Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

2023-24 NBA Dynasty Rookie Rankings for Fantasy Basketball

Brandon Miller - NBA Injury News, Daily Fantasy Basketball, DFS Lineup Picks

Welcome to the slower part of the offseason, Rotoballers! The NBA Draft has come and gone. All of the prospects showcased their skills in the various summer leagues and now we wait for training camp and preseason. With that being said, we're going to take a look at the top 50 rookies this season for any managers partaking in dynasty leagues.

The key distinction for the dynasty league rankings is long-term success versus immediate impact. Sure, there will be players who will possess both of those values, and that will rank them quite high. It's important to note that while looking at these rookies for dynasty squads, the younger players with higher potential often will be seen ranked above a college senior who could play a handful of minutes in their first season.

In addition to these rookie ranks, our NBA team will be rolling out rankings for all different formats and the entire league as the season grows closer. You'll be able to find those rankings and more insight on the NBA premium page. Be sure to also download our free mobile app if you haven't yet -- stay up to date on the latest NBA news and articles, including free notifications on injuries and lineup alerts.

Upgrade To VIP: Win more with our NBA and DFS Premium Pass, get expert tools and advice from proven winners! Will Priester (@ChiefJustice06) from RotoGrinders joins the RotoBaller team in 2023-24 with his exclusive DFS picks, Prop picks and more. Gain VIP access to our Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, DFS Cheat Sheets and VIP Chat Rooms. Go Premium, Win More!


NBA Rookie Rankings for Fantasy Basketball Dynasty

Without further ado, let's take a look at the top prospects coming into the NBA that are ready to make a long-term impact for all of your fantasy teams. Some will be no-brainers and others could end up becoming huge sleepers that other managers in your league weren't even thinking about. If any managers are looking for some rankings that include the veterans, check out Alex Burns' Way Too Early Fantasy Basketball Rankings for 2023-24.


Top 50 Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Ranking Player Pos Team Age
1 Victor Wembanyama C SAS 19
2 Scoot Henderson PG/SG POR 19
3 Amen Thompson PG/SG HOU 20
4 Brandon Miller SF/PF CHA 20
5 Ausar Thompson SG/SF DET 20
6 Anthony Black SG/SF ORL 19
7 Taylor Hendricks PF UTA 19
8 Dereck Lively II C DAL 19
9 Jarace Walker PF IND 19
10 Bilal Coulibaly SF WAS 18
11 Cam Whitmore SF HOU 18
12 Cason Wallace PG OKC 19
13 Gradey Dick SG/SF TOR 19
14 Keyonte George PG/SG UTA 19
15 Kobe Bufkin SG/PG ATL 19
16 Leonard Miller SF MIN 19
17 Brandin Podziemski SG GSW 20
18 Brice Sensabaugh SF UTA 19
19 Nick Smith Jr. PG/SG CHA 19
20 Noah Clowney PF BKN 18
21 Dariq Whitehead SG BKN 18
22 Jordan Hawkins SG NOP 18
23 Jett Howard SG ORL 19
24 Jalen Hood-Schifino PG/SG LAL 20
25 Jaime Jaquez Jr. SG/SF MIA 22
26 Kris Murray PF POR 22
27 Gregory Jackson PF MEM 18
28 Sidy Cissoko SG/SF SAS 19
29 Tristan Vukcevic PF WAS 20
30 James Nnaji C CHA 18
31 Marcus Sasser PG/SG DET 22
32 Colby Jones SG/SF SAC 21
33 Kobe Brown PF LAC 23
34 Amari Bailey SG CHA 19
35 Rayan Rupert SG POR 19
36 Ben Sheppard SG IND 21
37 Maxwell Lewis SF LAL 20
38 Trayce Jackson-Davis PF GSW 23
39 Olivier-Maxence Prosper SF/PF DAL 20
40 Julian Strawther SG DEN 21
41 Julian Phillips SF CHI 19
42 Jordan Walsh SF BOS 19
43 Andre Jackson SG/SF MIL 21
44 Seth Lundy SG/SF ATL 23
45 Emoni Bates SF CLE 19
46 Jalen Slawson PF SAC 23
47 Chris Livingston SF MIL 19
48 Jalen Pickett PG DEN 23
49 Terquavion Smith SG PHI 20
50 Adama Sanogo C CHI 21


Brandon Miller Outside of the Top 3?

Not often does the second-overall pick fall out of the top three in terms of dynasty value. Come to think of it, the second pick also isn't as highly debated as it has been this year. Miller made a late climb up the draft boards and ended up going to Charlotte, who drafted for need when Scoot Henderson was still widely regarded as the second-best player in this class.

Henderson still has the higher projected ceiling on a Blazers team that is trying to jump-start a rebuild and trade away Damian Lillard. Amen Thompson comes in at third because of the flashes of brilliance on both sides of the ball to go along with some crazy athleticism and a bigger build for a guard. Miller is just not as NBA-ready as the other three above him and his ceiling doesn't project to be as high, either. Grabbing Miller at four would be great value but using one of the first three picks on him would probably leave that manager disappointed.


Early Sleepers and Good Fits

Six through ten are all good bets due to age, fit, and upside. Each one of them can satisfy different categories and they all are primed to be eventual starters if their potential comes through as expected.

Dereck Lively II is exactly what the Mavericks have been looking for in a center. A rim-running defensive presence that can grab boards goes well with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Anthony Black is a very good blend of two-way skills that can outshine the guards in  Orlando that haven't exactly played to their potential yet. Taylor Hendricks has all the signs of another Danny Ainge special as he possesses some of the best shooting skills in the lottery on top of explosive athleticism and a 7'1" wingspan.

Then, there's Jarace Walker who fits both a need for the Pacers and has some great potential on top of it. He currently slots into more of a backup role but could find his way into the starting lineup as a physical defender that could work very well in the pick-and-roll with Tyrese Haliburton. Bilal Coulibaly rounds out this tier as a longer project that has all of the physical tools to be a big-time two-way player and is still just 18 years old.


Cam Whitmore Climbs To The First Round

In a normal 12-team dynasty league, Whitmore would be a dream value at the end of the first round. Almost every media outlet and source around the league had him as a top-ten talent. Then he went to the Vegas summer league and proved he can score with the best of the other prospects and was named the Summer League MVP.

The athleticism, the shot, and the defense are all there. His only question marks are durability and the pre-draft interviews that made him slide so far down in the first round of the NBA Draft. Maybe there's an attitude and a leadership issue, which would also hold him back from being a surefire dynasty selection.


Interesting Talent In Tougher Situations

There are always some talented players that end up on better teams, which could turn into either a gift or a curse for both parties. Drafting a rookie on your dynasty team that could be buried on the bench for a while is a gamble that a lot of managers would rather trade away. The players in this tier, however, could very well end up as rotational players and even starters.

Cason Wallace, Keyonte George, Kobe Bufkin, and Leonard Miller all fit this mold. They happen to be behind players such as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jordan Clarkson, Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, and Karl-Anthony Towns, respectively. If any sort of trade takes place or an injury occurs, then they could see some playing time sooner rather than later. At this very moment, however, they're better suited to wait a year or two before throwing them into some fantasy lineups.


Taxi Squad Heroes (Or Zeros)

Once you get into the later parts of the second round of a rookie draft or super deep into a startup draft, it's bargain bin time. Let's find those guys that could pop into the lineup down the road because they just need a little extra work on their game or they just need to mature a bit.

My favorite players that match this description, that would still be available toward the end of the second round, would be Jordan Hawkins, Dariq Whitehead, and Jett Howard. All three of them offer unique offensive skills right away but also have a higher ceiling than most would expect. Hawkins and Whitehead have plenty of time to grow as they're only 18 years old and happen to be in situations that could use some depth at the moment. Howard is the son of an NBA talent who has lived and breathed basketball since he was born and has a decent shooting percentage to match.

Finally, some deep-in-the-bag players that stood out in Summer League or just have a little extra NBA potential. This group includes none other than Sidy Cissoko, Amari Bailey, Seth Lundy, and Emoni Bates. Cissoko is a big-bodied guard from France that is still just 19 years old and will come into a great situation in San Antonio to develop alongside fellow Frenchman, Wembanyama. Bailey used to be a highly-touted prospect coming out of high school. He did well enough at UCLA to make the Pac-12 All-Tournament and All-Freshman teams. Now, he joins a young Hornets squad that could use some more more shooters.

Lundy is more of a do-it-all contributor that could help right away off of the bench, but also become someone along the lines of Bruce Brown. To wrap it all up, there's Bates who was thought to be the next version of Kevin Durant until he disappointed in college and got into some trouble off of the court. During the Las Vegas Summer League, however, Bates increased his stock yet again but is on a good Cavaliers team where he'll have to fight his way to earn playing time.

That about does it for the dynasty rookie rankings heading into the 2023-24 NBA season. Make sure to check back for more rankings and draft strategies as the season grows closer. Do you agree or disagree with any of these rankings? Let me know on Twitter @__Fisch. Plus, be sure to follow @RotoBaller and @RotoBallerNBA for fantasy updates throughout the offseason.


Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

More Fantasy Basketball Analysis


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts


Tyreek Hill10 mins ago

Sitting Out With Ankle Injury
Charlie Lindgren11 mins ago

Starting Versus Kings Wednesday
Jordan Greenway27 mins ago

To Return Thursday
Kenneth Walker III31 mins ago

Listed As Doubtful For Thursday
Cleveland Browns40 mins ago

Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward Not Practicing
Chicago Bulls42 mins ago

Chicago's Core Could Face Shake-Up This Year
Corey Perry43 mins ago

Has Contract Officially Terminated
Shea Theodore47 mins ago

Week-To-Week Following Surgery
Fred VanVleet53 mins ago

Out For First Time This Year
Joe Flacco56 mins ago

Now The Backup In Cleveland
Gordon Hayward1 hour ago

Teams Inquiring About Gordon Hayward's Availability
Nic Claxton1 hour ago

Nets View Nicolas Claxton As Building Block
Dorian Thompson-Robinson1 hour ago

In Concussion Protocol
Kareem Hunt1 hour ago

Won't Practice Wednesday
Bailey Zappe1 hour ago

Seeing First-Team Reps At Practice
Pascal Siakam2 hours ago

Hawks Keeping An Eye On Pascal Siakam
Marquise Brown2 hours ago

Michael Wilson Miss Practice
Aaron Jones2 hours ago

AJ Dillon Both Missing From Practice
CJ McCollum2 hours ago

Says He Will Play Wednesday
Randy Arozarena2 hours ago

Being Shopped By Rays
Hayden Hurst2 hours ago

Remains Out Of Practice
Bo Bichette2 hours ago

Likely Staying Put
Demario Douglas3 hours ago

In Concussion Protocol
Noah Brown3 hours ago

Returns To Practice On Wednesday
Tank Dell3 hours ago

Missing Practice Wednesday
Emilio Pagán3 hours ago

Emilio Pagan Agrees To Two-Year Pact With Reds
Andrei Svechnikov3 hours ago

Doesn't Play Tuesday Due To Illness
Zach Hyman3 hours ago

Misses Tuesday's Game With Illness
Mark Giordano3 hours ago

To Miss Extended Time After Blocking Shot Off Hand
Jonathan Taylor3 hours ago

Undergoing Thumb Surgery Wednesday
Dougie Hamilton4 hours ago

Leaves Game Early Tuesday, Undergoing Evaluation
Kenneth Walker III4 hours ago

Unlikely To Play In Week 13?
Jacob Markstrom4 hours ago

Back At Practice Wednesday
Aaron Rodgers4 hours ago

Jets Open Practice Window For Aaron Rodgers
New England Patriots5 hours ago

Patriots Not Ready To Name Starting Quarterback
Baker Mayfield5 hours ago

Expected To Be Full-Go On Sunday
Filip Forsberg6 hours ago

Maintains Momentum With Game-Winner
Seth Jarvis6 hours ago

Continues Hot Spell With Ninth Goal
Connor McDavid6 hours ago

Notches Three Points In Tuesday's Win
Jake Oettinger6 hours ago

Posts First Shutout Of Season
Brock Boeser6 hours ago

Hits Two Goals In Tuesday's Win
Michael Carcone6 hours ago

Nets Two Goals Against Tampa Bay
Jamal Murray6 hours ago

Considered Questionable Wednesday
Kelly Olynyk7 hours ago

Questionable Wednesday
Jordan Clarkson7 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday's Action
DeSean Jackson7 hours ago

Calling It A Career
Trey Murphy7 hours ago

III Listed As Doubtful Wednesday
Jonathan Isaac7 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday
Cam Reddish7 hours ago

Likely Returning For Lakers On Wednesday
Anthony Davis7 hours ago

Probable On Wednesday
Mathew Barzal16 hours ago

Has Three-Point Night In Loss
Dylan Cease16 hours ago

Dodgers "Among Most Aggressive" Teams For Dylan Cease
Jack Hughes16 hours ago

Contributes With Three Points In Victory
Shohei Ohtani16 hours ago

Yoshinobu Yamamoto "Above All Other Options" For Giants
Akira Schmid16 hours ago

Picks Up Victory In Relief Appearance
Miami Dolphins17 hours ago

Dolphins Signing Jason Pierre-Paul
Juan Soto17 hours ago

"Almost Certain To Be Traded"
Cody Bellinger17 hours ago

Earns NL Comeback Player Of The Year Award
Liam Hendriks17 hours ago

Earns AL Comeback Player Of The Year Award
Anthony Beauvillier17 hours ago

Blackhawks Acquire Anthony Beauvillier
LeBron James19 hours ago

Uncertain For Wednesday
Draymond Green19 hours ago

Returning On Tuesday
CJ McCollum19 hours ago

Tagged As Questionable For Wednesday
Zach LaVine19 hours ago

Won't Return On Tuesday
Nikola Jokic19 hours ago

Listed As Questionable For Wednesday
Lauri Markkanen20 hours ago

To Miss Next Two Games
Keon Ellis20 hours ago

Available On Tuesday
Pat Connaughton20 hours ago

Won't Return Tuesday
Jackson Chourio22 hours ago

Brewers Discussing Deal With Top Prospect Jackson Chourio
Aaron Rodgers23 hours ago

Not Ready To Play Yet
Jake Walman23 hours ago

To Return On Wednesday
Radko Gudas23 hours ago

Out Of Commission On Tuesday
Tyler Glasnow1 day ago

Cubs In Trade Talks For Tyler Glasnow
Shane Bieber1 day ago

Cubs, Reds Looking At Shane Bieber
Jason Heyward2 days ago

Reportedly Re-Signs With Dodgers Monday
Lucas Giolito2 days ago

Dodgers Interested In Lucas Giolito This Offseason
Steven Matz2 days ago

Available Via Trade
Tyler Glasnow2 days ago

Reds Showing Interest In Tyler Glasnow
Alex Bregman2 days ago

Could Be Moved This Offseason
Dylan Cease2 days ago

Braves In Talks For Dylan Cease
Jason Heyward2 days ago

Close To Re-Signing With Dodgers
Sonny Gray2 days ago

Cardinals Finalizing Three-Year Deal
Kenta Maeda3 days ago

Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Tigers
Johan Oviedo4 days ago

To Undergo Tommy John Surgery




Brandin Cooks - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Week 13 Half-PPR FLEX Rankings for Fantasy Football: Zach Charbonnet, Jaylen Warren, Brandin Cooks, Josh Downs, more

Hey, RotoBallers! Week 13 has arrived and kicks off with the Cowboys and Seahawks on Thursday. We have two weeks left in the fantasy football regular season, and this could be the last chance managers could secure a playoff spot. It's time to set those winning lineups, and we've got you covered to make those... Read More

Pat Freiermuth - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Week 13 Half-PPR Tight End Rankings for Fantasy Football: Pat Freiermuth, Trey McBride, Taysom Hill, Gerald Everett, more

Howdy RotoBallers! The 2023 fantasy football regular season is rapidly approaching, and it may be fantasy managers' last shot for a playoff push. Week 13 could be a make-or-break week for some managers, and it will be challenging as six teams are on the bye. At RotoBaller, we are to help and guide you through... Read More

Rashee Rice - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL wr, Draft Sleepers

Week 13 Half-PPR Wide Receiver Rankings for Fantasy Football: Rashee Rice, Puka Nacua, Nico Collins, Tyler Lockett, more

RotoBallers, we are coming to the home stretch of the fantasy football regular season with just two weeks left. The player pool for Week 13 will be slim compared to other weeks, with six teams on the bye. The Giants, Vikings, Ravens, Bills, Raiders, and the Bears are off this week. There will be tough... Read More

Week 13 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Analysis: Wide Receiver, Quarterback Booms and Busts

Check out our top 2023 fantasy football Start/Sit analysis for Week 13 of the NFL season! Matt Donnelly discusses his top Start/Sit decisions at the Wide Receiver and Quarterback positions that will have an impact in Week 13. The 2023 fantasy football season is here - win big with RotoBaller in 2023! Be sure to... Read More

Zack Moss - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Week 13 Half-PPR Running Back Rankings for Fantasy Football: Zack Moss, Kyren Williams, Joe Mixon, James Conner, more

Welcome back, RotoBallers, to more fantasy football rankings. Amazingly, Week 13 is already here. There are only two weeks left in the fantasy football regular season, so it's time to set those winning lineups and make that final push for the fantasy playoffs. We are here as always to help you guide you and are... Read More

Jaguars Defense - Fantasy Football DST, Defense Streamers, Waiver Wire IDP

Week 13 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2023 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 12 is now in the books leaving the majority of fantasy leagues with only two regular-season games remaining. We also move on from another plentiful week with no byes directly into a week with six teams on bye. Playoff spots in many leagues will be decided this week, as well as playoff seeding and... Read More

Zack Moss - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Fantasy Football Matchups to Target, Avoid (Week 13) - Offensive Line Champs and Chumps

The fantasy playoffs are just around the corner and every week matters. Teams who have already locked up a playoff spot need to keep optimizing their roster to push for a championship. Teams on the cusp of earning a playoff bid need to secure crucial wins to stay alive. Finding an edge in matchups can... Read More

Tyler Higbee - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Are You For Real? Jordan Love, Rashee Rice, Tyler Higbee - Fantasy Football Outlooks

Week 12 of the NFL is behind us and it's time to look ahead to next week's action. There were some surprising performances in the 10th week of the season, but were those surprising performances a sign of things to come for players? Every week, I'll be looking at three to five NFL players whose... Read More

Kyren Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Updated Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

      Fantasy Football Rankings by NFL Position ALL - QB - RB - WR - TE - DEF Above you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for your 2023 fantasy football leagues. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's fantasy football rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Fantasy Football... Read More

Zach Charbonnet - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL DFS and Betting Picks

Sleeper.com NFL DFS Prop Picks - Over/Under Props for Week 13 Thursday Night Football

Welcome to our Sleeper NFL DFS prop picks for Week 13 Thursday Night Football: Seahawks vs. Cowboys. Each week we’ll highlight three top props for Thursday’s game and track how our picks do over time.  Sleeper offers some of the best and easiest-to-win NFL DFS games in the industry. Sleeper DFS works just like regular... Read More

Pat Freiermuth - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 13

12 weeks down, just a couple more weeks to go until the fantasy football playoffs. Your league's trade deadline may have passed, but it's still important to understand key risers and fallers to see who you may want to start and sit in the coming weeks based on new information. In this weekly column, we'll... Read More

Jonathan Taylor - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Fantasy Football Injury Reports For NFL RBs: Week 13 Updates for Jonathan Taylor, Kenneth Walker III, De'Von Achane, Rico Dowdle

Below you will find our fantasy football injuries report for running backs in Week 13, as of November 29. The injury statuses for various NFL running backs are up in the air for Week 13, including Jonathan Taylor, Kenneth Walker III, De'Von Achane, and Rico Dowdle. As the fantasy football season continues, every decision, transaction,... Read More

Chris Olave - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Injury Reports for NFL WRs: Week 13 Updates for Chris Olave, Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, Amari Cooper, and Demario Douglas

Week 12 was a rough week for fantasy managers. Not only did Justin Jefferson not get clearance to return, but neither did Tee Higgins. There were also several receivers who got knocked out of their respective contests to leave fantasy managers hanging. There are six teams on bye this week. The Ravens, Bills, Vikings, Giants,... Read More