And we finally wrap up our big rankings week with Centers, the big men to carry your Boards-n-Blocks, so if Pete says any of these rankings are dead wrong – he knows what he’s doing!  Just as long as he steers clear of my Jonas Valanciunas love – the Luminescent Lithuanian is my call!  Has been since last year!  Every fantasy site has been stealing it from me!

As mentioned before, all Razzball ranks are broken down by Yahoo position eligibility (view all top 200 here), so there won’t be direct positional crossover to other fantasy sites:

Razzball Basketball

2013-2014 Fantasy C Rankings

(updated Oct. 8)

POS RANKOVERALL RANKPLAYER, POS, TEAMNOTE
16Serge Ibaka, PF/C, OKCI’ll reach, scored 4 more a game, developing deep shot, 57.3 FG% 12-13.  Westbrook injury now has him a key scorer as well, but obviously doesn’t move above the big 5.
29Marc Gasol, C, MEMDoes everything, increased scoring with Gay gone in 2nd half 12-13.
310Kevin Love, PF/C, MEMFirst-round talent, injury downside.
415Al Horford, PF/C, ATLMillsap is more efficient than Josh Smith, love Teague, big year for big Al.
517Al Jefferson, PF/C, CHACharlotte finally has a big, offense will run through him.
621LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, PORWould move 5-6 spots up if guaranteed with POR all year – trade concerns.  A tad gimpy right now.
722Anthony Davis, PF/C, NOHuge second half, lots of scorers coming in a slight concern.
826Joakim Noah, PF/C, CHIInjuries will be concerning, but very big year from Noah in 12-13, Rose = FG% up.
927Larry Sanders, PF/C, MILGM calls him key to the team, contract extention in works, big year ahead.
1031David Lee, PF/C, GSOften underrated, not worried about the hip injury that’s healed up.
1134Pau Gasol, PF/C, LALBye-bye Dwight, hello to old ways.  Or would it be hola?
1235Nikola Vucevic, PF/C, ORLNot only a double-double guy, 2 ast 1 stl 1 blk a game as well.
1336Dwight Howard, C, HOUProbably won’t end up on many of my teams, but upside is obviously still there.
1437Tim Duncan, PF/C, SADream season last year, think he’ll come close to duplicating going for title.
1542Roy Hibbert, C, INDFlashed elite big potential in playoffs, extremely durable.
1643DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, SACStill risky, one of fantasy’s biggest high risk/reward picks yet again.
1746Nikola Pekovic, C, MINAlready great FG% that will go up with Love, dub-dub with stl/blk a night.
1848Jonas Valanciunas, C, TORIf you’ve read me since last year, he’s my #1 sleeper.  Offense to run through him.
1949Chris Bosh, PF/C, MIAUnder-the-radar (at least to me) very productive 12-13 despite dwindling skill set/rebounding.  Some further regression.
2050Derrick Favors, PF/C, UTAThe Jazz have a ton of faith in him, oozes potential/high block total.
2152Brook Lopez, C, BKNLove his game, had him top-20 in May.  Foot injury and big trade limits #s.
2255Greg Monroe, C, DETThink Josh Smith/Jennings actually will help his fantasy value.
2363Ryan Anderson, PF/C, NODespite new faces, don’t think his role/numbers change much.
2467Zach Randolph, PF/C, MEMWhile he’s up there in age, reliability keeps him this valuable to me.
2581Marcin Gortat, C, PHXAnother guy from the Suns that was a semi-bust but still put up #s.
2683Enes Kanter, C, UTABig upside in starting role.
2789JaVale McGee, C, DENObvious upside with more minutes due to Karl firing, Shaqtin a Fool downside too.
2891Carlos Boozer, PF/C, CHIOne of my least favorite players, is actually going a bit underrated in 13-14.
2992Andre Drummond, PF/C, DETSure some upside, but 37.1 FT%?  Really?
3094Andrew Bogut, C, GSSays he’s healthy and expects big minutes, multi-cat performer, always injured…
3198Spencer Hawes, C, PHIHas the 1st half to prove worth until Noel gets minutes, out of position 3s nice.
3299Tyson Chandler, C, NYNot a huge fan, injury prone and a wild card, but value has him crack 100.
33100Amir Johnson, PF/C, TORDespite probably a sub-10 PPG scorer, gave you 1 stl 1.4 blks last year.
34101Cody Zeller, PF/C, CHAA surprise from Summer ball, there’s upside playing next to Jefferson.
35103Chris Kaman, PF/C, LALThrived when he’s gotten starting minutes, will be vastly undervalued.
36104Kevin Garnett, PF/C, BKNKidd says he’ll bench KG on back-to-backs, #s still there last year, down a bit.
37106Anderson Varejao, PF/C, CLEThe unreal rebounds are tough to ignore, but less minutes, Bynum = less value.
38107Kelly Olynyk, C, BOSMinutes and opporunity are there, worth a slight bit of a reach to me.
39111Andrew Bynum, C, CLEDon’t want him, knees hurt again, but still some upside. Yahoo @ 53 = nuts.
40121Tristan Thompson, PF/C, CLELoved him before Bynum/Bennett brought in, Bynum hurt, TT could start.
41131Tiago Splitter, C, SAUnderrated multi-cat year, played 81 games, nice late stat booster.
42135Greg Stiemsma, C, NOGoing to start and get the Robin Lopez role, will block and can board better.
43136↑ Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, NYKApparently gelling well with Melo and Amar’e is still hurt.  Not going to go nuts for him, but upside warrants the slight boost.
44137Nene Hilario, PF/C, WASAdds 3 dimes a game, but up there in age and not a guy I’m drafting earlier.
45140Brandan Wright, PF/C, DALDalembert the de facto starter, but I see Wright getting upper 20 minutes a night.
46145John Henson, PF/C, MILWon’t get boatloads of minutes, but his per/48 is fantastic and can contribute.
47149Omer Asik, C, HOUHuge loss of minutes, Dwight/Asik frontcourt would be worst FT% ever.
48150J.J. Hickson, PF/C, DENBehind Faried and McGee, will still get pretty solid minutes.
49154Robin Lopez, C, PORLooking like he’ll start & could repeat 12-13 which has value even though he blows.
50157↓ Amar’e Stoudemire, PF/C, NYName value probably has him going earlier, not touching him.
51163Samuel Dalembert, C, DALSet to start, won’t play huge minutes but will boost blocks.
52165Luis Scola, PF/C, INDRelegated to the bench, still has efficient scoring upside.
53167DeAndre Jordan, C, LACStrictly a guy for blocks and a handful of boards, the FT% destroys you.
54174Nerlens Noel, PF/C, PHIWill get eased in, always a chance he has big last couple of months.
55176Kosta Koufos, PF/C, MEMWas productive in only 22 minutes/per last year, will get 18-20 and a few boards.
56177Brandon Bass, PF/C, BOSUnclear role with Humphries/Wallace stealing some minutes.
57180Glen Davis, PF/C, ORLHurt, probably misses opener, they’re trying to dump him – 180 from my thoughts in May.
58183Patrick Patterson, PF/C, SACP Pat is stuck in that 3-man PF rotation with Landry/Jason Thompson.
59185Ed Davis, PF/C, MEMRandolph is reliable but old, Davis showed potential with TOR in 1st half of 12-13.
60188Alex Len, C, PHOComing off surgery on both ankles I don’t think he’s good even if Gortat is moved.
61194Greg Oden, C, MIAYeah if someone wants to draft him before here, go ahead.
62198Marressee Speights, PF/C, GSThink he’s a better player than opportunities he’s been given, works into mins.
63199Jermaine O’Neal, C, GSSomehow managed 1.4 blks a game in 12-13 in 18 minutes per.
64200Boris Diaw, PF/C, SAJust so fun to say his name like Rick Flair, he had to be my Mr. Irrelevant!
  1. John says:
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    Marc Gasol was the most used center last year, with the addition of Koufus, do you think Gasol’s production would decrease? What’s your prediction? I know Koufus is very serviceable center and can take some minutes from Marc. And the coach said, Marc could see less minutes. Perhaps 33 MPG? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: I still love Gasol even if he does only get to maybe 34 mins a night, but I don’t see him PT go much below that even with a solid Koufos behind him. 16/8/4.5/1/1.5 night is realistic to me.

      • Kenny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Also his minutes were inflated because the Grizz chose to stick with a starting rotation that was second in the league in MPG together out of all 5-man rotations and they didn’t really choose to treat Ed Davis as a formidable backup Center.

  2. Pete Maravich says:
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    PJ
    I have the 10th draft slot in a 12 team roto/snake draft in an 8 keeper 5 year league.

    Using your list, I was thinking of taking two of ibaka/love/rose with pick 10 and 15. looking at adp. who do you think would be more likely to be available with pick 40: ibaka or Rubio. I feel like I am getting lapped by the teams with the first two picks by taking ibaka in the first round.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete Maravich: More likely? Rubio. But I’d take Ibaka if he was there.

  3. Kenny says:
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    Gasol is much preferable to Ibaka. His assist rate at the Center position is spectacular.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kenny: But Ibaka’s block rate is equally spectacular and I like Ibaka’s improvements offensively.

  4. nemesi says:
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    What do you think of Seraphin?
    Maybe he can start this season, i tkink is very good if play 25-30 minutes…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nemesi: Yeah he’s interesting, kinda depends on what happens with Okafor’s neck. Definitely will have value in deep leagues, but not touching either one in shallower.

  5. okgo says:
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    Never played fantasy Basketball, but I want to get into it. I don’t know what positions are scarce or easy to come by etc.

    Is there a post like Grey’s PEDS or Rudy’s draft advice on here?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @okgo: Welcome to fantasy hoops okgo! I’m newer to the hoops Razzball side as well – started mid season last year – and haven’t done an article like that in my stead. That would be a great idea! I may try to come up with one in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, ask any of your questions on any of our writers’ stuff!

  6. sparky8 says:
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    Where do you move Westbrook to now with the injury? Does Ibaka score a lot more points now?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sparky8: Westbrook is going way way down, I’m not touching him anymore with needing a second operation. I think Ibaka will stay in my first round in about the same spot, and KD is a no-question #1 now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sparky8: No prob I erased one for ya!

  7. Mopo says:
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    Tanking FT strategy – 12×12 auction $200 budget

    Dwight is the obvious top pick at C.
    How much more is Drummond worth in an auction than Javale and DeAndre?
    Are other guys starter material even if tanking FT?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mopo: No one else comes to mind, but I think JaVale and Drummond are fairly comparable, but DeAndre is a good 50% less budget worthy at the least.

  8. Don O. says:
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    Dynasty league trade advice needed! I’m currently negotiating to acquire a $10 Anthony Davis ($200 budget). The other owner is insisting on a package of Larry Sanders, Eric Bledsoe, and Enes Kanter, all $1 players. I’d normally think that might be too much, but my keeper situation is solid with Rose, Wall, Batum and Valanciunas for a combined $19 and we can only keep 5. Keepers stay at the same price for 2 years (first year for all of them in this case), followed by $10 bumps every following year.

    My initial plan was to hold onto Bledsoe and Kanter until after the keeper deadline and bid to reacquire them at auction, but I know given the savvy of my fellow owners that both will go for far more than their listed ESPN auction price (as they should), so it isn’t as if I’ll be able to get them on the cheap. Is it worth acquiring Davis in this situation? I’m leaning towards yes but would love some advice. Thanks a bunch!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don O.: So pretty much it comes down to keeping David over Sanders, which is a definite yes, but is it worth someone else getting Bledsoe and Kanter. While I like those last two guys, as you say you’re not getting them back for the cheap price. I’d do that deal and consolidate the top talent.

  9. Scrappy says:
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    hi JB,

    So based on your comment on Pau Gasol, can i assume you are expecting an uptick on his stat line? If so what kind of stat line are you roughly projecting.

    thanks for the rankings –

    Scrap

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Definitely seeing an uptick. I think last year was just all sorts of confusing with Dwight in there and the Lakers figuring out how to play those two bigs. I think he’ll be closer to 2011-12 than last year, something along the lines of 17/10/4/0.5/1.5

      • Scrappy says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        i feel that JB – that would be sweet and I would say definitely obtainable.has Pau been working his can off during the offseason to get ready?

        you seem to read a lot about what these guys do in the off season and I appreciate it because i really dont follow during that time.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scrappy: Yeah he sat out EuroBasket even though he could’ve suited up if he had to play in order to get his knees healthy. Played in the preseason already and looks primed for a big role in the offense.

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