Originally posted on Razzball Basketball  |  Last updated 9/26/13
Close to wrapping up the positions at PF, there’s a really interesting dynamic looking at my PF ranks.  Sure you can not agree with where I have guys, but I think it’s pretty undeniable there’s a big dropoff from the middle round guys (ending with Zach Randolph, Thaddeus Young and Kenneth Faried) to the deep guys.  As I’ve said before, if drafting on Yahoo the positional scarcity isn’t nearly as big a factor with their position criteria, but if drafting on other fantasy sites, I would be sure to grab one of those top 20ish pure PFs so I’m not stuck with one of the guys in my 30s. As mentioned before, all Razzball ranks are broken down by Yahoo position eligibility (view all top 200 here), so there won’t be direct positional crossover to other fantasy sites: 2013-2014 Fantasy PF Rankings POS RANK OVERALL RANK PLAYER, POS, TEAM NOTE 1 1 LeBron James, SF/PF, MIA Slightly against the grain, I’m sticking with the King #1. 2 7 Serge Ibaka, PF/C, OKC I’ll reach, scored 4 more a game, developing deep shot, 57.3 FG% 12-13. 3 11 Kevin Love, PF/C, MEM First-round talent, injury downside. 4 16 Al Horford, PF/C, ATL Millsap is more efficient than Josh Smith, love Teague, big year for big Al. 5 18 Al Jefferson, PF/C, CHA Charlotte finally has a big, offense will run through him. 6 20 Carmelo Anthony, SF/PF, NY Elite scoring, sure, think boards go down and a little injury prone. 7 22 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, POR Would move 5-6 spots up if guaranteed with POR all year, trade concerns. 8 23 Anthony Davis, PF/C, NO Huge second half, lots of scorers coming in a slight concern. 9 24 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL After working his way back, elite Hall-of-Famer we’re used to in 2nd half. 10 26 Josh Smith, SF/PF, DET Has opportunity, very volatile in his value. 11 27 Joakim Noah, PF/C, CHI Injuries will be concerning, but very big year from Noah in 12-13, Rose = FG% up. 12 28 Larry Sanders, PF/C, MIL GM calls him key to the team, contract extension in works, big year ahead. 13 29 Ersan Ilyasova, SF/PF, MIL Easy to overlook he was coming off the bench before Skiles fired, huge 2nd half. 14 32 David Lee, PF/C, GS Often underrated, not worried about the hip injury that’s healed up. 15 34 Pau Gasol, PF/C, LAL Bye-bye Dwight, hello to old ways.  Or would it be hola? 16 35 Nikola Vucevic, PF/C, ORL Not only a double-double guy, 2 ast 1 stl 1 blk a game as well. 17 37 Tim Duncan, PF/C, SA Dream season last year, think he’ll come close to duplicating going for title. 18 38 Paul Millsap, PF, ATL Only 27, played only 30:26 a night last year, will flourish in ATL. 19 40 Rudy Gay, SF/PF, TOR Buying all things Raptors, solid multi-cat contributor. 20 44 DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, SAC Still risky, one of fantasy’s biggest high risk/reward picks yet again. 21 45 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC Despite hardcore fantasy player’s hate, there’s still upside, but I won’t reach. 22 46 Jeff Green, SF/PF, BOS Huge, huge upside with extraordinary breakout potential. 23 50 Chris Bosh, PF/C, MIA Under-the-radar (at least to me) very productive 12-13.  Some regression. 24 51 Derrick Favors, PF/C, UTA The Jazz have a ton of faith in him, oozes potential/high block total. 25 57 Tobias Harris, SF/PF, ORL My boyfriend from last year, flashed fantastic goodness in 2nd half.  Will start. 26 58 Chandler Parsons, SF/PF, HOU Fantastic 12-13, think he has another great, efficient season. 27 62 Ryan Anderson, PF/C, NO Despite new faces, don’t think his role/numbers change much. 28 65 David West, PF, IND Solid 12-13, another solid 13-14. 29 66 Zach Randolph, PF/C, MEM Read West, David. 30 69 Thaddues Young, SF/PF, PHI Someone has to score in Philly, right?  Actually a pretty good 12-13 as well. 31 87 Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN Love the Manimal in real life, think his fantasy value can be a little overrated. 32 92 Carlos Boozer, PF/C, CHI One of my least favorite players, is actually going a bit underrated in 13-14. 33 93 Andre Drummond, PF/C, DET Sure some upside, but 37.1 FT%?  Really? 34 101 Amir Johnson, PF/C, TOR Despite probably a sub-10 PPG scorer, gave you 1 stl 1.4 blks last year. 35 102 Cody Zeller, PF/C, CHA A surprise from Summer ball, there’s upside playing next to Jefferson. 36 104 Chris Kaman, PF/C, LAL Thrived when he’s gotten starting minutes, will be vastly undervalued. 37 105 Kevin Garnett, PF/C, BKN Kidd says he’ll bench KG on back-to-backs, #s still there last year, down a bit. 38 106 Anderson Varejao, PF/C, CLE The unreal rebounds are tough to ignore, but less minutes, Bynum = less value. 39 114 Andrei Kirilenko, SF/PF, BKN Never been a huge fan, but will still get minutes behind old former Celtics. 40 117 Shawn Marion, SF/PF, DAL I don’t buy a repeat, but Marion was huge last year under-the-radar. 41 121 Tristan Thompson, PF/C, CLE Loved him before Bynum/Bennett brought in, Bynum hurt, TT could start. 42 131 Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, CLE Frontcourt is loaded, but loaded with injury-prone guys, still won’t reach for #1 pick. 43 132 Gerald Wallce, SF/PF, BOS Will get minutes early, he’s getting shopped, could lose value on deadline deal. 44 134 Nene Hilario, PF/C, WAS Adds 3 dimes a game, but up there in age and not a guy I’m drafting earlier. 45 136 Metta World Peace, SF/PF, NY Should play despite not playing under this name.  Probably avoiding. 46 139 Brandan Wright, PF/C, DAL Dalembert the de facto starter, but I see Wright getting upper 20 minutes a night. 47 143 John Henson, PF/C, MIL Won’t get boatloads of minutes, but his per/48 is fantastic and can contribute. 48 146 Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, NYK I’m not necessarily buying a bounce back, but there’s lottery ticket upside. 49 149 J.J. Hickson, PF/C, DEN Behind Faried and McGee, will still get pretty solid minutes. 50 166 Luis Scola, PF/C, IND Relegated to the bench, still has efficient scoring upside. 51 169 Tayshaun Prince, SF/PF, MEM Starts, gets minutes, will give you a tiny bit of scoring. 52 174 Carl Landry, SF/PF, SAC Revolving door at the 4 for the Kings, I think Landry is most consistent. 53 175 Nerlens Noel, PF/C, PHI Will get eased in, always a chance he has big last couple of months. 54 177 Kosta Koufos, PF/C, MEM Was productive in only 22 minutes/per last year, will get 18-20 and a few boards. 55 178 Brandon Bass, PF/C, BOS Unclear role with Humphries/Wallace stealing some minutes. 56 180 Markieff Morris, PF, PHX Hey, he’s starting.  Deep leagues could do worse this late. 57 181 Glen Davis, PF/C, ORL Hurt, probably misses opener, they’re trying to dump him – 180 from my thoughts in May. 58 183 Thomas Robinson, PF, POR This deep, there’s late-season upside if LA gets moved. 59 184 Patrick Patterson, PF/C, SAC P Pat is stuck in that 3-man PF rotation with Landry/Jason Thompson. 60 186 Antawn Jamison, PF, LAC He’s old but can still score off the bench as a mid-week streamer. 61 187 Ed Davis, PF/C, MEM Randolph is reliable but old, Davis showed potential with TOR in 1st half of 12-13. 62 193 DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, ATL I always thought he was underrated, will see decent minutes as reserve 2/3. 63 197 Marressee Speights, PF/C, GS Think he’s a better player than opportunities he’s been given, works into mins. 64 200 Boris Diaw, PF/C, SA Just so fun to say his name like Rick Flair, he had to be my Mr. Irrelevant!
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