According to the DSE scoring system, after three months of play, here is an updated lookback comparison of the top-50 scoring players in the NBA – and where they were drafted in start-up leagues this year.
- Continuing from my version 2 article, I also will list a couple of takeaways based on the current Top-50 scorers and what fantasy owners should expect from these players moving forward.
- New to this version 3 article, I am also updating on which players highlighted in the takeaways section of the previous article are either still on the Top-50 or have fallen off the Top-50 list.
As the season progresses, I will post an updated table that will highlight players who climb or fall in the rankings. Any player taken in the Free-Agent rounds of the start-up draft whose +/- differential is greater than or equal to 10 has been marked in BOLD, whereas any player whose +/- differential is less than or equal to -10 has been ITALICIZED.
|Player||Team||Position||Total Points||PPG||Rank||Minors/Free-Agent||Draft #||+ / -|
Julius Randle may be the best player on the Knicks team this season. He’s averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists per game, which boosted his overall on-court efficiency well above the league average. Look for Randle to continue to improve as he matures and continues to make adjustments both from the field and at the free-throw line. This 26-year-old will only get better with time and experience.
It should be no surprise to see CP3 in a Top-50 list even though his overall points, assists, steals, and overall efficiency on the court is down from his career averages; however, CP3, this season, has improved his FG%, FG3%, and his FT%. Chris Paul may be turning 36-years-old soon, but he still plays at a high level and is reminding dynasty owners why one of his nicknames is “The Point God.”
Richaun Holmes has gradually improved every season he’s been in the NBA, and this season he’s taking yet another step forward. His points scored, total rebounds, blocked shots, FG% and FT% are all up. Holmes is an excellent example of a player going to a new team and simply getting better either from opportunity, coaching, or change of environment; whatever the case, fantasy owners who snagged holmes at his 7th round ADP should be more than happy with his production!
Barnes, this season, is playing some of his best basketball in his 9 seasons in the NBA. He’s averaging more points, rebounds, and assists per game and his FG% and FT% are both up from his career averages. If Barnes can continue at this pace, look for him to set career highs in all areas and continue to climb the Top-50 boards.