2013-2014 Fantasy Basketball Small Forward (SF) Draft Rankings
SF Rankings Updated October 14, 2013
LeBron James (MIA) – The agument between most fantasy players is who goes first overall, James or Durant. Give me James and his assist numbers over Durant any day. With LeBron’s 7+ assists a game I can go cheap on a PG and then spend bigger at another position.
Kevin Durant (OKC) – If you aren’t first you’re last. Durant is the easy number two choice on the SF board.
Carmelo Anthony (NYK) – Melo is the consolation prize for those who miss out on James or Durant. After Anthony, it’s a long way down to number four.
Nicholas Batum (POR) – Batum is a bit underrated, but I’ll take his across the board stats at the SF position any day. His 4.9 assists per game were second only to LeBron at the SF spot.
Paul Pierce (BRK) – How much does Pierce have left in the tank? I think he’s got one more good year and a big desire to try and grab another ring.
Rudy Gay (TOR) – Gay is one of the most consistent players out there, which can sometimes be fantasy gold in itself. He had corrective surgery in the offseason, so maybe that even gives him a little room for upside.
Thaddeus Young (PHI) – Young will probably qualify at PF and SF. He’s about the only good thing left in Philly and I’d expect that he tries to put the team on his back and do it all, which is exactly what fantasy owners are paying for.
Luol Deng (CHI) – Maybe having Derrick Rose back will help Deng keep things going. The Bulls really need to cut his minutes down though or risk getting him hurt.
Jeff Green (BOS) – This is supposed to be Green’s breakout season, but everyone knows that and you’ll likely have to spend more on him than than you should. While I think he has a good season, it may justify his price tag on draft day.
Kawhi Leonard (SAS) – Popovich likes him and that’s good enough for me.
Shawn Marion (DAL) – He’s nothing fancy, but at least he’ll get you 12 and 7 with a couple of assists and a steal.
Chandler Parsons (HOU) – It’s going to be a fun year in Houston and Parsons should get a ton of outside looks with Dwight Howard drawing defenses in.
Andrei Kirilenko (BRK) – Kirilenko scares me a little this season as a health risk, but if he can stay healthy he’ll get plenty of minutes backing up the aging Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Wilson Chandler (DEN) – You will probably find Chandler mostly qualifying at SG, but it’s possible some teams have him at SF, which is a great deal if you can get it.