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Ranking the top 100 players in fantasy basketball for the 2020-21 season [UPDATED]

The DK Nation team shares their fantasy basketball rankings heading into the 2020-21 NBA season.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic reacts during the second half in game two of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the LA Clippers at AdventHealth Arena.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re playing fantasy basketball for the 2020-21 season, chances are your draft is on the horizon. Never fear, because DraftKings Nation has you covered with top 100 fantasy basketball rankings for ESPN H2H category leagues. Training camps are opening around the NBA on Tuesday, December 1st, and we’ve compiled two sets of rankings for fantasy basketball — one from myself and the other from DKN Staff Writer Ameer Tyree.

Even if you’re playing on Yahoo! or another fantasy website, these rankings will be a useful tool while you’re going through picks in your draft. Whether it’s a 10-team league, a 12-team league, even 14 teams, the DKN top 100 rankings will come in handy. While making these choices, we took into consideration ESPN’s new scoring system, which you can review here. Below is a table with both our rankings for the 2020-21 season.

Draft week update — So if anyone was worried about drafting James Harden, it seems that some of those worries can be put to rest. The Beard made his preseason debut on Tuesday night and had 12 points in 21 minutes on poor shooting — right in his wheel house for a preseason debut. Harden appears to be OK starting the season in Houston. It’s definitely not what he wants, but what choice does he have?

Harden’s weight become a topic when pics surfaced of him looking a bit chonky during pre-game warmups. It was probably just the cameras, Harden didn’t seem too held back by it. If anything it has more to do with him just returning to practice. I’ve still got Harden at No. 4. A lot of places have him higher. I think in the top 5 is still the right way to go. If you’re that worried about Harden’s conditioning/situation or a potential trade to a place with more mouths to feed, go with someone else in that range.

Note: Boston Celtics PG Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be out until at least early January. More here.

Note: The Rockets have reportedly traded PG Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for PG John Wall. More here.

Note: Hornets SF Gordon Hayward has an avulsion fracture in his right hand and is considered day-to-day. More here.

2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Top 100 Rankings

Rank Ben Zweiman Ameer Tyree
Rank Ben Zweiman Ameer Tyree
1 Luka Doncic, PG, DAL Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL
2 Anthony Davis, PF/C, LAL Luka Doncic, PG, DAL
3 Nikola Jokic, C, DEN James Harden, SG/PG, HOU
4 James Harden, SG/PG, HOU Stephen Curry, PG, GSW
5 Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN LeBron James, PF/SF, LAL
6 Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL Anthony Davis, PF/C, LAL
7 Trae Young, PG, ATL Karl Anthony Towns, C, MIN
8 Stephen Curry, PG, GSW Nikola Jokic, C, DEN
9 Devin Booker, SG/PG, PHX Trae Young, PG, ATL
10 LeBron James, SF/PF, LAL Damian Lillard, PG, POR
11 Damian Lillard, PG, POR Kevin Durant, SF, BKN
12 Kevin Durant, SF, BKN Kawhi Leonard, SF, LAC
13 Bam Adebayo, C, MIA Joel Embiid, C, PHI
14 Kawhi Leonard, SF, LAC Jayson Tatum, PF/SF, BOS
15 Deandre Ayton, C, PHX Ben Simmons, PG, PHI
16 Joel Embiid, C, PHI Devin Booker, SG, PHX
17 Jayson Tatum, SF/PF, BOS Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS
18 Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, MIL John Collins, PF/C, ATL
19 De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC Paul George, SF, LAC
20 Donovan Mitchell, PG/SG, UTA Kyrie Irving, PG, BKN
21 Andre Drummond, C, CLE Jamal Murray, PG/SG, DEN
22 Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
23 Kyrie Irving, PG, BKN Donovan Mitchell, SG, UTA
24 John Collins, PF/C, ATL Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, MIA
25 Zion Williamson, PF, NOP Bam Adebayo, C, MIA
26 Ben Simmons, PG, PHI Deandre Ayton, C, PHX
27 Brandon Ingram, SF, NOP Pascal Siakam, PF, TOR
28 Jamal Murray, SG/PG, DEN Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, SG/PG, OKC
29 Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, MIA Andre Drummond, C, CLE
30 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC
31 Ja Morant, PG, MEM Ja Morant, PG, MEM
32 Pascal Siakam, PF, TOR Zach LaVine, SG, CHI
33 Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR Kemba Walker, PG, BOS
34 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, MIL
35 Rudy Gobert, C, UTA Chris Paul, PG, PHX
36 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, OKC Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
37 Chris Paul, PG, PHX Fred VanVleet, SG/PG, TOR
38 Paul George, SF, LAC Rudy Gobert, C, UTA
39 Khris Middleton, SG/SF, MIL D’Angelo Russell, PG, MIN
40 D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, MIN Khris Middleton, SG/SF, MIL
41 Zach LaVine, SG, CHI Domantas Sabonis, C/PF, IND
42 DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, SAS LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, SAS
43 Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, IND Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, DAL
44 Kemba Walker, PG, BOS (inj.) John Wall, PG, WAS
45 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR C.J. McCollum, SG, POR
46 CJ McCollum, SG, POR Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR
47 Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, DAL (inj.) Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, IND
48 Draymond Green, PF, GSW (inj.) DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, SAS
49 Gordon Hayward, SF, CHA (inj.) Tobias Harris, SF, PHI
50 Fred VanVleet, PG/SG, TOR Clint Capela, C, ATL
51 Kelly Oubre Jr., SG/SF, GSW Draymond Green, PF, GSW (inj.)
52 Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, IND Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, BOS
53 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, SAS Victor Oladipo, SG, IND
54 Clint Capela, C, ATL Michael Porter Jr., SF/PF, DEN
55 John Wall, PG, HOU T.J. Warren, SF, IND
56 Julius Randle, PF, NYK Jonas Valanciunas, C, MEM
57 Christian Wood, SF, HOU Christian Wood, PF, DET
58 Dennis Schroder, PG, LAL Buddy Hield, SG, SAC
59 Jonas Valanciunas, C, MEM Hassan Whiteside, C, SAC
60 Tobias Harris, SF, PHI Julius Randle, PF, NYK
61 TJ Warren, SF, IND Kelly Oubre Jr., SF/PF, GSW
62 Robert Covington, SF/PF, POR Andrew Wiggins, SF/SG, GSW
63 Andrew Wiggins, SF/SG, GSW Gordon Hayward, SF, CHA (inj.)
64 Lonzo Ball, PG, NOP Myles Turner, C, IND
65 Mitchell Robinson, C, NYK Lonzo Ball, PG, NOP
66 Victor Oladipo, SG, IND Danilo Gallinari, PF/SF, ATL
67 Hassan Whiteside, C, SAC Blake Griffin, PF, DET
68 Lou Williams, SG, LAC Kevin Love, PF, CLE
69 Devonte’ Graham, PG, CHA Caris LeVert, SG/SF, BKN
70 Michael Porter Jr., SF/PF, DEN Malik Beasley, SG, MIN
71 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN Devonte’ Graham, PG, CHA
72 Buddy Hield, SG, SAC Tyler Herro, SG, MIA
73 Montrezl Harrell, PF/C, LAL Dennis Schroder, SG/PG, LAL
74 Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, BOS Lou Williams, SG, LAC
75 Kevin Love, PF, CLE Steven Adams, C, NOP
76 Jaren Jackson Jr., C, MEM Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
77 Steven Adams, C, NOP Brandon Clarke, PF, MEM
78 LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA Eric Bledsoe, PG, NOP
79 Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, ATL Dejounte Murray, PG, SAS
80 Dejounte Murray, PG, SAS LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA
81 Caris LeVert, SG/SF, BKN Markelle Fultz, PG, ORL
82 Tyler Herro, SG, MIA Marcus Smart, SG/PG, BOS
83 James Wiseman, C, GSW Montrezl Harrell, PF, LAL
84 Coby White, PG, CHI Collin Sexton, PG, CLE
85 Mikal Bridges, SG/SF, PHX Spencer Dinwiddie, SG/PG, BKN
86 Danilo Gallinari, SF/PF, ATL Lauri Markkannen, PF, CHI
87 Malik Beasley, SG, MIN Coby White, PG, CHI
88 Collin Sexton, PG/SG, CLE James Wiseman, C, GSW
89 Jarrett Allen, C, BKN Bojan Bogdanovic, SF/PF, UTA
90 Serge Ibaka, PF/C, LAC Wendell Carter Jr., C, CHI
91 Al Horford, C/PF, OKC Derrick White, PG, SAS
92 Brandon Clarke, PF, MEM Davis Bertans, PF/SF, WAS
93 Lauri Markkanen, PF, CHI Jarrett Allen, C, BKN
94 Rui Hachimura, PF/SF, WAS Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, ATL
95 Tyrese Haliburton, PG, SAC Otto Porter Jr., SF/PF, CHI
96 PJ Washington, PF, CHA Aaron Gordon, PF, ORL
97 Marcus Smart, SG/PG, BOS Al Horford, C, OKC
98 Myles Turner, C, IND Brook Lopez, C, MIL
99 Richaun Holmes, C/PF, SAC R.J. Barrett, PG/SG, NYK
100 Blake Griffin, PF, DET Jerami Grant, PF, DET
Updated Dec. 3