Giannis Antetokounmpo has very different fantasy values depending on your format. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
The 2023-24 NBA season is right around the corner, and it’s time to start prepping for your fantasy basketball drafts! It’s never too early to get a jump on your competition and to help you do so, I’ve dropped my positional tiers series — with the power forwards up next.
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Note, not every player will have analysis when listed in the tiers below. Players with multi-position eligibility will only show up in the positional tier story they have or are projected to get the most minutes at.
Tier 1: The Elite PFs
1) Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns
2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
KD and Giannis are first-rounders, with KD being the preferred option in category leagues. Keep in mind that Giannis is more valuable in points leagues where his struggles from the free-throw line don’t factor into his scoring.
Tier 2: All-Star caliber
1) Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
2) Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
3) Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
4) Kristaps Porziņģis, Boston Celtics
5) Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
There’s a non-zero chance Siakam gets traded this season, but for now, he’s a consistent top-50 fantasy player who should get more usage with Fred VanVleet in Houston. He’s also a discreet cheat code in Yahoo because he has three positional eligibility (SF/PF/C).
Towns was limited to only 28 games last season due to a calf injury. No matter how clunky the Wolves frontcourt appears, KAT’s going to ball. His 29th ranking in per-game value was the worst of his career, so if that’s his floor, fantasy managers should be confident in KAT’s bounce-back.
The hype is real for Wemby. He’s going in the third round of drafts, and some might be bold enough to take him in the second. Like most rookies, I expect him to take some time to adjust to the league, but there’s too much potential for him not to be drafted early.
A top-40 finish is in sight for Evan Mobley. He was 52nd in per-game value in his second season, improving…
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Publish date : 2023-09-21 17:37:47
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