FANTASY BASKETBALL DYNASTY ROOKIE RANKINGS

Fantasy basketball dynasty rookie rankings for players from the 2020 NBA Draft.

Last updated: 20 November 2020 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)
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#1
LaMelo Ball (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 19.4
Instantly gives Charlotte an identity and only needed a few weeks to prove that he's going to be a good (and better than good if he can clean up his shooting %s) fantasy player. It's only a matter of time before he starts.
#2
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Tyrese Haliburton (SAC, PG,SG) AGE: 20.9
While he played PG in college, he has the size and shooting ability to play SG and is an excellent fit next to Fox.
#3
James Wiseman (GS, C) AGE: 19.8
A great athlete who can run the floor, block shots, and pull down rebounds. He fills an instant need in Golden State. His game should transition well to fantasy, but he lends himself to punt FT% builds (shot 70% in a very small sample size). He may not see big minutes early, but he's one of the best big men to take in dynasty rookie drafts (unless Atlanta moves Capela, in which case I'd take Okongwu ahead of Wiseman).
#4
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Killian Hayes (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 19.5
Had one of the worst starts to a rookie campaign you can imagine, but he's still in a good situation in Detroit to turn it around next season. You should be able to get him at a discount in dynasty leagues.
#5
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Patrick Williams (CHI, SF) AGE: 19.4
Should be locked in as Chicago's starter at SF for the rest of the season, it's a matter of waiting to see how his offensive game develops in the NBA, because he already has a strong defensive game.
#6
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Onyeka Okongwu (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 20.1
I was hoping Okongwu landed to a team looking for a starting big-man, but, he, unfortunately, fell to a team with John Collins and Clint Capela. It might be a season or two before he gets the opportunity to play big minutes, but he was my favorite big man heading int the draft, and I think he's somebody to draft and stash in dynasty leagues.
#7
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Anthony Edwards (MIN, SG) AGE: 19.5
His athletic ability allows him to get to the rim, and when he's not driving he's taking 3s (and sometimes too deep), but he tends to go missing during play and I'm not confident that his game translates well to fantasy.
#8
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Deni Avdija (WAS, SG,SF) AGE: 20.1
Landed in a great spot in Washington and fits right into their run-first approach to offense as a more than capable ball-handler. He might start the season slow, but it'll only be a matter of time until he plays starters minutes. Could be a better real-life-than-fantasy type of player.
#9
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Devin Vassell (SA, SG) AGE: 20.4
In the 90s we had Baby Jordan. Is it too much of a throwback to call Vassell Baby Covington? He has all of the characteristics of a high-end 3&D guy, the only thing that worries me is San Antonio's track record of bringing rookies in slowly.
#10
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Obi Toppin (NY, SF,PF) AGE: 22.9
The fit with Randle isn't great, but he has the potential to fill a role as a gunner off the bench.
#11
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Tyrese Maxey (PHI, SG) AGE: 20.2
He landed in a great spot as an undersized shooting guard who can score and defend opposing point guards while Ben Simmons handles the ball.
#12
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Precious Achiuwa (MIA, SF,PF) AGE: 21.3
A great athlete picked by a franchise with an excellent track record of drafting players outside of the lottery.
#13
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Cole Anthony (ORL, PG) AGE: 20.7
Anthony is what Orlando needed; somebody capable of putting the ball in the basket. His shot selection is questionable (shot 38% from the field in his last college season), and he doesn't tally assists as you'd expect from a PG. Seems like a good candidate to be a gunner of the bench.
#14
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Isaac Okoro (CLE, SF) AGE: 20.0
Okoro is the best wing defender in the draft, and he should slide into playing starters minutes relatively quickly. His defensive ability may not translate straight away into fantasy numbers, and his shooting needs some work (67% from the line and 29% from behind the arc), but the potential to be a 3&D guy is there.
#15
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Kira Lewis Jr (NO, PG) AGE: 19.8
The fastest player in the draft just got drafted by a team that's going to be running the floor as much as possible. He's a great fit; it's just a matter of finding playing time.
#16
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Aleksej Pokusevski (OKC, SF) AGE: 19.1
Not sure how much we're going to see of him in his rookie season, but the potential is there. He needs to bulk up more to get his body NBA ready, but he's somebody to draft and stash in dynasty rookie drafts.
#17
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Saddiq Bey (DET, SF) AGE: 21.8
Should continue to see more minutes as the season progresses, it just comes down to what he can do with them.
#18
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Xavier Tillman (MEM, PF) AGE: 22.0
Not sure how much of Tillman we're going to see this season, but the talent is there.
#19
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Payton Pritchard (BOS, PG) AGE: 23.0
#20
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Jae'Sean Tate (HOU, SG) AGE: 25.2
#21
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Desmond Bane (MEM, PG,SG) AGE: 22.6
He's going to out-perform his draft position and put up nice fantasy numbers in his rookie season so long as he can show enough defensively to stay on the court. He only has Dillion Brooks and Grayson Allen to compete with for SG minutes.
#22
Isaiah Stewart (DET, PF,C) AGE: 19.7
A raw big man who should continue to see more minutes as the season goes on.
#23
Aaron Nesmith (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 21.3
Might be the best shooter in this draft, but I'm always worried about players drafted by teams with championship aspirations. Most likely won't see enough playing time to be fantasy relevant in his rookie season.
#24
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Immanuel Quickley (NY, PG) AGE: 21.6
He only has the size to play PG, but he's very useful off-the-ball and is a great shooter. Unfortunately, it's hard seeing him as a fantasy-relevant player.
#25
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RJ Hampton (DEN, PG) AGE: 20.0
A great pick by Denver, and while I do like him as a player, it's hard seeing him getting enough minutes this season to be fantasy relevant. Somebody to draft and stash in dynasty rookie drafts.
#26
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Theo Maledon (OKC, PG) AGE: 19.6
#27
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Chuma Okeke (ORL, PF) AGE: 22.4
We need Chuma to stay on the court long enough to see what he's capable of doing in the NBA.
#28
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Malachi Flynn (TOR, PG) AGE: 22.7
Can't see him being a consistent starter on an NBA team, but he's a well-rounded point guard, and I know better than to write off a player drafted late by Toronto.
#29
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Josh Green (DAL, SG,SF) AGE: 20.2
Has the potential to be a defensive staple in Dallas as a 3&D guy.
#30
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Jalen Smith (PHO, PF) AGE: 20.9
Smith is at his best around the rim, but the question is how much he'll be able to play PF, because he has similar characteristics to Ayton.
#31
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Vernon Carey Jr (CHA, C) AGE: 19.9
#32
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Robert Woodard II (SAC, SG) AGE: 21.3
#33
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Grant Riller (CHA, PG) AGE: 24.0
The steal of the draft, but Charlotte is stacked at the PG position.
#34
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Facundo Campazzo (DEN, PG) AGE: 29.8
#35
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Isaiah Joe (PHI, SG) AGE: 21.6
#36
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Devon Dotson (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 21.5
#37
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Leandro Bolmaro (MIN, SF) AGE: 20.4
Has the potential to be a nice role player one day.
#38
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Jaden McDaniels (MIN, PF) AGE: 20.3
Minnesota is flooded with depth at the SF spot, so I'm not sure how much playing time he's going to see this season.
#39
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Tyrell Terry (DAL, PG) AGE: 20.3
#40
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Zeke Nnaji (DEN, PF) AGE: 20.0
#41
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Udoka Azubuike (UTA, C) AGE: 21.3