Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2024

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2023

As you prepare for 2023-24 fantasy basketball drafts, I provide a comprehensive listing of the top 150 players overall, which has been updated following the Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday trades. My ranks can help you make good decisions early in the draft and also pinpoint depth and value plays.

Rankings are based on Rotisserie category scoring but are also heavily applicable to points leagues. Of course, many players qualify for more than one position, so keep that in mind when reviewing the overall rankings.

Since some of the best players available have durability concerns, selecting solid streaming and fill-in types becomes important as the draft progresses.

Fantasy rankings are current as of Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. ET.

Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2024

Nikola JokićDENC
Joel EmbiidPHIC
Luka DončićDALPG
Tyrese HaliburtonINDPG,SG
Jayson TatumBOSSF,PF
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderOKCPG,SG
Stephen CurryGSWPG,SG
Damian LillardMILPG
Kevin DurantPHXSF,PF
Giannis AntetokounmpoMILPF,C
Anthony DavisLALPF,C
Donovan MitchellCLEPG,SG
Domantas SabonisSACPF,C
Anthony EdwardsMINSG,SF
Kyrie IrvingDALPG,SG
Jaren Jackson Jr.MEMPF,C
Devin BookerPHXSF,SG
Trae YoungATLPG
Mikal BridgesBKNSG,SF
James HardenPHIPG,SG
Desmond BaneMEMSF,SG
Karl-Anthony TownsMINC,PF
Jimmy ButlerMIAPF,SF
Lauri MarkkanenUTAPF,SF
Pascal SiakamTORPF,C
LeBron JamesLALPF,SF
Bam AdebayoMIAC
Fred VanVleetHOUPG
Dejounte MurrayATLPG,SG
Victor WembanyamaSASC,PF
Jrue HolidayBOSPG,SG
Kawhi LeonardLACSF,SG
Paul GeorgeLACSF,PF,SG
Jalen BrunsonNYKPG
Darius GarlandCLEPG
Nikola VučevićCHIC
Evan MobleyCLEC,PF
Jamal MurrayDENPG,SG
Cade CunninghamDETPG,SG
De'Aaron FoxSACPG
Kristaps PorziņģisBOSPF,C
Nic ClaxtonBKNC
Myles TurnerINDC
Jaylen BrownBOSSG,SF
Walker KesslerUTAC
Jordan PooleWASPG,SG
Julius RandleNYKPF
Deandre AytonPORC
Alperen ŞengünHOUC
Jarrett AllenCLEC
Brandon IngramNOPPF,SF,SG
Scottie BarnesTORSF,PF
Zion WilliamsonNOPC,PF
Paolo BancheroORLPF,SF
Chet HolmgrenOKCC,PF
Bradley BealPHXPG,SG
Kyle KuzmaWASSF,PF
Brook LopezMILC
Jerami GrantPORPF
Cameron JohnsonBKNSF,PF
Buddy HieldINDSG,SF
Franz WagnerORLPF,SF,SG
Daniel GaffordWASC,PF
Jalen WilliamsOKCPF,SF,SG
Tyrese MaxeyPHIPG,SG
Rudy GobertMINC
Michael Porter Jr.DENSF
Ja MorantMEMPG
Khris MiddletonMILPF,SF
Chris PaulGSWPG
Anfernee SimonsPORPG,SG
Tyus JonesWASPG
Terry RozierCHAPG,SG
Derrick WhiteBOSPG,SG
Tobias HarrisPHISF,PF
Jakob PoeltlTORC
Klay ThompsonGSWSG,SF
Devin VassellSASSG,SF
Miles BridgesCHASF,PF
Keegan MurraySACPF,SF
Tyler HerroMIAPG,SG
Andrew WigginsGSWPF,SF
Jusuf NurkićPHXC
Austin ReavesLALSF,SG
John CollinsUTAPF
Markelle FultzORLPG,SG
Marcus SmartMEMPG,SG
Onyeka OkongwuATLC
Robert Williams IIIPORC
D'Angelo RussellLALPG,SG
Jabari Smith Jr.HOUC,PF
Draymond GreenGSWPF,C
Jonas ValančiūnasNOPC
Clint CapelaATLC
Scoot HendersonPORPG
Deni AvdijaWASPF,SF
Mark WilliamsCHAC
Wendell Carter Jr.ORLC
Spencer DinwiddieBKNPG,SG
Jalen GreenHOUPG,SG
Ben SimmonsBKNPF,PG,SG
Bruce Brown Jr.INDPG,SF,SG
Keldon JohnsonSASSF,SG
Aaron GordonDENPF
Mitchell RobinsonNYKC
Zach CollinsSASPF,C
Jalen DurenDETC
Malcolm BrogdonPORPG,SG
Jaden McDanielsMINPF,SF
Ivica ZubacLACC
Tre JonesSASPG
Obi ToppinINDPF
De'Anthony MeltonPHIPG,SG
Kevin HuerterSACSG,SF
Jaden IveyDETPG,SG
Bennedict MathurinINDSF,SG
Jarace WalkerINDPF
Gary Trent Jr.TORPG,SG
Russell WestbrookLACPG
Matisse ThybullePORSG,SF
Shaedon SharpePORSF,SG
De'Andre HunterATLSF,PF
Isaiah StewartDETPF,C
Bobby Portis Jr.MILPF,C
Harrison BarnesSACSF,PF
Jordan ClarksonUTAPG,SG
Dillon BrooksHOUSG,SF
Mike ConleyMINPG
Dennis SchröderTORPG
Kevon LooneyGSWPF,C
Immanuel QuickleyNYKPG,SG
Amen ThompsonHOUSF,SG
Grant WilliamsDALPF
Caleb MartinMIASF,SG
Steven AdamsMEMC
Tari EasonHOUPF,SF
Bojan BogdanovićDETPF,SF,SG
P.J. WashingtonCHAPF
Saddiq BeyATLPF,SF
Norman PowellLACSG,SF

Fantasy Basketball PG Ranking Tips

The biggest decision early on might be to decide between Luka Dončić and Tyrese Haliburton, and you can’t go wrong either way. However, if Dončić can play nearly a full season, he should be a surefire top-three player overall.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a terrific all-around fantasy basketball option who is great for free throw opportunities and percentages, and he added 112 steals and 65 blocked shots last season.

Stephen Curry will miss some games at age 35, but he’s still very worthy of the first-rounder, and Lillard gets a slight bump inside the top 10 overall after the trade, as it’ll be enjoyable to watch him feed assists to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

LaMelo Ball received a five-year extension from the Hornets, so draft him with much confidence as a top player at PG, and Trae Young remains a proven fantasy standout.

Once the James Harden situation is settled, he can still get in the range of 20 points and 10 assists per game even though his very best years are behind him.

Fred VanVleet could see a slight downgrade in production in Houston, but he’s still a solid floor pick at the position. Jalen Brunson authored a major success story in New York by averaging 24.0 points per game, a huge jump from his Dallas days.

You can look forward to a mostly full season from Cade Cunningham, so forget the 12 games played last year and get on board for about 18 points and six assists per game.

I am also eyeing NBA ROTY candidate Scoot Henderson for some quality returns after the Lillard trade.

Fantasy Basketball SG Ranking Tips

Donovan Mitchell made the most of a trade to Cleveland and is an ultra-solid second-rounder, and if Kyrie Irving can stay active for a full campaign, he’ll pay off nicely. Anthony Edwards is a great pick for more possible upside, but Irving could be the slightly better choice.

The significant changes in Phoenix shouldn’t adversely affect Devin Booker in any major ways, and he’ll still be an elite shooting guard option. Mikal Bridges shot to true stardom when he was sent to Brooklyn, and you can expect point-per-game totals in the range of the 26.1 he notched with the Nets last season.

Desmond Bane will surge early while Ja Morant is out, and Dejounte Murray is a prolific fantasy producer in multiple categories. I must rank Paul George where he should be drafted if you want him, but he won’t be on any of my rosters — I don’t want any part of the elevated injury concerns.

You know what’s coming from Zach LaVine, as he’s one of the purest scorers at the position. Jordan Poole should also see a good boost in production with the move to Washington.

We also haven’t seen the best of the exciting Tyrese Maxey yet, and he could even be in the running for the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

I have always been a fan of Terry Rozier as a fantasy player, but the availability of Charlotte stars who missed a lot of time last season could hurt his production. Austin Reaves impressed me and many others in the playoffs, and he might be an actual value just inside my top 100 overall.

Fantasy Basketball SF Ranking Tips

Jayson Tatum is so reliable in terms of availability, and I certainly want him as a top-five pick. Lillard not landing in Miami keeps Butler entrenched at his lofty spot, and Lauri Markkanen earned his place in a similar tier with his impressive breakout season in 2022-23.

While it’s tempting to ride with LeBron James again, the consistent missed time is going to be frustrating and something I’ll look to steer clear of. If you want to go with James, I have him ranked where he must be taken, but my true preference is to possibly end up with DeMar DeRozan instead.

Zion Williamson won’t help the Brandon Ingram outlook when available, and if Ingram is drafted ahead of your slot, taking Josh Giddey can prove to be a welcome alternative selection. He’s an upside target for those who don’t move on the top-shelf players at small forward.

Franz Wagner provides mostly solid all-around production and might be undervalued by some fantasy players. Cameron Johnson flashed much scoring potential last season and offered 1.2 steals per game.

Buddy Hield is a fun guy to roster — he’s the kind of player you want to watch fire from three-point range while he helps your team in that regard. See where Hield places among NBA Sixth Man of the Year award contenders.

The Lillard deal caused me to knock Khris Middleton down several pegs, and I won’t be excited to land Tobias Harris, who is erratic for fantasy purposes.

Fantasy Basketball PF Ranking Tips

Kevin Durant can be a league-winning pick if you take the chance on him early and get something close to an entire season of availability.

Antetokounmpo is going to be highly motivated, and while the free-throw woes are the glaring issue that you’d be taking on, we can’t ask for true perfection from the top two power forwards.

Karl-Anthony Towns is another top-level guy with concerns (injuries, team context), but I do like a big man who pops so well from the outside despite his teammates possibly cutting into his overall production. Pascal Siakam is also a viable pick for fantasy peace of mind if you pass on other stars.

Victor Wembanyama has so much versatility in his game that it’ll be worth dealing with any early-season inconsistency. Evan Mobley might get better in his third season, and I’m expecting the NBA DPOY candidate to deliver more outright impressive performances in 2023-24.

Julius Randle frequently gets into a good rhythm from deep and can register many double-doubles, so I’ll attempt to make up for any perceived flaws elsewhere on the roster when drafting him.

Paolo Banchero may only improve in several areas this season, and because I often gravitate to shot blockers, Chet Holmgren is certainly on the radar.

I’m a big backer of Kyle Kuzma in his draft range, as he has found a comfortable home for consistent quality scoring and rebounding production in Washington. Obi Toppin, who can run the floor well and shoot adequately from deep, could be a value type with an expanded role in Indiana.

Fantasy Basketball C Ranking Tips

Nikola Jokić is the No. 1 player in fantasy basketball. His averages for points, rebounds, and assists are extraordinary, and he’ll pitch in with over a steal per game.

Joel Embiid is a lock to finish among the best players in fantasy hoops, making it worth dealing with any potential missed time.

Anthony Davis and Kristaps Porziņģis are two guys I tend to pass on for players at other positions when they’re on the board, but I have them ranked appropriately for those who want to target either.

While missed games are a fact of fantasy basketball life, by now you should have gathered that there are a few players at every position who set off louder health alarms than others for me.

Domantas Sabonis is a center that I hate facing in points leagues, and I intend to target him in any format for his fine output in scoring, assists, and rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is another big who gets strong consideration due to his emphasis on blocks.

Walker Kessler was a rookie revelation for Utah last season and is a prime target for blocks if you wait a bit longer to draft your first center. Deandre Ayton moved back up in my rankings after he was traded to Portland, where he should settle in nicely for points, rebounds, and blocks.

Alperen Şengün could prove to be a value type with increasing upside this season. Daniel Gafford is another guy in Washington who looks enticing for fantasy purposes, and the best may be yet to come from him statistically.


Scott Engel

Scott Engel is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously he was at and The Athletic. His work is also featured at RotoBaller and on Scott is a host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Scott is a four-time FSWA award winner and a 13-time finalist. He was an Associate Editor and featured writer at and his career began at CBS SportsLine, where he was a Senior Writer and Managing Editor. Scott was the Managing Director at RotoExperts.

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