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Some of the most legendary players of all time were centers. Shaq, Hakeem, Wilt, and Mutombo. Huge individuals, huge personalities to match, and an even bigger role on the court. The 5 best fantasy basketball centers to draft this year all have the ability to make a huge impact in your daily fantasy lineups.

Our Top Picks For Fantasy Centers

Let’s check out the top NBA fantasy centers worth considering in every fantasy basketball lineup. These guys will likely have mid-tier multipliers on SuperDraft with huge upside potential.

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets 

Don’t argue. The reigning MVP is really just a freak athlete. Last year The Joker averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists with a 56.6% shooting from the field. A shooting center is an absolute force to be reckoned with on the court and in your daily fantasy basketball lineups. Joker has the innate ability to make things happen. Start him. We can’t say it enough but he is nearly always a good call.

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76’ers

The runner-up MVP is in for an interesting year. We will note, he typically does have some health concerns and it’s likely today will be the exact same. With Simmons working on his exit, Embiid will have a larger role (if that’s possible) in the 76’ers offense. 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game. It’s pretty obvious why he was the runner-up MVP, that stat line is incredible for daily fantasy owners. This year, we will likely see an increase in those numbers. Check him out. 

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Gobert is entering his 9th season with a Jazz team that came up just short last season. He averaged 14.3 points, 2.7 blocks, 1.3 assists. Remember, this is fantasy basketball. While that stat line may not be over the top impressive, it’s worth noting as a fantasy option, he puts up great numbers. With Spida at the helm, you can expect Gobert to continue putting up solid fantasy numbers.

Karl Anthony Towns (KAT), Minnesota Timberwolves 

If you root against KAT you’re just a bad person. Take the feel-good perspective out of it and he has quite an impressive career thus far as a center. He’s got 22.9 points, 3 assists, and 1.4 block average over his 6-year career. Entering his 7th season, coming off of the abbreviated 2020 season, KAT is poised for a great fantasy year. The majority of the attention will be directed at the sophomore Anthony Edwards, leaving a wide-open lane for KAT to dominate the stat categories. 

Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns

An impact player in the NBA Finals runner-ups, Ayton is like fine wine. He just keeps getting better. In his 3 years, he has averaged 16 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game. He’s a force down low, has one of the best facilitators of all time in Chris Paul, and a solid lineup surrounding him. Deandre Ayton and the Pheonix Suns as a whole should be considered in your lineups regularly, *stack alerts*.

These are the top 5 best fantasy basketball centers to draft in your NBA lineups this season. Paired with a top guard, a sleeper guard, or a great forward and you have the recipe to win some big money on SuperDraft.


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