2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Top 150 Rankings With Notes
After an exciting draft and unbelievable free agency period, NBA rosters are finally coming into focus. Opening tip is fast approaching, and now is a great time to start examining the fantasy basketball landscape. Injuries and starting lineup changes will impact these rankings as the offseason comes to an end and the preseason gets underway, but for now, let’s take a look at the top-150 players for the 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball season.
Based on eight-category roto scoring.
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (F – MIL)
He can do it all. Last year’s MVP plays on both ends of the court as an elite scorer, rebounder, and defender. He’s not yet a great shooter, but his three-point game is coming along nicely, and we may not have seen the best of the Greek Freak yet. He’s fantasy’s top option this season.
2. James Harden (G – HOU)
He averaged 36.1 points per game last season — seventh most of all time. The former MVP and three-time scoring champ will be sharing the court with Russell Westbrook, but this is Harden’s team, and he’s unlikely to defer to Westbrook enough to really hurt his fantasy value. Harden should provide a steady source of points, threes, steals, and shooting percentage as fantasy’s second-best player.
3. Anthony Davis (F/C – LAL)
The Brow has averaged 27.5 points, 11.6 boards, and 3.8 combined blocks/steals over the last three seasons, and playing with LeBron James won’t slow him down. With DeMarcus Cousins likely out the entire season with a torn ACL, expect Davis to handle a monster frontcourt workload.
4. Nikola Jokic (C – DEN)
He earned his first First Team All-NBA selection last season behind some incredible numbers. Jokic is the game’s best passing big man, and he’s a nightly threat for a triple-double. He became just the fourth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in a single season and only the second center to manage the feat. He joins Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and Russell Westbrook — not bad company.
5. LeBron James (G/F – LAL)
Year 17? Who cares — James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.3 assists last season in another excellent campaign. He may defer to Anthony Davis at times, but he’ll continue to play with the ball in his hands, possibly playing the role of full-time point guard. Expect similar scoring and rebounding from last season with an uptick in assists.
6. Karl-Anthony Towns (C – MIN)
He’s all the T-Wolves have right now with Andrew Wiggins continuing to underachieve. KAT averaged 24.4 points and career highs in rebounds (12.4), assists (3.4) and combined blocks/steals (2.5) last season and has been able to contribute quality numbers across almost all categories for his entire career.
7. Stephen Curry (G – GSW)
He averaged 30.1 PPG as the league scoring champ in the season before Kevin Durant joined the team, so he’s more than capable of averaging 30+ again. With Klay Thompson out and Durant gone, it will be up to Curry and D’Angelo Russell to do the heavy lifting on offense. Steph will be a fantasy force in 2019.
8. Joel Embiid (C – PHI)
When healthy, there’s no other center quite as dominant as Embiid. He’s a wrecking ball underneath the basket on both ends of the floor, but he can also handle the ball and occasionally step out to make a three. He put up 27.5 points and 13.6 boards per game last season, draining 1.2 threes per contest – all career highs.
9. Paul George (F – LAC)
George was a Defensive Player of the Year candidate in 2018 while leading the league in steals per game (2.2) and finishing second in scoring with 28.0 points per game. Expect more of the same in Los Angeles.
10. Damian Lillard (G – POR)
Lillard continued his ascension last season, averaging 25.8 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game and leading the Blazers to the Western Conference Finals. Portland lost a lot of key playmakers in the offseason, so Dame should shoulder a heavy load once again.
11. Jimmy Butler (F – MIA)
He’s a great defender and a capable scorer who will be Miami’s franchise superstar in his first season with the Heat. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him set a new career-high in points thanks to a big bump in usage, and his contributions on both ends of the court make him a first-round fantasy asset.
12. Russell Westbrook (G – HOU)
It’s fair to expect a decline in usage while playing with James Harden this season, but Russ still finished with a triple-double for the third consecutive season in 2018-19. He’ll continue to be a reliable source of points, rebounds, assists, and steals, though his field goal percentage may continue to be erratic, and he doesn’t offer much in the long-range game.
13. Bradley Beal (G – WAS)
It’s the Bradley Beal show in Washington until further notice. Jon Wall is out for the foreseeable future, leaving Beal to carry the Wizards. He averaged career highs across the board with 25.6 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 boards and 1.5 steals per game last season.
14. Kyrie Irving (G – BKN)
He’ll be leading the charge for the Nets until Kevin Durant returns, and he’s playing on a less talented team than he did in Boston. He’s put up 23.8 points and 5.0 assists for three consecutive seasons now, and Irving is a quality shooter from three and from the free-throw line.
15. Andre Drummond (C – DET)
Drummond was an unstoppable double-double machine in 2018, achieving that feat a league-high 69 times and pacing the NBA in rebounding for the third time in four years. His 18 games with at least 20 rebounds easily led the Association.
16. Nikola Vucevic (C – ORL)
He averaged career highs in points (20.8), rebounds (12.0), and assists (3.8) last season, earning his first All-Star bid. Vucevic just re-signed on a four-year deal, and the veteran center should be in for another featured role.
17. Luka Doncic (G/F – DAL)
The Rookie of the Year still has room to grow, but his first-year stats were impressive, averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists. Doncic can improve on his shooting, but he’ll see another heavy usage rate this season.
18. Devin Booker (G – PHO)
He averaged 26.6 points per game in 2018, and he should be asked to carry the offensive load for Phoenix once again. With a bona fide point guard in Ricky Rubio to orchestrate the offense, Booker could be asked to play off-ball more, likely resulting in a downturn from his career-high 6.8 assists he dished just a season ago.
19. Kawhi Leonard (G/F – LAC)
Yeah, he’s pretty low on this list. But I can’t rank a guy higher than this who swears by “load management.” Leonard missed 22 games last season in preparation for a healthy playoffs, and his title bolsters the notion of taking games off. This Clippers team is good enough to rest its stars, so don’t count on Leonard every night.
20. Pascal Siakam (F – TOR)
Last year’s Most Improved Player will take on a hefty workload in his fourth season. Without Kawhi Leonard, Siakam will be the focal point of Toronto’s offense. After averaging 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 36.9 percent from three just a year ago, Siakam could be ready to take another jump in his fourth year.
21. Kemba Walker (G – BOS)
Walker made his third straight All-Star team behind 25.6 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.4 rebounds. Expect his assist totals to pick up in Boston, where he’ll be playing with a much better team than he did while in Charlotte. Brad Stevens typically gets the most out of his guards, and Kyrie Irving averaged a career-high 6.9 assists per game in 2018 in his final season with the Celtics.
22. Ben Simmons (G/F – PHI)
Simmons is a walking triple-double, having averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.0 assosts in two NBA seasons. He’s a low-percentage shooter, so don’t expect to get help in shooting categories. He can, however, dish and rebound consistently, while scoring double-digit points.
23. Rudy Gobert (C – UTA)
Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year and back-to-back winner of the award averaged 15.9 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks last season. He’ll be a lock for solid rebounding and defensive stats with the added bonus of double-digit points.
24. Jrue Holiday (G – NOR)
One of the best defenders in the game, Holiday is also an effective scorer, boasting averages of 21.2 points and 2.4 combined blocks/steals last season. The addition of Lonzo Ball will force Holiday to play off-ball more, likely resulting in a downturn in the 7.7 assists he averaged last season.
25. Trae Young (G – ATL)
Young had a Rookie of the Year caliber season, highlighted by a strong finish to the year in which he averaged 24.7 points, 9.2 assists, and 2.4 threes in 23 games after the All-Star Break. He should take a step forward in 2019-20 with his shooting (41.8 percent field goal), and the Hawks have given him some new teammates to assist.
26. Donovan Mitchell (G – UTA)
Mitchell took his game to a new level in his second year, averaging career highs in points (23.8), assists (4.2), and rebounds (4.1). His high usage rate should take a dip in year three with the addition of Mike Conley to the fold, but Mitchell’s ability as a pure scorer makes him a clear early-round selection.
27. De’Aaron Fox (G – SAC)
Fox had a huge year, helping the Kings take another step forward in the team’s development. He generated career-high numbers across the board with 17.3 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 37.1 percent from three. The third-year man from Kentucky will go early in fantasy drafts, and for good reason.
28. Mitchell Robinson (C – NYK)
His rookie season was plagued by injuries, but that didn’t stop the big man from earning an All-Rookie selection behind some crazy defensive numbers. He averaged 12.8 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 blocks, and 1.4 steals per-36 minutes in 66 appearances for the Knicks. New York added a lot of pieces to the frontcourt, but Mitchell is bound for a starting role and an increase over the 20.6 minutes per tilt he logged.
29. Clint Capela (C – HOU)
Capela set career highs in points (16.6), rebounds (12.7) and assists (1.4) last season while swatting 1.5 shots per tilt. He also shot better than 64 percent from the floor for the third straight season. The big man logged a career-high 33.6 minutes as Houston’s starting center and should be afforded similar playing time in 2019-20.
30. Blake Griffin (F – DET)
Griffin took his game to a new level in 2018 by improving his three-point shot with 2.5 makes on 36.2 percent shooting from long-range. There aren’t many reliable scoring options on the Pistons, and Griffin should be the leading scorer once again. He averaged at least 20 points for the sixth-straight season behind a career-high 24.5 points in 2018-19, adding 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
31. Buddy Hield (G – SAC)
A contender for Most Improved Player, Hield took some major steps forward with averages of 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last season. Most notably, he stroked it from downtown with a generous 3.4 triples on 42.7 percent from distance. Playing on the final year of his rookie contract, the sharp-shooting Hield should be motivated to produce at a high level.
32. Deandre Ayton (C – PHO)
The first overall pick averaged 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds last season as a rookie, and the sky’s the limit for the 21-year old center who shot a healthy 58.5 percent from the floor. A 20/10 season doesn’t seem unreasonable for the up-and-coming big man who was a consensus All-Rookie selection last year. The sky’s the limit if he can improve his defense.
33. Kristaps Porzingis (F/C – DAL)
He’s called the “unicorn” for a reason. He’s a 7’4 big who can put the ball on the deck, handle, and take it to the basket. He can also step out and make a three to play the role of a stretch-five. In his last season with the Knicks in 2017, Porzingis put up 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.9 threes on 39.5 percent shooting from downtown.
34. LaMarcus Aldridge (F/C – SAS)
He averaged 21.3 points and 9.2 boards last season, chipping in 32 double-doubles. He and DeMar DeRozan are the unquestioned offensive leaders on this squad, and Aldridge presents the most upside due to his rebounding and blocking abilities.
35. Kyle Lowry (G – TOR)
As his scoring has decreased, his assist totals and efficiency have increased. Lowry averaged 14.2 points and a career-high 8.7 assists in 2018-19. He should take back a bigger load on offense without Kawhi Leonard, and Lowry is a safe source of threes and assists.
36. Tobias Harris (F – PHI)
Harris is a reliable shooter and willing defender. He’s not an exciting guy to plug into your lineup, but you know what you’re getting from night to night without much variance. He presents a high floor but a relatively low ceiling, playing on such a loaded team. He contributed 20.0 points and 7.9 rebounds last season to go with 1.9 threes.
37. DeMar DeRozan (G – SAS)
He’s the 1A or 1B in the Spurs’ offense with LaMarcus Aldridge, and the 11-year vet doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. His 21.2 points were a four-year low, but his contributions elsewhere made him a quality option. DeRozan produced career highs in assists (6.2) and rebounds (6.0) last season.
38. John Collins (F – ATL)
Collins went for 19.5 points and 9.8 boards in his second season, showing a lot of improvement from Year 1 to Year 2. An All-Star selection may be in the cards if Collins can improve his defense and three-point game. He looks poised to take the next step forward in a young and talented offense.
39. Jaren Jackson Jr. (F/C – MEM)
The talented second-year big should be able to put up serviceable numbers on both ends of the court this season. He projects to get a boost in playing time (26.1 minutes in 2018-19), and that bodes well for his outlook, having averaged 18.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 combined blocks/steals in the 20 games where he logged at least 30 minutes last season.
40. Chris Paul (G – OKC)
Age and injury have taken their toll on Paul’s availability over the last few seasons, but his opportunity is big in 2019. He won’t be playing in the shadow of James Harden‘s ridiculous usage rating, and Paul will play more with the ball in his hands as a member of the Thunder. An uptick in usage and assists seems highly likely for the crafty vet, but don’t expect him to be available every week. Over the last three seasons, Paul has averaged just 59 games due to a variety of injuries.
41. D’Angelo Russell (G – GSW)
Russell put up career-highs in points (20.1) and assists (6.9) last season, while earning his first All-Star bid. He obviously won’t be the first option on offense while playing alongside Steph Curry, but he should still see a lot of volume while Klay Thompson is out.
42. Kevin Love (F/C – CLE)
Love has major injury concerns, but when healthy, he’s been a double-double machine. He averaged 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds in just 22 for Cleveland, and if he can be ready for opening tip, he’ll be a valuable contributor at forward or center. Love’s lowest rebounding total of his career is 9.1, which came in his rookie season. That number provides a very safe floor.
43. Draymond Green (F – GSW)
Without Klay and Durant around, Green will he asked to take on a larger role on offense. He averaged 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists a season ago, and hit those marks for the fourth straight season. Already a quality defender, a bump in scoring will make him an even more valuable threat.
44. Myles Turner (C – IND)
Last year’s blocks leader (2.7), Turner was a legitimate DPOY candidate. If he can stay healthy, he’ll take on a similar workload in 2019-20 as he enjoyed in 2018-19 (28.6 minutes). He also contributed 13.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 0.8 steals a season ago.
45. Ja Morant (G – MEM)
He’s in the driver’s seat of this team, and his electric playmaking makes him a dangerous fantasy rookie. Morant led the nation in assists last season at Murray State with 10.0, and finished the year with 24.5 points, becoming the first player in NCAA history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game for an entire season.
46. Zion Williamson (F/C – NOR)
He’s the most exciting prospect to come into the NBA since LeBron James, and his ceiling is massive. The Pelicans made some major upgrades to the roster as the team moves into the post-Anthony Davis era. The No. 1 overall pick could make an immediate impact for New Orleans, but this team suddenly has a lot of mouths to feed, and the coaching staff will likely try to develop Williamson slowly rather than forcing him to carry the team on his back right away.
47. Khris Middleton (G – MIL)
Middleton earned his first All-Star selection behind 18.3 points and career highs in rebounds (6.0) and assists (4.3). With a new extension on the books, he should provide solid numbers across most categories this season as a pivotal player on a Bucks team with championship aspirations.
48. Zach LaVine (G – CHI)
The Chicago guard shouldered a hefty usage rate for a lottery team last season, setting career highs in points (23.7), rebounds (4.7), assists (4.5), combined blocks/steals (1.4), and field goal percentage (46.7). The Bulls made some improvements to the roster this offseason, but LaVine should still be a primary scoring option. Health is his biggest concern, having missed an average of 37 games over the last three seasons.
49. Mike Conley (G – UTA)
Conley joins a more complete roster than he had in Memphis, and he’ll be asked to do less scoring and more facilitating. Running with Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert, he’ll look to be more efficient shooting and boost his assist totals.
50. Jonas Valanciunas (C – MEM)
Valanciunas finished the season strong in Memphis, going for 20.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 17 starts with the Griz after being traded for Marc Gasol. He inked a three-year extension in the offseason and should remain highly involved moving forward.
51. Otto Porter (G/F – CHI)
Porter will play his first full season for the Bulls after being traded to the team in February. In 15 games with Chicago, he put together a solid stat line of 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.6 threes across 32.8 minutes. He projects as the starter at the three this season.
52. Danilo Gallinari (F – OKC)
He finished among the best in the NBA in three-point shooting last season with a robust 43.3 percent, while racking up a career-high 19.8 points per game He also pulled down a career-high 6.1 boards. Now on a rebuilding Oklahoma City team, his usage could increase.
53. Robert Covington (F – MIN)
Covington appeared in just 35 contests last season due to a knee injury that required surgery. In limited run, he averaged 13.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.4 combined blocks/steals. He also drained 2.4 threes while shooting a career-best 37.8 percent from downtown. All indications are that he’ll be ready to go for opening tip as the starting power forward for the T-Wolves, where he should provide his typical dose of 3-and-D stats.
54. Thomas Bryant (C – WAS)
Bryant had a fantastic 2018-19 from an efficiency standpoint, averaging 18.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per-36 minutes. As one of the best two-way players on a per-minute basis, he’ll look to take the next step forward on a Wizards team devoid of playmakers if he can get an increase in his 20.8 minutes per game from 2018-19.
55. Kelly Oubre (G/F – PHO)
Oubre re-upped on a two-year, $30 million deal with Phoenix in the offseason after a productive tenure with the Suns. He averaged 16.9 points and 4.9 rebounds — both career highs — in 40 games with Phoenix last season and could enjoy similar numbers as a starter in his first full season with the organization.
56. Brook Lopez (C – MIL)
Lopez earned a new four-year contract thanks in large part to his excellent work in the three-point department as well as some healthy block totals. He averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds to go with career highs in threes (2.3), blocks (2.2) and three-point percentage (36.5). He’s not an elite source of rebounds, but his double-digit point totals and defensive stats make up for his paltry totals on the glass.
57. Bam Adebayo (C – MIA)
He’s expected to take on a much larger role with Hassan Whiteside traded to Portland, and the third-year man could be in for a career year. He played well down the stretch of last season, starting in 22 of the season’s final 23 games, and averaging 11.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 combined blocks/steals on 59.8 percent shooting from the floor and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.
58. Malcolm Brogdon (G – IND)
Brogdon had a quality season for the Bucks that landed him a four-year, $85 million deal with the Pacers. In his third season, the Virginia product contributed career highs in points (15.6), rebounds (4.5), and threes (1.6) to go with 3.2 assists. He also joined the illustrious 50/40/90 club thanks to some excellent shooting.
59. Eric Bledsoe (G – MIL)
Bledsoe earned All-Defensive Team honors last season thanks to his hounding perimeter defense and 1.5 steals per contest. He averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.6 rebounds, showcasing his abilities to contribute across multiple categories. Though Bledsoe shot a career-high 48.4 percent from the field, his shooting was streaky as the season waned, and his three-point shot has never been reliable. Similar production is reasonable to expect, especially given the offseason loss of guard Malcolm Brogdon.
60. Lonzo Ball (G – NOR)
Ball has had his share of ups and downs in his brief NBA career, but he’s set up for a productive run in the Big Easy. The Pelicans will likely play an up-tempo style of basketball that suits Ball, and he’ll have a quality cast of teammates to dish to, including Zion Williamson, J.J. Redick, Derrick Favors, and Brandon Ingram. Ball is a strong defender and rebounder for a guard, and he’s averaged 10.1 points, 6.3 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in his first two seasons. He needs a lot of work on his shot (38.0 field goal percentage, 31.1 three-point percentage), but Ball offers a lot of quality stats in multiple categories. He’s only played 99 games, and health is an obvious concern when drafting him.
61. Lauri Markkanen (F – CHI)
Markkanen quietly averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds last season while draining 2.3 threes per contest — all career highs in his second season. Don’t expect that production to level off this season, even with Thaddeus Young added to the frontcourt.
62. Jamal Murray (G – DEN)
Murray continued to elevate his play in his third season, posting career highs in points (18.2), assists (4.8), and rebounds (4.2) last year. He also drained 2.0 threes per contest at 36.7 percent shooting from downtown. He inked a huge, five-year extension this offseason and should operate in tandem with Nikola Jokic as the Nuggets’ primary scoring options. Murray is a playmaker who should be able to contribute across multiple categories.
63. C.J. McCollum (G – POR)
McCollum has averaged 21.5 points over the last four seasons, adding 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists in that span. He’s an excellent scorer and shooter (45.8 field goal percentage, 40.1 three-point percentage, 86.2 free-throw percentage) who should carry a heavy offensive load again, especially given the Blazers lost a significant amount of firepower in the offseason.
64. Al Horford (F/C – PHI)
Despite his age, Horford is still an extremely valuable two-way player in the NBA. He has a high basketball IQ and is one of the Association’s best passing bigs. He averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 boards, 4.2 assists, and 2.2 combined blocks/steals last season while draining 1.1 threes per contest. He’ll start opposite Joel Embiid to form one of the best frontcourts in basketball.
65. Hassan Whiteside (C – POR)
Whiteside averaged a healthy 12.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per contest last season, despite playing only 23.3 minutes per tilt. He’s one of the best in the league at piling up rebounds and blocks, and he was hyper-efficient on a per-minute basis last season. With Jusuf Nurkic likely out for most of the year, Whiteside should see a bump in minutes, which may lead to increased production.
66. Jayson Tatum (F – BOS)
Tatum took a step forward in his second season in 2018-19, but the Celtics are entering a new, post-Kyrie Irving era that should allow Tatum even more room to grow in his third season in the league. He averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.5 threes, and 1.1 steals while shooting 45.0 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from three. Though last season seems like a disappointment for Tatum, he was actually improved from his rookie year but couldn’t live up to otherworldly expectations heaped upon him after a fantastic playoff run in 2017-18.
67. Domantas Sabonis (F – IND)
Sabonis was a legitimate threat for Sixth Man of the Year last season with career highs in points (14.1), rebounds (9.3), and assists (2.9). He logged 24.8 minutes per tilt, primarily off the bench, though he’s in line to start this season with Thaddeus Young now in Chicago.
68. Jeremy Lamb (G/F – IND)
Lamb had the best season of his career in 2018-19, averaging 15.3 points, 5.5 boards, and 2.2 assists. Despite the vast amount of talent around him in Indiana, Lamb will still take on an important role, especially while Victor Oladipo comes along in his recovery from a torn quad.
69. Derrick Favors (C – NOR)
Favors was a consistent force for the Jazz over the last eight seasons, averaging 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.2 combined blocks/steals in that time. The Pelicans’ new starting center should be in for a healthy workload.
70. Josh Richardson (G/F – PHI)
Richardson finished last season with career highs across the board with 16.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds, while canning 2.2 threes per game. He shouldn’t have a hard time piling up the stats on a team where four of five starters averaged at least 18.0 points per game last season.
71. Larry Nance Jr (F/C – CLE)
Nance is coming off a productive season, where he averaged 9.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.1 combined blocks/steals per game in his first full year with the Cavs. Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love will get the starting nods ahead of him when healthy, but Nance will likely take on a Sixth Man role for Cleveland, which should still afford him a healthy dose of minutes.
72. Julius Randle (F/C – NYK)
Randle came alive offensively last season, going for a career-high 21.4 points per game to go along with 8.7 boards. The big man shot 33.7 percent from deep and has reportedly been working on his three-point shot this offseason. It’s a crowded frontcourt in New York, but Randle figures to start opposite Mitchell Robinson.
73. Marvin Bagley III (F/C – SAC)
Bagley came on strong at the end of last season and will try to parlay that success into increased production in 2019-20. In 19 games post All-Star Break, Bagley averaged a healthy 18.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while shooting 48.7 percent from the floor and 39.0 percent from three. He’ll move into a starting role with Willie Cauley-Stein gone, and he could be a surprisingly good value.
74. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (G – OKC)
He had a sneaky-good rookie season and helped the Clippers to an improbable playoff appearance. He filled the stat sheet with 10.8 points, 3.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals and projects to have a bigger role on a rebuilding Thunder squad.
75. Terry Rozier (G – CHA)
He signed a massive deal to essentially replace Kemba Walker on what may be the worst team in the NBA this season. Someone’s got to step up in Charlotte, and Rozier should be the man. Volume alone makes him an attractive pickup.
76. Gordon Hayward (G/F – BOS)
Hayward didn’t look himself last year, returning to the court following a severe knee injury that kept him out 81 games the previous season. Still, his per-36 minute averages were respectable – 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.5 threes – and with another year into the recovery process, he could make a push to get back to his Utah form.
77. Dewayne Dedmon (C – SAC)
Dedmon ended his two-year tenure with Atlanta with averages of 10.4 points and 7.7 rebounds, and he took a big step forward on defense last season with a career-best 2.2 combined blocks/steals. He’ll likely open as Sacramento’s starting center after signing on a three-year, $41 million contract this offseason, and his work on both ends of the court makes him a solid selection.
78. Wendell Carter Jr. (C – CHI)
Carter appeared in just 44 games as a rookie thanks to core muscle injuries, though he displayed a lot of promise in 25.2 minutes per game. The seventh-overall pick averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks — solid averages which he can build on in his sophomore season. Carter will be the Bulls’ starting center this year.
79. Enes Kanter (C – BOS)
The big man averaged a healthy 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds a season ago for the Knicks and Blazers. He played a key role in Portland’s success without Jusuf Nurkic (leg) and should find success as the starter in Boston, occupying the vacant Al Horford role. The upside is massive.
80. Ricky Rubio (G – PHO)
Rubio saw his assist and steal totals fall in two seasons with the Jazz, thanks in large part to the high usage rate of Donovan Mitchell. In six seasons with the Timberwolves, Rubio averaged 10.4 points, 8.5 assists, and 2.1 steals per game as the true point guard of the team. He’ll have a chance to return to his Minnesota form in Phoenix as the facilitator of an up-and-coming young offense.
81. Aaron Gordon (F – ORL)
In his fifth year in the league, Gordon averaged 16.0 points and 7.4 rebounds – the second straight season, he hit those marks. He also finished with career highs in assists (3.7) and three-point shooting (34.9 percent). The Magic didn’t add any strong playmakers this offseason, and Gordon will likely enjoy similar production in 2019-20 as one of the Magic’s top options on offense.
82. Jeff Teague (G – MIN)
No Derrick Rose. No Tyus Jones. And then there was one — Teague is the proverbial last point guard standing in Minnesota. There isn’t much depth behind him on the roster, so expect a healthy amount of playing time for the 11-year vet. He’s averaged 13.9 points and 7.7 assists over the last three years.
83. Fred VanVleet (G – TOR)
VanVleet took a major step forward in his third NBA season, making key contributions in the Raptors’ Finals win. The last time he took the court, he scored 22 points and drained five threes in the clinching Game 6 victory. The Wichita State product achieved career highs in points (11.0), assists (4.8), rebounds (2.6), and minutes (27.5) while reaching 37.0 percent shooting on threes for the third straight season. With Kawhi Leonard gone, expect VanVleet to continue his ascension in year four.
84. Caris LeVert (G/F – BKN)
After missing much of the season due to a ankle injury, LeVert came on strong down the stretch. He finished the season with huge production in the playoffs, averaging 21.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.4 threes on 49.3 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from three in five appearances against Philadelphia. If he can stay healthy this season, LeVert will push for a starting role on the wing – one which could be highly beneficial to fantasy owners.
85. Delon Wright (G – DAL)
Wright came on strong for Memphis in 26 games after being traded to the team in the Marc Gasol deal. In that span, he produced 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. That production was enough to garner him a new deal with the Mavericks, and the fifth-year guard is likely to have a starting role in the backcourt, either at point or shooting guard.
86. Gary Harris (G – DEN)
Harris experienced a down season in 2018-19 due to a series of injuries, though he should be ready to go for the new season fully healthy, following core muscle surgery. Just two seasons ago, Harris averaged 17.5 points, 2.3 threes, and 1.8 steals, and he’ll be a valuable contributor if he can get back to pre-injury form.
87. JaVale McGee (C – LAL)
With Boogie Cousins shut down indefinitely, McGee is back as the starting center for the Lakers. He averaged a career-high 12.0 points to go along with 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks last season as Los Angeles’ primary option, and he should have no problem getting 20+ minutes again this season. The addition of Dwight Howard shouldn’t scare you away.
88. Steven Adams (C – OKC)
Adams has equaled or increased his statistics across the board over the last four seasons, matching a career-high with 13.9 points last year to go along with career highs in rebounds (9.5), assists (1.6), and steals (1.5). He also produced 29 double-doubles, including seven games with at least 15 boards. He’s not flashy or loud, but Adams is a steady contributor on the boards and on defense, and his dirty work on both ends of the court makes him a safe pick.
89. Miles Bridges (F – CHA)
Last year’s 12th overall pick enjoyed a productive rookie season, averaging 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. He upped those averages to 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over the final 25 games, in which he entered the starting five. He also added 1.1 steals and 1.1 threes in 26.1 minutes in those contests, and he’ll try to bring that momentum into his sophomore campaign. He’s likely to see a bump in minutes and scoring opportunities on a team devoid of playmakers.
90. Montrezl Harrell (F/C – LAC)
It was a career year for the Sixth Man of the Year candidate, who averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 boards, and 1.3 blocks off the bench in his second year with the Clippers. The additions of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard won’t hurt his stock, as he’ll continue to occupy a big role off the bench in year three with the team.
91. Derrick White (G – SAS)
White made solid contributions across the board last season, and he enjoyed robust per-36-minute averages of 13.8 points, 5.5 assists, and 5.1 rebounds. The third-year man out of Colorado projects to start at the two-guard for San Antonio this season, and a bump in his 25.8 minutes per game in 2018-19 seems like a reasonable expectation.
92. Willie Cauley-Stein (C – GSW)
Cauley-Stein is expected to start at center for Golden State this season after joining the team on a one-year deal. He averaged 11.9 points last season to go with career highs in rebounds (8.4), assists (2.4) and steals (1.2). The Warriors have a track record of splitting minutes between centers, so there is some built in risk with WCS as a fantasy prospect this season, but he has a much higher upside than Kevon Looney.
93. DeAndre Jordan (C – BKN)
The veteran center has averaged 14.1 boards and 1.8 blocks over the last six seasons, and his rebounding prowess is firmly established. Jordan signed a new deal to join buddies Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in Brooklyn, but it’s unclear how the minutes will be divided between he and incumbent Jarrett Allen. It’s most likely Jordan gets the starting nod, as the nets have 40 million reasons to give it to him.
94. Lou Williams (G – LAC)
He won an unprecedented third Sixth Man of the Year Award behind 20.0 points, 5.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game last season. Though his scoring may take a step back this year with the additions of Paul George, Kawi Leonard, and Landry Shamet, Williams will still anchor the second unit. If he provides even three quarters of what he did in 2018-19, he’ll still be a worthy fantasy contributor.
95. Jonathan Isaac (F – ORL)
Isaac appeared in 75 contests in his second season, setting career bests in points (9.6), rebounds (5.5), blocks (1.3), threes (1.1), and assists (1.1). This team runs through Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, but the lanky forward is likely in for a starting role at the three, where he has a chance to increase his production on a team without playmakers outside of Gordon and Vucevic.
96. Zach Collins (F/C – POR)
The Gonzaga product produced career high numbers in his second season, going for 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds 0.9 assists, and 0.9 blocks in 17.6 minutes mostly as a reserve. Expected to serve as the starting power forward this season, Collins’ minutes are sure to spike, and his per-36 minute averages of 13.6 points, 8.6 boards and 1.8 blocks offer a lot of encouragement for his fantasy prospects. Look for the big man to take a step forward in year three.
97. Marcus Smart (G – BOS)
Smart isn’t an adept scorer, but he should see more opportunities with Kyrie Irving gone. Smart’s hallmark is his hounding defense, and he averaged a career-high 1.8 steals last season. His ancillary stats are enough to make him a fantasy-relevant pickup in the back half of drafts.
98. Cody Zeller (C – CHA)
Zeller has missed as many games as he’s played over the past two seasons, taking the court just 82 times due to a variety of injuries. His health presents a clear concern, but his numbers when active were solid last season. Zeller posted 10.1 points and career highs in rebounds (6.8) and assists (2.1) in 43 appearances.
99. Kyle Kuzma (F – LAL)
Kuz took a step forward in his scoring last season, averaging 18.7 points, though his efficiency took a step back. Kuzma was forced into a high-volume role with LeBron James missing extended time due to a groin injury, but scoring should come more easily this season with James healthy and Anthony Davis drawing the attention of defenders.
100. Marc Gasol (C – TOR)
Gasol saw his role reduced with the Raptors after being traded at the deadline, but his contributions were valuable down the stretch of Toronto’s title run. The big man averaged 9.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 0.9 blocks in just 24.9 minutes per tilt in 26 regular season games with Toronto. He also shot 44.2 percent from three. Similar numbers can be expected this season, with some additional scoring opportunities now that Kawhi Leonard is gone.
101. TJ Warren (G/F – IND)
102. Serge Ibaka (C – TOR)
103. Paul Millsap (F/C – DEN)
104. Jarrett Allen (C – BKN)
105. Kelly Olynyk (C – MIA)
106. Rui Hachimura (F – WAS)
107. Tomas Satoransky (G – CHI)
108. Tyler Herro (G – MIA)
109. Alex Len (C – ATL)
110. R.J. Barrett (G – NYK)
111. Joe Ingles (G/F – UTA)
112. Dejounte Murray (G – SAS)
113. Seth Curry (G – DAL)
114. Rudy Gay (F – SAS)
115. Victor Oladipo (G – IND)
116. Taurean Prince (F – BKN)
117. Mikal Bridges (F – PHO)
118. Kevin Huerter (G – ATL)
119. J.J. Redick (G/F – NOR)
120. Kent Bazemore (F – POR)
121. Goran Dragic (G – MIA)
122. Kyle Anderson (F – MEM)
123. Bojan Bogdanovic (F – UTA)
124. Collin Sexton (G – CLE)
125. Dwight Powell (C – DAL)
126. Nicolas Batum (G/F – CHA)
127. Andrew Wiggins (G – MIN)
128. Cedi Osman (F – CLE)
129. Thaddeus Young (F/C – CHI)
130. Danny Green (G/F – LAL)
131. Justise Winslow (G/F – MIA)
132. Joe Harris (G – BKN)
133. D.J. Augustin (G – ORL)
134. Brandon Clarke (F/C – MEM)
135. Harrison Barnes (F – SAC)
136. Spencer Dinwiddie (G – BKN)
137. Jerami Grant (F – DEN)
138. Brandon Ingram (G/F – NOR)
139. Bogdan Bogdanovic (G/F – SAC)
140. Evan Fournier (G – ORL)
141. OG Anunoby (F – TOR)
142. Coby White (G – CHI)
143. Eric Gordon (G – HOU)
144. P.J. Tucker (F – HOU)
145. Darius Garland (G – CLE)
146. Reggie Jackson (G – DET)
147. De’Andre Hunter (SF – ATL)
148. Dennis Smith Jr. (G – NYK)
149. Jaylen Brown (G – BOS)
150. Ish Smith (G – WAS)