The NBA's Opening Night is Tuesday, but Fantasy basketball drafts are still unfolding in the hours leading up to first tip. Fantasy basketball players won't have to wait long to get their first look at some of the most talked-about stars. Kevin Durant is set to debut for the Nets on Tuesday after missing all of last season with an Achilles injury. James Wiseman and Kelly Oubre Jr. will get their first look with the Warriors, while Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell are among the new faces for the Lakers.
Where do all those players land in the 2020-21 Fantasy basketball rankings? And which 2020-21 Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts do you need to consider in your draft strategy? Before going on the clock in any last-minute drafts, check out the Fantasy basketball rankings 2020-21 from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The model was created by Mike McClure, a predictive data engineer and professional daily Fantasy player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He's used his prediction model to simulate the entire 2020-21 NBA schedule 10,000 times and identify the top Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure has used this model to help him win almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and it also powers his season-long NBA rankings. The projections can help you create a draft strategy that ensures you have the depth necessary to survive what could be another challenging season.
McClure's model takes factors such as player history, schedule, injuries and matchups into account to create the most unbiased 2020 Fantasy basketball rankings possible. Now the model has zeroed in on the 2020-21 NBA season, ranked every player, and found the top sleepers, breakouts and busts. See every pick here.
Top 2020 Fantasy basketball picks
One of the 2020 Fantasy basketball sleepers from SportsLine's 2020-21 Fantasy basketball rankings: Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball. With younger brother LaMelo Ball joining the NBA this season as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Hornets, Lonzo Ball isn't as hot a topic of conversation as normal.
But he's coming off a solid first season with the Pelicans after being included in the Anthony Davis trade. Ball averaged 11.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game last season, which were all improvements over his averages with the Lakers in 2018-19.
Now he should benefit from a full season with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Eric Bledsoe also gives the Pelicans another quality shooter on the perimeter. That's a big reason why the model ranks Ball at No. 42 overall in its Fantasy basketball rankings 2020-21 despite the fact that his current Fantasy basketball ADP is 54.
Another surprise: Wizards center Thomas Bryant is one of the biggest 2020-21 Fantasy basketball busts. Heading into his fourth season, Bryant has seen his numbers increase each year. He finished 2019-20 with 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He also had some huge performances in Orlando, scoring 20 or more points four times in eight games.
His ability to score, rebound and block shots has sent his Fantasy basketball ADP all the way up to No. 50 overall. While his stock is certainly on the rise, the model says that is too high. It ranks him outside the top 100, making him a poor value pick and a potential bust for those who take him in the earlier rounds.
How to find proven 2020 Fantasy basketball rankings
The model has also made the call on where Russell Westbrook ranks after being traded to the Wizards and features a stunner in the top 10 that you need to see. You can only see the latest Fantasy basketball rankings 2020 here.
So what's the exact value of every NBA player in the 2020-21 Fantasy basketball rankings? And what surprising player just cracked the top 10? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy basketball rankings, all from a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million in his career and has simulated the entire season 10,000 times, and find out.