Read below for our preseason roto-league rankings. LeBron James is in L.A. Gordon Hayward is back to 100 percent for Boston. Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor. DeMar DeRozan is a Spur. Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic knee surgery and could miss the early part of the season. And who could forget, DeMarcus Cousins is returning from a torn Achilles as a member of, you guessed it, the Golden State Warriors. Play Fantasy Basketball For Free
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We're not lacking for storylines as we get set for another great season of fantasy hoops. To make it even more compelling, we have a number of rookies who have a real chance to make an immediate impact and play a huge role in the fantasy landscape.
There's No. 1 overall pick
Deandre Ayton in Phoenix, who shined at times during the Las Vegas summer league. There's international sensation Luka Doncic (No. 3 overall) in Dallas, who future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is already raving about. There's college star Trae Young (No. 5 overall), who will play a key part in Atlanta's rebuilding efforts.
And then there are others -- Sacramento's
Marvin Bagley III (No. 2 overall) and Memphis' Jaren Jackson Jr. (No. 4 overall) -- who figure to see big minutes right out of the gate, while Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. and New York's Kevin Knox both shined in summer league and look like difference-makers.
With all the player movement and changes around the league, fantasy drafts will take on a different look this season.
So which players are on the rise heading into the 2018-19 campaign? Who has seen their fantasy values fall for one reason or another? Where are all the promising rookies positioned to be selected in fantasy drafts?
Here is my top-150 ranking for leagues that use eight-category (points, 3s, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw percentage)
rotisserie (roto) scoring systems.
Top 150 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Roto scoring
Rank/Player, Position(s) Team PosRank 1. Anthony Davis, PF/C NO PF1 2. James Harden, SG/PG HOU SG1 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/SF MIL PF2 4. Russell Westbrook, PG OKC PG1 5. Karl-Anthony Towns, C MIN C1 6. LeBron James, SF/PF LAL SF1 7. Kevin Durant, SF/PF GS SF2 8. Stephen Curry, PG GS PG2 9. Nikola Jokic, C DEN C2 10. Joel Embiid, C PHI C3 11. Damian Lillard, PG POR PG3 12. Kawhi Leonard, SF TOR SF3 13. Victor Oladipo, SG IND SG2 14. Jrue Holiday, PG/SG NO PG4 15. Paul George, SF OKC SF4 16. Chris Paul, PG HOU PG5 17. John Wall, PG WAS PG6 18. Ben Simmons, PG/SF PHI PG7 19. Kemba Walker, PG CHA PG8 20. Kevin Love, PF/C CLE PF3 21. Rudy Gobert, C UTA C4 22. Andre Drummond, C DET C5 23. Jimmy Butler, SG/SF MIN SG3 24. Devin Booker, SG PHO SG4 25. Draymond Green, PF/C GS PF4 26. Kyrie Irving, PG BOS PG9 27. Bradley Beal, SG WAS SG5 28. Kyle Lowry, PG TOR PG10 29. Klay Thompson, SG GS SG6 30. Khris Middleton, SF MIL SF5 31. Donovan Mitchell, SG UTA SG7 32. Eric Bledsoe, PG MIL PG11 33. Blake Griffin, PF DET PF5 34. LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C SA PF6 35. DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF SA SG8 36. Nikola Vucevic, C ORL C6 37. Marc Gasol, C MEM C7 38. CJ McCollum, SG POR SG9 39. Gordon Hayward, SF/SG BOS SF6 40. Lou Williams, SG LAC SG10 41. Otto Porter Jr., SF WAS SF7 42. Tobias Harris, PF LAC PF7 43. DeMarcus Cousins, C GS C8 44. Al Horford, C BOS C9 45. Clint Capela, C HOU C10 46. Dario Saric, PF PHI PF8 47. Myles Turner, C IND C11 48. Dwight Howard, C WAS C12 49. Deandre Ayton, C PHO C13 50. DeAndre Jordan, C DAL C14 51. Jayson Tatum, SF/PF BOS SF8 52. Jeff Teague, PG MIN PG12 53. Jamal Murray, PG DEN PG13 54. Will Barton, SF/SG DEN SF9 55. Mike Conley, PG MEM PG14 56. Gary Harris, SG DEN SG11 57. Joe Ingles, SF UTA SF10 58. Luka Doncic, SG DAL SG12 59. Enes Kanter, C NY C15 60. Lonzo Ball, PG LAL PG15 61. Julius Randle, PF/C NO PF9 62. Aaron Gordon, PF Orl PF10 63. Steven Adams, C OKC C16 64. Paul Millsap, PF DEN PF11 65. Kris Dunn, PG CHI PG16 66. Robert Covington, SF PHI SF11 67. Harrison Barnes, PF/SF DAL PF12 68. Eric Gordon, SG HOU SG13 69. Evan Fournier, SG ORL SG14 70. Trae Young, PG ATL PG17 71. Dennis Schroder, PG OKC PG18 72. Ricky Rubio, PG UTA PG19 73. Hassan Whiteside, C MIA C17 74. Nicolas Batum, SG CHA SG15 75. Taurean Prince, SF ATL SF12 76. Josh Richardson, SF MIA SF13 77. Zach LaVine, SG CHI SG16 78. D'Angelo Russell, PG BKN PG20 79. Jusuf Nurkic, C POR C18 80. Jaylen Brown, SG BOS SG17 81. Goran Dragic, PG MIA PG21 82. Nikola Mirotic, PF NO PF13 83. Lauri Markkanen, PF CHI PF14 84. Isaiah Thomas, PG DEN PG22 85. Tyreke Evans, SG IND SG18 86. Rajon Rondo, PG LAL PG23 87. Elfrid Payton, PG NO PG24 88. TJ Warren, SF PHO SF14 89. Jonas Valanciunas, C TOR C19 90. Tim Hardaway Jr., SG/SF NY SG19 91. Jabari Parker, PF CHI PF15 92. Taj Gibson, PF MIN PF16 93. Dennis Smith Jr., PG DAL PG25 94. Markelle Fultz, PG PHI PG26 95. Kent Bazemore, SG/SF ATL SG20 96. Markieff Morris, PF WAS PF17 97. John Collins, PF ATL PF18 98. Kyle Kuzma, PF/SF LAL PF19 99. De'Aaron Fox, PG SAC PG27 100. Kelly Olynyk, C MIA C20 101. Marcus Smart, SG/PG BOS SG21 102. Josh Jackson, SF PHO SF15 103. Kelly Oubre Jr., SF WAS SF16 104. Brandon Ingram, SF LAL SF17 105. Kristaps Porzingis, PF NY PF20 106. Brook Lopez, C MIL C21 107. Derrick Favors, PF/C UTA PF21 108. Reggie Jackson, PG DET PG28 109. Marcin Gortat, C LAC C22 110. Dewayne Dedmon, C ATL C23 111. Serge Ibaka, PF TOR PF22 112. Kevin Knox, SF NY SF18 113. Darren Collison, PG IND PG29 114. Carmelo Anthony, PF/SF HOU PF23 115. Thaddeus Young, PF IND PF24 116. Danilo Gallinari, SF/PF LAC SF19 117. Bogdan Bogdanovic, SF/SG SAC SF20 118. Jaren Jackson Jr., PF MEM PF25 119. Terry Rozier, PG BOS PG30 120. Wendell Carter Jr., PF CHI PF26 121. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF BKN SF21 122. Pau Gasol, C SA C24 123. Avery Bradley, SG LAC SG22 124. Zach Randolph, PF SAC PF27 125. Andrew Wiggins, SF/SG MIN SF22 126. Bojan Bogdanovic, SF IND SF23 127. Bobby Portis, PF CHI PF28 128. Marvin Williams, PF CHA PF29 129. James Johnson, PF MIA PF30 130. Patrick Beverley, PG LAC PG31 131. Malcolm Brogdon, SG/PG MIL SG23 132. DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF BKN SF24 133. Willie Cauley-Stein, C SAC C25 134. Wilson Chandler, SF/PF PHI SF25 135. Spencer Dinwiddie, PG BKN PG32 136. Marvin Bagley III, PF SAC PF31 137. JaMychal Green, PF MEM PF32 138. JJ Redick, SG PHI SG24 139. Dirk Nowitzki, PF/C DAL PF33 140. Larry Nance Jr., PF CLE PF34 141. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG LAL SG25 142. Jarrett Allen, C BKN C26 143. Collin Sexton, PG CLE PG33 144. Trevor Ariza, SF PHO SF26 145. Allen Crabbe, SG/SF BKN SG26 146. Domantas Sabonis, PF/C IND PF35 147. Al-Farouq Aminu, PF POR PF36 148. Buddy Hield, SG SAC SG27 149. Montrezl Harrell, C/PF LAC C27 150. Austin Rivers, SG WAS SG28