Top-10 Fantasy Basketball Center Rankings for the 2020-21 NBA Season Drafts

Jason Schandl
Fantasy basketball center rankings for 2020-21 drafts, including Nikola Jokic.
Fantasy basketball center rankings for 2020-21 drafts, including Nikola Jokic. / Pool/Getty Images
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After a short offseason, the 2020-21 NBA season is almost here, and that also means the return of fantasy basketball.

As you prepare for your fantasy basketball draft, The Duel has you covered every step of the way. Our top-100 fantasy basketball player rankings are a great place to start, but sometimes you're looking for something more specific.

With that in mind, here are the top 10 centers (based on Yahoo! position eligibility) for fantasy basketball drafts.

Fantasy Basketball Center Rankings

10. Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic has been a walking double-double since his second NBA season. Dating back to the start of the 2012-13 season, he's averaged 17.1 points and 10.7 boards per game, with double-double averages in six of those eight seasons. He's also second among all players with 324 double-doubles in that time. At 30 years old he's still in his prime, and the last two years have seen him post the two best offensive seasons of his career.

9. Andre Drummond, C, Cleveland Cavaliers

8. Pascal Siakam, PF/C, Toronto Raptors

7. Deandre Ayton, C, Phoenix Suns

6. Bam Adebayo, PF/C, Miami Heat

5. Joel Embiid, PF/C, Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid earned himself plenty of criticism last season, but that's more a testament to just how high expectations are around The Process than it is about his play. The fact that his 28.0 points, 14.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks per 36 minutes disappointed people should tell you just how ridiculous his upside is.

4. Nikola Jokic, PF/C, Denver Nuggets

Speaking of potential, Nikola Jokic is another guy who really looks to have the ceiling of being the most productive center in basketball. Joker's last two seasons have seen him average a combined 20.0 points, 10.3 boards and 7.1 assists per game. At this point it looks like Mike Malone will never unleash Jokic as a guy who plays minutes in the mid-to-high 30's, meaning fantasy mangers will regularly be frustrated when he takes a seat early in a dominant performance. But he's productive enough to be more than worth dealing with those headaches.

3. Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks

1. Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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