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The Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the top 50 fantasy basketball players. Essentially, the Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for a fantasy owner who is planning to participate in a draft today. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Basketball default scoring settings are used as the baseline for the Big Board, which is updated on a regular basis.

Big Board 50: Basketball

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LeBron James(notes), Cle, SF

Enjoying a career year -- only his TOs are a negative roto value

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2

Chris Paul(notes), NO, PG

Loses No. 1 spot to LBJ, but feel free to consider Paul No. 1b

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Kevin Durant(notes), OKC, GF

Top 3 in Y! despite 3rd-most negatively impacting TO mark

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Dirk Nowitzki(notes), Dal, PF

What can you say about Dirk except, "Same as he ever was"

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Kobe Bryant(notes), LAL, SG

His owners turning more and more religious as injuries mount

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Dwyane Wade(notes), Mia, G

Happy New Year: Has been a top 10 roto value since January 1

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Steve Nash(notes), Pho, PG

Assist leader has top FG% among Guards, top FT% among all

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Gerald Wallace(notes), Cha, F

Only LBJ and Paul better in roto (avg) since mid-November

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9

Chris Bosh(notes), Tor, FC

Currently the NBA leader in double-doubles

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10

Danny Granger(notes), Ind, F

W/ Foot woes behind him (knock on wood) FG% now main issue

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Brook Lopez(notes), NJ, C

He's the Tim Duncan(notes) for the next generation of roto hoopsters

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12

Pau Gasol(notes), LAL, PF,C

Back from 2nd hammy hiatus, and early returns are solid

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Amar'e Stoudemire(notes),Pho,FC

Looking more like old self of late -- top 20 roto value in 2010

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Carmelo Anthony(notes), Den, SF

Charity stripe work major factor in career-high 30 PPG pace

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15

Jason Kidd(notes), Dal, PG

Top 5 distributor also 1 of 6 w/ both 1.5 steals and treys

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Chauncey Billups(notes), Den, PG

Has brought top 5 roto game in 1st 7 games back from groin injury,

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17

Brandon Roy(notes), Por, GF

Sore hammy (out for a week) has derailed his recent hot streak

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18

Tim Duncan, SA, PF,C

Some indications he may start to sit some on 2nd of back-to-backs

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19

Deron Williams(notes), Utah, PG

Despite sore wrist, has delivered top 20 roto value in January

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20

Paul Pierce(notes), Bos, GF

Dialed in from everywhere (charity stripe, beyond the arc ...)

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Andre Iguodala(notes), Phi, GF

Master thief is modestly improving his FG% each month

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David Lee(notes), NY, FC

Avg. 20 pts, 12 reb, 5 ast in January

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Marcus Camby(notes), LAC, PFC

On pace for 7th straight season with 10+ rebounds, 2+ blocks

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24

Al Jefferson(notes), Min, PFC

Not back to pre-ACL form, but Jan. splits show he's getting close

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25

Monta Ellis(notes), GS, G

Has returned a top 10 roto value in non-TO league set-ups

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26

Joe Johnson(notes), Atl, G

Off the mark in January (.421 FG%, .667 FT%)

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Rajon Rondo(notes), Bos, G

Top 3 AST, STL value, and No. 2 FG% value among G (.527)

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Carlos Boozer(notes), Utah, PFC

Top 12 in FG% value and 3rd in double-doubles

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Kevin Martin(notes), Sac, SG

Understandably, off the mark (.389) in 1st 4 games back (wrist)

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Zach Randolph(notes), Mem, PFC

Most all his roto stats at, or near, career-best levels

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Al Horford(notes), Atl, PFC

Eliminate AST, STL and 3s and he's a top 6 roto value

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Antawn Jamison(notes), Was, F

Avg. 25 pts, 9 reb, 1.7 3s in 9 Jan. games w/o Arenas

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Baron Davis(notes), LAC, PG

Major boon: FT% is well above career high levels

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Josh Smith(notes), Atl, GF

Leads league in combined per game Steals/Blocks (3.6)

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Troy Murphy(notes), Ind, PFC

Top 25 roto value (avg.), but health has robbed him of 10 games

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Stephen Curry(notes), GS, G

Has returned a top 25 roto value in the new year

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37

Tyreke Evans(notes), Sac, G

Wanted to see how he'd do w/ K-Mart, and it's been all good

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Jose Calderon(notes), Tor, PG

Is getting his groove back and should be starting again soon

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Nene Hilario(notes), Den, PFC

Efficient, hustle board game has him bunkered down in Y! top 25

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David West(notes), NO, PF

Past 13: 21 ppg, 9 rpg, 1.2 spg, .549 FG%, .854 FT%

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Kevin Garnett(notes), Bos, F

He's back (knee), but kid glove treatment likely to stick

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Kevin Love(notes), Min, PFC

Strep throat a minor hiccup for double-double machine

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Danilo Gallinari(notes), NY, SF

Delivering a combined 4 3s/Blocks per game in January

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Andrea Bargnani(notes), Tor, FC

1 of 3 players avg. 1+ Treys, Blocks and less than 2 TOs

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O.J. Mayo(notes), Mem, SG

A top 12 fantasy producer since the calendar flipped

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Corey Maggette(notes), GS, F

January: 29 ppg, 8 rpg, 4 apg, .582 FG%, .913 FT%

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Stephen Jackson(notes), Cha, GF

Barrage of 3s and steals have led to top 10 roto value in Jan.

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48

Rudy Gay(notes), Mem, F

No. 43 in Y! (avg) is rumored to be on the trading block

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49

Samuel Dalembert(notes), Phi, C

Top 25 roto value past 2 months; top 5 in BLK, REB per 48 min.

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50

Caron Butler(notes), Was, GF

Gets 1 last chance to rediscover top 20 skills w/ Arenas out

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