As we approach the All Star break, it is time to distribute midseason reports on who is All Star worthy thus far. Lets break down the top five players for each position, and no these are not just copied and pasted from ESPN or Yahoo Fantasy ranks. These are the players who I believe to be Fantasy All Stars.
1. Deron Williams, NJ
Williams got off to a slow start, loosing Brook Lopez hurt tremendously. Williams is in the top five in, scoring, assists, and three pointers, and plays more minutes than any other point guard. When you are always on the floor it leads to more stats.
2. Chris Paul, LAC
If Paul wouldn’t have missed time due to his knee injury, he would be number one on my list, but if you don’t play you cant help me. There isn’t anything Paul can’t do; he can take over a game by scoring or by getting everyone involved. When healthy CP3 is the best point guard in fantasy, and in the NBA.
3. Derrick Rose, CHI
Leading all PGs in points per game, 6th in the league, there is nothing to dislike about him, other than he has to be a scorer or the team suffers. I want a Point Guard for assists, which Rose ranks eighth in the league.
4. Russell Westbrook, OKC
Westbrook is having the best scoring season of his career, 9th in the league, and is a reason why the Thunder have been so successful this year. His assists are down from last year, as well as his three point shooting.
5. Kyle Lowry, HOU
Lowry is off to a career year so far, averaging career highs in points, assists, steals and rebounds. His field goal percentages are down this year.
Honorable Mention: Steve Nash, PHO, Kyrie Irving, CLE, Ricky Rubio, MIN, Brandon Jennings, MIL.
1. Kobe Bryant, LAL
The Black Mamba hasn’t let that wrist affect him at all this year, averaging a career high in minutes and leading the league in scoring, over 29 points per game.
2. Joe Johnson, ATL
Johnson has stepped his game up this season, due to Al Horford suffered a pectoral tear. Simply does everything well; he rebounds, assists and scores.
3. Dwayne Wade, MIA
Even though Wade has missed time, there is simply no one that can do it better. Wade averages over 20 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and gets a steal and a block game in and game out.
4. Monta Ellis, GS
Ellis is one of three shooting guards averaging over 20 points per game, has the most assists and is in the top three in steals. What more could you want from your shooting guard?
5. Kevin Martin, HOU
Pure scorer, has attempted the most threes by a shooting guard. Plus Martin has one of the best free throw percentages.
James Harden, OKC, Paul George, IND, Jason Terry, DAL, Ray Allen, BOS.
1. Lebron James, MIA
King James is on a mission this year, and his plays talk for themselves. James can help you in everyway; there isn’t anything he doesn’t do. Second in the league in points per game, having a career best field goal percentage.
2. Kevin Durant, OKC
Durant just keeps improving year to year, averaging a career high in rebounds and assists, without affecting his scoring.
3. Andre Iguodala, PHI
Iggy has the third most double doubles and has the only triple double of small forwards. Doesn’t score as much as the first two, but gives solid contributions across the board.
4. Paul Pierce, BOS
After missing the first three games of the season, Pierce has really come around. By getting his team mates more involved this year, his assists are up from a year ago.
5. Rudy Gay, MEM
The loss of Zach Randolph has really hurt Memphis this year, Gay has stepped his play up in his absence.
Danny Granger, IND, Caremlo Anthony, DEN, Josh Smith, ATL
1. Kevin Love, MIN
Besides stomping on someone’s face, Love has been arguably one of the best players in fantasy this year. Leads all PF’s in rebounds and points, also knocks down some threes. Simply put: Studly.
2. LaMarcus Aldridge, POR
Great scorer that doesn’t hurt you with his shooting percentages and can grab some rebounds.
3. Pau Gasol, LAL
Gasol is averaging a double-double and a block ever game, while shooting above 50% from the field.
4. Chris Bosh, MIA
The move to Miami has hurt Bosh the most of the Big 3, but still is averaging around 20 points and 8 rebounds a game this year.
5. Blake Griffin, LAC
Big Blake is averaging over 20 points, 10 rebounds, and a block per game. Only flaw in his game is the free throw percentage is awful, but that’s fine with me when a player has that stat line.
Amare Stoudemire, NYK, David Lee, GS, Ryan Anderson, ORL, Greg Monroe, DET.
1. Dwight Howard, ORL
Superman is leading the league in rebounds and is second among centers in points. If you don’t mind his awful free throw shooting, Howard is one of the best fantasy players.
2. Tyson Chandler, NYK
Chandler is shooting over 70% from the field, you heard that right, and also pulling down 10 rebounds a game.
3. Andrew Bynum, LAL
Bynum is second among centers in rebounds and drops over 17 points a game, is simply having the best year of his career. Might I add that Bynum is fresh off a 20 point 20 rebound performance.
4. Marcin Gortat, PHO
Dwight Howards backup has found a nice home in Phoenix playing along side Steve Nash. Averaging more than 15 points and 10 boards, Gortat is taking advantage of the playing time.
5. Mark Gasol, MEM
His scoring and rebounds are up this year due to the absence of Zach Randolph. Gasol is averaging a double-double while also getting 2 blocks a game.
Roy Hibbert, IND, Al Jefferson, UTA, Tim Duncan, SA, JaVale McGee, WSH.
There you have it. These players have been the best to own at their respective positions this year in fantasy.
About the Author
Written by Max Barton
Current student at the University of Oklahoma, my passion is sports and trying to make that passion my profession.