Point guards will be your primary source of assists - one of the eight cardinal categories tracked in most leagues -- making it important to draft at least one and possibly two of the better point guard options. But not all point guards are created equal - teams like the Lakers, Heat and Kings don't really initiate their offense through the point guard position, and instead use the point guard primarily as a three-point shooting threat.
Another factor to consider -- some leagues will either count turnovers as a fantasy statistic, or use assist-to-turnover ratio instead of assists as a category. Because they handle the ball so much, point guards tend to rack up more turnovers than players at other positions. If you're playing in one of those leagues, take a closer look at the guards you draft; you could do your team more harm than good.
Players are ranked in terms of overall value in an eight-category (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, FT%, FG% and three pointers made) rotisserie-style league. While these rankings do not factor in turnover potential, players who are particularly likely to hurt you in that area are called out in the notes.
The first column is each player's rank on our overall Top 200 list. The second column displays each player's rank at his primary position.
Fantasy NBA Point Guard Rankings
|4||1||Chris Paul||Clippers||PG||Injuries continue to be a concern, but when he's healthy (or close to it) he's just outstanding.|
|5||2||Russell Westbrook||Thunder||PG||Westbrook's pull-up jumper might be the toughest shot to defend in today's NBA.|
|6||3||Deron Williams||Nets||PG||With a much-improved roster, Williams won't have to carry the Nets' offense single-handedly. But make no mistake, he'll still be Brooklyn's number one option.|
|10||4||Kyrie Irving||Cavaliers||PG||Last season's top rookie posted outstanding numbers despite a number of nagging injuries.|
|13||5||Ty Lawson||Nuggets||PG/SG||Perfectly suited to run George Karl's fast-paced offense.|
|17||6||Brandon Jennings||Bucks||PG||The Bucks will get almost all their offense from the Jennings/Monta Ellis backcourt.|
|22||7||Goran Dragic||Suns||PG||Had a pretty good season 2012-13 running the point for Houston. This year, he's replacing Steve Nash. (No pressure.)|
|25||8||John Wall||Wizards||PG||Has off-the-charts potential. But will his poor jump shooting impede his progress?|
|28||9||Mike Conley, Jr.||Grizzlies||PG||Just adequate on offense; value comes on the other end - his 2.2 steals per game ranked second in the league last season.|
|36||10||Steve Nash||Lakers||PG||Transition to Los Angeles could be a major adjustment. Will Kobe let Nash run the offense?|
|38||11||Stephen Curry||Warriors||PG/SG||If he could just say healthy, he'd be a fantasy superstar.|
|42||12||Rajon Rondo||Celtics||PG||Outstanding passer. Horrible shooter, which hurts his overall fantasy value.|
|49||13||Monta Ellis||Bucks||PG/SG||There were concerns that he'd be incompatible with Brandon Jennings and/or Scott Skiles, but his first few months in Milwaukee were very productive.|
|50||14||Kyle Lowry||Raptors||PG||Would rank higher on this list if Toronto had traded Jose Calderon.|
|54||15||Jeremy Lin||Rockets||PG||He'll score plenty as the centerpiece of a crazy-young Houston team. Move down a few spots in leagues that count turnovers.|
|55||16||Jrue Holiday||76ers||PG||Will have to adjust to a more halfcourt-oriented offense centered around Andrew Bynum.|
|56||17||Tony Parker||Spurs||PG||Really the key player for the Spurs at this point, but poor shooting hurts his fantasy value.|
|68||18||Maurice Williams||Jazz||PG/SG||Could be Utah's starting point guard this season.|
|75||19||Ricky Rubio||Timberwolves||PG||Could be the league's next great floor general, but missing most of last season might hurt his development.|
|76||20||Raymond Felton||Knicks||PG||Back in New York and reportedly healthy, but a less-than-ideal fit for Mike Woodson's halfcourt style.|
|77||21||Jeff Teague||Hawks||PG||Does he hang on to the starting job over veteran Devin Harris?|
|81||22||Louis Williams||Hawks||PG/SG||Philly's sixth man - and leading scorer - last season. Could have a similar role for the Hawks this year.|
|87||23||Kemba Walker||Bobcats||PG/SG||On paper, he's the starter - but will he hold off Ramon Sessions and keep the job?|
|95||24||Mario Chalmers||Heat||PG||Might get pushed aside to create playing time for Ray Allen - but one of very few Miami players with any fantasy upside.|
|97||25||Brandon Knight||Pistons||PG/SG||Expect him to build on a fairly impressive rookie campaign.|
|105||28||Damian Lillard||Trail Blazers||PG|
|209||50||Jose Juan Barea||Timberwolves||PG/SG|