The 2013-2014 fantasy basketball draft season is upon us, and RotoBaller Tyler Petagine wants to make sure that you are completely prepared! Find his Top 30 Centers rankings below, and be sure to check out his Top 50 Guards and Top 50 Forwards, as well as Lou Cappetta's Top 150 Overall Part 1 and Part 2. Good luck selecting your team!
*Rankings are designed for Head-to-Head 8 category/non-turnover leagues. If you have any questions or comments regarding the rankings, feel free to post your thoughts below. Feedback is much appreciated!
Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 50 Centers:
- Kevin Love-- 20-15 upside with three-point shooting ability. What's not to love? --hasn't been healthy for quite a while, but when he plays…fantasy monster!
- Serge Ibaka-- Blocks, blocks, blocks, and more blocks. He's going to build a city soon if he keeps this up-- oh, and by the way, his jump-shot has improved.
- Marc Gasol-- i.m.o., the most dominant "true" center. It's amazing how overvalued p.p.g. can be-- he's proven you can still be a superstar with a modest 14.1 average.
- Al Horford-- Lacks upside in scoring, but has the well-roundedness to make up for it-- was top-12 amongst centers in the three main offensive cats.
- Anthony Davis-- Improved his strength during the offseason, however, durability questions still remain-- but I'm buying the K.G. comparisons.
- LaMarcus Aldridge-- Hip issues and trade rumors are serious concerns-- Portland is preparing for his departure; playing on a new team brings uncertainty.
- Dwight Howard-- Only 17.1 p.p.g. and 49.2 % at the line? I'm sure he can do better than that and think he will-- expect a bounce-back year for "Rocketman."
- Al Jefferson-- Big Al. We all know he's big (and talented), but so was Shaquille O'neal. So I'll take the honors in creating a new nickname-- Garfield…fail!
- Nikola Vucevic-- 13-11 at age 21 years old is quite impressive-- after only averaging 5.5 points in rookie season, he's quickly become the real deal.
- David Lee-- There's a war out there! General Lee can lead your troops to victory, believe me. Just make sure you complement him with shot-blockers.
- Joakim Noah-- Has had preseason injury woes, but why should we care?-- he's tough as nails and will be extra motivated with Rose's return.
- Larry Sanders-- Ibaka's "Mini-Me." Hopefully more offensive production will go along with those hefty block totals-- yeah baby!
- Pau Gasol-- Will be given a long leash under Coach D'Antoni-- with the amount of youthfulness present and Kobe sidelined, he's the star of the team.
- Chris Bosh-- Saying he appeared "gimpy" in the playoffs is an understatement. He'll look to redeem himself after his having worst statistical year since 2005.
- Tim Duncan-- At 37 years old, he's still a beast in the paint-- but it's hard to imagine this: Coach Pop not resting him for a substantial amount of games.
- Jonas Valanciunas-- You might be surprised of this ranking, but don't…I now give you my ultimate breakout candidate-- if he plays 30 plus minutes, watch out!
- Brook Lopez-- One of the most gifted centers offensively-- the KG, Pierce, and Terry additions should only strengthen his value.
- Roy Hibbert-- Displayed defensive brilliance in last year's playoffs-- however, his offensive game still has a lot to be desired.
- DeMarcus Cousins-- Could possibly be the Reggie Bush of the NBA. Tons of talent, but hasn't maximized his potential-- Maybe he'll prove me wrong.
- Enes Kanter-- Will look to fill the void left by Jeff and Mills-- his team may be terrible, but his stat-line will be far from it.
- Ryan Anderson-- That's two straight years with a top-5 three-pointers made finish-- not many owners will be sleeping on him this time around.
- Tyson Chandler-- Melo, J.R., Felton, Bargnani, Udrih, etc-- you get the picture? He doesn't have to score, but he'll do the dirty work.
- Andre Drummond-- A.D. has a strong case of B.O.-- and by that I mean two words: breakout potential-- yes i said it…even playing along side an all-star.
- Derrick Favors-- The Favors/Kanter era has begun. I expect Fav to become an elite/lockdown defender in the post. Talk to the hand!
- Zach Randolph-- May see a reduced role in a crowded frontcourt-- but barring injury or trade, he'll still be highly productive and efficient.
- Nikola Pekovic-- Offensive number's should take a hit with Love's return-- even so, double-double territory isn't too far out of reach.
- Robin Lopez-- The "defensive minded" Lopez is in a sneaky-good situation-- finally on a competitive team, he's yet to prove himself…here's a hint: stay awake!
- Greg Monroe-- With J-Smoove being brought in, he's longer the "go-to" guy-- but he still has double-double prowess.
- Spencer Hawes-- Placed top-10 amongst centers in three-pointers made. Philly will be trailing in most of their games…and by a lot-- exactly when 3's are needed most.
- Marcin Gortat-- Trade rumors are swirling. Being the "last man standing" isn't necessarily a bad thing-- he'll be motivated to earn his bread…contract year ahead.