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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Weekly Leaders — Who’s Hot ?

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In this article we will be going over the top 10 players in each major statistical category (excluding percentages). We will list and review each category to give you the best analysis for your fantasy basketball league. Everything you need to know about the hottest players of the week.

Points
1. Russell Westbrook, OKC 31.0
2. Anthony Davis, NO 30.5
3. Carmelo Anthony, NYK 30.0
4. Stephen Curry, GS 29.0
5. Dwyane Wade, MIA 28.8
6. James Harden, HOU 28.7
7. Damian Lillard, POR 28.3
8. DeMarcus Cousins, SAC 27.0
9. Tyreke Evans, NO 26.5
10. 2 tied with 26.3

Analysis:
When healthy no player has been a better source of points than Westbrook this season. That trend may continue with Kevin Durant once again banged up. Wade may find himself on this least in the immediate future now that Chris Bosh is sidelined. That’s if he can stay healthy himself. Lillard looks like he’s ready to continue his push to superstardom that he started in last years playoffs.

Assists
1. Ty Lawson, DEN 13.0
2. John Wall WAS 11.7
3. Rajon Rondo, DAL 11.0
4. Chris Paul, LAC 9.8
5. Kyle Lowry, TOR 9.5
6. Michael Carter-Williams, PHI 9.0
6. Jrue Holiday, NO 9.0
8. Russell Westbrook, OKC 8.3
8. Damian Lillard, POR 8.3
8. James Harden, HOU 8.3

Analysis:
Now that Rondo has Dirk Nowitzki, Monte Ellis and Chandler Parsons to pass the ball too, his assists should increase even more (if that’s possible). It appears Westbrook and Harden are doing it all for their respective teams. If they can keep this up they will both be in the MVP discussion.

Rebounds
1. DeAndre Jordan, LAC 16.8
2. LaMarcus Aldridge, POR 14.8
3. Andre Drummomd, DET 14.5
4. Kevin Love, CLE 14.0
4. Dwight Howard, HOU 14.0
6. Zach Randolph, MEM 13.5
7. Taj Gibson, CHI 13.0
8. Joakim Noah, CHI 13.0
9. Tim Duncan, SA 11.7
9. Tyson Chandler, DAL 11.7

Analysis:
Very few surprises on this list as usual. The only thing really effecting this category is the rash of injuries to the big men in this league. It is important to note that this list is nearly split in half between centers and power forwards.

Blocks
1. Anthony Davis, NO 4.0
2. Serge Ibaka, OKC 3.8
3. Kawhi Leonard, SA 3.5
4. Dwight Howard, HOU 3.3
4. Tim Duncan, SA 3.3
6. Pau Gasol, CHI 2.8
7. Amare Stoudemire, NYK 2.7
8. KJ McDaniels, PHI 2.5
8. Rudy Gobert, UTA 2.5
10. 3 tied with 2.3

Analysis:
The two top guys on this list will likely end the season as the top two guys on this list. There are a handful of guys on this list that you can find on your waiver wire. Block specialists can be had. Unfortunately a lot of them add little on offense.

Steals
1. Nerlens Noel, PHI 3.3
2. Rajon Rondo, DAL 3.0
2. Kyle Lowry, TOR 3.0
4. Stephen Curry, GS 2.8
5. Pablo Prigioni, NYK 2.7
5. Patrick Beverly, HOU 2.7
5. Jrue Holiday, NO 2.7
8. 4 tied with 2.5

Analysis:
Despite the fact that most of these guys are owned, steals specialist can also be had. It will be very interesting to see how Corey Brewer performs in Houston. Mario Chalmers is also an excellent waiver add if you need steals.

3s
1. Danny Green, SA 4.0
2. Stephen Curry, GS 3.8
3. Robert Covington, PHI 3.7
4. Chandler Parsons, DAL 3.5
5. Joe Johnson, BKN 3.3
5. Klay Thompson, GS 3.3
7. Carmelo Anthony, NYK 3.0
7. Ryan Anderson, NO 3.0
7. Danilo Gallinari, DEN 3.0
10. 2 tied with 2.8

Analysis:
Mike Miller made seven 3s in his first game back from injury but is not eligible for this list. Also, Ray Allen is beginning to pop up in more rumors. In the age of the three there are plenty of good young 3-point shooters. However, the vets seem to hang on as well when it comes to three. Many of them even get better with age because they’re forced to adjust there game.

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