Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy basketball drafts this month. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions.
*I made slight adjustments to the order so that each team filled in all its starters (PG, SG, G, SG, SF, PF, F, C, UTIL, UTIL) before adding bench players.
This is the 3rd Mock we have done (Yahoo, ESPN), and each time Steph Curry has moved up 1 spot in the 1st round, this time up to the #2 slot! Anthony Davis falls to the 6th pick, his lowest ADP.
Team 10 was the only team to go with back-to-back Centers (Cousins/Howard) and Team 9 was the lone PG/PG (Westbrook/Lillard). 4 teams started their drafts with a PG/PF combo. It is important to note that ESPN does not list players with multiple position eligibility.
Team 2 (Curry/Bryant/MCW), Team 3 (Paul/DeRozan/Dragic) and Team 4 (Harden/Lawson/Wade) started their drafts with 3 guards. Team 1 (LBJ/Drummond/Milsap) and Team 11 (Melo/Big Al/M. Gasol) stated their draft with no guards.
Team 6 went high risk, high reward with 3 straight picks, all points guards. Between Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, and Deron Williams, they MIGHT get 82 games played....total! Again, Jabari Parker is the first rookie taken and in the 4th round. Don't be that guy!
Rounds 5 & 6
Team 3 doubled up on Centers with Jordan & Gortat. Team 4 grabbed Brook Lopez in the 6th. They will be looking for help via waivers/free agency with an injury prone player like that!
Round 7 & 8
Team 1 finally drafted their first guard, Jeremy Lin and followed up with George Hill in the 8th. Team 2 grabbed their starting C in Nerlens Noel at the end of the 8th. Nerlens Noel went in the 4th round of the Yahoo Mock at the beginning of October, fell to the 6th round in last weeks ESPN Mock, and now down to the 8th round in CBS. This is where you should draft him, if you want him.
Rounds 9 & 10
Some nice sleeper picks can be found in the 9th in players like Jimmy Butler, Evan Turner and Terrance Ross. The 10th round features some players with new roles like Tristan Thompson, Kevin Martin and Reggie Jackson.
Round 11 & 12
Make sure you take the best player available when filling in your bench, as well as finding that one player who can boost a specific category that you find you will be weak in. Plenty of 3 point shooters late in drafts with guys like J.J. Redick and Tim Hardaway JR.
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4||Team 5||Team 6|
|LeBron James, SF, CLE||Stephen Curry, PG, GS||Chris Paul, PG, LAC||James Harden, SG, HOU||Kevin Durant, SF, OKC||Anthony Davis, PF, NO|
|Andre Drummond, C, DET||Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL||DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR||Ty Lawson, PG, DEN||Chris Bosh, C, MIA||Derrick Rose, PG, CHI|
|Paul Millsap, PF, ATL||Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI||Goran Dragic, SG, PHO||Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA||Kemba Walker, PG, CHA||Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS|
|David Lee, PF, GS||Tony Parker, PG, SA||Jabari Parker, SF, MIL||Jeff Teague, PG, ATL||Chandler Parsons, SF, DAL||Deron Williams, PG, BKN|
|Nicolas Batum, SF, POR||Josh Smith, SF, DET||DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC||Eric Bledsoe, PG, PHO||Greg Monroe, PF, DET||David West, PF, IND|
|Luol Deng, SF, MIA||Andrew Wiggins, SG, MIN||Marcin Gortat, C, WAS||Brook Lopez, C, BKN||Tyreke Evans, SG, NO||Bradley Beal, SG, WAS|
|Jeremy Lin, PG, LAL||Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU||Trey Burke, PG, UTA||Joe Johnson, SF, BKN||Brandon Knight, SG, MIL||Jared Sullinger, C, BOS|
|George Hill, PG, IND||Nerlens Noel, C, PHI||Tobias Harris, SF, ORL||Ryan Anderson, PF, NO||Jose Calderon, PG, NY||Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR|
|Jimmy Butler, SG, CHI||Carlos Boozer, PF, LAL||Julius Randle, PF, LAL||Nene, PF, WAS||Isaiah Thomas, PG, PHO||Paul Pierce, SF, WAS|
|Jordan Hill, PF, LAL||Kyle Korver, SG, ATL||Patrick Beverley, PG, HOU||Anderson Varejao, C, CLE||Tony Wroten, PG, PHI||Tristan Thompson, PF, CLE|
|J.J. Redick, SG, LAC||Andrew Bogut, C, GS||Tyson Chandler, C, DAL||Amir Johnson, PF, TOR||Jameer Nelson, PG, DAL||Aaron Gordon, PF, ORL|
|O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL||Gerald Green, SG, PHO||Jarrett Jack, SG, BKN||Amar'e Stoudemire, PF, NY||Miles Plumlee, C, PHO||Ramon Sessions, PG, SAC|
Which team would you like to walk away from your draft with?
ADP via CBS