Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head categories

The NBA and fantasy basketball seasons tip off in less than a week, so we gathered our experts for one final mock draft — this one for leagues that play head-to-head categories.

This system is unique in that, unlike points leagues, categories matter — and unlike season-long roto formats, you can punt a category or two and still win. That means Giannis Antetokounmpo’s shoddy high-volume free throws won’t necessarily kill you, and it also means category specialists like a 3-point shooting Duncan Robinson carry some extra value compared to points leagues. For more on how H2H categories leagues work click here.

Here are the results and takeaways from our H2H points mock draft and traditional roto mock draft.

The participants in our 10-team H2H categories mock, in order of draft position, were: Ryan Smith, Kyle Soppe, Matt Williams, André Snellings, Tom Carpenter, Joe Kaiser, Jim McCormick, Eric Karabell, Andrew Lopez and John Cregan.

Kyle Soppe: I want to leave the first three rounds with

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