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NBA Draft Kit: Out-of-Position Stats

Josh Lloyd

Josh Lloyd

Josh writes about fantasy basketball for RotoWire as well as the site he founded, He also is the host of the Red Rock Fantasy Basketball Podcast and loves analysing trends to help fantasy players in seasonal and daily fantasy leagues.

When approaching a fantasy basketball draft, you know you need two things stats from big men and stats from guards. You have to get production out of every position slot, and you can legitimately get production out of every position.

That's one of the beauties of playing fantasy hoops. The categories are split nicely so that all players, no matter what position they play, can contribute to your team's fortunes. It's not like fantasy football where your quarterback and running backs do most of the work.

Guards, in general, will give your team three-pointers, assists, steals, and a positive contribution to your team's free throw percentage. Big men add to your rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage, and a positive impact in turnovers. The only category that isn't overtly unique to a position is points.

The small forward position is the odd man out in defining a position that provides unique production, as small forwards tend to be able to contribute

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