Somehow, we’re already halfway through the NBA season. You know your team(s). The only major unknowns left are who else will get hurt, who will get shut down, and who will get a big value increase due to those injuries and the shutting down of said teammates. Aside from trying to grab some young guys that might get some extra run down the stretch, what else can you do to increase your odds of winning at this point? Well, staying active and streaming hot players will work wonders. But beyond that, I suggest checking out your team’s standing in each of what I’ll call the forgotten stats. Even the most astute fantasy player is going to be drawn to points, rebounds, assists, and threes out of habit and because of the way that we’re most often presented with stats.

I’m going to update you on the leaders in the boring and unsexy categories of field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals, and blocks (in addition to FG% + FT% and steals + blocks). I’m sure some of you might be much more focused on the % categories than I just mentioned, but I think most players treat them as an afterthought. So, since others are more likely to ignore these forgotten stats, take advantage of that and focus on them if you can stand to gain points there. I think you’ll find that these categories are often led by some lesser names that can be had more cheaply than the points/rebounds/assists stars. Many are even available in most leagues.

Here are your most effective players in order of Basketball Monster’s per-game values (percentages are weighted) by category or combined categories through 1/9.

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  1. Clint Capela
  2. LeBron James
  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  4. Steven Adams
  5. Anthony Davis
  6. DeAndre Jordan
  7. Enes Kanter
  8. Dewayne Dedmon
  9. Rudy Gobert
  10. Karl-Anthony Towns
  11. John Collins
  12. John Henson
  13. Taj Gibson
  14. David West
  15. Greg Monroe
  16. Larry Nance Jr.
  17. Hassan Whiteside
  18. E’Twaun Moore
  19. Derrick Favors
  20. Jordan Bell
  21. Andre Drummond
  22. Domantas Sabonis
  23. Jonas Valanciunas
  24. Kyle O’Quinn


  1. Stephen Curry
  2. Damian Lillard
  3. James Harden
  4. Lou Williams
  5. Danilo Gallinari
  6. Kevin Durant
  7. Jimmy Butler
  8. Isaiah Canaan
  9. J.J. Redick
  10. Devin Booker
  11. Chris Paul
  12. Kevin Love
  13. Khris Middleton
  14. Kyrie Irving
  15. Jamal Murray
  16. Courtney Lee
  17. Marco Belinelli
  18. Nikola Jokic
  19. Kyle Lowry
  20. Evan Fournier
  21. Kristaps Porzingis
  22. Dennis Schroder
  23. Ricky Rubio
  24. C.J. McCollum
  25. Delon Wright
  26. Darren Collison
  27. Jeremy Lamb

Now, those of you fighting for points in % categories no doubt are aware that the players that help you most in one often hurt you just as much in the other. So, here are your best players for both % categories combined.


  1. Stephen Curry
  2. Anthony Davis
  3. Enes Kanter
  4. Kevin Durant
  5. LeBron James
  6. Karl-Anthony Towns
  7. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  8. Jimmy Butler
  9. James Harden
  10. Jonas Valanciunas
  11. Kyrie Irving
  12. Nikola Jokic
  13. Gerald Green
  14. Steven Adams
  15. LaMarcus Aldridge
  16. Taj Gibson
  17. Dewayne Dedmon
  18. Lou Williams
  19. Delon Wright
  20. Kevin Love
  21. David West


  1. Paul George
  2. Eric Bledsoe
  3. Russell Westbrook
  4. Kris Dunn
  5. Jimmy Butler
  6. Ben Simmons
  7. Victor Oladipo
  8. Chris Paul
  9. Kent Bazemore
  10. Gary Harris
  11. James Harden
  12. Robert Covington
  13. Kawhi Leonard
  14. LeBron James
  15. Stephen Curry
  16. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  17. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  18. Thaddeus Young
  19. Ricky Rubio
  20. Otto Porter
  21. Trevor Ariza


  1. Rudy Gobert
  2. Kevin Durant
  3. Myles Turner
  4. Kristaps Porzingis
  5. Anthony Davis
  6. Joel Embiid
  7. Clint Capela
  8. Serge Ibaka
  9. Marc Gasol
  10. Karl-Anthony Towns
  11. Hassan Whiteside
  12. DeMarcus Cousins
  13. John Henson
  14. Brook Lopez
  15. Draymond Green
  16. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  17. Paul Millsap
  18. Andre Drummond
  19. Jordan Bell
  20. John Collins
  21. Nikola Vucevic
  22. LaMarcus Aldridge
  23. Danny Green


  1. Anthony Davis
  2. DeMarcus Cousins
  3. Paul George
  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  5. Victor Oladipo
  6. Kevin Durant
  7. Ben Simmons
  8. Kawhi Leonard
  9. LeBron James
  10. Draymond Green
  11. Eric Bledsoe
  12. Rudy Gobert
  13. Andre Drummond
  14. Kristaps Porzingis
  15. Kent Bazemore
  16. Myles Turner
  17. Robert Covington
  18. Joel Embiid
  19. Kris Dunn
  20. James Harden
  21. Lonzo Ball


This week’s classic fantasy line:

2/23/1990: As a rookie, David Robinson, put up a pretty great line related to the four categories we looked at today:

8/13 FG, 8/9 FT, 3 STL, 12 BLK