For the six of you who have asked about my rankings and where they’ve been, apologies for the delay! I changed countries and jobs, having moved from London back to New Zealand, but none of that matters as the NBA season is nearly upon us.
In less than 50 days a large chunk of grown ass humans will be knee deep in box-scores, grimacing at every poor choice made on and off the court, every clunked free throw, every missed lay-up (and consequent missed assist), while cheering more for a steal or block than they would from a free-throw line, under the legs, reverse double-pump dunk.
Such is fantasy basketball.
There’s no argument who’s better in reality or fantasy between say, Pau Gasol and Jahlil Okafor, but unlike a seasonal (i.e regular one and done) league, dynasty gives a nice little boost to the not-even-old-enough-to-buy-beer Okafor. Of course Old Man Gasol will continue to ball for the Spurs this year and likely another 1-2, but there will be a significant drop-off when he does lose his fantasy pau-wers, while Okafor should only improve on his solid rookie season.
Much like my previous ranking system, these are based on 8-cat roto and as always, if there’s a big disparity between a player’s roto or H2H ranking (yes, you DeAndre and Andre), or between 8 and 9-cat including turnovers (hello Emmanuel and Rajon), then there will be a comment about it.
So without further delay, here are my initial dynasty rankings.