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Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings for 2014-15

Trying to configure dynasty rankings is one of the hardest things to do in fantasy sport, but especially in basketball, where there are so many different factors in play: The age of a player, their all around production, injury history, and whether a fantasy owner is building for the future or trying to win this season is all something I took into consideration when making this list. These rankings are based on an eight category (FG%,FT%, 3PM, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks) rotisserie scoring format because they take everything into account and can be used for head-to-head category and points leagues as well. Also, I tried to add a note for each player so you could get a better sense of what I was thinking when ranking a player at a certain spot. Below the rankings are some players I left off the list and the reason why.

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  1. Kevin Durant (25)- Best player in the NBA and still hasn't reached his prime. No Brainer!

  2. Anthony Davis (20)- The sky is limit for A.D. as he averaged 20/10/2.8 blocks per game in ‘14 and is only 20. Only player that could overtake Durant for #1 overall.

  3. Stephen Curry (25)- Elite in points/assists/FTM/3PM and has 78 games played in each of the past two seasons.

  4. Blake Griffin (24)- Keeps getting better, scoring will only improve, missed a total of four games in the last four seasons COMBINED. High assists numbers for a power forward as well.

  5. Kevin Love (25)- Stats will take a hit this season, but still an elite talent. Doesn't’t help that he’s suffered injuries that have caused him to miss a lot of games throughout his career.

  6. LeBron James (29)- Still amazing, but no longer the "Alpha Dog" on his team. Will be declining in his career when every player around him in the rankings will be in their prime.

  7. DeMarcus Cousins (23)- Still going too vastly improve and will be amazing in one to two years.

  8. James Harden(24)- Elite in points/3PM/FTM and still has room to improve at 24

  9. Russell Westbrook (25)- Most athletic PG in the NBA, does it all, and is durable.

  10. John Wall (23)- Career average 8.3 assist/1.6 steals. Scoring will only get better with age. Finished first overall with 721 assists last season.

  11. Chris Paul (28)- Best in Assists/Steals per game, but durability is HUGE concern with him.

  12. Carmelo Anthony (29)- Will always put up huge points per game and contribute in FTM/3PM/rebounds as well.

  13. Damian Lillard (23)- Averaged 20 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.7 3PM in only his second NBA season.

  14. Andre Drummond (20)- 13 points/rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season. Oh, and he's only 20 years old!

  15. Dwight Howard (28)- Will have a much better season in his second season with the Rockets. Free throw percentage hurts, but points/FG%/rebounds/blocks are all really good.

  16. Serge Ibaka (24)- Scoring will never be great and only elite in Blocks. Still has room to improve though.

  17. LaMarcus Aldridge (28)- Always seems to get hurt near the end of the season, but one of the best PF’s in the league.

  18. Kyrie Irving (21)- Has never played an entire NBA season & points/assists will decrease this season and beyond. One of the best point guards in the league and is still very young.

  19. Al Jefferson (29)- Consistent top 15 player that would be higher if not for age.

  20. DeMar DeRozanDeMar DeRozan (24)- Star in the making. Could average 25 points & five rebounds/assist per game this season and beyond.

  21. Al Horford (27)- Has missed significant time in the two of the past three seasons. Numbers are close to elite when he does play. This could be too high for him though.

  22. Greg Monroe (23)- Will be awesome with an improved shot. Managed nine rebounds per game despite playing next to Drummond.

  23. Michael Carter-Williams (22)- He was one of only two players (LeBron was the other) in the NBA to average six rebounds/assists per game last season and still scored 16 points with 1.9 steals per game. Should have a better season in year two and beyond.

  24. Goran Dragic (28)- Is in his prime,but will be hard to repeat his 20.3 PPG (previous career high was 14.7).

  25. Kyle Lowry (27)- Quality all around, produces in almost every category.

  26. Derrick Rose (25)- Biggest risk on the list. Was brutal last season when he was healthy, and could get hurt again. Not even sure he should be this high, but his talent is great if he returns to 100%.

  27. Bradley Beal (20)- Star in the making. Will produce in points/3PM/Ast and will be a top 3 SG in the league sooner rather than later.

  28. Rajon Rondo (27)- Looks to be 100% healthy. Elite in Assist/steals.

  29. Ty Lawson (26)- More flaws than people think and his 8.8 assists per game in 2013-14 should decrease, as he never averaged more than 6.9 in previous seasons.

  30. DeAndre Jordan (25)- Doesn't’t score a lot of points, but Rebounds/Blocks/ are elite.

  31. Nicolas Batum (25)- Love his all around game, but his points scored per game will never be high.

  32. Mike Conley (26)- Consistent, points per game keeps increasing, usually elite in steals/FT% as well.

  33. Monta Ellis (28)- Scores, produces assists, doesn't miss time. Love this guy(no homo).

  34. Nikola Vucevic (23)- Very underrated. Averaged 14/11 last season and is still extremely young.

  35. Thaddeus Young (25)- Was second in the NBA with 167 steals last season. Will be a lot better now that he’s on a team that is actually trying to win.

  36. Eric Bledsoe (24)- His stats are great, but hasn’t been able to stay healthy for an entire season. Also, still uncertainty with what team he’s going to play for this season. So much risk and upside with Bledsore.

  37. Gordon Hayward (23)- Averaged 16 points, five rebounds/assists per game last season and his scoring should increase as his shooting gets better. Great all around player.

  38. Paul Millsap (28)- Solid PF that does a lot of things great, but nothing elite.

  39. Chris Bosh (29)- This is a make or break season Bosh, can he return to producing like the number one option for a team again? If so, will be a top 20 player in fantasy.

  40. Rudy Gay (27)- Scores and rebounds. enough said.

  41. Chandler Parsons(25)- Dude does it all, will see more shots in Dallas and is going to be their franchise player when Dirk retires.

  42. Kenneth Faried (24)- Think this is too low for a player that has a very good chance to average 17 plus points and double digit rebounds. Just has to prove he can do it for an entire season before getting moved up.

  43. Klay Thompson (23)- The points and 3PM are great, but contributes very little in rebounds/assists/steals per game. Too many empty categories to be ranked higher.

  44. Jeff Teague (25)- Scores and produces a high volume of assists and steals.

  45. Kemba Walker (23)- If his FG% can increase then so will his value. Assists will always be there.

  46. Joakim NoahJoakim Noah(28)- Does little in the points category, assists will decrease by a lot, and is always playing through injuries. Older he gets, harder it is to play through injuries.

  47. Brook Lopez (25)- Rebounds have never been high, excels in points and blocks, but has also missed two out of the past three seasons with injuries so that is a major red flag.

  48. Derrick Favors (22)- Did not do as well people hoped last season, but is the future of the Jazz and his all around stats will increase.

  49. Lance Stephenson(23)- Love is value in all leagues as he’s a cheaper version of Batum, that puts up almost the same exact stats as Batum. Would be higher if he didn't have a screw loose in his head.

  50. David Lee (30)- One of the most consistent 19 points and eight plus rebounds per game players in the league.

Players that just missed the top 50:

There are a lot of great, young point guards in this league and these were the main ones left off the list:

Jrue Holiday, Brandon Knight, Victor Oladipo, Ricky Rubio, Isaiah ThomasBrandon Jennings

Hard to rank Paul George in the top 50 knowing he's going to miss the entire season and can't guarantee he's going to comeback as his former self. Better pick for owners playing for the future and not for this season.

Marc Gasol- Isn't a young Spaniard anymore (29) and doesn't do anything great in fantasy. Yes, is an all around good fantasy producer, but is nowhere close to elite in any category.

Zach Randolph- So underrated its almost lunacy, but he's 32 years old and will always fall in drafts.

Giannis Antetokounmpo- The hype is there for this young buck that can play multiple positions and is almost seven feet tall, while still growing. Has a great chance to be in the top 50 next season, but didn't do enough last season to make it into the top 50 this year. Also, has a lot of areas that need improvement in his game.

The veterans listed below are all great players, but are no longer in the prime of their careers. Will be ranked a lot higher in redraft leagues: Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng

Kawhi Leonard- Does not rank top 100 in points, assists, three pointers made, or free throw attempts and not top 60 in rebounds on a per game basis. That is the only argument I need, but if still not convinced, then checkout the article I wrote about him.

That is it for now. Feel free too comment below or get at me on twitter @DaTrueGuru, as I know there is going to be plenty of thoughts, good and bad, about these rankings. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and discussing these rankings as the NBA season gets closer. Will put out a rookie only rankings soon, so be on the lookout for that. 



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