FANTASY BASKETBALL DYNASTY ROOKIE RANKINGS

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

Last updated: 13 May 2021 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)
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#1
LaMelo Ball (CHA, PG,SG) AGE: 19.7
Has a fantasy-friendly game and is in the perfect low-pressure, fast-paced scenario in Charlotte. His role should increase even more next season.
#2
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Anthony Edwards (MIN, SG,SF) AGE: 19.8
I was wrong about Anthony Edwards and his second half of the season has been great, and he can be a top-50 guy if his improved FG% is real (46% over the last month).
#3
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Tyrese Haliburton (SAC, PG,SG) AGE: 21.2
Transitioned to the NBA as well as you could have hoped, and looks primed to improve again next season.
#4
1
Killian Hayes (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 19.8
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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James Wiseman (GS, C) AGE: 20.1
His value is low enough to take a flyer on during the off-season if the asking price is small enough.
#6
Aleksej Pokusevski (OKC, SF) AGE: 19.4
One of the biggest wildcards in fantasy basketball heading into next season - he has shown flashes of being a good fantasy player, and the upside is huge, but he's still very raw.
#7
2
Saddiq Bey (DET, SF) AGE: 22.1
Has been flirting with top-100 value in the last 30 days, and should carry that form into next season as he becomes a key building block of the Pistons rebuild.
#8
2
Jae'Sean Tate (HOU, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 25.5
His defensive ability is good enough to keep him on the court, so anything he can produce on the other end is a bonus.
#9
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Onyeka Okongwu (ATL, PF,C) AGE: 20.4
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.
#10
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Isaiah Stewart (DET, PF,C) AGE: 20.0
He's a good high-energy guy who gives you an impact on the defensive end, but he needs to develop his offensive game if he wants to find himself as a starter next season.
#11
4
Patrick Williams (CHI, SF,PF) AGE: 19.7
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.
#12
3
Isaac Okoro (CLE, SG,SF) AGE: 20.3
His defensive ability may not translate straight away into fantasy numbers, and his shooting needs some work, but the potential to be a 3&D guy is there.
#13
4
Chuma Okeke (ORL, PF) AGE: 22.7
WIll get a lot of the Aaron Gordon minutes and has shown signs of being a capable player.
#14
4
RJ Hampton (ORL, PG) AGE: 20.3
Has the size, talent, and ability to play off-the-ball to fit in at SG next season alongside Fultz in the starting lineup.
#15
2
Cole Anthony (ORL, PG) AGE: 21.0
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.
#16
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Immanuel Quickley (NY, PG) AGE: 21.9
He only has the size to play PG, but he's very useful off-the-ball and is a great shooter. Will continue to see playing time so long as his shot continues to fall, and should be a good gunner off the bench.
#17
5
Deni Avdija (WAS, SG,SF) AGE: 20.4
It'll be hard to get many touches playing alongside Westbrook and Beal, and he'll spend some time in league waiver wires, but it seems like he'll be a good player in a few seasons' time. Stash him if you're in a big dynasty league.
#18
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Kira Lewis Jr (NO, PG) AGE: 20.1
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.
#19
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Malachi Flynn (TOR, PG) AGE: 23.0
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.
#20
1
Desmond Bane (MEM, PG,SG) AGE: 22.9
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.
#21
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Devin Vassell (SA, SG) AGE: 20.7
Somebody to stash in dynasty leagues. Has the potential to be a good 3&D guy, but the Spurs rarely fast-track rookies.
#22
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Jaden McDaniels (MIN, PF) AGE: 20.6
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.
#24
3
Obi Toppin (NY, SF,PF) AGE: 23.2
The fit with Randle isn't great, but he has the potential to fill a role as a gunner off the bench.
#25
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Oshae Brissett (IND, SF,PF) AGE: 22.9
Has had a nice stretch of games to close out the season, but realistically, how much playing time will he be getting on a healthy Pacers roster next season?
#26
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Xavier Tillman (MEM, PF,C) AGE: 22.3
Not sure how much of Tillman we're going to see next season, but the talent is there.
#27
4
Precious Achiuwa (MIA, SF,PF) AGE: 21.6
A great athlete picked by a franchise with an excellent track record of drafting players outside of the lottery. Might take a few seasons before we get a good look at him, though.
#28
3
Tyrese Maxey (PHI, PG,SG) AGE: 20.5
Struggled to find playing time this season, but has the talent to cement a bench role on the right team.
#29
3
Theo Maledon (OKC, PG) AGE: 19.9
OKC's PG rotation is far from locked in. Keep an eye on the draft to see who they bring in because it can easily be another PG.
#30
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Aaron Nesmith (BOS, SG,SF) AGE: 21.6
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.
#31
7
Facundo Campazzo (DEN, PG) AGE: 30.1
#32
5
Payton Pritchard (BOS, PG) AGE: 23.3
Has already proven to be a spark off the bench and has the tools to be a good player coming off the bench, but the PG position is deep, and it's hard seeing him finding a starting spot anywhere.
#33
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Saben Lee (DET, PG) AGE: 21.9
He's showing signs of being a good back-up PG behind Hayes in the long-term, but Detroit is oddly deep at the PG spot once everybody is healthy.
#34
6
Zeke Nnaji (DEN, PF) AGE: 20.3
#35
3
Josh Green (DAL, SG,SF) AGE: 20.5
Has the potential to be a defensive staple in Dallas as a 3&D guy.
#36
3
Isaiah Joe (PHI, SG) AGE: 21.9
#37
3
Jalen Smith (PHO, PF) AGE: 21.2
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.
#38
3
Vernon Carey Jr (CHA, C) AGE: 20.2
#39
3
Robert Woodard II (SAC, SG) AGE: 21.6
#40
3
Grant Riller (CHA, PG) AGE: 24.3
The steal of the draft, but Charlotte is stacked at the PG position.
#41
2
Devon Dotson (CHI, PG,SG) AGE: 21.8
#42
2
Leandro Bolmaro (MIN, SF) AGE: 20.7
Has the potential to be a nice role player one day.
#43
2
Tyrell Terry (DAL, PG) AGE: 20.6
#44
2
Udoka Azubuike (UTA, C) AGE: 21.7
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