2019 NBA Dynasty Rookie Rankings


Tier (#) 2019 Dynasty Preview - 11/15/19
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Ja Morant, Grizzlies - Career Projection: Superstar/Hall of Famer
Ja moves up one spot to no.1 overall. He's 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.
1 (2) Zion Williamson, Pelicans - Career Projection: Superstar/Hall of Famer/Fingers crossed
Zion drops to no.2 after the latest injury (out with a torn meniscus). If this is a one time thing then Zion could end up being the best player from this class but there's a lot of risk with this selection as well. The world deserves to see a healthy Zion so fingers crossed and prayers up.
2 (3) Coby White, Bulls - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Scoring Machine
Coby has been on fire recently and is looking like an elite scorer in the League. He's a score first guard who gets shots up in volume, although he might suffer from a lack of counting stats.
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 and he's got the work ethic to improve on his weaknesses. That combination of instant production and awesome upside is worthy of a top 5 dynasty pick.
2 (5) 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 just keeps getting better and better and he'll be a fun player to own.
2 (6) P.J. Washington, Hornets - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Solid
P.J. makes a big move up the board. The Hornets will be a dumpster fire this year but that will spell big minutes for him. His 3pt shot looks legit and he does a little bit of everything on the court.
2 (7) Brandon Clarke, Grizzlies - Career Projection: All-Star/Fantasy Monster
How the fuq did Clarke fall to no.21 on draft day? He's a future All Star in the League and could be a fantasy monster from day one. He's not as flashy as some of the guards on this list but he'll be real fun to own.
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) 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.
3 (10) Darius Garland, Cavs - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/Category Winner
His fantasy upside is unlimited but injuries raise a red flag. If Garland stays healthy he'll be a stud but for now he falls a few spots on this board due to the injury concerns.
3 (11) Eric Paschall, Warriros - Career Projection: Future Starter/Glue Guy
Paschall has played well early in his career, showing a lot of smarts and playing an efficient game. He should get plenty of minutes for the injury-hit Warriors.
3 (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) Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Pelicans - Career Projection: Starter/Possible All-Star/
After a very strong Summer League NAW is looking like a draft steal, although he's not looking at a lot of minutes early in his career.
4 (14) 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 or 3 of his career.
4 (15) 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.
4 (16) Jarrett Culver, Timberwolves - Career Projection: Starter/Defensive Stopper
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.
5 (17) Matisse Thybulle, Sixers - Career Projection: Defensive Super-Star/Sleeper
Matisse has the potential to put up insane defensive stats, while also hitting 3's and playing a solid all around game. He can be a category winner for both steals and blocks.
5 (18) Cam Reddish, Hawks - Career Projection: Possible Starter
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.
5 (19) 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.
6 (20) 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.
6 (21) 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.
6 (22) Carson Edwards, Celtics - Career Projection: Boom or Bust/Sleeper Star
We always underestimate him. If he gets starters minutes in the League his numbers could be niice.
7 (23) 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.
7 (24) Kendrick Nunn, Heat - Career Projection: Starter/Bucket Getter
Nunn of us saw this one coming. Kendrick has come out of nowhere and is putting up nice scoring numbers for the Heat. He's old for a rookie but that doesn't diminish his awesome early-season production.
8 (25) 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.
8(26) 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.
8 (27) Daniel Gafford, Bulls - Career Projection: Possible Starter/
He fell too far on draft day. Gafford has a defined role, which he plays really well. The minutes won't be there this year but he's one to keep an eye on in the future.
8(28) Jordan Poole, Warriors - Career Projection: Possible Starter/3pt Bomber
Poole is a high volume shooter who has no fear about putting up shots. He's got a quick release and also a quick first step, which keeps the defense honest. He should get plenty of minutes for the beaten down Warriors, giving him some added value in his rookie campaign.
8 (29) 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(30) 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.
8(31) Chuma Okeke, Magic - Career Projection: Starter when healthy
Okeke could be a nice pick up for a rebuilding team. Before his injury he was looking like a possible top 10 draft pick. He's got great size on the wing, defensive instincts and a nice 3pt stroke.
8(32) Ky Bowman, Warriors - Career Projection: Scorer off the bench
Ky has been getting big minutes for the Warriors, showing off his scoring ability and competitiveness.
8(33) 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.
8(34) Luka Samanic, Spurs - Career Projection: Possible Starter/
The minutes might not be there early in his career so this is more of a longer term play.
8(35) 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(36) Romeo Langford, Celtics - Career Projection: Bench scorer/boom or bust
It could be a long time before Romeo gets meaningful minutes in the League, and can be left on the waiver wire or held as a stash.
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