2011-2012 NBA Fantasy Basketball Power Forward Draft Rankings

Below are the initial 2011-2012 NBA Fantasy Basketball Power Forward draft rankings for all 30 teams.  I have placed a copy of the rankings under the 2011-2012 Draft Rankings Tab at the top of the homepage for easy access as drafts approach.  Check back Friday for complete Center rankings.

Other 2011-2012 Rankings:  PG   SG   SF   PF   C




Tier 1 – The 2011-2012Fantasy Basketball All-Stars

1 Amare Stoudemire (NYK) – Tough choice for the number one spot on the PF board, but I’m going to be a little controversial and go with Stoudemire.  He had the highest Power Forward per/36 scoring last season with 24.7 points/36.  I also like to get blocks from my big men and Stoudemire at 1.9 blocks per game was the only guy in the all-star tier to help in that category.  Amare’s 2010 stats:  25.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.9 BLKG, 2.6 APG.   He’s also got the highest career FG% of the all-star tier at 53.7% and his FT% is still a respectable 76.2%.

2 Kevin Love (MIN) – The ranking of the all-star tier really depends on how you want to build your fantasy team.  If you like to build around rebounds, then Love has to be your guy with 15.2 rebounds per game.  It’s almost like having an extra rebounder on your fantasy team, which is pretty nice in weekly head to head leagues.  He’s also got a unique talent of putting up nearly 3 three pointers per game.  He’s supposedly dropped some weight which could make him quicker.  Love’s 2010 stats:  20.2 PPG, 15.2 RPG, 2.5 APG. 

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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers (9/4/10)

Cleveland is a very difficult fantasy writeup this season.  LeBron James is no longer running the show, so now a few second tier fantasy guys are going to have to step up.  The Cavs have a new head coach in Byron Scott and I believe their offensive philosophy is going to evolve into a more uptempo game, which should produce a few fantasy plays.  Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison are the obvious fantasy values, but J.J. Hickson and Ramon Sessions could be worthy of some fantasy love too.  Many questions will be answered in camp, so keep an eye on Cleveland and how they rebuild after losing the focal point of their past success.

Projected Depth Chart:
PG – Mo Williams, Ramon Sessions
SG – Anthony Parker, Daniel Gibson
SF – Jamario Moon, Danny Green, Joey Graham
PF – Antawn Jamison, J.J. Hickson, Leon Powe
C – Anderson Varejao, Ryan Hollins
Head Coach – Byron Scott

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Amare Stoudemire’s Fantasy Value with the Knicks

Amare Stoudemire agreed to a 5 year, $100 million contract Monday with the New York Knicks, which will undoubtably alter his upcoming fantasy value for the 2010-2011 season. 

The move from Phoenix to New York is going to work out in one of two ways for Stoudemire’s value:

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