2015 Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet

By Kacey Kroh, Abshier House, Abshier House

If you are interested in joining a fantasy basketball league, it helps to know who the top projected players are to assist in your draft picks. The following roster is a comprised list (cheat sheet) of the top 10 players for 2015 in each of the following basketball categories:

  • Center (C)

  • Flex Forward (F) — can be either Power Forward or Small Forward

  • Flex Guard (G) — can be either Point Guard or Shooting Guard

  • Point Guard (PG)

  • Power Forward (PF)

  • Shooting Guard (SG)

  • Small Forward (SF)

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Top 10 Centers (C)
Rank Player Team
1 DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings (SAC)
2 LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers (POR)
3 Pau Gasol Chicago Bulls (CHI)
4 Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans (NOR)
5 Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies (MEM)
6 Nikola Vucevic Orlando Magic (ORL)
7 Paul Millsap Atlanta Hawks (ATL)
8 Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
9 Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers (LAC)
10 Greg Monroe Detroit Pistons (DET)
Top 10 Flex Forwards (F)
Rank Player Team
1 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
2 DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings (SAC)
3 LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers (POR)
4 Pau Gasol Chicago Bulls (CHI)
5 Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans (NOR)
6 Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
7 Nikola Vucevic Orlando Magic (ORL)
8 Paul Milsap Atlanta Hawks (ATL)
9 Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
10 Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers (LAC)
Top 10 Flex Guards (G)
Rank Player Team
1 James Harden Houston Rockets (HOU)
2 Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
3 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors (GSW)
4 Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers (LAC)
5 John Wall Washington Wizards (WAS)
6 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers (POR)
7 Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls (CHI)
8 Eric Bledsoe Phoenix Suns (PHO)
9 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
10 Ty Lawson Denver Nuggets (DEN)
Top 10 Point Guards (PG)
Rank Player Team
1 Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
2 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors (GSW)
3 Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers (LAC)
4 John Wall Washington Wizards (WAS)
5 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers (POR)
6 Eric Bledsoe Phoenix Suns (PHO)
7 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
8 Ty Lawson Denver Nuggets (DEN)
9 Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors (TOR)
10 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (MIA)
Top 10 Power Forwards (PF)
Rank Player Team
1 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
2 DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings (SAC)
3 LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers (POR)
4 Pau Gasol Chicago Bulls (CHI)
5 Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans (NOR)
6 Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
7 Nikola Vucevic Orlando Magic (ORL)
8 Paul Millsap Atlanta Hawks (ATL)
9 Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
10 Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers (LAC)
Top 10 Shooting Guards (SG)
Rank Player Team
1 James Harden Houston Rockets (HOU)
2 Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors (GSW)
3 Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls (CHI)
4 Eric Bledsoe Phoenix Suns (PHO)
5 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
6 Tyreke Evans New Orleans Pelicans (NOR)
7 Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors (GSW)
8 Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs (SAS)
9 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (MIA)
10 Brandon Knight Phoenix Suns (PHO)
Top 10 Small Forwards (SF)
Rank Player Team
1 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE)
2 James Harden Houston Rockets (HOU)
3 Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
4 Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls (CHI)
5 Tyreke Evans New Orleans Pelicans (NOR)
6 Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors (GSW)
7 Rudy Gay Sacramento Kings (SAC)
8 Kawhit Leonard San Antonio Spurs (SAS)
9 Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz (UTH)
10 Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves (MIN)

This list only includes players who have current statistic ratings within the NBA (National Basketball Association). Take into account the many up-and-coming players fresh from different Division 1 college teams, known as sleepers. Keep an eye on them to determine who the best players will be for your fantasy team.

Some returning leagues commonly use a category called “Keepers.” The team owners are comprised of the same people who joined the league in the previous season. The league’s commissioner then will hand out a list of eligible keeper players; if one of the players who worked well for you in the previous season is on the list, you have the option to keep him in your draft.

Between the Top-10 lists in each category and your prospected sleepers and keepers, you should be able to complete a draft quite quickly and with ease. Choose wisely and remember to have fun; it is a game after all!