Updated fantasy basketball category league rankings

Updated fantasy basketball category league rankings
When Anthony Davis is healthy, he’s still one of the best in the game. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

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      Former manager at a Fortune 100 financial services company, now living my dream creating fantasy and sports betting content about the NFL, NBA, and WNBA for ESPN.

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Here are the updated top 200 players for leagues that use ESPN’s standard head-to-head (H2H) category scoring.

More rankings: Points leagues

Latest update: Dec. 19

Player, Positions, Team, (Primary Position Rank)
1. Nikola Jokic, C, Den (C1)
2. Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Bkn (SF1)
3. Joel Embiid, C, Phi (C2)
4. Jayson Tatum, SF/PF, Bos (SF2)
5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, OKC (SG1)
6. Devin Booker, PG/SG, Phx (SG2)
7. Luka Doncic, PG/SG, Dal (PG1)
8. James Harden, PG/SG, Phi (SG3)
9. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, Mil (PF1)
10. Donovan Mitchell, PG/SG, Cle (SG4)
11. Stephen Curry, PG, GS (PG2)
12. LeBron James, PG/SF/PF, LAL (SF3)
13. Tyrese Haliburton, PG/SG, Ind (PG3)
14. Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, Wsh (C3)
15. Myles Turner, PF/C, Ind (C4)
16. Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Mia (SF4)
17. Bam Adebayo, PF/C, Mia (C5)
18. DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, Chi (SF5)
19. Rudy Gobert, C, Min (C6)
20. Mikal Bridges, SF, Phx (SF6)
21. Anthony Davis, PF/C, LAL (PF2)
22. Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, Mil (PG4)
23. Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, Bos (SG5)
24. Pascal Siakam, PF/C, Tor (PF3)
25. Trae Young, PG, Atl (PG5)
26. Kyrie Irving, PG/SG, Bkn (PG6)
27. Damian Lillard, PG, Por (PG7)
28. Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Sac (PF4)
29. Ja Morant, PG, Mem (PG8)
30. Paul George, SG/SF, LAC (SF7)
31. Anthony Edwards, SG/SF, Min (SG6)
32. Nikola Vucevic, C, Chi (C7)
33. Jalen Brunson, PG/SG, NY (PG9)
34. Alperen Sengun, C, Hou (C8)
35. LaMelo Ball, PG, Cha (PG10)
36. O.G. Anunoby, SF, Tor (SF8)
37. Darius Garland, PG/SG, Cle (PG11)
38. De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sac (PG12)
39. Evan Mobley, PF/C, Cle (PF5)
40. Chris Paul, PG, Phx (PG13)
41. Ivica Zubac, C, LAC (C9)
42. Zach LaVine, SG/SF, Chi (SG7)
43. Anfernee Simons, PG/SG, Por (SG8)
44. Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Phi (SF9)
45. Fred VanVleet, PG/SG, Tor (PG14)
46. Draymond Green, PF, GS (PF6)
47. Julius Randle, PF, NY (PF7)
48. Jarrett Allen, C, Cle (C10)
49. Deandre Ayton, C, Phx (C11)
50. Zion Williamson, PF, NO (PF8)
51. Desmond Bane, SG, Mem (SG9)
52. Andrew Wiggins, SF/PF, GS (SF10)
53. Terry Rozier, PG/SG, Cha (SG10)
54. Jonas Valanciunas, C, NO (C12)
55. Brandon Ingram, SF/PF, NO (SF11)
56. Clint Capela, C, Atl (C13)
57. Christian Wood, PF/C, Dal (C14)
58. Brook Lopez, C, Mil (C15)
59. Devin Vassell, SG/SF, SA (SF12)
60. CJ McCollum, PG/SG, NO (SG11)
61. Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C, Mem (PF9)
62. Jusuf Nurkic, C, Por (C16)
63. Tyler Herro, PG/SG, Mia (SG12)
64. Franz Wagner, SG/SF/PF, Orl (SF13)
65. Lauri Markkanen, SF/PF, Utah (PF10)
66. Jerami Grant, SF/PF, Por (PF11)
67. Kyle Lowry, PG, Mia (PG15)
68. Al Horford, PF/C, Bos (C17)
69. Bojan Bogdanovic, PF, Det (PF12)
70. Bobby Portis, PF/C, Mil (PF13)
71. Scottie Barnes, SF/PF, Tor (PF14)
72. Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Utah (C18)
73. Khris Middleton, SF, Mil (SF14)
74. Tre Jones, PG, SA (PG16)
75. Jakob Poeltl, C, SA (C19)
76. Buddy Hield, SG/SF, Ind (SG13)
77. Wendell Carter Jr., PF/C, Orl (C20)
78. Jaden McDaniels, SF, Min (SF15)
79. Josh Hart, SG/SF, Por (SG14)
80. Nic Claxton, PF/C, Bkn (C21)
81. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG, Dal (SG15)
82. Jordan Poole, PG/SG, GS (SG16)
83. Kevin Huerter, SG, Sac (SG17)
84. D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, Min (PG17)
85. Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Sac (SF16)
86. Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Bos (SG18)
87. Jamal Murray, PG, Den (PG18)
88. Paolo Banchero, SF/PF, Orl (PF15)
89. Mitchell Robinson, C, NY (C22)
90. Isaiah Stewart, PF/C, Det (C23)
91. Aaron Gordon, PF, Den (PF16)
92. Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Wsh (PF17)
93. Robert Williams III, PF/C, Bos (C24)
94. Bruce Brown, SG, Den (SG19)
95. Onyeka Okongwu, C, Atl (C25)
96. Kyle Anderson, SF/PF, Min (SF17)
97. Kelly Oubre Jr., SG/SF/PF, Cha (PF18)
98. Chris Boucher, PF/C, Tor (PF19)
99. Herbert Jones, SF/PF, NO (PF20)
100. Mason Plumlee, C, Cha (C26)
101. P.J. Washington, PF/C, Cha (PF21)
102. Jalen Green, SG, Hou (SG20)
103. Mike Conley, PG, Utah (PG19)
104. Keldon Johnson, SF/PF, SA (SF18)
105. Klay Thompson, SG, GS (SG21)
106. Tyrese Maxey, PG/SG, Phi (SG22)
107. Lonzo Ball, PG, Chi (PG20)
108. Malik Monk, SG/SF, Sac (SG23)
109. Michael Porter Jr., SF, Den (SF19)
110. Ben Simmons, PG/PF/C, Bkn (PG21)
111. Kevin Love, PF, Cle (PF22)
112. Jabari Smith Jr., PF, Hou (PF23)
113. Saddiq Bey, SF/PF, Det (SF20)
114. Kevin Porter Jr., PG/SG, Hou (SG24)
115. Jarred Vanderbilt, PF/C, Utah (PF24)
116. Keegan Murray, PF, Sac (PF25)
117. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG/SF, Den (SG25)
118. Caleb Martin, SG/SF, Mia (SG26)
119. Cameron Johnson, SF/PF, Phx (SF21)
120. Gary Trent Jr., SG, Tor (SG27)
121. Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Atl (SG28)
122. Bennedict Mathurin, SG/SF, Ind (SF22)
123. John Konchar, SG, Mem (SG29)
124. De’Anthony Melton, PG/SG, Phi (PG22)
125. Jalen Smith, PF/C, Ind (PF26)
126. Royce O’Neale, SF/PF, Bkn (SF23)
127. Steven Adams, C, Mem (C27)
128. Patrick Williams, SF/PF, Chi (PF27)
129. Jordan Goodwin, SG, Wsh (SG30)
130. Jordan Clarkson, SG, Utah (SG31)
131. Charles Bassey, C, SA (C28)
132. Dorian Finney-Smith, SF/PF, Dal (SF24)
133. Andrew Nembhard, PG, Ind (PG23)
134. Grant Williams, PF, Bos (PF28)
135. Larry Nance Jr., PF, NO (PF29)
136. Zach Collins, C, SA (C29)
137. Russell Westbrook, PG, LAL (PG24)
138. Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, Bos (PG25)
139. Josh Giddey, PG/SG, OKC (PG26)
140. Evan Fournier, SG/SF, NY (SG32)
141. Austin Reaves, SG, LAL (SG33)
142. Kevon Looney, PF/C, GS (C30)
143. Ayo Dosunmu, PG/SG, Chi (SG34)
144. Gary Payton II, PG, Por (PG27)
145. Otto Porter Jr., SF, Tor (SF25)
146. Dillon Brooks, SG/SF, Mem (SG35)
147. Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, Atl (PG28)
148. Monte Morris, PG, Wsh (PG29)
149. Derrick White, PG/SG, Bos (PG30)
150. Jaden Ivey, PG/SG, Det (PG31)
151. Bradley Beal, SG, Wsh (SG36)
152. Torrey Craig, SF/PF, Phx (SF26)
153. Reggie Jackson, PG, LAC (PG32)
154. Grayson Allen, SG, Mil (SG37)
155. Daniel Gafford, PF/C, Wsh (C31)
156. Marcus Morris Sr., SF/PF, LAC (PF30)
157. Killian Hayes, PG, Det (PG33)
158. Andre Drummond, C, Chi (C32)
159. Jalen McDaniels, PF, Cha (PF31)
160. Lonnie Walker IV, SG/SF, LAL (SF27)
161. Cole Anthony, PG, Orl (PG34)
162. Aleksej Pokusevski, PF/C, OKC (PF32)
163. Bones Hyland, PG, Den (PG35)
164. Max Strus, SG, Mia (SG38)
165. Norman Powell, SG/SF, LAC (SG39)
166. Robert Covington, SF/PF, LAC (PF33)
167. Markelle Fultz, PG, Orl (PG36)
168. Gordon Hayward, SF, Cha (SF28)
169. Brandon Clarke, PF/C, Mem (PF34)
170. John Collins, PF/C, Atl (PF35)
171. Kawhi Leonard, SF/PF, LAC (SF29)
172. Marvin Bagley III, PF/C, Det (PF36)
173. Kenyon Martin Jr., SF, Hou (SF30)
174. Thomas Bryant, C, LAL (C33)
175. Luguentz Dort, SG/SF, OKC (SG40)
176. Jose Alvarado, PG, NO (PG37)
177. Tyus Jones, PG, Mem (PG38)
178. Deni Avdija, SF/PF, Wsh (SF31)
179. Karl-Anthony Towns, PF/C, Min (C34)
180. Dennis Smith Jr., PG, Cha (PG39)
181. Alex Caruso, PG/SG, Chi (PG40)
182. Josh Richardson, SG/SF, SA (SG41)
183. Seth Curry, PG/SG, Bkn (SG42)
184. Bol Bol, PF/C, Orl (C35)
185. Jalen Suggs, PG/SG, Orl (PG41)
186. Isaiah Jackson, PF/C, Ind (PF37)
187. Tim Hardaway Jr., SG/SF, Dal (SG43)
188. Immanuel Quickley, PG, NY (PG42)
189. AJ Griffin, SF, Atl (SF32)
190. Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, Orl (PF38)
191. Caris LeVert, SG/SF, Cle (SG44)
192. Jalen Williams, SG, OKC (SG45)
193. Pat Connaughton, SG/SF, Mil (SG46)
194. P.J. Tucker, SF/PF, Phi (PF39)
195. Malik Beasley, SG, Utah (SG47)
196. Jae’Sean Tate, SF/PF, Hou (SF33)
197. Dennis Schroder, PG, LAL (PG43)
198. RJ Barrett, SG/SF, NY (SF34)
199. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, PF/C, OKC (PF40)
200. Patrick Beverley, PG, LAL (PG44)

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