FortyEightMinutes is bringing you fantasy basketball rankings and content based on ESPN’s points league settings for the 2022-23 NBA season.
Our latest Top 300 rankings update contains several notable moves based on the latest NBA news, rumor mill, and injury reports. Let’s take a look at 10 notable movers this week.
Notable Fantasy Rankings Movers
- Stephen Curry moves to No. 9 overall. Curry has been in the top 10 all season for FortyEightMinutes before he injured his shoulder. Even after a rusty return against the Suns (8-for-22 from the field), he ranks fifth on the season in ESPN fantasy points per game (53.2).
- LaMelo Ball ranks No. 16 overall and while ESPN and other platforms have him higher, the shutdown risk is certainly there with Charlotte dwelling in the Eastern Conference’s cellar. Ball is in a cluster with Trae Young, Anthony Edwards, Ja Morant and Donovan Mitchell.
- Anthony Davis moves up to No. 19 as he gets closer to a return. Only Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic are averaging more fantasy points per game this season than Davis.
- Kevin Durant is expected to miss a month of action and while ESPN dropped him to No. 34, he remains in the top 25 on our rankings. Trading for KD in fantasy at this time probably comes down to how your roster is constructed and whether you can afford a multi-week absence from a top guy.
- Zion Williamson‘s hamstring injury moves him from No. 18 down to No. 37 overall. In 29 games this season, Zion is averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.
- Bradley Beal began the season in the top 12 of our rankings, though he has dropped to No. 40 overall as he deals with a pesky hamstring injury. We recently detailed Beal’s season as well as the Wizards’ approach to injuries.
- Josh Giddey moves inside the top 50. He’s averaging 36.1 fantasy points over the past 30 days.
- Chris Paul slides down to No. 81. He’s averaging 36.3 fantasy points per game on ESPN, though he’s missed two straight games and with the Suns dealing with multiple injuries, the club could bring the 37-year-old back slowly, as they have with his CP3’s injuries in the past.
- Devin Vassell drops outside of the top 100. Gregg Popovich recently indicated that Vassell could return sometime after the All-Star Break.
- Markelle Fultz rises to No. 100. Fultz is averaging 36.6 fantasy points per game over the past 30 days, which is better than some notable studs like Jamal Murray, Jrue Holiday, and Jordan Poole.