Fantasy Basketball Start and Sit: Week 24 Top 150 rankings

Editor’s Note: Every week we will release the Top 150 players based on their projections for that scoring period. Use this list to compare players and help make those really tough decisions.

You’ve worked hard all season, putting together the best possible team you can. You weathered the storm of injuries. finding replacements for your injured stars during key stretches of the season, and now you’re standing at the precipice of greatness. Sure, it was tough to make due without Chris Paul or Blake Griffin, but the good news is, they’re there for you when you need them most, right?


If you’re playing into Week 24 (April 3-9), you might have a tough decision on your hands if you’ve been relying on any Clippers this season. Because, while 29 teams play at least three times this week -- including the Timberwolves with five -- the Clippers play just two games in Week 24. That’s tough luck, right there. 

Paul and Griffin are still worth starting this week -- we have them 75th and 89th in projected points -- that might be it for this roster. You definitely won’t want to start J.J. Redick or Jamal Crawford, and even DeAndre Jordan may not rack up quite enough rebounds to justify a spot in your lineup. Tough break.

If you need some help, someone to look for might be Timberwolves rookie Kris Dunn. The rest of the Fantasy relevant players on this roster are must-start guys most weeks, but Dunn typically doesn’t do enough to justify a starting spot. However, with five games on the way, he might be worth a look here. 

This is it. After Week 24, there are just a few days left in the Fantasy season, so it’s almost time to start looking ahead to the draft and offseason. Everything can change in a few months in the NBA, so enjoy this version of the league while it lasts. We’ll be looking back at the 2016-17 season in the coming weeks, before turning our attention to what is to come beyond. 

Week 24 schedule breakdown

5 Games: MIN
2 Games: LAC

Week 24 Sportsline Projections
1Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC48.729.6210.431.734.780.3530.38232.63
2Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN55.7911.682.380.642.421.2424.8203.53
3LeBron James, SF, CLE45.978.557.751.473.830.6625.12189.91
4Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN54.964.28.81.762.560.0912.12166.03
5James Harden, SG, HOU39.67.979.871.544.630.5330.13165.8
6Damian Lillard, PG, POR411.744.456.221.042.580.2825.6164.97
7Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA47.586.223.771.891.980.7225.2158.41
8Andrew Wiggins, SF, MIN55.674.042.160.982.180.3722.7151.14
9DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR41.965.334.250.962.620.2225.15150.14
10Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE49.
11Nikola Jokic, PF, DEN42.639.4850.932.450.7117.77145.76
12Marc Gasol, C, MEM44.097.174.450.871.881.3618.9141.34
13Mike Conley, PG, MEM49.
14John Wall, PG, WAS33.784.4710.371.893.530.7122.47140.19
15Stephen Curry, PG, GS312.624.876.931.813.370.2226.87132.77
16Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY46.876.273.250.771.980.419.82127.16
17CJ McCollum, SG, POR49.363.333.50.941.950.4321.55125.2
18LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, SA41.247.972.120.591.41.118.57124.37
19Kevin Love, PF, CLE48.8710.4720.821.730.5316.98124.28
20DeMarcus Cousins, C, NO34.5310.33.71.362.871.3323.73123.78
21Derrick Rose, PG, NY41.923.925.250.642.450.2517.68122.15
22Kristaps Porzingis, PF, NY46.667.91.80.691.92.0118.23122.1
23Jimmy Butler, SG, CHI33.475.7352.062.030.4824.13121.13
24Isaiah Thomas, PG, BOS38.642.96.10.992.570.126.1119.16
25Anthony Davis, PF, NO31.4410.271.871.271.931.6624.53118.58
26Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL31.798.074.831.392.731.6920.97117.13
27Gorgui Dieng, PF, MIN50.827.841.861.041.441.2110.38113.71
28Kemba Walker, PG, CHA38.384.175.631.042.170.3622.9112.68
29Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR409.22.481.092.581.7213.32110.84
30Paul George, SF, IND37.477.433.231.542.830.3722.83107.43
31Victor Oladipo, SG, OKC47.364.622.831.251.820.416.57106.72
32Zach Randolph, PF, MEM40.898.71.90.551.320.1914.15104.28
33Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA36.485.373.871.232.030.2922.07103.95
34Draymond Green, PF, GS33.648.636.571.812.571.4712.13103.83
35Harrison Barnes, SF, DAL44.325.151.70.661.230.2117.6103.17
36Devin Booker, SG, PHO36.544.20.923.30.3123.77102.3
37Cory Joseph, PG, TOR42.694.124.831.071.980.312.25101.67
38Pau Gasol, C, SA42.297.472.550.411.31.112.3100.35
39Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3014.60.670.622.032.4316.47100.24
40Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL30.610.632.811.631.1516.3399.24
41Julius Randle, PF, LAL30.910.433.930.622.80.691698.44
42Paul Millsap, PF, ATL33.018.273.431.292.31.0717.3797.68
43Goran Dragic, PG, MIA34.344.075.731.032.70.1918.2796.96
44Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN46.944.471.90.6910.315.996.65
45Wilson Chandler, PF, DEN46.095.681.90.761.40.4514.6295.62
46Bradley Beal, SG, WAS38.723.373.271.061.830.322.294.89
47Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL45.716.121.60.451.020.5314.4394.81
48Jeff Teague, PG, IND33.
49Serge Ibaka, PF, TOR45.756.670.850.561.41.7514.394.31
50Dennis Schroder, PG, ATL33.733.376.330.
51Jameer Nelson, PG, DEN46.192.775.670.781.950.110.3593.63
52Nicolas Batum, SF, CHA35.26.275.730.972.630.4714.6793.61
53Klay Thompson, SG, GS310.623.772.170.791.770.6523.2793.11
54Al Horford, C, BOS32.917.44.430.761.431.313.992.37
55D’Angelo Russell, PG, LAL36.653.875.131.363.330.2718.1791.79
56Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR409.50.70.431.451.0911.9791.79
57Wesley Matthews, SG, DAL49.933.72.770.961.430.2113.8591.38
58Tyler Ulis, PG, PHO31.
59Andre Drummond, C, DET3013.370.971.291.971.3413.9789.77
60Jrue Holiday, PG, NO34.533.26.21.532.370.4714.6789.7
61Rudy Gobert, C, UTA3011.81.40.751.732.413.8389.55
62Elfrid Payton, PG, ORL31.194.876.
63Enes Kanter, C, OKC40.457.350.780.41.550.513.8288.3
64Nerlens Noel, C, DAL407.451.521.171.321.210.4788.08
65Tony Parker, PG, SA41.661.975.030.591.520.0910.5787.03
66Dwight Howard, C, ATL3012.571.470.862.21.3713.4786.99
67Brook Lopez, C, BKN33.915.971.80.612.171.519.4386.84
68George Hill, PG, UTA35.
69Tyreke Evans, PG, SAC33.934.375.21.252.470.2214.5785.02
70Will Barton, SG, DEN44.683.952.70.761.380.4511.984.32
71Darren Collison, PG, SAC33.932.575.431.141.770.2215.0784.29
72Rajon Rondo, PG, CHI32.
73J.J. Barea, PG, DAL44.912.085.050.351.5209.883.2
74Myles Turner, PF, IND31.198.471.330.861.272.2614.582.47
75Chris Paul, PG, LAC24.144.858.851.712.70.1119.281.74
76Khris Middleton, SG, MIL35.774.133.371.492.10.316.581.18
77Jordan Clarkson, PG, LAL34.683.
78Seth Curry, SG, DAL47.772.52.750.841.320.1112.680.9
79Yogi Ferrell, PG, DAL46.092.440.941.520.2110.1580.69
80T.J. McConnell, PG, PHI30.643.637.531.881.90.118.0780.56
81Reggie Jackson, PG, DET33.542.75.430.662.50.114.8380
82Evan Turner, SF, POR41.754.173.70.791.70.288.9379.45
83Willy Hernangomez, C, NY408.21.60.581.680.598.7878.72
84Tristan Thompson, C, CLE409.20.850.550.851.028.0578.65
85Courtney Lee, SG, NY45.653.422.580.90.970.310.6277.69
86Steven Adams, C, OKC407.150.970.851.451.059.7877.3
87Dario Saric, SF, PHI34.66.832.530.782.170.4314.877.21
88Robert Covington, SF, PHI37.396.631.671.751.80.9214.6776.51
89Blake Griffin, PF, LAC21.
90Evan Fournier, SF, ORL36.083.232.971.11.901776.1
91Tobias Harris, SF, DET33.645.41.80.691.30.5315.874.16
92T.J. Warren, SF, PHO31.145.931.471.161.070.6215.1374.13
93Gary Harris, SG, DEN45.732.41.981.
94Jeremy Lin, PG, BKN34.133.334.
95Taj Gibson, PF, OKC406.
96Omri Casspi, SF, MIN54.
97Avery Bradley, SG, BOS36.0152.031.191.470.2115.1772.48
98Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, POR44.626.421.450.911.30.648.5372.41
99Mason Plumlee, C, DEN405.52.450.691.230.717.471.92
100Shabazz Muhammad, SF, MIN53.182.980.540.270.740.0910.6671.72
101Lou Williams, SG, HOU36.882.272.670.961.370.3216.170.83
102Clint N’Dumba-Capela, C, HOU308.670.90.611.031.4111.9370.16
103Markieff Morris, PF, WAS32.526.
104Tony Allen, SG, MEM40.995.
105Eric Gordon, SG, HOU39.52.772.60.731.50.4615.6769.98
106Marcin Gortat, C, WAS309.971.
107DeMarre Carroll, SF, TOR45.754.531.
108Kyle Korver, SG, CLE410.583.331.680.551.050.3310.8269.3
109Buddy Hield, SG, SAC38.064.372.20.781.830.1115.269.08
110JaMychal Green, PF, MEM42.396.5810.550.930.458.669.03
111J.R. Smith, SG, CLE49.563.051.651.120.820.3310.2268.79
112P.J. Tucker, SF, TOR43.675.951.551.370.880.337.3368.78
113Tyler Johnson, SG, MIA33.373.93.030.991.270.4812.6768.51
114Derrick Favors, PF, UTA30.36.871.330.951.171.112.3368.26
115Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN406.280.80.590.90.598.8267.93
116Patrick Beverley, PG, HOU35.065.473.
117Danny Green, SG, SA47.483.5521.111.020.818.3267.07
118Aaron Gordon, PF, ORL32.595.51.90.831.10.7112.667.03
119Thaddeus Young, SF, IND31.66.871.71.441.30.411.566.94
120Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU36.785.872.
121Marvin Williams, PF, CHA35.096.771.530.680.770.7211.7766.69
122Greg Monroe, C, MIL306.572.10.981.70.511.666.45
123Jae Crowder, SF, BOS35.265.81.930.9910.3112.1766.38
124Jahlil Okafor, C, PHI305.
125Willie Cauley-Stein, C, SAC306.471.671.071.331.0311.3765.81
126Marcus Smart, PG, BOS33.293.934.171.461.730.319.6365.79
127Marcus Morris, PF, DET34.254.672.10.661.270.3213.3365.74
128Dion Waiters, SG, MIA34.343.033.270.781.90.2913.0365.31
129Otto Porter, SF, WAS34.855.731.371.330.570.511.8764.79
130Malcolm Brogdon, SG, MIL33.
131Ish Smith, PG, DET31.222.94.930.791.60.329.2764.63
132James Johnson, SF, MIA32.614.62.970.721.971.110.8763.76
133Alan Williams, C, PHO309.60.70.771.230.829.8763.68
134Skal Labissiere, PF, SAC30.336.971.30.681.570.5611.7763.02
135Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET35.473.
136Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA307.11.40.870.830.99.761.6
137Robin Lopez, C, CHI306.
138Maurice Harkless, SF, POR43.083.881.10.910.930.718.4360.79
139Kyle O’Quinn, PF, NY40.25.451.680.420.971.175.7260.56
140Cody Zeller, C, CHA306.51.50.841.119.9360.52
141Frank Kaminsky, PF, CHA34.244.771.930.581.070.5411.3360.05
142Brandon Ingram, SF, LAL32.274.632.330.621.90.6911.2759.94
143Monta Ellis, SG, IND32.
144Allen Crabbe, SG, POR46.382.651.070.690.680.189.8259.29
145Rodney Hood, SG, UTA35.83.331.80.791.030.1912.8759.23
146Andre Iguodala, SF, GS32.774.
147Vince Carter, SG, MEM45.773.021.550.80.530.437.8558.72
148Sergio Rodriguez, PG, PHI34.
149Patty Mills, PG, SA45.931.352.850.620.850.047.657.85
150Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG35.392.472.070.561.230.213.1357.79
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