21/22 Punt Blocks Guides

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The Punt Blocks Strategy

This is another punting strategy guide that everyone should read. Not because it’s guaranteed to show up in your league like punt FG% and punt FT% are, but because it is one of the easiest strategies to switch to mid-draft. The early rounds don’t always go your way, so it’s important to have a backup strategy. Punt blocks tends to be one of the better mid-draft pivots because there are not a ton of swats in the early rounds. There are only a handful of early-round players that make punting blocks inadvisable. The strategy is only a no-go zone if you come away from the first three rounds with one of Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert, or Clint Capela. All of the other early-round bigs work fine in this build, and many are no-brainer targets for this setup.

Don’t let the pivot talk make you think that this build is less effective than other builds. It’s not. The best team that I’ve ever had in my 15-year fantasy career was a Chris Paul-led punt blocks team. While this is a high-ceiling strategy, it is not one that should be attempted without first practicing it and planning out potential paths. That advice applies to every build, but it is especially relevant here due to how this year’s rankings are set up. There are not a lot of big men in the middle rounds who fit this build well. Most of the bigs who will go in rounds six through nine, like Chris Boucher, Jarrett Allen, Isaiah Stewart, Mitchell Robinson, and Jakob Poeltl have a ton of value tied up in swats. We should not be completely against grabbing high-block players if they help us in FG% and rebounds, but almost all of the mid-round bigs are going to struggle to crack the top 100 in this build. If we can avoid taking them, we should.

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