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Fantasy basketball draft kit: Rankings, mock drafts, sleepers, projections and analysis

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Whether you are dipping your toes into fantasy hoops for the first time or are a grizzled veteran, the 2019-20 ESPN Fantasy Basketball draft kit has everything you need to crush your drafts.

From player rankings and outlooks to draft strategies and more, we've got you covered from every angle, all in one convenient place.


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Player projections and profiles | Strategy | Tools

The latest

What could maximum Stephen Curry look like?
We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?

Fantasy basketball cheat sheet central
Here are all of our rankings and tiers available in downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheets. Plus, a handy NBA schedule grid for looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs.

Fantasy basketball draft-tips cheat sheet
To make things as easy as possible for you, we've consolidated our experts' key draft tips into a downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheet to give you the winning edge.

Fantasy basketball: These players are being drafted too high/low
John Cregan takes a deeper look at the players who are going too high or too low in fantasy basketball drafts.

Andre' Snellings' ultimate fantasy basketball draft board
When you've done as many preseason drafts as our expert has, you begin to see the best spots to draft certain players. Here's who to set your sights on during each part of your fantasy basketball draft.

Eric Karabell's fantasy NBA 'Do Draft' list
Assembling a championship-caliber team begins with finding value on draft day. Here are the players who Eric Karabell believes will out-perform their average draft position.

Eric Karabell's fantasy NBA 'Do Not Draft' list
Want to be a fantasy basketball champion? Then you should think twice about drafting players like Kawhi Leonard too early. Here are the other players Eric Karabell is fading.

Nets frontcourt among top position battles to watch in fantasy basketball
Joe Kaiser looks into his crystal ball to determine who will come out on top in the most important NBA position battles in fantasy hoops, including Jarrett Allen vs. DeAndre Jordan.

LeBron James among riskiest early-round fantasy basketball picks
King James is one of the all-time fantasy basketball greats, but that doesn't mean he couldn't torpedo your 2019-20 championship hopes. Here's a look at the riskiest players in the first few rounds.

Who is No. 1 in fantasy drafts: KAT, Giannis AD, Steph?
There is no consensus No. 1 player in fantasy NBA this season, so our experts are here to debate their top picks for points and roto formats. Who is tops among KAT, Giannis, AD and Steph?

Fantasy basketball: Ranking the rookies
From the big-names like Zion Williamson and Ja Morant to lesser known first-year players, here's a look at the NBA rookies to have on your fantasy radar this season.

Will PG-13, Porzingis and Oladipo return to full health this season?
André Snellings picks the brain of injury analyst Stephania Bell about what we can expect from PG-13, Porzingis, Oladipo, Klay, KD, Nurkic, Carter, Reddish and Griffin, as they recover from long-term injuries.

Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts, busts for 2019-20
Which fantasy NBA players are going to exceed expectations the most? Who will flop the hardest? Who is ready to take things to an elite level? Our experts make their picks.

Top faces in new places - Whose fantasy value changed the most this summer?
Eight 2019 NBA All-Stars and a slew of under-the-radar players changed teams this offseason. Whose value rose or fell the most?

Second-year fantasy basketball breakout candidates
From potential fantasy superstars like Trae Young and Luka Doncic to under-the-radar players like JJJ and SGA, here are the ceilings you can expect from the NBA's sophomore class.

Playing fantasy football but not fantasy hoops? Here's why you're missing out
Are you a fantasy football player? Then why aren't you playing fantasy basketball too? André Snellings explains why you'll have just as much fun scratching that fantasy itch with hoops.

Fantasy hoops: Catching up on the wildest offseason in memory
The NBA offseason was so crazy that John Cregan ended up in marriage counseling with the current Mrs. Cregan to discuss the fantasy basketball fallout. Here is his entertaining recap of all of the wild moves.

ESPN Fantasy Basketball 101: How to play
Thinking about trying fantasy basketball this season? Here is everything you need to know, so you can join the fun.


Mock drafts

Fantasy NBA mock draft: 12-team, H2H points
Where did underrated players like LaMarcus Aldridge, Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan go in our latest mock draft? Did Zion crack the first round? How far did Kawhi and PG slide?

Fantasy NBA mock draft: 10-team, H2H categories
Who was taken over Harden? Did Simmons go ahead of Westbrook? Did Zion, Ayton and Porzingis provide good value?

Fantasy NBA mock draft: 10-team, roto format
Did Kawhi Leonard get picked before his former teammate Pascal Siakam? Who went first amongst second-year players Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton?

Fantasy NBA mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head points
Who went first overall in our first mock draft of the season? Where did Zion go? How about Joel Embiid, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook? Our experts break it down.


Rankings/Tiers

Fantasy basketball cheat sheet central
Here are all of our rankings and tiers available in downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheets. Plus, a handy NBA schedule grid for looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs.

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Top 200 H2H points rankings
André Snellings ranks his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head points scoring systems.

Fantasy hoops: H2H points draft tiers by position
Looking for an edge in your fantasy basketball draft? Check out our expert breakdown by tiers for each position.

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Top 200 rotisserie rankings
Joe Kaiser ranks his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use eight-category (points, 3-pointers, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw percentage) roto scoring systems.

Fantasy hoops: Roto draft tiers by position
If you want to take home the hardware in your fantasy hoops league, Joe Kaiser's roto tier rankings will give you a big edge on draft day.

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Top 200 H2H categories rankings
Eric Karabell ranks his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head categories scoring systems.

Fantasy hoops: H2H categories draft tiers by position
Take your fantasy basketball drafting experience to the next level, as Eric Karabell groups players into tiers by each position for leagues that use head-to-head categories.


Player projections and profiles

Sortable player projections
Every point, rebound, steal, 3-pointer, block, turnover, steal, shot and free throw taken makes a difference in fantasy. We have them all projected for you right here.

2019-20 fantasy basketball player profiles
Wondering how offseason player movement, coaching changes and career arcs are impacting the fantasy value of NBA players? Here are our expert outlooks.

Average draft position/live draft results
Get a leg up on your opponents by knowing where each player is being selected in ESPN drafts, so you can get the best value possible.


Strategy

Draft strategy

General pre-draft strategy
Winning your league actually begins well before your draft tips off. Tom Carpenter has a game plan to get you as prepared as possible to construct a championship squad on draft day.

Roto league strategy
Are you preparing for a rotisserie-style draft this season? Then read Jim McCormick's game plan, so you have every angle covered before the clock starts ticking down to your first pick.

Points league strategy
Drafting successfully in your points leagues requires some different thinking and preparation than what you do in roto formats. Tom Carpenter breaks it down.

Auction league strategy
Want to win your auction league draft? John Cregan has every angle covered, from breaking down your budget to valuing players to why AC/DC and a Manhattan could make all the difference.

In-season strategy

General in-season strategy
Whether this is your first season playing fantasy hoops or you are a grizzled veteran, Jim McCormick has something that will give you an edge on your opponents during the season.

Managing games played in roto
Draft strategy is important, but so is knowing how to handle your roster in-season. Here is how to best manage your games played to maximize your roster's potential.

Head-to-head playoff strategy
Before the fantasy basketball playoffs arrive, you can do a lot to give yourself the best shot at beating your opponents and walking away with the trophy.


Tools

Fantasy basketball cheat sheet central
Here are all of our rankings and tiers available in downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheets. Plus, a handy NBA schedule grid for looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs.

ESPN+ fantasy basketball draft-tips cheat sheet
To make things as easy as possible for you, we've consolidated our experts' key draft tips into a downloadable/printable PDF cheat sheet to give you the winning edge.

ESPN Fantasy Basketball 101: How to play
Thinking about trying fantasy basketball this season? Here is everything you need to know, so you can join the fun.

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Mock draft lobby
Take part in some mock drafts to work out the kinks before your real ones -- practice makes perfect.

Average draft position/live draft results
Get a leg up on your opponents by knowing where each player is being selected in ESPN drafts, so you can get the best value possible.

Schedule grid
Plan ahead for your head-to-head playoffs, so you draft players who have quality schedules and avoid those who play fewer games down the stretch.

Analytics glossary
Wondering what things such as eFG%, pace, usage rate and CARMELO mean? Seth Walder explains each notable NBA advanced analytics term so you can make the most of them in fantasy.