Have you ever faced a head-to-head matchup against a team with only two point guards, with your loaded roster of Chris Paul
, Brandon Jennings
, Kemba Walker
and Greivis Vasquez
, only to end the week with a loss in the assists column? Or could it be that your rotisserie team with that same group of players came up second overall because a certain team full of pesky big men somehow took the lead in steals?
When we think of certain positions, we often align expected performances with a traditional set of stats. Guards are usually associated with assists, steals and three-pointers made, whereas power forwards and centers are usually associated with rebounds and blocks. Small forwards on the other hand are usually more versatile, and so we don't always limit their categorical associations. While this is usually the standard due to the nature of the game, some players break the mode and put up numbers in categories their positions aren't normally associated with. These players provide unconventional contributions that help fantasy teams "sneak by" their opponents in accumulating stats uncommon to others in their position.
Note that multi-positional players like Paul George (SG/SF) and LeBron James (SF/PF) are included in "guard" and "power forward and center" categories respectively. All stats are based on the 2012-13 regular season.
Assists (Power Forwards and Centers)
Steals (Power Forwards and Centers)
Three-Pointers Made (Power Forwards and Centers)