Who are the best fantasy power forwards in the NBA? Let's take a look.
Let's continue our look and the top five fantasy players in each position for the upcoming NBA season. You can check out our other fantasy articles here.
Quality big men are vital to the success of every fantasy roster, therefore you'll need to grab one early. Here are the best Power Forwards that will be coming off your draft boards in the first couple of rounds.
Kevin Love - Love only played 18 games last season due to injuries to his right shooting hand. Fortunately, Love has still been able to work on his conditioning and has reportedly lost about 10 pounds. He will be entering the season in peak physical condition. Consequently, he should go back to his scoring and rebounding domination and will be this season’s best fantasy PF/C.
If you are lucky enough to secure pick six I would take him then.
LaMarcus Aldridge - If you want a consistent PF that doesn't hurt you in any particular category then LMA is your man. Over the past 3 seasons Aldridge has averaged at least 21 points, shooting 48 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free-throw line with eight rebounds and two assists. He also averages around a steal and a block a game.
Still a focal point of the Blazers offence, take Aldridge in the early second round and lock him in for similar stats this season.
Serge Ibaka - One of the premier shot swatters in the league, Serge Ibaka has more blocks than Lego. In 146 games over the past two seasons Ibaka has sent 483 shots into the stands.
Last season he increased his fantasy value adding a career high 13 points on 57 percent from the field. Owners would like to see an increase to his career average of seven rebounds per game but for a mid- to second-round pick Ibaka gives you a significant advantage in blocks and FG percentage.
Dirk Nowitzki - Dirk has been one of the all-time great fantasy players, a consistent first-round pick for years.
Due to knee surgery this time last year, Nowitzki’s run of 12 straight seasons scoring 21 points or more came to an end. His post All-star stats show though, that he is still a very valuable fantasy asset with his characteristic scoring, superb percentages, rebounding and ability to flirt with a three, steal and block per game. This season Dirk looks tremendous value in the second round.
Paul Millsap - A move in the offseason from Utah to Atlanta should see an increase in minutes and opportunity for Millsap. His minutes steadily declined in the past two seasons due to a crowded Utah front court. There are no such problems in Hawk territory however with Ayon and Brand the main back up for Millsap and Horford. Millsap should play around 34-36 minutes a night and therefore have one of his best statistical seasons.
A strong scorer and rebounder, one of Millsap's underlying attributes is contributing in the steals category. In fact, two seasons ago Millsap had more steals than LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
Millsap may slide during your drafts due to bigger name players being chosen around him but if you can get him in the third round you will have yourself a bargain.
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