NBA fantasy: Top 50 shooting guards for 2019-20
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These rankings reflect standard scoring formats, taking into account a player's expected production in the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, 3-point shots made, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and turnovers.

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Tier 1 - Fantasy superstars

1 Stephen Curry GSW
2 James Harden HOU
3 Kawhi Leonard LAC
4 Bradley Beal WAS

With John Wall sidelined from the get-go, there's greater clarity about Bradley Beal's role as the Wizards' franchise player. As by far the team's top scoring option and top playmaker - neither Ish Smith nor Isaiah Thomas poses a serious threat to Beal's assist rate - look for the two-time All-Star to match or even improve upon last year's career numbers - 25.6 points, 5.5 assists, five rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game.

Last season saw Beal play all 82 games for the second straight year while averaging a league-high 36.9 minutes per night. With Scott Brooks possibly coaching for his job, don't expect Beal to take too many nights off, even if the Wizards' chances of making the postseason appear slim.

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Tier 2 - Starters

5 Jimmy Butler MIA
6 Kyrie Irving BKN
7 Jrue Holiday NOR
8 Devin Booker PHO
9 Donovan Mitchell UTA
10 D'Angelo Russell GSW
11 Buddy Hield SAC
12 Khris Middleton MIL
13 DeMar DeRozan SAS
14 Zach LaVine CHI
15 CJ McCollum POR
16 Victor Oladipo IND

With instability at point guard, Suns star Devin Booker saw his assist totals jump from 4.7 per game in 2017-18 to 6.8 last season (his turnovers also increased, but his growth in assist rate far exceeded his turnover rate - a good sign). But with Ricky Rubio signing in Phoenix this summer, Booker will presumably feature more in an off-ball role. Don't be shocked if his assists drop off, although his scoring could improve with Rubio shouldering more of the load.

A timetable hasn't been nailed down, but expect Victor Oladipo to make his season debut in December or January. It depends on how many bench and injury slots you have at your disposal, but as a midseason injury stash, Oladipo offers the potential for a massive influx in 3-and-D stats. In 111 games with the Pacers, he's averaged 2.1 made 3-pointers and 2.1 steals per game; only Paul George (2.2) averaged more steals per game last season. If you can afford to play the waiting game, take a risk on drafting the two-time All-Star before setting your sights on the players in Tier 3.

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Tier 3 - Depth

17 Eric Bledsoe MIL
18 Jamal Murray DEN
19 Josh Richardson PHI
20 Malcolm Brogdon IND
21 Lou Williams LAC
22 Terry Rozier CHA
23 Brandon Ingram NOR
24 Andrew Wiggins MIN
25 Gordon Hayward BOS
26 Caris LeVert BKN
27 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC
28 Derrick White SAS
29 Marcus Smart BOS
30 Eric Gordon HOU
31 JJ Redick NOR
32 Klay Thompson GSW

Eric Gordon's numbers didn't drop off when Chris Paul was added to the Rockets' lineup in 2017, so there's a reasonable expectation that he continues to be a solid depth option even after CP3 was swapped out for Russell Westbrook. His assists, rebounds, and defensive numbers aren't special, but with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game since arriving in Houston, Gordon is one of the best middle-round targets for that category.

Similar to the draft-and-stash thought process for Oladipo, consider taking a flier on Klay Thompson before any of the options in Tier 4. Of course, his outlook is a lot murkier, having already been ruled out through at least the mid-February All-Star break. If your league has injury slots, you'll be able to find a stopgap option on the waiver wire comparable to where Thompson should be targeted - around the 100th pick.

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Tier 4 - Bench

33 Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL
34 Terrence Ross ORL
35 Gary Harris DEN
36 Evan Fournier ORL
37 Jeremy Lamb IND
38 Delon Wright DAL
39 Joe Ingles UTA
40 Spencer Dinwiddie BKN
41 Nicolas Batum CHO
42 Jaylen Brown BOS
43 Mikal Bridges PHO
44 Tomas Satoransky CHI
45 Kris Dunn CHI
46 Bogan Bogdanovic SAC
47 Goran Dragic MIA
48 Kevin Huerter ATL
49 Reggie Jackson DET
50 Dennis Smith Jr. NYK

The Charlotte Hornets figure to be a mess this season, but Kemba Walker's departure means more scoring and assist opportunities for those who remain. Nicolas Batum's counting stats dropped off last season, but improved shooting efficiency hints at major bounce-back potential. If he can put up anything close to his 2015-18 numbers - 14 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 made 3-pointers, and one steal per game - grabbing Batum with one of your late-round picks could be a minor coup.

Honorable mentions: RJ Barrett (NYK), Joe Harris (BKN), Will Barton (DEN), Danny Green (LAL), Derrick Rose (DET)

NBA fantasy: Top 50 shooting guards for 2019-20
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