Draft kit: Rankings, mock drafts, sleepers, projections and analysis

Draft kit: Rankings, mock drafts, sleepers, projections and analysis

Whether you are dipping your toes into fantasy basketball for the first time or are a longtime fantasy hoops veteran, the 2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Basketball draft kit has everything you need to crush your drafts. From rankings and profiles to sleepers and breakouts, we have everything you need in one place.

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Top draft trends, strategies for 2022-23
Our fantasy basketball experts give their takeaways about draft strategy ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Top fantasy takeaways from the preseason
Our fantasy basketball experts discuss their key takeaways and highlights from the NBA preseason. The young Rockets roster has opened a lot of eyes.

Bold predictions for the 2022-23 NBA season
Our fantasy basketball experts discuss their boldest predictions for this season.

Players who can make or break your draft
Which players are the most risky and which ones are the most rewarding in fantasy basketball drafts. Eric Moody identifies his top 10.

Breaking down the best deep sleepers in drafts
Jim McCormick highlights some of the lesser-known players that are worth a look in your fantasy basketball draft.

Andre Snellings’ Ultimate Draft Board
Andre Snellings analyzes the numbers and highlights the best places to draft key players during your fantasy basketball draft.

Top category specialists
Do you need a specialist to help with a particular category in your fantasy basketball league’s roster? Eric Moody recommends these specialists.

Second-year breakout candidates
Which players are likely to make more noise in their second season as up-and-coming stars? Eric Moody highlights five players you should be watching.

When to draft Kyrie, Zion, Simmons and AD
Our fantasy basketball experts discuss their draft-day strategies with Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson and Kyrie Irving.

Opportunity knocks on lottery bound teams
Jim McCormick identifies which players have an opportunity to accumulate more stats for fantasy in the 2022-23 season.

espnplus Eric Karabell’s ‘Do Draft’ list
Which players should you aim to draft in fantasy basketball? Eric Karabell highlights the players you should be watching.

espnplus Eric Karabell’s ‘Do Not Draft’ list
To win your fantasy basketball league, you have to make the right selections and avoid the bad ones. Karabell cuts through the hype and reveals the players he is avoiding this season.

How to have fun and win your league
Do you want to be able to win your fantasy basketball leagues? Andre Snellings explains what you need to do.

Who’s the best draft option after Nikola Jokic in points, category and roto leagues?
Fantasy basketball drafts will begin at pick No. 2. ESPN’s fantasy experts debate which options are best once Jokic is gone.

Five NBA rookies to draft and nine others to keep an eye on
Andre Snellings breaks down the top rookies in the NBA from a fantasy perspective and gives his players to watch heading into the 2022-23 season.

Five players to target in the middle rounds
John Cregan highlights five players to target after the early rounds who can help you win your league in 2022-23.

Is drafting Zion worth the risk this season?
After missing all of last NBA season, Zion Williamson is a risky fantasy option heading into 2022-23. What point is it worth taking the risk?

These players increased their fantasy value most during summer league
Andre Snellings looks at the players whose stock rose the most because of their outstanding play during the NBA’s summer league.

Mock drafts

Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head points
Which position is the most difficult this season? Where were Zion Williamson, Kyrie Irving selected? We have the results and key takeaways.

Fantasy basketball mock draft: 8-team, head-to-head points
Who were the top values in the middle and later rounds?

Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head categories
Many big-time talents fell all the way to Round 5.


Top 200 H2H points rankings
Andre Snellings ranks his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head points scoring systems.

Top 200 H2H categories rankings
Eric Moody reveals his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head categories scoring systems.

H2H points tier rankings
Andre Snellings breaks down each position according to tiers for points leagues.

H2H categories tier rankings
Eric Moody breaks down each position according to tiers in category leagues.

Player projections and profiles

Sortable player projections
Every rebound, steal and 3-pointer, block, block, turnover, steal or shot makes a difference in fantasy. All of them are available here.


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Mock draft lobby
Participate in mock drafts to get the kinks out before you start working on your real drafts. Practice makes perfect.

Average draft position/live draft results
You can gain an advantage over your opponents by knowing where each player is being picked in ESPN drafts to ensure you get the best value.

ESPN Fantasy Basketball 101 – How to play
Are you thinking about trying fantasy basketball this season for the first time? This is all you need to know in order to join the fun.

Analytics glossary
Are you curious about what eFG% and pace, usage rate, and CARMELO actually mean? Seth Walder explains every notable NBA advanced analytics term so that you can make the most out of them in fantasy.

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