, PG, GS 4 15.8 4.5 6.5 1.9 2.7 0.2 24.8 166.2
7 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR 4 11.5 4.8 7.2 1.5 3.0 0.3 21.7 158.1
8 James Harden, SG, HOU 3 8.6 7.9 9.5 1.5 4.8 0.6 28.1 156.7
9 Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL 4 2.5 8.2 4.9 1.3 2.7 1.6 20.9 156.1
10 Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE 4 8.6 3.3 5.8 1.3 2.8 0.3 24.9 154.3
11 DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR 4 1.7 5.0 3.9 1.1 2.6 0.2 25.0 146.3
12 Eric Bledsoe, PG, PHO 4 6.1 5.5 6.1 1.3 3.3 0.5 20.3 145.0
13 Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA 4 7.9 5.6 3.9 1.3 2.1 0.3 22.4 141.1
14 Goran Dragic, PG, MIA 4 6.3 4.3 6.4 1.1 3.0 0.2 19.8 141.0
15 Damian Lillard, PG, POR 3 9.2 5.1 7.8 1.0 2.6 0.3 27.4 140.0
16 Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA 4 0.0 15.5 0.6 0.8 2.2 2.5 17.2 140.0
17 Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY 4 8.0 6.8 2.9 0.9 2.2 0.5 23.2 139.8
18 Paul Millsap, PF, ATL 4 4.5 8.2 3.8 1.5 2.2 1.1 17.4 134.5
19 Draymond Green, PF, GS 4 4.6 8.5 6.2 2.0 2.2 1.5 11.1 133.3
20 Dennis Schroder, PG, ATL 4 5.3 3.2 7.2 0.9 3.1 0.1 17.6 132.5
21 Al Horford, C, BOS 4 4.4 7.3 4.4 0.8 1.5 1.3 14.8 125.9
22 DeMarcus Cousins, C, NO 3 4.3 10.3 4.0 1.2 2.9 1.4 23.6 124.2
23 Chris Paul, PG, LAC 3 5.7 4.8 8.9 2.1 2.5 0.2 19.1 124.2
24 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS 4 11.1 3.1 3.5 1.1 2.1 0.2 21.1 121.4
25 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC 3 1.0 8.5 4.7 1.0 2.4 0.6 22.6 119.1
26 Klay Thompson, SG, GS 4 12.9 3.7 2.2 0.9 1.6 0.6 21.4 117.4
27 Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN 3 2.9 11.3 2.4 0.7 2.6 1.3 23.6 117.2
28 Dwight Howard, C, ATL 4 0.0 12.3 1.5 0.8 2.0 1.3 13.8 116.7
29 Kemba Walker, PG, CHA 3 7.6 4.0 6.0 1.4 2.1 0.4 22.8 115.9
30 Jimmy Butler, SG, CHI 3 3.5 6.2 4.2 1.6 2.0 0.4 23.7 115.0
31 Rudy Gobert, C, UTA 4 0.0 12.0 1.3 0.8 1.8 2.3 12.7 114.5
32 Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA 3 5.5 6.0 3.5 2.0 1.9 0.7 24.4 114.0
33 George Hill, PG, UTA 4 7.9 4.0 4.1 1.2 1.5 0.3 16.3 114.0
34 Kristaps Porzingis, PF, NY 4 7.1 7.3 1.3 0.7 1.9 1.9 17.8 113.4
35 Anthony Davis, PF, NO 3 1.3 10.2 1.8 1.2 2.0 1.8 23.0 113.3
36 Derrick Rose, PG, NY 4 2.3 3.8 4.3 0.8 2.5 0.3 16.9 111.4
37 Khris Middleton, SG, MIL 4 8.4 4.0 3.5 1.4 1.6 0.2 16.8 111.1
38 Marc Gasol, C, MEM 3 3.3 7.2 4.5 0.9 2.2 1.5 20.2 109.9
39 Victor Oladipo, SG, OKC 4 7.8 4.6 3.2 1.3 1.7 0.4 16.4 109.6
40 CJ McCollum, SG, POR 3 8.0 3.8 4.5 1.1 2.1 0.5 23.8 108.1
41 Devin Booker, SG, PHO 4 7.1 3.1 3.0 0.7 2.6 0.3 19.2 106.8
42 Mike Conley, PG, MEM 3 7.3 3.5 6.4 1.3 2.2 0.3 19.2 104.8
43 Marcin Gortat, C, WAS 4 0.0 10.2 1.5 0.6 1.4 1.1 12.3 103.4
44 Avery Bradley, SG, BOS 4 8.9 5.0 2.2 1.3 1.5 0.2 16.4 103.4
45 Nikola Jokic, PF, DEN 3 1.9 9.1 4.2 0.9 2.1 0.9 17.1 102.9
46 Markieff Morris, PF, WAS 4 4.0 6.5 2.1 1.1 1.9 0.5 15.0 101.5
47 Nicolas Batum, SF, CHA 3 5.6 6.4 6.4 1.1 2.5 0.6 14.8 99.3
48 Otto Porter, SF, WAS 4 8.5 6.1 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.5 14.4 99.2
49 Harrison Barnes, SF, DAL 4 4.3 5.0 1.7 0.6 1.4 0.2 17.0 99.1
50 Tyler Johnson, SG, MIA 4 4.6 4.4 3.3 1.1 1.2 0.6 13.1 98.3
51 Paul George, SF, IND 3 6.7 6.7 3.4 1.4 3.3 0.3 20.8 98.0
52 Serge Ibaka, PF, TOR 4 5.6 6.5 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.6 14.9 96.5
53 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL 3 0.6 10.6 2.6 0.9 1.7 1.2 15.8 96.1
54 Dion Waiters, SG, MIA 4 5.9 3.5 3.5 1.0 1.8 0.4 14.1 96.0
55 Wesley Matthews, SG, DAL 4 10.5 3.7 2.7 0.9 1.4 0.2 15.0 94.8
56 Andre Drummond, C, DET 3 0.0 13.1 0.9 1.6 1.8 1.5 15.1 94.3
57 Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR 4 0.0 9.5 0.7 0.5 1.6 1.0 12.7 93.8
58 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL 4 5.7 5.8 1.7 0.5 1.1 0.6 14.2 93.3
59 Brook Lopez, C, BKN 3 4.1 6.2 1.9 0.6 2.0 1.5 20.8 92.4
60 Marcus Smart, PG, BOS 4 5.3 3.9 4.4 1.8 1.8 0.4 10.0 92.1
61 Jeff Teague, PG, IND 3 2.8 3.6 7.1 1.2 3.1 0.4 14.4 91.9
62 Derrick Favors, PF, UTA 4 0.0 7.1 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.1 12.3 91.5
63 Jrue Holiday, PG, NO 3 4.7 3.4 6.3 1.4 2.6 0.4 15.2 90.9
64 Greg Monroe, C, MIL 4 0.0 6.9 2.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 11.9 90.9
65 Nerlens Noel, C, DAL 4 0.0 7.2 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.2 10.9 90.5
66 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, SA 3 0.9 7.5 1.9 0.6 1.4 1.0 18.6 90.4
67 Andrew Wiggins, SF, MIN 3 3.3 4.1 2.2 0.9 2.4 0.4 22.7 90.3
68 Jae Crowder, SF, BOS 4 7.4 5.1 1.9 1.2 0.9 0.4 12.7 89.6
69 Dwyane Wade, SG, CHI 3 1.9 4.8 3.6 1.1 2.4 0.6 18.5 89.6
70 Reggie Jackson, PG, DET 3 3.8 2.7 5.9 0.9 2.1 0.1 15.7 87.1
71 Darren Collison, PG, SAC 3 5.0 2.7 5.0 1.3 1.9 0.1 16.9 87.1
72 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN 3 2.5 4.0 7.9 1.8 2.8 0.1 10.0 86.9
73 Tyson Chandler, C, PHO 4 0.0 11.7 0.8 0.6 1.4 0.7 8.4 86.0
74 Joakim Noah, C, NY 4 0.0 9.3 3.0 0.8 1.6 1.0 5.8 85.1
75 T.J. McConnell, PG, PHI 4 0.9 3.4 5.8 1.4 1.9 0.1 6.7 85.0
76 Seth Curry, SG, DAL 4 7.9 2.9 3.2 0.9 1.6 0.1 12.5 84.8
77 DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC 3 0.0 13.6 0.9 0.7 1.3 2.0 11.2 84.1
78 Tristan Thompson, C, CLE 4 0.0 10.2 0.8 0.5 0.8 1.0 8.6 83.8
79 Jahlil Okafor, C, PHI 4 0.0 5.8 1.1 0.3 1.6 1.2 12.9 83.4
80 Rodney Hood, SG, UTA 4 7.8 3.5 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.2 13.3 83.1
81 D’Angelo Russell, PG, LAL 3 6.2 3.8 5.0 1.0 2.7 0.3 15.1 83.1
82 Julius Randle, PF, LAL 3 0.4 8.7 3.4 0.6 2.3 0.4 13.4 82.9
83 Brandon Jennings, PG, NY 4 5.2 2.6 4.7 0.9 1.7 0.1 9.4 82.2
84 Zach Randolph, PF, MEM 3 0.9 9.0 2.0 0.6 1.6 0.2 15.1 82.1
85 Malcolm Brogdon, SG, MIL 4 4.0 2.6 4.2 1.1 1.5 0.1 9.6 80.7
86 Dario Saric, SF, PHI 4 5.2 6.5 1.7 0.6 2.0 0.3 11.4 80.6
87 Yogi Ferrell, PG, DAL 4 6.4 2.4 4.0 0.9 1.9 0.2 10.6 80.5
88 Elfrid Payton, PG, ORL 3 1.5 4.1 5.5 1.2 2.1 0.4 11.6 78.6
89 Josh Richardson, SG, MIA 4 7.1 3.4 2.6 0.9 1.3 0.5 11.0 78.6
90 Robert Covington, SF, PHI 4 7.5 5.8 1.3 1.5 1.6 0.7 10.5 78.1
91 Steven Adams, C, OKC 4 0.0 7.4 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.1 9.4 77.8
92 Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, ATL 4 7.3 2.5 2.3 0.6 1.1 0.2 12.5 77.3
93 Pau Gasol, C, SA 3 0.9 7.5 2.7 0.4 1.3 1.1 12.4 76.9
94 Myles Turner, PF, IND 3 1.5 7.6 1.1 0.8 1.7 2.0 14.5 76.4
95 Tyreke Evans, PG, SAC 3 2.8 4.1 4.8 1.1 2.3 0.2 12.6 75.8
96 Channing Frye, PF, CLE 4 9.2 5.7 1.1 0.5 1.0 0.7 10.8 75.7
97 Tobias Harris, SF, DET 3 3.8 5.5 1.7 0.8 1.2 0.5 16.3 75.6
98 Enes Kanter, C, OKC 4 0.4 6.6 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.5 11.2 75.0
99 Kent Bazemore, SF, ATL 4 4.6 3.6 2.5 1.2 1.6 0.7 10.0 75.0
100 Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS 4 4.6 4.9 1.9 0.7 1.2 0.5 9.8 74.0
101 Evan Fournier, SF, ORL 3 5.5 3.3 3.0 1.0 1.9 0.1 16.2 74.0
102 Brandon Knight, SG, PHO 4 4.5 2.7 2.7 0.6 1.7 0.2 11.3 73.8
103 Jeremy Lin, PG, BKN 3 4.2 3.2 4.2 1.0 2.6 0.4 14.2 73.6
104 Sergio Rodriguez, PG, PHI 4 5.7 2.5 4.6 0.7 2.0 0.1 7.8 73.4
105 Zaza Pachulia, C, GS 4 0.0 7.0 2.2 1.0 1.2 0.4 6.7 73.2
106 Joel Embiid, C, PHI 2 2.9 8.9 2.5 1.0 3.7 2.0 23.4 73.2
107 DeMarre Carroll, SF, TOR 4 6.2 4.5 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.3 10.4 72.1
108 Kyle Korver, SG, CLE 4 10.1 3.8 1.7 0.6 1.2 0.4 10.8 71.1
109 Courtney Lee, SG, NY 4 5.8 3.2 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.3 10.5 71.0
110 Ty Lawson, PG, SAC 3 2.0 2.7 5.7 1.1 1.9 0.1 10.1 70.7
111 Ish Smith, PG, DET 3 1.3 3.0 5.3 0.9 1.6 0.4 10.2 70.2
112 Jordan Clarkson, PG, LAL 3 4.3 3.3 2.7 1.0 1.9 0.1 15.3 69.7
113 T.J. Warren, SF, PHO 4 1.6 3.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 11.0 68.6
114 Eric Gordon, SG, HOU 3 8.9 2.8 2.7 0.7 1.8 0.4 15.3 68.6
115 Tony Parker, PG, SA 3 1.2 1.9 5.3 0.6 1.5 0.1 11.2 68.6
116 Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN 3 4.6 4.5 1.8 0.7 1.2 0.3 14.8 68.5
117 Marcus Morris, PF, DET 3 4.5 4.6 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.3 13.6 67.7
118 Matthew Dellavedova, SG, MIL 4 4.0 1.9 4.6 0.7 1.6 0.0 6.9 67.6
119 Michael Beasley, PF, MIL 4 1.5 4.2 1.2 0.5 1.4 0.6 10.6 67.4
120 Wilson Chandler, PF, DEN 3 3.7 6.0 1.8 0.8 1.5 0.5 13.1 67.3
121 Jameer Nelson, PG, DEN 3 4.2 2.8 5.3 0.7 1.9 0.1 9.9 66.9
122 Thaddeus Young, SF, IND 3 2.0 6.6 1.9 1.6 1.7 0.4 11.5 66.4
123 Lou Williams, SG, HOU 3 6.2 2.4 2.6 1.2 1.4 0.2 14.5 66.2
124 Gorgui Dieng, PF, MIN 3 0.4 8.0 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.1 10.2 66.0
125 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET 3 5.7 3.1 2.3 1.3 1.2 0.2 13.9 65.9
126 Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR 3 0.0 7.6 1.8 1.0 2.0 1.2 10.5 65.7
127 Patrick Beverley, PG, HOU 3 4.5 5.1 3.8 1.2 1.3 0.4 8.8 65.4
128 Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, POR 3 4.4 7.0 2.2 1.0 1.3 0.7 9.8 65.1
129 Amir Johnson, PF, BOS 4 1.1 5.3 1.8 0.6 1.0 0.8 7.1 64.7
130 Gerald Henderson, SG, PHI 4 3.0 3.0 1.8 0.6 1.2 0.2 9.9 64.5
131 Clint N’Dumba-Capela, C, HOU 3 0.0 8.0 0.8 0.6 1.1 1.4 10.8 64.3
132 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA 3 0.0 7.3 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.0 10.0 63.7
133 Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU 3 6.0 5.6 2.1 1.7 1.0 0.2 10.4 63.2
134 Ryan Anderson, PF, HOU 3 7.3 5.4 1.0 0.6 1.0 0.3 13.7 62.8
135 Thabo Sefolosha, SG, ATL 4 2.4 4.4 1.6 1.3 0.9 0.5 7.1 62.3
136 Will Barton, SG, DEN 3 2.9 4.5 2.5 0.8 1.4 0.5 11.3 62.0
137 Aaron Gordon, PF, ORL 3 2.7 5.6 1.7 0.8 1.1 0.7 11.0 61.4
138 Marvin Williams, PF, CHA 3 5.3 5.6 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.7 11.3 61.0
139 Willy Hernangomez, C, NY 4 0.2 6.3 1.1 0.5 1.1 0.5 6.9 60.7
140 Michael Carter-Williams, PG, CHI 3 0.9 5.0 3.1 0.8 1.8 0.5 9.3 60.4
141 Luol Deng, SF, LAL 3 3.9 5.5 1.6 0.8 1.0 0.4 11.1 60.2
142 Nik Stauskas, SG, PHI 4 6.5 2.7 2.0 0.5 1.3 0.4 8.7 59.7
143 Sean Kilpatrick, SG, BKN 3 5.1 3.7 1.9 0.6 1.8 0.1 13.3 59.5
144 Frank Kaminsky, PF, CHA 3 3.7 4.4 2.1 0.8 0.9 0.6 10.7 59.2
145 Andre Iguodala, SF, GS 4 2.7 3.3 2.7 0.9 0.7 0.3 5.7 59.1
146 Cody Zeller, C, CHA 3 0.0 6.0 1.4 0.8 1.1 1.0 10.1 59.0
147 Trevor Booker, PF, BKN 3 1.0 7.2 1.7 0.9 1.5 0.4 9.3 58.9
148 J.J. Barea, PG, DAL 3 3.7 2.3 4.3 0.4 1.6 0.0 9.9 58.4
149 Rodney McGruder, SG, MIA 4 4.1 3.9 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.2 7.0 57.8
150 Chandler Parsons, SF, MEM 3 3.8 4.0 2.2 0.8 1.1 0.3 10.6 57.2
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