Fantasy NBA All-Stars | Tip-Off with Titus
Yahoo Sports' Dan Titus unveils his Fantasy Basketball All-Stars for the 2022-2023 season.
DAN TITUS: What's good? Back with "Tip Off With Titus." And I know that the All-Star starters have been announced. We've got team Giannis and team LeBron. So similarly, I'm going to give you the Fantasy All-Stars, the top 5 from each conference.
DAN TITUS: So let's kick things off with the Eastern Conference. First up is point guard Tyrese Haliburton. Despite missing his last 10 games, Haliburton ranked seventh in Fantasy. He leads the league in assists at 10.2 per game. And is putting up career highs in points, 3's, steals, free throw percentage. He is officially the new Chris Paul.
- Rain dance!
DAN TITUS: And at shooting guard, I'm going with Donovan Mitchell. He ranks 14th in Fantasy thanks to improved efficiency this year. And he's also on pace for a career highs in points, 3's, field goal percentage, and free throw.
- Rain drops!
DAN TITUS: And going to small forward, gotta be Jayson Tatum. He's eighth in Fantasy, thanks to averaging 31 points, almost nine rebounds, and four assists, which would all be career highs. He's played the most games out of anyone in the top 12. And I think he's going to be in the conversation for a top three selection next year.
- Old school!
DAN TITUS: Power forward, got to be KD. Fantasy managers, I know you can't wait to get him back. He's on track to return around the All-Star break.
But he ranks fifth in Fantasy. And he continues to be one of the most efficient forwards in the game. He's one of only two players that rank in the top 10 in true shooting percentage this year that is not a center.
And to round out the 5 in the East, Joel Embiid. Could this be the year that he finally hoists that MVP trophy? He certainly has the numbers to do it. He's averaging 33.6 points per game. That leads the league in scoring for the second year in a row.
And he ranks third in Fantasy. And he's having one of the most efficient seasons to date in his career. This is what prime Embiid looks like.
All right, and now it's time for the Western Conference. Let's start with point guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. This one was tight. It was him or Luka, but I got to go with Shai here, because he's ranked fourth and arguably has been the best value in Fantasy this year.
He's putting up historic numbers. He's on pace to put up a stat line that only Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James have accomplished in a season. So he does it on both ends of the floor. Gotta give it to SGA.
DAN TITUS: At shooting guard, I'm going with Steph Curry. He currently ranked sixth in Fantasy this year. And he's very close to getting 50-40-90. Once again, he leads the league in 3's. And is also putting up a career best 6.3 rebounds per game.
- Oh, hey, hey, baby, let me tell you something. I don't mean to brag, but I'm the greatest!
DAN TITUS: Small forward, another close one, but I'm going with LeBron over Lauri Markkanen. They're 16th and 17th in Fantasy rankings, respectively. But LeGOAT just continues to defy Father Time, going with LeBron here.
And at power forward, going with his teammate, Anthony Davis. He has the least amount of games played in the top 12 in Fantasy. But he's still number one in per game value, despite playing only 28 games this year. He contributes in every category except 3's.
Fantasy beast, along with the center, you know him well, Nikola Jokic.
- [EVIL LAUGHTER]
DAN TITUS: This could be his first time averaging a triple double for a season. So no surprise here, Nikola Jokic to round out the top 10 Fantasy All-Stars this season. See you next time on "Tip Off With Titus."