He may have missed 11 games with a groin injury, but that hasn’t deterred me from keeping Stephen Curry atop my 2018-19 fantasy basketball point guard rankings.
Curry has been otherworldly this season, knocking down five three-pointers per game at a crazy 48.1 percent clip. His 63.8 eFG% would rank 22nd all-time, and be the highest ever for a guard. The only bad thing you can say is he’s averaging a career-low 1.1 steals, but who’s really counting? Curry returned from his three-week absence on Saturday and dropped 27 points in 36 minutes, so it looks like the Warriors two-time MVP is back and ready to rock.
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Following Chef Curry in the rankings are a host of familiar names, led by James Harden, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Jrue Holiday, Chris Paul, Victor Oladipo, and Kyle Lowry. Oladipo might be the most tenuous of the group, as he’s been sidelined now for the past seven games and has been given the dreaded “out indefinitely” tag by the Pacers. Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry are also both back from their own ailments, and their ages, as well as injury history, represent some risk as the season gets farther along.
Devin Booker falls out of my top 20 with the news of yet another injury, and even worse, his second hamstring injury. Booker can’t seem to shake the injury bug and it’ll cost fantasy owners, as the Suns’ awful record gives them no incentive to rush back their franchise player.
De’Aaron Fox, D’Angelo Russell, and Malcolm Brogdon make big jumps with their stellar play this season. Fox is averaging a cool 17.3 points, 7.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.4 steals to reward fantasy owners who took a chance on him in the later rounds after his sub-par rookie season.
Russell has been on fire since Caris LeVert went down, scoring 18.6 points with 1.6 swipes and 6.6 assists in those 10 contests. His field goal percentage is gonna hurt, but he’ll keep rolling till LeVert gets back, which may not be till the last month of the season.
Brogdon has been a big surprise this year and is silencing all his critics with excellent play for the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed Milwaukee Bucks. The former Rookie of the Year and Oscar from “The Office” lookalike has been lights out, shooting 52/97/49% from the field, free-throw line, and three-point line, respectively. Most recently, he is averaging 20.4 points on 60.9 percent shooting over his last five games.
A few of my big fallers include Donovan Mitchell (needs to prove he’s not a one-dimensional player), Jamal Murray (just hasn’t taken that leap we all expected), Lonzo Ball (percentage-killing machine), Dennis Smith Jr. (what’s to like?), and Tyreke Evans (huge bust so far).
Rest of Season Point Guard Rankings
2018 Rest of Season Rankings
|#||Player (team)||ECR||vs. ECR|
|1||Stephen Curry (GSW – PG,SG)||2||+1|
|2||James Harden (HOU – PG,SG)||1||-1|
|3||Damian Lillard (POR – PG)||4||+1|
|4||Russell Westbrook (OKC – PG)||3||-1|
|5||Kemba Walker (CHA – PG)||5||0|
|6||Kyrie Irving (BOS – PG,SG)||11||+5|
|7||Jrue Holiday (NOR – PG,SG)||6||-1|
|8||Chris Paul (HOU – PG)||7||-1|
|9||Victor Oladipo (IND – PG,SG)||8||-1|
|10||Kyle Lowry (TOR – PG)||10||0|
|11||Ben Simmons (PHI – PG,SF)||9||-2|
|12||John Wall (WAS – PG)||12||0|
|13||Mike Conley (MEM – PG)||16||+3|
|14||Donovan Mitchell (UTH – PG,SG)||13||-1|
|15||Zach LaVine (CHI – PG,SG)||20||+5|
|16||Josh Richardson (MIA – PG,SG,SF)||22||+6|
|17||Luka Doncic (DAL – PG,SG)||19||+2|
|18||Eric Bledsoe (MIL – PG,SG)||15||-3|
|19||De’Aaron Fox (SAC – PG)||27||+8|
|20||D’Angelo Russell (BKN – PG,SG)||25||+5|
|21||Devin Booker (PHO – PG,SG)||14||-7|
|22||CJ McCollum (POR – PG,SG)||17||-5|
|23||Lou Williams (LAC – PG,SG)||21||-2|
|24||Ricky Rubio (UTH – PG)||23||-1|
|25||Jeff Teague (MIN – PG)||24||-1|
|26||Jamal Murray (DEN – PG,SG)||18||-8|
|27||Goran Dragic (MIA – PG,SG)||26||-1|
|28||Kris Dunn (CHI – PG,SG)||31||+3|
|29||Malcolm Brogdon (MIL – PG,SG)||36||+7|
|30||Trae Young (ATL – PG)||34||+4|
|31||Darren Collison (IND – PG,SG)||33||+2|
|32||Derrick Rose (MIN – PG)||39||+7|
|33||Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN – PG)||40||+7|
|34||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC – PG)||42||+8|
|35||Reggie Jackson (DET – PG,SG)||35||0|
|36||Dennis Schroder (OKC – PG)||30||-6|
|37||Lonzo Ball (LAL – PG)||37||0|
|38||Elfrid Payton (NOR – PG)||41||+3|
|39||Dennis Smith Jr. (DAL – PG,SG)||28||-11|
|40||Tyreke Evans (IND – PG,SG)||38||-2|
|41||Jordan Clarkson (CLE – PG,SG)||44||+3|
|42||Rajon Rondo (LAL – PG)||47||+5|
|43||J.J. Barea (DAL – PG,SG)||45||+2|
|44||Dwyane Wade (MIA – PG,SG)||54||+10|
|45||Collin Sexton (CLE – PG)||29||-16|
|46||Jeremy Lin (ATL – PG,SG)||58||+12|
|47||Marcus Smart (BOS – PG,SG)||59||+12|
|48||Emmanuel Mudiay (NYK – PG)||61||+13|
|49||Derrick White (SAS – PG)||63||+14|
|50||Isaiah Thomas (DEN – PG)||43||-7|
|51||Fred VanVleet (TOR – PG)||46||-5|
|52||Cory Joseph (IND – PG,SG)||67||+15|
|53||George Hill (CLE – PG,SG)||56||+3|
|54||Patty Mills (SAS – PG)||60||+6|
|55||Bryn Forbes (SAS – PG,SG)||52||-3|
|56||Tyler Johnson (MIA – PG,SG)||55||-1|
|57||D.J. Augustin (ORL – PG)||62||+5|
|58||Patrick Beverley (LAC – PG,SG)||53||-5|
|59||Ish Smith (DET – PG)||66||+7|
|60||Avery Bradley (LAC – PG,SG)||51||-9|
|61||Elie Okobo (PHO – PG)||75||+14|
|62||Terry Rozier (BOS – PG,SG)||49||-13|
|63||Delon Wright (TOR – PG,SG)||65||+2|
|64||Trey Burke (NYK – PG)||48||-16|
|65||Austin Rivers (WAS – PG,SG)||70||+5|
|66||T.J. McConnell (PHI – PG)||74||+8|
|67||Frank Ntilikina (NYK – PG)||50||-17|
|68||Markelle Fultz (PHI – PG,SG)||32||-36|
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