We’ll start off our draft strategy series with free throw punting, arguably the most well-known and commonly employed punting strategy. The rationale is fairly obvious: players like DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond, and Dwight Howard absolutely kill a balanced team’s attempt to remain competitive in FT% but provide elite stats in other categories. To put that into context – DeAndre Jordan goes from being the 71st most valuable player in fantasy basketball to the 4th in a free-throw punt. So while you won’t be drafting him 4th overall, there’s a lot of room in-between those numbers to grab him.
Our analysis will start with some general notes on the strategy, followed by a Top 100 cheat sheet, and then an analysis of some of our favorite players for this build