14/15 Punting Guides

Note: All guides are for 9-category, H2H leagues. 

Punt FT%

Punt FT% is probably the most popular punt strategy and for good reason. Punt FT% allows you to chase those rare blocks and grab elite FG% impact without having to close your eyes every time your big man goes to the line. The best anchor for this strategy is not Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, or …

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Punt FG%

Small ball teams can be deadly if set up properly. Punting FG% allows you to easily horde two of the rarest stats (assists and steals) while being strong from the line, from deep, and often in points. That’s five categories already. However, you want your team to be above-average in more than five categories. That’s …

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Punt Points and Punt Points/FT%

Punting points is arguably the most difficult punting strategy to pull off. Punting points is not for beginners. If this is your first year playing fantasy basketball and you’re interested in a punting, I recommend choosing a different build. If not done correctly, punting points can put you in a huge hole to start the …

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Punt Threes

Punting threes is one of the more straightforward builds. Big men get a boost and most guards and wings are downgraded. Don’t mistake the simplicity for ineffectiveness. Many of the top three-point shooters contribute little outside of points and threes (Klay Thompson, Wes Matthews, Ryan Anderson, etc.) so while your opponents will be spending at …

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Punt Assists

Everyone loves point guards and for good reason. Not only is it the position that is the best source of assists, point guards usually have a positive impact on every category but blocks, turnovers, and FG%. I have yet to be part of a draft where point guards were not drafted early and often. While …

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Punt Blocks

Blocks are very difficult to find as they tend to be concentrated among just a handful of players. In 2013-2014, only four players, Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis, and Roy Hibbert averaged over two blocks a night. Owners will often reach for blocks at the expense of other categories due to their scarcity. Because …

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