Fantasy hoops cheat sheet   

Updated: October 25, 2007, 12:30 AM ET

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Everyone keeps asking for a fantasy hoops preview, so I threw this little cheat sheet together to help you this weekend. Enjoy ...

(And for more, click here for ESPN.com's 2007 Basketball Draft Kit from Matt Berry and Co.)

HEADED FOR CAREER YEARS, COMEBACK YEARS
AND/OR BETTER-THAN-ANYONE-THINKS YEARS

1. Dwight Howard
2. Pau Gasol
3. Corey Maggette
4. Al Harrington
5. Emeka Okafor
6. David West
7. Kevin Durant
8. Carmelo Anthony
9. Jason Richardson

SEMI-BREAKOUT YEARS
1. Andrea Bargnani
2. Monta Ellis
3. Andrew Bogut
4. Marvin Williams
5. LaMarcus Aldridge

WES WELKER PICKS
(Shrewd later-round picks that will pay off.)
1. Walter Herrmann
2. Hedo Turkoglu
3. Al Horford
4. Tyrus Thomas
5. Boris Diaw

POTENTIAL UNDERACHIEVERS AND/OR INJURY RISKS
1. LeBron James
2. Amare Stoudemire
3. Ray Allen
4. Gerald Wallace
5. Baron Davis
6. Brandon Roy
7. Carlos Boozer
8. Eddy Curry
9. Rashard Lewis
10. Rip Hamilton

JUST PLAIN OVERVALUED
1. Josh Smith
2. Peja Stojakovic
3. Mike Dunleavy
4. Brad Miller
5. Mike Bibby
6. Stevie Francis
7. Ron Artest
8. Jason Terry
9. Andrei Kirilenko
10. Ben Wallace
11. Chucky Atkins
12. Andris Biedrins
13. Everybody on Cleveland not named "LeBron"

OVERVALUED BANDWAGON PICKS
1. Rajon Rondo
2. Al Jefferson
3. Danny Granger
4. Luis Scola
5. Andrew Bynum
6. Rudy Gay

SEVERELY UNDERVALUED
1. Joe Johnson
2. David Lee
3. Raymond Felton
4. Antawn Jamison
5. Jermaine O'Neal

UNDERVALUED FOR WHATEVER REASON
1. Shaquille O'Neal
2. Grant Hill
3. Kyle Korver
4. Dwyane Wade
5. Tyson Chandler
6. Luol Deng

STOCK SALES
(Ride these guys for six weeks, then trade them as fast as possible.)
1. Grant Hill
2. Jason Williams
3. Wally Szczerbiak
4. Baron Davis

STOCK PURCHASES
(Wait a couple months and either trade for them or pick them up on the waiver wire)
1. Jeff Green
2. Marquis Daniels
3. Corey Brewer
4. Randy Foye

THE SLEEPERS
1. Al Thornton
2. Kyle Lowry
3. Kenyon Martin
4. Sean Williams
5. Reggie Evans
6. Ronnie Brewer
7. Nate Robinson
8. Delonte West
9. Juan Carlos Navarro

SLEEPERS FOR A DEEPER LEAGUE
1. Andray Blatche
2. Eddie House
3. Travis Diener
4. Damien Wilkins
5. Big Baby Davis
6. Rodney Stuckey

THE SELVIN YOUNG MEMORIAL MEGA-SLEEPER
1. Jason Smith



MY TOP-50 FANTASY LIST
TIER ONE
1. Kevin Garnett
2. Gilbert Arenas
3. LeBron James
4. Kobe Bryant
5. Shawn Marion
6. Dirk Nowitzki
7. Dwight Howard

TIER TWO
8. Steve Nash
9. Dwyane Wade
10. Pau Gasol
11. Amare Stoudemire
12. Chris Paul
13. Paul Pierce

TIER THREE
14. Jason Kidd
15. Chris Bosh
16. Carmelo Anthony
17. Tim Duncan
18. Yao Ming
19. Tracy McGrady
20. Deron Williams
21. Joe Johnson
22. Vince Carter

TIER FOUR
23. Andre Iguodala
24. Jermaine O'Neal
25. Josh Smith
26. Kevin Durant
27. Al Jefferson
28. Michael Redd
29. Allen Iverson

TIER FIVE
30. Emeka Okafor
31. Luol Deng
32. Ray Allen
33. Antawn Jamison
34. Gerald Wallace
35. Carlos Boozer
36. Lamar Odom
37. Baron Davis
38. Raymond Felton

TIER SIX
39. Marcus Camby
40. Zach Randolph
41. David West
42. Corey Maggette
43. Caron Butler
44. Rashard Lewis
45. Josh Howard
46. Kirk Hinrich
47. Andre Miller
48. Chauncey Billups
49. Jason Richardson
50. Mehmet Okur


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