Now that we are officially in the Fantasy Basketball playoffs, this will be the final lookback article for the season.
According to the DSE scoring system, after four 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 3 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.
- Also, in this version, I am updating on which players highlighted in the takeaways section of the previous articles 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 #||+ / -|
|Zion Williamson||NO||PF,Flx||2029||36.89||13||Minors||M - 1|
|Michael Porter||DEN||SF,PF,Flx||1627||32.54||38||Minors||M - 5|
|Anthony Edwards||MIN||PG,SG,SF,Flx||1537||25.2||45||Minors||M - 10|
Capela is a soon-to-be 27-year-old, 6’10” force in the paint for the Hawks this season. He’s beating his career average of points-per-game and is on pace to set a new career-high for rebounds-per-game this season. Look for Capela to consistently be a top-15, if not top-10, fantasy point scorer for the years to come!
Jonas is another big man in the paint who has been a dominant force this season. He’s averaging more points, rebounds, and assists per game this season. Look for Jonas to jump back up the draft boards next season as he’s proven his slight dip in production last season was nothing more than yet another COVID situation.
Brogdon, this season, has improved in just about every aspect of the game. He’s not only improved his points per game this season, again but he’s also improved his rebounds-per-game and his assists-per-game. Although he has yet to crack the top-25 fantasy point scorers, he’s knocking on the door this month, sitting at #27; if Brogdon can improve on his overall shooting percentage from the field, watch out because he’ll continue to shoot up the boards next season!
Despite his size, Murray has been known more for this defensive ability than his scoring. However, this season, Murray is averaging more points, rebounds, and assists per game. He’s also improved his free-throw shooting percent by nearly 5%. If this 24-year-old can continue to make adjustments in the coming season, he may find himself as a fixture in the top-50, possibly climbing as high as top-30 fantasy scorers for years to come!
Still on the Top-50
Fell out of the Top-50
Richaun Holmes, SAC, PF/C
Ben Simmons, PHI, PG/SF
Jamal Murray, DEN, PG/SG
Malik Beasley, MIN, PG/SG/SF
Jordan Clarkson, UTA, PG/SG
Anthony Davis, LAL, PF/C
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC, PG/SG/SF
Kevin Durant, BKN, SF/PF