21/22 Punt FG% Guides
The Punt FG% Strategy
There are three punting guides that I suggest everyone reads regardless of their intentions on draft day. Those three guides are the punt assist guide, the punt FT% guide, and the punt FG% guide. I say this because in most competitive H2H leagues, you are going to be competing against all three strategies. Obviously, our main focus during draft season will be on our own team, but when the fantasy playoffs come around, having a strong idea of what your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses are will be invaluable. Punt FG% is a lock to show up in your league because most of the first-round picks are solid starting points for the strategy. This is not a build to slide Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, or Kevin Durant into, but all of the other likely first-round picks work here. Yes, that includes big men like Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid, and Anthony Davis. Punt FG% teams tend to be heavy on guards, but that doesn’t mean that their starting point needs to be one. In fact, due to how tricky it can be to find enough rebounds and blocks in the middle and late rounds, you could argue that it actually makes more sense to start big instead of small.
The punt FG% strategy is very effective in nine-category leagues, but where it really shines is in eight-category leagues. Punt FG% gets a bump in eight-category leagues for two reasons. The first is that many of its targets struggle with the turnovers category and because of that, many punt FG% teams end up being punt FG% and turnovers teams. Punting two categories is fine, but it does leave less room for error than punting a single category does. The second reason is that with turnovers not mattering, five of the eight remaining categories are categories that guards tend to excel in. Small-ball builds like punt FG% are generally better bets in eight-category leagues than big man heavy builds like punt FT% or punt threes are.
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