RankingsOctober 16, 2008


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2008-2009 Player Rankings

By Jonathan Huang

We got together eight of the Cafe’s finest veterans and compiled their cheat sheets to help you prepare for your upcoming fantasy draft. To compile these rankings, each player was assigned a rank by each ranker; the lower this score compared with other players, the better. By combining these lists, we can see both individual preferences and the overall consensus among the rankers. Guards and forwards not ranked by a specific expert received a score of 55 and unranked centers received a score of 35.

Please note that this is a tool for draft preparation; it will not be updated throughout the season. Enjoy, and good luck in your drafts! Don’t be afraid to send a comment or question to the rankers. We would love to hear your feedback.

 

GuardsAvg Rankr
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Chris Paul111111111
Kobe Bryant222222222
Dwyane Wade333333333
Baron Davis4.7544455844
Chauncey Billups5.12565546655
Allen Iverson5.7556774566
Steve Nash7.625108687499
Kevin Martin7.875978681087
Deron Williams8.5811999778
Jose Calderon10.25111210101091010
Vince Carter10.579111111111311
Joe Johnson12.6251213161312121112
Jason Kidd13.1251414131213131214
Mike Dunleavy13.751310121417151613
Mo Williams15.8751516151816181415
Brandon Roy16.251620171515141518
Michael Redd16.751718181614171816
Ray Allen201818151417182121
Devin Harris20.251922242120192017
Mike Miller20.6252219192022202221
Kevin Durant21.52027222224161922
Andre Miller21.8752125232423231719
Jason Terry22.6252517261919262524
Jamal Crawford22.752321212321242425
Mike Bibby282631272833302326
Leandro Barbosa28.3753324302728253327
Randy Foye29.1252441293226322623
Richard Hamilton303423382630312731
T.J. Ford30.752928283343292828
Anthony Parker333626413427363133
Tony Parker33.8752844334037273032
Tracy McGrady33.8753238343629392934
Manu Ginobili34.3752755203125225045
Gilbert Arenas34.6253942252532284640
John Salmons34.6253034483038343429
Ben Gordon34.753829322936443535
Rajon Rondo35.6253533363735373636
Kirk Hinrich35.8753137314942353230
Ronnie Brewer39.754235403546384042
Raymond Felton39.754140373941403941
J.R. Smith40.53747354839433837
Jameer Nelson41.3754432464631454938
Beno Udrih42.3754048434140414739
Raja Bell42.3754330423855474143
Monta Ellis43.6255545394234335546
Rafer Alston46.754936445055484547
O.J. Mayo47.754655554545553744
Derrick Rose50.55555455250554349
Marcus Williams50.754855555548424855
Chris Duhon51.1254555554749555548
Derek Fisher51.1255546514455495555
Cuttino Mobley51.55543475155515555
Delonte West51.6254755554353555550
Ramon Sessions51.8755555555355554245
Daniel Gibson545555505555525555
Earl Watson52.255555555544554455
Mike Conley Jr.52.755555555447465555
Anthony Carter53.1255549525551555555
Jamaal Tinsley53.755551495555555555
Luke Ridnour545055555552555555

ForwardsAvg Rankr
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Lebron James111111111
Dirk Nowitzki2.522432322
Shawn Marion3.12543324234
Kevin Garnett3.37534243443
Caron Butler555555555
Danny Granger6.14667 6666
Rashard Lewis6.7577667777
Josh Smith9.759139158888
David West10.1258111091291210
Paul Pierce10.510911711131112
Jason Richardson11.125158811916913
Rudy Gay12141415810111311
Andre Iguodala12.375131616101312109
Antawn Jamison13.251210131315151414
Carmelo Anthony13.51112141214141516
Ron Artest14.251615121416101615
Rasheed Wallace17.4218 171617181818
Hedo Turkoglu17.6251718181718191717
Gerald Wallace19.6251921191819171925
Lamar Odom20.752219202420222019
Josh Howard22.3752023212721242221
Peja Stojakovic232417231925212926
Andrei Kirilenko23.252322222022273020
David Lee24.1252126242126282522
Stephen Jackson24.8752920282323202729
Corey Maggette252724272627252123
Luol Deng26.3752528292828262324
Richard Jefferson27.3752627252931292428
Michael Beasley25.3753025262224232627
Francisco Garcia30.8752831363030303230
Shane Battier34.6253355322532333631
Jamario Moon31.6253129353229323332
Kenyon Martin333430333437342834
Marvin Williams34.253232413333313933
Grant Hill37.253933313735364047
Zach Randolph37.54036303545473136
Ryan Gomes38.3753735393639443542
Thaddeus Young38.8754444343942353835
Charlie Villanueva41.1253555554034373439
Ricky Davis41.1254638403140504143
Drew Gooden41.53648384141454340
Tayshaun Prince43.1254740373846464249
Hakim Warrick46.1254155554344395537
Al Thornton46.3754355554736414846
Mickael Pietrus46.54842425243514450
Matt Barnes46.6254955554248433744
Jeff Green47.8754255555038405548
Wilson Chandler47.8753855554955385538
Travis Outlaw484555554452425041
James Posey48.255539454647544555
Udonis Haslem48.55034435350485555
Antonio McDyess51.1255541445555495555
Kyle Korver525543465555525555
Linas Kleiza52.255546474855575555
Andres Nocioni52.55555554555555545
Paul Millsap52.55550495455534955
Dorell Wright52.6255555535555565555
Bobby Simmons53.1255555555549554655
Tim Thomas53.55555505555585555
Vlad Radmanovic53.55547515555555555
James Jones53.8755549485555595555
Luis Scola53.8755555555554554755
Tyrus Thomas54.55555555155555555
Yi Jianlian54.55555555551555555
Amir Johnson54.755555555553555555
Eduardo Najera54.755551525555605555

CentersAvg Rankr
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Amare Stoudemire111111111
Elton Brand222222222
Chris Bosh3.12533433333
Marcus Camby4.2554344446
Pau Gasol5.2546655655
Carlos Boozer6.567777864
Yao Ming6.75105566589
Al Jefferson8.25810898977
Tim Duncan8.375791089798
Andrew Bynum9.8759891112101010
Chris Kaman11.51111121010111215
Mehmet Okur12.3751212131311121412
Andris Biedrins13.1251513111213171311
LaMarcus Aldridge15.51315141519191514
Brad Miller17.52014151416242017
Dwight Howard17.6251723201925131113
Andrew Bogut17.8751821192114181616
Samuel Dalembert18.52216161620161923
Greg Oden192317171715202122
Emeka Okafor19.51922222318141820
Tyson Chandler19.52120212017152319
Jermaine O’Neal211418351821211724
Al Horford21.251624182522232418
Troy Murphy22.6252519242223252221
Zydrunas Ilgauskas23.8752420232624222725
Al Harrington26.753525252426272626
Kevin Love313535353528262529
Joakim Noah31.253535352727352927
Nene Hilario31.6253535352935282828
Nick Collison32.1253535352829353030
Brendan Haywood32.253535303033293135
Chris Wilcox34.3753535353530353535

 

Legend:
red = RedHopeful
bc = baller crimson (Jonathan Huang)
sjim = silentjim
neb = nebgib5
cdoc = Caveman Doctor
ggs = ggs
buser = mbuser (Matt Buser)
rblk = Rounders Block (Justin Phan)

  
Settings & Rosters

Settings:
• 13 round draft assuming the standard 9 categories (PTS, 3PTM, REB, AST, STL, BLK, TO, FG%, FT%).
• Rotisserie scoring, non-keeper league.
Roster Requirements:
• PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN
 
Special thanks to all of the rankers for their time and effort in helping to create this set of rankings.

 
Jonathan Huang is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with Jonathan in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of baller crimson.
 
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