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As always, keep in mind that these rankings are based on overall value from my projections. I detailed my process in the Top 10. Use them in context of your roster construction, ADP, and personal preference.
151) Joe Harris (SG/SF – Brooklyn Nets)
Not your Average Joe finished as the #122 player in 9-cat leagues last season. He played over 30 minutes per games, scored 13.7 points, and drained 2.4 tres. Yipeee! Unfortunately, the Nets are stiggidy stacked in the backcourt and wings. As a result, I only have Harris projected for 24 minutes per game.
152) Robert Williams (PF/C – Boston Celtics)
Mitchell Robinson averaged 4.26 blocks per 36 minutes last season. Robert Williams was at 5.09 per 36!!! <insert googly eye emoji> End of blurb…
Kidding. I’m back. Now, Enes Kanter will soak up most of the center minutes for the Celtics, so I have Williams down for 15 mpg, but there has been talk that he could see more, so there’s a chance Williams smashes this projection.
153) Caris LeVert (SG/SF – Brooklyn Nets)
LeVert is a baller. No ifs, ands, or buts about that. Before succumbing to injury, he was playing at an All-Star caliber level. Now, many have LeVert inside the top 100 for this season. I get it. He can score, provide tres, grab boards, dish out dimes, and get steals. He gets dinged for me because the shooting efficiency isn’t great, the games played projection is low, and I have him projected for 3-4 fewer minutes than most.
154) Taurean Prince (SF – Brooklyn Nets)
This post has turned into the Nets Top 200! I told you they are loaded on the wings. Prince is projected for 24 mpg and will provide tres, points and boards.
155) Royce O’Neale (SF – Utah Jazz)
O’Neale is a slight negative in every cat except turnovers. Yet, he does contribute across-the-board, so has value. We need a word for “sum is greater than the parts” player. Hmmm……NKOTBlayer? Each member of New Kids on the Block was a meh individually, but when they Voltron’d up, that’s when the magic happened. If anyone comments that Donnie Wahlberg was a hero by himself, I will find where you live and ring your doorbell every 2.5 seconds until you retract your comment.
156) Norman Powell (SG/SF – Toronto Raptors)
Stormin’ Norman is invading the depth chart beaches of Toronto. Luckily, there is zero resistance, as Patrick McCaw is the only other shooting guard. Like I said, zero resistance. I’ve got Powell projected for 25 minutes per game and he will provide mainly tres and points. The percentages will be good, turnovers will be low, and he will chip in some steals, dimes, and boards.
157) Lonnie Walker IV (SG – San Antonio Spurs)
I’m pretty sure I will have the highest ranking/projection for Walker this season, and I fully understand that there’s a good chance I will be completely wrong and look foolish. The range of outcomes for Walker is massive. For starters, DeMar DeRozan has most of the shooting guard minutes locked up. The Spurs also have plenty of bodies at small forward, so where are the minutes? If Walker spends most of the time in the G-League, I wouldn’t be surprised. With that said, he’s really good and the ceiling is sky-high, especially on the defensive end of the floor. I’m speculating that Walker is too good for Pop to relegate to the G-League. As a result, I have him down for 24 minutes per game, but in 57 games played. Now, if Walker does get run, the shooting efficiency won’t be great, but he will contribute some tres and defensive stats.
158) Cody Zeller (C – Charlotte Hornets)
Zeller is a solid center for fantasy, as the percentages are good, he grabs boards, dishes out some dimes, and collects stocks. Coach Borrego loves him, so the playing time is secure. I have him projected for 28 minutes per game. Zeller could easily be a top 100 player. Unfortunately, I’ve dinged him because of the games played, which I have at 50. He played 49 games last season, 33 the year before, 62, 73, and 62. He did play 82 games his rookie season, but it’s been downhill ever since.
159) Alfonzo McKinnie (SF/PF – Golden State Warriors)
Who needs Kevin Durant when you have Alfonzo McKinnie waiting in the wings?! Uh, yeah. Huge downgrade for the Warriors, but tremendous opportunity for McKinnie. I’ve got him down for 28 minutes per game, and looking at the depth chart (Alec Burks), his role looks to be secure. McKinnie will provide good field goal percentage, but shoots poorly from the free throw line. Tres and boards will be his biggest contributions.
160) Davis Bertans (PF – Washington Wizards)
Yup. We have reached that point of the projections. I have Bertans playing 18 mpg and his main contribution to fantaciety is the ability to rain from downtown.
161) Monte Morris (PG – Denver Nuggets)
If your league has an assist-to-turnover category, then go ahead and bump up Morris 100+ spots. For the rest of us, he settles in here. I have Morris down for 16 mpg, as Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Will Barton will soak up most of the backcourt minutes. Morris will chip in some tres and dimes while he’s on the court.
162) Rodney Hood (SG – Portland Trail Blazers)
If you’re not from the hood, then hanging out is not advised. If you’re venturing for a specific purpose, though, then get in and get out. Which is what most will do with Rodney Hood, as he’s a cheap source of tres. Unfortunately, many will fail to heed the warnings, since he will likely start and play close to 28 mpg. You have been warned.
163) Ish Smith (PG – Washington Wizards)
I wish that Ish would swish, instead of providing shooting percentages that stink like rotten fish, but at least he does dish…..out dimes. Other than that, not much to pass the time. Ish is no longer in Detroit splitting time with Reggie Jackson. Too bad he ended up on a crappy Wizards team with Isaiah Thomas vying for significant playing time. I’ve got them splitting the point guard minutes right down the middle.
164) Gorgui Dieng (PF/C – Minnesota Timberwolves)
Dieng it! Seriously? I hate seeing seeing Gorgui here, as he is strictly the backup to KAT and will only play 12 mpg, but the percentages are good and he will chip in some boards and D stats. I have him down for 78 games, as he’s been a rock in the past, so that elevates his value.
165) Wesley Matthews (SG – Dallas Mavericks)
Matthews is a good fit for the Bucks, since he provides more shooting around Giannis. Injuries and age have sapped some of his defensive prowess, but he’s still a capable defender. The shooting percentage has never been great, but I gave him a slight bump as he should get plenty of open looks this season.
166) Dejounte Murray (PG – San Antonio Spurs)
Murray seems to be ready to rock and roll this season, and I have him down for 28 minutes per game. The free throw shooting isn’t great and he won’t provide many tres, but the boards, dimes, and steals should be plentiful. I think he can be a top 100 player, but I dinged him pretty hard for games played, as I projected him for 49. I don’t see Pop pushing him.
167) Mason Plumlee (C – Denver Nuggets)
Plumlee is the backup to Nikola Jokic, so he will likely play 16 minutes per game. The free throw shooting is awful, but the volume isn’t high, so the impact is negated somewhat. What Plumlee does bring to the table are boards, dimes, and some stocks.
168) Dennis Smith Jr. (PG – New York Knicks)
I still get flashes from time to time of DSJ being Stevie Franchise 2.0. When I do, I go to YouTube and bring up Franchise clips. Reality then slaps me in the face. Smack. Smack smack. Smacksmacksmacksmack…….KAPOW!!! That was Francise with a dribble dribble with the left hand then quick crossover….dribble with the right, explode towards the rim, three more quick dribbles before flushing it down towards hell. Anyways, that doesn’t mean DSJ can’t be a good player. He is, but with warts, as the turnovers are high and the shooting efficiency is poor from both the field and line. He will provide points, tres, dimes, and steals.
169) Rodions Kurucs (SF/PF – Brooklyn Nets)
Kurucs performed well for the Nets in his rookie campaign, as he played 63 games and averaged 20.5 minutes per. At 6′ 9″, Kurucs was able to extend defenses by converting 0.9 tres per game. He will grab some boards and get some stocks, but not enough to provide positive value. Now, he was recently arrested in an alleged domestic violence case, so there’s a chance he doesn’t play any basketball at all. I’m going off the assumption that he plays.
170) Brandon Clarke (PF -Memphis Grizzlies)
Clarke has the potential to be one of the best players in the league, as he’s an excellent defender, athlete, and finisher. There were questions about his shooting ability coming out of college, but his performances during the Summer League have mitigated some of those concerns. As for range of outcomes, it wouldn’t surprise me if he finished much higher than this projection. I have him down for only 20 minutes per game, did not project him for any tres, and only have him playing 58 games. Primarily because what position is he going to play? At 6′ 8″ 210 pounds, can he play power forward? Is there room on the depth chart to play small forward? Will he be able to shoot well enough? Questions, questions. The one thing we have little doubt about is the blocking prowess. Those should be plentiful when he’s on the court.
171) Dennis Schroder (PG/SG – Oklahoma City Thunder)
Dont’ be a menace and play with Dennis. Unfortunately, some will have to. For you unlucky souls, Dennis will provide points with a smattering of tres and dimes. I only have him projected for 18 mpg, but more could be in store if Chris Paul gets traded or injured.
172) Robin Lopez (C – Milwaukee Bucks)
Brook Lopez is Batman when it comes to centers on the Bucks and Robin is, well, Robin. I have Brook for 28 minutes and Robin with 20 minutes of run per game. Boards and blocks are what Robin will provide.
173) Jabari Parker (PF – Atlanta Hawks)
If you hunting for points, Parker is one of the more appealing options down in this range. He will chip in tres, boards, and should be the main scoring option on the second unit for the Hawks, a team that will likely lead the league in pace this season. Now the questions of why he downs here in the first place. The free throw shooting is average and he won’t contribute in the D cats. In addition, I have him projected for 58 games played, as he’s played 64, 31, 51, 76, and 25 in each season of his career.
174) T. J. Leaf (PF – Indiana Pacers)
Leaf is an intriguing player, as he’s athletic and has range on his J. He can also provide the D stats when given run. In addition, he looks to be in line for the primary backup minutes at power forward and possibly some backup center minutes as well. With that said, he’s a liability on defense, as he doesn’t close out well, fouls too much, and agility issues allow opposing players to go around him. I have him projected for 24 minutes of run.
175) Bryn Forbes (PG/SG – San Antonio Spurs)
Forbes was money last season, as the Spurs experienced a rash of injuries, by scoring points and draining tres. This season, the playing time will decrease as Dejounte Murray returns to the starting lineup and Lonnie Walker IV could be an integral part of the rotation. As a result, I have Forbes projected for 20 mpg.
176) Seth Curry (PG/SG – Dallas Mavericks)
Curry is an excellent shooter from downtown. Shocking! He’s a career 44% from beyond the arc. Outside of that, don’t expect much else. Now, I have him down for 20 mpg. There’s a chance he gets more run if Tim Hardaway Jr. has an….unexpected accident.
177) Daniel Theis (C – Boston Celtics)
A big who boards and blocks without tanking your free throw percentage. I have him projected for 15 minutes, but there is some uncertainty with the front court rotation in Boston. As a result, there’s a small chance that he could see more run.
178) Isaiah Thomas (PG – Washington Wizards)
Comeback Player of the Year? I could see it, health permitting. Thomas is going to huck-em and chuck-em, so he will rack up the points and be on Sportscenter enough times to seep into the minds of the public and voters. He will be splitting time with Ish Smith at point guard, so I have the minutes at 24 per game, but I imagine that when he’s on the court, Bradley Beal will be on the bench. As a result, his usage could be hefty. From a fantasy perspective, the efficiency won’t be great, but there should be plenty of tres and dimes. Don’t expect anything else. If it wasn’t for the injury concerns, IT would be higher, but this is his New World Order.
179) Victor Oladipo (SG – Indiana Pacers)
It’s been eight months since Oladipo had surgery to repair a ruptured quad tendon. He won’t be starting the season, but could return at some point. When? Nobody knows. I have him down for 40 games and 24 mpg. If he plays, he should provide tres, points, boards, dimes, steals, and low turnovers. The Pacers look to be a playoff team, so shutdown risk of Oladipo is small. With that said, expectations should be kept in check.
180) Trevor Ariza (SF – Sacramento Kings)
Ariza is still in the league? I’m kidding….kind of. He’s now a swap meet special 3-and-D player, as minutes will be tough to come by on a loaded Kings team. I’ve got him projected for 18 mpg.
181) Dwayne Bacon (SG/SF – Charlotte Hornets)
Chicks dig the long ball, right? Wrong sport you say? Yeah, you probably right. Chicks don’t go crazy for haymakers from downtown. They all about the ferocious dunks in the paint. But there are some who do go bonkers for tres…..analytics and fantasy nerds. Bacon shot 43% from downtown after posting a 25% mark his rookie year. Split the difference and it’s a respectable 38%. Bacon won’t provide much else, but I’m getting hungry so this blurb is done.
182) Justise Winslow (PG/PF – Miami Heat)
I’m surprised Winslow is this low, since he can provide tres, boards, dimes, and steals. Digging into the numbers, he doesn’t provide blocks and the shooting efficiency is bad. In addition, I knocked a few minutes off his playing time projection to 28 mpg and the addition of Jimmy Butler should take away some usage. Justise will not be served.
183) T. J. McConnell (PG – Indiana Pacers)
McConnell is buried on the depth chart, but should still carve out around 14 minutes per game. If you’re reading this blurb, then you’re hurting for dimes. My condolences.
184) Jeff Green (SF/PF – Utah Jazz)
I used to hang out with some guys that used to street race. When they’d see a car that looked nice on the outside but had nothing on the inside, “All show, No go.” Why did I write that in the Jeff Green blurb? Guy has all the talent in the world, but just hasn’t been able to put it all together for whatever reason. He will have spurts, but there’s a reason he’s played for seven teams in his career. Minutes will be tough to come by on a stacked Jazz team, but I have him down for 15 mpg. He should provide good percentages, some tres, and points. Don’t expect anything else.
185) Mike Muscala (C – Oklahoma City Thunder)
Muscala is a stretch-big who will provide tres and some boards. I have him down for 20 mpg.
186) Anthony Tolliver (PF – Portland Trail Blazers)
Tolliver provides a veteran presence for the Trail Blazers, and is a big who can stretch the floor and knock down shots. I have him projected for 22 minutes. Playing alongside Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum should provide plenty of open looks for Tolliver, a carrer 37% from downtown.
187) Reggie Bullock (SF – New York Knicks)
I really have no idea what the Knicks are going to do this season. If they started the game with five power forwards, I’d just clench my lips tightly and nod my head up and down. Currently, I have Bullock projected for 24 minutes, the most out of all the shooting guards. He’s a 3-without-the-D player. A true specialist.
188) O. G. Anunoby (SF – Toronto Raptors)
With Kawhi Leonard in LaLa Land, Anunoby has a tremendous opportunity in front of him. The depth chart at small forward is littered with the likes of Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Malcolm Miller, so Anunoby should get the majority of the minutes. What can he do with them? He’s a poor free throw shooter, but does have range from downtown. With his length and athleticism, he could provide some D stats, especially in steals. There’s a ton of unknown here, but potential upside.
189) Derrick Rose (PG – Detroit Pistons)
I miss Prime Rose. Bring him back, basketball gods! Bring him back! He was so freaking amazing. Oh well, it is what it is. While Rose is a shell of his former self, the dude can still score. He’s even developed a J from downtown. Now on the Pistons, he will share point guard duties with Reggie Jackson. I have both down for 27 minutes each. Rose will provide points, some tres, and dimes. The injury history forces me to project him for 51 games.
190) Nemanja Bjelica (PF – Sacramento Kings)
The Nemanja was so potent last season that Dave Joerger played him significant minutes over Marvin Bagley. Then he sobered up and finally came to his senses. I doubt Luke Walton makes the same mistake. Although, I’m sure he partakes in some Nemanja from time to time. I’ve got him down for 15 minutes and will provide tres and boards when he’s on the court.
191) Tyus Jones (PG – Memphis Grizzlies)
With Ja Morant in town, Jones will be the backup and is projected to receive 16 minutes of run per game. He’s not a great offensive player, but he takes care of the ball, will dish out some dimes, and get his 211 on.
192) Moritz Wagner (PF – Washington Wizards)
I’ve been intrigued with Wagner ever since the Lakers drafted him in 2018. He’s tall, shoots well from the outside, and has a little dog in him. Not literally of course. That’d be weird. Wagner is a liability on defense, so don’t expect stocks and the playing time could be hampered as a result, but he can space the floor. As a result, I have him down for 20 mpg.
193) Brandon Ingram (SF – New Orleans Pelicans)
Before you start throwing internet tomatoes at me and curse me out in the comments, please re-read the disclaimer in the opening. These rankings show overall value, without context of ADP, roster construction, and personal preference. Should he be drafted ahead of the likes of Wagner and Jones? Yes. So why is Ingram below them? He will start, play 32 minutes in a fantastic fantasy environment, and will contribute points, boards, and dimes. Well, for starters, there’s injury concern, so the games played projection is at 63. He also doesn’t contribute much in the D stats or tres. The free throw shooting is #not good. Finally, there are a ton of options of the Pelicans this season, so I have his usage rate plummeting from 23 down to the mid-teens.
194) George Hill (PG – Milwaukee Bucks)
I have Hill projected for 18 minutes. I’m not sure he gets too many minutes at shooting guard this season, but that all depends on the development of Sterling Brown and Donte DiVincenzo. Regardless, the ceiling is low-20s, unless an injury occurs. Hill will provide tres, some dimes, and steals. The turnover rate is super low as well.
195) Langston Galloway (SG – Detroit Pistons)
Galloway is a 3-and-nothing-else player. I have him projected for 20 minutes. The tres are nice but the overall shooting efficiency is poor.
196) Garrett Temple (SG – Brooklyn Nets)
Like I mentioned earlier, this post is the Nets Top 200. The team is loaded in the backcourt and wings and the minutes will likely be fairly distributed amongst all. I have Temple down for 24 minutes and he should be a reliable 3-and-D player.
197) Allonzo Trier (SG – New York Knicks)
Iso Zo! I love Trier’s game, as he’s a professional getter of buckets. Unfortunately, Reggie Bullock will get a decent amount of run at shooting guard and R. J. Barrett will be hogging the ball, so the usage rate should plummet for Trier this season. I’m sad now.
198) Cory Joseph (PG – Sacramento Kings)
Joseph will strictly be backing up De’Aaron Fox, so the projected minutes are at 16. While he’s on the court, he will provide some dimes and steals. The shooting efficiency will be poor, though.
199) Tyler Johnson (SG – Phoenix Suns)
Johnson will be backing up both Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker in the Suns backcourt. I have him projected for 21 minutes. While he’s on the court, he will provide tres and dimes mostly. This is one Johnson that doesn’t excite, unless you’re into that sort of thing.
200) Al-Farouq Aminu (PF – Orlando Magic)
“Momma! We going to Disneyland!” After spending the last four years of his career in Portland, Aminu is now with the Orlando Magic. And he should have plenty of time to visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as the projected minutes are at 18 per game, a far cry from the 28-30 he was receiving with the Trail Blazers. With Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac manning both forward spots, Aminu will be just a depth piece unless injury strikes. When he does play, he will provide some tres and boards. The efficiency isn’t great, though.