Fantasy Basketball: 'Not too late to draft' guide

Even at 34, Stephen Curry is one of the best fantasy options in any league format. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

To celebrate the unofficial second start of the NBA season, ESPN Fantasy is making it easy to start your fantasy basketball season right now!

Sign up to play or create your own custom league to start fresh with no stats carried over from the beginning of the season.

We've even created a mini "not too late to draft" draft guide to help you get started. With ESPN fantasy and the ESPN Fantasy App, you can play how you want, when you want, and where you want.

Why you should start or join a new fantasy basketball league today
It's not too late to play fantasy basketball this season. André Snellings explains why now's the perfect time to jump right into the fun.

Eric Karabell's updated 'Do Draft' list
Eric highlights the players who should be on your radar in fantasy drafts.

Eric Karabell's updated 'Do Not Draft' list
Eric cuts through the hype and highlights the players to avoid at their average draft position.

Expert Roundtable: Top takeaways from the first two months of the NBA season
Our fantasy basketball experts provide their biggest observations and takeaways from the 2022-23 season.

Mock draft

10-team, head-to-head points (from Dec. 8)
Which position is scarcest? How high are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Zion Williamson being drafted? We have the key takeaways.


Updated top 200 H2H points rankings
André Snellings ranks his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head points scoring systems.

Updated top 200 H2H categories rankings
Eric Moody lists his top 200 players for fantasy basketball leagues that use head-to-head categories scoring systems.

Player projections and profiles

Sortable player projections
Every point, rebound, steal, 3-pointer, block, turnover, steal, shot and free throw taken makes a difference in fantasy. We have them all projected for you right here.


Create a league | Get the league back together | Join a league
Create, reactivate or join a league today!

Mock draft lobby
Take part in some mock drafts to work out the kinks before your real ones. Practice makes perfect.

Average draft position/live draft results
Get a leg up on your opponents by knowing where each player is being selected in ESPN drafts so you can get the best value possible.

ESPN Fantasy Basketball 101: How to play
Thinking about trying out fantasy basketball for the first time this season? Here is everything you need to know so you can join in on the fun.

Analytics glossary
Wondering what things such as eFG%, pace, usage rate and CARMELO mean? Seth Walder explains each notable NBA advanced analytics term so you can make the most of them in fantasy.