• Points leagues are a great spot to shoot fish in a barrel because they’re often (but not always) full of beginners who are trying to emulate the simplicity (or fun) of fantasy football leagues. There are ‘some’ leagues that do incorporate standard league elements, including penalties for missed field goals and free throws, and some include points for just about anything including double-doubles, triple-doubles and even ejections.

    The most common points leagues will generally omit the percentages, though. And that sets up a lot of opportunity for owners that can simply take their projections and apply them to the scoring system. Many owners take a standard league rankings sheet into these drafts, or go by ADPs that are largely generated by players in standard formats. When an owner takes B150 projections into these leagues it can be unfair.

    CBS POINTS LEAGUES

    Points: 1
    Rebounds: 1
    Assists: 2
    Steals: 1
    Blocks: 1
    Turnovers: -1

    The striking thing with this format — aside from the fact that it averages your players’ scores each week and a guy that plays one game can be as valuable (or more) than a guy that played four games — is that assists are worth so much. If you can get forwards and centers that produce in those categories, you’re on to something. And since steals and blocks are worth so little, the chess board is definitely slanted toward offense.

    NAME TEAM POS TOTAL GP MPG PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
    James Harden HOU PG/SG/SF 4058 66 36 33.4 4.3 6.6 7.5 1.7 0.7 4.7
    Luka Doncic DAL SG/SF 3847 64 33.25 29.3 3.0 8.9 8.8 0.9 0.3 4.2
    Trae Young ATL PG 3831 68 35.5 29.7 3.5 4.2 8.8 1.2 0.1 4.5
    Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL PG/SG/SF/PF 3714 64 31.25 28.8 1.5 13.6 5.3 1.1 1.1 3.6
    Russell Westbrook WAS PG 3379 62 35.5 27.1 1.1 8.2 7.1 1.5 0.3 4.5
    Nikola Jokic DEN PF/C 3373 67 33 21.1 1.2 10.3 7.6 1.1 0.5 3.3
    Damian Lillard POR PG 3363 66 35 28.8 4.2 4.1 7.5 1.1 0.3 2.6
    LeBron James LAL SF/PF 3361 61 34.25 25.3 2.2 7.6 9.1 1.1 0.5 3.7
    Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C 3312 65 33.37 26.7 3.3 12.0 3.9 0.9 1.3 2.9
    Bradley Beal WAS SG 3303 66 36 30.4 3.0 4.4 5.8 1.3 0.4 3.3
    Stephen Curry GSW PG/SG 3246 64 33 27.1 4.6 4.9 7.3 1.4 0.2 3.2
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC PG 3176 71 35.5 21.7 1.4 6.0 6.4 1.1 0.5 3.6
    Devin Booker PHO SG 3155 65 35.5 27.6 2.2 4.3 6.3 0.9 0.3 3.6
    Ben Simmons PHI SF/PF 3000 64 35.5 17.7 0.3 8.1 8.1 1.8 0.7 3.4
    Kawhi Leonard LAC SG/SF 2990 63 32.5 26.8 2.2 7.0 4.9 1.7 0.5 2.6
    De'Aaron Fox SAC PG 2977 65 33 22.8 1.4 4.0 7.1 1.5 0.4 3.6
    Ja Morant MEM PG 2948 66 32.89 21.0 1.2 4.2 7.8 1.1 0.3 3.6
    Anthony Davis LAL PF/C 2922 60 33.8 26.4 1.4 11.0 3.3 1.3 2.2 2.4
    Zach LaVine CHI PG/SG 2856 66 34.5 25.8 2.9 4.9 4.3 1.3 0.4 3.4
    Jayson Tatum BOS SF/PF 2854 68 34.5 24.7 2.9 6.8 3.3 1.4 0.8 2.5
    Donovan Mitchell UTA PG/SG 2798 67 34.5 25.0 2.8 4.5 4.4 1.2 0.3 2.8
    Paul George LAC SF/PF 2769 66 33 22.8 3.3 6.6 4.3 1.7 0.4 2.9
    Bam Adebayo MIA PF/C 2769 66 33.25 17.0 0.1 10.3 5.2 1.1 1.2 2.8
    Joel Embiid PHI PF/C 2720 60 29.5 24.1 1.1 11.4 3.0 0.8 1.4 3.0
    Brandon Ingram NO SG/SF 2709 65 34.3 23.7 2.5 6.3 4.0 1.1 0.7 3.1
    Pascal Siakam TOR PF 2703 68 35.25 22.9 2.0 7.2 3.2 1.0 0.7 2.3
    Kyrie Irving BKY PG/SG 2695 60 32.5 25.4 2.8 4.7 5.9 1.2 0.4 2.7
    Domantas Sabonis IND PF 2676 64 33.75 18.6 0.4 11.9 4.4 0.7 0.4 2.6
    DeMar DeRozan SA SG/SF 2661 66 33.5 21.6 0.3 5.5 5.5 0.8 0.3 2.4
    Kevin Durant BKY SF/PF 2656 62 33 23.8 1.9 5.8 4.9 0.7 0.9 2.7
    D'Angelo Russell MIN PG/SG 2650 66 31.5 21.5 3.3 3.9 5.8 1.1 0.2 3.0
    Zion Williamson NO PF 2582 59 30.5 27.3 0.6 8.0 2.3 0.8 0.7 3.1
    Andre Drummond CLE PF/C 2557 63 31 16.9 0.2 14.0 2.1 1.7 1.5 3.1
    Deandre Ayton PHO C 2547 67 33 19.4 0.1 11.6 1.9 0.7 1.6 2.1
    Nikola Vucevic ORL PF/C 2512 64 31.5 19.9 1.7 10.4 3.6 0.9 0.8 1.5
    Jimmy Butler MIA SG/SF 2495 62 33 19.6 0.6 6.1 5.5 1.8 0.5 2.1
    Julius Randle NYK PF 2493 67 30.75 19.7 1.1 9.0 2.9 0.7 0.4 2.8
    Collin Sexton CLE PG 2442 72 34.25 21.4 1.6 3.3 3.2 1.0 0.1 2.6
    Jrue Holiday MIL PG 2428 61 33 19.4 2.0 4.3 5.9 1.5 0.7 2.8
    LaMelo Ball CHA PG 2424 72 31.4 14.3 1.2 5.9 4.9 1.1 0.3 3.4
    Tobias Harris PHI SF/PF 2403 68 34.5 20.5 1.9 6.7 3.2 0.7 0.5 1.4
    Jamal Murray DEN PG/SG 2387 65 33 20.1 2.1 4.0 5.0 1.0 0.3 2.3
    Kyle Lowry TOR PG 2383 61 33 17.3 2.7 4.5 6.9 1.2 0.4 2.8
    Fred VanVleet TOR PG 2374 66 35 16.8 2.4 3.7 6.3 1.8 0.3 2.1
    Jusuf Nurkic POR C 2373 63 28.5 16.4 0.2 10.5 3.4 1.1 1.4 2.4
    Khris Middleton MIL SG/SF 2332 65 31 19.4 2.4 6.1 4.0 1.0 0.1 2.2
    Lonzo Ball NO PG 2329 64 31.5 12.6 2.4 6.1 7.0 1.5 0.5 3.0
    Gordon Hayward CHA SG/SF 2312 63 33.25 20.6 1.9 6.1 3.9 0.7 0.4 2.2
    Markelle Fultz ORL PG/SG 2305 69 30.5 14.7 0.8 3.9 5.9 1.4 0.2 2.4
    Jerami Grant DET SF/PF 2281 70 35 20.1 2.0 4.7 2.3 0.8 1.1 2.1
    Chris Paul PHO PG 2246 63 31.5 15.3 1.4 4.3 6.5 1.5 0.2 2.2
    Devonte' Graham CHA PG 2245 72 30.5 14.9 2.8 3.0 5.5 0.9 0.2 2.3
    Jaylen Brown BOS SG/SF 2238 65 33.5 20.9 2.3 6.5 2.2 1.3 0.4 2.2
    John Collins ATL PF/C 2229 64 31.5 19.4 1.3 10.1 1.4 0.7 1.3 1.6
    Malcolm Brogdon IND PG/SG 2208 63 30.5 16.9 1.5 4.7 5.7 0.7 0.1 2.3
    Buddy Hield SAC SG 2189 70 30.75 19.1 3.8 4.5 2.6 0.9 0.3 2.3
    Jonas Valanciunas MEM C 2166 66 26.1 15.5 0.5 11.1 2.0 0.4 1.0 1.8
    Lou Williams LAC PG/SG 2164 64 27 17.7 1.6 2.9 5.3 0.6 0.1 2.6
    Draymond Green GSW SF/PF 2147 64 31.5 9.5 0.9 7.1 6.4 1.6 0.9 2.6
    John Wall HOU PG 2126 56 30 16.8 1.5 3.2 7.0 1.2 0.6 3.2
    Andrew Wiggins GSW SG/SF 2116 65 34 19.2 1.8 4.7 2.9 0.9 0.9 2.0
    Coby White CHI PG 2094 72 28.5 16.5 2.4 4.0 3.3 0.9 0.1 2.1
    Christian Wood HOU PF/C 2092 68 29 17.6 1.1 8.7 1.0 0.7 1.0 1.6
    Bojan Bogdanovic UTA SG/SF 2087 69 33.25 20.4 3.0 4.0 2.0 0.5 0.1 2.5
    Eric Bledsoe NO PG/SG 2069 61 27.5 15.6 1.3 4.7 5.2 1.1 0.4 2.5
    Terry Rozier CHA PG 2056 68 33 16.1 2.5 4.4 3.6 1.1 0.2 2.0
    Victor Oladipo IND PG/SG 2033 61 30 17.2 1.9 4.5 4.2 1.2 0.2 2.5
    LaMarcus Aldridge SA PF/C 2021 61 32.5 18.7 1.3 7.1 2.4 0.5 1.4 1.4
    C.J. McCollum POR PG/SG 2015 63 32.5 20.0 2.6 3.6 3.4 0.7 0.4 1.6
    Rudy Gobert UTA C 2011 64 31.75 13.3 0.0 12.2 1.3 0.6 1.8 1.7
    Montrezl Harrell LAL PF/C 2011 67 26.5 18.0 0.0 6.6 1.6 0.7 1.1 1.6
    Mason Plumlee DET PF/C 2006 67 27 11.1 0.0 8.0 4.0 0.8 0.9 2.2
    Dejounte Murray SA PG 2005 66 30 11.9 0.7 6.3 4.5 1.6 0.2 2.2
    Aaron Gordon ORL SF/PF 2004 63 32.5 14.9 1.3 7.7 3.6 0.9 0.6 1.5
    Kevin Love CLE PF/C 1990 61 29.5 16.5 2.5 8.5 2.9 0.5 0.2 2.2
    Michael Porter Jr. DEN SF 1970 66 29.5 17.0 2.6 8.5 1.1 0.9 0.4 1.8
    Marcus Smart BOS PG 1968 64 32 13.8 2.3 3.8 5.0 1.5 0.4 2.1
    Al Horford OKC PF/C 1954 65 29 13.0 1.3 6.5 4.2 0.7 1.0 1.4
    Spencer Dinwiddie BKY PG 1952 67 27.5 15.5 1.8 3.2 4.3 0.7 0.3 2.1
    Lauri Markkanen CHI PF/C 1952 62 31.5 18.0 2.5 8.0 1.6 0.8 0.5 1.8
    Darius Garland CLE PG 1947 68 33 15.3 2.2 2.2 4.2 0.9 0.1 2.8
    R.J. Barrett NYK SF 1946 67 31 15.7 1.3 5.2 2.7 1.1 0.3 2.3
    Mike Conley UTA PG 1923 63 30 16.0 2.2 3.0 4.7 0.9 0.1 1.9
    Evan Fournier ORL SG/SF 1920 66 32 18.0 2.5 2.7 3.2 1.0 0.2 1.9
    Will Barton DEN SG/SF 1916 64 31.5 14.6 1.7 5.9 3.7 0.9 0.4 1.5
    Joe Ingles UTA SG/SF 1905 69 30.75 10.4 2.1 4.0 5.5 1.0 0.2 2.0
    Blake Griffin DET PF/C 1897 57 29.5 17.7 2.1 5.1 4.2 0.5 0.3 2.1
    T.J. Warren IND SF 1891 64 33.25 20.0 1.5 4.4 1.5 1.2 0.5 1.3
    Jarrett Allen BKY PF/C 1879 69 28 12.0 0.0 10.0 1.6 0.7 1.4 1.1
    Kelly Oubre Jr. GSW SF 1874 66 31.5 17.3 1.9 5.7 1.4 1.4 0.7 1.4
    Marvin Bagley III SAC PF 1868 63 29.5 17.0 0.6 8.4 1.1 0.6 0.9 1.7
    Ricky Rubio MIN PG 1866 64 25 10.7 1.0 3.6 6.3 1.2 0.1 2.0
    Kemba Walker BOS PG 1864 51 30.5 20.3 3.1 3.7 5.2 0.8 0.3 2.1
    Wendell Carter Jr. CHI C 1836 65 30.75 12.2 0.2 10.1 1.7 0.9 0.9 1.8
    Dillon Brooks MEM SF 1836 68 30 17.1 2.1 3.4 2.2 0.8 0.3 1.9
    Elfrid Payton NYK PG 1825 61 26 9.4 0.3 4.4 6.7 1.5 0.4 2.0
    Jordan Clarkson UTA PG/SG 1800 71 25.5 16.8 2.4 2.8 2.1 0.6 0.2 1.5
    Caris LeVert BKY SG/SF 1792 61 28 15.1 1.7 4.1 3.8 1.2 0.3 2.2
    Goran Dragic MIA PG/SG 1771 60 27 15.2 2.0 2.9 4.7 0.6 0.1 2.3
    PJ Washington CHA PF/C 1768 66 31.5 13.3 1.3 6.3 2.3 1.0 0.9 1.7
    Dennis Schroder LAL PG 1767 66 27.5 14.9 1.6 3.1 3.4 0.7 0.2 2.1
    Clint Capela ATL PF/C 1754 65 28 11.8 0.0 11.2 1.0 0.6 1.4 1.2
    Rui Hachimura WAS SF/PF 1742 66 31 14.9 0.7 6.5 1.9 0.9 0.2 1.2
    Troy Brown Jr WAS SG/SF 1733 70 27 11.6 1.1 5.9 2.7 1.4 0.1 1.2
    Derrick Rose DET PG 1726 59 25 16.4 0.9 2.2 4.2 0.6 0.2 2.3
    Hassan Whiteside SAC C 1693 64 23 11.7 0.0 10.2 0.8 0.4 2.1 1.4
    Delon Wright DET PG/SG 1692 66 26 10.2 0.8 4.8 4.3 1.2 0.4 1.4
    Tyler Herro MIA SG 1686 67 28 14.9 2.2 4.3 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.6
    T.J. McConnell IND PG 1677 69 22 7.7 0.1 3.1 5.9 0.9 0.2 1.7
    Otto Porter CHI SF 1670 60 31 15.6 2.2 5.3 2.3 1.3 0.6 1.2
    Norman Powell TOR SG/SF 1668 65 28.5 16.2 2.2 3.7 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.6
    Derrick White SA PG 1664 66 29 11.9 1.0 3.6 3.9 0.7 0.7 1.6
    Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM PF/C 1662 55 29.5 19.1 2.7 4.8 1.4 0.9 1.7 1.9
    Davis Bertans WAS SF/PF 1629 66 30.5 15.5 3.4 4.4 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.3
    Brandon Clarke MEM PF/C 1622 66 27 13.4 0.4 6.7 1.5 0.6 0.8 1.1
    Ivica Zubac LAC C 1610 70 21.5 9.9 0.0 8.9 1.4 0.3 1.0 1.0
    Steven Adams NO C 1608 63 27 10.0 0.0 9.2 2.0 0.8 1.0 1.4
    Harrison Barnes SAC SF/PF 1605 68 34 13.6 1.5 5.0 2.1 0.6 0.1 1.2
    Tomas Satoransky CHI PG/SG 1591 67 26.5 8.9 0.9 3.6 4.6 1.0 0.1 1.8
    De'Anthony Melton MEM PG 1583 68 25.5 9.2 0.9 4.3 3.5 1.6 0.4 1.7
    Myles Turner IND PF/C 1576 63 29.75 12.5 1.5 6.9 1.3 0.7 2.1 1.4
    Aaron Holiday IND PG 1574 68 27.5 11.0 1.5 2.8 3.9 0.8 0.2 1.6
    O.G. Anunoby TOR