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2017-18 fantasy basketball draft kit

Mock drafts, roto rankings, points rankings, projections, player profiles, draft strategies, DFS strategies -- we've got everything you need to dominate fantasy basketball from every angle.

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Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard all have average draft positions of 13-17 in ESPN leagues, but which point guard should be selected first in fantasy basketball? Our experts debate.

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