• Rookie ranks for dynasty can be a bit misleading, as your team construction and timeline may heavily influence which players have the highest value. With that disclaimer put out, these ranks are put together with a bird’s-eye view of overall fantasy production grouped in tiers.

    Within each tier, there are players that are “safer” bets that fit more of the higher floor/lower ceiling model, and there are players equally valued within the tier that have a much more uncertain outcome, but could have a significantly higher ceiling. My personal preference is generally to over-rate the sure thing type of guys, and under-rate the boom/bust type guys. Where those distinctions exist within a tier, I try to call that out in the comments so that you can adjust your evaluation of those players to suit your needs/preference as well.

    Beyond the ranks below, I’m going to keep a running list of guys I’m particularly high on relative to their draft position, and jot a few notes down on what I see throughout Summer League.

    That List:

    Brandon Clarke, Grizzlies (Pick 21)

    Bruno Fernando, Hawks (Pick 34)

    Grant Williams, Celtics (Pick 22)

    Nicolas Claxton, Nets (Pick 31)

    Shamorie Ponds, Rockets (Undrafted)

    John Konchar, Grizzlies (Undrafted)

    These ranks will be adjusted again following Summer League.

    Last Updated: July 3, 2019

     

Fantasy News

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday with a left knee contusion.

    He was ruled out early for Monday's game, so this questionable status is line with his injury. Expect the Clippers to take it slow with Kawhi, especially since they now have Paul George back to help them win games.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (right ankle) is probable to play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Smart expressed post-game that he believed he can play through his sprained ankle. He's tough as nails and it's no surprise that a day of rest might just do the trick. He's been a top-50 play since Gordon Hayward (hand) went down, so it's nice to see him likely take the court.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (illness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Curry been roughly a top-200/220 player in 9/8 cat leagues this year in 21.5 mpg. If Curry can't play on Wednesday, Delon Wright may be inserted back into the starting lineup against a Warriors team that ranks dead last in defensive rating and 28th in opponents ppg.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Wiggins joins Josh Okogie (questionable) and Jake Layman (doubtful) on the injury report in what could be a depleted wing rotation for the Wolves. In the event that all three can't go, Jarrett Culver would see as much time as he can handle.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Napier will miss his ninth consecutive contest on Wednesday. He can be dropped while his injury situation remains murky.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left foot soreness) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Jazz.

    There is buzz that Layman's injury is to his toe and that it is not expected to be a long term injury. Nevertheless, he is looking iffy at best for Wednesday. Jarrett Culver may be a busy man if Josh Okogie (questionable) and Andrew Wiggins (questionable) also can't go.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie (left knee soreness) is questionable to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

    With Okogie and Andrew Wiggins (illness) questionable, and Jake Layman (foot) doubtful, Jarrett Culver may be thrust into extended minutes. This is a situation to monitor.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (nose) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Daniel Gafford will continue to see extra minutes in Kornet's absence and made the most of on Monday by scoring 21 points in 20 minutes. Kornet can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower left back spasms) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.

    It will once again be Jaxson Hayes and Nicolo Melli getting all the run that they can handle in a depleted frontcourt. Hayes is coming off a 10 point, 10 rebound and three block performance and is a cheap DFS target on Tuesday's small slate. With Derrick Favors health an uncertainty Hayes also makes for a target in season long leagues.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball (right adductor strain) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Blazers.

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been red-hot the last two games and stands to benefit, along with a returning Frank Jackson.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter