Fantasy basketball dynasty rankings for both contending and rebuilding strategies, along with overall rankings.

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Last updated: 26 August 2019 by Joseph Mamone ( @hashbasketball)
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#1 Giannis Antetokounmpo 24MILSF,PF Expecting small improvements to Giannis. He showed signs of an improved outside shot (1.2 3PM post-all-star) and FT% (75.9% post-all-star) towards the end of last season, and if he remains at that level through next season, he'll be in the mix as a top pick for years to come.
#2 Karl-Anthony Towns 24MINC Should see slight increases in scoring with a full season removed from Butler and will be in the mix as a top pick in almost all formats of the game for years to come.
#3 Anthony Davis 26LALPF,C Expecting his numbers to bounce-back after his less than memorable final season in New Orleans. He'll be the number 1 player in fantasy this season so long as he can play over 72 games.
#4 2 Nikola Jokic 24DENPF,C He's never going to be a big blocks guy, but he makes up for it in other categories and could get close to averaging eight assists at some point in his career. Destined to be a top 6 guy and he's just about to enter his prime.
#5 1 Joel Embiid 25PHIPF,C A top fantasy contributor until you factor in games played and has yet to play more than 64 games in his first three seasons in the NBA. Missing a handful of games each season might become the norm with Embiid, so factor that in on draft day, but don't let it discourage you, he's still an elite talent.
#6 1 James Harden 30HOUPG,SG Harden's usage also takes a hit with Westbrook. Don't get me wrong; he'll still be a top fantasy player, just don't expect numbers from last season (which were inflated with Paul missing so many games).
#7 1 Stephen Curry 31GSWPG,SG Curry is in for an MVP type season as he takes on a more significant chunk of the offensive load. Should still be producing elite numbers for a few more seasons.
#8 1 Luka Doncic 20DALPG Should see slight improvement across the board, specifically in his shooting percentages. He'll be one of the top fantasy options in future seasons once he learns how to become a more efficient scorer.
#9 6 Devin Booker 23PHOPG,SG Rubio takes around an assist away from him, but his scoring should make up for it. I still think his best position is as the ball-dominant guard with a defensive-minded PG next to him, but he'll be a top fantasy contributor for years to come.
#10 3 Damian Lillard 29PORPG Has been an end of the first round guy for the past few seasons and his game should age well. Don't expect much to change.
#11 3 Kyrie Irving 27BKNPG,SG Expecting his usage to shoot up and score more, but his FG% should drop now that he's outside of the Celtics offensive system. I am also expecting him to lose a rebound per game playing with bigs who are capable of grabbing a rebound.
#12 (NEW) Zion Williamson 19NOPPF Zion is going to be good, but I feel like people are going to reach for him. His outside shot isn't there yet, but New Orleans like to run, and Zion is the perfect finisher on the break, which means solid FG%s. He'll get his numbers, but expect a few low scoring games as he adjusts to NBA defenses game-planning for him. Has the potential to be a top fantasy player, but consistency and health over an 82 game season might not be there just yet, and being out for 6-8 weeks to start the season isn't a good start.
#13 3 DeAndre Ayton 21PHOC Expecting progression across the board with Ayton as he takes on more of a role on the offensive end with a PG who knows how to pass the ball. Has a LaMarcus Aldridge career path ahead of him as an efficient big man who doesn't rely on big defensive numbers to still have a high fantasy ranking.
#14 3 Kawhi Leonard 28LACSG,SF The best hired gun in the league should be ready to prove that he's able to do it again. With George expected to miss games early, he'll be expected to carry the team as he did in Toronto. There will be external pressure for him not to sit games in the loaded Western Conference, but the Clippers should be smart about it. I'll be surprised if he plays more than 72 games this season.
#15 18 Trae Young 21ATLPG Expecting his shooting percentages to get better along with more scoring and assists now that he has had a full season under his belt. His post-all star numbers should be an indication of things to come (24.7 PTS, 9.2 AST, 2.4 3PM, on 44.2% FG and 87.8% FT).
#16 4 Paul George 29LACSF,PF Should miss some games to start the season as he recovers from surgery, and I'm expecting both Kawhi and himself to get the load management treatment, so don't expect a full season.
#17 Bradley Beal 26WASSG Should lead the league in minutes this season and have the freedom to shoot whenever he wants. He'll constantly be involved in trade rumors until he signs an extension, and his value will take a slight hit once Wall returns, but at that point, this will well and truly be Beal's team.
#18 3 Jaren Jackson Jr 20MEMPF,C Expecting JJJ to make a jump this season. Still needs to work on keeping his fouls down. He has an ultra fantasy-friendly game as a big man who can block shots and hit 3s, and still hasn't turned 20 yet. Has the potential to be a top fantasy player in a few years.
#19 9 Ben Simmons 23PHIPG Simmons should get an extra assist now that he doesn't have to share the ball with Butler. He has increased his PPG by one over the past two seasons, and I'm expecting that trend to continue. Needs to improve his FT% to move up a tier.
#20 3 John Collins 22ATLPF,C Expecting him to be a 20/10 staple with good shooting efficiency for years to come, and his rookie season defensive numbers should return.
#21 1 Kristaps Porzingis 24DALPF,C Expecting him to get load managed as Dallas take care of their prized recruit, so expect a slow start to the season. His FG% should jump a little playing with players who like to pass the ball.
#22 9 Myles Turner 23INDPF,C He's not a strong rebounder, and playing next to Sabonis isn't going to help that, but what he does provide is league-leading blocks (2.7 last season), the ability to hit 3s (1 per game last season), and not hurt you too much from the free-throw line.
#23 1 Donovan Mitchell 23UTAPG,SG Should continue to see his game develop and Utah has committed to bringing in some more talent to make sure that defenses can't focus on him all the time. Should be a fantasy staple moving forward and could eventually become a good enough option to take over point-guard duties full-time.
#24 5 Andre Drummond 26DETPF,C His value is capped by his FT%, but he's a must-have in punt-FT builds due to his elite production in REB, BLK, and good production in FG%, PTS, and STL. Is still relatively young and in his prime for a few more seasons.
#25 3 Jimmy Butler 30MIASG,SF Alpha-dog Butler has his own team again, and I'm expecting an increase in numbers across the board (primarily in scoring). Should still have a few seasons of elite-level play left in him.
#26 De'Aaron Fox 21SACPG Expecting another increase across the board and should be a staple in the top 50 (and eventually top 30-40) for years to come.
#27 9 LeBron James 34LALSF,PF LeBron should have a very slight dip in points, but his assists should reach 9 per game for the second time in his career playing next to Davis. Should be re-energized in the short-term, but it wouldn't be unheard of if we start seeing him miss games as he focuses on extending his career.
#28 1 Rudy Gobert 27UTAC It looks like Utah will be playing small at the PF spot, so there are extra rebounds available for Gobert to grab, which makes him an even more appealing fantasy option.
#29 6 Victor Oladipo 27INDPG,SG Should start the season slowly, and will likely be load managed, so target him early in trades before he gets his groove back. The additions of Warren, Lamb, and Brogdon will help reduce his scoring load, but he'll still be their number one option.
#30 18 Marvin Bagley III 20SACPF Expecting Bagley to start the season as he finished the last - starting and hovering around 18/9 on most nights. I still think his best position is at C and should enter his peak in a few years.
#31 24 Mitchell Robinson 21NYKC Expected to continue how he ended last season. Randle might steal a few of his rebounds per game, but he'll make up for it with his blocked shots. He needs to work on keeping out of foul trouble. His upside is obviously huge, but I want to see another season before considering him as a stable long-term option.
#32 6 Pascal Siakam 25TORPF Expecting slight increases across the board, but a lower FG% as teams start to game plan for him more. If Toronto spends the season giving their vets a farewell tour before a rebuild begins then expect Siakam to be a focal point for seasons to come moving forward.
#33 5 Lauri Markkanen 22CHIPF Has issues staying on the court (68 and 52 games in his first two seasons - although he could very well have played more games in his rookie year had Chicago not played the tanking game). Has 20/10 potential, but his lack of AST-STL-BLK numbers limits his fantasy ceiling.
#34 15 Jayson Tatum 21BOSSF,PF Should be taking more ownership of the offensive end and should improve on his FG% so long as he stops taking so many long twos. I am expecting better production across the board this season.
#35 16 Clint Capela 25HOUPF,C We all know how much Westbrook chases rebounds, so Capela's rebounds per game should take a small dip. He should have more opportunities to block (and foul), so both are getting a modest bump.
#36 21 Zach LaVine 24CHIPG,SG Had an impressive break-out-again season last season with Chicago, and on paper, he's a great fit long-term with Coby White. The potential to be a 20 PPG,4.5 RPG, 3.5 APG guy for the rest of his prime is achievable.
#37 3 D'Angelo Russell 23GSWPG,SG His scoring should carry over to Golden State, but the assists might not be there (as he's playing next to Steph and Draymond). The fit with Klay the following season will be interesting to see, and it's rumored that he may even be traded at some point. His long-term appealed is tied to what happens the season after next.
#38 8 Kemba Walker 29BOSPG Expecting his FG% to jump a few percentage points to a career-high in the Celtics system. Should be energized to play for a team with genuine playoff intentions and he still got a few elite seasons left in him.
#39 11 Nikola Vucevic 29ORLPF,C Quietly put up a 1/1/1 (3PM/STL/BLK) season last year with 20 and 10, and there's nothing to suggest that he can't do it again. An excellent short-term option, and has a game that should age well, but at some point, Orlando has to make a decision about Bamba, so his long-term outlook is a little murky.
#40 8 Jrue Holiday 29NOPPG,SG New Orleans is his team in the short-term, and he should see an uptake in offensive responsibilities. I'm expecting a slight dip in assists as he looks to score a little more.
#41 Buddy Hield 26SACSG There's still a little more growth left in his game, but he needs to up his steal rate to go to the next level. Has a game that ages well and should be able to continue producing at this level for a long time.
#42 2 Wendell Carter Jr 20CHIC Had an impressive start to his rookie season before getting hurt and looks like a really roto-friendly C as a big man who can get you clean shooting percentages (49% FG, 78% FT) with good rebounds and blocked shots. He's somebody to target in all formats (especially dynasty).
#43 2 Jamal Murray 22DENPG,SG His assists are capped so long as he's playing on a team with Jokic, and he needs to break-out in another category to make the next step (steals?). He's young enough to keep improving, so expect gradual increments as he progresses through his career.
#44 37 Kevin Durant 31BKNSF,PF He'll be out for most of next season (if not all), but if you can get him for the right kind of deal he's somebody to target in dynasty leagues.
#45 8 Otto Porter Jr 26CHISF,PF Should continue his impressive post-trade Chicago numbers from last season (career-high in PTS, AST, FT%, and 3P%).
#46 3 Robert Covington 28MINSF,PF Should see time at PF this season as the young Timberwolves wings develop. Wouldn't be surprised to see his minutes drop a little, but he's still an elite fantasy option.
#47 (NEW) Ja Morant 20MEMPG His game should translate well to fantasy, but rookie point guards who get given the keys to a team take a while to develop, so don't expect fireworks out of the gate. He also has a quality point-guard backing him up in Tyus Jones. Should get better as the season progresses.
#48 27 Bam Adebayo 22MIAPF,C Bam is going to be fantasy basketball's worst kept secret heading into drafts, and he might fall into over-drafting territory where people might reach for him early to make sure they don't miss out. Still, he's set for a breakout season.
#49 21 Lonzo Ball 22NOPPG The opportunity is there for Lonzo to have a mini break-out (without the scoring), and he's a great PG for the New Orleans system (look at what Payton and Rondo were able to do in their time in New Orleans).
#50 10 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 21OKCPG,SG Expecting the typical season-season improvements, and given Chris Paul's health, he'll have plenty of games to run the offense by himself (assuming Paul doesn't get traded). Expecting him to play plenty of minutes next to Paul (and potentially start at SG) as he develops into a good long-term prospect.
#51 7 Tobias Harris 27PHISF,PFJumps up the offensive pecking order now that Butler is on another team and should mesh well with Philly's new additions who aren't as demanding about getting their shots up (Richardson and Horford).
#52 1 Josh Richardson 26PHISG,SF No longer the focal point of offensive sets, so his FG% should increase. I am expecting his steals to bounce back now that he can focus on the defensive side of the court.
#53 33 Domantas Sabonis 23INDPF,C Thad Young is no longer a Pacer, so it means we're finally going to get a Sabonis-Turner starting tandem, and I'm all for it. Sabonis should be a walking double-double most nights.
#54 8 CJ McCollum 28PORPG,SG An efficient volume scorer who's elite in 3 categories and doesn't provide enough in the others to be a consistent top 40 fantasy player.
#55 13 Jonas Valanciunas 27MEMC Yes, Jonas averaged 19.9 PPG in his stint in Memphis last season, but that was without JJJ. With the addition of Clarke, I can't see him playing more than 28 minutes per game. Has some excellent short-term appeal, but he may be on another roster in a few years.
#56 20 Khris Middleton 28MILSG,SF Had a great 2017-18 season, but didn't quick back it up last season. I'm expecting his steals to creep back up after dipping below 1.4 for the first time since his first season in Milwaukee (2013-14).
#57 32 Russell Westbrook 31HOUPG It looks like his streak of averaging a triple-double is going to come to an end in Houston. Chris Paul was able to average high assist numbers playing next to Harden (8.2 per game), so I'm expecting Westbrook to still get around 8 per game.
#58 7 DeMar DeRozan 30SASSG,SF He'll be a top 50 fantasy player for a few more seasons. At some point, his lack of three-point shot is going to hurt him, but he still has elite value in the short-term.
#59 7 Blake Griffin 30DETPF,C Added a much-welcomed 3-point shot, making 2.5 per game last season, which is exactly what a player like Blake (who relied heavily on his athleticism) needed to extend his career. It's not enough to offset his lack of STL + BLK numbers, but it'll keep him relevant for the next few seasons.
#60 (NEW) RJ Barrett 19NYKSF We're going to see some ugly shooting nights backed up with 28 point games, so expect a rollercoaster of a rookie season. Neither of his shooting percentages are going to be good, so factor that into your draft day strategy.
#61 3 Draymond Green 29GSWPF,C Expecting Green to hit double-digit points again as he takes on more responsibility on the team. Knowing Green, he'll start the season with a chip on his shoulder, which is great for his fantasy output. He's also playing for a new contract, but he's not somebody with long-term appeal in dynasty leagues.
#62 8 Eric Bledsoe 29MILPG,SG We know what we're getting with Bledsoe at this point in his career. A good, solid point guard who shoots at good percentages and is capable of a few more fringe top 50 finishes. His long-term appeal isn't there anymore, but he's still got a few more seasons of good play left in him.
#63 (NEW) Brandon Clarke 23MEMPF An NBA ready player who should be able to produce right away, but he'll be limited to a bench role with both JJJ and Jonas ahead of him in the depth chart this season. Has some excellent long-term appeal and is a great fit next to JJJ in the starting line-up in a few years.
#64 26 Malcolm Brogdon 26INDPG,SG Brogdon should handle the ball more in Indiana so he should see a small bump in assists. He's a great fit next to Oladipo and shoots a high FG% for somebody who's PG eligible.
#65 7 Jonathan Isaac 22ORLSF,PF Showed improvements across the board last season, and I'm expecting those improvements to continue. I still think his best position is at PF, and he doesn't look like he'll be a high scorer, but he makes up for it in other categories.
#66 4 Aaron Gordon 24ORLSF,PF Seems to have plateaued in his career and hasn't developed into the player many would have hoped for. The 3.7 APG last season was a nice addition to his game, and without a standout PG on the roster, he'll continue to handle the ball more.
#67 6 Julius Randle 24NYKPF,C There are lots of (too many) power forwards on the Knicks roster, but Randle is the clear best of the bunch. His numbers need to be re-adjusted to factor out the pace that New Orleans played last season.
#68 4 Steven Adams 26OKCC Adams is allowed to rebound again now that he's free from playing with Westbrook. I am expecting double-digit rebounds for the first time in his career.
#69 10 Caris LeVert 25BKNSG,SF Should be option number two while Durant is out, but Caris has his own inconsistencies when it comes to staying on the court. If you're in a dynasty league, it'll be worth shopping him around next season as he peaks in value.
#70 33 Thomas Bryant 22WASC Everybody's worst-kept sleeper has no competition at the C spot, and I can't see why he won't be playing 30 minutes per game next season. Has short-term value, but needs another strong season to cement himself as a viable option in the long-term.
#71 29 Jarrett Allen 21BKNPF,C Didn't make the second-season step many were expecting, and the addition of Jordan limits his ceiling, but he should still be getting 24 minutes a game. We'll have to wait a few seasons before we see him reach his ceiling.
#72 1 LaMarcus Aldridge 34SASPF,C As consistent as they come, and still has one or two more seasons of elite-level play left. We've seen him capable of expanding his range from behind the 3-point line in the past (averaging over one 3PM twice in his last five seasons).
#73 17 Kyle Lowry 33TORPG Will have to take on more scoring responsibility with Kawhi gone and has good short-term appeal, but he'll be 33 this season, and may only have a few good seasons left in him.
#74 14 Mikal Bridges 23PHOSG,SF I like what Mikal provides long-term as a 3&D specialist. Might not be a big scorer, but he's already elite in a category that's hard to get big numbers for (steals) and has a long career ahead of him in the league.
#75 35 Miles Bridges 21CHASF Bridges has the most fantasy-friendly game of all the "maybe they'll step-up" guys on the Hornets roster. So hopefully he'll be the one to step-up. In a 9-game sample size last season where he played between 30-40 minutes he averaged 32 MPG, 12.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.1 AST, with 1.4 STL and 0.7 BLK. It's a nice building block heading into this season with plenty of usage available after Kemba's departure.
#76 15 Gary Harris 25DENSG,SF Harris is due for a bounce-back season. I'm not expecting 2017-18 or 2018-19 Gary Harris, but somewhere in between.
#77 3 Kevin Love 31CLEPF,C I'd be hesitant to draft him since he hasn't played more than 60 games over the past three seasons. He should see his FG% creep back up after shooting below 41% for only the second time in his career.
#78 31 Klay Thompson 29GSWSG,SF Will be out for the majority of next season, but his game doesn't rely on athleticism, so he should come back OK. In terms of dynasty, he's somebody you can stash on your IL as you take a free-swing on an available FA.
#79 3 Brandon Ingram 22NOPSG,SF Not sure he's going to make the leap many are expecting. I think he'll have a very similar season to his last in LA (with a small decrease in usage). Need to improve from the free-throw line to maintain long-term appeal.
#80 15 Collin Sexton 20CLEPG Should see slight improvements across the board, with a small bump in FG%, and a slightly more significant jump in assists (which is still low for a starting point guard). Not sure how the Garland and Sexton combo is going to work, but Cleveland doesn't seem to be worrying about winning, so it looks like they're just going to throw big minutes at both of them to see if they can work it out.
#81 14 John Wall 29WASPG Came into last season out of shape (hello infamous Team USA photo), and had a poor attitude towards training before he got injured, so we can only hope he'll be motivated to come back from his injury in as best shape possible. Should miss most of next season, and will need some time to adjust the following season.
#82 11 Jerami Grant 25DENSF,PF Grant's move after a breakout season in OKC isn't all bad news. He's primed to play an essential role for Denver moving forward as Millsap's role reduces. I'm still expecting big minutes in the short-term with the occasional spot-start, and taking over Milsap's spot in the starting line-up in the long-term.
#83 3 Montrezl Harrell 25LACPF,C Should continue to get easy buckets under the rim with George and Leonard being the focal point of teams defensive schemes. Should see a slight increase in his already stellar FG%.
#84 (NEW) Darius Garland 19CLEPG We're going off a small college sample size of 5 games, but what we saw was somebody with a modern-NBA friendly offensive game. He's not going to be a high assist and steals guy, but he'll have every opportunity to get buckets. There will be some teething pains to start the season as the two point-guards (Sexton and Garland) work out how they're going to co-exist on the court.
#85 Justise Winslow 23MIAPF If he can get his FT% up and continue to handle to the ball, he'll be fantasy relevant for years to come. Both are big ifs, but the potential is there.
#86 88 Derrick Favors 28NOPPF,C The starting C spot is Favors for the taking, and he should put up good numbers in New Orleans fantasy-friendly system. Hayes might eat into his minutes as the season goes on, but he still has a few more productive seasons left in him.
#87 8 Danilo Gallinari 31OKCSF,PF Should continue his scoring from last season in LA as he takes on main-scorer duties in OKC. He needs to stay healthy. He has some pretty good short-term appeal.
#88 11 Al Horford 33PHIPF,C Has a few good seasons left in him, but the long-term appeal isn't quite there for dynasty leagues. I am expecting his usage to take a slight dip playing in a new system.
#89 11 Mike Conley 32UTAPG Expecting a slight decrease in numbers across the board as he plays next to another ball-dominant guard (Mitchell). He's still going to get his in the short-term, though.
#90 (NEW) Coby White 19CHIPG White has a nice touch around the rim, can hit the 3-ball, and is a more than capable defender (using his 6'5 frame being to his advantage). He's somebody to keep an eye on during the season and should get an opportunity to start at some point.
#91 (NEW) Jarrett Culver 20MINSF There are questions over who the opening night starting SG will be and whether it's Culver or Okogie, but I think Jarrett gets the starting spot at some point during the season and is a much better option long-term. Has the tools to be a good player.
#92 37 Marcus Smart 25BOSPG,SG A more significant role is there for Smart this season. Expect him to continue being an elite source of steals.
#93 12 Jusuf Nurkic 25PORC Might play a few games towards the end of the season, but don't expect much until the 20-21 season.
#94 1 Kelly Oubre Jr 23PHOSF There's no reason why Kelly can't continue his late run towards the end of the season now that TJ Warren isn't on the team - whether that be starting, or coming off the bench.
#95 8 Dejounte Murray 23SASPG Murray should have a nice return season, just remember that he's not a big assist guy, but he makes up for it with rebounding from the PG spot.
#96 36 Terry Rozier  CHAPG,SG Rozier is yet to have a season where he has shot 40% or better in his career. He'll be replacing Kemba in the starting line-up on a team desperate for somebody to step-up and produce. He's a good rebounder for a guard (hovering between 8-10 RPG per 36 minutes for his career), but the bad shooting nights won't be enough to offset it. He's more of a punt FG% or points-league kind of guy.
#97 44 Delon Wright 27DALPG,SG Should be the starting point guard on opening night. Is a good rebounder at his position, but his assists will be capped with Luka handling a lot of the ball.
#98 32 Gordon Hayward 29BOSSG,SF He wasn't great last season (putting it nicely), and I'm not sure whether we see a return of Utah's Gordon Hayward, but 16/5/4 is a realistic stat line to aim for this season. Given his age, you can decide whether that's worthwhile.
#99 21 Derrick White 25SASPG,SG Should spend a lot of time at SG this season as Murray re-enters the starting lineup at PG, but that shouldn't impact his numbers too much since he wasn't a bit assist guy anyway. He has a nice overall game (at the low-end level) and should make for a good end-of-bench guy on your roster.
#100 11 Kevin Huerter 21ATLSG Expecting typical second-season improvements. The additions of Hunter, Reddish, Turner, and Crabbe might stifle his ceiling in the short-term.
#101 62 DeMarcus Cousins 29LALPF,C A devastating ACL injury means Boogie is out for most of this season. It'll be another short contract once he does return, and it may not be in a starting role.
#102 18 Bogdan Bogdanovic 27SACSG,SF Should be hovering around the top 100 for multiple years as somebody who does a bit of everything without being elite in anything. Not sure if we'll see him get a consistent role as a starter, but he's a good enough rotation player to remain relevant for a while.
#103 6 Jaylen Brown 23BOSSG,SF Starter minutes are available for Jaylen this season. He seems like another guy who's going to be a better real-life player than fantasy, but given his age, there's still plenty of time to develop his game.
#104 (NEW) De'Andre Hunter 21ATLSF Hunter looks like he'll be one of those better-in-real-life-than-fantasy players. He's projected to be an elite defender but failed to tally more than 0.6 SPG in 32.5 MPG during his last season in college.
#105 36 Taurean Prince 25BKNSF Gets a fresh start in Brooklyn, and could see himself playing a lot of minutes at PF due to necessity (Durant's injury). This could be his last chance to prove himself worthy of a starting role.
#106 1 TJ Warren 26INDSF,PF Solid, without being exceptional. He won't hurt you in many categories and is an excellent option in the roto format. Not much upside in the dynasty format.
#107 8 Cedi Osman 24CLESF,PF Cedi Osman - Expecting slight improvements across the board. Don't see much long-term appeal with Cedi, and he doesn't have too high of a ceiling, but his starting spot looks safe (for now).
#108 12 Kyle Kuzma 24LALSF,PF Needs to do more than score to be a fantasy target, but that's all he'll be asked to do on the Lakers roster. Doesn't have much long-term appeal unless he finds himself on another roster.
#109 15 Hassan Whiteside 30PORC Has every opportunity to bounce back until Nurkic returns, but can his knees last? It's questionable whether there's another team who'd give him big minutes and he doesn't hold much value when Nurkic returns.
#110 (NEW) Kevon Looney 23GSWPF,C He has top 80-90 upside if he starts and gets 30 minutes a game (which apparently is Kerr's plan this season), whether that actually happens is another thing. He's still quite young, so there's plenty of room for improvement, but he doesn't seem like a high ceiling kind of guy.
#111 48 Chris Paul 34OKCPG Freed from Harden so his usage should go up. We'll have to assume he's playing for OKC for now (although there's a chance he'll get traded). Given his health, he'll be load managed as OKC prioritize the development of SGA.
#112 (NEW) Goga Bitadze 20INDC Should be ready to produce early, and his game translates well in the modern NBA where bigs need to protect the rim and hit the long-ball. Should find himself as the first big man off the bench at some point during the season.
#113 7 Spencer Dinwiddie 26BKNPG He'll continue to be the lead guard off the bench (and occasional spot starter) for a while, but that's not a bad thing. His ceiling isn't all that high, but he's a good, safe option (if you need one).
#114 4 Dario Saric 25PHOPF,C Should be the opening night starter at PF, but he seems like another one of those guys who's a better-in-real-life-than-fantasy player, and Phoenix are likely to play one of Bridges or Oubre Jr decent minutes at PF. Not sure if the long-term appeal is there with Saric just yet, but that can change once we have a bigger sample size.
#115 14 Kevin Knox 20NYKSF,PF Didn't have a good rookie season, and he'll have to play out of his natural position (PF) to get minutes this season, so he'll also have to adjust to playing SF. Don't think he'll produce enough outside of 3PM and the occasional good scoring game to off-set his poor FG% and lack of counting stats.
#116 1 Landry Shamet 22LACPG There's going to be plenty of open looks behind the arc available for Shamet with three offensive weapons in LA. His upside is capped in the short-term, but he's an intriguing option in dynasty leagues.
#117 26 Fred VanVleet 25TORPG There's a hole at SG, and VanVleet should get first dibs at it. Whether he can continue playing at the level he did in the finals is questionable, but the opportunity is there, and it's something to monitor as the season goes on.
#118 14 Larry Nance Jr 26CLEPF,C People enter every season expecting Nance to finally break-out, and given he's already 26 it's hard to see that happening now. He'll provide nice out-of-position steals (1.5 SPG last season), but I'm not expecting too much of a drastic improvement over last season.
#119 20 Jeremy Lamb 27INDSG,SF Should start the season strong as Oladipo gets reps back into his legs, so shop him in trades if he gets off to a hot start.
#120 13 Ivica Zubac 22LACC The Clippers have finals aspirations, and it seems like Zubac is a stop-gap starter until they can get a better C on their roster. Can he show that he's a worthy starter in the league long-term?
#121 9 Enes Kanter 27BOSC The big man department is running pretty thin in Boston, and Stevens has no choice but to figure out how to cover Kanter on defense. I wouldn't be surprised if Boston adds another big man to their roster at some point. Seems like a stop-gap option until somebody better comes along.
#122 30 Dennis Smith Jr 21NYKPG,SG Will be in a timeshare with Payton this season, which spells bad news for people who are still high on him (I'm not one of them). Will hurt you in both percentage categories and doesn't do enough in the others to off-set it. He's still young enough to turn it around in the long-term.
#123 30 DeAndre Jordan 31BKNC Only has a few good seasons left in him, and he doesn't block shots as many shots as you'd expect (2016-17 was the last time he averaged more than 1.2 BPG). He does provide good rebounding for a team that's likely to play small at PF, keep in mind that he'll be splitting minutes with Allen.
#124 42 Mohamed Bamba  ORLC Looks like he'll be relegated to project player status again this season. Hard to see him getting decent minutes with Vucevic balling out, but he's somebody to stash on your roster in dynasty formats.
#125 28 Andrew Wiggins 24MINSG,SF Hasn't proven to be anything other than an inefficient scorer in his five seasons in the NBA. He still has youth on his side, but he's not somebody to target until he starts producing.
#126 5 Ricky Rubio 29PHOPG Should see his assists bounce back, but he's still playing with a ball-dominant guard in Booker (like he did with Mitchell last season). He fills a need short-term.
#127 (NEW) Nickeil Alexander-Walker 21NOPSG Seems like the perfect replacement for Jrue Holiday if New Orleans choose to trade him. His upside is capped in the short term given how deep New Orleans is on the wing, but he's somebody to target in dynasty leagues and should become a good player within a few seasons. Should see some playing time early with Zion's injury.
#128 6 Brook Lopez 31MILC Brook has found a way to extend his career as a 3-point sniper who's capable of hitting 2+ threes and getting 2+ blocks a game, which is an extremely rare combination. Can be extremely valuable for a few more seasons.
#129 (NEW) Jaxson Hayes 19NOPC Still very raw and rebounding isn't one of his strengths. I am expecting him to bloom as the season goes on. We probably won't be seeing the best of him for a few years.
#130 47 Alex Len 26ATLPF,C Won't be splitting minutes with Dedmon this season, but he has never been a big minutes guy (never averaged more than 24 minutes in his career). He's spending more time on the perimeter, which means low rebound numbers. Collins should spend minutes at C in the future, but Len should be a good end of roster big man for this season until Fernando develops.
#131 (NEW) Troy Brown  WASSG,SF Started getting minutes after the all-star weekend, and showed signs of being a capable player. He should be in the conversation when it comes to who's starting at SF, but should still see minutes even if he's coming off the bench.
#132 30 Willie Cauley-Stein 26GSWPF,C Will help chime in on the offensive end, but his minutes won't be consistent as Kerr switches between Cauley-Stein and Looney. Needs to be in a more favorable location to become a fantasy-relevant player.
#133 35 Marc Gasol 34TORC We saw his minutes take a hit moving to Toronto, and it's debatable whether they'll ever pick up given his age. This might be his last productive season.
#134 12 Dillon Brooks 23MEMSG,SF Expecting Brooks to be the opening night starter. Has the potential to be good, without being great, and is worth a flier in the last few rounds of your draft. Showed promise in his rookie season, and is somebody to keep an eye on as the season goes on.
#135 32 Zach Collins 22PORPF,C Has a chance to start at PF this season, but needs to learn how to control his fouling (4.6 fouls per 36 last season). In a sample size of 31 games last season where he played between 20-30 minutes he averaged: 23.5 MPG, 9 PPG, 1.6 BPG, and shot 51% from FG and 82% from FT. Not big numbers, but it's a starting point.
#136 22 Kyle Anderson 26MEMSG,SF Sure, he can get you decent steals and blocks from the SF spot, but he doesn't really do much else, so his upside is pretty limited. Doesn't have much long-term appeal, but he can be a good short-term option if you need a defensive specialist.
#137 3 Tomas Satoransky 28CHIPG,SG Should be the opening night starter at PG, bit expect Coby White to eat into his minutes as the season progresses. I see Sato as a stop-gap option until Coby can take-over, so there's not much long-term appeal.
#138 26 Harrison Barnes 27SACSF,PF Doesn't provide much outside of points and 3s and has little upside moving forward. There are more exciting picks to make, but he does fill a need in the short-term.
#139 26 Malik Monk 21CHASG Has yet to prove himself as a starter quality player after two seasons in the NBA, and he won't have a better opportunity to produce than this season, it's just a matter of whether he's good enough to do it. Either way, he's not a great fantasy producer and only really produces in a few categories (FT%, 3PM) while hurting your FG% (has yet to shoot better than 39% from FG in his career).
#140 (NEW) Cam Reddish 20ATLPG Atlanta was the best-case scenario for Cam. He finds himself in a low-pressure environment where he can focus on becoming a useful 3&D player. He has all of the physical attributes, but prepare for some miserable shooting nights.
#141 25 Joe Ingles 32UTASG,SF Should still get starters minutes, whether that's coming off the bench or starting, and has a good all-round game to keep him fantasy relevant as he ages. Not somebody I'd be looking at in dynasty leagues, but he still has value in other formats.
#142 (NEW) Anfernee Simons 20PORSG I like Simons, but his ceiling is capped with Dame and CJ on the roster. Portland needs to find playing time for him, and he's an excellent option as a fantasy stash. Keep an eye on him early to see whether Portland give him regular minutes in their rotation.
#143 (NEW) Rui Hachimura 21WASPF He'll be thrown into the deep end as soon as he's ready (or not) to play heavy minutes. He was late to start playing basketball, so he's still a little raw, but he's somebody to monitor as he'll be given every chance to produce this season.
#144 29 Joe Harris 28BKNSG,SF He provides 3s and shoots a good percentage from the field and at the line (49% from FG and 84% from FT last season), but he doesn't have much upside outside of that.
#145 (NEW) Bruce Brown Jr 23DETSG Detroit is desperate for one of their young players to step-up, and there's a huge hole open in their starting lineup for a SG/SF. He's somebody to keep an eye on to see if he can produce during the season, and could eventually become a rotation-worthy player.
#146 13 Jakob Poeltl 24SASC Will spend more time this season coming off the bench and spot-starting. Doesn't have a whole lot of upside, but is capable of getting good rebounding and block numbers when given the minutes.
#147 36 Josh Jackson 22MEMSG,SF If this season doesn't go well (on and off the court) then it might be his last chance to earn a spot in a team's rotation. He can collect counting stats when he plays, his both of his percentages will hurt you. Worth a flier, but be ready to cut ties if it goes sour.
#148 65 Kris Dunn 25CHIPG,SG Satoransky and White getting added to Chicago's roster should explain how the Bulls feel about Dunn's long-term future. He's a player I'm avoiding in most formats, and if you have him in dynasty, try and shop him while he still has value. Best case scenario is getting traded to a team in need of a PG (Washington?).
#149 3 Harry Giles 21SACPF,C The upside is there, but it might take a few more seasons before Sacramento stop bringing in more experienced players to play ahead of him in the depth chart. Will need a few more seasons to mature, and he's still a project, but there's a long-term appeal in dynasty leagues.
#150 27 Michael Porter Jr 21DENSF His injury history (and family history of injuries) worries me, and I'm not sure whether we ever seem him string consistent seasons where he stays healthy. He's somebody to take a flyer on at the end of your draft or stash at the end of your bench in dynasty leagues.
#151 38 Tim Hardaway Jr 27DALSG,SF His ceiling is capped, and it doesn't look like he'll be more than a contributor to the PTS, 3PM, and FT% categories. The addition of Seth Curry limits his potential to get 30+ minutes each night.
#152 25 Serge Ibaka 30TORPF,C Had a bounce-back year and seemed more energized playing closer to the basket. I think we'll continue to see him spot-start, but still play fringe-starters minutes this season, but I'm not sure whether he'll be in Toronto to start the 2020-21 season.
#153 16 Jabari Parker 24ATLSF,PF Finds himself in another situation where he plays the same position as one of the best players on his team (Collins). Jabari is good for instant buckets off the bench, so expect streaky output through the season.
#154 39 Bobby Portis 24NYKPF,C He'll be padding his points and rebounds stats whenever he gets a chance, but with the log jam at PF in New York I'd be looking at other options. Still young enough to improve, but I think he peaks as a spot-starter / first big off the bench.
#155 20 Paul Millsap 34DENPF,C Denver clearly have another playoff run planned, and keeping Millsap fresh is clearly what they had in mind when signing Grant, so expect him to be managed throughout the regular season. Not much long-term appeal here as he's clearly in the twilight of his career.
#156 20 Markelle Fultz 21ORLPG,SG Possibly the hardest player to do projections for. He came into the league as the clear number 1 pick but hasn't been able to put it together at all. The upside is huge if he can ever get it together and is somebody to keep an eye on this season.
#157 (NEW) Bruno Fernando 21ATLC His minutes should gradually increase as the season goes on and he's capable of providing old-school big man stats (rebounds and blocks). Fernando is somebody to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
#158 50 Elfrid Payton 25NYKPG Had a big jump in FT% last season (64.9% to 74.3%), but his assist numbers should regress this season as he's part of a potential timeshare at PG and no longer in the New Orleans fast-paced offense. In the long-term, there aren't many teams in need of a starting PG with his skill-set and lack of shooting.
#159 40 Thaddeus Young 31CHISF,PF Lauri Markkanen is often injured, so Young still has short-term value coming off the bench and as a spot-starter.
#160 36 Jeff Teague 31MINPG Still capable of producing numbers, and doesn't have Jones backing him up to take away minutes. His appeal is only short-term given his age, and given the number of times he has already been mentioned in trade rumors, it's only a matter of time until Minnesota find somebody to replace him.
#161 17 Tyus Jones 23MEMPG May spend his career as a back-up point guard who sees 20-22 minutes a game. He's a good player but has little upside.
#162 (NEW) Dwight Powell 28DALPF,C Seems like a stop-gap option until somebody better comes along, but there's a starting role available for him this season, so the short-term appeal is there (for now).
#163 37 Dennis Schroder 26OKCPG Sure, OKC has traded Westbrook. But they've added 2 point-guards who are well ahead of him in the depth chart. He can score (inefficiently) and doesn't make enough of a contribution to other categories to be fantasy relevant in the long-term.
#164 22 Lou Williams 33LACPG,SG There's going to be games where he balls out when one of George or Kawhi are out, so I'm not expecting his scoring to be all that consistent. Might only have another season or two left at a high level.
#165 16 Rodions Kurucs 21BKNSF Provided flashes of being a rotation player last season, and should get a chance to push for the starting power-forward spot at some point this season, but with Durant back it's debatable whether the long-term appeal is there for Kurucs unless he breaks out this season.
#166 20 OG Anunoby 22TORSF,PF Has an opportunity to play big minutes this season and has the potential to be a nice 3&D option. He's somebody to take a flier on at the end of your draft.
#167 42 Jalen Brunson 23DALPG Delon caps his ability to get quality minutes in the short-term, but he shot surprisingly efficient from the field in his rookie season (46.7%), and if he continues to improve, there's a role for him as a spark-plug off the bench.
#168 (NEW) Meyers Leonard 27MIAPF,C Older than most people think and never really broke-out in his 7 seasons in Portland. At this stage in his career, it's hard to see him as anything more than an end-of-bench big man who doesn't hurt either of your percentages.
#169 (NEW) Moritz Wagner 22WASPF Whether it's spot starting at PF or backing up Bryant at C, Wagner should see some minutes this season, and we'll all be looking on to see whether he'll be able to be productive. He's a watch-list candidate or somebody to take a flier on at the end of your draft.
#170 (NEW) Tyler Herro 19MIASG Could get over-drafted after a good run in summer league, I'm just not sure how well his game translates to fantasy and whether he can make a meaningful contribution to any of the non-shooting categories in his rookie season.
#171 17 Lonnie Walker IV 20SASSG Can score the ball (and San Antonio need scoring off the bench), but he might need another season or two until he becomes an integrated part of the rotation. Somebody to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
#172 19 Jordan Clarkson 27CLEPG,SG At this point, he's not that much more than a streaky streamer to bring in when he gets hot for a week or two.
#173 28 Will Barton 28DENSG,SF In the twilight of his career, and isn't much more than a streamer or end-of-bench guy if/when he goes on a hot streak.
#174 16 Monte Morris 24DENPG Had a decent second season, and at some point, other teams are going to show interest in him and offer a bigger role, but his upside is capped in the short-term backing up Murray.
#175 21 Reggie Jackson 29DETPG,SG Seems like a stop-gap option at PG until a better option comes along, but that might take a while. He's not somebody to go out of your way to target, and isn't much more than an end-of-bench guy in the short-term.
#176 24 Rudy Gay 33SASSF,PF Had a surprisingly good season given the injury he was returning from, and he's still capable of putting up numbers in the short-term, but at his age, there are better options in dynasty formats.
#177 39 Maxi Kleber 27DALPF Has little upside and a low ceiling, but Powell isn't guaranteed the starting spot this season, so there's an opportunity to get minutes in the short-term.
#178 14 Aaron Holiday 23INDPG The additions of TJ McConnell and Jeremy Lamb spell bad news for Holiday, and he didn't exactly get rewarded with minutes when Oladipo went down last season, but that's to be expected as a rookie on a team planning a deep playoff run. It could be another slow season for Holiday.
#179 (NEW) Grant Williams 20BOSPF Williams is a high IQ player who can rebound like a champ. At 6'7 he's a little undersized at PF, but he fills an immediate need for the Celtics. Keep an eye to see how he's integrated into the rotation.
#180 (NEW) Sekou Doumbouya 18DETSF,PFStill raw, but he's a great athlete who thrives in the open court and has the tools to become a good 3&D player. Detroit doesn't have a great track record in developing players, but that just means there's less youth ahead of him if he can crack the rotation. Somebody to stash in dynasty formats.
#181 25 Terrence Ross 28ORLSG,SF Had a career-high in 3PM and PTS last season, and shoots pretty well from FT%, but he doesn't provide much outside of those categories. Doesn't have much long-term appeal, but he's somebody to keep at the end of your bench or stream when needed.
#182 23 Kelly Olynyk 28MIAPF,C A safe, and somewhat dull pick who should spend the season hovering around the top 90-110 range. Not much long-term appeal.
#183 22 Luke Kennard 23DETSG We've been waiting for Kennard to break-out, but it has yet to happen. Has shown flashes of being able to handle the ball, but right now he doesn't present himself as anything more than a streaming option or stash in dynasty leagues.
#184 24 Tyler Johnson 27PHOPG,SG Rubio pushes him back a little in the rotation, and it's hard to see him in Phoenix's long-term plans. He's on the last year of his expiring contract, so expect Phoenix to try and move him at the deadline.
#185 3 Josh Okogie 21MINSG Seems like a guy who needs big minutes to produce OK fantasy numbers, but he has time on his side to work things out. Needs a Wiggins trade to improve his long-term value.
#186 (NEW) Robert Williams 22BOSPF Boston desperately needs some defense at the C spot with Kanter starting. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Celtics acquire another big man before the end of the year, so Williams is a wait-and-see type prospect.
#187 16 Evan Fournier 27ORLSG,SF His usage declined last season, which coincided with Ross getting up more shots. Fournier is another low-upside guy with little long-term appeal.
#188 12 Kent Bazemore 30PORSG,SF Minutes should be there at SF for him in the short-term as he tries to revive his career in Portland. He doesn't have much upside.
#189 (NEW) Dewayne Dedmon 30SACC A helpful short-term solution in Sacramento until their young bigs mature a little more. Should continue to get minutes this season as long as they remain in playoff contention.
#190 28 DeAndre Bembry 25ATLSF Bembry hasn't taken the opportunities he has been given so far, and with Atlanta adding Hunter and Reddish it's hard to find a path for big minutes.
#191 16 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 24TORSF,PF Gets to re-boot his career in Toronto after an injury-riddled four seasons in Brooklyn. Doesn't have health or upside in his favor, and doesn't offer enough to be fantasy relevant in the long-term.
#192 14 Nicolas Batum 30CHASG,SF This could be his last somewhat productive season, his he still has a role to play without a quality point guard on the Charlotte roster. Expect a jump in assists and usage, and if you're in a dynasty league shop him around if he starts the season strong.
#193 4 Zhaire Smith 20PHISG There's a consistent spot in the rotation for him this season if he can perform, but rookies on teams with finals aspirations usually have a tough time earning big minutes. He's somebody to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues.
#194 24 JaVale McGee 31LALC Should be good for 22-24 minutes a game so long as Davis persists with playing at PF. His rebounding rate will take a small dip.
#195 40 Richaun Holmes 26SACPF,C Produced when given a chance in Phoenix, but the opportunity may not be there consistently enough in the short-term to be relevant this season.
#196 16 Eric Gordon 30HOUSG An end-of-bench guy who's still capable of hitting 3s and getting buckets, but his appeal is very short-term, and his best categories can be replicated by streaming.
#197 (NEW) Seth Curry 29DALPG,SG We should see the same amount of minutes from Seth this season whether it's as a fringe starter or gunner off the bench, but he's not much more than a 3PM streamer or end-of-bench guy. Not much long-term appeal here.
#198 13 Danny Green 32LALSG,SF A 3-point streamer who's still capable of getting close to a steal and block a game. Has some short-term value this season.
#199 20 Goran Dragic 33MIAPG,SG You have to assume he'll only be in the league for a few more seasons, and while he obviously has little long-term appeal, he can still be capable of producing OK numbers, but do you really want a 33-year-old producing OK numbers taking up a spot on your roster?
#200 10 JaMychal Green 29LACPF,C It doesn't seem like he'll be more than a decent back-up and occasional spot-starter for the rest of his career. Not much upside in the long-term.
#201 32 Nerlens Noel 25OKCPF,C Seems like he's destined to be a back-up in the NBA (unless he can improve his shooting). His reputation as a good defender is a bit misleading since he sometimes chases his blocks and steals by leaving his opponent.
#202 45 Ante Zizic 22CLEC He's somebody to keep an eye on depending on what Cleveland to with Thompson this season. Doesn't have significant upside and has a pretty low block-rate.
#203 31 Trevor Ariza 34SACSG,SF Hard to see how he fits in Sacramento's rotation enough to be fantasy relevant and given his age he's not somebody to roster in dynasty leagues.
#204 83 Josh Hart 24NOPSG,SF He has talent, but the minutes may not be there for him to be fantasy relevant this season.
#205 42 Frank Ntilikina 21NYKPG,SG New York seem to have given up on Frank; they're just not willing to admit it. Best case scenario is that he finds himself on another roster and manages to crack the rotation there. He doesn't have much short-term appeal.
#206 58 Emmanuel Mudiay 23UTAPG Utah isn't a great landing spot for him, and his value capped in the short-term, but I'm not sure whether there are too many teams out there who'd be giving him heavy rotation minutes anyway.
#207 41 Omari Spellman 22GSWPF Still needs to get in better shape if he wants to get consistent minutes in the league. He's a wait-and-see to see if he can find himself in a favorable position post-Warriors.
#208 40 Dante Exum 24UTAPG,SG The Exum experiment continues for another season, and it's questionable whether he'll ever be able to put it together (both health and talent-wise). At this point, he's somebody to stash on the bench in deep dynasty formats.
#209 26 Cheick Diallo 23PHOPF,C Played well in a small sample size in New Orleans when Davis sat, but the path for minutes isn't quite there for him this season. Can provide some value as a spot-starter if/when he gets a chance to.
#210 23 DJ Wilson 23MILPF It's going to be hard getting minutes playing the same position as the MVP on a team with plans for a deep playoff run, but DJ has shown flashes of being good. It might take a trade to another team for him to get a consistent run. Stash him on your bench in dynasty leagues if you have a spare roster spot for a few seasons.
#211 20 Willy Hernangomez 25CHAC The promise is there, but he has never had a good stretch of substantial playing time. If it doesn't happen this season and on this roster then it's hard to see it ever happening.
#212 19 JJ Redick 35NOPSG Will provide much-needed outside shooting for New Orleans this season, but at this point in his career he doesn't offer much outside of 3-point shooting, points, and FT%. Not much long-term appeal.
#213 17 Dwight Howard 33LALPF,C 
#214 16 Noah Vonleh 24MINPF Seems like he's destined to spend the rest of his career coming off the bench and spot-starting, but he's a capable streaming option when given the minutes.
#215 16 Mario Hezonja 24PORSG,SF Will have his weeks where he looks like a quality player, followed by weeks of inconsistent minutes and fantasy output. Can play both forward spots, which is an immediate need for Portland in the short-term, but he has a history of letting fantasy coaches down.
#216 (NEW) Patrick Beverley 31LACPG,SG He's the perfect PG for this Clippers roster, but at this point in his career he doesn't have much upside in the fantasy format as an end-of-roster guy, and not something to target for anything long-term.
#217 (NEW) Bojan Bogdanovic 30UTASG,SF Sure, he stepped up last season with the absence of Oladipo, but he's now on a deep Utah roster, and he doesn't provide enough in other categories to make up for it.
#218 (NEW) Royce O'Neale 26UTASFHis ceiling is being able to spot-start as a low usage defensive guy.
#219 (NEW) Derrick Rose 31DETPG Rose comes in to play minutes at PG and SG (where Detroit has a huge hole). I'm not expecting him to back up his 18 PPG average from last season, but he still has short-term value. Long-term? Not so much.