NBA Fantasy: Top 150 fantasy basketball rankings 3.0

From Nikola Jokic to Scoot Henderson, RotoWire reveals the top 150 fantasy basketball rankings for the 2023-24 season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid are 2 of the top three big men in fantasy basketball.

Fantasy basketball season is officially here. Media days have started a frenzy of coverage, and preseason begins later this week. Mock drafts are still taking place, but they’ll soon be replaced by real leagues. The ever important question in fantasy remains – who’s rising, who’s falling?

Below are RotoWire’s Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Rankings. They assume eight-category, roto scoring but are applicable to many formats. Make sure to understand your league’s settings. If you’re in a points league, for example, players’ efficiency doesn’t need to be taken into account.

The top of the first round is littered with MVP candidates like Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum, but it also includes plenty of up-and-comers like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Tyrese Haliburton, as well as veterans such as Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.

  1. Nikola Jokic, DEN: The gap between Jokic and the rest of the league may not have been as large last season, but the reigning Finals MVP is the clear No.1 pick in most formats.
  2. Joel Embiid, PHI: The big man has been a top-five fantasy player for three straight seasons, though durability is a lingering concern.
  3. Luka Doncic, DAL: Free-throw percentage remains a hindrance, but few players can match Doncic’s ultra-elite counting stats production.
  4. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC: SGA led the NBA in made free-throws (90.5% FT) last season while adding 31.4 PPG, 4.4 APG, 4.8 RPG and 2.6 combined steals/blocks per game. With the Thunder in compete mode, he’s officially cleared for takeoff.
  5. Jayson Tatum, BOS: While he may not have ‘No. 1 overall player’ upside, Tatum is as durable and reliable as it gets in the first round of fantasy drafts.
  6. Tyrese Haliburton, IND: Prior to an injury in mid-January, Haliburton was a top-10 fantasy player, averaging 20.3 PPG, 10.3 APG, 1.8 SPG and 3.0 3PM/G with a limited supporting cast.
  7. Stephen Curry, GSW: Like other aging superstars, Curry has battled injuries in each of the last few seasons, but he’s displayed few — if any — signs of slowing down from a production standpoint.
  8. Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL: The two-time Kia MVP took a step back at the free-throw line last season, so drafting him in roto leagues requires some strategy. Nonetheless, Antetokounmpo remains a counting-stat machine.
  9. Kevin Durant, PHX: Durant is a top-five fantasy player when healthy, but the soon-to-be-35-year-old has averaged only 45 games played over the last three seasons.
  10. Anthony Davis, LAL: In 2022-23, Davis issued a stern reminder of just how dominant he can be when fully healthy and engaged. Even so, he’s missed 92 games over the last three seasons.
  11. Damian Lillard, MIL: Coming off of an injury-plagued 2021-22 campaign, Lillard clearly reestablished himself as a first-round fantasy pick, posting career-highs in points and made threes per game.
  12. Donovan Mitchell, CLE: Despite teaming up with another star guard in Darius Garland, Mitchell ripped off 28.3 PPG and 3.6 3PM/G en route to the best fantasy season of his career in 2022-23.
  13. Domantas Sabonis, SAC: The big man doesn’t shoot threes or block shots, but he shot 61.5% from the field last season while leading the league in rebounding (12.3 RPG) and adding 19.1 PPG and 7.3 APG.
  14. LaMelo Ball, CHA: Ankle issues caused Ball to appear in only 36 games last year, but he put up another strong statistical campaign. He’s a 20-and-10 threat every night and made 4.0 threes per game.
  15. Jaren Jackson, MEM: After missing the first 14 games of last season, Jackson had only five absences the rest of the way. The reigning DPOY led the NBA in blocks per game and block rate for the second consecutive year, and he could see an increased usage rate with Ja Morant suspended for 25 games.
  16. Trae Young, ATL: Young reached a career-high 10.2 assists per game but oddly regressed as a shooter. He hit just 42.9 percent of his shots overall and 33.5 percent from distance.
  17. Mikal Bridges, BKN: No one has played in more regular-season games than Bridges over the last five seasons. After arriving in Brooklyn last season, Bridges posted 26.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.9 APG and 2.6 3PM/G with a 47/38/88 shooting line.
  18. Devin Booker, PHX: The Suns added a third high-usage star in Bradley Beal, but Booker’s numbers could more closely resemble his 2019-20 production when he averaged 6.5 APG and finished as a clear top-20 fantasy asset.
  19. Anthony Edwards, MIN: The 21-year-old continues to improve and still feels like he has another level to climb. Improving his FT% (75.6% last season) would boost his fantasy value most.
  20. Jimmy Butler, MIA: Butler and the Heat’s run to the Finals will likely push him up draft boards — understandable while also coming off a strong regular season. Draft him with caution, though. Injuries remain a concern.

  21. LeBron James, LAL: James will turn 39 in December, yet he continues to churn out high-level fantasy production when healthy. However, at this point in his career, fantasy managers should budget for at least 15-to-20 missed games.
  22. Lauri Markkanen, UTA: The 2022-23 Most Improved Player, Markkanen revitalized his career as the No. 1 option for the rebuilding Jazz. He ranked 23rd in per-game value and should remain in his role as long as Utah doesn’t make a big offseason move.
  23. Karl-Anthony Towns, MIN: A calf injury kept Towns sidelined most of the year, and the addition of Rudy Gobert decreased KAT’s rebounds and blocks. He was still a strong three-point shooter and set a new high with 4.8 assists per game, but he’s not a clear first-round value any longer.
  24. Paul George, LAC: Injuries have now marred four straight seasons for George, but he’s a top-20 fantasy value when healthy.
  25. Kyrie Irving, DAL: By now, fantasy managers know what they’re getting into with Irving. He’s an extremely high-risk proposition, but the upside is awfully tempting.
  26. Bam Adebayo, MIA: The only true hole in the big man’s stat profile is his lack of three-point shooting, and he’s just entering his prime years.
  27. Darius Garland, CLE: Even with Donovan Mitchell taking over as the Cavs’ best offensive player, Garland found success as a high-level No. 2.
  28. Pascal Siakam, TOR: Siakam averaged career highs in points and assists last season, but his defensive numbers suffered, and he’s failed to make strides as a three-point shooter. Still, Fred VanVleet’s absence could put the ball in Siakam’s hands even more.
  29. Cade Cunningham, DET: Cunningham carried a ton of hype into 2021-22, but a lost season due to injury makes him a major question mark.
  30. Fred VanVleet, HOU: A top-30 fantasy asset over the past four years, VanVleet joins a new team, leading a group of young players. His combination of assists, steals and threes is rare, though FG% is a drawback.
  31. Desmond Bane, MEM: Bane has carved out his place as the perfect complementary piece in Memphis. With Ja Morant facing a 25-game suspension, Bane will have a long runway of increased usage to begin the season.
  32. De’Aaron Fox, SAC: Fox’s three-ball is still inconsistent, but he formed one of the league’s best two-man games with Domantas Sabonis last season. If he can finally become a better shooter and bring his steals back up, Fox could take a step forward.
  33. James Harden, PHI: Harden recently stated that he will not play for any organization that Daryl Morey is a part of. It’s unclear what the next steps are, but he probably shouldn’t be drafted in the first round until we know more.
  34. Kawhi Leonard, LAC: On a per-game basis, Leonard remains one of the best players in the NBA. But drafting him in season-long leagues is not for the faint of heart.
  35. Victor Wembanyama, SAN:: The best prospect since LeBron James, there’s a chance Wembanyama is fighting for an All-Star spot as a rookie. While games played could be an issue, his defensive upside alone makes him a consideration in this range.
  36. Myles Turner, IND: The Pacers put trade rumors for Turner to rest by inking him to an extension during the best season of his career. He ranked 27th in per-game value and is one of the best three-and-D centers in the NBA.
  37. OG Anunoby, TOR: Toronto seemed to be fielding offers for Anunoby last season. He’s one of the best three-and-D wings in the NBA and ranked 41st in per-game fantasy value.
  38. DeMar DeRozan, CHI: Now in his mid-30s, DeRozan remains lethal in the mid-range and at the free-throw line.
  39. Dejounte Murray, ATL: Murray’s fit next to Trae Young is odd, but he still averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals. It may be difficult for Murray to increase his value from here aside from becoming a more reliable three-point shooter or getting his steal numbers back up.
  40. Jaylen Brown, BOS: Brown averaged a career-high 26.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while matching his high of 3.5 assists last season.

  41. Deandre Ayton, POR: Ayton gets a fresh start in Portland after chemistry issues and a diminishing role in Phoenix. He could be in for his highest-usage season yet.
  42. Kristaps Porzingis, BOS: Porzingis is quietly coming off his best fantasy season, ranking 14th in per-game value and 15th in total value. However, that was as option 2A in Washington. Now, he’s decidedly the third option in Boston.
  43. Jalen Brunson, NYK: Brunson delivered as the Knicks’ starting point guard and was under All-Star consideration. He ranked 53rd in per-game fantasy value.
  44. Zach LaVine, CHI: LaVine is an efficient scorer who adds other useful counting stats. He’s got a high floor in fantasy.
  45. Brandon Ingram, NOP: The former No. 2 overall pick is coming off of his best season, which included career bests in points, assists, free-throw attempts, FG% and 3PT%. He’s had issues staying healthy, however.
  46. Anfernee Simons, POR: Simons now projects as Portland’s leading scorer following the trade of Damian Lillard. How much the Trail Blazers lean on him
  47. Walker Kessler, UTA: Kessler ranked second in the league in block rate and was comfortably a top-50 fantasy value after becoming a full-time starter midway through his rookie season.
  48. Evan Mobley, CLE: Mobley didn’t make the sophomore leap many hoped for, but he got some Kia Defensive Player of the Year buzz despite playing out of position at power forward. The next step for him is improving his jumper and free-throw efficiency.
  49. Nicolas Claxton, BKN: The 2019 second-round pick finished as a top-40 player last season thanks to 2.5 blocks per game and an elite field goal percentage (70.5%).
  50. Jamal Murray, DEN: After proving that he’s fully back after a torn ACL, Murray could push for top-40 value this season.
  51. Jordan Poole, WAS: While Poole became a meme by the end of the playoffs, he now projects as the No. 1 option on perhaps the NBA’s least-talented roster.
  52. Zion Williamson, NOP: A dominant offensive force when healthy, Williamson has played in just 29 total games over the last two seasons. Due to the cumulative injuries, this year might finally be the time to draft Williamson at a discount relative to his upside.
  53. Nikola Vucevic, CHI: Vucevic has been one of the steadiest centers in the NBA over the past decade, and that didn’t change last season. He’s a walking 15-10-3 with a three-pointer chipped in.
  54. Rudy Gobert, MIN: Took a step back in his first year in Minnesota, posting his worst per-game fantasy numbers since his age-23 season. Gobert’s fit with Karl-Anthony Towns remains questionable, but his rebounds and blocks upside are undeniable.
  55. Julius Randle, NYK: While Randle is not a plus defender or free-throw shooter, he’s a consistent 25-10-4 who hit 2.8 threes per game last season. He’s also played in 594 of a possible 630 games over the last eight seasons.
  56. Jrue Holiday, BOS: Holiday remains one of the best two-way guards but his role is muddied following the trade to Boston. He may be the team’s fourth scoring option plenty of nights.
  57. Bradley Beal, PHX: Beal’s fantasy value tumbled the last two seasons, and teaming up with Kevin Durant and Devin Booker in Phoenix won’t help his usage rate. But his floor is only so low, and he should lead the Suns in points or assists on plenty of nights.
  58. Alperen Sengun, HOU: After showing flashes as a rookie, Sengun posted 14.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals+blocks and shot 55.3% from the field in Year 2. With a larger workload (28.9 MPG last season), he’d be a top-50 value, but the Rockets added veterans and a new coach in the offseason, making things slightly murky.
  59. Jarrett Allen, CLE: Allen’s numbers dipped slightly in 2022-23, but he was still one of the better traditional centers in the league. His fit with Evan Mobley isn’t ideal, but both players are making it work.
  60. Scottie Barnes, TOR: Barnes didn’t make the second-year leap many expected, but he remains a focal point of a roster that saw Fred VanVleet leave during the offseason.
  61. Jalen Williams, OKC: Worked his way into the starting five in mid-December and challenged Paolo Banchero for Rookie of the Year with a strong second half. His usage is somewhat capped with SGA and Giddey around, but Williams puts up nice defensive numbers to keep his fantasy value afloat.
  62. Khris Middleton, MIL: It felt like Middleton was never truly healthy last season, but he’s been one of the most consistent players in fantasy for much of the last decade. He could handle the ball less with Damian Lillard now in town, but he’s still clearly Milwaukee’s third option.

  63. Tyler Herro, MIA: Herro was elevated to a starting role last year, but his numbers didn’t change much. He’s firmly entrenched as Miami’s sparkplug scoring option and a secondary offensive initiator next to Jimmy Butler.
  64. Tyrese Maxey, PHI: Maxey could have a breakout season if James Harden leaves. If not, Maxey may not have much more room to grow in Philly’s offense.
  65. Paolo Banchero, ORL: The runaway Kia Rookie of the Year was better in real life than fantasy, but that should change as his defense and three-point shooting improve.
  66. Brook Lopez, MIL: Lopez bounced back from what was essentially a lost 2021-22 season to play in 78 games and post a career-high 2.5 blocks per game. Can he do it again at age 35?
  67. Josh Giddey, OKC: The 20-year-old made a major efficiency leap in Year 2, shooting 48.2% from the field (up from 41.9%) and 32.5% from three (up from 26.3%) in 76 games. He’s already one of the best passers in the league.
  68. Chet Holmgren, OKC: After missing all of last year due to a broken foot, Holmgren projects to be the Thunder’s starting center in 2023-24. The 2022 No. 2 pick should, at the very least, be a great shot-blocker right away.
  69. Franz Wagner, ORL: Wagner should only continue to improve after two strong seasons — and only five total missed games — to begin his NBA career.
  70. Jerami Grant, POR:  Grant has averaged 20.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.0 BPG, 2.1 3PM/G over the last three seasons. The Damian Lillard trade may not affect him massively after the team got Deandre Ayton in return, not to mention increased roles for the promising young guards.
  71. Cameron Johnson, BKN: Projects to be in the highest-usage role of his career in 2023-24. Johnson averaged 16.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals after being dealt to Brooklyn.
  72. Devin Vassell, SAN: Vassell had a strong start to last season before an injury essentially shut him down after Christmas. With the Wembanyama Era underway in San Antonio, Vassell is a tough evaluation.
  73. Clint Capela, ATL: While his shot-blocking is no longer elite, Capela is a high-floor option for managers seeking boards and swats.
  74. Onyeka Okongwu, ATL: If this is finally the year Atlanta moves some pieces and unleashes the No. 6 overall pick in 2020, Okongwu could be one of the league’s biggest breakouts.
  75. Ja Morant, MEM: Morant has been over-drafted the last two seasons, but his 25-game suspension to begin 2023-24 should help regulate his fantasy ADP.
  76. Wendell Carter, ORL: Injuries are putting a damper on Carter’s career, and he appeared in just 57 games last year. However, he managed to reach career marks in scoring and three-point makes.
  77. Miles Bridges, CHA: After sitting out the entire 2022-23 campaign, Bridges will look to pick up where he left off as a top-20 player in total value two seasons ago.
  78. Tyus Jones, WAS: Arguably the best backup point guard in the NBA, Jones is expected to take on the highest usage of his career on a rebuilding Washington team.
  79. Markelle Fultz, ORL: Fultz improved as last season went along and finished as a top-75 player behind 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
  80. Daniel Gafford, WAS: Proven to be an excellent per-minute producer, Gafford should enter the biggest role of his career. He should exceed this rank if consistently given 30-plus minutes.

  81. Jakob Poeltl, TOR: Toronto brings back Poeltl on a 4-year, $80 million deal. He puts up quality traditional center numbers, though his free-throw percentage is rough.
  82. Kyle Kuzma, WAS: Kuzma might be the perfect bad team/good stats player and will be the definitive No. 2 option on the post-Beal Wizards.
  83. Scoot Henderson, POR: Henderson has potential as a high-level scorer and playmaker right away, and the path has been cleared for him with Damian Lillard being traded to Milwaukee.
  84. CJ McCollum, NOP: The veteran averaged a career-high 5.7 assists as New Orleans’ point guard, though his two-point efficiency took a slight dip.
  85. Mark Williams, CHA: Put up quality big-man numbers after Mason Plumlee was traded. Williams has a strong chance of being Charlotte’s starting center.
  86. Chris Paul, GSW: The 38-year-old showed more signs of decline last year, but he’s still one of the game’s best passers and mid-range shooters. Expecting 2,000 minutes out of the veteran may be asking too much, and he could even come off the bench in Golden State.
  87. Jonas Valanciunas, NOP: Valanciunas’ role fluctuated throughout last season, but he missed only two games and remained a nightly double-double threat while being an efficient free-throw shooter.
  88. Michael Porter, DEN: Porter’s 62 appearances were the best of his career, and injuries remain a concern. However, he’s one of the most efficient shooters in the NBA and is an underappreciated rebounder.
  89. Jalen Duren, DET: In the 14 games in which Duren played at least 30 minutes as a rookie, he averaged 14.2 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks. Detroit is expected to give him a wider berth this year, featuring James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley less.
  90. Jalen Green, HOU: One of last season’s biggest fantasy busts, Green is simply too talented to give up on this early in his career. A new coach and some veteran leadership could ignite better production from Green, who needs to primarily clean up his efficiency.
  91. Klay Thompson, GSW: While durability is a concern, Thompson missed just one of the Warriors’ final 42 games and hit a career-best 4.4 threes per game last season (41.5% 3PT).
  92. Marcus Smart, MEM: While the defensive-minded guard has his flaws, fantasy managers know what they’re getting in Smart at this point in his career, even if it’s with a new team. He should be especially productive while Ja Morant is suspended.
  93. John Collins, UTA: Collins is coming off his worst fantasy season, but could the change of scenery revitalize him?
  94. Tobias Harris, PHI: Is he the most boring fantasy player in the NBA? Maybe. Has he also finished inside the top-60 in total value in nine straight seasons? Yes.
  95. Draymond Green, GSW: Green is coming off his healthiest season since 2016-17 but his defensive numbers slipped, averaging a combined 1.8 steals-plus-blocks — his lowest mark since his rookie season.
  96. Andrew Wiggins, GSW: Multiple injuries and an extended personal absence limited Wiggins to 37 appearances, but he still ranked 82nd in per-game fantasy value through efficient shooting from the field and good defense.
  97. Terry Rozier, CHA: Averaged career highs in points and assists with Miles Bridges suspended and LaMelo Ball dealing with injuries, but Rozier’s efficiency suffered. Still, even with Brandon Miller in town, Rozier should remain a top-three option in Charlotte’s offense.
  98. D’Angelo Russell, LAL: Russell has his flaws, but he’s still a good scorer and passer. He’s ranked outside of the top 100 just twice in his career.
  99. Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN: Dinwiddie ended last season as the de facto No. 2 option behind Mikal Bridges, which figures to be the case again this year.

  100. Mitchell Robinson, NYK: Robinson can’t seem to stay healthy, and while he gets into less foul trouble than he used to, coach Tom Thibodeau was more comfortable with Isaiah Hartenstein in plenty of games.
  101. Bennedict Mathurin, IND: Mathurin was a better real-life player than fantasy player as a rookie. If he can improve his three-point shooting and add some steals, he has top-100 upside.
  102. Buddy Hield, IND: Hield continues to be one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA and rarely misses games. He’s ranked as a top-60 player in total value in all but his rookie season.
  103. Jabari Smith, HOU: Struggled for most of the year but put things together in March and April, averaging 15.2 points on 47/36/78 shooting, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists. His impressive Summer League should increase his fantasy stock
  104. Gary Trent, TOR: Trent accepted his player option this offseason, returning to Toronto. He took a small step back last year but is one of the Raptors’ only three-and-D options. It’s possible his role will increase slightly with Fred VanVleet gone.
  105. Jusuf Nurkic, PHX: Nurkic has provided top-100 per-game fantasy numbers over the past half-decade, but he can’t stay healthy. The center hasn’t played more than 56 games since 2018-19, and his offensive role may be minimize playing alongside Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradey Beal.
  106. Robert Williams, BOS: Risk-averse managers will avoid Williams, who has not been able to stay consistently healthy thus far. But his top-40 finish in 2021-22 is tantalizing.
  107. Austin Reaves, LAL: Over his final 30 games last season (including playoffs), Reaves averaged 18.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists with a 50/42/88 shooting line. But he only has so much upside with LeBron James and Anthony Davis around.
  108. Trey Murphy, NOP: Zion Williamson missing time opened the door for Murphy to enjoy a breakout sophomore campaign. Over his final 30 games, Murphy posted 18.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.2 SPG and 3.4 3PM/G. However, a meniscus injury is expected to keep him out until mid-to-late November.
  109. Derrick White, BOS: White was a borderline-top-100 player last season, and that will probably be the case after the Celtics dealt for Jrue Holiday.
  110. Collin Sexton, UTA: Utah is a difficult team to evaluate, but Sexton should be in a much better position than last season when he appeared in only one game after the All-Star break.
  111. Malcolm Brogdon, POR: Brogdon is an injury risk, and his role for a rebuilding Portland team with a stacked backcourt is unclear. But we know the reigning Sixth Man of the Year can produce in limited minutes.
  112. Ivica Zubac, LAC: There’s no flash to Zubac’s game, but he’s a walking double-double who doesn’t kill you at the free-throw line.
  113. Kevin Huerter, SAC: Reached career highs in points and threes per game in 2022-23 and should continue being a big part of Sacramento’s offense.
  114. Shaedon Sharpe, POR: With Damian Lillard seemingly on his way out of Portland, Sharpe should be positioned for a much bigger role in Year 2.
  115. Zach Collins, SAN: The arrival of Victor Wembanyama clouds Collins’ role, but he put up solid numbers in just 22.9 minutes per game in 2022-23.
  116. Christian Wood, LAL: Wood fell out of favor, at times, in Dallas last season, but he’s still a valuable source of points, rebounds, threes and blocks. The Lakers are taking a flier on him, and you should consider doing so in fantasy. He’s a great per-minute producer, while Anthony Davis and LeBron James are injury/rest prone.
  117. Keegan Murray, SAC: Murray quickly established himself as an excellent floor-spacer, hitting 2.6 threes per game at 41.1 percent. To take significant steps forward, he’ll have to start making plays.
  118. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, DEN: KCP unsurprisingly shot a career-high 42.3 percent from three while playing with Nikola Jokic. He remained great on defense as well, making him someone worth targeting in deeper fantasy formats as a high-floor option.
  119. Keldon Johnson, SAN: Johnson quietly averaged 22.0 points per game last season, but his percentages and lack of defensive stats cap his fantasy upside. The arrival of Victor Wembanyama also clouds Johnson’s outlook.
  120. Josh Hart, NYK: Hart has worked himself into starting-caliber minutes lately, and he seems to have found a culture match in New York.

  121. Russell Westbrook, LAC: Westbrook’s postseason resurgence may have revived his fantasy value, but he’s still a risky selection.
  122. Mike Conley, MIN: Struggled for most of the year but put things together in March and April, averaging 15.2 points on 47/36/78 shooting, 7.6 assists and 1.4 steals.
  123. Tre Jones, SAN: For the most part, Jones lived up to the (modest) hype last season, ranking near the top of the league in assist rate and steal rate.
  124. Ben Simmons, BKN: Even in Simmons’ weak 2022-23 campaign, he nearly finished as a top-100 player in per-game value. Assuming he stays healthy and can gain some leeway with the coaching staff, he could have a bounceback. He’s worth a risk in fantasy at this point.
  125. Deni Avdija, WAS: Washington’s roster is still in flux after the Bradley Beal trade and before free agency, but Avdija could end up being one of the top options on the team.
  126. Bojan Bogdanovic, DET: With Cade Cunningham missing almost all of his sophomore season, Bogdanovic became Detroit’s de facto No. 1 option. That isn’t expected to be the case this year, but the veteran is still a great scorer.
  127. Steven Adams, MEM: Adams is one of the best rebounders — especially on the offensive boards — in the NBA. However, his relatively low usage, subpar defensive numbers and horrible free-throw shooting severely cap his upside.
  128. Brandon Miller, CHA: Projects as a Paul George-type player out of the gate, but it remains to be seen how quickly he’ll adapt to the NBA game. His Summer League was discouraging.
  129. Aaron Gordon, DEN: Gordon looked at home in 2022-23, meshing perfectly on both sides of the ball. He may have hit his ceiling with Denver, but that’s still someone worth thinking about at the end of standard drafts.
  130. Jaden Ivey, DET: Ivey’s rookie season was a mixed bag, but Detroit lacked coherence, especially after Cade Cunningham went down. A more consistent jumper would go a long way in improving his fantasy value.
  131. Kyle Anderson, MIN: Had a top-100 season with Karl-Anthony Towns missing most of the year. Even with KAT healthy, Anderson should still remain a crucial part of the rotation as a playmaking forward, but the upside is gone.
  132. Immanuel Quickley, NYK: The Sixth Man of the Year runner-up averaged 20.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 threes over the final 25 games of the regular season. But his upside is capped with the Knicks having a fairly potent guard rotation.
  133. Jaden McDaniels, MIN: Boasted an improved three-point shot while being a defensive stopper. He may never be trusted to make plays, but his three-and-D potential looks promising.
  134. Harrison Barnes, SAC: Barnes may not have the most fantasy-friendly stat profile, but he rarely misses time (82 GP last season) and has been a top-90 player in five of the last seven seasons.
  135. Amen Thompson, HOU: Impact as a rookie may depend on if he’s trusted with the ball in his hands right away. He’ll have to compete for touches with Jalen Green, Jabari Smith and Alperen Sengun.
  136. Herbert Jones, NOP: Jones may have stagnated in Year 2, but he still averaged 2.2 blocks+steals per game as part of a deep Pelicans’ rotation.
  137. Jeremy Sochan, SAN: Energetic, athletic two-way forward with an inconsistent jumper but a good off-ball mover and passer. Upside will be somewhat limited unless the jumper comes.
  138. Tari Eason, HOU: Ranked 87th in per-minute fantasy value as a rookie. Eason is already a strong defender and rebounder. If he can hit the three efficiently at a higher volume, he could have a breakout. But Houston’s roster is suddenly deep, so more minutes aren’t guaranteed.
  139. De’Anthony Melton, PHI: Have you talked to your children about Melton ranking second in the NBA in total steals (126) last season? With the Harden situation in flux, Melton needs more consideration.

  140. Norman Powell, LAC: Powell may be stuck in a sixth-man role, but he can thrive as a sparkplug scorer. Health issues of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George mean Powell will be relied upon in some games more than others.
  141. Bobby Portis, MIL: A low-ceiling, high-floor fantasy option capable of averaging 15-and-10 even when Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez are available.
  142. Jarace Walker, IND: The No. 8 overall pick is a high-floor prospect who did everything well in his lone collegiate season. He should have a good chance to start right away next to Myles Turner.
  143. RJ Barrett, NYK: He’s ranked just outside of the top-200 over the past two seasons. Barrett’s shooting is inconsistent, he’s not a great passer and doesn’t rack up defensive stats.
  144. Kelly Olynyk, UTA: Saw a career-high 28.6 MPG for the rebuilding Jazz and ranked 78th in per-game value. It would be relatively surprising if Olynyk sees the same role this season — especially after the Jazz added Taylor Hendricks in the lottery and John Collins via trade.
  145. Bruce Brown, IND: A key role player and sneaky all-around contributor, Brown averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 80 games last season. How will he fare away from Jokic?
  146. Obi Toppin, IND: Has a chance to start at power forward and see a meaningful role for the first time in his career. Even if rookie Jarace Walker starts, Toppin should see sixth-man minutes.
  147. P.J. Washington, CHA: Washington had a drawn-out free agency, making his role feel insecure. However, he’s started most of his games for Charlotte and should still see sixth-man minutes if shifted to the bench.
  148. Naz Reid, UTA: Showed enough potential last season to earn a three-year, $42 million deal in the offseason. However, his ceiling is limited if Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert are healthy.
  149. Dennis Schroder, TOR: It’s not immediately clear what Schroder’s role will be, but he’s capable of being a top-100 player if he can get 30 minutes per night.
  150. Paul Reed, PHI: Reed has always been an excellent per-minute fantasy producer. Early indications from new head coach Nick Nurse are that Reed and Joel Embiid will share the court more this season.


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