2013-2014 Fantasy Basketball Shooting Guard (SG) Draft Rankings
SG Rankings Updated October 11, 2013
James Harden (HOU) – Harden now has Dwight Howard to draw defenses in, so expect a bump up in scoring as Harden fills it up from outside.
Dwyane Wade (MIA) – Wade is getting older, but he should still have one more good year that justifies a top 5 rankings.
Paul George (IND) – George just got a huge contract, but don’t expect the normal dropoff that some athletes experience after getting the big money. George is an across the board help in all categories.
Kobe Bryant (LAL) – Not sure when Kobe will return from his achilles injury, but you can bet he’ll still be top 5 worth when he does.
Monta Ellis (DAL) – Ellis can score, and that’s exactly what the Mavericks need from him. Expect big scoring and threes, but his assists might not be up to par with Jose Calderon at PG.
J.R. Smith (NYK) – Smith had a breakout year in 2012-13 and I expect that to continue. He’s got a five game suspension to start the season, but the Knicks will need every minute they can get from him when he returns.
Andre Iguodala (GSW) – Iguodala is running in a high paced offense that suits his skill set. Expect a big fantasy year from him.
Evan Turner (PHI) – I’m not a huge Turner fan and if he was on any other team there’s no way he’d be ranked this high. The Sixers just don’t have anyone to put points on the board and the scoring sort of falls to Turner by default. Turner is one of those guys who is a lot better in fantasy than in real life.
DeMar DeRozan (TOR) – The Raptors should be much improved this season and although DeRozan is fairly one dimensional, that one dimension is pretty good in a shallow SG pool.
Klay Thompson (GSW) – I love Thompson’s offensive ability, but will he get the same number of opportunities this season with Andre Iguodala around?
Gerald Henderson (CHA) – Henderson is one of my favorite breakout targets this season and a great mid/late round grab who has been sneaking under the radar the last season or so.
Eric Gordon (NOR) – The only thing holding Gordon down in the rankings is his health. If he comes in this season at 100%, then he’ll be moving up the board.
OJ Mayo (MIL) – Mayo actually had a pretty solid season in Dallas, but he’s on the move again and could find himself in a fairly attractive situation in Milwaukee where they will need all the offense he can give them.
Joe Johnson (BRK) – Johnson is on the down side of his career and the arrival of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett might mean even less touches for Joe this year.
Wesley Matthews (POR) - Matthews is a solid all around player who helps you in just about every category.
Bradley Beal (WAS) – Beal has been derailed by injuries, but he could come in healthy this year and show the skills that made him such a coveted draft pick. A healthy John Wall should also improve Beal’s shooting opportunities.
Dion Waiters (CLE) – Waiters will be running alongside a healthy Kyrie Irving, which should really help his spot up game.