FANTASY BASKETBALL DYNASTY RANKINGS

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: Players must be 26 or under | Rookies: Players from the 2022 rookie class

Last updated: 04 August 2022 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)
SET OF RANKINGS (OVERALL, CONTENDING, REBUILDING, ROOKIES, POINTS) SHOW SEASON STATS FILTER BY POSITION POSITION FROM FILTER BY NBA TEAM
Dynasty Targets | Unsure/Risky | Injured | Stash candidates | Rank increased | Rank decreased | Rank unchanged | Comment updated since last update | Stats from 2021-22 season
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#1
Nikola Jokic (DEN, C) AGE: 27.5
74 GP 0.582 FG% 0.810 FT% 1.3 3PM 27.1 PTS 13.8 REB 7.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.9 BLK 3.8 TO
Finished the best player in fantasy basketball for the past 2 seasons, and he'll continue being one of the best big men in fantasy basketball for years to come.
#2
Luka Doncic (DAL, PG,SG) AGE: 23.4
65 GP 0.457 FG% 0.745 FT% 3.1 3PM 28.4 PTS 9.1 REB 8.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 4.5 TO
His counting stats are elite, and his defensive numbers are starting to look respectable. We're going to see sky-high usage from Luka now that Porzingis is off the roster.
#3
1
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL, PF,C) AGE: 27.7
67 GP 0.553 FG% 0.722 FT% 1.1 3PM 29.9 PTS 11.6 REB 5.8 AST 1.1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.3 TO
If you have Giannis on your roster you're most likely punting FT%, and for your team build, he's the #1 player in fantasy.
#4
2
LaMelo Ball (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 21.0
75 GP 0.429 FG% 0.873 FT% 2.9 3PM 20.1 PTS 6.7 REB 7.6 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 3.3 TO
Has a fantasy-friendly game and is in the perfect low-pressure, fast-paced scenario in Charlotte. He's an increased FG% away from being a first-round pick in re-draft leagues.
#5
2
Jayson Tatum (BOS, SF,PF) AGE: 24.4
76 GP 0.453 FG% 0.853 FT% 3.0 3PM 26.9 PTS 8.0 REB 4.4 AST 1.0 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO
We last saw Tatum on the court having a less than Tatum-like finals series (says the still bitter Celtics fan), but fantasy basketball is a regular-season game.
#6
1
Trae Young (ATL, PG) AGE: 23.9
76 GP 0.461 FG% 0.904 FT% 3.1 3PM 28.4 PTS 3.7 REB 9.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 4.0 TO
I don't see the addition of Murray hurting Trae's dynasty value all that much.
#7
4
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN, PF,C) AGE: 26.7
74 GP 0.529 FG% 0.823 FT% 2.0 3PM 24.6 PTS 9.8 REB 3.6 AST 1.0 STL 1.1 BLK 3.1 TO
Gobert will eat into his rebounding, shot blocking, and touches at the rim, but he's still an uber-efficient shooter at the C position who can hit 2+ 3s a game.
#8
Joel Embiid (PHI, PF,C) AGE: 28.4
68 GP 0.499 FG% 0.815 FT% 1.4 3PM 30.6 PTS 11.7 REB 4.2 AST 1.1 STL 1.5 BLK 3.1 TO
Can he follow up his MVP-like season with another? He'll continue to put up elite numbers. Just don't expect him to play a full season.
#9
Tyrese Haliburton (IND, PG,SG) AGE: 22.4
77 GP 0.472 FG% 0.842 FT% 2.1 3PM 15.3 PTS 4.0 REB 8.2 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.6 TO
Haliburton averaged 17.5 points, 9.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 2.2 3PM on 50.2% shooting from the field and 84.9% from the line in his 26 games in Indiana this season. They're elite numbers, and Tyrese is on his way to becoming an elite player.
#10
Devin Booker (PHX, SG,SF) AGE: 25.8
68 GP 0.466 FG% 0.867 FT% 2.7 3PM 26.8 PTS 5.0 REB 4.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO
Booker closed out the season strong as he upped his usage to cover for an injured CP3, finishing the season as the 21st best player (based on per-game rankings).
#11
Darius Garland (CLE, PG) AGE: 22.5
68 GP 0.462 FG% 0.893 FT% 2.6 3PM 21.7 PTS 3.3 REB 8.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 3.6 TO
Garland increased his numbers across the board from last season; primarily his scoring (from 17.4 points to 21.7), his assists (from 6.1 to 8.6), his FG% (from 45.1% to 46.2%), his FT% (from 84.8% to 89.3%), and 3PM (from 1.9 to 2.6).
#12
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKL, PG,SG) AGE: 24.1
56 GP 0.453 FG% 0.811 FT% 1.6 3PM 24.5 PTS 5.0 REB 5.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 2.8 TO
If this is the season OKC decide it's ok to start winning some games, then we'll see a lot more of SGA on the court.
#13
Anthony Edwards (MIN, SG,SF) AGE: 21.0
72 GP 0.441 FG% 0.787 FT% 3.0 3PM 21.3 PTS 4.8 REB 3.8 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 2.6 TO
He continues to blossom into a star in the league. The only thing stopping him from being a start in fantasy are his shooting %s, which we should expect to improve next season.
#14
Cade Cunningham (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 20.9
64 GP 0.416 FG% 0.844 FT% 1.8 3PM 17.4 PTS 5.5 REB 5.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3.7 TO
Cade had an excellent rookie season, finishing as the 59th best player based on per-game averages. The FG% is a worry, but it's hard to imagine it not improving over the next few seasons.
#15
Ja Morant (MEM, PG) AGE: 23.0
57 GP 0.493 FG% 0.761 FT% 1.5 3PM 27.4 PTS 5.7 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO
Morant bounced back after a season to forget and cemented himself as a high-end fantasy player.
#16
Evan Mobley (CLE, PF,C) AGE: 21.1
69 GP 0.509 FG% 0.663 FT% 0.3 3PM 15.0 PTS 8.3 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.7 BLK 1.9 TO
Mobley has the signs of being a generational talent on the defensive end of the floor, and he's more than capable of scoring on the other end of the floor. If his FT% can reach the 70% range then we're looking at a promising second season.
#17
2
Bam Adebayo (MIA, C) AGE: 25.1
56 GP 0.557 FG% 0.753 FT% 0.0 3PM 19.1 PTS 10.1 REB 3.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.6 TO
We know Bam is capable of averaging 5 assists a game when the ball runs through him on the offensive end, but how much of his career he'll be asked to play that role?
#18
(NEW)
Chet Holmgren (OKL, PF,C) AGE: 20.3
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
There will be games where he gets bullied early against bigger bodies, but the upside to be an elite contributor across the board is too good to pass on with pick 1 in a dynasty rookie draft.
#19
2
Donovan Mitchell (UTA, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
67 GP 0.448 FG% 0.854 FT% 3.5 3PM 25.9 PTS 4.2 REB 5.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 3.0 TO
There's a lot of uncertainty on where he'll play next season, but wherever it is, he'll be motivated to play well.
#20
5
Scottie Barnes (TOR, SF,PF) AGE: 21.0
74 GP 0.492 FG% 0.735 FT% 0.8 3PM 15.3 PTS 7.5 REB 3.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO
Remember when everybody was worried that Toronto reached for Barnes in the draft? Well, right now it's looking like one of the best draft-day selections.
#21
3
Jaren Jackson Jr. (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 22.9
78 GP 0.415 FG% 0.824 FT% 1.6 3PM 16.3 PTS 5.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.9 STL 2.3 BLK 1.7 TO
Right when we start getting excited about JJJ's season, he gets injured again, and it's a pattern I'm not down for.
#22
1
Fred VanVleet (TOR, PG) AGE: 28.5
65 GP 0.403 FG% 0.871 FT% 3.7 3PM 20.3 PTS 4.4 REB 6.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO
He's somebody who can help you win a championship if you can stomach his FG%.
#23
2
Stephen Curry (GSW, PG) AGE: 34.4
64 GP 0.437 FG% 0.923 FT% 4.5 3PM 25.5 PTS 5.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO
Steph is no longer somebody you can rely on for solid FG%, and it has cost him a few spots in the rankings. Don't fret, he's still an elite fantasy player.
#24
Kevin Durant (BRO, SF,PF) AGE: 33.9
55 GP 0.519 FG% 0.909 FT% 2.1 3PM 29.9 PTS 7.4 REB 6.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 3.5 TO
KD will be KD no matter where he plays.
#25
2
Domantas Sabonis (SAC, PF,C) AGE: 26.3
62 GP 0.573 FG% 0.742 FT% 0.6 3PM 18.9 PTS 12.1 REB 5.2 AST 1.0 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO
His assists went back up to 5.8 a game in Sacramento, and he'll have a full off-season to re-adust with his new team.
#26
Damian Lillard (POR, PG) AGE: 32.1
29 GP 0.403 FG% 0.878 FT% 3.2 3PM 24.0 PTS 4.1 REB 7.3 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO
I'm expecting Lillard to bounce back after having time off to recover from his injury.
#27
(NEW)
Paolo Banchero (ORL, PF) AGE: 19.7
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
There's every chance he'll win rookie of the year as he fills a need Orlando are desperate for (scoring). At some point this season he'll have people questioning why he didn't go number 1 in some dynasty rookie drafts.
#28
1
Deandre Ayton (PHX, C) AGE: 24.0
58 GP 0.634 FG% 0.747 FT% 0.1 3PM 17.2 PTS 10.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO
We saw Ayton being used more on the offensive end during the playoffs, and people are starting to finally realize that he's not as bad on the defensive end as some will tell you. I can see him approaching top-30 value in redraft leagues real soon.
#29
2
Jarrett Allen (CLE, C) AGE: 24.3
56 GP 0.677 FG% 0.709 FT% 0.0 3PM 16.1 PTS 10.8 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 1.3 BLK 1.7 TO
Cleveland's big starting lineup on paper caps Allen's upside, but, in reality, it's bringing the best out of him.
#30
8
Zach LaVine (CHI, SG,SF) AGE: 27.4
67 GP 0.476 FG% 0.854 FT% 2.8 3PM 24.4 PTS 4.6 REB 4.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.6 TO
A healthy Chicago team means less usage for LaVine. But a fully healthy Chicago is something we haven't seen much of.
#31
1
Anthony Davis (LAL, PF,C) AGE: 29.4
40 GP 0.532 FG% 0.713 FT% 0.3 3PM 23.2 PTS 9.9 REB 3.1 AST 1.2 STL 2.3 BLK 2.1 TO
The last time Davis played over 62 games in a season he was wearing a New Orleans jersey (2017-18). He's obviously an elite talent when he plays, but we can't ignore how many games he has missed, and is set to continue missing.
#32
4
James Harden (PHI, PG,SG) AGE: 33.0
65 GP 0.410 FG% 0.876 FT% 2.3 3PM 22.0 PTS 7.7 REB 10.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 4.4 TO
Harden didn't look great during the playoffs, but he rarely does. An off-season working the pick-and-roll with Embiid should only mean good things for next season.
#33
7
Zion Williamson (NOP, PF) AGE: 22.1
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
His upside is huge (no, that wasn't a pun about his weight). but he has missed significant time every season since joining the NBA. He's almost off his rookie contract without a healthy season in the books and has only played 85-games in his first 3 seasons.
#34
14
Dejounte Murray (ATL, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
68 GP 0.462 FG% 0.793 FT% 1.4 3PM 21.1 PTS 8.3 REB 9.2 AST 2.0 STL 0.3 BLK 2.6 TO
Moving to Atlanta hurts his value as he finds himself playing with a ball-dominant guard and bigs who can rebound.
#35
3
Jaylen Brown (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 25.8
66 GP 0.473 FG% 0.757 FT% 2.5 3PM 23.6 PTS 6.1 REB 3.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO
His usage increased a little more than expected last season, and there's nothing to suggest that he can't continue it. Just needs to keep improving his FT%.
#36
6
Myles Turner (IND, C) AGE: 26.4
42 GP 0.509 FG% 0.752 FT% 1.5 3PM 12.9 PTS 7.1 REB 1.0 AST 0.7 STL 2.8 BLK 1.3 TO
Indiana finally cleared up their Sabonis-Turner situation by moving Sabonis, and it should result in more rebounds for Turner, which has been one of his weaknesses.
#37
2
De'Aaron Fox (SAC, PG) AGE: 24.6
59 GP 0.473 FG% 0.749 FT% 1.3 3PM 23.2 PTS 3.9 REB 5.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO
Sacramento moving Haliburton means they're fully invested in Fox at PG. Should mesh well with Sabonis once they get a few games under their belt.
#38
2
Rudy Gobert (MIN, C) AGE: 30.1
66 GP 0.712 FG% 0.690 FT% 0.0 3PM 15.6 PTS 14.7 REB 1.1 AST 0.7 STL 2.1 BLK 1.8 TO
His rebounding will take a hit playing next to another capable rebounder, but he's still going to be an elite 3-category monster.
#39
2
Jamal Murray (DEN, PG,SG) AGE: 25.5
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
Murray should be back to start the season after missing the entire regular season. Keep in mind that he finished the 2020-21 season averaging 21.2 points, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.7 3PM, while shooting 47.8% from the field and 86.8% from the line.
#40
7
Jimmy Butler (MIA, SF,PF) AGE: 32.9
57 GP 0.480 FG% 0.871 FT% 0.5 3PM 21.4 PTS 5.9 REB 5.5 AST 1.6 STL 0.5 BLK 2.1 TO
Butler hasn't played more than 58 games since his 2018-19 season (when he played for Minnesota and Philadelphia). He'll be 33 next season, and hasn't shown signs of having a reliable 3-point shot since, coincidently, his 2018-19 season (which was the last time he averaged 1 3-point make per game).
#41
7
Paul George (LAC, SF,PF) AGE: 32.3
31 GP 0.422 FG% 0.860 FT% 2.9 3PM 24.3 PTS 6.9 REB 5.7 AST 2.2 STL 0.4 BLK 4.1 TO
He's back and relatively healthy with something to prove heading into next season.
#42
1
Kyrie Irving (BRO, PG,SG) AGE: 30.4
29 GP 0.469 FG% 0.915 FT% 3.5 3PM 27.4 PTS 4.4 REB 5.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO
Rosters always look better when Kyrie is on them, but it's hard to trust him to stay motivated enough to play basketball for an entire season.
#43
1
Bradley Beal (WAS, SG) AGE: 29.1
40 GP 0.451 FG% 0.833 FT% 1.6 3PM 23.2 PTS 4.7 REB 6.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO
Beal has had a season to forget but still finished the season as the 36th ranked player based on per-game value. Somebody to target in a trade if you're retooling for next season.
#44
4
Brandon Ingram (NOP, SF,PF) AGE: 24.9
55 GP 0.461 FG% 0.827 FT% 1.4 3PM 22.7 PTS 5.8 REB 5.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO
His lack of defensive numbers hurt his value.
#45
John Collins (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 24.9
54 GP 0.526 FG% 0.792 FT% 1.2 3PM 16.2 PTS 7.8 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 1.0 BLK 1.1 TO
He'll continue to put up top-55 numbers that are propped up because of his shooting efficiency from the field and the free-throw line. We know what he's capable of if he's more of a focus on the offensive end, but that won't happen unless he finds himself on another roster.
#46
OG Anunoby (TOR, SG,SF) AGE: 25.1
48 GP 0.444 FG% 0.752 FT% 2.4 3PM 17.1 PTS 5.5 REB 2.6 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO
Has the potential to be a top-50 staple as he continues to develop his game.
#47
2
Pascal Siakam (TOR, PF,C) AGE: 28.4
68 GP 0.494 FG% 0.750 FT% 1.1 3PM 22.8 PTS 8.5 REB 5.3 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO
The Siakam experience can be shaky, but the pressure is off him to be Toronto's best player, and his fantasy game has benefitted.
#48
7
Ben Simmons (BRO, PG) AGE: 26.1
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
His game hasn't changed since entering the league, and there's nothing to suggest that anything will change this season. At this stage, he is what he is, and that's a guy who can give you great out-of-position stats (FG%, REB) for a PG-eligible player (when he eventually steps back on the court).
#49
14
Robert Williams (BOS, C) AGE: 24.8
61 GP 0.736 FG% 0.723 FT% 0.0 3PM 10.0 PTS 9.6 REB 2.0 AST 0.9 STL 2.2 BLK 1.0 TO
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about how much playing injured during the playoffs is going to impact his knees long-term. He'd be ranked a lot higher otherwise.
#50
1
Mikal Bridges (PHX, SG,SF) AGE: 25.9
82 GP 0.534 FG% 0.838 FT% 1.4 3PM 14.2 PTS 4.2 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 0.8 TO
I like what Mikal provides long-term as a 3&D specialist, and his offensive production has started trending in the right direction.
#51
1
Tyrese Maxey (PHI, PG,SG) AGE: 21.8
75 GP 0.485 FG% 0.866 FT% 1.8 3PM 17.5 PTS 3.2 REB 4.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO
Maxey has proved that he belongs as a big minute rotation player. His assist numbers won't hit big numbers with Harden around, but he makes up for it by giving you high-end FG% from the PG spot.
#52
4
Josh Giddey (OKL, SG,SF) AGE: 19.8
54 GP 0.419 FG% 0.712 FT% 1.0 3PM 12.5 PTS 7.8 REB 6.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO
If he can clean up his shooting percentages he's a chance of becoming a really nice fantasy player. Should have ample opportunity in OKC to collect those counting stats.
#53
13
Jalen Green (HOU, SG) AGE: 20.5
67 GP 0.426 FG% 0.798 FT% 2.3 3PM 17.3 PTS 3.4 REB 2.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.0 TO
A great athlete whose offensive game is well suited to the NBA. It's going to take time, and he's going to tank your FG% in the process, but the potential is there.
#54
3
Alperen Sengun (HOU, C) AGE: 20.0
72 GP 0.475 FG% 0.711 FT% 0.4 3PM 9.6 PTS 5.5 REB 2.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.0 TO
The Wood trade opens up playing time at the PF and C spots for Sengun and whichever big man they select at 3 in the draft. In the 11 games Wood missed last season, Sengun averaged 29.2 minutes, 13.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
#55
(NEW)
Jabari Smith Jr (HOU, PF) AGE: 19.2
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
He's going to get heavy minutes in Houston and he's a decent enough defender to pair along side Sengun. My only worry is his FG% for somebody at the PF spot (42.9% in his most recent year in college), and how that's going to translate playing in a team like Houston.
#56
9
Lonzo Ball (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 24.8
35 GP 0.423 FG% 0.750 FT% 3.1 3PM 13.0 PTS 5.4 REB 5.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.3 TO
The move to Chicago matches his skillset as somebody who can run the break, play defense, and not worry about looking for his own shot inside the 3-point line, but there's a lot of ball-handling in the starting roster with LaVine, DeRozan, and Vucevic all capable passers. His re-draft rankings are currently propped up by his career-high steal rate.
#57
7
Desmond Bane (MEM, SG,SF) AGE: 24.1
76 GP 0.461 FG% 0.902 FT% 3.0 3PM 18.2 PTS 4.4 REB 2.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO
A knock-down shooter who's on pace to become a fantasy staple.
#58
5
Jrue Holiday (MIL, PG,SG) AGE: 32.2
67 GP 0.501 FG% 0.758 FT% 2.0 3PM 18.3 PTS 4.5 REB 6.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO
He's back to playing at an elite level and has minimal competition at either of the guard spots in Milwaukee.
#59
5
LeBron James (LAL, SF,PF) AGE: 37.6
56 GP 0.524 FG% 0.757 FT% 2.9 3PM 30.3 PTS 8.2 REB 6.2 AST 1.3 STL 1.1 BLK 3.5 TO
Never doubt LeBron James, but he's 37.
#60
5
Michael Porter Jr. (DEN, SF,PF) AGE: 24.1
9 GP 0.359 FG% 0.560 FT% 1.1 3PM 9.9 PTS 6.6 REB 1.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.3 TO
His value is tied to how efficiently he shoots, and when his shot isn't falling, like it didn't last season, then his value tanks.
#61
Kawhi Leonard (LAC, SG,SF) AGE: 31.1
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
He'll be back next season, but it's hard to trust him to play enough games to win you a championship.
#62
4
Khris Middleton (MIL, SF,PF) AGE: 31.0
66 GP 0.443 FG% 0.889 FT% 2.5 3PM 20.1 PTS 5.4 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO
Middleton is back to his regular self after a slow start to the season, which was expected after a lack of off-season (extended playoffs, Olympics).
#63
4
Kristaps Porzingis (WAS, PF,C) AGE: 27.0
51 GP 0.459 FG% 0.866 FT% 1.5 3PM 20.2 PTS 8.1 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.6 BLK 1.6 TO
Porzingis will always be the guy with an injury cloud hovering over him, so you're never going to get a fair return when trading him if you're looking at per-game value, but when he plays, he's putting up top-40 value.
#64
2
Wendell Carter Jr. (ORL, PF,C) AGE: 23.3
62 GP 0.525 FG% 0.692 FT% 1.1 3PM 15.0 PTS 10.5 REB 2.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO
Gets a chance to revive his career in Orlando, and he's meeting expectations so far.
#65
13
Franz Wagner (ORL, SF,PF) AGE: 21.0
79 GP 0.468 FG% 0.863 FT% 1.2 3PM 15.2 PTS 4.5 REB 2.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO
Landed in a good spot in Orlando and should continue to expand on his fantasy game in a low-pressure environment.
#66
3
Anfernee Simons (POR, PG,SG) AGE: 23.2
57 GP 0.443 FG% 0.887 FT% 3.1 3PM 17.3 PTS 2.6 REB 3.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 2.0 TO
Portland is fully invested in Simons, and so am I. Should be able to replicate CJ's output now that he's gone.
#67
3
Tyler Herro (MIA, PG,SG) AGE: 22.6
66 GP 0.446 FG% 0.867 FT% 2.7 3PM 20.7 PTS 5.0 REB 4.0 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO
He should have the 6th man award guaranteed as he finishes the season as the 67th best fantasy player based on per-game value.
#68
3
Jordan Poole (GSW, PG,SG) AGE: 23.1
76 GP 0.448 FG% 0.926 FT% 2.8 3PM 18.5 PTS 3.4 REB 4.0 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO
He has increased his scoring from last season (from 12 points to 18.5) and assists (from 1.9 to 4) as he spent a lot of the season either covering for an injured Klay or Steph, but he needs to show more on the defensive end to make up for the small dip in playing time he might see next season with a healthy Warriors roster.
#69
(NEW)
Jaden Ivey (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 20.5
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
He's going to be a lot of fun to watch in transition. The offensive game is there, but he needs to produce more on the defensive end.
#70
3
Terry Rozier (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 28.4
73 GP 0.444 FG% 0.851 FT% 3.0 3PM 19.3 PTS 4.3 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO
Proved a lot of people wrong last season and locked himself in as the 2-guard option to play alongside LaMelo. He might not be able to replicate last season's production, but he'll get close.
#71
3
Jonas Valanciunas (NOP, C) AGE: 30.3
74 GP 0.543 FG% 0.818 FT% 0.8 3PM 17.8 PTS 11.4 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO
Now's a great time to try and flip Jonas if you can find somebody willing to give up a top 20-30 guy. His value will take a hit if/when Zion returns, but he's still more than capable of producing along side of him.
#72
(NEW)
Keegan Murray (SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 22.0
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
The Kings copped a lot of flack with this pick (because Kangz), but Murray put up elite numbers in Iowa (23.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 1.9 blocks). He needs to work on his play making ability, but it's ok if that isn't part of his game for now because the rest of his game is there.
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Onyeka Okongwu (ATL, C) AGE: 21.7
48 GP 0.690 FG% 0.729 FT% 0.0 3PM 8.2 PTS 5.9 REB 1.1 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 0.9 TO
He's too good of a player not to get the opportunity to start; whether that's next season or the season after, the talent to be a high-end fantasy player is there.
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Devin Vassell (SAS, SG,SF) AGE: 22.0
71 GP 0.427 FG% 0.842 FT% 1.9 3PM 12.3 PTS 4.3 REB 1.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 0.8 TO
Has a touch of the Mikal Bridges about him as a defensive-minded 3-point shooter. If he's somehow still on your waiver wire, go and add him now.
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Jalen Brunson (NYK, PG,SG) AGE: 25.9
79 GP 0.502 FG% 0.841 FT% 1.2 3PM 16.3 PTS 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.0 BLK 1.6 TO
His FG% is surprisingly efficient for a short point-guard (50.2% last season).
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RJ Barrett (NYK, SF) AGE: 22.2
70 GP 0.408 FG% 0.714 FT% 2.0 3PM 20.0 PTS 5.8 REB 3.0 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO
Better suited to points leagues unless you can deal with his poor shooting %s from the field and the line.
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DeMar DeRozan (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 33.0
76 GP 0.504 FG% 0.877 FT% 0.7 3PM 27.9 PTS 5.2 REB 4.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO
I was expecting DeRozan's value to take a hit moving to Chicago, but he's having the best fantasy season of his career (so far).
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Keldon Johnson (SAS, SF,PF) AGE: 22.8
75 GP 0.466 FG% 0.756 FT% 2.1 3PM 17.0 PTS 6.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO
The potential is there to be a 20 point-per-game scorer, but his defensive numbers need to improve before he takes the next step as a fantasy player.
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Jusuf Nurkic (POR, C) AGE: 28.0
56 GP 0.535 FG% 0.689 FT% 0.3 3PM 15.0 PTS 11.1 REB 2.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.6 TO
Is Nurkic really just a guy capable of putting up top 60-70 value in 25-27 minutes a game?
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Jalen Suggs (ORL, PG,SG) AGE: 21.2
48 GP 0.362 FG% 0.774 FT% 0.9 3PM 11.8 PTS 3.6 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.0 TO
Orlando is deep at the PG spot, and while he's had a poor start to the season, it's not uncommon for PGs to take a while to adapt to running an NBA offense. He'll be better than this.
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PJ Washington (CHA, PF,C) AGE: 24.0
65 GP 0.471 FG% 0.712 FT% 1.7 3PM 10.3 PTS 5.2 REB 2.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.3 TO
It looks like PJ will claim back the starting PF spot in Chicago. The last time he started at PF for a season (2020-21), he averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.2 blocks, and 1.8 3PM.
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D'Angelo Russell (MIN, PG,SG) AGE: 26.5
65 GP 0.411 FG% 0.827 FT% 2.7 3PM 18.1 PTS 3.3 REB 7.1 AST 1.0 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO
His fantasy game is starting to regress and other players are becoming better options. Still has value in the right build.
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CJ McCollum (NOP, PG,SG) AGE: 30.9
62 GP 0.461 FG% 0.682 FT% 2.9 3PM 22.1 PTS 4.3 REB 5.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.0 TO
In the past, he has been streaky in terms of output and FG%. Try and flip him when he goes on a stretch where he puts up top-40 value and shoots 45%+ from the field.
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Julius Randle (NYK, PF) AGE: 27.7
72 GP 0.411 FG% 0.756 FT% 1.7 3PM 20.1 PTS 9.9 REB 5.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO
His numbers have regressed to pre-Knicks Randle, but he has started to kick into gear these past few weeks, so there's still hope for a revival.
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Tobias Harris (PHI, SF,PF) AGE: 30.1
73 GP 0.482 FG% 0.841 FT% 1.4 3PM 17.2 PTS 6.8 REB 3.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO
A lot of Harris' value was tied to the fact that he doesn't hurt you in any one category, but, this season he's hurting you in a few, mainly FG%.
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Clint Capela (ATL, C) AGE: 28.2
74 GP 0.613 FG% 0.474 FT% 0.0 3PM 11.1 PTS 11.9 REB 1.2 AST 0.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.6 TO
The opportunity to get Capela for a good deal is closing as he works his way back to full health.
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Malcolm Brogdon (BOS, PG,SG) AGE: 29.7
36 GP 0.448 FG% 0.856 FT% 1.6 3PM 19.1 PTS 5.1 REB 5.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO
His value takes a hit moving to Boston, but it might mean we'll get a semi-healthy season from him.
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Saddiq Bey (DET, SF,PF) AGE: 23.3
82 GP 0.396 FG% 0.826 FT% 2.6 3PM 16.1 PTS 5.4 REB 2.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO
He continues to bomb your FG%, best suited in the right punt build.
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Bennedict Mathurin (IND, SG,SF) AGE: 20.1
GP FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO
We saw Duarte get a lot of minutes in his rookie season, and I see Mathurin going down a similar path. Watch this space if Buddy Hield gets traded before the start of the season.
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Nikola Vucevic (CHI, C) AGE: 31.8
73 GP 0.473 FG% 0.759 FT% 1.4 3PM 17.6 PTS 11.0 REB 3.2 AST 1.0 STL 1.0 BLK 1.9 TO
His points and rebound numbers are still impressive, but he's starting to trend down as a high-end fantasy player.
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Herbert Jones (NOP, SF,PF) AGE: 23.8
78 GP 0.476 FG% 0.842 FT% 0.7 3PM 9.5 PTS 3.8 REB 2.1 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 1.3 TO