Fantasy basketball dynasty rankings are a fickle thing.
Much of it comes down to personal preference, a particular affinity towards certain statistics, or even just watching a player and saying ‘I don’t think he’s that good now or will be in the future’.
The basis of these rankings is 8-category rotisserie league format. However, you’ll see there are little tidbits mentioning both H2H and streaming, so players like DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard and Michael Carter-Williams are ranked MUCH lower in Roto than they are in H2H. This isn’t an attack on them personally, this is basically just saying they are ‘lacking’ in certain areas of their fantasy game.
Age must be taken into account when ranking dynasty players. You need only look back at our last piece on the industry dynasty mock draft, which saw countless young up and comers being selected over the true and tested old dogs.
For that reason, you won’t see anyone older than 33 years old ranked in the top 75. In fact, Tyson Chandler is the highest ranked 33+ guy at ranking 83, and that’s because he has a guaranteed starting gig and he has the Suns’ acclaimed medical staff ready to turn him into a fantasy Terminator if any part of his body plays up. Sorry Pau (109), Wade (131), Dirk (142), Kobe (148) and Duncan (149) – the Bell tolls for thee (almost!). For more on Pau and Duncan specifically, check out this great piece by the Fix’s own Seth Klein.
The addition of the age for every one of these players will hopefully assist you with your drafts. That age is as of opening night this season, October 27th, 2015. It’s funny seeing a guy like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist being 22-years-old, going into his fourth season and about to get $50m, while his Bobcats teammate Frank Kaminsky is already 23! Such is the planning you need going forward in a dynasty league. For a complete and detailed breakdown on the rookie rankings, Zack Rewis went through three type-writers to get this monster out – read it!
These rankings were very fun to do – you’ll hopefully see some of my passion come through in the notes, as well as my frustration simmering by venting at some players!
The following 200+ players have been looked over countless times over the last month or so, with comments next to every player to hopefully expand on why they’re ranked where they are.
As always, we’re like a cheap restaurant and we love feedback on your service, whether you were satisfied or not, so please let us know!
Any and all of the stats quoted in the rankings were brought to you by the always tasty Basketball-Reference.
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