2016 Fantasy Basketball Draft Prep: Top 200 Rankings

Even the very top of our rankings can't agree this year.

In some years, the best player in Head-to-Head scoring might also be the top player in Rotisserie, but I don't think that will be the case in 2016-17.

Russell Westbrook is, of course, the obvious call for the top of the rankings in H2H. With Kevin Durant out of the picture, Westbrook is free to absolutely dominate the ball, and we have every reason to believe he will. Our projections for the upcoming season have Westbrook averaging 54 Fantasy points per game, and finishing with nearly 500 more total than LeBron James, projected to come in second.

However, James Harden edges James out in the H2H rankings, and also comes out on top of the heap in Roto scoring for me as well, because it is fair to expect James to miss some time as he enters his 30's -- especially coming off another deep playoff run.

While Westbrook's volume is going to be overwhelming in H2H, he has a few things working against him in Roto, specifically when it comes to efficiency. He's going to turn the ball over a ton, and isn't much of a threat from 3-point range, either.

Harden will turn the ball over plenty too, of course -- he has led the league in three of the last four seasons -- but he makes up for that by being an elite 3-point shooter. He also dominates the free-throw category like nobody else, leading the league in attempts in three of the last four seasons, while making 86.1 percent of them over the last four seasons.

The rankings diverge widely from there, and there is plenty to sink your teeth into already, and we will obviously have more updates as we get closer to the season.

H2H Top-200
RANK PLAYER POS
1 Russell Westbrook PG
2 James Harden SG
3 LeBron James SF
4 DeMarcus Cousins C, PF
5 Anthony Davis PF
6 Kevin Durant SF
7 John Wall PG
8 Chris Paul PG
9 Stephen Curry PG
10 Damian Lillard PG
11 Blake Griffin PF
12 Paul George SF, PF
13 Kyle Lowry PG
14 Karl-Anthony Towns C
15 Kyrie Irving PG
16 Kemba Walker PG
17 Carmelo Anthony SF
18 Isaiah Thomas PG
19 Paul Millsap PF
20 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF, PG
21 DeMar DeRozan SG
22 Jimmy Butler SG
23 Kawhi Leonard SF
24 Hassan Whiteside C
25 Draymond Green PF
26 Pau Gasol C
27 Dennis Schroder PG
28 Nikola Vucevic C
29 Eric Bledsoe PG
30 Al Horford C
31 LaMarcus Aldridge PF
32 Elfrid Payton PG
33 Rudy Gay SF, PF
34 Gordon Hayward SF
35 Brook Lopez C
36 Mike Conley PG
37 Dwyane Wade SG
38 Victor Oladipo SG
39 Kevin Love PF
40 Andre Drummond C
41 DeAndre Jordan C
42 C.J. McCollum SG
43 Dwight Howard C
44 Marc Gasol C
45 Dirk Nowitzki PF
46 Reggie Jackson PG
47 Goran Dragic PG
48 Andrew Wiggins SF, SG
49 Rajon Rondo PG
50 Derrick Favors C, PF
51 Darren Collison PG, SG
52 Jabari Parker SF, PF
53 Nikola Jokic C
54 Klay Thompson SG
55 Kristaps Porzingis PF
56 Jonas Valanciunas C
57 Nicolas Batum SF, SG
58 Brandon Knight SG, PG
59 D'Angelo Russell PG
60 Greg Monroe C
61 Tobias Harris SF, PF
62 Jeremy Lin PG, SG
63 Bradley Beal SG
64 Evan Fournier SF, SG
65 Serge Ibaka PF
66 Jeff Teague PG
67 Eric Gordon SG
68 Julius Randle PF
69 Monta Ellis SG
70 Deron Williams PG
71 Zach Randolph PF
72 Devin Booker SG
73 Markieff Morris SF, PF
74 Rodney Hood SG
75 Ryan Anderson PF
76 Chandler Parsons SF
77 Emmanuel Mudiay PG
78 Derrick Rose PG
79 Joakim Noah C
80 Rudy Gobert C
81 Nerlens Noel C, PF
82 George Hill PG
83 Clint N'Dumba-Capela C
84 Harrison Barnes SF
85 Joel Embiid C
86 Wesley Matthews SF, SG
87 Enes Kanter C
88 Brandon Ingram SF
89 Jahlil Okafor C
90 Evan Turner SF
91 Myles Turner PF
92 Marcin Gortat C
93 Jordan Clarkson PG, SG
94 Michael Carter-Williams PG
95 Avery Bradley SG
96 Danilo Gallinari SF, PF
97 Kenneth Faried PF
98 Steven Adams C
99 Tyreke Evans PG
100 Thaddeus Young PF
101 Tony Parker PG
102 Andrew Bogut C
103 Ricky Rubio PG
104 Nikola Mirotic PF
105 Trevor Ariza SF, PF
106 Wilson Chandler SF
107 Marcus Morris PF, SF
108 Will Barton SG
109 Robert Covington SF
110 Aaron Gordon PF, SF
111 Gorgui Dieng PF
112 Otto Porter SF, PF
113 Kris Dunn PG
114 Jrue Holiday PG
115 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF
116 Buddy Hield SG
117 Kyle Korver SG
118 Justise Winslow SF
119 Marcus Smart PG
120 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG
121 J.R. Smith SG
122 Jerryd Bayless PG, SG
123 Kent Bazemore SF
124 Luol Deng SF, PF
125 Arron Afflalo SG
126 Zach LaVine SG, PG
127 DeMarre Carroll SF
128 Jae Crowder SF
129 Marvin Williams PF
130 Timofey Mozgov C
131 Stanley Johnson SF
132 Mason Plumlee C
133 J.J. Barea PG
134 Dion Waiters SG
135 Matthew Dellavedova PG
136 Tristan Thompson C
137 Jamal Murray SG
138 Ben Simmons SF
139 Zaza Pachulia C
140 Tyler Johnson SG
141 J.J. Redick SG
142 Ersan Ilyasova PF
143 Tyson Chandler C
144 Mirza Teletovic SF
145 Robin Lopez C
146 Brandon Jennings PG
147 Alex Len C, PF
148 Manu Ginobili SG
149 Al Jefferson C
150 Josh Richardson PG
151 Alec Burks SG
152 Kelly Olynyk C
153 Andre Iguodala SG
154 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SG
155 Donatas Motiejunas PF
156 Bismack Biyombo C
157 P.J. Tucker SF
158 Ed Davis PF
159 Taj Gibson PF
160 Frank Kaminsky C
161 Al-Farouq Aminu SF, PF
162 Jamal Crawford SG
163 Mike Dunleavy PF
164 Cody Zeller C
165 Danny Green SG
166 Patrick Beverley PG
167 Tony Allen SF, SG
168 Trey Burke PG
169 Courtney Lee SG
170 Ian Mahinmi C
171 Patrick Patterson PF
172 Jared Sullinger C
173 Hollis Thompson SF
174 Gerald Henderson SG
175 Amir Johnson PF
176 Shabazz Muhammad SG
177 Louis Williams PG
178 Tim Hardaway SG
179 Bojan Bogdanovic SF, SG
180 Omri Casspi SF, PF
181 Trevor Booker PF
182 Nene Hilario PF
183 Langston Galloway SG
184 Sean Kilpatrick SG
185 Willie Cauley-Stein C
186 Jared Dudley SF, PF
187 Shaun Livingston PG
188 Omer Asik C
189 Jeff Green SF, PF
190 Joe Johnson SF
191 Wade Baldwin PG
192 Bobby Portis PF
193 Solomon Hill SF
194 Domantas Sabonis PF
195 Gerald Green SG
196 Gary Harris SG
197 Allen Crabbe SG
198 Terrence Jones PF
199 Norman Powell SF
200 Denzel Valentine SF
Roto Top-200
RANK PLAYER POS
1 James Harden SG
2 Russell Westbrook PG
3 Karl-Anthony Towns C
4 Stephen Curry PG
5 Kevin Durant SF
6 Chris Paul PG
7 Anthony Davis PF
8 LeBron James SF
9 Kawhi Leonard SF
10 DeMarcus Cousins C, PF
11 Paul George SF, PF
12 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF, PG
13 John Wall PG
14 Damian Lillard PG
15 Hassan Whiteside C
16 Kyle Lowry PG
17 Paul Millsap PF
18 Kyrie Irving PG
19 Draymond Green PF
20 Kemba Walker PG
21 Jimmy Butler SG
22 Al Horford C
23 Klay Thompson SG
24 Blake Griffin PF
25 Kristaps Porzingis PF
26 Isaiah Thomas PG
27 Victor Oladipo SG
28 C.J. McCollum SG
29 Carmelo Anthony SF
30 Derrick Favors C, PF
31 Nicolas Batum SF, SG
32 Marc Gasol C
33 Brook Lopez C
34 Rudy Gobert C
35 Serge Ibaka PF
36 Eric Bledsoe PG
37 DeAndre Jordan C
38 Pau Gasol C
39 Kevin Love PF
40 Nikola Jokic C
41 Rudy Gay SF, PF
42 LaMarcus Aldridge PF
43 Trevor Ariza SF, PF
44 Nikola Vucevic C
45 Mike Conley PG
46 Gordon Hayward SF
47 Tobias Harris SF, PF
48 Evan Fournier SF, SG
49 George Hill PG
50 Jonas Valanciunas C
51 Andrew Wiggins SF, SG
52 DeMar DeRozan SG
53 Andre Drummond C
54 Marcin Gortat C
55 Dennis Schroder PG
56 Bradley Beal SG
57 Dirk Nowitzki PF
58 Gorgui Dieng PF
59 Chandler Parsons SF
60 Myles Turner PF
61 Jeff Teague PG
62 Brandon Knight SG, PG
63 Reggie Jackson PG
64 Goran Dragic PG
65 Nerlens Noel C, PF
66 Dwyane Wade SG
67 Danilo Gallinari SF
68 Ricky Rubio PG
69 Greg Monroe C
70 Jabari Parker SF, PF
71 Enes Kanter C
72 Marvin Williams PF
73 Eric Gordon SG
74 Zach LaVine SG, PG
75 Rajon Rondo PG
76 Robin Lopez C
77 Devin Booker SG
78 Wesley Matthews SG, SF
79 Avery Bradley SG
80 Dwight Howard C
81 Nikola Mirotic PF
82 Jae Crowder SF
83 Ryan Anderson PF
84 Rodney Hood SG
85 Clint N`Dumba-Capela C
86 J.J. Redick SG
87 Joel Embiid C
88 Darren Collison PG, SG
89 Joakim Noah C
90 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG
91 Jrue Holiday PG
92 Brandon Ingram SF
93 Elfrid Payton PG
94 Markieff Morris SF, PF
95 D'Angelo Russell PG
96 Zach Randolph PF
97 Luol Deng SF, PF
98 Aaron Gordon PF, SF
99 Thaddeus Young PF
100 Jeremy Lin PG, SG
101 Monta Ellis SG
102 Jordan Clarkson PG, SG
103 Jahlil Okafor C
104 Kyle Korver SG
105 Tyreke Evans PG
106 Evan Turner SF
107 Julius Randle PF
108 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SG
109 Kenneth Faried PF
110 Otto Porter SF, PF
111 Kent Bazemore SF
112 Derrick Rose PG
113 Steven Adams C
114 Jerryd Bayless PG, SG
115 Matthew Dellavedova PG
116 Alex Len C, PF
117 Andrew Bogut C
118 Emmanuel Mudiay PG
119 Danny Green SG
120 Robert Covington SF
121 J.R. Smith SG
122 Will Barton SG
123 Ish Smith PG
124 Marcus Smart PG
125 Mirza Teletovic SF
126 Solomon Hill SF
127 Zaza Pachulia C
128 Joe Johnson SF
129 Harrison Barnes SF
130 Kris Dunn PG
131 Al-Farouq Aminu SF, PF
132 Justise Winslow SF
133 Jusuf Nurkic C
134 Gary Harris SG
135 Jamal Murray SG
136 Jamal Crawford SG
137 Wilson Chandler SF
138 Langston Galloway SG
139 Marcus Morris PF, SF
140 Buddy Hield SG
141 Tyler Johnson SG
142 Ben Simmons SF
143 Patrick Patterson PF
144 Timofey Mozgov C
145 Sergio Rodriguez PG
146 Patrick Beverley PG
147 Ersan Ilyasova PF
148 Terrence Jones PF
149 Cody Zeller C
150 Bismack Biyombo C
151 Taj Gibson PF
152 Arron Afflalo SG
153 DeMarre Carroll SF
154 Tristan Thompson C
155 Michael Carter-Williams PG
156 Jeff Green SF, PF
157 Tony Parker PG
158 Tyson Chandler C
159 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF
160 Willie Cauley-Stein C
161 Mason Plumlee C
162 Bobby Portis PF
163 Josh Richardson PG
164 Courtney Lee SG
165 Stanley Johnson SF
166 Hollis Thompson SF
167 Kelly Olynyk C
168 Frank Kaminsky C
169 Allen Crabbe SG
170 Brandon Jennings PG
171 Jared Dudley SF, PF
172 Bojan Bogdanovic SF, SG
173 Anthony Morrow SG
174 Al Jefferson C
175 Jared Sullinger C
176 Roy Hibbert C
177 Omri Casspi SF, PF
178 Manu Ginobili SG
179 Doug McDermott SF
180 Patty Mills PG
181 Isaiah Whitehead PG
182 Mario Hezonja SF
183 Maurice Harkless SF, PF
184 Jaylen Brown SF
185 Denzel Valentine SF
186 Michael Beasley PF
187 Dragan Bender PF
188 Isaiah Canaan PG
189 Cristiano Felicio PF
190 Marquese Chriss PF
191 John Henson C
192 Dejounte Murray PG
193 Thon Maker PF
194 Jerian Grant PG
195 J.J. Barea PG
196 Gerald Henderson SG
197 Shabazz Muhammad SG
198 Nene Hilario PF
199 Gerald Green SG
200 Caris LeVert SG
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