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The Bruski 150

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


61.    Victor Oladipo - (ADP: 91, 9-cat: 99) - While this may seem high I can and probably will move him up higher throughout the next week, but for now I'm making him prove himself on an everyday basis.  The concern is that these 15-5-5 popcorn lines aren't representative of the type of defense he'll face when the games count, and I'd like to see him take strides to make more shots as he's hitting just 40.6 percent from the field in the preseason. Still, Oladipo is real and he's going to be spectacular. 

 

62.    Tim Duncan - (ADP: 36, 9-cat: 48)

63.    Pau Gasol - (ADP: 45, 9-cat: 66)

64.    Ryan Anderson - (ADP: 55, 9-cat: 39)

65.    Enes Kanter - (ADP: 90, 9-cat: 89)

66.    Kenneth Faried - (ADP: 78, 9-cat: 49)

67.    Kevin Martin - (ADP: 91, 9-cat: 51)

68.    Joakim Noah - (ADP: 28, 9-cat: 57) - Will be sliding the 8-cat ranking down few spots down in the next update due to the conditioning issues. 9-cat already updated.

69.    Spencer Hawes - (ADP: 103, 9-cat: 77) - Hawes truly is the last man standing in Philly, where the Sixers might not win eight games this season.  I have him pegged at 34 mpg, which would easily be a career high for Hawes, whose best year in terms of playing time was in 2008-09 when he saw 29.3 mpg.  With Nerlens Noel now out for the year, Lavoy Allen dealing with a knee and also having problems waking up on time, and the Sixers having just recently acquired Daniel Orton beyond that -- it's pretty simple for Hawes -- he's going to play as much as his sometimes brittle body can handle.  Right now I can't bring myself to push him up further, but owners should know that there is upside beyond these ranks. 

70.    Chandler Parsons - (ADP: 69, 9-cat: 68)

71.    Tyreke Evans - (ADP: 69, 9-cat: 86)

72.    Amir Johnson - (ADP: 85, 9-cat: 52)

73.    Tony Parker - (ADP: 35, 9-cat: 87)

74.    Brandon Jennings - (ADP: 43, 9-cat: 82)

75.    Ersan Ilyasova - (ADP: 38, 9-cat: 61) - The ankle issue opens the door for John Henson to cut into his workload, which right now has me targeting 29 mpg for him on the year and puts him on par with last season's top-80 finish.  It's possible I move him up more than I normally would if he can beat expectations on his return, since Milwaukee lacks scoring and a hot start would have put him closer to 31-33 mpg.  With a fantasy friendly game he has been productive with less minutes and in the second half of last season we saw what he would have been capable off without the Skiles treatment early on.

76.    Tiago Splitter - (ADP: 109, 9-cat: 60)

77.    Wesley Matthews - (ADP: 76, 9-cat: 65)

78.    Jimmy Butler - (ADP: 98, 9-cat: 55)

79.    Evan Turner - (ADP: 101, 9-cat: 119)

80.    Wilson Chandler - (ADP: 96, 9-cat: 83) - 8-cat ranking to slide down a few slots at next update for hamstring troubles. 9-cat already adjusted.

81.    Jose Calderon - (ADP: 68, 9-cat: 106)

82.    Kyle Korver - (ADP: 99, 9-cat: 64)

83.    Nikola Pekovic - (ADP: 77, 9-cat: 105)

84.    Mario Chalmers - (ADP: 103, 9-cat: 79) - Modest improvements take last season's No. 96 play and moves him up.  With the band getting older the Heat will rely on him just a little bit more.

85.    Paul Pierce - (ADP: 61, 9-cat: 76)

86.    Isaiah Thomas - (ADP: 120, 9-cat: 85) - Not a representation of his place in the position battle (still undecided). He just has a fantasy friendly game and can climb the rankings fairly quickly.

87.    DeAndre Jordan - (ADP: 117, 9-cat: 73) - Rivers seems intent on making him an every-down player so to speak. 

88.    David West - (ADP: 58, 9-cat: 86)

89.    Gerald Henderson - (ADP: 112, 9-cat: 92)

90.    Brandon Knight - (ADP: 109, 9-cat: 125)

91.    Anderson Varejao - (ADP: 102, 9-cat: 111)

92.    Klay Thompson - (ADP: 50, 9-cat: 95) - Love Klay's offensive game and if there were more than one basketball in Golden State I would like him a lot more following his No. 43 ranked season. 

93.    Andre Iguodala - (ADP: 65, 9-cat: 109)

94.    Luol Deng - (ADP: 77, 9-cat: 93)

95.    Marcin Gortat - (ADP: 92, 9-cat: 84)

96.    Patrick Beverley - (ADP: 151, 9-cat: 85)

97.    Tyson Chandler - (ADP: 82, 9-cat: 78)

98.    Zach Randolph - (ADP: 71, 9-cat: 96) - When players that aren't multi-dimensional start to decline it impacts their ranks rather quickly. 

99.    Jeremy Lin - (ADP: 84, 9-cat: 115)

100.    Rajon Rondo  - (ADP: 77, 9-cat: late round stash) -

101.    DeMar DeRozan - (ADP: 99, 9-cat: 94)

102.    Thabo Sefolosha - (ADP: 138, 9-cat: 75)

103.    Michael Carter-Williams - (ADP: 129, 9-cat: 146)

104.    Reggie Jackson - (ADP: 136, 9-cat: 103)

105.    Carlos Boozer - (ADP: 94, 9-cat: 116)

106.    Markieff Morris - (ADP: 124, 9-cat: 113)

107.    Dion Waiters - (ADP: 127, 9-cat: 121)

108.    Moe Harkless - (ADP: 116, 9-cat: 91)

109.    Lance Stephenson - (ADP: 165, 9-cat: 147)

110.    Samuel Dalembert - (ADP: 133, 9-cat: 102)

111.    James Anderson - (ADP: 204, 9-cat: 128) - Anderson has been going undrafted in competitive leagues despite being the only real shooting guard on the roster.  A near lock for late round value this year under the current roster configuration. 

112.    Matt Barnes - (ADP: 147, 9-cat: 88)

113.    Vince Carter - (ADP: 145, 9-cat: 101)

114.    DeMarre Carroll  - (ADP: 170, 9-cat: 90)

115.    Robin Lopez - (ADP: 124, 9-cat: 104)

116.    Shawn Marion - (ADP: 110, 9-cat: 97)

117.    Kevin Garnett - (ADP: 84, 9-cat: 98)

118.    John Henson - (ADP: 138, 9-cat: 118) - He'll be making his case for a substantial, ongoing role in the first week or so while Ersan Ilyasova's ankle heals up.  It would be ideal if he can come through so he can maintain low-end value/lottery ticket status.

119.    Jamal Crawford - (ADP: 101, 9-cat: 120)

120.    Metta World Peace - (ADP: 160, 9-cat: 107) - Look for Metta to play solid minutes as the backup swing forward behind Melo and a deteriorating power forward crew.

121.    Jameer Nelson - (ADP: 102, 9-cat: 127)

122.    Jared Sullinger - (ADP: 153, 9-cat: 100) - Could possibly be the No. 1 scorer on the team in terms of ability, but injury concerns and the glut of power forwards limit his upside.

123.    Cody Zeller - (ADP: 121, 9-cat: 112)

124.    Alec Burks - (ADP: 157, 9-cat: 150+)

125.    Steve Nash - (ADP: 78, 9-cat: 133) - It's been a nice run, but this is where the risk/reward equation plays out.

126.    Marcus Thornton - (ADP: 120, 9-cat: 108)

127.    Raymond Felton - (ADP: 97, 9-cat: 132) - Veteran backup point guards Beno Udrih and Pablo Prigioni will keep Felton's minutes down.

128.    Jared Dudley - (ADP: 134, 9-cat: 114)

129.    J.R. Smith - (ADP: 84, 9-cat: 117)

130.    Patrick Patterson - (ADP: 186, 9-cat: 110) - He could climb if things click for him now that Carl Landry is out for a while.  He has looked good during his time in Sacramento. 

131.    Manu Ginobili (ADP: 118, 9-cat: 141)

132.    Tony Allen - (ADP: 151, 9-cat: 122)

133.    Jarrett Jack (ADP: 128, 9-cat: 139)

134.    Tristan Thompson - (ADP: 120, 9-cat: 129)

135.    J.J. Hickson - (ADP: 126, 9-cat: 126)

136.    Andrei Kirilenko - (ADP: 120, 9-cat: 123)

137.    Greivis Vasquez - (ADP: 94, 9-cat: 150+)

138.    Kelly Olynyk - (ADP: 138, 9-cat: 138)

139.    Arron Afflalo - (ADP: 131, 9-cat: 145)

140.    Caron Butler - (ADP: 135, 9-cat: 143)

141.    Brandan Wright - (ADP: 115, 9-cat: 142)

142.    Kevin Seraphin - (ADP: 180, 9-cat: 144)

143.    Anthony Bennett - (ADP: 141, 9-cat: 150+)

144.    Ben McLemore - (ADP: 126, 9-cat: 150+)

145.    Jordan Crawford  - (ADP: 176, 9-cat: 150+)

146.    Nene - (ADP: 115, 9-cat: 150+)

147.    Nick Young - (ADP: 129, 9-cat: 150+)

148.    Taj Gibson  - (ADP: 153, 9-cat: 136)

149.    Chris Kaman - (ADP: 124, 9-cat: 148)

150.    Harrison Barnes - (ADP: 136, 9-cat: 150)

 

Honorable Mention: Corey Brewer (9-cat: 137), Andrew Bogut (9-cat: 140), Jason Thompson (9-cat: 124), Mo Williams, Luis Scola, Iman Shumpert (9-cat: 130), Omer AsikMichael Kidd-Gilchrist (9-cat: 134), Ray Allen (9-cat: 149), Elton Brand (9-cat: 135), Dennis Schroder, Jerryd Bayless, Joe Johnson, Mike Dunleavy, Avery Bradley, Terrence Jones (9-cat: 131), Randy Foye, Brandon Bass, Steve Blake, Earl Clark, Luke Ridnour, Josh McRoberts, Brandon Rush, Trevor Ariza, Channing Frye, Ed Davis, Trevor Booker, Gerald Wallace, J.J. Redick, Carlos Delfino, Tyler Hansbrough, Glen Davis, Martell Webster, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jordan Hill




Aaron Bruski has been covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld for five years. Hit him on Twitter at Aaronbruski.
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