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NBA Draft Guide Preview: PF Rankings

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: October 14, 2019, 12:46 pm ET

Rotoworld's 2019 NBA Draft Guide has arrived!

 

It is loaded with tools to help you dominate drafts, covering every league depth and format including Roto, H2H, Points and Dynasty. Subscribers get access to exclusive top-200 rankings with in-depth stat projections, 300+ player profiles, schedule grids, position tiers, mock drafts and injury reports. The Rotoworld hoops crew has also written dozens of Guide-exclusive columns and counting! We’ve recently posted 9-cat ROTO, 8-cat H2H mock and a 9-cat Expert H2H.

 

Here's a preview of our crew-wide ranks for power forwards! The crew projected each position and we combined them to arrive at one cumulative value. There were some interesting outliers, too, with columns discussing why some of us were very high (or low) on certain players.

 

Note: These ranks are specific to 8-cat! The Guide also has Top-200 ranks for 9-cat, Points and Dynasty.

 

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For every player listed in the ranks, you can also find player previews, like this one for John Collins:

 

"2018-19: Collins’ second season was marred by a left ankle injury and a series of illnesses that cost him 21 games, but he also blossomed, averaging 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.6 bocks and 0.9 3-pointers per game. He played 30 minutes a night and snuck inside the 4th-round for per-game value in 9-cat. 

 

What’s Changed: He averaged 1.1 blocks in his rookie season so the drop off there was not only unexpected but concerning. The steals were also down slightly, but the rest of his numbers took a big step in the right direction. Collins is going to get as many minutes at power forward (35 is the number being tossed around) and center as he wants and should be ready to take another big step forward. Jabari Parker is now in ATL, but it’s hard to see him cutting into Collins’ playing time. 

 

Outlook: Many fantasy owners were disappointed in Collins’ lack of steals and blocks last year, but we’re still early enough in his career that he can quickly right that ship and he did average 1.0 blocks and 0.5 steals in the final two months. Coach Lloyd Pierce has told Collins to push the ball after defensive rebounds, challening him to expand his game as a ball-handler and facilitator. All signs point to a breakout year, but whether he jumps into the top-25 or stays around 40 hinges on his steal/block rates. Target him in the 3rd or 4th round of your fantasy draft on an Atlanta team that oozes fantasy value."

 

There are hundreds more player profiles were that came from! For every positional tier and team breakdown, schedule grids, mock drafts and so much more, get the NBA Draft Guide! You can also take advantage of Rotoworld’s discounted package deals for access to our NBA Season Pass and NBA DFS Toolkit when they launch. Game on.