Punting Strategy and Players Who Can Help You Pull It Off

August 24, 2019 By Adam King
Adam King lists players who should see an increase in value if you're using the punting strategy this coming fantasy basketball season.

Punting in head-to-head formats is certainly a well-versed strategy. For those that aren’t experienced in punting, Dave Sun has you covered with his piece on How To Punt And Win. I have won numerous leagues when employing a punting strategy. In fact, on occasions, I have punted up to four out of nine categories. That being said, managers are generally implored to punt only one or two categories.

Given the ins-and-outs of punting have been covered, this article is a simple tool for those less experienced in the art of the punt. Managers should keep in mind, of course, that punting is typically suited to head-to-head formats only. I will list players that are relevant in standard formats to ensure consistency. Where relevant, I will also list players in statistically compatible positions. For instance, when punting rebounds, I will list centers and forwards as opposed to guards.


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Players With Increased Value When Punting

Points

  • Mitchell Robinson – New York Knicks
  • Kevon Looney – Golden State Warriors
  • Larry Nance Jr. – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Mikal Bridges – Phoenix Suns
  • Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors
  • Robert Williams – Boston Celtics
  • Kyle Anderson – Memphis Grizzlies
  • Marcus Smart – Boston Celtics
  • Jakob Poeltl – San Antonio Spurs
  • Lonzo Ball – New Orleans Pelicans

Rebounds (Centers, Forwards)

  • Nerlens Noel – Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Daniel Theis – Boston Celtics
  • Harrison Barnes – Dallas Mavericks
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. – Memphis Grizzlies
  • Al Horford – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks

Assists (Guards)

  • Seth Curry – Dallas Mavericks
  • Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets
  • Buddy Hield – Sacramento Kings
  • Gary Harris – Denver Nuggets
  • Joe Harris – Brooklyn Nets
  • Landry Shamet – Los Angeles Clippers

Steals (Guards, Small Forwards)

  • Joe Harris – Brooklyn Nets
  • Ish Smith – Washington Wizards
  • Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Collin Sexton – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
  • Dwayne Bacon – Charlotte Hornets

Blocks (Centers, Power Forwards)

  • Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Enes Kanter – Boston Celtics
  • Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets
  • Domantas Sabonis – Indiana Pacers
  • Bobby Portis – New York Knicks
  • Julius Randle – New York Knicks

Field Goal Percentage (Centers, Forwards)

  • Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Lauri Markkanen – Chicago Bulls
  • Myles Turner – Indiana Pacers
  • Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas Mavericks
  • Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Blake Griffin – Detroit Pistons
  • Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks
  • Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
  • Jonathan Isaac – Orlando Magic
  • Marc Gasol – Toronto Raptors

Free Throw Percentage (Guards)

  • Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers
  • Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets
  • Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
  • Lonzo Ball – New Orleans Pelicans
  • Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
  • De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings
  • Justise Winslow – Miami Heat
  • Jrue Holiday – New Orleans Pelicans
  • DeJounte Murray – San Antonio Spurs
  • Caris LeVert – Brooklyn Nets

Three-Pointers (Guards)

  • Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers
  • DeJounte Murray – San Antonio Spurs
  • DeMar DeRozan – San Antonio Spurs
  • Jimmy Butler – Miami Heat
  • Ricky Rubio – Phoenix Suns
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Derrick White – San Antonio Spurs
  • De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings
  • Tomas Satoransky – Chicago Bulls
  • Derrick Rose – Detroit Pistons

 

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Here are Adam’s 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 | Center Rankings and Tiers

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Adam King joined FantraxHQ in 2018. He also currently writes for Rotowire and has previously written for Locked on Fantasy Basketball and Locked on Timberwolves. He has played sports his entire life with fantasy basketball becoming a passion over the past six years. By day, Adam is the service coordinator at the Autism Centre in Canberra, Australia. Adam was born and raised in Queanbeyan, Australia and currently resides in Bungendore, Australia with his wife and two children.


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Adam King :Adam King is the lead Fantasy Basketball analyst at FantraxHQ. He also contributes to Rotowire and has previously written for Locked on Fantasy Basketball and Locked on Timberwolves. He has played sports his entire life with fantasy basketball becoming a passion over the past seven years. By day, Adam is the service coordinator at the Autism Centre in Canberra, Australia. Adam was born and raised in Queanbeyan, Australia and currently resides in Bungendore, Australia with his wife and two children.