Sun Tzu, the Chinese general, military strategist, philosopher, and author of the Art of War wrote: “what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge.” Before undertaking any endeavor in life, knowing and understanding the landscape provides a tremendous advantage for those who put in the time to obtain the information. Every fantasy basketball site has their own rankings and projections. As a result, there will be opporunities to exploit depending on which draft room you are situated in. If you know the landscape before entering the fray, you will have an advantage come draft day. Below, I’ve made a Google sheet that compares my rankings to those at ESPN, Yahoo, and Fantrax. This should give a basic lay of the fantasy landscape.

For insight into how I derived my projections and rankings, click HERE. For ESPN, I used the Sortable 2020 Projections page. I’m not playing in any ESPN leagues. For Yahoo and Fantrax, I used the Player List Rankings page from the leagues I’m in.

If you want to sort the sheet and/or search for players easier, click HERE to make a copy of the sheet.

 

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Ghita
Ghita
3 years ago

Wow, Kemba is at 52 on ESPN. Definitely there will be leagues where Kemba will be a big time steal.
As always, is a pleasure reading your articles.
Ghita

Renz
Renz
3 years ago

Hi Son,

Haven’t been here in the longest time! Man, time flies so fast because I have been busy with work and business that I was not able to research and prepare enough for this year’s fantasy. Good thing is with your sortable rankings, I somehow managed to have an overlook of the player’s stat for the upcoming season. Here’s my team looks like and let me know your thoughts.

16-man h2h

G: Damian Lillard, Buddy Hield, Jeff Teague, D.J. Augustin, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Patrick Beverley
F: Thaddeus Young, Rudy Gay, James Johnson
C: Andre Drummond, Brook Lopez, Thomas Bryant, Dwight Powell

BIG HELP, REALLY! Hats off to you my friend!

Renz
Renz
3 years ago
Reply to  Renz

I am 9th pick on this league and I think Lillard is steal for me! On the other hand, I am 5th on the other league and hopeful to snatch Jokic! Would you think Gobert is a good pair to him?

Renz
Renz
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Man, KAT was still available on 5th pick so I did not hesitate to get him off the board and paired him with Trae. Another highlight of this league is that I managed to get K. Love at 5th round! What a steaaaaaaaaaaal! Anyway, here is how my squad looks like.

G: Trae Young, Khris Middleton, Delon Wright, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Landry Shamet, Kevin Huerter
F: Kevin Love, Kelly Oubre Jr., Miles Bridges,
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Bam Adebayo, Dwight Powell, Jakob Poeltl

Quite light on AST, but I think I am solid overall esp 3’S, FG & FT%, PTS, REBS. Better than the first squad I drafted, I guess lol.

Renz
Renz
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Thanks my man! Kudos the only son ha!

Best of luck to you as well!

slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

hey boss

what side do you like in a keeper/dynasty

Durant, Lebron, Middleton or Trae young and Porzingis

is it even close?

thanks

We The North
We The North
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

I’d strongly consider the KD/LBJ side – there’s so much value there. You could win your league the next two years with that trio + whoever else is on your roster. Trae and Porzy are sexy and will be better in 5-years when the other trio are gone – but for me, winning today is more important than having the better players for later.

Moshe
Moshe
3 years ago

great stuff Son. tho some ranks jumps weird to me. You place Al Horford 22 while Yahoo puts him on 60 (they updated their ranking) and ESPN place him at 68. any reason to be so different? while the projected numbers are almost the same

Max
Max
3 years ago

Hey, man. Good stuff as always. So it is almost time for my leagues draft and would like to hear your opinion on something. So I am last in draft order in 10team 9cat h2h draft (meaning 10th and 11th picks). I had numerous mock draft, did a lit of thinki could not decide who to pair with those two pick. Options should be: kemba, drummond, embiid, gobert, kawhi, pg, vuce, beal. What would you pair, and why? What you will punt with your chosen pair?

Max
Max
3 years ago

Personally i thought about few choices: 1)kemba + gobert /embid 2)kemba + beal 3) embid + kawhi. First one i like because of balance, and i dont need to punt anything right away. But problem with gobert is that he is weak in points and ft. So automattically i need find good scorers around him to not punt points. If i go with second case (beal + kemba) i can build punt fg build, add somes firepower early and some shot blockers later(a lot good centers in late rounds). 3rd case is most intresting for me. Embiid and kawhi are top dogs, so if they can be unleashed, it would be best pair. But it is so risky. Uhh so hard:D what u think?

Max
Max
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

Hey man, so my draft just finished. Beal and Kemba was of the table early, thats why I went big for my first picks. End up with this squad:

G: Sga, Sato, Rubio, Garland, Brogdon,
F: PGeorge, Oubre, Isaac, Bojan Bogdanovic, Draymond,
C: Gobert, Embiid, MRob

What u think?

10team 9cat h2h

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
3 years ago

For keeper league I have few choices as my last keeper: Ben Simmons, Trae Young, Miles Turner or Luka Doncic. This is a standard scoring 9 cat H2H Yahoo keep forever league. Any thoughts on who I should choose?

steven
steven
3 years ago
Reply to  Son

H2h Points keeper league. Covington or Ball?
Morant or RJ long term?

Thanks

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Question: What is the difference between these rankings and these ones: https://basketball.razzball.com/fantasy-basketball-top-155-roto-projections-for-2019

For example, in this Kemba is 9 but in the top 155 he is 15. Which one should I use for my draft tonight? Thanks!