2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 Rankings
The NBA preseason is starting up and the regular season is right around the corner. I’ve referenced my rankings in several articles now, and I was able to finish them up and now share my top 200.
It’s VERY IMPORTANT to understand that these are where I value these players as of right now, but this is not me saying it’s exactly where you should draft players. Sure, you CAN draft in order of how I have them, but I strongly recommend that you do a good bit of draft prep beforehand. What I mean by that is that you should note players that you plan to target and compare my ranking and where they are on your draft site’s rankings/list.
A few more things to remember if drafting using my ranks. Understand your team’s build as you’re drafting. For instance, if you start your draft with three good percentage guys, you should try to disregard players who are percentage killers (Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, Josh Smith, etc… for FT% and Michael Carter-Williams, Ricky Rubio and again Josh Smith, etc.. for FG%). Use that as a tie breaker when you’re torn between two players on a pick. Who helps you most in the categories you’re trying to be strongest in and who doesn’t takes you from dominant to average in a cat. Also, while taking on a risk or two is fine in my book (Kobe Bryant, Nerlens Noel or Brook Lopez), don’t compile too many risks on one team.
Let’s get to the rankings and you can all let me know your opinions one way or the other in the comments or on Twitter. In an article coming soon after this, I will hit on a few players that I have higher and lower than the majority and my reasonings.
Be sure to check the position eligibilities for the specific site you’re drafting on as they vary everywhere.
(UPDATED: October 25, 2014)
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