2019 NBA Dynasty Rookie Rankings


Tier (#) 2019 Dynasty Preview - 08/24/19
1 (1)
Zion Williamson, Pelicans - Career Projection: Superstar/Hall of Famer
You have to pick Zion here, even if you're not fully a believer. His hype, future productivity and instant trade value make him a no-brainer at no.1. Concerns about his weight and career longevity should be put aside for now. He might not end up being the best fantasy player from this class but he's the best player to draft at no.1.
1 (2) Ja Morant, Grizzlies - Career Projection: Superstar/Hall of Famer
Ja is an electric athlete and one of the best passers to come along in years. His scoring, assists and steals will help win categories and don't sleep on his 3pt shot. It would be no surprise if he ends up as the best fantasy player in this class.
2 (3) Darius Garland, Cavs - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Category Winner
Garland will have the ball in his hands a lot and should put up some gaudy numbers. If he can keep his efficiency high he could be a fantasy stud. The duo of Garland and Sexton is must watch for draft and dynasty nerds.
2 (4) R.J. Barrett, Knicks - Career Projection: Star/All-Star/Potential Hall of Famer
R.J. is a great player in real life but for fantasy purposes his lack of efficiency and turnovers could hurt his value. He should see a very high usage rate from the door.
2 (5) Coby White, Bulls - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Category Winner
If things go right for Coby White he could blossom into an elite fantasy player. He's a scoring guard who gets shots up in volume, although he might suffer from a lack of counting stats.
3 (6) Jarrett Culver, Timberwolves - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Category Winner
Although Culver's shooting isn't great, he will fill up the stat sheet with great stocks, a ton of transition buckets, rebounds and eventually some 3's. He's got some stealth upside as a possible NBA star. He's got the tools and is on a great trajectory.
3 (7) Brandon Clarke, Grizzlies - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/
How the fuq did Clarke fall to no.21 on draft day? He's a long term starter in the League and could be a fantasy monster.
3 (8) DeAndre Hunter, Hawks - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Stocks Winner
Hunter should plug right in and give you production from day one. His defensive numbers will be impressive but it remains to be seen if he'll take on a scoring role for the Hawks.
3 (9) Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Pelicans - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/
After a very strong Summer League NAW is looking like a draft steal. We had him in the top 5 in our mock for much of the 2019 college season. He might be a top 5 kind of guy.
4 (10) Tyler Herro, Heat - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/3pt Sniper
Herro might be a bit one dimensional but it's a good dimension to be in, as one of the elite 3pt shooters in the League. He'll be a fun player to own in fantasy.
4 (11) Cam Reddish, Hawks - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/
If everything clicks he could be a top 10 fantasy player in this class but he'll have to be a much more efficient scorer than what we saw at Duke.
4 (12) Goga Bitadze, Pacers - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Sleeper-star
The Pacers might have gotten a huge steal in Bitadze. He's got a really nice shooting stroke, can hit the 3 and defends the rim. Teams will regret passing on him.
4 (13) Jaxson Hayes, Pelicans - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Sleeper-star
He might not produce a ton in year one but Hayes has all kinds of upside and could blossom in year 2-3 of his career.
5 (14) Rui Hachimura, Wizards - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star
Rui will show flashes but can he be consistent? He should be given a good opportunity in D.C.
5 (15) Sekou Doumbouya, Pistons - Career Projection: Starter/Sleeper-star
Sekou is the youngest player in the draft and has all the traits you look for. It might take a few years but if you can afford to wait on him it might be worth it.
5 (16) Paul Washington Jr., Hornets - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Solid
The Hornets will be a dumpster fire this year but that could spell big minutes for the artist formerly known as P.J.
5 (17) Keldon Johnson, Spurs - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star
How did he fall to no.29 on draft day? The playing time might not be there his rookie season so patience will be required.
5 (18) Cam Johnson, Suns - Career Projection: Specialist/Starter/Possible All-Star
The 3pt shot is real. Cam should fit in seamlessly on the wing in Phoenix.
6 (19) Matisse Thybulle, Sixers - Career Projection: Defensive Super-Star/Sleeper
The minutes will be hard to come by in year one but he has the potential to put up insane defensive stats at some point in his career.
6 (20) Dylan Windler, Cavs - Career Projection: 3pt Sniper/Starter
Windler can score the ball and should get plenty of minutes early in his career. The three point shot is real.
6 (21) Darius Bazley, Thunder - Career Projection: Sneaky Upside Starter/Star
Bazley has a ton of game. There will be growing pains and it might take a while but don't sleep on this kid. He's going to be good.
6 (22) Bol Bol, Nuggets - Career Projection: It all comes down to health
It's a gamble that could pay off big time. Or at least give you an intriguing trade chip.
7 (23) Kevin Porter Jr., Cavs - Career Projection: Possible Starter/Boom or Bust
There could be great things ahead for KPJ. He's a scoring machine who plays with finesse and brute force. But he's got some red flags as well.
7 (24) Carson Edwards, Celtics - Career Projection: NA
We always underestimate him. If he gets starters minutes in the League his numbers could be niice.
8 (25) Daniel Gafford, Bulls - Career Projection: Possible Starter/
He fell too far on draft day. Gafford has a defined role, which he plays really well.
8(26) Nassir Little, Blazers - Career Projection: Role Player/Defender
Little might be more valuable on the floor than on a fantasy roster. A longer term prospect.
8 (27) Ty Jerome, Suns - Career Projection: Possible Starter/3pt Specialist
Ty could get minutes early in his career with the Suns. He might not be the most exciting player to draft but could be a sneaky steal.
8(28) Luka Samanic, Spurs - Career Projection: Possible Starter/
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8 (29) Grant Williams, Celtics - Career Projection: Sneaky Upside Starter/Glue Guy
He does a little bit of everything and could be a fun guy to own.
8(30) Bruno Fernando, Hawks - Career Projection: Possible Starter/Blocks Specialist/With Upside
Bruno will get a shot at minutes and could put up decent rebounds, blocks and FG%. Eventually he'll be hitting some 3's as well.
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