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Center Rankings and Tiers for 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball

My center rankings are the final stop on a trip that has taken us across the five major positions. A lot of managers will reach to secure a big-man. Because of this, they are generally highly sought after early in drafts. I have Karl-Anthony Towns in the number one center spot this season due primarily to his durability. Therefore, he is marginally ahead of Nikola Jokic who himself, remains a solid first-round player. Joel Embiid could put up first-round numbers but the games missed concern me making him more of a second-round guy.

There are then a few nice pockets of value scattered throughout the top 100. There is a world where I could see up to seven centers going in the second round due to statistical need. Mitchell Robinson may find it hard to return value on his ADP given the early hype. Bam Adebayo and Wendell Carter are likely to climb as draft season edges closer with both of them in favorable situations. Personally, I love Steven Adams and Derrick Favors for this season. Adams could see an increase to his rebounding numbers, to the point on finishing as a top-five player in that category. Alternatively, Favors is back in his preferred position and could very well return to being a solid top-50 player.

Tiers can be important when preparing for your draft. They often provide you with a plan B, something that is often required. Fantasy Basketball managers are certainly beginning draft preparations earlier each season. The content is improving and becoming more readily available, meaning the quality of leagues is typically increasing. My center rankings, as part of the Fantrax fantasy basketball draft guide, should have you ready to roll come October.

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2019-20 Center Rankings

1Karl-Anthony TownsMIN1
2Nikola JokicDEN2
3Joel EmbiidPHI3
4Andre DrummondDET3
5Rudy GobertUTA3
6Nikola VucevicORL3
7Myles TurnerIND3
8Clint CapelaHOU4
9Deandre AytonPHO4
10Mitchell RobinsonNYK4
11Jonas ValanciunasMEM5
12Steven AdamsOKC5
13Bam AdebayoMIA5
14Brook LopezMIL5
15Marc GasolTOR6
16Wendell Carter JrCHI6
17Derrick FavorsNOR6
28Montrezl HarrellLAC6
19Serge IbakaTOR7
20Hassan WhitesidePOR7
21Thomas BryantWAS7
22JaVale McGeeLAL8
23Enes KanterBOS8
24DeAndre JordanBKN8
25Jarrett AllenBKN8
26Dewayne DedmonSAC8
27Dwight PowellDAL9
28Kevon LooneyGSW9
29Cody ZellerCHA9
30Kelly OlynykMIA10
31Alex LenATL10
32Willie Cauley-SteinGSW10

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Did you enjoy Adam’s center rankings? Here are some more positional rankings to get you ready for opening tip-off: Point Guard Rankings and Tiers | Shooting Guard Rankings and Tiers | Small Forward Rankings and Tiers  | Power Forward Rankings and Tiers

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