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Fantasy basketball draft kit for 2021-22 season

We’ve got all you need to prepare you for your fantasy basketball draft, including top 100 rankings, team previews and sleepers and busts.

Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets
James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center on October 08, 2021 in New York City.
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The 2021-22 NBA season is right around the corner, so you’re probably preparing for your fantasy basketball draft! Well, you’re in the right place because we’ve got everything you need to make sound picks this season. Whether it’s a 10-team league, 12-team league, 14-team league, dynasty or keeper league, we’ve got you covered with top 100 rankings, rookie rankings, sleepers and busts, as well as team previews. You can find all our content below with quick links or head to our NBA main page or DraftKings Playbook page.

Fantasy basketball rankings

Take a look at our projections for the top 100 players this upcoming season in fantasy basketball, along with the strategy for who to take if you have the first overall pick.

Top 100 overall
First overall pick strategy

Position rankings

You can find specific breakdowns of our projections for the top players at each position in fantasy basketball. Players are designated by their first position listed on ESPN and their projected most frequent position on the roster this upcoming season.

Top 30 Point Guards
Top 30 Shooting Guards
Top 30 Small Forwards
Top 30 Power Forwards
Top 30 Centers

Sleepers and Busts

Every season, there are players who will outperform their ADP while others slump. We’ve looked at the top sleeper and bust candidates by position, along with some rookies to consider and second-year players primed to break out.

Point Guard sleepers/busts
Shooting Guard sleepers/busts
Small Forward sleepers/busts
Power Forward sleepers/busts
Center sleepers/busts
Second-year breakout players
Rookies to consider drafting

Division predictions

We take a look at all six divisions in the NBA and try to predict how the standings will shake out by the end of the season. You can also find previews for each team, which include depth charts, roster battles in training camp and fantasy basketball targets.

Atlantic Division
Central Division
Southeast Division
Southwest Division
Northwest Division
Pacific Division

Awards predictions

Along with our fantasy basketball projections, you can also take a look at awards odds for the upcoming season and who we think will ultimately win each honor. These award races could be helpful in fantasy basketball and DFS strategy, with players near the top of each list likely to deliver good production.

MVP odds
Rookie of the Year odds
Sixth Man odds
Defensive Player of the Year odds
Most Improved Player odds