Top 150

TOP 150 – Last updated on 17/10/2014

All rankings are for 9-cat H2H leagues unless otherwise noted. All player positions are from Yahoo Fantasy Basketball. 

1) LeBron James (SF/PF) – Don’t expect a return to pre-Miami numbers but LeBron remains the safest pick in the draft after Durant. My only worry is that Rose goes down again and the Cavs run away with the conference. Cleveland’s playoff schedule is also an issue. The Cavs only play nine games during the fantasy playoffs and only two in Week 23, the fantasy finals.

2) Anthony Davis (PF/C) – He’s the only player who has a shot at dethroning Durant. However, until the Brow shows that he can play 75+ games, it’s tough to take him before LeBron.

3) Steph Curry (PG/SG) –  You can make an argument for Steph at the number one spot due to his playoff schedule. Steph plays two more games than Davis, and three more than LeBron. Curry has put his ankle woes behind him and played 78 games in back-to-back seasons. Moving away from Mark Jackson’s ISO-heavy offense to Steve Kerr’s ball-movement focused offense means that we may not have seen Steph’s ceiling yet.

4) James Harden (SG/SF) – Post-All-Star break, no player was more valuable than James Harden. With Lin now in Los Angeles, and Beverley not much of a creator, Harden has a very good chance to improve on his already awesome 6.1 APG. Harden averaged 7.4 APG after the break.

5) Chris Paul (PG) – Paul, on a per game basis, finished in top three for an incredible seventh season in a row. The last time Paul missed the top 3, Gilbert Arenas, Yao Ming, and Rashard Lewis were posting first-round value. Paul’s going to outperform this ranking on a per game basis but when you’re picking in the top 5, you want to grab someone who is averaging more than 64 games played over the last three seasons.

6) Carmelo Anthony (SF/PF) – Melo is a surprisingly well-rounded fantasy player. Despite his reputation as just a scorer, Anthony provided positive value in every category outside of FT% and TOs last season. His 2+ 3PM gives Melo a very high ceiling.

7) Kevin Love (PF/C) – Yes, he’ll take a hit playing next to LeBron, but don’t expect a Chris Bosh-like drop in value. Even in Toronto, Bosh was never the fantasy asset that Love was. Love’s value will come down but he has room to fall. Last season, according to BBM, Love was roughly twice as valuable as the 19th ranked Joakim Noah. His rebounding and three-point shooting keep his ceiling in the top 15. The FG% bump that comes with playing with LeBron will help offset the decrease in counting stats.

8) LaMarcus Aldridge (PF/C) – Aldridge has finished in the top 13 four years in a row. He doesn’t have top-5 upside, but there isn’t a safer pick at the end of the first round. If you miss out on the top seven (or eight if you include Durant), grab Aldridge and roll the dice later.

9) Russell Westbrook (PG) – Expect some near record-breaking usage as long as Durant is out of the lineup. Few players will have more impressive counting stats but watch out for his FG% and turnovers. Both numbers could get really ugly. In 8-cat, I have Westbrook right after Carmelo.

10) Kevin Durant (SF/PF) – Where to take Durant depends on your league settings. If say eight teams make the playoffs in your 12-team league, then I would be all over Durant at the end of the first. However, if you are playing in a league where only four teams make the playoffs, then I would stay away. Durant’s injury has held players out much longer than the 6-8 week timetable that has been thrown around. In roto, wait until the end of the second to start looking at Durant.

11) Al Jefferson (PF/C) – Similar to Aldridge in that he’s not a sexy pick but a smart one. The addition of Lance Stephenson could bump his FG% even higher than his already very useful 51%. There’s some upside here when it comes to blocks. Jefferson has averaged 1.1 BPG over the last two seasons but posted back-to-back 1.6 BPG and 1.7 BPG in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

12) Serge Ibaka (PF/C) – His value is obviously heavily dependent on blocks but he’s also an elite FG% anchor (53.6% on 12.1 FGA), and gives you a huge leg up on the competition when it comes to TOs (1.5 TOPG). An ideal target around the turn for those planning to punt assists (1.0 APG).

13) Dirk Nowitzki (PF/C) – Dirk has only finished outside of the top 10 once in last 14 years. No that is not a typo. While clearly no longer in his prime, remains an elite fantasy option due to his incredibly clean line that includes a top three FT% impact and microscopic TOs (1.4 TOPG).

14) DeMarcus Cousins (PF/C) – Cousins’ line is the opposite of clean. He’s going to kill you at the line (72.6% on a whopping 8.4 FTA), be up and down from the field, and turn the ball over a ton (3.5 TOs). However, his upside and versatility (1.5 SPG, 1.3 BPG) more than make up for the messiness.

15) Al Horford (PF/C) – His pectoral injury is an extremely rare basketball injury (it’s more common in football) so I’m hesitant to call him an injury risk despite all the missed games over the last three years. Horford, when he’s on the court, is a very good bet for first-round value. He’s done it in the past and was posting top 15 value before going down last season. Only Andre Drummond and LeBron had a larger FG% impact than Horford last season.

16) Andre Drummond (PF/C) – Speaking of Drummond, the young Piston center has officially become the core piece of the FT% punt build. He won’t give you the points Dwight does, but his lack of TOs (1.3 TOPG) is a breath of fresh air for a build that has traditionally been difficult to pull off without punting turnovers as well.

17) Chris Bosh (PF/C) – With LeBron in Cleveland and Dwyane Wade being a walking injury, we’ll find out if Bosh still has it. I wouldn’t expect a return to his Toronto numbers but 20 points, nine rebounds, a block, and great percentages is a reasonable prediction.

18) Kawhi Leonard (SG/SF) – Kawhi’s amazing finals performance was a devastating blow for those hoping to grab him on the cheap in drafts. It may not have been obvious due to his low points (12.8 PPG) but Kawhi did have the breakout many expected last season. Post-All-Star Break, Kawhi posted top-seven value. There’s huge upside here.

19) Kyle Lowry (PG) – Last season was no fluke. Lowry is one of the best point guards in the league and provided first-round value in extended stretches during his time in Houston. A great target for those punting FG% (42.3 FG%).

20) John Wall (PG) – Wall finally lived up to the hype both in the real world and the fantasy world making his first all-star appearance and finishing just outside of the top-25 in 9-cat. There’s some downside here. Over the last two months of the season, Wall was barely posting top-50 value. The upside is there but I’d shy away from him around the turn.

21) Blake Griffin (PF/C) – He’s finally respectable enough from the line (71.5%) to be useful outside of a punt FT% build. Griffin is a great source of out-of-position assists (3.9 APG) and steals (1.2 SPG).

22) Kyrie Irving (PG/SG) – Kyrie didn’t live up to his lofty first-round pick status but did finish with second-round value. LeBron caps his upside but he’ll remain a great source of threes (1.7 3PG) and steals (1.5 SPG).

23) Paul Millsap (PF/C) – Millsap is a great source of out-of-position steals (1.7 SPG) and threes (1.0). Millsap was still flirting with top 20 value before the Horford injury so draft him with confidence.

24) Mike Conley (PG) – There’s flashier point guards that will be available at this point in the draft, but few steadier. He’s taken on more of the scoring load (17.2 PPG) and if he can get his steals back to close to two a night, he’ll post second round value. His 1.5 SPG last season was his lowest swipe rate since 2009-2010.

25) Marc Gasol (C) – His 85% from the line in 2012-2013 looked fluky and it proved to be with Marc’s FT% falling to 76.8% in 2013-2014. Assuming his FT% remains close to his career rate of 75%, his value will be determined by his swats. Last season Gasol saw his blocks dip to 1.3 per night from 1.7 in 2012-2013.

26) Nicolas Batum (SG/SF) – He’s a Swiss Army Knife who is always a part of or on the brink of the one three/one steal/one block club. He’s also coming off a season in which he averaged 7.5 RPG and 5.1 APG. Batum is a great fit for just about any build.

27) Thaddeus Young (SF/PF) – He’s going to have a massive role in Minnesota and now is a very good source of out-of-position threes (1.1 3PG) in addition to his usual outstanding out-of-position steals (2.1 SPG).

28) DeAndre Jordan (C) – DeAndre is obviously a tough player to have on your team if you’re not punting FT% (only Dwight had a larger negative impact from the line) but is an absolute must-grab if you are punting FT% due to his elite rebounding (13.6 RPG), blocks (2.5 BPG), and FG% (67.6 FG%) and his sneaky steals production (1.0 SPG).

29) Joakim Noah (PF/C) – It’s difficult to know what we’ll get from Noah this season. He’s an injury risk who managed to stay healthy last season despite a massive increase in his role. Rose is back, but it’s fair to wonder for how long. The last time Rose was healthy, Noah barely posted top 50 value. Noah is a better player now but his value is directly tied to Rose’s knees. This is too high if Rose stays healthy and too low if he doesn’t.

30) Nikola Vucevic (PF/C) – He’s known for his rebounding (11.0 RPG in only 31.8 MPG), but Vuc is also a sneaky source of steals (1.1 SPG) and doesn’t hurt you from the line (76.6 FT%).

31) Trevor Ariza (SG/SF) – Arguably last season’s biggest surprise, Ariza finds himself taking over Chandler Parson’s role in Houston. His odds of repeating last season’s breakout are high as his minutes will remain in the upper 30’s and he’s going an average paced team (the Wizards finished 18th last season) to last season’s fifth fastest team.

32) Chandler Parsons (SF/PF) – Parsons arrives in Dallas coming off of back-to-back top 35 finishes. His minutes and role shouldn’t change much with the move across state. We could see an uptick in dimes with the Mavs lacking at lead guard. Parsons already averaged a very useful 4.0 APG in Houston.

33) Damian Lillard (PG) – Another point guard with some downside. Lillard’s final ranking of 29th overall in 9-cat is exaggerated by his impossibly hot shooting start to the season. Over the last three months of the year, Lillard was 48th ranked player in 9-cat. His lack of steals (0.8 SPG) continues to be a serious drag on his value.

34) Ty Lawson (PG) – He’s disappointed two years in a row due to his falling FG%. His breakout 2011-2012 season saw Lawson shoot 48.8% from the floor. Last season Lawson only hit 43.1% of his shots. The return of Gallo should help alleviate some of the pressure on Lawson and even a modest increase to 45-46% FG% should vault Lawson into the top-35.

35) Dwight Howard (PF/C) – He’s no longer the dominant punt-FT% force that he once was due to his sudden lack of steals (0.8 SPG) but is still a great target if you’re punting FT%. A LeBron-Howard punt FT% is extremely doable this year. That will definitely be recommended when I write up my punting strategy articles.

36) Eric Bledsoe (PG/SG) –  Injuries held Bledsoe back last season but we saw flashes of his huge potential with his elite steals (1.6 SPG) and very good FG% for a guard (47.7%). Bledsoe finished just outside of the top-50 despite playing hurt for the majority of the year. The injuries likely played a large role in his disappointing block rate last year (0.3 BPG). Expect a rebound in that category. In his last year in Los Angeles, Bledsoe averaged 1.3 BP36.

37) Goran Dragic (PG/SG) – Similar to Noah, Dragic’s value is heavily dependent on whether or not his teammate can stay healthy. With Bledsoe in the lineup, Dragic was more of a top-50 guy instead of the top-25 player we saw with Bledsoe on the sidelines. The addition of Thomas muddies the waters even further.

38) Tim Duncan (PF/C) – You know what you’re going to get from him. A double-double with two blocks and a whole lot of updating Rotoworld for last minute sits during the fantasy playoffs.

39) Ricky Rubio (PG) – Rubio is still one of the worst shooters ever (38.1 FG%) but outside of Chris Paul, no player gives you a better combination of assists (8.6 APG) and steals (2.3 SPG).

40) Marcin Gortat (C) – Gortat posted top-35 value over the last three months of season. He’ll hurt you a bit from the line (68.6 FT%) but he’ll get you a double-double and a 1.5 swats every night. The Polish Hammer is also one of the better FG% anchors available in the middle of the draft (54.2 FG% on 10.4 FGA).

41) Kobe Bryant (PG/SG) – Last time Kobe looked like he was slipping, he responded by posting first-round value. However, he wasn’t coming off two serious lower-body injuries. His efficiency will be a big question mark this year and could tank his value, but Mamba is still a good bet for 5 boards and 5 assists every night.

42) Robin Lopez (C) – Brook may have the early round upside, but I’ll take Fropez. Lines don’t get much cleaner than the less-heralded Lopez brother. He’s very good from the line (81.8 FT%) and never turns over the ball (1.0 TOPG). Throw in 8.5 RPG and 1.7 BPG and you have yourself a stud. Lopez posted top-20 value over the last two months of the season.

43) Kyle Korver (SG/SF) – He’s going to go way too late in your draft. Korver is the easiest value pick in the entire draft and is coming off back-to-back 38th overall finishes. Reach for him a round early and enjoy the value all year.

44) Derrick Favors (PF/C) – There’s not many players with more breakout potential than Favors. He didn’t truly breakout last season but still managed to post top 60 value despite shooting 66.9% from the line. That top-60 finish included a top-30 performance over the last two months of the season. He should be a very good source of defensive stats this year (1.0 SPG and 1.5 BPG).

45) Derrick Rose (PG) – Rose is one of the many risk/reward picks that you’ll have to make a decision on in the middle of the draft. Just remember that his upside, even if perfectly healthy (a HUGE if), isn’t that high in 9-cat. In his MVP season he only finished 17th overall and followed that up by posting third-round value in 2011-2012. This isn’t a Steph Curry situation where the massive injury risk had first-round upside.

46) Klay Thompson (SG/SF) – Klay is primed for a big season with Mark Jackson and his ISO-focused offense out of town. There’s a good chance this is the year he breaks 3.0 3PG. He still won’t give you much in terms of boards and dimes but is a good source of out-of-position blocks (0.5).

47) Terrence Jones (SF/PF) – Jones is a per minute stud who is an excellent source of FG% impact (54.2% on 9.4 FGA) and blocks (1.3 BPG). If he was to ever get 32+ MPG, he’d likely flirt with top-30 value despite his poor FT shooting (60.5 FT%).

48) Wes Matthews (SG/SF) – Matthews’ steals took quite a dip last season (0.9 SPG, down from 1.3 SPG in 2012-2013) but he compensated with improved production across the board. His 2.5 3PG makes him a great target if you missed out on threes in the early rounds.

49) Rudy Gay (SF/PF) – Despite some epic chucking at the beginning of the year in Toronto, Rudy was actually a pretty good fantasy asset. Unfortunately the trade, while good for Rudy’s real life impact, tanked his fantasy value. There’s hope for a bounce back with Darren Collision and his lower usage taking over for Isaiah Thomas at point. Rudy should have the ball in his hands more and is one of the last very good sources of points (20.0 PPG) available.

50) Deron Williams (PG) – He’s apparently healthier than he has been in years but there’s too many great (and safer) point guards in the league right now to reach for him the third. Deron has only played over 65 games once in the last four years.

51) Kemba Walker (PG) – The steals and FG% will need to rebound at least somewhat for Kemba to break the top 50. Kemba’s steals fell from 1.9 in 2012-2013 to 1.2 in 2013-2014 and his FG% fell from 42.3% to 39.3%. The addition of Lance Stephenson caps his assists upside.

52) Brook Lopez (C) – There’s first-round upside here but Lopez is not your run-of-the-mill injury risk. Lopez has only played in 96 of the Nets’ last 230 regular season games.

53) Dwyane Wade (PG/SG) – Wade claims that he plans on playing in over 75 games this season. I’ll believe it when I see it. There were no back-to-backs during the playoffs and by the time the finals came along, Wade looked completely done.

54) Gordon Hayward (SG/SF) – The counting stats were there last season (16.2 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.4 SPG), but unfortunately the efficiency was not (41.3 FG%). The low FG% was due to Hayward’s 3P% falling off a cliff. After shooting 41.5% from deep in 2012-2013, Hayward only managed to hit 30.4% of his treys last season. Some of that drop is due to the increased defensive attention that comes with stepping into a go-to-scorer role but the drop really seemed like a bit of a fluke. Hayward has shot over 40% from deep in two of his three years in the NBA. If his 3P% normalizes, he’ll improve on that poor FG% as well as his 1.1 3PG.

55) Monta Ellis (PG/SG) – When it comes to taking it through the lane, Monta Ellis have it all. Ellis led the league in both total drives and points scored off drives. This lead to a 4% FG% increase over his 2012-2013 shooting numbers. His 19.0 PPG makes him a great target if you’re trying to catch up in points due to a late draft slot.

56) Jeff Teague (PG) – Teague had an awful start to the year but really turned it around down the stretch. Over the last two months of the season, Teague posted top-50 value and was even better over the last month of the season when he was a top 30 player. Expect his FG% to rebound this season and be closer to the 46% that he shot from the floor over the last three months of the season.

57) Jose Calderon (PG) – The triangle is not the most point guard-friendly system in the world but in Dallas, Calderon showed that he can be a very solid fantasy asset even if he’s not handling the ball as much as he did in Toronto. Expect 2+ 3PG and 6+ APG. Despite Jose playing 81 games last season, he’ll likely miss his fair share of games.

58) DeMar DeRozan (SG/SF) – He still can’t shoot the three (0.8 3PG on 30.5% shooting) and he’ll hurt you from the field (42.9 FG%) but his counting stats are finally strong enough to offset those weaknesses. DeMar is a solid mid-round target if your team is hurting from the line (82.4 FT% ON 8.0 FTA).

59) David West (PF) – Someone has to pick up the slack with George and Stephenson gone and my guess is that it will be West. West is only one year removed from posting top-40 value. Expect his scoring to return to around the 17.2 PPG that he posted in 2012-2013. There’s no one category that West excels in, however, he doesn’t hurt you anywhere. West is a great roto pick this season.

60) Jimmy Butler (SG/SF) – He couldn’t break 40% from the floor last season but the return of Derrick Rose will help Butler’s shooting woes. His scoring may dip with Rose back in the lineup but his scoring is not why you’re picking him. Few wings give you more on the defensive end (1.9 SPG and 0.5 BPG). Butler is a great target if you are punting FG% (33rd overall last season without FG%).

61) David Lee (PF/C) – Draymond Green is a legitimate threat to Lee’s value but he’s still going to give you close to a double-double every night on very good percentages (52.3 FG% and 78.0 FT%).

62) Jrue Holiday (PG) – Despite playing four less minutes and scoring three less points than he did in his All-Star campaign, Jrue actually had a better fantasy season in 2013-2014. Efficiency has never been his strong suit but we saw some encouraging signs in his first year in New Orleans. His FG% and FT% improved from 43.1% and 74.9% respectively to 44.7% and 81%. He’s a much better pick in 8-cat than 9-cat due to his high TOs (3.1 TOPG in 2013-2014 and 3.8 TOPG last season).

63) Tyson Chandler (C) – Last season, Chandler fell victim to the mess that was the New York Knicks and saw his averages drop to a paltry 8.7 PPG and 9.6 RPG. Expect a bounce back now that he is back in Dallas. In 2012-2013, Chandler had the fourth largest positive impact on FG%.

64) Kevin Martin (SG/SF) – After two down years in Houston and Oklahoma City, K-Mart reclaimed his spot as a elite FT% anchor. Only Durant, Harden, and Dirk had a larger positive impact on the category last season. As always, he’ll be a threat to miss time.

65) George Hill (PG/SG) – With Stephenson in Charlotte, Hill will be once again asked to be Indiana’s primary ball-handler. Expect his assists to be closer to his 2012-2013 numbers (4.7 APG). That’s not a flashy number but it helped Hill post top-45 value in 2012-2013. Hill is also one of the best point guards when it comes to taking care of the ball (1.2 TOPG).

66) Nerlens Noel (PF/C) – Wiggins and Parker have all the hype, but this is the rookie you want this year. Noel is very likely to have a very strong impact on FG%, rebounds, and blocks but the thing that makes him really intriguing is his potential for steals. At Kentucky, Noel averaged 2.1 SPG. He’ll likely be babied by the Sixers but he projects as a per minute monster.

67) Larry Sanders (PF/C) – It’s hard to trust him after the disaster that was his 2013-2014 season, but he’s got more upside than anyone else left on the board at this point in the draft. He’s the type of pick that can win you your league. It’s not a large sample size but over Sander’s last ten games of the season, he was posting top-65 value.

68) Kenneth Faried (PF) – Last season, Faried provided top-12 FG% impact. Unfortunately, he also had the 10th largest negative impact on FT%. The lack of defensive also caps his upside (0.9 SPG and 0.9 BPG).

69) Jordan Hill (PF/C) – Hill’s always been a per minute beast and should finally get the run he deserves with the Lakers having next to nothing up front. Incredibly, over the last two months of the season, Hill posted top-35 numbers despite only playing 24.3 MPG. With D’Antoni gone the only thing that can hold back Hill is his health.

70) Rajon Rondo (PG) – Year after year, Rondo gets drafted within the first three rounds despite only having produced top-50 numbers once in his career. He’s a two-category player who will drag down your points, FT%, and TOs. Rondo is one of the most poorly rounded fantasy point guards. Using Rondo’s 2012-2103 (a year in which he posted top 60 value), and taking away his assists place Rondo outside of the top-180. Mike Conley on the other hand, a point guard being drafted in Rondo’s range, still managed to post top-50 value without assists. Rondo may get you three more dimes a night than the other point guards being drafted in the third but those assists aren’t worth the hit on your other categories.

71) Patrick Beverley (PG/SG) – How one feels about Beverley is a good fantasy basketball knowledge litmus test. Ignored by the masses, Beverley quietly put up top-75 value last season and top-60 value over the last three months of the season. He’s not your traditional point guard (2.7 APG) but he does do a lot of things that can help you fantasy team (1.6 3PG, 1.4 SPG, 1.2 TOPG). With Lin gone, he won’t have to look over his shoulder. He’s a bit like Kawhi in that his value is not immediately evident. He’s a great guy to have in your utility spot in roto.

72) Jonas Valanciunas (C) – Jonas busted last season but he showed promise down the stretch of the regular season (top-40 value over the last month of the season) and during the playoffs. A major reason why he didn’t crack the top-100 was that his block rate fell of a cliff. After posting 1.3 BPG in only 23.9 MPG as a rookie, Big V regressed to 0.9 BPG in 28.2 MPG as a sophomore. I’m not sure that his blocks will recover this season. Jonas’ weight gain has seemed to sap quite a bit of his explosiveness. On the positive side, Dwane Casey seemed to trust Val more down the stretch so his minutes should be played around with less this year.

73) Amir Johnson (PF/C) – Amir’s health, as it usually is, was an issue for most of the season which lead to a decrease in his defensive stats (0.7 SPG and 1.1 BPG in 2013-2014 vs 1.0 SPG and 1.4 BPG in 2012-2013). Patrick Patterson has carved himself out a nice role but Amir remains the Raptors defensive anchor and should still see his usual 28 MPG.

74) Roy Hibbert (C) – It’s not like it can get any worse for Hibbert. It’s pretty difficult to shoot under 44% from the field when you’re 7’2 but Hibbert pulled that off in a spectacular fashion last season. Regardless of whether he fixes the issues between his ears, he’ll be better this year due to volume. Obviously, there will be more shots to go around but we should also see his rebounding improve due to the loss of George and Stephenson. Both are very good rebounders for their position.

75) JR Smith (SG/SF) – Yes, he’s a knucklehead and yes, he’s going to lose you FG% more than once but Smith is still a useful fantasy player. After a slow start to the year, Smith post top-60 value over the last three months. This was not a fluke, as he posted top-60 value in 2012-2013 as well. If you need threes in the mid-round he’s a good target but watch out for his FT% (65.2%).

76) Jeremy Lin (PG/SG) – Lin is not a very productive player on a per minute basis. Last season he finished outside of the top-200 in per 36 value. The season before, in which he provided top-85 value, he was ranked outside of the top-110. Luckily, he landed in a spot where he should be given all the minutes he can handle. In his one year as a starter in Houston, Lin averaged a very useful 6.1 APG, 1.1 3PG, and 1.6 SPG.

77) Ryan Anderson (PF/C) – The injury to Anderson’s neck was extremely serious. Expect the Pelicans to bring Anderson along very slowly. He’s still a good bet for 2+ 3PG, but the injury combined with the signing of Omer Asik makes him a risky mid-round pick.

78) Markieff Morris (PF/C) – With Channing Frye in Orlando thanks to one of the worst free agent deals I’ve ever seen, Morris should finally be unleashed. He’s easily the most talented player in the Suns’ frontcourt and posted top-100 value last season despite only 26 minutes a night. He’s scoring will be his main contribution but with the extended minutes, he also has an outside chance of joining the one three/one steal/one block club. Morris posted 0.6 3P36, 1.1 SP36, 0.9 BP36 last season.

79) Bradley Beal (SG) – It’s just a matter of time before Beal starts dropping 2.5+ 3PG. The question is whether or not he can do that efficiently. Beal only shot 41.9% from the field last season and doesn’t give you much outside of points and threes (3.7 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 SPG). Whether or not he can raise his efficiency will determine if he can move into the Klay/Korver/Matthews tier.

80) Danny Green (SG/SF) – Green is a tough player to rank. He’s put up very good full-season numbers (79th overall in 9-cat last season and 59th in 2012-2013) but you never know what you’re going to get on a game-by-game basis thanks to Pop. Draft Green’s 1.9 3PG, 1.0 SPG, and 0.9 BPG with confidence in roto but don’t reach in H2H.

81) Pau Gasol (PF/C) – Pau turned an awful start into a top-50 finish thanks to his top-20 production over the final three months of the season. The Gasol-Thibs match is a little scary. Thibs runs his players into the ground and Gasol has been very fragile the last three seasons. He’ll be a good sell-high candidate if he starts off hot.

82) Andre Iguodala (SG/SF) – He doesn’t score anymore (9.3 PPG) but he still provides solid across-the-board production (4.7 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.5 SPG). The upside to the scoring decrease is that he now hurts you less from the line (65.2 FT% but on only 2.1 FTA).

83) Paul Pierce (SF/PF) – In his last three seasons in Boston, Pierce posted top-40 value. Things didn’t go to plan in Brooklyn but despite his minutes being cut to 28 a night, The Truth still managed to put up top-75 numbers. He doesn’t stand out in any category but he will give you a little bit of everything (4.6 RPG, 1.5 3PG, 1.1 SPG). Despite his age, Pierce has been relatively durable the last two seasons, playing in an average of 76 games.

84) Tony Parker (PG) – After a career year in 2012-2013, Parker had quite a poor season both in the fantasy world and the real world. He finished 119th overall last season and the Spurs were better with him on the bench both during the regular season and the playoffs. I don’t expect Parker to be as bad this season, but know that he will give you next to nothing outside of solid points (16.7 PPG), assists (5.7 APG), and FG% impact (49.9 FG% on 13.4 FGA). Parker’s three-ball (0.4 3PG) and defensive game (0.5 SPG, 0.1 BPG) are non-existent.

85) Mario Chalmers (PG) – Without LeBron and with Wade a good bet to be spending a significant amount of time sitting on the sidelines in some goofy suits, Chalmers will be expected to pick up a lot of the slack. He’s already a very good source of threes (1.2 3PG), steals (1.6 SPG), and even assists these days (4.9 APG). Expect his points, threes, and assists to rise this year. Chalmers is one of my favourite mid-late round targets.

86) Darren Collison (PG) – The last time Collison was a full-time starter he posted top-85 value despite being yanked around by Rick Carlisle. The situation in Sacramento is not ideal with Collison having to play with two huge usage hogs in Cousins and Gay, but it’s hard to pass on a starting point guard this late in the draft. He doesn’t hit the three (the 0.9 3PG he posted last season was a career high) but is a steady source of steals (1.2 SPG) and should push for 5+ APG.

87) Victor Oladipo – (PG/SG) – At no point last season was Oladipo anything more than an end-of-the-bench fantasy play. Oladipo finished outside of the top-130 last season despite being given fairly substantive minutes (31.1 MPG). Similar to MCW, he posts flashy counting stats that are dragged down by his efficiency (41.9 FG%, 3.2 TOPG) and his inability to hit the three (0.9 3PG). There’s upside here but expecting Oladipo to jump from barely rosterable to a solid mid-round is asking quite a bit. His current 5th round ADP is paying for his ceiling, something you never want to do during your draft.

88) Michael Carter-Williams (PG) – MCW’s rookie season was all over the place. At times he looked like an elite fantasy player thanks to his unreal counting stats (6.2 RPG, 6.3 APG, 1.9 SPG, and 0.6 BPG) and at other times looked like a guy who could ruin a fantasy team all on his own (MCW ranked 172nd over the last three months of the season in 9-cat). He’s got a lot of Josh Smith in him. The counting stats will be great but don’t ignore his weaknesses (40.5 FG%, 70.3 FT%, 3.5 TOPG) and take him too early.

89) Josh McRoberts (PF/C) – McBob is a great glue guy to have on your team and an excellent target for those punting points (8.5 PPG). He is an excellent source of out-of-position dimes (4.3 APG) and threes (1.3 3PG). With Miami having little up front and Bosh not being much of a rebounder these days, expect McRoberts to improve on the pedestrian 4.8 RPG that he averaged in 2013-2014.

90) Jamal Crawford (PG/SG) – Crawford posted top-80 value for the second year in a row and his role remains largely unchanged. His points (18.6 PPG) and threes stand out (2.3 3PG) but he’s also a sneaky source of assists (3.2 APG) and had a top-12 positive impact on FT% last season.

91) Reggie Jackson (PG/SG) – It was hardly a surprise that Jackson provided mid-round fantasy value when Russell Westbrook was out of the lineup. What was a surprise was that he was very effective even with Westbrook in the lineup. Over the last three months of the season, Jackson posted top-80 value thanks to his 1.1 3PG, 4.5 APG, 1.2 SPG and underrated FT% impact (89.3 FT% on 2.2 FTA). Expect Jackson to post mid-round value as long as Durant is out.

92) Draymond Green (SF) – Harrison Barnes gets the hype but Draymond Green is the Warriors’ back up that you want to own. Don’t be surprised if Green is this year’s DeMarre Carroll. Golden State figures to give him a lot of run at PF and he has a legitimate shot at being one of the few 1 three/1 steal/1 block players in the league (0.7 3PG, 1.2 SPG, 0.9 BPG).

93) Greg Monroe (PF/C) – His FT% (65.7 FT%) continues to regress and be a major drag on his value. In addition to his charity stripe woes, his role is up in the air with the Pistons wanting to play Josh Smith more at PF. Still he’s a solid source of steals (1.2 SPG) and will give you close to a double-double every night.

94) Isaiah Thomas (PG) – Let’s take a look at IT’s per 36 numbers for last season and 2012-2013 where he finished 32nd and 94th overall respectively.

2013-2014: 21.1 PP36, 1.8 3P36, 3.0 RPG, 6.5 AP36, 1.3 SP36, 3.1 TOP36

2012-2013: 18.6 PP36, 2.0 3P36, 2.7 RP36, 5.4 AP36, 1.1 SP36, 2.4 TOP36

Those are very similar numbers. Thanks to the difference in turnovers, Isaiah was actually a more productive per 36 fantasy asset in 2012-2013 when he finished as the 37th best per 36 player (Thomas finished 45th overall on per 36 basis last season). The improved 2013-2014 full-season rank was almost entirely due to the Thomas playing 34.7 MPG instead of the 26.9 MPG he played in 2012-2013. With Dragic and Bledsoe in front of him, 27 minutes a night might be the most we can expect for Thomas. He would go back to being early-round value if one of the two starters went down but he’ll be more of a top-100 play when both guards are healthy.

95) Andrew Bogut (C) – Another great punt points target. Bogut missed 15 games last season but for Bogut, that’s a very good sign. Bogut is elite in three categories: rebounding (10.0 RPG), blocks (1.8 BPG) and FG% impact (62.7 FG% but on only 5.6 FGA). Just watch out for his horrendous free throw shooting. Bogut somehow managed to have the 28th largest negative FT% impact despite only shooting 1.0 freebies a night. That’s what shooting 34.4% from the line will do.

96) DeMarre Carroll – (SF/PF) – He’s still the starter but a repeat of last season’s top-60 finish is unlikely with Horford back and the additions of Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore. Even if his minutes dip, he’ll still give you solid contributions in threes (1.3 3PG), rebounds (5.5 RPG), and steals (1.5 SPG).

97) Lance Stephenson (SG/SF) – Despite the impressive counting stats (13.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 4.6 APG) and solid shooting from the floor (49.1 FG%), Lance still couldn’t break the top-100 last season. He’s an overrated fantasy player thanks to his lack of defensive stats (0.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG) and his poor free throw shooting (71.1 FT%). Expect his usage and in turn his counting stats to go down now that he is playing next to a true point.

98) JJ Redick (SG) – JJ was great in his first year in a Clipper uniform and posted top-65 value. He’s a solid late pick if you’re looking for points (15.2 PPG), threes (2.1 3PG) and FT% impact (91.5 FT% on 3.0 FTA).

99) Josh Smith (SF/PF) – Josh Smith is a terrible player when he is forced to play SF. He’ll still provide solid defensive stats from the three (1.4 SPG, 1.4 BPG) but the efficiency is now uglier than ever (41.9 FG%, 53.2 FT%). He hits the odd three (0.9 3PG) but that is a bad thing due to the drag all those attempts have on his FG%. I’d only consider him in a FT% punt build. There’s been some positive news coming out of Detroit regarding Smith. Smith has been seeing plenty time at PF during the preseason. This would mean a move to bench but any minutes drop should be at least equaled out by an efficiency increase.

100) Anderson Varejao (PF/C) – Very good per minute player who you will want to sell high if he starts off hot. Last season was the first time in four years that Varejao has played over 31 games. A better bet to stay on the court now that the Cavs are playing for something. While healthy he’ll give you very solid rebounding (9.7 RPG) and steals (1.1 SPG). Expect his FG% (49.5 FG%) to rise with LeBron in town. The last time LeBron wore a Cavs uniform, Varejao shot 57.2% from the floor.

101) Tobias Harris (SF/PF) – The talent is there but the opportunity may not be with the Magic having such a crowded frontcourt. He’ll likely play most of his minutes at SF as he did last season. This is bad news for Tobias’ fantasy value as his block rate predictably drops when he plays SF. Tobias is mostly a popcorn stats guy (14.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG), but there’s lots of upside here if Jacque Vaughn ever truly unleashes Harris.

102) Brandon Jennings (PG) – After back-to-back top-50 finishes, including a top-20 finish in 2011-2012, Jennings was horrendous in his first year in Detroit. The counting stats were still solid (15.5 PPG, 1.9 3PG, 7.6 APG, 1.3 SPG), but his efficiency decreased across the board (37.3 FG%, 75.1 FT%, 2.7 TOPG). With Stan Van Gundy in town and DJ Augustin behind him, Jennings could see his playing time take a hit. GM Jeff Bauer has already said that the starting point guard spot is up for grabs.

103) Timofey Mozgov (C) – Brian Shaw did not enjoy his time with JaVale McGee last season (18.1 MPG). There’s a good chance that JaVale will be in the doghouse once again, especially after Mozgov broke out down the stretch of last season. Over his last 16 games of the season, Mozgov posted a very healthy 13.8 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.2 BPG on 55.1% shooting. As an added bonus, Mosgov doesn’t hurt you from the line (75.4 FT%).

104) Luol Deng (SF/PF) – He’ll have a sizable role in Miami but he looked like he regressed in Cleveland. Some of that may have been due to lack of motivation but it’s very possible that all those years of Thibs running Deng into the ground have caught up with him. Deng is only averaging 64 games played over the last three seasons.

105) Gorgui Dieng (C) – Pek is a great bet to breakdown and there’s already talk of limiting his minutes. Enter the beast that is Gorgui Dieng. Over the last month of the season Dieng averaged an incredible 12.0 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 1.0 SPG, and 1.3 BPG on 52.0 FG%. He may start off slow due to Pek’s presence but it’s only a matter of time before he gets extended run. Reach for him.

106) Nikola Pekovic (C) – Pek has never played in more than 65 games in any of his four years in the NBA. I don’t see that changing with the Wolves going through a rebuilding year as he’ll have little incentive to play through injuries. Expect to see a lot of Gorgui Dieng this season. When healthy, Pek will be a strong source of points (17.5 PPG), rebounds (8.7%), and FG% impact (54.1 FG% on 13 FGA). Just don’t expect anything else (0.9 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.4 BPG).

107) Joe Johnson (SG/SF) – His role should increase with Pierce and Livingston gone. He doesn’t give you anything on the defensive end (0.6 SPG, 0.1 BPG) and isn’t asked to create as much these days (2.7 APG). Still, he’ll be a solid source of points (15.8 PPG) and one of the best three-point threats in the game (2.1 3PG).

108) Zach Randolph (PF/C) – After a slow start, Zach posted top-85 value over the last three months of the season. He’s really only a two-category player (17.4 PPG, 10.1 RPG) but is a good target for those punting blocks (0.3 BPG).

109) Jabari Parker (SF) – Over the last five years, only two rookie wings have managed to post top-100 value (Kawhi Leonard and Landry Fields). I’m always low on rookie wings because the efficiency is almost never there and they generally can’t make up for it by contributing the rarer stats such as assists and blocks. Parker’s efficiency projects to be poor. This year’s second round pick only shot 47.3% from the floor and 74.8% from the line at Duke. Add in that he isn’t much of a three-point shooter (1.1 3PM on 35.8% from deep) and the odds are stacked against Jabari. Expect solid popcorn stats but weak fantasy value. As is the case with Wiggins, his current mid-round ADP is ridiculous.

110) Ersan Ilyasova (SF/PF) – It took three years but I’m finally over Ersanity. Jason Kidd often went at least ten deep into his bench while in Brooklyn so expect Ersan’s minutes to be up and down. He’ll likely outplay this rank on a per game basis but there will likely be times when he will be droppable. When Ersan’s on, he’s a good source of out-of-position threes to go along with his solid scoring and rebounding.

111) Danilo Gallinari (SF) – Gallo hasn’t played for over a year but before tearing his ACL, he posted three consecutive top-55 finishes. He should flirt with 2.0 3PG. Just watch out for that FG% (41.8 FG% in 2012-2013).

112) Wilson Chandler (SG/SF) – Last season, Chandler did what he always does. Show some flashes and get hurt. He’ll score (13.6 PPG), and hit a couple threes a night (2.0 3PG), but that efficiency is ugly (41.6 FG%, 72.4 FT%). The blocks that once made him so intriguing are largely gone as well (0.4 BPG over the last two seasons).

113) Matt Barnes (SF) – Barnes is a great, late punt points target. Over the last three months of the season, Barnes averaged 1.8 3PG, 4.8 RPG, 1.0 SPG, and 0.5 BPG. Expect him to play more than the 27.5 MPG he averaged last season as Reggie Bullock is the only other SF currently on the roster.

114) Arron Afflalo (SG/SF) – Afflalo’s popcorn stats were flashier than they’ve ever been in 2013-2014 (18.2 PPG, 1.8 3PG) but he was barely able to post top-100 value. He won’t give you any defensive stats (0.5 SPG, 0.0 BPG) but he did post back-to-back top-100 finishes in his last two years in Denver.

115) Jeff Green (SG/SF) – Yet another player who is overrated due to his PPG (16.9). Green only posted positive value in three categories last season (points, threes, and FT%). He’ll be the main option in Boston once again and that means another year of big scoring numbers on poor efficiency (41.2 FG%). Green will also drag down your steals (0.7 SPG).

116) PJ Tucker (SG/SF) – He’s the best defender on the Suns and is locked into a major role. He’s another solid late-round target for those punting points. He’s an above average rebounder for his position (6.5 RPG) and will be a nice source of swipes (1.4 SPG). Tucker is suspended for the first three games of the season due to an off-season DUI.

117) Brandon Knight (PG/SG) – Knight was a player I missed on last season. After awful rookie and sophmore campaigns, Knight broke out in Milwaukee and posted top-105 value that included 17.9 PPG, 1.5 3PG, and 4.9 APG. I don’t expect a repeat with Jason Kidd and his circus rotations in town. The addition of Jabari Parker should also bring down Knight’s flashy PPG.

118) JaVale McGee (C) – I know I bashed him a bit when discussing Mozgov, but at this point in the draft, it’s all about upside. You’ll drop most of the players that you draft after the 10th round anyways so you might as well swing for the fences. Even if McGee busts again, he should be good for 2+ swats a night and very strong FG% impact (57.4 FG% in 2012-2013).

119) Trey Burke (PG) – The concerns about Burke’s size and ability to finish were realized in his rookie year. Burke only shot 38.0% from the field and wasn’t able to break into the top-150 despite putting up 1.6 3PG and 5.7 APG. He should be a good source of both threes and assists once again but watch out for the FG% and his lack of steals (0.6 SPG).

120) Andrew Wiggins (SF) – Wiggins projects to have the same issues as Parker. Like Parker, his efficiency in college was only mediocre as was his three ball (1.2 3PG). While he does have all the tools to be a great defender, don’t expect those tools to translate to fantasy value right away. Wiggins only averaged 1.2 SPG while at Kansas.

121) Wes Johnson (SG/SF) – Playing Swaggy P along side Kobe is not a good idea and could possibly rip a hole in the space-time continuum. Expect Johnson to start again. Last season, Johnson was a member of the one three/one steal/one block club and should come close to renewing his membership this coming season.

122) John Henson (PF/C) – Henson looked like he was about to explode at the beginning of the season but cooled off considerably down the stretch. Despite playing 25.3 minutes a night, Henson didn’t even post top-200 value over the last three months of the year. There’s upside here though. Henson averaged a very healthy 2.1 BP36 last season. He’s a good end-of-the-draft target for those punting FT% (51.4 FT%).

123) Vince Carter (SG/SF) – With the Grizzlies starved for offense, Vince could once again provide sneaky value. Vince was a top-60 player on a per 36 basis last season so he doesn’t need more than 25 MPG to be valuable. He won’t score efficiently (40.7 FG%) but should hit 1.5+ treys a night.

124) Terrence Ross (SG/SF) – At this point in his career, Ross is only a three-point specialist (2.0 3PG). Those threes will keep him rosterable, but there’s no signs of him providing value outside of threes and scoring (3.1 RPG, 0.8 SPG). James Johnson could push Ross for minutes.

125) Taj Gibson (PF/C) – The signing of Pau Gasol was a buzzkill to those hoping Taj would take over Boozer’s old role. He won’t break out unless Pau goes down but Pau going down is basically a given. Even if Gibson’s minutes remain below 30 a night, he’ll still provide decent rebounding (6.8 RPG) and block numbers (1.4 BPG).

126) Mason Plumlee (PF/C) – He has two of the most injury prone players in the league in front of him and is coming off a rookie campaign in which he finished as a top-90 player on a per 36 basis. Plumlee is one of the best FG% (65.9 FG%) sources going outside of the top-100. Despite only playing 18.2 MPG last season, Plumlee had the 13th-largest positive impact on FG%.

127) Giannis Antetokounmpo (SG/SF) – The Giannis hype train is rolling but I will not be buying a ticket. Unfortunately, highlight reel blocks are not a category in fantasy. From a fantasy perspective, there’s nothing in the numbers that suggests a breakout to mid-round value. Giannis was the 234th ranked player over the last three months of the season and was even worse on a per 36 basis (274th over that same period). There’s potential for some nice defensive stats this year (0.8 SPG, 0.8 BPG) but the Greek Freak would have to take a massive jump on the offensive end to provide more than late-round value (6.8 PPG, 0.5 3PG, 41.4 FG%, 68.3 FT%).

128) Tyreke Evans (SG/SF) – Tyreke is only useful when the ball is in his hands. Unfortunately with Jrue back and healthy, and Gordon being a high-usage player, that likely won’t happen this season. Despite some impressive popcorn numbers (14.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.0 APG) Tyreke still couldn’t break the top-130 last season thanks to his poor efficiency (43.6 FG%, 77.1 FT%, 2.4 TOPG) and complete lack of three-point shooting (0.3 3PG). Let the casual players in your draft over-draft him.

129) Channing Frye (PF/C) – Frye’s inexplicable 4 year/$32M is a pretty good indicator that they plan on giving him serious minutes despite their stable of young PFs. Frye will give you elite out-of-position threes (2.0 3PG), decent blocks (0.8 BPG), and low turnovers (1.1 TOPG).

130) Jared Sullinger (PF/C) – He’ll never be a stud due to his lack of defensive stats (0.5 SPG, 0.7 BPG) but Sully should hold some end-of-the-bench value due to his scoring (13.3 PPG), rebounding (8.1 RPG), and out-of-position threes (0.8 3PG). Sullinger is a good late-round target for those punting FG% (42.7 FG%).

131) Brandan Wright (PF/C) – Wright as always, posted elite per 36 numbers. And by elite, I mean really elite. We’re talking 7th overall elite. Unfortunately, Rick Carlisle continues to refuse to give Wright even decent bench minutes (18.6 MPG). This is unlikely to change with Tyson Chandler in town so Wright will remain a late-round FG% anchor (7th highest FG% impact in 2013-2014) who will also chip in a block a night (0.9 BPG). Wright is a better roto pick than H2H pick.

132) Gerald Green (SG/SF) – Green’s minutes should be squeezed with the arrival of Isaiah Thomas. Don’t expect 15.8 PPG again but he’ll still be a useful three-point specialist (2.5 3PG).

133) Carlos Boozer (PF/C) – Boozer is now a two-category player as he now struggles to score efficiently (45.6 FG%). Moving from the Bulls’ last-ranked offense to a more free following offense in Los Angeles should help but there’s still no way he breaks the top-100 due to his complete lack of defensive stats (0.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG).

134) Manu Ginobli (SG/SF) – From a fantasy perspective he’s still elite when he’s on the court (19th overall on a per 36 basis last season) but in addition to the usual high amount of missed games, Manu’s minutes continue to trend downward (22.3 MPG). He’s a better pick in roto where you can pick your spots with him and take advantage of his 12.3 PPG, 1.3 3PG, and 4.3 APG.

135) Mike Dunleavy (SG/SF) – Dougie Buckets looked great in summer league and with how desperate Chicago is for scoring, I expect him to crack the rotation. However, Dunleavy is still expected to start and should once again be a nice source of points (11.3 PPG) and threes (1.5 3PG).

136) Kelly Olynyk (C) – His rookie year wasn’t overly impressive and the Canadian failed to post top-200 value. However, he showed some signs of life down the stretch, posting 17.0 PPG, 1.3 3PG, and 7.7 RPG on 55.3% shooting from the floor over the last seven games of the season. Keep your expectations very low on the defensive end (0.5 SPG, 0.4 BPG).

137) Steven Adams (C) – Adams has been a monster in his first four preseason games and looks like he will take the starting center spot from Kendrick Perkins. In those four preseason games, Adams averaged 17.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.8 SPG, and 1.8 BPG on 76.9 FG%. If Adams does end up cracking the starting lineup, he should be a good source of defensive stats, rebounds, and FG%. His upside is capped by his his poor passing (1.1 APG) and struggles at the line (58.1 FT%). Adams is a great late-round target for those punting FT% or punting both FT% and points.

138) Eric Gordon (SG) – The upside just isn’t there anymore. Gordon has regressed since entering the league but is still just as fragile as ever. Gordon will give you solid scoring (15.4 PPG), threes (1.6 3PG), and steals (1.2 SPG) but as long as Jrue and Tyreke are in Pelican uniforms, Gordon is not worth the headache.

139) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG) – KCP has won the starting job by default with Jodie Meeks now out for the first two months of the season. KCP won’t give you what Meeks will, but he should be a good bet for 1.5+ 3PG to go along with a steal. KCP has played well in preseason, averaging 16.7 PPG and 2.5 3PG in his first three games.

140) Elfrid Payton (PG) – He can’t shoot (25.9 3P% in his last year in college) and as a rookie point guard, he’ll likely turn the ball over quite a bit. However, he has a shot at being a valuable steals specialist (2.3 SPG last season) who chips in 4.5+ assists.

141) Kyle O’Quinn (PF/C) – O’Quinn won’t get the run he did last season, but has a chance to have some value due to his top-40 per 36 minute numbers. Last season, over the last three months of the year, O’Quinn provided top-100 value despite only playing 21.4 MPG. Even in limited minutes, he’ll be a decent source of rebounds (5.3 RPG) and blocks (1.3 BPG).

142) Omer Asik (C) – For FT% punters only. Asik is a rebounding specialist who’s block rate has fallen off a cliff since leaving Chicago. In his last year as a starter, Asik couldn’t crack the top-170 despite playing 30.0 MPG. With Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson also in the Pelicans frontcourt, Asik’s minutes may end up south of 30 a night.

143) Chris Andersen (PF/C) – His role shouldn’t change much despite all the roster turnover the Heat have experienced. Birdman will give you blocks (1.3 BPG), FG% impact (64.4 FG%) and not much else.

144) Avery Bradley (PG/SG) – Unlike Wright, Bradley is a terrible per minute player (204th last season on a per 36 basis). However, it looks like he’ll continue to be fed minutes and will be good for a three and steal a night. For those punting assists and looking for a late-round PG eligible player, Bradley is a decent choice. His career high for assists is 2.1 APG.

145) DJ Augustin (PG) – It’s not hard to imagine SVG and Jennings clashing. SVG has already called out Jennings for his poor shot selection. We saw what Augustin can do in an extended role last season and it was impressive. Over the last three months of the season Augustin averaged 16.5 PPG, 2.4 3PG, and 4.4 APG.

146) Andrea Bargnani (PF/C) – Despite disappointing in his first year in New York, Bargs showed some promising signs from a fantasy perspective. After three straight years of averaging under a block a game, Bargs put up 1.2 a night last season. A block and a three a game to go along with 13+ points is possible. That would easily make Bargnani rosterable.

147) Marcus Smart (PG) – Rondo is out the first 3-10 games of the year and Smart was likely drafted with a future Rondo trade in mind. He’ll struggle badly from the field (42.2 FG% in his last year at Oklahoma State) but has a shot at being near the top of the league in steals (2.9 SPG last season) if he gets extended minutes.

148) Henry Sims (C) – Sims will likely start next to Noel and while he won’t block much (0.4 BPG), if he gets 28+ minutes he could push for 12 points and 8 rebounds a night. Last season, Sims per 36 averages included 14.4 points and 9.9 rebounds.

149) Miles Plumlee (PF/C) – The Suns have next to nothing up front so Plumlee should continue to start. He’ll hurt you from the line (56.1 FT%) but is a good, late source of rebounds (7.8 RPG) and block (1.1 BPG).

150) Randy Foye (PG/SG) – The Afflalo trade ensures that Foye won’t repeat his top-80 finish but you could do worse if you’re looking for a last-round three-point specialist (2.3 3PG). Foye is also a sneaky source of assists (3.5 APG).

 

2 comments

  1. Steven Chen

    What do you guys think about my draft and team? I ran out of time and got stuck with D12. I think I might have drafted too many bigs in the early and mid rounds. I think I need to trade some bigs for more guards. I am basically punting FT% and TOs. Any opinion or advise would be great! Thank you!!

    12 teams 14 players h2h 9 cats

    1. (4) Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG)
    2. (21) Dwight Howard (Hou – PF,C)
    3. (28) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    4. (45) Victor Oladipo (Orl – PG,SG)
    5. (52) Jrue Holiday (NO – PG)
    6. (69) Pau Gasol (Chi – PF,C)
    7. (76) Larry Sanders (Mil – PF,C)
    8. (93) Terrence Jones (Hou – SF,PF)
    9. (100) Enes Kanter (Uta – C)
    10. (117) Amir Johnson (Tor – PF,C)
    11. (124) Reggie Jackson (OKC – PG,SG)
    12. (141) Matt Barnes (LAC – SF)
    13. (148) Draymond Green (GS – SF)
    14. (165) Mirza Teletovic (Bkn – SF,PF) dropped for Jameer Nelson from FA

  2. Kiki

    It’s a shame to punt the FT% AND the Tos. If you can I would trade Howard with Jordan to begin with.
    Kanter at 100 is a pretty bad pick I think, and even worse with your team, go trade him to earn some 3’s. I like your last 5 picks though,

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