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Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum round out top 10 in 8-category rankings

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: September 15, 2021, 10:36 am ET

It's almost that time of year again! The 2021-22 NBA regular season tips-off in a little over a month, which means it is time to start crafting a sound fantasy hoops strategy. With so many elite, ascendant stars throughout the league, there are no shortage of storylines to look forward to as training camps approach in two weeks. While the fantasy basketball landscape takes shape, we're ready to roll out our brand-new NBA Draft Guide for the 2021-22 season.

This year's Draft Guide is packed with exclusive content aimed at providing the knowledge you need to get prime value in drafts and assemble championship-caliber rosters. We're gearing up for what should be an exciting season of fantasy hoops, and we're ready to assist your team management from tip-off to the last week of the regular season. Whether you're looking for overall rankings, positional tiers, expert analysis, top sleepers, mock drafts or player profiles, we're confident these are some of the sharpest fantasy basketball tools we've ever produced.

Today, we're showcasing the Top 20 of our overall expert 8-category rankings for the 2021 fantasy hoops season. Here, you'll find many familiar names who could very likely become anchors for title-winning rosters as the season progresses. See for yourself who our experts and projections think will ball-out when they take the hardwood:


1. Nikola Jokic - DEN - C

2. Stephen Curry - GSW - PG

3. James Harden - BKN - SG

4. Karl-Anthony Towns - MIN - C

5. Damian Lillard - POR - PG

6. Kevin Durant - BKN - SF

7. Bradley Beal - WAS - SG

8. Luka Doncic - DAL - PG

9. Jayson Tatum - BOS - SF

10. Joel Embiid - PHI - C

11. Giannis Antetokounmpo - MIL - PF

12. Trae Young - ATL - PG

13. Paul George - LAC - SF

14. Kyrie Irving - BKN - PG

15. Anthony Davis - LAL - PF

16. LaMelo Ball - CHA - PG

17. Nikola Vucevic - CHI - C

18. Jimmy Butler - MIA - SF

19. Domantas Sabonis - IND - PF

20. Fred VanVleet - TOR - PG


To see the rest of our 8-category overall rankings, expert columns, sleepers and positional rankings for a variety of formats and all that our 2021 NBA Draft Guide has to offer, you can purchase EDGE+ Roto here for as low as $3.99 per month! And if you're into DFS and betting, be sure to check out our EDGE+ Max package that includes our DFS and Betting Tools for as low as $11.99 per month.