The NBA season is officially just one week away! So, it’s time for the staff at Fantrax to get together and place there most bold predictions of the 2021-22 fantasy basketball season! Being conservative in fantasy can only get you so far… it’s time to go against the grain and be bold baby! Here’s a few players to circle on draft day and help get you closer to that fantasy championship.
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Below are the analysts that will be sharing their main fantasy basketball bold prediction for the 2021-22 NBA season. We’ve included their initials so that you know who is who down below, and also their Twitter handles, so you can give them a follow and let them know what you think of their predictions and interact with them throughout the season for great insight!
- MO – Mike Omelan – @mikeomelan
- BK – Bradlee Kilgore – @SirBradleeK
- KF – Kyle Frank – @kylefrank_11
- BN – Bradford Nickerson – @BRN_RiSE
- RK – Ryan Kirksey – @KirkseySports
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Bold Predictions
MO – Donovan Mitchell will lead the NBA in scoring and be a top-5 Fantasy player this season
Donovan Mitchell keeps setting career-high in points every season BUT this is the year we see the jump into super star status. We’ve all seen it the playoffs with averages of 34.8 PPG last season against the Clippers and 36.3 the year prior versus Denver. His assist and rebound numbers continue to slowly rise as well and another uptick in those categories and we have a top-5 fantasy producer. Take note NBA, Mitchell is coming. Oh and the reason he chose to wear #45? Michael Jordan wore that number too… let’s not forget!
BK – Alperen Sengun will average 15 points and 10 rebounds per game.
The former Turkish league MVP Alperen Sengun will flourish in his rookie year. The Rockets should be among the fastest-paced teams in the league, and he’ll have ample minutes to put up huge numbers.
KF: Jalen Suggs will be a top-25 player after the All-Star break.
Jalen Suggs is a really special player. In his lone season at Gonzaga, he flashed every skill you could possibly hope to see in an NBA prospect, showing no real holes in his game. Suggs can score at all three levels, he has the elite court vision, passing ability, and basketball IQ of a Jason Kidd type, and has the length and athleticism to be a lockdown defender as well. He has the defensive instincts of an NFL free safety, and he proved time and time again at Gonzaga that he doesn’t shy away from the moment. Once he gets his feet wet in the NBA and finds a rhythm, he’s going to quickly become one of the best point guards in the league for years to come. The rebuilding Magic will give him every opportunity to succeed this year, and I see no reason why he can’t produce top-25 numbers over the second half of the season once he adjusts to the NBA game. You want this guy on your fantasy team!
BN: Lonzo Ball outperforms LaMelo Ball in Category Leagues
Yes, this is BOLD. LaMelo Ball in one year has demonstrated more than Lonzo Ball. LaMelo is electric and primed for a monster year. However, Lonzo Ball flashed his potential fantasy brilliance in the last 2 months of the 2020-2021 season. Lonzo has a sneaky capacity to collect statistics across multiple categories and could best LaMelo in threes, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, and turnovers as a lead guard in Chicago.
RK – Christian Wood is a top-5 power forward this season
Christian Wood’s per-36 stats last year include 23 points, 11 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 2 assists, and 2.1 three-pointers at 37% behind the arc. Who cares if those numbers come during losses? The Rockets are going to let the Wood-Kevin Porter-Jalen Green core gel together this year and Wood’s playing time should be more than secure with only Kenyon Martin Jr competing for minutes at the 4.
For more great analysis, check out the 2021-22 Fantrax Fantasy Basketball Draft Kit!
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