Percentages matter in fantasy hoops, and when you look at your team slumping in ninth place around Christmastime with the lowly field-goal and free-throw shooting the main culprit, it is often too late to change things. That is why I place a considerable amount of time in not only avoiding the bad shooters in drafts -- as mentioned in my "Do Not Draft" list -- but also in focusing on good shooters around whom a fantasy team can build a strong base.
Not everyone is going to shoot well, especially the smaller fellows who often provide the assists and 3-pointers, but when big men make their field goals and their free throws, sign me up!
We would all love to select the likes of Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and Karl-Anthony Towns, but chances are only one member of your league(s) will get one of them. Let us talk about the middle rounds when one already has secured his/her stars to score the big points, pass out the assists and hit those 3-pointers. After the first five rounds, I tend to search for the rebounders who hit their shots and perhaps block a few. This season, after participating in numerous drafts already, I see there is some depth there.