2013 Fantasy Basketball: Center Report

By Adam McGill
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The 2013 fantasy basketball season is just about underway and it is the perfect time to start going over each position. So before drafting this season, make sure to check out my positional ranking report. Here is the final report on centers.

Average Draft Position (According To ESPN):

1. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies – 17.6

2. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets – 21.9

3. Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats – 25.9

4. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls – 27.3

5. Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks – 27.5

6. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans – 29.4

7. Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks – 38.7

8. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings – 41.1

9. Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets – 43.6

10. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic – 45.8


Top 5 Sleepers:

1. Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers

2. Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

3. DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

4. Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers


Top 5 Busts:

1. Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks

2.  Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors

3. Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons

4. Omer Asik, Houston Rockets

5. JaVale McGee, Denver Nuggets


Dwight Howard Will Be Dwight Howard This Season

After one miserable season with the Los Angeles Lakers, many fantasy owners were about to give up Howard. However, D12 still led the entire league with 12.4 rebounds per game, despite his disappointing season. He is much happier with the Houston Rockets and a rebound season is almost guaranteed for Superman.


Don’t Forget About Flex Centers

Most centers in fantasy nowadays are also eligible at the power forward position, and vice versa, so there isn’t a real need to reach for a true center anymore. You can probably load up on power forwards and still have someone to play in the center spot on a nightly basis.


Related Articles:

2013 Fantasy Basketball: Small Forward Report

2013 Fantasy Basketball: Shooting Guard Report

2013 Fantasy Basketball: Point Guard Report

2013 Fantasy Basketball: Power Forward Report



Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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