The Damn Lies Top 150, v. 1.0

The Damn Lies staff slaved over its Top 150 this year. Please don't make us do it again.

Jeff and Tom crunched a lot of damn lies and statistics to come up with their composite 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball Top 150. They realize they will have to redo the whole thing once the free agents sign. Don’t remind them.

Here’s how the sausage was made: Jeff and Tom each came up with their own Top 150 for a head-to-head league that plays with the standard nine categories (PTS, REB, AST, 3FG, STL, BLK, TO, FG%, FT%). Then the approximate average of the two lists combined to make the final Top 150. A second list for rotisserie formats was then built off of this. The rankings take into account injury risk, stat projections made for each player, and other intangibles. Many of the free agents who will sign starting Dec. 9 were projected using guesswork. The Damn Lies top 150, v. 2.0 will be here next week after the dust settles.

For a downloadable .xls file with projections for each player, click here.

Damn Lies Fantasy Top 150, v. 1.0 (H2H Format, 9-category, Yahoo! position eligibility)

1 Kevin Durant SF OKC
2 LeBron James SF/PF MIA
3 Chris Paul PG NOR
4 Dwight Howard C ORL
5 Derrick Rose PG CHI
6 Dwyane Wade PG/SG MIA
7 Kevin Love PF/C MIN
8 Deron Williams PG NJN
9 Russell Westbrook PG OKC
10 Pau Gasol PF/C LAL
11 Stephen Curry PG GSW
12 Amare Stoudemire PF/C NYK
13 Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL
14 Carmelo Anthony SF/PF NYK
15 Kobe Bryant SG LAL
16 Josh Smith SF/PF ATL
17 Blake Griffin PF/C LAC
18 Monta Ellis PG/SG GSW
19 Rajon Rondo PG BOS
20 Al Horford PF/C ATL
21 Al Jefferson PF/C UTA
22 LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR
23 Rudy Gay SF/PF MEM
24 Danny Granger SF/PF IND
25 John Wall PG WAS
26 Steve Nash PG PHX
27 Eric Gordon SG LAC
28 Zach Randolph PF/C MEM
29 Kevin Martin SG HOU
30 Paul Pierce SG/SF BOS
31 David Lee PF/C GSW
32 Joakim Noah PF/C CHI
33 Andre Iguodala SG/SF PHI
34 Tyreke Evans PG/SG SAC
35 Gerald Wallace SF/PF POR
36 Nene Hilario C TBA
37 Brook Lopez C NJN
38 Manu Ginobili SG/SF SAS
39 Andrew Bogut C MIL
40 Chris Bosh PF/C MIA
41 Paul Millsap PF UTA
42 Kyle Lowry PG HOU
43 Ty Lawson PG DEN
44 Ray Felton PG/SG POR
45 Andrew Bynum C LAL
46 Jrue Holliday PG PHI
47 Chauncey Billups PG NYK
48 Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC
49 Dorell Wright SG/SF GSW
50 Joe Johnson SG/SF ATL
51 David West PF TBA
52 Marcin Gortat C PHX
53 Marc Gasol C TBA
54 Greg Monroe C DET
55 Brandon Jennings PG MIL
56 Jason Kidd PG DAL
57 Danilo Gallinari SF DEN
58 Andrea Bargnani PF/C TOR
59 Luis Scola PF/C HOU
60 Carlos Boozer PF/C CHI
61 Luol Deng SF CHI
62 Stephen Jackson SG/SF MIL
63 Andray Blatche PF/C WAS
64 JaVale McGee PF/C WAS
65 DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC
66 Roy Hibbert C IND
67 Ray Allen SG BOS
68 James Harden SG OKC
69 Tim Duncan PF/C SAS
70 Elton Brand PF/C PHI
71 Channing Frye PF/C PHX
72 Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR
73 Mo Williams PG LAC
74 Mike Conley PG MEM
75 Tony Parker PG SAS
76 Devin Harris PG UTA
77 DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR
78 Kevin Garnett PF BOS
79 Emeka Okafor C NOR
80 Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE
81 Kyrie Irving PG CLE
82 D.J. Augustin PG CHA
83 Darren Collison PG IND
84 Lamar Odom SF/PF LAL
85 Tyson Chandler C TBA
86 Marcus Thornton SG TBA
87 Jason Terry PG/SG DAL
88 Trevor Ariza SG/SF NOR
89 Michael Beasley SF/PF MIN
90 Kris Humphries PF TBA
91 Jose Calderon PG TOR
92 Rodney Stuckey PG/SG TBA
93 Jameer Nelson PG ORL
94 Jason Richardson SG/SF TBA
95 Derrick Williams SF/PF MIN
96 Chris Kaman C LAC
97 Arron Afflalo SG TBA
98 Antawn Jamison SF/PF CLE
99 Carlos Delfino SG/SF MIL
100 Jeff Teague PG/SG ATL
101 J.J. Hickson PF/C SAC
102 Corey Maggette SF/PF CHA
103 Gerald Henderson SG CHA
104 Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR
105 DeAndre Jordan PF/C TBA
106 Nick Young SG/SF TBA
107 Amir Johnson PF TOR
108 Chase Budinger SG/SF HOU
109 Thaddeus Young SF/PF TBA
110 Samuel Dalembert C TBA
111 Ed Davis PF/C TOR
112 Jamal Crawford PG/SG TBA
113 Boris Diaw SF/PF CHA
114 Tony Allen SG/SF MEM
115 Tyrus Thomas PF/C CHA
116 Andrei Kirilenko SF/PF TBA
117 Caron Butler SG/SF TBA
118 O.J. Mayo SG MEM
119 George Hill PG/SG IND
120 Landry Fields SG/SF NYK
121 Hedo Turkoglu SF/PF ORL
122 Ricky Rubio PG MIN
123 Marcus Camby C POR
124 Jared Dudley SG/SF PHX
125 Jordan Crawford PG/SG WAS
126 Ryan Anderson PF/C ORL
127 Austin Daye SF/PF DET
128 Anthony Morrow SG/SF NJN
129 Ben Gordon PG/SG DET
130 Chuck Hayes PF/C TBA
131 Carl Landry SF/PF TBA
132 Brandon Roy SG/SF POR
133 Tyler Hansbrough PF IND
134 J.J. Redick SG ORL
135 Brandon Knight PG DET
136 Luke Ridnour PG MIN
137 Wesley Johnson SG/SF MIN
138 Brendan Haywood C DAL
139 Charlie Villanueva PF DET
140 Louis Williams PG/SG PHI
141 C.J. Miles SG/SF UTA
142 Leandro Barbosa PG/SG TOR
143 Evan Turner SG/SF PHI
144 Baron Davis PG CLE
145 Al Harrington PF/C DEN
146 Grant Hill SF/PF PHX
147 John Salmons SG/SF SAC
148 Kemba Walker PG/SG CHA
149 Jonas Jerebko SF/PF DET
150 Paul George SG/SF IND

Damn Lies Fantasy Top 150, v. 1.0 (Rotisserie Format, 9-category, Yahoo! position eligibility)

1 Kevin Durant SF OKC
2 Chris Paul PG NOR
3 LeBron James SF/PF MIA
4 Derrick Rose PG CHI
5 Dwyane Wade PG/SG MIA
6 Kevin Love PF/C MIN
7 Deron Williams PG NJN
8 Pau Gasol PF/C LAL
9 Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL
10 Stephen Curry PG GSW
11 Amare Stoudemire PF/C NYK
12 Russell Westbrook PG OKC
13 Carmelo Anthony SF/PF NYK
14 Kobe Bryant SG LAL
15 Al Horford PF/C ATL
16 Monta Ellis PG/SG GSW
17 Steve Nash PG PHX
18 Paul Pierce SG/SF BOS
19 Al Jefferson PF/C UTA
20 LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR
21 David Lee PF/C GSW
22 Dwight Howard C ORL
23 Kevin Martin SG HOU
24 Rudy Gay SF/PF MEM
25 Danny Granger SF/PF IND
26 Josh Smith SF/PF ATL
27 Eric Gordon SG LAC
28 Zach Randolph PF/C MEM
29 Nene Hilario C TBA
30 Brook Lopez C NJN
31 Manu Ginobili SG/SF SAS
32 Chris Bosh PF/C MIA
33 Blake Griffin PF/C LAC
34 Rajon Rondo PG BOS
35 John Wall PG WAS
36 Gerald Wallace SF/PF POR
37 Paul Millsap PF UTA
38 Joakim Noah PF/C CHI
39 Andre Iguodala SG/SF PHI
40 Ty Lawson PG DEN
41 David West PF TBA
42 Kyle Lowry PG HOU
43 Tyreke Evans PG/SG SAC
44 Jrue Holliday PG PHI
45 Chauncey Billups PG NYK
46 Serge Ibaka PF/C OKC
47 Ray Felton PG/SG POR
48 Andrew Bynum C LAL
49 Dorell Wright SG/SF GSW
50 Marcin Gortat C PHX
51 Joe Johnson SG/SF ATL
52 Marc Gasol C TBA
53 Danilo Gallinari SF DEN
54 Andrea Bargnani PF/C TOR
55 Luis Scola PF/C HOU
56 Andrew Bogut C MIL
57 Greg Monroe C DET
58 Ray Allen SG BOS
59 James Harden SG OKC
60 Luol Deng SF CHI
61 Devin Harris PG UTA
62 Kevin Garnett PF BOS
63 Mo Williams PG LAC
64 Channing Frye PF/C PHX
65 Elton Brand PF/C PHI
66 Carlos Boozer PF/C CHI
67 Jason Kidd PG DAL
68 Roy Hibbert C IND
69 Tim Duncan PF/C SAS
70 Tony Parker PG SAS
71 Tyson Chandler C TBA
72 Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR
73 Mike Conley PG MEM
74 DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR
75 Brandon Jennings PG MIL
76 Stephen Jackson SG/SF MIL
77 Andray Blatche PF/C WAS
78 Kyrie Irving PG CLE
79 D.J. Augustin PG CHA
80 Jason Terry PG/SG DAL
81 Jose Calderon PG TOR
82 Jameer Nelson PG ORL
83 Arron Afflalo SG TBA
84 JaVale McGee PF/C WAS
85 Darren Collison PG IND
86 DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC
87 Lamar Odom SF/PF LAL
88 Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE
89 Marcus Thornton SG TBA
90 Michael Beasley SF/PF MIN
91 Kris Humphries PF TBA
92 Emeka Okafor C NOR
93 Rodney Stuckey PG/SG TBA
94 Corey Maggette SF/PF CHA
95 Jason Richardson SG/SF TBA
96 Derrick Williams SF/PF MIN
97 Chris Kaman C LAC
98 Amir Johnson PF TOR
99 Thaddeus Young SF/PF TBA
100 Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR
101 Antawn Jamison SF/PF CLE
102 Jeff Teague PG/SG ATL
103 Gerald Henderson SG CHA
104 Carlos Delfino SG/SF MIL
105 Nick Young SG/SF TBA
106 Jamal Crawford PG/SG TBA
107 J.J. Hickson PF/C SAC
108 Trevor Ariza SG/SF NOR
109 Samuel Dalembert C TBA
110 George Hill PG/SG IND
111 Landry Fields SG/SF NYK
112 Chase Budinger SG/SF HOU
113 Boris Diaw SF/PF CHA
114 Ed Davis PF/C TOR
115 Tony Allen SG/SF MEM
116 Andrei Kirilenko SF/PF TBA
117 Tyrus Thomas PF/C CHA
118 O.J. Mayo SG MEM
119 DeAndre Jordan PF/C TBA
120 Caron Butler SG/SF TBA
121 Ricky Rubio PG MIN
122 Ryan Anderson PF/C ORL
123 Jared Dudley SG/SF PHX
124 Anthony Morrow SG/SF NJN
125 Ben Gordon PG/SG DET
126 Hedo Turkoglu SF/PF ORL
127 Carl Landry SF/PF TBA
128 Austin Daye SF/PF DET
129 Chuck Hayes PF/C TBA
130 Brandon Roy SG/SF POR
131 Tyler Hansbrough PF IND
132 J.J. Redick SG ORL
133 Brandon Knight PG DET
134 Louis Williams PG/SG PHI
135 Evan Turner SG/SF PHI
136 Luke Ridnour PG MIN
137 Marcus Camby C POR
138 Brendan Haywood C DAL
139 Charlie Villanueva PF DET
140 C.J. Miles SG/SF UTA
141 Leandro Barbosa PG/SG TOR
142 Grant Hill SF/PF PHX
143 Jordan Crawford PG/SG WAS
144 Shawn Marion SF/PF DAL
145 Baron Davis PG CLE
146 John Salmons SG/SF SAC
147 Kemba Walker PG/SG CHA
148 Paul George SG/SF IND
149 Jonas Jerebko SF/PF DET
150 Richard Hamilton SG/SF DET
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