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Fantasy Basketball Draft Strategy & Advice: 8 Busts to Avoid (2022)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Oct 6, 2022
Fantasy Basketball Draft Strategy & Advice: 8 Busts to Avoid (2022)

Let’s take a look at a few of our top fantasy basketball busts to avoid as you prepare for your 2022 fantasy basketball draft.

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Strategy & Advice: 10 Busts to Avoid (2022)

Paul George (LAC)

PG13 was having a great year until he, too, missed time. Now he has to go back to splitting touches with Kawhi on a loaded team. George will be victim to resting, too.

Jonas Valanciunas (NOR)

JV had a fantastic season last year, but with Zion back, his value tanks big time.

Desmond Bane (MEM)

Bane took a major league last season, but will he be able to maintain that with Dillon Brooks and Ja Morant fully healthy? His value comes from having the ball in his hand, and there are questions about his usage in 2022-23 with a fully healthy team.

Julius Randle (NYK)

And just like that, the scoring reverted from his 2020-2021 numbers, closing the sell-high window. We saw the production pick up a bit toward the end of the year, and he does have a true point guard, which could help him post top-50 numbers, but there is risk.

Wendell Carter Jr. (ORL)

WCJ found his groove in Orlando last year, but now he has to share the frontcourt with Banchero, and that’s not even mentioning the returning Mo Bamba taking away touches.

Josh Giddey (OKC)

Giddey exceeded all expectations in his rookie season, but it seems he’s being overvalued by the majority of players for this year. I like him more in points leagues.

Jerami Grant (POR)

He won’t be asked to carry a team like he was tasked with in Detroit. He’ll get to be a second- or third-option for Portland behind Dame and Simon. While that’s great for the team, it hurts his fantasy value.

Tyler Herro (MIA)

Is he the third option or the fourth? Is he more valuable starting or as a sixth man? His reputation still carries him more than his actual game.

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