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Rest-of-season fantasy basketball rankings for roto leagues

There's a new No. 1 in our roto rankings, and it's none other than DeMarcus Cousins. NBAE/Getty Images

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You know what happens when a top-tier fantasy player puts together the kind of night DeMarcus Cousins had on Monday, when he erupted for 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, five 3-pointers and a block against Chicago?

He moves up to the top of the rankings, that's what.

Recently I called Cousins the most fun player to have on your fantasy team this season, and what he showed against the Bulls is the reason why -- not only is he a terrific scorer and rebounder, but these days he's also a big-time passer, 3-point shooter, shot-blocker and steals contributor.

Nobody else in the game hits on all those categories to the degree that Cousins has this season -- not James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant -- and after a performance like that it's impossible to rank Cousins anywhere but No. 1 this week.

Harden moves back up to No. 2, one spot ahead of Antetokounmpo, while James and Durant round out the top five.

Russell Westbrook (9) and Damian Lillard (13) make small moves up the rankings after big weeks, while Jrue Holiday (21), Andre Drummond (24), Hassan Whiteside (25), Devin Booker (27) and Rudy Gobert (28) are other notable risers inside the top 30 this week.

Four double-doubles in a row by Steven Adams (61) moves him way up the board, while fellow centers Jusuf Nurkic (64) and Dwight Howard (65) also rise after big weeks.

Kawhi Leonard leads the list of notables to slide in the rankings, dropping to No. 82 as he is again out indefinitely with the same rare tendon issue in his quad that kept him sidelined for the first two-plus months of the season.

The scoring-centric game of Avery Bradley drops him down to No. 130, while Serge Ibaka (110) and Zach Randolph (135) are two other veterans to rank lower after diminished play of late. With the Kings going toward a youth movement midseason, Randolph is in danger of sliding out of the top 150 entirely if his minutes continue to wane over the final part of the season.

New to the list this week are Memphis swingman Dillon Brooks (126), San Antonio's point-forward Kyle Anderson (127) -- who has seven steals and six blocks in the past two games -- along with Atlanta center Dewayne Dedmon (137), returning Brooklyn playmaker D'Angelo Russell (147) and rising Portland guard Shabazz Napier (149).

Here is the full list of the updated Top 150: