Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet: Top 100

by Justin "Fensty" Fensterman on October 30, 2012 @ 17:28:12 PDT


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Rank Pos Player Name Team Fantasy Tip
76 G Rodney Stuckey (SLP) DET Stuckey is a strict scorer, and will score around 15 points per game while shooting well over 40 percent. I like Stuckey's game very much and think of him as a fantasy sleeper due to lack of consistent scoring options in Detroit.
77 G Jarrett Jack GSW With Monta Ellis gone, Jack becomes a starter on the Warriors and he is coming off of a season in which he averaged career highs in points, assists and rebounds. He averaged over six assists last season and I expect him to start alongside Stephon Curry in the back court; with Curry being a strict shooter, expect Jack's assists to further increase.
78 G Wes Matthews POR The Blazers had a lot of guards last season and Matthews was still able to step up and stand out. He is a very solid scorer who will minorly pad your other stats as well throughout the week, such as rebounds and shooting percentage. He was one of the biggest fantasy surprises last season and will be relied on as a second scoring option on the Blazers this year behind LaMarcus Aldridge.
79 G Paul George IND George improved his scoring in his second year in the league. He showed that, as a guard, he is very aggressive and can help on the rebounding front; he averaged nearly six per game. He will continue to develop as there are a lot of positives about him.
80 C Brook Lopez BKN Lopez is coming off an injury-ridden season but showed he was able to score. For some reason his seven-foot-plus stature was unable to grab rebounds, which does concern me. Lopez is a good fantasy option as a third center, but he will need to prove himself in a new offense in Brooklyn this season.
81 F Michael Beasley (SLP) PHX Beasley is going to be a big impact player on Phoenix as he will be one of the top scoring options and is a good combo-forward option. He will grab you six to eight rebounds per game while scoring double digit figures.
82 C Zaza Pachulia ATL Pachulia will get you a ton of rebounds. Do not draft him for scoring. He will also block a few shots and is a great option off of your bench.
83 G Derrick Rose (INJ) CHI Rose is not expected to be back until January (the earliest), but when you feel the value is right and you have enough guards, draft and stash him as he could give you the push you need late to win.
84 G Ricky Rubio (INJ) MIN Rubio is expected to return in December. When he does, your assist total will skyrocket. Rubio lived up to the hype last season before tearing his ACL. Draft and stash.
85 C Anderson Verejao (SLP) CLE Verejao was out most of last season, but when he is in he is just as effective as Nene'. He will grab a ton of rebounds and his aggresiveness makes him a sound fantasy option, especially on a very young Cleveland team. I can see Verejao averaging up to 10 rebounds per game if he stays healthy. He will provide veteran leadership on the Cavs.
86 C Emeka Okafor WAS Okafor, when healthy, is a double-double machine and can be a big fantasy impact player. The problem is that he has not been healthy, but now he is on a new team and will not need to make too big of an offensive impact. If you draft him, have rebounds on your mind because that is what he will give you.
87 F Al Harrington DEN If you need a combo forward who can score over 20 points a game, the veteran Harrington is your guy. He would be a great utility option for your team and will help improve your field goal and three-point field goal percentage.
88 G Jameer Nelson ORL Nelson is a point guard for a team that lacks an identity. He is still a good back-up option because he will dish the ball out over five times per game and score double digit figures without killing your field goal percentage.
89 C Andrew Bogut (INJ) GSW Bogut is coming off of a badly injured ankle, but when in, has proven in the past that he can grab many rebounds and block shots. He has suffered from injuries over the last few seasons so draft with caution. He is currently just getting back on the court and is still on target to start the season active. The Warriors are being cautious with him.
90 F Antawn Jamison LAL I trust in Steve Nash because he has a way of making players around him better and even though Jamison has proven himself for many years, his age does intimidate people. He can be trusted, and he will score 12-15 points per game and grab rebounds.
91 G Raymond Felton NYK Felton gets a second chance in N.Y. He has a lot of options to play with and a good veteran to help him through struggles. I see Felton's assists total improving from last season and he will certainly be playing more minutes, as he will be starting for the Knicks.
92 G Jeff Teague ATL Teague was a major assist leader last season, and I am a little skeptical because there are a ton of guards in Atlanta. As long as he keeps his starting role, I see his stats staying pretty much the same as last season, which makes him a great guard option.
93 G Andre Miller DEN With Ty Lawson running things, you would not think there would be enough time for Miller, but he proved otherwise. He has once again shown why he is a valuable fantasy option. He is a great bench option for your team who can provide five to seven assists.
94 G Goran Dragic (SLP) PHX Dragic has a ton of speed and will be taking over for Steve Nash and stole the ball at least once per game. He can score you 10 points a game and will help out in the assists category as well.
95 C Spencer Hawes PHI Hawes has had injury issues over the last two seasons and, with Andrew Bynum around, his playing time might decrease a little. He is the kind of player who will grab eight rebounds quickly and then do nothing the rest of the game. He is another good bench option capable of stat padding.
96 G Kemba Walker CHA Walker had a decent rookie season on a team lacking organization. He scored nearly 13 a game; grabbed a few rebounds and dished a few assists. I see his growth as an NBA player continuing to develop into a combo-guard role.
97 C Nikola Pekovic MIN Pekovic averaged 26 minutes of playing time a game scoring over 13 a game in the process. He shot well over 50 perent from the field last season. Pekovic will also be able to help grab rebounds, as he grabbed over seven a game.
98 G Austin Rivers NOH The rookie out of Duke is going to have to learn quickly how to play at the pro level, but after seeing the way he shoots and knowing that the Hornets are a completely new team, I think Rivers will make an impact early. He should help in field goal percentage, maybe scoring 10 a game to start.
99 G/F Gordon Hayward UTA Hayward has been refining his game all summer. He has amazing court vision, a good shot and is expected to take on a bigger role on the Jazz this season. He could qualify at both shooting guard and small forward, which increases his value.
100 F/C Nene' (INJ) WAS If healthy, Nene' will be a great asset to the Wizards because he also rebounds and blocks shots. He is also a scorer and a great inside player. Health has been an issue over the last few seasons, draft with caution because he's been dealing with a foot injury.

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About Justin "Fensty" Fensterman

Fensterman covers fantasy basketball for KFFL and joined the team in 2012. He is a Sports Radio Producer on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio channel, the first channel dedicated solely to fantasy sports. An avid fantasy basketball player, Fensty's biggest accomplishment in the fantasy sports world was in 2004 when he had an undefeated season in a Yahoo! Sports Fantasy NBA league and was ranked in the top 30 among all players in the world.

A native from Oyster Bay, NY, Fensty left New York to study Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Fensty has previously worked for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, MTV and News 12: Long Island.

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