2015 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Guards

By on October 19, 2015
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Breaking down Fantasy Basketball rankings by position has to be taken with a grain of salt. The multi-positional eligibility of the majority of players makes it tough to distinguish tiers at each position.

The best way to go about ranking and tiering the players is to split them into guards, forwards and centers. There is obviously still some cross-over between the lists, especially the PF/C combo players. This also shows, yet again, the value of the SG/SF player who is eligible at so many roster spots.

The other factor in utilizing these rankings is with which platform you play Fantasy Basketball. I used the Fantasy Pros consensus for positions, but there are definitely differences between the Yahoo, ESPN and CBS eligibilities.

For a better grasp on the overall talent and tiers when preparing for your draft, you should check out my Top-200 overall rankings.

So without further ado, here are the rankings for the Top-60 guards in Fantasy Basketball.

Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Guards

Rk Player Name Position Team
1 James Harden SG,SF HOU
2 Damian Lillard PG POR
3 Stephen Curry PG,SG GSW
4 Russell Westbrook PG OKC
5 Chris Paul PG LAC
6 Klay Thompson SG,SF GSW
7 John Wall PG WAS
8 Paul George SG,SF IND
9 Reggie Jackson PG,SG DET
10 Monta Ellis PG,SG IND
11 Eric Bledsoe PG,SG PHO
12 Gordon Hayward SG,SF UTH
13 Kyle Lowry PG TOR
14 Jimmy Butler SG,SF CHI
15 Tyreke Evans PG,SG NOR
16 Andrew Wiggins SG,SF MIN
17 Kawhi Leonard SG,SF SAS
18 DeMar DeRozan SG,SF TOR
19 Kyrie Irving PG,SG CLE
20 Goran Dragic PG,SG MIA
21 Jarrett Jack PG,SG BKN
22 Mike Conley PG MEM
23 Kemba Walker PG CHA
24 Ty Lawson PG HOU
25 Isaiah Thomas PG BOS
26 Jeff Teague PG ATL
27 Victor Oladipo PG,SG ORL
28 Brandon Knight PG,SG PHO
29 Nicolas Batum SG,SF CHA
30 Elfrid Payton PG ORL
31 Kobe Bryant SG,SF LAL
32 Deron Williams PG DAL
33 Bradley Beal SG WAS
34 Khris Middleton SG,SF MIL
35 Michael Carter-Williams PG MIL
36 Wilson Chandler SG,SF DEN
37 Joe Johnson SG,SF BKN
38 George Hill PG,SG IND
39 Mo Williams PG,SG CLE
40 Derrick Rose PG CHI
41 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG DET
42 Trevor Ariza SG,SF HOU
43 Dwyane Wade PG,SG MIA
44 Ricky Rubio PG MIN
45 Danny Green SG,SF SAS
46 Robert Covington SG,SF PHI
47 J.R. Smith SG,SF CLE
48 P.J. Tucker SG,SF PHO
49 Jeff Green SG,SF MEM
50 Jordan Clarkson PG LAL
51 J.J. Redick SG LAC
52 Avery Bradley PG,SG BOS
53 Ben McLemore SG SAC
54 Rajon Rondo PG SAC
55 Kevin Martin SG,SF MIN
56 Kyle Korver SG,SF ATL
57 C.J. McCollum PG,SG POR
58 Eric Gordon SG NOR
59 Marcus Smart PG BOS
60 Darren Collison PG SAC

Observations:

  • I had Kyrie Irving too low in my original rankings. His percentages and turnovers are not strong, but I think he scores even more this season to make up for it.
  • Point guards dominate the top of the rankings with nine of the first 13 playing predominantly at the spot.
  • There is a lack of top-tier depth at shooting guard. James Harden and Klay Thompson carry the banner for the elite, but after them the majority of top SG’s are primarily small forwards with dual eligibility.
  • Deron Williams is the biggest wildcard of the entire list. He is out for the pre-season (and possibly start of the regular season) with a calf injury. However, I think if Chandler Parsons and Wesley Matthews come back healthy then the Mavericks could definitely score some points.

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Michael Tomlin is an ESPY-nominated, former college football player who stays associated with the game through Fantasy Sports. He has been writing his personal blog, Dirkland.blogspot.com, for three years and it focuses on Fantasy Sports, as well as handicapping. He was born and raised in the DFW Metroplex, and he follows all of the Dallas teams, along with Texas Tech athletics and Manchester City F.C.
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