Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rookie Rankings

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

Last updated: 28 September 2022 by Joseph Mamone ( @josephmamone)

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RANK PLAYER PLAYER AGE TEAM POS COMMENTS
#1
Chet Holmgren
#1 Chet Holmgren
(OKL, PF,C) AGE: 20.4
0 GP 0.499 FG% 0.709 FT% 0.4 3PM 4.7 PTS 3.3 REB 0.6 AST 0.2 STL 0.7 BLK 0.6 TO
There's still a case for taking Chet at #1 in a dynasty rookie draft and tanking for Wembanyama, but I won't talk you out of taking Banchero.
20.4 OKL PF,C 0 GP 0.499 FG% 0.709 FT% 0.4 3PM 4.7 PTS 3.3 REB 0.6 AST 0.2 STL 0.7 BLK 0.6 TO
There's still a case for taking Chet at #1 in a dynasty rookie draft and tanking for Wembanyama, but I won't talk you out of taking Banchero.
#2
Paolo Banchero
#2 Paolo Banchero
(ORL, PF) AGE: 19.9
73 GP 0.470 FG% 0.729 FT% 1.1 3PM 17.9 PTS 7.7 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 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.
19.9 ORL PF 73 GP 0.470 FG% 0.729 FT% 1.1 3PM 17.9 PTS 7.7 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 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.
#3
Jabari Smith Jr
#3 Jabari Smith Jr
(HOU, PF) AGE: 19.4
73 GP 0.448 FG% 0.770 FT% 1.3 3PM 16.5 PTS 7.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 1.9 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.
19.4 HOU PF 73 GP 0.448 FG% 0.770 FT% 1.3 3PM 16.5 PTS 7.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 1.9 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.
#4
Keegan Murray
#4 Keegan Murray
(SAC, SF,PF) AGE: 22.1
72 GP 0.516 FG% 0.761 FT% 1.3 3PM 16.2 PTS 6.0 REB 1.0 AST 0.7 STL 1.0 BLK 1.0 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.
22.1 SAC SF,PF 72 GP 0.516 FG% 0.761 FT% 1.3 3PM 16.2 PTS 6.0 REB 1.0 AST 0.7 STL 1.0 BLK 1.0 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.
#5
Jaden Ivey
#5 Jaden Ivey
(DET, PG,SG) AGE: 20.6
73 GP 0.448 FG% 0.742 FT% 1.7 3PM 16.0 PTS 3.5 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 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.
20.6 DET PG,SG 73 GP 0.448 FG% 0.742 FT% 1.7 3PM 16.0 PTS 3.5 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 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.
#6
Jalen Duren
#6 Jalen Duren
(DET, PF,C) AGE: 18.9
70 GP 0.585 FG% 0.611 FT% 0.0 3PM 8.6 PTS 5.3 REB 0.9 AST 0.5 STL 1.4 BLK 1.6 TO
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.
18.9 DET PF,C 70 GP 0.585 FG% 0.611 FT% 0.0 3PM 8.6 PTS 5.3 REB 0.9 AST 0.5 STL 1.4 BLK 1.6 TO
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.
#7
Bennedict Mathurin
#7 Bennedict Mathurin
(IND, SG,SF) AGE: 20.3
72 GP 0.443 FG% 0.776 FT% 1.9 3PM 15.2 PTS 3.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 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.
20.3 IND SG,SF 72 GP 0.443 FG% 0.776 FT% 1.9 3PM 15.2 PTS 3.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 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.
#8
3
Tari Eason
#8 3 Tari Eason
(HOU, SF,PF) AGE: 21.4
72 GP 0.472 FG% 0.762 FT% 0.5 3PM 11.0 PTS 3.9 REB 0.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
21.4 HOU SF,PF 72 GP 0.472 FG% 0.762 FT% 0.5 3PM 11.0 PTS 3.9 REB 0.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
#9
5
Jalen Williams
#9 5 Jalen Williams
(OKL, SG,SF) AGE: 21.5
69 GP 0.448 FG% 0.788 FT% 1.0 3PM 10.6 PTS 2.4 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
21.5 OKL SG,SF 69 GP 0.448 FG% 0.788 FT% 1.0 3PM 10.6 PTS 2.4 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
#10
2
Shaedon Sharpe
#10 2 Shaedon Sharpe
(POR, SF,PF) AGE: 19.3
60 GP 0.438 FG% 0.683 FT% 0.5 3PM 5.4 PTS 1.5 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 0.6 TO
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.
19.3 POR SF,PF 60 GP 0.438 FG% 0.683 FT% 0.5 3PM 5.4 PTS 1.5 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 0.6 TO
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.
#11
2
Mark Williams
#11 2 Mark Williams
(CHA, C) AGE: 20.8
68 GP 0.641 FG% 0.678 FT% 0.0 3PM 4.8 PTS 3.4 REB 0.4 AST 0.2 STL 1.0 BLK 0.4 TO
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.
20.8 CHA C 68 GP 0.641 FG% 0.678 FT% 0.0 3PM 4.8 PTS 3.4 REB 0.4 AST 0.2 STL 1.0 BLK 0.4 TO
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.
#12
2
Jeremy Sochan
#12 2 Jeremy Sochan
(SAS, PF) AGE: 19.4
72 GP 0.456 FG% 0.616 FT% 0.6 3PM 7.9 PTS 4.2 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
19.4 SAS PF 72 GP 0.456 FG% 0.616 FT% 0.6 3PM 7.9 PTS 4.2 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
#13
1
Dyson Daniels
#13 1 Dyson Daniels
(NOP, SG,SF) AGE: 19.5
60 GP 0.426 FG% 0.711 FT% 0.5 3PM 6.3 PTS 2.4 REB 2.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO
He should have an impact in his rookie season as a ready-made defensive stud. His shot needs a lot of work.
19.5 NOP SG,SF 60 GP 0.426 FG% 0.711 FT% 0.5 3PM 6.3 PTS 2.4 REB 2.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO
He should have an impact in his rookie season as a ready-made defensive stud. His shot needs a lot of work.
#14
1
Jake LaRavia
#14 1 Jake LaRavia
(MEM, SF,PF) AGE: 20.9
69 GP 0.480 FG% 0.780 FT% 0.7 3PM 9.8 PTS 3.5 REB 1.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO
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.
20.9 MEM SF,PF 69 GP 0.480 FG% 0.780 FT% 0.7 3PM 9.8 PTS 3.5 REB 1.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO
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.
#15
10
Ochai Agbaji
#15 10 Ochai Agbaji
(UTA, SG,SF) AGE: 22.4
68 GP 0.435 FG% 0.692 FT% 1.3 3PM 9.1 PTS 2.6 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO
22.4 UTA SG,SF 68 GP 0.435 FG% 0.692 FT% 1.3 3PM 9.1 PTS 2.6 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO
#16
3
Walker Kessler
#16 3 Walker Kessler
(UTA, PF,C) AGE: 21.2
69 GP 0.514 FG% 0.576 FT% 0.1 3PM 7.6 PTS 4.6 REB 0.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.9 TO
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.
21.2 UTA PF,C 69 GP 0.514 FG% 0.576 FT% 0.1 3PM 7.6 PTS 4.6 REB 0.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.9 TO
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.
#17
1
AJ Griffin
#17 1 AJ Griffin
(ATL, SG,SF) AGE: 19.1
50 GP 0.462 FG% 0.786 FT% 0.7 3PM 4.9 PTS 2.4 REB 0.5 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO
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.
19.1 ATL SG,SF 50 GP 0.462 FG% 0.786 FT% 0.7 3PM 4.9 PTS 2.4 REB 0.5 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 0.3 TO
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.
#18
1
Johnny Davis
#18 1 Johnny Davis
(WAS, SG,SF) AGE: 20.6
64 GP 0.425 FG% 0.761 FT% 0.8 3PM 9.1 PTS 2.4 REB 1.0 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO
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.
20.6 WAS SG,SF 64 GP 0.425 FG% 0.761 FT% 0.8 3PM 9.1 PTS 2.4 REB 1.0 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO
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.
#19
1
TyTy Washington Jr.
#19 1 TyTy Washington Jr.
(HOU, PG) AGE: 20.9
60 GP 0.427 FG% 0.758 FT% 0.6 3PM 5.8 PTS 1.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO
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.
20.9 HOU PG 60 GP 0.427 FG% 0.758 FT% 0.6 3PM 5.8 PTS 1.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO
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.
#20
1
Ousmane Dieng
#20 1 Ousmane Dieng
(OKL, SF,PF) AGE: 19.4
50 GP 0.426 FG% 0.705 FT% 0.8 3PM 6.2 PTS 2.6 REB 0.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
19.4 OKL SF,PF 50 GP 0.426 FG% 0.705 FT% 0.8 3PM 6.2 PTS 2.6 REB 0.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO
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.
#21
1
Malaki Branham
#21 1 Malaki Branham
(SAS, SG,SF) AGE: 19.4
70 GP 0.466 FG% 0.796 FT% 0.7 3PM 8.1 PTS 2.2 REB 1.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.0 TO
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.
19.4 SAS SG,SF 70 GP 0.466 FG% 0.796 FT% 0.7 3PM 8.1 PTS 2.2 REB 1.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.0 TO
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.
#22
1
David Roddy
#22 1 David Roddy
(MEM, PF) AGE: 21.5
58 GP 0.471 FG% 0.644 FT% 0.4 3PM 5.0 PTS 1.8 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO
21.5 MEM PF 58 GP 0.471 FG% 0.644 FT% 0.4 3PM 5.0 PTS 1.8 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO
#23
1
Dalen Terry
#23 1 Dalen Terry
(CHI, SG,SF) AGE: 20.2
50 GP 0.431 FG% 0.714 FT% 0.5 3PM 4.1 PTS 1.8 REB 1.0 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 0.9 TO
20.2 CHI SG,SF 50 GP 0.431 FG% 0.714 FT% 0.5 3PM 4.1 PTS 1.8 REB 1.0 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 0.9 TO
#24
1
Christian Koloko
#24 1 Christian Koloko
(TOR, C) AGE: 22.3
50 GP 0.486 FG% 0.667 FT% 0.0 3PM 3.8 PTS 2.4 REB 0.4 AST 0.2 STL 0.6 BLK 0.6 TO
22.3 TOR C 50 GP 0.486 FG% 0.667 FT% 0.0 3PM 3.8 PTS 2.4 REB 0.4 AST 0.2 STL 0.6 BLK 0.6 TO
#25
1
Nikola Jovic
#25 1 Nikola Jovic
(MIA, SF) AGE: 19.3
40 GP 0.396 FG% 0.738 FT% 0.7 3PM 4.2 PTS 1.7 REB 1.2 AST 0.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO
19.3 MIA SF 40 GP 0.396 FG% 0.738 FT% 0.7 3PM 4.2 PTS 1.7 REB 1.2 AST 0.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO
#26
Jaden Hardy
#26 Jaden Hardy
(DAL, PG) AGE: 20.2
32 GP 0.392 FG% 0.771 FT% 0.7 3PM 5.4 PTS 1.3 REB 1.0 AST 0.3 STL 0.0 BLK 1.0 TO
20.2 DAL PG 32 GP 0.392 FG% 0.771 FT% 0.7 3PM 5.4 PTS 1.3 REB 1.0 AST 0.3 STL 0.0 BLK 1.0 TO
#27
Blake Wesley
#27 Blake Wesley
(SAS, SG) AGE: 19.5
50 GP 0.402 FG% 0.714 FT% 0.4 3PM 3.8 PTS 0.9 REB 0.7 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.6 TO
19.5 SAS SG 50 GP 0.402 FG% 0.714 FT% 0.4 3PM 3.8 PTS 0.9 REB 0.7 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.6 TO
#28
Ryan Rollins
#28 Ryan Rollins
(GSW, SG) AGE: 20.2
30 GP 0.444 FG% 0.778 FT% 0.2 3PM 2.7 PTS 0.9 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.0 BLK 0.3 TO
20.2 GSW SG 30 GP 0.444 FG% 0.778 FT% 0.2 3PM 2.7 PTS 0.9 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.0 BLK 0.3 TO
#29
Jaylin Williams
#29 Jaylin Williams
(OKL, PF,C) AGE: 20.3
30 GP 0.459 FG% 0.708 FT% 0.2 3PM 4.1 PTS 3.7 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 0.8 TO
20.3 OKL PF,C 30 GP 0.459 FG% 0.708 FT% 0.2 3PM 4.1 PTS 3.7 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 0.8 TO
#30
Simone Fontecchio
#30 Simone Fontecchio
(UTA, SF) AGE: 26.8
64 GP 0.447 FG% 0.851 FT% 1.2 3PM 7.7 PTS 1.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.1 TO
26.8 UTA SF 64 GP 0.447 FG% 0.851 FT% 1.2 3PM 7.7 PTS 1.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.1 TO
#31
Max Christie
#31 Max Christie
(LAL, SG) AGE: 19.6
50 GP 0.416 FG% 0.810 FT% 0.6 3PM 5.1 PTS 1.9 REB 0.8 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.8 TO
19.6 LAL SG 50 GP 0.416 FG% 0.810 FT% 0.6 3PM 5.1 PTS 1.9 REB 0.8 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.8 TO
#32
Marjon Beauchamp
#32 Marjon Beauchamp
(MIL, SG,SF,PF) AGE: 22.0
58 GP 0.437 FG% 0.810 FT% 0.7 3PM 6.1 PTS 1.5 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.6 TO
22.0 MIL SG,SF,PF 58 GP 0.437 FG% 0.810 FT% 0.7 3PM 6.1 PTS 1.5 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.6 TO
#33
Christian Braun
#33 Christian Braun
(DEN, SG,SF) AGE: 21.5
40 GP 0.410 FG% 0.750 FT% 1.0 3PM 5.0 PTS 1.2 REB 0.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.4 BLK 0.1 TO
21.5 DEN SG,SF 40 GP 0.410 FG% 0.750 FT% 1.0 3PM 5.0 PTS 1.2 REB 0.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.4 BLK 0.1 TO