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

Overall: Overall rankings | Contending: For teams in win-now mode | Rebuilding: To qualify, players must be umder the age of 26

Last updated: 20 January 2020 by Joseph Mamone ( @hashbasketball)
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Luka Doncic (DAL, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 20.9
Luka is currently leading the league with triple-doubles this season, and he's doing it shooting 47% from the field, and 82% from the line. And he hasn't even turned 21 yet.
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN, C) AGE: 24.2
His 3-point shot looks legit, the only concern I have is how happy he is playing in Minnesota.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL, SF,PF) AGE: 25.1
His FT% has almost dipped down to his FG%, which is a huge concern, but the rest of his game has gone to another level. He's the best player in fantasy basketball in punt FT% builds.
James Harden (HOU, PG,SG) AGE: 30.4
Can Harden go the season averaging close to 40 points per game? There's nothing to suggest otherwise. He'll be one of the best fantasy players over the next few seasons, and he's currently shooting at a career-high FG%.
Anthony Davis (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 26.9
Has been battling injuries for most of the season so far. He's still a top fantasy player, but the huge 40/20 games are going to be few and far between, and that's OK since he's still putting up top 3 fantasy numbers.
Joel Embiid (PHI, PF,C) AGE: 25.9
He's a top fantasy player when he's switched on, but there's always the risk that he re-injures himself until he shows he's capable of playing a full season.
Nikola Jokic (DEN, PF,C) AGE: 24.9
Jokic has started the season slow, soft, and pudgy, but he's an undeniable talent and fantasy player. The buy-low window is shutting, so get him if you still can.
Trae Young (ATL, PG) AGE: 21.3
He's shooting 40% from the field over the past month, but he shot 47% from the field at the start of the season when Collins was in the lineup, so his percentages should creep up with a legit second option on the floor.
Devin Booker (PHO, PG,SG) AGE: 23.2
He's continuing to shoot at an efficient rate (over 50% from the field), which is a welcome addition to his game, and he's still managing to rack up the assists even though he's playing next to an elite assists guy.
Kyrie Irving (BKN, PG,SG) AGE: 27.8
There are serious concerns with his health, and he'll miss more time this season. He's somebody to try and buy-low on in dynasty formats if you're already planning for next season.
Pascal Siakam (TOR, PF) AGE: 25.8
Is it possible for the same player to win most improve player two seasons in a row? He has taken yet another step, and he's returning second-round value.
Damian Lillard (POR, PG) AGE: 29.5
Will continue to be a top-10 fantasy player for a few more seasons, and his game should age well.
Bradley Beal (WAS, SG) AGE: 26.6
He's going to continue playing 35+ minutes a night and have the freedom to do whatever he wants on the offensive end. His fantasy value is at an all-time high, let's hope his body can handle it for the rest of the season.
DeAndre Ayton (PHO, C) AGE: 21.5
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.
Kawhi Leonard (LAC, SG,SF) AGE: 28.6
A top 10 fantasy player in re-draft leagues when he plays, but sitting this many games every season will eventually come back and hurt you, so plan accordingly.
Zion Williamson (NOP, PF) AGE: 19.6
Zion's going to be very good, and we've seen players come back after missing big chunks of their rookie season, so I'm not concerned with his current injury. Still, I'm concerned about his ability to stay healthy over an 82 game season, but he has plenty of time to work it out.
Andre Drummond (DET, PF,C) AGE: 26.5
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. Not concerned with the trade noise.
Donovan Mitchell (UTA, PG,SG) AGE: 23.4
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.
Ben Simmons (PHI, PG) AGE: 23.5
His scoring has dipped, but there's enough firepower in Philadelphia that scoring isn't what they need from Simmons. He's an elite fantasy player in punt FT% builds, and he has finally hit a 3-pointer.
John Collins (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 22.3
The buy-low window has closed. As predicted, his defensive numbers are back, and he has developed a 3-point shot, averaging 1.6 3-pointers a game so far this season.
Stephen Curry (GSW, PG,SG) AGE: 31.9
Golden State has turned to youth as they continue to lose games and improve their lottery odds. There's little incentive to rush Steph back, so consider this a somewhat lost season. He'll return at some point, and will be useful for a fantasy playoff run if you can get him on the cheap.
Paul George (LAC, SF,PF) AGE: 29.7
Will get load managed throughout the season, but he'll put up elite numbers when he does play.
LeBron James (LAL, PG,SF,PF) AGE: 35.1
LeBron Rule 101: Assume he's going to be a top 10 fantasy player in re-draft leagues until his body starts breaking down.
Jimmy Butler (MIA, SG,SF) AGE: 30.4
Butler seems to be in a happy place with the hard-working Heat. He seems more willing to share the work load, so first-round production may not be there this season, but he should still have a few seasons of elite-level play left in him.
Brandon Ingram (NOP, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 22.4
Has continued to fill up the stat sheet after his hot start to the season, so it'll be interesting to see if he can maintain it once Zion plays.
Jayson Tatum (BOS, SF,PF) AGE: 21.9
Tatum has taken the next step many were hoping for after his rookie season, and there's still plenty of room to grow (his FG% being the most obvious improvement).
Rudy Gobert (UTA, C) AGE: 27.6
Sometimes players have the reputation of being such a good defender, that teams shoot less around them, and that's what's happening to Gobert. He's still an elite shot blocker when given the chance to contest shots, but teams are challenging him less.
Clint Capela (HOU, PF,C) AGE: 25.7
Houston relies on him so much that he had to play hurt to start the season. His shoulder looks to be on the mend, so he's back to pulling down boards and blocking shots.
Bam Adebayo (MIA, PF,C) AGE: 22.5
The Bam break-out has taken place, and Miami are even running offensive sets through him (amost averaging 5 assists per game). Congratulations if you drafted him.
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 24.5
He kicked into his next gear once Luka went down with an injury, averaging 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in those games, so it's good to know he's still capable of putting up big numbers. His FG% will always be an issue since almost half of his field-goal attempts are from behind the arc, but he makes up for it with his elite shot-blocking.
Jaren Jackson Jr (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 20.4
The buy-low window has closed now that his scoring and shot-blocking are trending back in the right direction.
Zach LaVine (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 24.9
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.
Jamal Murray (DEN, PG,SG) AGE: 22.9
Murray has upped his fantasy output by adding steals (1.4 per game so far this season) to his game, and it's exacly what we were hoping for. If he can keep it up, he's a top 50 player for years to come.
Kemba Walker (BOS, PG) AGE: 29.7
Kemba's shot is starting to connect at a more accurate rate as he settles into the Celtics offensive schemes, averaging 47% from the field over the last 30 days.
Fred VanVleet (TOR, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
NBA Finals Fred has evolved into Regular Season VanVleet, and he's a fantasy stud. He'll continue to play a key role in Toronto moving forward.
D'Angelo Russell (GSW, PG,SG) AGE: 23.9
Will have all of the usage he can handle in a depleted Warriors line-up. Hard to see his value get any higher than it will later this season, so plan accordingly.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC, PG,SG) AGE: 21.5
He has managed to improve his fantasy output while maintaining his solid shooting percentages. Will be a quality fantasy option for years to come in both re-draft and dynasty formats.
Domantas Sabonis (IND, PF,C) AGE: 23.7
His production might drop a little when Oladipo returns, but he's the best big-man currently on this roster.
Myles Turner (IND, PF,C) AGE: 23.8
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, 2 this season), the ability to hit 3s (1 per game last season, 1.6 this season), and not hurt you too much from the free-throw line.
Victor Oladipo (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 27.7
He'll return this season, but Indiana's priority is to get him as healthy as possible for the playoffs, so expect a lot of load management, and a reduced role as he gets eased back into the rotation.
Jrue Holiday (NOP, PG,SG) AGE: 29.6
He's back to playing at the level many were expecting to start the season.
Nikola Vucevic (ORL, PF,C) AGE: 29.3
Currently a member of the exclusive 1-1-1 club (averaging 1 3-pointer, 1 steal, and 1 block) as he continues to fly under the radar.
De'Aaron Fox (SAC, PG) AGE: 22.1
The buy-low window has closed, and Fox is back to running the floor and doing what he does best.
Kevin Durant (BKN, SF,PF) AGE: 31.3
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.
Ja Morant (MEM, PG) AGE: 20.5
Has started the season better than people were predicting, and he's already doing a good job leading Memphis' offense. My only concern is with how ferocious he attacks the rim, given his slender frame. Somebody to target in dynasty formats if you can get your hands on him.
Thomas Bryant (WAS, C) AGE: 22.5
Bryant's game has gone up a notch, and he has the potential to be a fringe top 50 guy so long as he continues to start and play 30 minutes a night.
Jonathan Isaac (ORL, SF,PF) AGE: 22.3
Was in the middle of a break-out year before he got hurt. Somebody to try and buy-low on if you're already planning for next season and you're in a dynasty league.
Kyle Lowry (TOR, PG) AGE: 33.8
Currently having one of the best fantasy seasons of his career, and he's playing a career-high in minutes. All at the age of 33.
Jaylen Brown (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 23.2
Jaylen has grabbed the starting role with both bands, and his offensive game has developed better than most were expecting. He should be hovering around the top 50 range for the next few seasons. His high FG% is a welcome addition at the SG/SF spot.
Malcolm Brogdon (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 27.1
Things seem to have come back to normal after a hot start to the season. He still has an important role to play once Oladipo returns, but it won't be as big as it is now.
Robert Covington (MIN, SF,PF) AGE: 29.1
The defensive numbers that we've grown to love are coming back. Not sure if playing PF is a great long-term option for him, but he's making it work.
Khris Middleton (MIL, SG,SF) AGE: 28.5
Has returned to form after a lackluster 2018-19, and should be hovering around the top 40-50 range for the rest of the season.
Buddy Hield (SAC, SG) AGE: 27.1
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.
Tobias Harris (PHI, SF,PF) AGE: 27.5
Continues to be a roto-friendly player, and should be a staple in the top-60 for another season or two.
Russell Westbrook (HOU, PG) AGE: 31.2
His FT% has become respectable again, and he's back to putting up top 30-40 value in re-draft leagues.
Kelly Oubre Jr (PHO, SF) AGE: 24.1
Continues to find himself in the top 50-60 range, and there's no sign of slowing down this season.
Marvin Bagley III (SAC, PF) AGE: 20.9
We're starting to see a concerning pattern with Bagley. He gets hurt, comes back and does some nice things, and then misses more games. He has the potential to be a walking double-double, but he needs to find a way to stay on the court.
Andrew Wiggins (MIN, SG,SF) AGE: 24.9
Has Andrew Wiggins finally worked out that basketball is a team game? He's starting to look good out there, and his newly found ability to pass has opened up the court for him on the offensive end. Let's see if it can continue.
CJ McCollum (POR, PG,SG) AGE: 28.3
CJ has bounced back after a his shooting slump to start the season, and he's back to putting up top-50 value.
Lauri Markkanen (CHI, PF) AGE: 22.7
He has started the season slowly, and the buy-low window opens up a little more with every bad game. Time it right, and you'll get yourself a bargain.
Brandon Clarke (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 23.3
He's putting up top 100 value in under 22 minutes a game, and you have to assume that his role will increase as the season goes on.
Jonas Valanciunas (MEM, C) AGE: 27.7
Jonas continues to be a subject of debate. He's a much better fantasy player than real-life player, so he's not a walk-up starter on most teams, and you have to think at some point Memphis are going to start experimenting with a JJJ / Clarke starting combo. Until then, Jonas will continue producing top-75 numbers.
Chris Paul (OKC, PG) AGE: 34.7
If you have Paul in a dynasty format now's the time to try and move him, unless you're competing for the title. He's only going to get older, and he has a history of hamstring injuries.
DeMar DeRozan (SAS, SG,SF) AGE: 30.5
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.
Gordon Hayward (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 29.8
Hayward is starting to return to his pre-injury form and should continue to be a top-50 player in re-draft leagues so long as he remains healthy.
Devonte' Graham (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 24.9
Has blown up this season and become Charlotte's best fantasy prospect. The only concern (a very slight one) is how long he'll be able to keep it up for, but there's nothing to suggest that he'll be slowing down soon.
Jarrett Allen (BKN, PF,C) AGE: 21.8
It looks like common sense has prevailed, with Allen's minutes not taking too much of a hit with the addition of DeAndre Jordan. His upside is still capped in the short-term, but his long-term outlook looks to be in good shape.
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS, PF,C) AGE: 34.5
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).
Kevin Love (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 31.4
There's no doubt he can produce when he's playing, but he wants out of Cleveland, and it's questionable whether there's a team that wants to take on his contract in a trade.
Wendell Carter Jr (CHI, C) AGE: 20.8
A roto-friendly big man who can get you clean shooting percentages (55% FG, 71% FT). He isn't currently reaching his potential, and he seems to be holding back on the offensive end. Somebody to buy-low on in dynasty formats.
Mitchell Robinson (NYK, C) AGE: 21.8
The Mitchell Robinson rollercoaster continues as his minutes continue to be reduced. The potential is there, but he needs to get better on the defensive end (and stop biting at every shot attempt).
Steven Adams (OKC, C) AGE: 26.5
Has bounced back after a slow start to the season, and he's enjoying being able to rebound the ball again.
Otto Porter Jr (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 26.6
Something isn't right with Otto this season. He's a good buy-low candidate if you believe he can turn things around.
Caris LeVert (BKN, SG,SF) AGE: 25.4
Caris is trending towards somebody who's starting to become a liability when it comes to games played. He was drafted as an injury risk (why he slid to pick 20), and he hasn't shown signs of shedding that tag in his four seasons in the league. Try and move him once he returns from injury and hits some good form.
Julius Randle (NYK, PF,C) AGE: 25.2
Will give you nice points, rebound, and assists numbers from the PF spot, but the other numbers are lacking.
Terry Rozier (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
Starting alongside Devonte' Graham is going to limit his assist numbers, but that's not going to stop him from getting 30+ minutes a night. He has more value in a punt FG% build.
Lonzo Ball (NOP, PG) AGE: 22.2
The Lonzo roller-coaster is ascending after his recent stretch of good play. Now isn't a bad time to shop him around in a dynasty league.
RJ Barrett (NYK, SG,SF) AGE: 19.6
Suitable for only a few punt builds given his horrible shooting percentages, but if you happen to be punting both FG% and FT%, you should be able to get him on the cheap.
Montrezl Harrell (LAC, PF,C) AGE: 26.0
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%.
Danilo Gallinari (OKC, SF,PF) AGE: 31.5
Capable of giving you a quality return in points and FT%, but he'll be linked to trade rumors until the trade-deadline passes.
Draymond Green (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 29.9
He's going to be frustrating to have on your roster this season as Golden State continue to be extra cautious with their banged-up vets.
Klay Thompson (GSW, SG,SF) AGE: 30.0
Will be out for the majority of the 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.
Aaron Gordon (ORL, SF,PF) AGE: 24.4
Don't mind me, I'm just here waiting for Aaron Gordon to remember how to play basketball again.
Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN, PG) AGE: 26.8
Will continue to get significant minutes while Kyrie is out. Ride the hot hand while you can.
Josh Richardson (PHI, SG,SF) AGE: 26.4
There's a lot of options in Philadelphia, and he's not getting enough touches to break into the top-75 based on his offensive production. Will need to up his steals to get there.
Richaun Holmes (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 26.3
Everybody's per-minute darling has finally scored himself a starting role, and he's quietly putting up good numbers on high efficiency. Should mesh well with Bagley when he returns.
Dejounte Murray (SAS, PG) AGE: 23.3
His production has started to pick up, but he's still limited as a fantasy player until he improves his scoring. Even without it, he's putting up good defensive stats.
Coby White (CHI, PG) AGE: 19.9
Coby White's season so far has been the definition of a rollercoaster ride, but it's one you want to be taking in a dynasty build so long as you can cover his FG%.
John Wall (WAS, PG) AGE: 29.4
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 this season, and will need some time to adjust the following season.
Eric Bledsoe (MIL, PG,SG) AGE: 30.1
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.
Derrick Favors (NOP, PF,C) AGE: 28.5
It looks like New Orleans are making are run for the 8th seed, and Favors has been a big reason for their recent surge. He'll be relied on to anchor the defensive end, so the minutes will be there.
Markelle Fultz (ORL, PG,SG) AGE: 21.7
If we're starting with a clean slate and treating this like his rookie season, then he's off to a good start, and he has shown signs of becoming a good rotation player.
Marcus Smart (BOS, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
It seems like Smart has returned to his old punt-FG ways, but his steals, 3s, and assists make up for it. It doesn't seem like there's much room to improve in turns of dynasty value, but he's still a useful player.
Luke Kennard (DET, SG) AGE: 23.6
The break-out has happened, and Detroit finally has a young, competent player to play at the SG/SF spot. Let's hope they don't mess it up.
PJ Washington (CHA, SF,PF) AGE: 21.4
He'll get better as the season goes on, and his development will continue to be a focal point for Charlotte. The Hornets struggle to sign free agents, so it's hard to see him being replaced in the starting line-up any time soon.
Jusuf Nurkic (POR, C) AGE: 25.4
Might play a few games towards the end of the season, but don't expect much until the 20-21 season.
Hassan Whiteside (POR, C) AGE: 30.6
Whiteside is having a very Whiteside season (putting up elite rebounds, blocks, and FG%), but there's still concerns whether he's capable of starting on another team once he's moved on.
Kendrick Nunn (MIA, PG,SG) AGE: 24.5
Started the season on a tear, but Miami are deep at the guard spot, and when his shot isn't falling, he doesn't provide much else. Now could be a good sell-high opportunity if you find somebody who thinks he can be a top 50 player.
Al Horford (PHI, PF,C) AGE: 33.6
Has a few good seasons left in him, but the long-term appeal isn't quite there for dynasty leagues.
Mike Conley (UTA, PG) AGE: 32.3
Has been a season to forget for Conley, but he has the talent to turn it around once he returns.
Derrick White (SAS, PG,SG) AGE: 25.6
Something is up with White, and his fantasy output has regressed to a point where he's hard to roster in re-draft leagues.
TJ Warren (IND, SF,PF) AGE: 26.4
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.
Kevin Huerter (ATL, SG) AGE: 21.4
It looks like he's recovered from his injuries. Has the potential to be a top-90 player for the rest of the season.
OG Anunoby (TOR, SF,PF) AGE: 22.5
His defensive numbers have settled down after a hot start, but he has the potential to be a top-100 staple as he continues to develop his game.
Rui Hachimura (WAS, SF,PF) AGE: 22.0
He's still a little raw, but he'll be given every chance to produce this season in an attempt to accelerate his progress.
Dennis Schroder (OKC, PG) AGE: 26.4
Best suited as an end-of-roster guard who can give you a boost in scoring. Not much long-term appeal in dynasty formats.
Jarrett Culver (MIN, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 20.9
Has shown flashes of being a productive player, but those flashes aren't enough to make up for his putrid shooting percentages. Somebody to stash in dynasty leagues.
Miles Bridges (CHA, SF) AGE: 21.8
Bridges has taken a small second-season step; it just hasn't been as big as many were hoping for. Gradual, year-to-year improvement is on the cards, and that's OK.
Justise Winslow (MIA, PG,SF,PF) AGE: 23.8
If he can get his FT% up and continue to handle to the ball, he'll be standard-league relevant for years to come. Both are big ifs, but the potential is there.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (SAC, SG,SF) AGE: 27.4
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.
Will Barton (DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 29.0
We've seen this movie before. Sell-high if you can get a good return.
Tomas Satoransky (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 28.2
A nice player to have at the end of your bench, and is more than capable of providing decent assist and steal numbers. Has more value in re-draft leagues compared to dynasty.
Sekou Doumbouya (DET, SF,PF) AGE: 19.1
Still 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. He should continue to get minutes with Blake out.
Nerlens Noel (OKC, PF,C) AGE: 25.8
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.
Collin Sexton (CLE, PG,SG) AGE: 21.1
At this point, we need to stop looking at Sexton as a PG. He's a score-first combo-guard, who still has potential to improve his assist numbers. He hasn't shown it yet, though.
Gary Harris (DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 25.4
It's time to accept Harris for what he is - a decent real-life NBA player, but a below-average fantasy player. Try and find a believer and move him while he still has some value.
Jeff Teague (ATL, PG) AGE: 31.6
It looks like the regression has started, but he can still a useful player coming off the bench.
Evan Fournier (ORL, SG,SF) AGE: 27.2
He doesn't have much long-term appeal, but he's producing solid numbers to start the season, and is currently leading the Magic in scoring.
Norman Powell (TOR, SG,SF) AGE: 26.7
Took a little longer to step-up his game, but he finally got there. Should be flirting with top-100 production for the rest of the season.
Darius Garland (CLE, PG) AGE: 20.0
He hasn't had a great start to his career, but he's the kind of player who needs a few years in an NBA system to show us what he's capable of doing. Somebody to stash in dynasty leagues, and somebody to monitor in re-draft leagues.
Brook Lopez (MIL, C) AGE: 31.8
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.
Lou Williams (LAC, PG,SG) AGE: 33.2
Has a season or two left in him as an elite scorer off the bench, and he'll get plenty of opportunities to be the second option when one of George or Kawhi sits.
Troy Brown Jr (WAS, SG,SF) AGE:
Davis Bertans (WAS, PF,C) AGE: 27.2
He'll be flirting with top-80 value so long as his shot is falling, but his ceiling is capped until he starts contributing to non-shooting categories. Somebody to roster once he returns from injury.
Jeremy Lamb (IND, SG,SF) AGE: 27.7
If you're in a dynasty league now's a good time to shop him around to see what you can get in return. His value isn't going to get any higher.
Moritz Wagner (WAS, PF,C) AGE: 22.7
Well suited to the current Washington run-and-gun offensive scheme, and he's a good end-of-bench guy once he returns from injury.
Enes Kanter (BOS, C) AGE: 27.7
It seems like Kanter's role is capped at playing 18-20 minutes per game coming off the bench. He's still capable of putting up numbers, but that's dependant on the match-up that night. There are better options elsewhere right now unless you're looking for a streaming option.
Mikal Bridges (PHO, SG,SF) AGE: 23.4
I like what Mikal provides long-term as a 3&D specialist, but he needs to provide more in other areas to get enough minutes to become a standard league player.
Ricky Rubio (PHO, PG) AGE: 29.3
A great steals and assists option in the short-term. Now's a good time to shop him around in a dynasty league.
Blake Griffin (DET, PF,C) AGE: 30.9
His value is at an all-time low, and it looks like his knees are shot. Not somebody to focus on this season, but if you're in a dynasty league, and you're in a win-now build, you might be able to get him for scraps to stash him on the IL.
Dillon Brooks (MEM, SG,SF) AGE: 24.0
Looks to be the best of the current crop of SG/SF players on the roster, but Memphis will have a top lottery pick in a draft loaded with guard talent, so his future as a starter is far from locked in.
Marcus Morris Sr (NYK, SF,PF) AGE: 30.4
Has value in the short-term, but his name is often the first to be mentioned in trade talks, and there's no way he gets traded to a team that lets him put up this many shots.
Alex Len (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 26.6
Somebody to stream or have at the end of your roster when you know he's going to get minutes, but there isn't much upside.
Michael Porter Jr (DEN, SF) AGE: 21.6
His injury history (and family history of injuries) worries me, but it looks like Denver are keen for him to be a key part of the rotation for the rest of the season (with recent sports saying that he'll get 22-24 minutes a night). He's somebody to take a flyer on.
Bruce Brown Jr (DET, SG) AGE: 23.4
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.
Kyle Kuzma (LAL, SF,PF) AGE: 24.5
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.
Delon Wright (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 27.7
The steals are there, but the other counting stats, and playing time aren't. Delon's value seems to be hovering around an end-of-roster kind of guy who you can count on to get steals and not hurt your shooting percentages.
De'Andre Hunter (ATL, SF) AGE: 22.1
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, and he's only averaging 0.6 steals in just under 32 minutes so far this season in Atlanta.
Anfernee Simons (POR, SG) AGE: 20.6
I like Simons, but his ceiling is capped with Dame and CJ on the roster. He's somebody to monitor as the season progresses.
Taurean Prince (BKN, SF,PF) AGE: 25.8
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.
Tyler Herro (MIA, SG,SF) AGE: 20.0
He can make it rain when he gets hot, but he needs to builds on other aspects of his game to be standard-league relevant.
Kevon Looney (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 24.0
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.
Kris Dunn (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
He's not going provide anything outside of steals, but a player like Dunn still holds value as an end of bench / streamer type player when you need a boost in steals.
Goga Bitadze (IND, C) AGE: 20.6
It's always hard for rookies to find minutes on playoff teams when they're stacked in their primary position. The talent is there, but the playing time isn't.
Eric Paschall (GSW, SF,PF) AGE: 23.2
It's debatable how much playing time he'll get next season when everybody is healthy, but the only thing you can do now is enjoy the ride, and hope for the best.
Jerami Grant (DEN, SF,PF) AGE: 25.9
Word out of Denver's camp in the pre-season was that Grant was to be getting starters minutes, but he's barely ticking over 20 per game so far. He's somebody to keep an eye on to add if/when Millsap gets hurt.
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 30.8
He can score, and he's doing that in Utah, but he doesn't offer much else. Still has short-term value so long as his shot continues to fall.
Derrick Rose (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 31.3
His 49% shooting from the field doesn't look sustainable, but there's no denying his short-term value. Not somebody to count on in longer formats of the game.
Ivica Zubac (LAC, C) AGE: 22.9
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?
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (NOP, SG) AGE: 21.4
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.
Malik Monk (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 22.0
A heat-check guy who doesn't provide much when his shot isn't falling. Hasn't shown that he's capable of taking the starting spot, and has been overtaken in the depth chart by Devonte' Graham.
Kevin Porter Jr (CLE, SG) AGE: 19.7
Has the physical attributes to be a good player, and was poised to play meaningful minutes until he got hurt.
Kevin Knox (NYK, SF,PF) AGE: 20.5
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.
Cam Reddish (ATL, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 20.4
Hasn't started the season well, shooting 32% from the field so far this season. Will need to drastically improve his shot to be standard league relevant.
Jaxson Hayes (NOP, C) AGE: 19.7
Still very raw and rebounding isn't one of his strengths. Should get minutes towards the end of the season of New Orleans fall out of the playoff race.
Joe Ingles (UTA, SG,SF) AGE: 32.3
His fantasy output has started to regress, and it's hard to see him be fantasy relevant unless he starts getting 30 minutes a night again.
DeAndre Jordan (BKN, C) AGE: 31.5
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.
Danuel House Jr (HOU, SG,SF) AGE: 26.6
Has the starting SF spot locked in for now, but Houston's SF spot has been a revolving door in the past, so it's far from secure.
Tristan Thompson (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 28.9
Tristan has started the season on a tear. How long he can sustain it is up for debate, but you can either ride the hot streak until he goes cold, or trade him. One thing is sure, is that there's a lot of missed shots going up in Cleveland, and lots of offensive rebounds to try and collect, and Tristan is averaging 3.9 of them per game.
Donte DiVincenzo (MIL, SG) AGE: 23.0
He's proving to be a good end-of-roster 3s and steals guy.
Matisse Thybulle (PHI, SG,SF) AGE: 22.9
Has a great defensive game (3.5 STL, 2.3 BLK in his last season in college), but his offensive game is limited. I'm worried about non-lottery rookies drafted on teams with finals aspirations, but he has the potential to be a defensive specialist rotation player in a few seasons.
Larry Nance Jr (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 27.1
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 he's only a stash to see how the Kevin Love situation plays out.
Josh Hart (NOP, SG,SF) AGE: 24.9
Hard to see him become standard league relevant unless New Orleans get hit hard with injuries.
Cedi Osman (CLE, SF,PF) AGE: 24.8
Has regressed so far this season, but that's understandable with Love back, and an extra ball-handler in the starting-lineup.
Zach Collins (POR, PF,C) AGE: 22.2
Somebody to monitor once he returns from injury.
Mohamed Bamba (ORL, C) AGE: 21.7
Has yet to prove that he's anything more than a blocks specialist at this early stage of his career, but he's young enough to work it out.
Landry Shamet (LAC, PG) AGE: 22.9
He's getting the playing time, but not doing much with it other than hitting 3s. Hard to see him become fantasy relevant with the current Clippers roster.
DeMarcus Cousins (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 29.4
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.
Joe Harris (BKN, SG,SF) AGE: 28.4
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.
Harrison Barnes (SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 27.7
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.
Jakob Poeltl (SAS, C) AGE: 24.3
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.
Aron Baynes (PHO, C) AGE: 33.1
Baynes should still see enough minutes to be standard league relevant with Ayton back in the line-up.
Serge Ibaka (TOR, PF,C) AGE: 30.3
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.
Daniel Theis (BOS, PF,C) AGE: 27.8
Sure, he's starting, but his ceiling on the offensive end is limited. Luckily, he's getting playing time because of his defensive efforts. His upside is currently set as an end-of-bench guy who's occasionally capable of hitting double-digit rebounds.
Elfrid Payton (NYK, PG) AGE: 25.9
The PG situation in New York is a mess at the moment, and I wouldn't be looking at Payton as an option unless it's to stream him in once he gets hot.
Bruno Fernando (ATL, C) AGE: 21.4
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.
Duncan Robinson (MIA, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 25.8
Miami seems to find borderline NBA talent and turn them into quality rotation players, so I'm concerned how quickly he'll be replaced by the next guy, but ride the wave while you still can.
Dario Saric (PHO, PF,C) AGE: 25.8
Looks like he's falling out of the rotation, there's better options available.
Jabari Parker (ATL, SF,PF) AGE: 24.9
With Collins back, Jabari is relegated back to a bench role, so expect inconsistent production, and the occasional spot-start.
Nassir Little (POR, SF) AGE: 20.0
Was highly touted coming out of high school, but had a less than memorable year in college. He's somebody to keep an eye on, but he fills an obvious need for Portland, so they'll likely be grooming him this season for a bigger role in the future.
Marc Gasol (TOR, C) AGE: 35.0
This might be his last productive season in the NBA.
Bobby Portis (NYK, PF,C) AGE: 25.0
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.
Jordan Clarkson (UTA, PG,SG) AGE: 27.6
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.
Rudy Gay (SAS, SF,PF) AGE: 33.4
He's still capable of putting up numbers in the short-term, but at his age, there are better options in dynasty formats.
Paul Millsap (DEN, PF,C) AGE: 35.0
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.
Jalen Brunson (DAL, PG) AGE: 23.4
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.
Josh Okogie (MIN, SG) AGE: 21.4
He's still young, but there doesn't seem to be much upside in his fantasy game.
Willie Cauley-Stein (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 26.4
Try and move him while he still has value. The return of Looney will limit his output, and his ceiling seems to be capped as the first big man off the bench.
Frank Ntilikina (NYK, PG,SG) AGE: 21.5
Best case scenario Frank becomes a Marcus Smart type player, worst case scenario he remains a Knick for the rest of his career.
Nemanja Bjelica (SAC, PF) AGE: 31.7
A stop-gap until Bagley works things out, but he has value in the short-term as a streaming option.
De'Anthony Melton (MEM, PG,SG) AGE: 21.7
His minutes are trending up, and he's in a good situation in Memphis. Let's see how long it lasts for.
Lonnie Walker IV (SAS, SG) AGE: 21.1
Can score the ball, 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.
Goran Dragic (MIA, PG,SG) AGE: 33.7
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.
Tim Hardaway Jr (DAL, SG,SF) AGE: 27.9
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.
Maxi Kleber (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 28.0
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.
Dwight Powell (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 28.5
He's underperforming, partly due to being in a time-share, and partly because he's not that much of a fantasy option. There are better options available.
Chris Boucher (TOR, PF,C) AGE: 27.0
He's older than most people think, but he's somebody to stream in when you need blocks.
Hamidou Diallo (OKC, SG) AGE: 21.5
Seems like the best of the "maybe they might be useful" crew on the Thunder roster, but he'll have to add something more than steals to be a long-term fantasy-relevant player.
Dennis Smith Jr (NYK, PG,SG) AGE: 22.2
Thaddeus Young (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 31.6
Lauri Markkanen is often injured, so Young still has short-term value coming off the bench and as a spot-starter.
Tyus Jones (MEM, PG) AGE: 23.7
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.
Meyers Leonard (MIA, PF,C) AGE: 27.9
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.
Cody Zeller (CHA, PF,C) AGE: 27.3
The often injured Zeller is younger than you think, and when he's fit and firing he provides end of the roster value, but that's not often enough (hasn't played more than 62 games since his rookie season in 2013-14).
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (TOR, SF,PF) AGE: 25.1
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.
Grant Williams (BOS, PF) AGE: 21.1
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.
Kyle Anderson (MEM, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 26.3
It looks like the Kyle Anderson experiment is over in Memphis.
Reggie Jackson (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 29.8
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.
Aaron Holiday (IND, PG) AGE: 23.3
The best-case scenario is that he becomes the first guard off the bench once everybody is healthy, but he has proved a worthy fill-in starter when given the opportunity.
DeAndre Bembry (ATL, SF) AGE: 25.6
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.
Alex Caruso (LAL, SG) AGE: 25.9
Can't see him being anything more than a back-up, but he can produce when given the minutes. Might need to find himself on another team to be fantasy relevant.
Monte Morris (DEN, PG) AGE: 24.6
After a promising rookie season, he has fallen out of favor in Denver, and fantasy teams around the world.
Harry Giles (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 21.8
Sacramento hasn't extended him, so expect him to be moved shortly. Hard to see him given many minutes while he's still on the Kings roster.
Robert Williams (BOS, PF,C) AGE: 22.3
It seems like his role is locked in as the defensive specialist coming off the bench. We'll have to wait for him to get more minutes before he becomes standard league relevant.
Dwight Howard (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 34.1
Skinny Dwight Howard is best Dwight Howard. Has some short-term value as a blocks and FG% streaming option. Just don't expect anything more.
Isaiah Thomas (WAS, PG) AGE: 31.0
Can't see him being any more than a streaming option, but has the chance to be more for a one or two week hot streak.
Terrence Ross (ORL, SG,SF) AGE: 29.0
He's a 3-point streamer when his shot is falling. There should be better options available.
Kelly Olynyk (MIA, PF,C) AGE: 28.8
It looks like the decline has started. There's better options available.
Dewayne Dedmon (SAC, C) AGE: 30.5
He's not somebody to roster in most formats, but he could still have value if he gets traded at the deadline to a team in need of a big man (Boston?).
JaVale McGee (LAL, C) AGE: 32.0
At this point in his career, on this roster, he's nothing more than a blocks streamer or end-of-roster big man.
Eric Gordon (HOU, SG,SF) AGE: 31.1
There are better 3-point streaming options available. Move on unless he starts getting hot.
Seth Curry (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 29.4
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.
Danny Green (LAL, SG,SF) AGE: 32.6
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.
Emmanuel Mudiay (UTA, PG) AGE: 23.9
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.
Omari Spellman (GSW, PF) AGE: 22.5
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.
Dante Exum (CLE, PG,SG) AGE: 24.5
The Exum experiment continues in Cleveland, where he should get minutes as one of the few players on the roster who's willing to put effort into the defensive end.
Zhaire Smith (PHI, SG) AGE: 20.6
We're yet to see what he's capable of this season, and it's always tough for young players to cement a role on a team with finals aspirations.
Rodions Kurucs (BKN, SF,PF) AGE: 22.0
It looks like he's out of favor in Brooklyn. There are better options elsewhere.
JaMychal Green (LAC, PF,C) AGE: 29.6
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.
Ante Zizic (CLE, C) AGE: 23.1
Doesn't have significant upside and has a pretty low block-rate. There are better options available, even in 30-team leagues.
JJ Redick (NOP, SG) AGE: 35.6
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.
Patrick Beverley (LAC, PG,SG) AGE: 31.5
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.
Royce O'Neale (UTA, SF) AGE: 26.6
His ceiling is being able to spot-start as a low usage defensive guy.
Kent Bazemore (SAC, SG,SF) AGE: 30.6
Hasn't taken the new opportunity well, and finds himself on the waiver wire in most leagues. There should be better options available.
Noah Vonleh (MIN, PF,C) AGE: 24.4
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.
Mario Hezonja (POR, SG,SF) AGE: 24.9
The Mario experiment is over.
Nicolas Batum (CHA, SG,SF) AGE: 31.1
The decline has started, and Charlotte are heading in another direction. Not much to see here unless they give him minutes towards the deadline to try and increase his trade value.
Cheick Diallo (PHO, PF,C) AGE: 23.4
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.
Josh Jackson (MEM, SG,SF) AGE: 23.0
The Josh Jackson experiment has ended, I'd be surprised if another team gives him a big enough role in their rotation to be fantasy relevant.
Willy Hernangomez (CHA, C) AGE: 25.7
The experiment was over before it began. Not much to see here unless major injuries happen.
DJ Wilson (MIL, PF) AGE: 23.9
He needs to find himself on another roster to get meaningful minutes.
Tyler Johnson (PHO, PG,SG) AGE: 27.7
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.
Trevor Ariza (POR, SG,SF) AGE: 34.6
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.