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: 09 August 2020 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)
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Luka Doncic (DAL, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 21.7
If his FT% improves at the same rate his FG% and FT% did this season, then you can expect Luka to be a first-round guy for years to come.
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN, C) AGE: 24.9
Minnesota finally managed to add KAT's BFF to the roster (D'Angelo Russell), so expect a happier Towns on the court next season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL, SF,PF) AGE: 25.9
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.
Trae Young (ATL, PG) AGE: 22.1
The addition of Capela means more assists. Expect another strong season as Young continues to develop into a fantasy first-round staple.
Anthony Davis (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 27.6
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.
James Harden (HOU, PG,SG) AGE: 31.2
It took a while, but Harden and Westbrook have managed to mesh together without impacting each other's production. Expect a lot more of the same from Harden next season.
Nikola Jokic (DEN, PF,C) AGE: 25.7
Skinny Jokic is a baller, but cevapi remains undefeated, so we'll see how he looks coming into next season. Still a top-10 player in any format, regardless of weight.
Devin Booker (PHO, PG,SG) AGE: 24.0
He's continuing to shoot at an efficient rate, which is a welcome addition to his game (for however long it lasts), and he's still managing to rack up the assists even though he's playing next to an elite assists guy.
Jayson Tatum (BOS, SF,PF) AGE: 22.7
His FG% is trending in the right direction, and while it may not be sustainable, something in the 46-47% range still makes him a top fantasy option as his blocks start to creep closer towards 1 per game.
Joel Embiid (PHI, PF,C) AGE: 26.6
He's a top fantasy player when he's switched on, but he's on record saying that his priority is to make sure he's healthy for the playoffs, and it coming at the cost of his fantasy output. Still a top-15 guy.
DeAndre Ayton (PHO, C) AGE: 22.3
Has the potential to be a top-15 player in re-draft leagues if he can creep up his assists and 3-point shooting. He's more likely to do the latter since he showed the ability to hit them in college.
Zion Williamson (NOP, PF) AGE: 20.3
We're starting to see flashes of what he's capable of, and those flashes are of a top fantasy prospect. It'll take time, but the potential to be elite is there.
Bradley Beal (WAS, SG) AGE: 27.3
He's heading into next season with his value at an all-time high. We can expect Wall's return to impact his output a little, but Washington is Beal's team now. Don't be shocked if he and Wall take a while to re-mesh at the start of next season, but they've got the off-season to work it out.
Damian Lillard (POR, PG) AGE: 30.3
A top-10 guy in re-draft leagues and there's no reason why he can't do the same next season, and the season after.
John Collins (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 23.1
Capela is going to impact his rebounding, but I don't think it'll lower his output as much as people are expecting. He's somebody to enquire about in dynasty leagues if you can find a worried manager who has him on their roster.
Kevin Durant (BKN, SF,PF) AGE: 32.1
A bounce-back season is on the cards for Durant, and he's a great win-now player to target. His game should age well, but he'll be 32 by the time next season starts.
Stephen Curry (GSW, PG,SG) AGE: 32.6
Will come back fresh next season, on a team suddenly trying to win games again.
Ben Simmons (PHI, PG) AGE: 24.3
Moving Horford to the bench opens the court up for Simmons to hover around the dunker spot when he doesn't have the ball. Expect an increase in output in the short-term.
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 25.2
Kicked into gear when Luka was injured, and it did wonders for his confidence. 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.
Kyrie Irving (BKN, PG,SG) AGE: 28.6
There are serious concerns with his health, and he's always a chance to miss games. The talent is always going to be there, it's just a matter of whether he can stay on the court.
Pascal Siakam (TOR, PF) AGE: 26.6
Is it possible for the same player to win most improve player two seasons in a row? He has taken yet another step, and is returning third-round value.
Bam Adebayo (MIA, PF,C) AGE: 23.3
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.
Kawhi Leonard (LAC, SG,SF) AGE: 29.3
A top-10 fantasy player in re-draft leagues when he plays, but his on-going knee issues make him less desirable in dynasty leagues.
Zach LaVine (CHI, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 25.6
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 26 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.5 APG guy for the rest of his prime is achievable.
Donovan Mitchell (UTA, PG,SG) AGE: 24.1
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.
LeBron James (LAL, PG,SF,PF) AGE: 35.8
LeBron Rule 101: Assume he's going to be a first-round fantasy player in re-draft leagues until his body starts to actually break down.
Brandon Ingram (NOP, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 23.1
Has proven that he's more than capable of continuing to stuff the stat sheet alongside a healthy Zion.
Jimmy Butler (MIA, SG,SF) AGE: 31.1
Butler seems to be in a happy place with the hard-working Heat. He seems more willing to share the workload, so first-round production won't be there this season, but he should still have a few seasons of elite-level play left in him.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 22.3
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.
D'Angelo Russell (MIN, PG,SG) AGE: 24.7
His usage shouldn't take too much of a hit on the offense-first Minnesota roster.
Ja Morant (MEM, PG) AGE: 21.2
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.
Paul George (LAC, SF,PF) AGE: 30.5
His value will only increase as the NBA season resumes and the Clippers lock into their championship run.
Clint Capela (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 26.4
I like the fit in Atlanta, and while his rebounds and blocks might dip playing alongside Collins, his scoring should improve a little as he plays with people actually looking to pass the ball to him.
Jaren Jackson Jr (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 21.1
His output is still inconsistent, which is to be expected given his age, but the potential to be a top-20 player is there.
Andre Drummond (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 27.2
It looks like he'll be back in Cleveland next season, which is one of the few teams he'll still be able to remain fantasy-relevant in.
Domantas Sabonis (IND, PF,C) AGE: 24.5
He's clearly the best big-man on the roster, and his game meshes extremely well with the other starters in Indiana. Expect his high output to continue.
Rudy Gobert (UTA, C) AGE: 28.3
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.
Jamal Murray (DEN, PG,SG) AGE: 23.7
Murray has upped his fantasy output by adding steals (1.2 per game so far this season) to his game, and it's exactly what we were hoping for. If he can keep it up, he's a top 50 player for years to come.
Fred VanVleet (TOR, PG,SG) AGE: 26.7
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.
Jrue Holiday (NOP, PG,SG) AGE: 30.4
He's back to playing at an elite level, just don't expect him to score 20 points per game with Ingram and Zion on the roster.
De'Aaron Fox (SAC, PG) AGE: 22.9
Seems to be undervalued by a lot of people, but his FT% needs to improve next season after regressing this season.
Russell Westbrook (HOU, PG) AGE: 32.0
Westbrook is back, and his shooting percentages are looking good now that he's attempting fewer 3-pointers and attacking the rim. He's also free to chase as many rebounds as he likes without a traditional center on the roster.
Jusuf Nurkic (POR, C) AGE: 26.2
Will be better for the run during the resumption of the NBA season, and the starting job in Portland is his, so long as he's healthy. Should be close to 18-19 Nurkic next season.
Nikola Vucevic (ORL, PF,C) AGE: 30.0
His membership has been revoked from the 1-1-1 club (averaging 1 3-pointer, 1 steal, and 1 block), but he's working on getting it back.
Myles Turner (IND, PF,C) AGE: 24.6
He's not a strong rebounder, and playing next to Sabonis isn't going to help that, but what he does provide is elite shot-blocking, the ability to hit 3s, and not hurt you too much from the free-throw line.
Christian Wood (DET, PF,C) AGE: 25.1
His value depends on whether he re-signs with Detroit next season. Gut feeling says that his stretch of 30+ minutes to end the season indicates that he will.
Khris Middleton (MIL, SG,SF) AGE: 29.2
Has returned to form after a lackluster 2018-19, and should be hovering around the top 30 range for the rest of the season.
Lonzo Ball (NOP, PG) AGE: 23.0
Looks like playing with Zion has had a positive impact on his fantasy output. Expect more of the same from him next season.
Kemba Walker (BOS, PG) AGE: 30.5
There's a history of undersized point guards not aging well, so don't expect any improvement in his fantasy output heading into next season.
Mitchell Robinson (NYK, C) AGE: 22.6
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).
Jaylen Brown (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 24.0
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.
Jonas Valanciunas (MEM, C) AGE: 28.5
Memphis is currently a playoff team, and Jonas is a big reason why. He'll continue to be a top fantasy contributor this season, and may even be in their long-term plans moving forward.
Robert Covington (HOU, SF,PF,C) AGE: 29.9
Really like the move to Houston, and he'll get to focus on what he does best (hit 3s and get defensive stats). My only concern is that he plays too many minutes and gets hurt again.
Kyle Lowry (TOR, PG) AGE: 34.6
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.
Victor Oladipo (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 28.5
Lower your expectations for this season, and then lower them again. 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.
Kelly Oubre Jr (PHO, SF,PF) AGE: 24.9
Continues to find himself in the top 50-60 range, and there's no sign of slowing down this season.
Buddy Hield (SAC, SG) AGE: 27.9
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.
Gordon Hayward (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 30.6
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.
Klay Thompson (GSW, SG,SF) AGE: 30.7
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.
Brandon Clarke (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 24.1
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.
CJ McCollum (POR, PG,SG) AGE: 29.1
Goes from cold-shooting stretches to hitting everything as frequently as any player I've seen in the league.
Tobias Harris (PHI, SF,PF) AGE: 28.3
Continues to be a roto-friendly player, and should be a staple in the top-60 for another season or two.
Devonte' Graham (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 25.7
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.
Lauri Markkanen (CHI, PF) AGE: 23.4
Nice player, but he's starting to be labled as an injury prone player.
Marvin Bagley III (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 21.6
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.
DeMar DeRozan (SAS, SG,SF) AGE: 31.2
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 (unless he starts playing more minutes at PF, which for the record, I think is a good idea). Still has elite value in the short-term.
Richaun Holmes (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 27.0
Everybody's per-minute darling finally scored himself a starting role, and he quietly put up good numbers while doing it.
Jonathan Isaac (ORL, SF,PF) AGE: 23.1
Injuries suck. He was putting up top-30 value to start the season when healthy, but it looks like he'll be out for a while with an ACL injury.
Malcolm Brogdon (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 27.9
Went on the inevitable hot-start at the beginning of the season, but his fantasy output should come back to expectations with a healthy Oladipo running things next season.
Julius Randle (NYK, PF,C) AGE: 25.9
Thibs has a habit of playing guys he likes heavy minutes. Can that be Randle?
John Wall (WAS, PG) AGE: 30.1
If he comes into training camp in good shape next season then I'll be a little more confident about him.
Wendell Carter Jr (CHI, C) AGE: 21.5
A roto-friendly big man who can get you clean shooting percentages. He isn't currently reaching his potential, and he seems to be holding back on the offensive end. Somebody to target in dynasty formats while he's still injured.
Michael Porter Jr (DEN, SF) AGE: 22.3
Injuries will always be a concern, but Denver's best chance to jump to the next level is with MPJ improving and becoming a quality starter, so the opportunity is there so long as his body holds up.
Jarrett Allen (BKN, PF,C) AGE: 22.5
DeAndre Jordan still limits his fantasy output. Common sense says he should play big minutes next season, but Jordan is Kyrie and KD's guy, so anything is possible.
Chris Paul (OKC, PG) AGE: 35.5
If you have Paul in a dynasty format now's the time to try and move him, unless you're competing for the title. If you have him in a re-draft league, pat yourself on the back and enjoy the ride.
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS, PF,C) AGE: 35.3
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).
Otto Porter Jr (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 27.4
Otto's value is at an all-time low. He can only improve next season, but by how much?
Terry Rozier (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 26.6
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.
Dejounte Murray (SAS, PG) AGE: 24.1
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.
Collin Sexton (CLE, PG,SG) AGE: 21.8
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.
Mikal Bridges (PHO, SG,SF) AGE: 24.2
I like what Mikal provides long-term as a 3&D specialist, and his offensive production has started trending in the right direction.
Andrew Wiggins (GSW, SG,SF) AGE: 25.7
Wiggins is Golden States' problem now. Let's wait and see if Kerr can motivate him to play like he did at the start of the season.
Caris LeVert (BKN, SG,SF) AGE: 26.2
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.
Thomas Bryant (WAS, C) AGE: 23.2
His lack of defensive effort is starting to become noticeable, but it would be a hard task for anybody asked to be the defensive anchor on this roster.
Malik Beasley (MIN, PG,SG) AGE: 23.9
Averaged 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 three-pointers made in his 14 games in Minnesota. He won't replicate that output with a healthy KAT in the lineup, but 75% of that production is achievable.
RJ Barrett (NYK, SG,SF) AGE: 20.4
Let's hope RJ is currently in a gym working on his shooting, because if he can somehow become a respectable shooter, then he's a chance to be a fantasy player. Until then, he's better suited to points-leagues.
Marcus Smart (BOS, PG,SG) AGE: 26.6
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.
Kevin Love (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 32.1
The trade deadline was the worst-case scenario for Love as he's now joined in Cleveland by the biggest rebound-hog in the league (Drummond). His rebounding should take a dip.
Steven Adams (OKC, C) AGE: 27.3
He hasn't lived up to most people's expectations heading into the season, and his scoring is trending in the wrong direction, but he's still worth rostering.
Montrezl Harrell (LAC, PF,C) AGE: 26.7
Should continue to get easy buckets under the rim with George and Leonard being the focal point of teams defensive schemes, but his minutes have been trending down over the past month.
OG Anunoby (TOR, SF,PF) AGE: 23.3
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.
Danilo Gallinari (OKC, SF,PF) AGE: 32.2
Capable of giving you a quality return in points and FT%, and still has a few good seasons left in him.
Draymond Green (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 30.6
Should bounce-back next season, but he only has a few seasons left in him.
Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN, PG) AGE: 27.6
Will continue to get significant minutes with a healthy Kyrie.
Markelle Fultz (ORL, PG,SG) AGE: 22.4
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.
Eric Bledsoe (MIL, PG,SG) AGE: 30.9
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 60 finishes. His long-term appeal isn't there anymore, but he's still got a few more seasons of good play left in him.
Luke Kennard (DET, SG) AGE: 24.3
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.
Coby White (CHI, PG) AGE: 20.7
Coby White's season was 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%.
Kendrick Nunn (MIA, PG,SG) AGE: 25.2
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.
Josh Richardson (PHI, SG,SF) AGE: 27.1
Hasn't produced like many would have hoped. Right now he's playing like somebody who belongs on the waiver wire, but he'll improve as he recovers from his injury.
Ricky Rubio (PHO, PG) AGE: 30.0
A great steals and assists option in the short-term.
Hassan Whiteside (POR, C) AGE: 31.4
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.
Aaron Gordon (ORL, SF,PF) AGE: 25.1
Don't mind me, I'm just here waiting for Aaron Gordon to remember how to play basketball again.
Miles Bridges (CHA, SF,PF) AGE: 22.6
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.
Kevin Huerter (ATL, SG,SF) AGE: 22.2
It looks like he's recovered from his injuries. Has the potential to be a top-90 player for the rest of the season.
PJ Washington (CHA, SF,PF) AGE: 22.2
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.
TJ Warren (IND, SF,PF) AGE: 27.1
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.
Derrick White (SAS, PG,SG) AGE: 26.3
Something is up with White, and his fantasy output has regressed to a point where he's hard to roster in re-draft leagues.
Dennis Schroder (OKC, PG) AGE: 27.1
Not much long-term appeal in dynasty formats, but you can't deny the output he's having this season.
Norman Powell (TOR, SG,SF) AGE: 27.4
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.
Donte DiVincenzo (MIL, PG,SG) AGE: 23.7
He's proving to be a good end-of-roster 3s and steals guy.
Rui Hachimura (WAS, SF,PF) AGE: 22.7
He's still a little raw, but he'll be given every chance to produce this season in an attempt to accelerate his progress.
Mike Conley (UTA, PG) AGE: 33.0
Has been a season to forget for Conley, but he has the talent to turn it around.
Blake Griffin (DET, PF,C) AGE: 31.6
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.
Derrick Favors (NOP, PF,C) AGE: 29.3
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, but his offensive game is expected to take a back seat now that Zion is back.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (SAC, SG,SF) AGE: 28.2
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.
Jarrett Culver (MIN, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 21.7
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.
Kevin Porter Jr (CLE, SG) AGE: 20.5
His minutes are up, and he's looking like the best rookie on Cleveland's roster.
Will Barton (DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 29.8
We've seen this movie before. He's still capable of getting hot, but Denver are looking to replace him with Porter Jr.
Evan Fournier (ORL, SG,SF) AGE: 28.0
He doesn't have much long-term appeal in dynasty leagues, but he's continuing to produce solid numbers.
Darius Garland (CLE, PG) AGE: 20.8
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.
Eric Paschall (GSW, SF,PF) AGE: 24.0
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.
Dillon Brooks (MEM, SG,SF) AGE: 24.8
Has just scored himself a new 3-year contract, which means he's definitely in Memphis' long-term plans, which bodes well for his dynasty stability.
Justise Winslow (MEM, PG,SF,PF) AGE: 24.6
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.
Davis Bertans (WAS, PF,C) AGE: 28.0
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.
Nerlens Noel (OKC, PF,C) AGE: 26.5
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.
Daniel Theis (BOS, PF,C) AGE: 28.6
The Celtics weren't active in the trade deadline, which means Theis has locked himself into the starting role for the rest of the season. He's a nice, stable option at the end of your roster.
Duncan Robinson (MIA, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 26.5
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.
Lou Williams (LAC, PG,SG) AGE: 34.0
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.
Sekou Doumbouya (DET, SF,PF) AGE: 19.8
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.
De'Andre Hunter (ATL, SF) AGE: 22.9
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.
Cam Reddish (ATL, PG,SG,SF) AGE: 21.2
His FG% has improved (ever so slightly) as the season progresses, but it'll need to be above 40% before we can consider him a fantasy option.
Tyler Herro (MIA, SG,SF) AGE: 20.8
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.
Elfrid Payton (NYK, PG) AGE: 26.7
We've seen this movie before. It's time for Elfrid to begin his annual second-half of the season blitz. Enjoy the ride.
Gary Harris (DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 26.1
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.
Kyle Kuzma (LAL, SF,PF) AGE: 25.3
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.
Terence Davis (TOR, SG) AGE: 23.4
Worth stashing in dynasty formats as he has shown that he's more than capable of being an NBA rotation player.
Jeremy Lamb (IND, SG,SF) AGE: 28.4
Oladipo returning limits his fantasy output, but he still has a role to play coming off the bench. It's just not a very big one.
Bruce Brown (DET, SG) AGE: 24.2
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.
Juancho Hernangomez (MIN, SF,PF) AGE: 25.1
Has a chance to be Minnesota's starting PF for the rest of the season. Hasn't shown that he's starter worthy so far in his career, but a fresh start does wonders for some players.
Jordan Clarkson (UTA, PG,SG) AGE: 28.4
Has been running hot since moving to Utah, and it looks like it's sustainable until Conley returns to full form.
Troy Brown Jr (WAS, SG,SF) AGE: 21.2
Currently a fringe standard league player, but has the upside to be a little more. Somebody to stash in dynasty leagues to see how he finishes the season.
Tomas Satoransky (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 29.0
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.
Brook Lopez (MIL, C) AGE: 32.6
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.
Delon Wright (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 28.5
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.
Gary Trent Jr (POR, SG) AGE: 21.8
Is currently showing signs of being a capable rotation player when given the minutes.
Anfernee Simons (POR, PG,SG) AGE: 21.4
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: 26.6
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.
Moritz Wagner (WAS, PF,C) AGE: 23.5
Well suited to the current Washington run-and-gun offensive scheme, but at best, he's an end-of-bench guy.
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 31.5
He can score, and he's doing that in Utah, but he doesn't offer much else. Still has value for a season or two, so long as his shot continues to fall.
Jaxson Hayes (NOP, C) AGE: 20.4
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.
Goga Bitadze (IND, C) AGE: 21.4
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.
Kevon Looney (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 24.7
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,SF) AGE: 26.6
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.
Jerami Grant (DEN, SF,PF) AGE: 26.6
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.
Matisse Thybulle (PHI, SG,SF) AGE: 23.6
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.
Malik Monk (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 22.7
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.
Ivica Zubac (LAC, C) AGE: 23.6
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?
Serge Ibaka (TOR, PF,C) AGE: 31.1
Serge continues to outperform his ADP this season, and he's a key factor in Toronto's plans to defend their title. Gasol's return will impact his output, and he doesn't have much appeal in dynasty formats unless you're contending for a championship.
Naz Reid (MIN, C) AGE: 21.2
His potential to be a great per-minute guy off the bench.
Mo Bamba (ORL, C) AGE: 22.5
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.
Harry Giles III (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 22.5
Injuries present a chance to play, but Sacramento didn't extend him, so they don't have an incentive to play him heavy minutes.
Derrick Rose (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 32.1
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.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (NOP, SG) AGE: 22.1
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.
Joe Ingles (UTA, SG,SF) AGE: 33.1
His fantasy output has started to regress, but the assists and 3-pointers should still be there. Not much long-term value.
Zach Collins (POR, PF,C) AGE: 22.9
Somebody to monitor once he returns from injury.
Josh Hart (NOP, SG,SF) AGE: 25.6
His output is going to be inconsistent for the rest of the season, but the defensive numbers are there.
Grayson Allen (MEM, SG) AGE: 25.1
Capable of getting hot, and Brooks starting spot in Memphis isn't exacly edged in stone. One to watch next season if he can string a few weeks of quality play together.
Nicolas Claxton (BKN, C) AGE: 21.5
Somebody to stash for a few seasons.
Lonnie Walker IV (SAS, SG) AGE: 21.9
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.
Shake Milton (PHI, PG,SG) AGE: 24.1
His upside is capped on the talented Philly roster, but he should see minutes as a spot-started as they continue to tinker with their lineup.
Kevin Knox II (NYK, SF,PF) AGE: 21.2
Didn't have a good rookie season, and isn't having that much of a better second-season.
Cedi Osman (CLE, SF,PF) AGE: 25.6
Has regressed so far this season, but that's understandable with Love back, and an extra ball-handler in the starting-lineup.
De'Anthony Melton (MEM, PG,SG) AGE: 22.4
His minutes are trending up, and he's in a good situation in Memphis. Let's see how long it lasts for.
Dennis Smith Jr (NYK, PG,SG) AGE: 22.9
Had a forgettable season, but the starting point-guard spot is still up for grabs with a new coach (Thibs) heading to New York.
Luguentz Dort (OKC, SG) AGE: 21.5
The guy is a defensive stud. He has a spot in this league if he can develop a 3-point shot.
Denzel Valentine (CHI, SG,SF) AGE: 26.9
Has run out of opportunities in Chicago, and he's older than most people think.
Derrick Jones Jr (MIA, SF,PF) AGE: 23.7
Has his moments, but the consistency isn't there.
Marcus Morris Sr (LAC, SF,PF) AGE: 31.1
His value takes a hit moving to LA and he won't have the freedom to jack up shots as he did in New York.
Al Horford (PHI, PF,C) AGE: 34.4
The decline has started, and we're only year 1 into his new 4-year contract.
Danuel House Jr (HOU, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 27.4
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.
DeAndre Jordan (BKN, C) AGE: 32.3
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.
Landry Shamet (LAC, PG) AGE: 23.6
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.
Joe Harris (BKN, SG,SF) AGE: 29.1
He provides 3s and shoots a good percentage from the field and at the line, but he doesn't have much upside outside of that.
Harrison Barnes (SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 28.4
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: 25.0
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.
DeMarcus Cousins (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 30.2
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.
Aron Baynes (PHO, C) AGE: 33.9
Baynes should still see enough minutes to be standard league relevant with Ayton back in the line-up.
Dario Saric (PHO, PF,C) AGE: 26.6
Looks like he's falling out of the rotation, there's better options available.
Josh Okogie (MIN, PG,SG) AGE: 22.2
He's still young, but there doesn't seem to be much upside in his fantasy game.
Bol Bol (DEN, C) AGE: 20.9
His game translates really well to fantasy if he ever pans out. We'll have to wait and see if his body is up to playing a heavy NBA schedule, and could potentially become a good player off the bench.
Marquese Chriss (GSW, PF,C) AGE: 23.3
Will see plenty of minutes for the remainder of the season as he tries to earn a spot in the rotation next season.
Damion Lee (GSW, SG) AGE: 28.0
Has value this season, but he won't be a top 100 player next season with a healthy Warriors roster.
Paul Millsap (DEN, PF,C) AGE: 35.7
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.
Jordan Poole (GSW, SG) AGE: 21.4
Definitely isn't shy to shoot and has the confidence to stick around in the league as a role player.
Svi Mykhailiuk (DET, SG) AGE: 23.4
One of the better shooters on the Detroit roster, but he needs to add more elements to his game to be fantasy relevant.
Bruno Fernando (ATL, C) AGE: 22.2
His value in both the short and long term just took a huge hit with the addition of Capela. Better options are available.
Enes Kanter (BOS, C) AGE: 28.4
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.
Nassir Little (POR, SF) AGE: 20.7
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: 35.7
This might be his last productive season in the NBA.
Bobby Portis (NYK, PF,C) AGE: 25.7
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.
Rudy Gay (SAS, SF,PF) AGE: 34.2
He's still capable of putting up numbers in the short-term, but at his age, there are better options in dynasty formats.
Jalen Brunson (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 24.2
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.
Thon Maker (DET, PF,C) AGE: 23.7
Should have the rest of the season to show whether he deserves to be in Detroit's plans for next season.
Tristan Thompson (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 29.6
It looks like he'll be relegated to being Drummond's back-up, which severely limits his value.
Willie Cauley-Stein (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 27.2
The move to Dallas doesn't bode well for his fantasy output this season. There should be better options available.
Frank Ntilikina (NYK, PG,SG) AGE: 22.2
Best case scenario Frank becomes a Marcus Smart type player, worst case scenario he remains a Knick for the rest of his career.
Josh Jackson (MEM, SG,SF) AGE: 23.7
Jackson has done his time in the G League, and is creeping his way into becoming a rotation player again. Let's see how long he can keep it up for.
Nemanja Bjelica (SAC, PF) AGE: 32.5
A stop-gap until Bagley works things out, but he has value in the short-term as a streaming option.
Goran Dragic (MIA, PG,SG) AGE: 34.5
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.
Dante Exum (CLE, PG,SG) AGE: 25.3
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.
Tim Hardaway Jr (DAL, SG,SF) AGE: 28.6
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: 28.7
Has little upside and a low ceiling, even with Powell out for the season.
Reggie Jackson (LAC, PG,SG) AGE: 30.5
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.
Thaddeus Young (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 32.3
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: 24.5
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: 28.7
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: 28.1
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).
Alex Len (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 27.4
Loses some value in the move to Sacramento, there should be better options available on the waiver wire.
Larry Nance Jr (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 27.8
Worst case scenario for Nance, Love didn't get traded, and Cleveland added Drummond. It's hard to keep him rostered in most leagues.
Chris Boucher (TOR, PF,C) AGE: 27.8
He's older than most people think, but he's somebody to stream in when you need blocks.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (TOR, SF,PF) AGE: 25.8
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.
Omari Spellman (MIN, PF) AGE: 23.3
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.
Kyle Anderson (MEM, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 27.1
It looks like the Kyle Anderson experiment is over in Memphis.
Aaron Holiday (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 24.1
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.
Monte Morris (DEN, PG,SG) AGE: 25.3
After a promising rookie season, he has fallen out of favor in Denver, and fantasy teams around the world.
DeAndre Bembry (ATL, SF) AGE: 26.3
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.
Hamidou Diallo (OKC, SG) AGE: 22.2
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.
Alex Caruso (LAL, SG) AGE: 26.7
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.
Robert Williams (BOS, PF,C) AGE: 23.0
Theis stamping himself as the defensive option at C for the Celtics gives Williams little room in the rotation.
Dwight Powell (DAL, PF,C) AGE: 29.3
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.
James Johnson (MIN, SF,PF) AGE: 33.7
Did some nice things towards the stretch of the season without KAT, but Minnesota has depth at the PF spot.
Grant Williams (BOS, PF) AGE: 21.9
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.
Dwight Howard (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 34.9
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.
Terrence Ross (ORL, SG,SF) AGE: 29.7
He's a 3-point streamer when his shot is falling. There should be better options available.
Jabari Parker (SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 25.6
He finds himself in a situation where he plays the same position as an important piece of his new team (again), but this time that piece is the often injured Marvin Bagley. Could have some value in the short-term.
Kelly Olynyk (MIA, PF,C) AGE: 29.5
It looks like the decline has started. There's better options available.
JaVale McGee (LAL, C) AGE: 32.8
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: 31.8
There are better 3-point streaming options available. Move on unless he starts getting hot.
Seth Curry (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 30.2
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.
Jeff Teague (ATL, PG) AGE: 32.4
It looks like the regression has started. Hard to see him as anything more than a bench player moving forward.
Danny Green (LAL, SG,SF) AGE: 33.3
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: 24.6
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.
Trevor Ariza (POR, SG,SF) AGE: 35.3
Portland desperately needs healthy bodies, so the opportunity is there for Ariza to show signs of the capable 3&D player he once was.
Dewayne Dedmon (ATL, C) AGE: 31.2
He's not somebody to roster in most formats, but he can still have value when he spot-starts.
Zhaire Smith (PHI, SG) AGE: 21.4
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: 22.7
It looks like he's out of favor in Brooklyn. There are better options elsewhere.
Ante Zizic (CLE, C) AGE: 23.8
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: 36.3
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.
Willy Hernangomez (CHA, C) AGE: 26.4
The experiment was over before it began. Not much to see here unless major injuries happen.
Patrick Beverley (LAC, PG,SG) AGE: 32.3
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: 27.4
His ceiling is being able to spot-start as a low usage defensive guy.
Kent Bazemore (SAC, SG,SF) AGE: 31.3
Hasn't taken the new opportunity well, and finds himself on the waiver wire in most leagues. There should be better options available.
Mario Hezonja (POR, SG,SF) AGE: 25.7
The Mario experiment is over.
Cheick Diallo (PHO, PF,C) AGE: 24.1
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.
Noah Vonleh (DEN, PF,C) AGE: 25.2
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.
Nicolas Batum (CHA, SG,SF) AGE: 31.9
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.
DJ Wilson (MIL, PF) AGE: 24.7
He needs to find himself on another roster to get meaningful minutes.