Fantasy basketball dynasty rookie rankings for players from the 2022 NBA Draft.

Last updated: 13 July 2022 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)
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Chet Holmgren (OKL, PF,C) AGE: 20.3
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.
Paolo Banchero (ORL, PF) AGE: 19.8
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.
Jabari Smith Jr (HOU, PF) AGE: 19.3
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.
Jaden Ivey (DET, PG,SG) AGE: 20.5
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.
Keegan Murray (SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 22.0
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.
Jalen Duren (DET, PF,C) AGE: 18.7
I really like the fit in Detroit, I'm just worried that Casey (who isn't known for developing rookies) is going to Casey him.
Bennedict Mathurin (IND, SG,SF) AGE: 20.2
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.
Shaedon Sharpe (POR, SF,PF) AGE: 19.2
I'd have Sharpe higher if he landed on another team. He's Portland's best asset to include in a package for a star player, but his time on the court is going to be pretty inconsistent in his rookie season so long as he stays in Portland. The upside is definitely there though.
Mark Williams (CHA, C) AGE: 20.7
I might have Williams a little too high, and he could very well be a bust in his rookie season with Charlotte not known for letting rookies play big minutes at C (because apparently Plumbee is just too good?), but the potential to be a Robert Williams / Mitchell Robinson type player is there.
Jeremy Sochan (SAS, PF) AGE: 19.2
His outside shot needs work, but he's the high IQ type player that the Spurs love and he has great feel for the game.
Tari Eason (HOU, SF,PF) AGE: 21.3
A great athlete who can put up fantasy numbers, but it's not ideal that he plays the same position as the person they invested a top-3 pick on.
Dyson Daniels (NOP, SG,SF) AGE: 19.4
He should have an impact in his rookie season as a ready-made defensive stud. His shot needs a lot of work.
Walker Kessler (UTA, PF,C) AGE: 21.1
Some players put up great block numbers without actually being a great defender (hello Hassan Whiteside) and I have a feeling Kessler is going to be one of those players.
Jalen Williams (OKL, SG,SF) AGE: 21.3
Has impressed so far in summer league, and should get rotation minutes, but OKC already has a lot of young talent to distribute minutes to.
Jake LaRavia (MEM, SF,PF) AGE: 20.8
While he's not the most athletic guy out there (yes, he's white) he makes up for it with his positioning, passing, and shooting ability.
AJ Griffin (ATL, SG,SF) AGE: 19.0
Hats off to Atlanta, because they keep on drafting guys that I really like, but they keep on drafting players who play in an already deep position, and AJ is no exception. He's already a great shooter (44.7% from 3 in college), and a good rebounder for his position. He needs work defensively, but most rookies who aren't defensive specialists do.
Johnny Davis (WAS, SG,SF) AGE: 20.5
Washington seems to have a type. First Avdija, then Kispert, and now Davis. With all 3 guys playing similar positions, it's hard to see room for one of them to break out.
TyTy Washington Jr. (HOU, PG) AGE: 20.7
Houston is light on PGs (sorry, I don't count KPJ as a real PG) so there's an opportunity for TyTy to get minutes in the first half of the season.
Ousmane Dieng (OKL, SF,PF) AGE: 19.2
NBL stats don't translate well in comparison to college at the best of times, but Dieng's are especially... not great. I see him as a big hit/miss player where he's just as likely going to miss, but if he manages to put it together he's going to put up solid numbers. Strap yourself in though, because it could be rough to start with.
Malaki Branham (SAS, SG,SF) AGE: 19.3
Branham has the physical attributes to be a quality player and his game should continue to develop as the Spurs training staff do their thing.
David Roddy (MEM, PF) AGE: 21.4
Dalen Terry (CHI, SG,SF) AGE: 20.1
Christian Koloko (TOR, C) AGE: 22.1
Nikola Jovic (MIA, SF) AGE: 19.2
Ochai Agbaji (CLE, SG,SF) AGE: 22.3
Jaden Hardy (DAL, PG) AGE: 20.1
Blake Wesley (SAS, SG) AGE: 19.4
Ryan Rollins (GSW, SG) AGE: 20.1
Jaylin Williams (OKL, C) AGE: 20.1
Max Christie (LAL, SG) AGE: 19.5
Marjon Beauchamp (MIL, SF,PF) AGE: 21.8
Christian Braun (DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 21.3
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