NBA Draft: Which Rookies to Target, Stash and Avoid

NBA Draft: Which Rookies to Target, Stash and Avoid

This article is part of our NBA Draft series.

With the long-awaited 2020 NBA Draft now in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at which players could make an immediate impact.

Looking through a fantasy lens, here are the rookies to consider targeting in re-draft leagues, as well as some to consider for dynasty formats:

Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves

Unlike most No. 1 overall picks, Edwards isn't walking into a situation where the cupboard is bare and he'll be one of the clear go-to guys. Edwards still projects as a starter – even after the Wolves acquired Ricky Rubio during the draft – but he may have to play slightly out of position. With Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, Edwards is unlikely to have a big-time statistical season as a rookie. The Georgia product may be worth a flyer in deeper leagues, but as of now he holds much more value in dynasty formats.

James Wiseman, Warriors

Unfortunately, most of the Warriors-related attention on draft night was focused on Klay Thompson, who sustained what may be a serious injury during a workout Wednesday afternoon. Wiseman walks into an extremely unique situation as a No. 2 pick for a team with title aspirations. Thompson's injury could change the Warriors' course a bit, but Wiseman should be positioned to, at the very least, compete for a starting spot. While for the first time in his life he won't be the focal point, Wiseman should play a large enough

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