FANTASY BASKETBALL DYNASTY ROOKIE RANKINGS

Fantasy basketball dynasty rookie rankings for players from the 2019 NBA Draft. These rankings are for H2H leagues.

Last updated: 26 August 2019 by Joseph Mamone ( @hashbasketball)
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#1 (NEW) Zion Williamson 19NOPPFZion is going to be good, but I feel like people are going to reach for him. His outside shot isn't there yet, but New Orleans like to run, and Zion is the perfect finisher on the break, which means solid FG%s. He'll get his numbers, but expect a few low scoring games as he adjusts to NBA defenses game-planning for him. Has the potential to be a top fantasy player, but consistency and health over an 82 game season might not be there just yet, and being out for 6-8 weeks to start the season isn't a good start.
#2 (NEW) Ja Morant 20MEMPGHis game should translate well to fantasy, but rookie point guards who get given the keys to a team take a while to develop, so don't expect fireworks out of the gate. He also has a quality point-guard backing him up in Tyus Jones. Should get better as the season progresses.
#3 (NEW) RJ Barrett 19NYKSGWe're going to see some ugly shooting nights backed up with 28 point games, so expect a rollercoaster of a rookie season. Neither of his shooting percentages are going to be good, so factor that into your draft day strategy.
#4 (NEW) Brandon Clarke 23MEMPFAn NBA ready player who should be able to produce right away, but he'll be limited to a bench role with both JJJ and Jonas ahead of him in the depth chart this season. Has some excellent long-term appeal and is a great fit next to JJJ in the starting line-up in a few years.
#5 (NEW) Darius Garland 19CLESGWe're going off a small college sample size of 5 games, but what we saw was somebody with a modern-NBA friendly offensive game. He's not going to be a high assist and steals guy, but he'll have every opportunity to get buckets. There will be some teething pains to start the season as the two point-guards (Sexton and Garland) work out how they're going to co-exist on the court.
#6 (NEW) Coby White 19CHIPGWhite has a nice touch around the rim, can hit the 3-ball, and is a more than capable defender (using his 6'5 frame being to his advantage). He's somebody to keep an eye on during the season and should get an opportunity to start at some point.
#7 (NEW) Jarrett Culver 20MINSFThere are questions over who the opening night starting SG will be and whether it's Culver or Okogie, but I think Jarrett gets the starting spot at some point during the season and is a much better option long-term. Has the tools to be a good player.
#8 (NEW) De'Andre Hunter 21ATLSFHunter 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.
#9 (NEW) Nickeil Alexander-Walker 21NOPSFSeems 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. Should see some playing time early with Zion's injury.
#10 (NEW) Goga Bitadze 20INDCShould be ready to produce early, and his game translates well in the modern NBA where bigs need to protect the rim and hit the long-ball. Should find himself as the first big man off the bench at some point during the season.
#11 (NEW) Cam Reddish 20ATLSFAtlanta was the best-case scenario for Cam. He finds himself in a low-pressure environment where he can focus on becoming a useful 3&D player. He has all of the physical attributes, but prepare for some miserable shooting nights.
#12 (NEW) Jaxson Hayes 19NOPCStill very raw and rebounding isn't one of his strengths. I am expecting him to bloom as the season goes on. We probably won't be seeing the best of him for a few years.
#13 (NEW) Rui Hachimura 21WASSFHe'll be thrown into the deep end as soon as he's ready (or not) to play heavy minutes. He was late to start playing basketball, so he's still a little raw, but he's somebody to monitor as he'll be given every chance to produce this season.
#14 (NEW) Tyler Herro 19MIASGCould get over-drafted after a good run in summer league, I'm just not sure how well his game translates to fantasy and whether he can make a meaningful contribution to any of the non-shooting categories in his rookie season.
#15 (NEW) Bruno Fernando 21ATLCHis minutes should gradually increase as the season goes on and he's capable of providing old-school big man stats (rebounds and blocks). Fernando is somebody to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
#16 (NEW) Sekou Doumbouya 18DETPFStill 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. Somebody to stash in dynasty formats.
#17 (NEW) Grant Williams 20BOSPFWilliams 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.
#18 (NEW) Dylan Windler 23CLESFHe can score and has a crafty offensive game, I'm just worried if he'll be able to stay on the court due to his defensive game. Luckily he's on a team that doesn't seem focused on winning, so he has time to work it out, and should be given every opportunity to be a rotation player this season.
#19 (NEW) Matisse Thybulle 22PHISFHas 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.
#20 (NEW) P.J. Washington 21CHAPFShould get better as the season goes on, but he's still quite raw. A good stash in dynasty leagues since he fills an obvious need in the long-term.
#21 (NEW) Carsen Edwards 21BOSPGA gunner off the bench who'll see minutes on nights when his shot is falling. Not great defensively, but Boston has been able to make it work in the past with undersized guards who know how to score.
#22 (NEW) Nassir Little 19PORPFWas 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.
#23 (NEW) Chuma Okeke 21ORLPFCan be a modern-day stretch 4, but Orlando is already quite deep at PF, so is opportunity will be limited in the short-term.
#24 (NEW) Keldon Johnson 20SASSFHe's behind quite a few players on the depth chart in San Antonio, so his opportunity is limited in the short-term, but he has the potential to be a good 2-way player.
#25 (NEW) Kevin Porter Jr 19CLESFHas the physical attributes to be a good player, but he has the reputation of lacking effort. He's somebody to keep an eye on to see how he adapts to playing in the NBA.
#26 (NEW) Bol Bol 20DENCHis 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.
#27 (NEW) Ignas Brazdeikis 20NYKPFWill need to ride out a few seasons until New York's bevy of PFs get moved on, but he's somebody to keep an eye on to see how he plays in the limited minutes he'll receive this season.
#28 (NEW) Daniel Gafford 21CHICA good rim-rummer who can protect the rim, but he has no offensive game outside of the paint. Somebody to keep an eye on this season.
#29 (NEW) Romeo Langford 20BOSSGNeeds the ball to be productive, but I'm not sure how well his game translates to fantasy. Seems like his ceiling is being a low-end rotation player.
#30 (NEW) Cameron Johnson 23PHOSFOne of the best shooters in this draft class, but he's not a great athlete, and isn't a great defender. Doesn't seem to have a game that translates well to fantasy.
#31 (NEW) Ty Jerome 22PHOPGA smart, mature player, but he'll struggle to stop NBA point guards on the defensive end.
#32 (NEW) Admiral Schofield 22WASSGA versatile defender with a strong work ethic. Could get minutes early given Washington's depleted roster, so he's somebody to keep an eye on.