Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet

This is the best fantasy basketball cheat sheet to bring to your 2012 fantasy basketball draft. What is a cheat sheet? After years of trial and error I’ve discovered that you can never over prepare for a fantasy basketball draft, but you can definitely be overwhelmed on draft day, especially if it is a live draft. Before your fantasy basketball draft you want to be well prepared by participating in several mock drafts, looking at NBA players’ average draft positions (ADP), reading sleeper articles and looking at rankings. But on draft day, the only thing you want to bring is the best 2012 fantasy basketball cheat sheet – which is simply a list of players to target in each round.

2012 Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is for a 10-man, head-to-head, 9-category scoring 2012-2013 NBA fantasy basketball league. The key to winning any H2H fantasy basketball league is to draft a team of players that compliment each others’ strengths and weakness. The perfect example of two players that compliment each other well is Dwyane Wade and DeMarcus Cousins. They both have the same strengths: FG%, REB, STL, BLK, and the same weaknesses: 3PTM, TO. The goal is to have a team that will dominate in 5 or 6 categories. This strategy will ensure a 5-4 or 6-3 victory each week and lead directly to earning that fantasy basketball championship trophy.

I used this strategy to become reigning two-time champion in my fantasy basketball league. The players listed below in this 2012-2013 fantasy basketball cheat sheet compliment one another and are designed to dominate in these five categories: FT%, 3PT’s, PTS, AST, and BLK.

A live draft will be more hectic so make sure to print this cheat sheet out or have it already loaded on your mobile device before going to your draft. Writing down notes, especially injury updates, directly on this cheat sheet is very helpful. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the Fantasy Couch 2012 fantasy basketball cheat sheet.

Round 1
Kevin Durant (SF) – Ridiculous numbers in FT%, 3PTM, PTS, and BLK
Chris Paul (PG) – Great FT% and AST, very good 3PTM and PTS
Deron Williams (PG) – Very good FT%, PTS, 3PTM, and AST
Kyrie Irving (PG) – .872 FT%, 1.4 3PTM, 18.5 PTS, 5.4 AST, and is only getting better

Round 2
Serge Ibaka (PF/C) – 3.7 BLK’s, doesn’t hurt FT%. An important player for this strategy
Pau Gasol (PF/C) – Great FT%, PTS, and AST for a big man. Good BLK’s
Kobe Bryant (SG) – Great FT% and PTS, good 3PTM and AST
James Harden (SG/SF) – Great FT%, good PTS, 3PTM, and AST

Round 3
Paul Pierce (SF) – Great shooter with high, FT%, 3PT, PTS, and AST
Kyle Lowry (PG) – Very solid numbers across the board
Danny Granger (SF/PF) – Great FT%, 3PTM, and PTS, for a PF, some help in BLK’s

Round 4
Ryan Anderson (PF/C) – Lead the league in 3PTM with 2.7, great FT%, solid PTS
Joe Johnson(SG/SF) – Very good FT%, 3PTM, and PTS, AST won’t hurt
Kevin Garnett (PF/C) – Very high FT% for center(.857) good PTS, AST, and BLK’s

Round 5
Steve Nash (PG) – Career .900 FT%, very high AST, 3PT’s should increase, scoring down
Anthony Davis (PF) – Very high blocks, won’t hurt PTS
Monta Ellis (PG/SG) – Great PTS and AST(20.4 PTS, 6.0 AST) good FT% and 3PTM

Round 6
Danilo Gallinari (SF) – .871 FT%, good 3PTM and PTS
Manu Ginobili (SG/SF) – Great FT% and 3PTM, good AST for SF (4.4)

Round 7
Andrea Bargnani (PF/C) – .873FT%, 19.5 PTS, 1.1 3PTM. A shooting guard in a 7′ body
Klay Thompson (SG/SF) – .868 FT%, 1.73 3PTM, 12.5 PTS will all increase sophomore yr
Kevin Martin (SG) – Very high FT%, 3PTM, PTS, but an injury risk

Round 8
Mo Williams (PG) – .900 FT% 1.83 PTM 13.2 PTS, and 3.1 AST could all rise in Utah
Ray Allen (SG) – .912FT%, 2.3 PTM, and 14.2 PTS should continue in Miami
Jameer Nelson (PG) – Increase in 3PTM and PTS with Howard gone

Round 9
DeAndre Jordan (C) – Need BLK’s (2.0) this round
Samuel Dalembert (C) – Good BLK’s (1.7), wont hurt FT% (.796)

Round 10
Jason Terry (PG/SG) – 882FT% 2.2 3PTM 15 PTS are expected in Boston
Damian Lillard (PG) – 2nd best rookie from 2012 class
Brandon Knight (PG/SG) – 1.6 3PTS, 12.8 PTS, 3.8 AST will improve sophomore yr
Lou Williams (PG/SG) – Good scorer will get plenty of shots in Atlanta

Round 11
Chris Kaman (PF/C) – good FT%, BLK’s, PTS, will see lots of touches w/Dirk out
JaVale McGee (C) – 2.2 BLK capability if he gets the minutes
Emeka Okafor (C) – Will bounce back after injury plagued 2011

Round 12
Bradley Beal (SG) – High risk, high reward
Dion Waiters (SG) – High risk, high reward
Gordon Hayward (SG/SF) – Good shooter ready to elevate his game

Round 13
Jason Kidd (PG) – Great AST and 3PTM
Nate Robinson (PG) – Good FT%, along with 3PTM, PTS, and AST
Jarrett Jack (PG) – Sleeper, increased time when Curry is out

Round 14
Brandon Rush (SG/SF) – On watch for 6th man of the year
Dorell Wright (SG/SF) – Good 3PTM, FT% and AST

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