Training Camp Top-150 Fantasy Rankings


With training camps underway throughout the league, I thought it was a fine time to tweak my initial top-150 overall rankings for the 2019-20 season. I’ll amend and refine the rankings as we get more information throughout the preseason, before releasing a final edition in mid-October. 

As always, it is essential to note that this ranking is based on nine-category (points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, 3-pointers, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and turnovers) roto scoring formats. I’ve added comments on a handful of players to explain the rationale behind their rankings.

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1. Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors
2. James HardenHouston Rockets
3. Karl-Anthony TownsMinnesota Timberwolves
4. Anthony DavisLos Angeles Lakers
5. Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks
6. Nikola JokicDenver Nuggets
7. Damian Lillard – Portland Trailblazers
8. Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
9. LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers 
10. Jrue Holiday – New Orleans Pelicans 
11. Andre Drummond – Detroit Pistons  
12. Kyrie Irving – Brooklyn Nets
13. Joel EmbiidPhiladelphia 76ers
14. Nikola VucevicOrlando Magic
15. Kawhi LeonardLos Angeles Clippers
16. Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz
17. Kemba Walker – Boston Celtics
18. Jimmy ButlerMiami Heat
19. Devin BookerPhoenix Suns
20. Mitchell Robinson – New York Knicks
21. Clint Capela – Houston Rockets
22. Myles Turner – Indiana Pacers
23. Trae Young – Atlanta Hawks    
24. Paul George – Los Angeles Clippers: PG-13 is not expected to return to game action until November, at the earliest. Upside is massive, but downside is frightening. 
25. Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets
26. John Collins – Atlanta Hawks: An MRI taken last week revealed a minor right hip strain, but Collins is practicing and should be ready to rock by the start of the season 
27. Deandre Ayton – Phoenix Suns
28. LaMarcus AldridgeSan Antonio Spurs
29. Pascal Siakam – Toronto Raptors
30. Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
31. Zion Williamson – New Orleans Pelicans
32. Chris Paul – OKC Thunder
33. Mike Conley – Utah Jazz
34. Buddy Hield – Sacramento Kings 
35. Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas Mavericks: KP will likely be rested occasionally and held out of all back-to-back, so the maximum number of games we can expect him to play is probably 65
36. Lauri Markkanen – Chicago Bulls
37. Otto Porter – Chicago Bulls
38. Danilo Gallinari – OKC Thunder
39. Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers 
40. Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors 
41. DeMar DeRozan – San Antonio Spurs
42. Eric Bledsoe – Milwaukee Bucks
43. Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavs: Like Porzingis, Love’s fantasy production will be determined by his availability, not his talent
44. Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat: 
45. Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers
46. Jaren Jackson Jr. – Memphis Grizzlies
47. Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets
48. Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks:
49. C.J. McCollum – Portland Trailblazers
50. Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors: Still has yet to receive full medical clearance after offseason thumb surgery 
51. De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings
52. Hassan Whiteside – Portland Trail Blazers: Has stated his goal is to lead the NBA in blocks and rebounding, and is also expected to average a career high in assists this season
53. Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks: He’ll need to improve his FT% and cut down on his turnovers to provide elite value in 9-cat formats
54. Zach LaVine – Chicago Bulls 
55. D’Angelo RussellGolden State Warriors
56. Derrick FavorsNew Orleans Pelicans: Finished 44th over the final 20 games last season  
57. Al Horford – Philadelphia 76ers 
58. Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
59. Julius Randle – New York Knicks: Plans to take and make more treys in NY and coach David Fizdale expects to use Randle as a “point-forward” at times this season
60. Jonas Valanciunas – Memphis Grizzlies
61. Robert Covington – Minnesota Timberwolves: He is still working his way back after arthroscopic knee surgery in April, but he has top-40 overall upside
62. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – OKC Thunder
63. Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics
64. Blake Griffin – Detroit Pistons 
65. Malcolm Brogdon – Indiana Pacers: Flirted with a 50/40/90 slashline last season
66. Josh Richardson – Philadelphia 76ers 
67. Larry Nance Jr. – Cleveland Cavs: Logged more than 30 minutes in 28 games last season and averaged 11.0 points (on 50% shooting), 10.8 rebs and 3.8 assists in those contests  
68. Thomas Bryant – Washington Wizards
69. Delon Wright – Dallas Mavericks
70. Steven Adams – OKC Thunder 
71. Terry Rozier – Charlotte Hornets
72. Marc Gasol – Toronto Raptors 
73. Ja Morant – Memphis Grizzlies 
74. T.J. Warren – Indiana Pacers
75. Joe Ingles – Utah Jazz

76. Jonathan Isaac – Orlando Magic: Isaac is drawing rave reviews early on in camp, and has to chance to finally fulfill his enticing potential in 2019-20
77. Dejounte Murray – San Antonio Spurs: Coach Pop said that the Spurs’ medical staff hasn’t placed any specific limitations on Murray, which is good news
78. Aaron Gordon – Orlando Magic
79. Kelly Oubre Jr. – Phoenix Suns
80. Fred VanVleet – Toronto Raptors: His fantasy value is spiking, as it sounds like he’ll begin the season as the Raptors starting SG
81. Lonzo Ball – New Orleans Pelicans: ‘Zo spent the summer rebuilding his jumper and his mechanics looked vastly improved. An early “Most Improved Player” candidate. 
82. Montrezl Harrell – Los Angeles Clippers
83. Gary Harris – Denver Nuggets
84. Caris LeVert – Brooklyn Nets
85. Gordon Hayward – Boston Celtics 
86. Victor Oladipo – Indiana Pacers: ‘Dipo partially participated during the Pacers’ first day of training camp and is making solid progress, but will likely be sidelined until late December 
87. Jarrett Allen – Brooklyn Nets 
88. Wendell Carter Jr. – Chicago Bulls: His rookie year was cut short due to a thumb injury and he also had offseason surgery to deal with a core muscle issue. Can he stay healthy?
89. Marvin Bagley III – Sacramento Kings 
90. Jeff Teague – Minnesota Timberwolves
91. Dewayne Dedmon – San Antonio Spurs
92. Ricky Rubio – Phoenix Suns  
93. Marcus Smart – Boston Celtics
94. Cody Zeller – Charlotte Hornets
95. Domantas Sabonis – Indiana Pacers
96. Miles Bridges – Charlotte Hornets 
97. JaVale McGee – Los Angeles Lakers 
98. Brandon Ingram – New Orleans Pelicans
99. Mikal Bridges – Phoenix Suns 
100. Lou Williams – Los Angeles Clippers 
101. Jeremy Lamb – Indiana Pacers
102. Patrick Beverley – Los Angeles Clippers
103. Dwight Powell – Dallas Mavericks
104. Serge Ibaka – Toronto Raptors
105. Kevon Looney – Golden State Warriors: Willie Cauley-Stein will miss the entire month of October as he rehabs a left foot sprain, which boosts Looney’s fantasy value
106 DeAndre Jordan – Brooklyn Nets 
107. Thaddeus Young – Chicago Bulls
108. Paul Millsap – Denver Nuggets
109. RJ Barrett – New York Knicks: Averaged  22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.9 treys per game as a freshman at Duke last season.
110. Enes Kanter – Boston Celtics 
111. Derrick White – San Antonio Spurs
112. Goran Dragic – Miami Heat: I’m shocked at how low his ADP has been in drafts this month. due to his injured plagued 2018-19 season. Remember, he was an All-Star in 2017-18
113. Kelly Olynyk – Miami Heat: He’s still rehabbing a knee injury but is the favorite to start next to Bam Adebayo according to coach Erik Spoelstra.
114. Zach Collins – Portland Trailblazers
115. P.J. Tucker – Houston Rockets 
116. Danny Green – Los Angeles Lakers 
117. Nicolas Batum – Charlotte Hornets 
118. Tomas Satoransky – Chicago Bulls: The Bulls simply have too many points guards. Sato will have to fight off Kris Dunn, Coby White and Ryan Arcidiacono
119. Evan Fournier – Orlando Magic
120. Ish Smith – Washington Wizards: With Isaiah Thomas (left thumb) sidelined, Smith has very little competition for playing time at the PG spot in D.C.
121. Jerami Grant – Denver Nuggets 
122. Terrence Ross – Orlando Magic
123. Kevin Huerter – Atlanta Hawks: He’s dealing with a knee issue, but has said he should be ready for the regular-season opener.
124. Bojan Bogdanovic – Utah Jazz
125. Kyle Anderson – Memphis Grizzlies
126. Taurean Prince – Brooklyn Nets
127. Will Barton – Denver Nuggets
128. Justise Winslow – Miami Heat
129. Davis Bertans – Washington Wizards
130. Brandon Clarke – Memphis Grizzlies 
131. OG Anunoby – Toronto Raptors
132. J.J. Redick – New Orleans Hornets 
133. Bogdan Bogdanovic – Sacramento Kings 
134. Joe Harris – Brooklyn Nets
135. Andrew Wiggins – Minnesota Timberwolves
136. Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
137. Alex Len – Atlanta Hawks: Fighting through some minor back and ankle ailments but hopes to play in the Hawks preseason opener on Oct. 7.
138. Harrison Barnes – Sacramento Kings
139. Markelle Fultz – Orlando Magic: The former No. 1 overall pick is finally healthy. Plenty of red flags, but the upside is undeniable. 
140. Rudy Gay – San Antonio Spurs
141. Dwayne Bacon – Charlotte Hornets: I really like Bacon (and I love D Bacon as a late round flier)
142. Spencer Dinwiddie – Brooklyn Nets
143. Dennis Smith Jr. – New York Knicks
144. Kyle Kuzma – Los Angeles Lakers: Due to a left foot stress reaction, Kuz will not play until at least mid-October.
145. Collin Sexton – Cleveland Cavs
146. Tyler Herro – Miami Heat
147. Rui Hachimura – Washington Wizards
148. Kent Bazemore – Portland Trail Blazers
149. Tyus Jones – Memphis Grizzlies 
150. D.J. Augustin – Orlando Magic