NBA Draft Fantasy Preview: Prospects to Target, Stash, and Avoid This Season

NBA Draft Fantasy Preview: Prospects to Target, Stash, and Avoid This Season

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Whether we're talking about stashes in dynasty leagues or rookies who could make a positive contribution in redraft leagues, this is not shaping up to be a notably great fantasy draft class. 

The players who will go in the 10-to-25 range are as good as they are in a normal year, but the guys projected near the top are much worse than the typical player selected in those slots. There are players with fairly high ceilings who are unlikely to approach those ceilings and there are players with fairly high floors and unexciting, realistic ceilings – those are the two types of players who will come off the board in the first half of the lottery.

Look no further than the fact that the Warriors are reportedly valuing their top-three protected 2021 first-round pick from the Timberwolves over the No. 2 overall pick in this draft. The one thing this class does have, though, is solid depth throughout.

For the sake of clearly distinguishing which type of player each prospect is, I have divided my favorite prospects for dynasty leagues into four NBA player types.

Primary Ball Handlers

These are the only two prospects in this class who will be developed as their team's primary ball handler. The offense will be tailored to their strengths and weaknesses, and they will be given an opportunity to develop into efficient pick-n-roll ball handlers who can shoot off the dribble and make their teammates better in transition and in the halfcourt. 

LaMelo Ball

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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