Punting steals is very similar to punting threes. Almost all fantasy-relevant guards steal the ball at a decent rate. The average amount of steals for a rostered player in a 12-team, standard league in 2014-2015 was 1.0 SPG. Punting steals is not about avoiding all guards who average slightly more swipes than the league average. It’s fine to take on players who produce a fair amount of steals if they contribute in the other categories that you are looking for. What makes punting steals difficult to pull off is that most of the elite sources of steals are point guards. You still want to be competitive in assists with this build, so you’ll have to choose your point guards wisely. […]
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