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Hashtag Basketball Releases Dynasty Top 200 Ranks

Hashtag Basketball released their top 200 dynasty ranks update on February 3rd. It’s free and you should absolutely check them out.

Where do we disagree? Here’s the list of players where we have a 40 + spot difference. First the players I was higher on.

Name His Rank My Rank Difference
Jabari Parker 108 63 -45
Dewayne Dedmon 182 136 -46
Jordan Bell 103 52 -51
Jarrett Allen 150 98 -52
Trevor Ariza 170 118 -52
Marquese Chriss 107 54 -53
Seth Curry 157 104 -53
Jonathan Isaac 93 39 -54
Kyle Anderson 173 115 -58
Tyus Jones 188 128 -60
Nikola Mirotic 121 55 -66
Justise Winslow 175 109 -66
O.G. Anunoby 155 87 -68
Thon Maker 172 89 -83
Dragan Bender 181 90 -91

I think my rank of Jarrett Allen and Nikola Mirotic looks favorable in light of their last week of production / trades out Chicago. I can’t knock anyone who is “over” Winslow, but I still think it’s too soon to basically completely give up on Bender and Maker given their ages. Tyus Jones is increasingly outplaying Jeff Teague and he’s a year away from restricted free agency. He’s increased his true shooting percentage significantly and retained his usual Rubio-ian assist and steal rate. ESPN RPM really likes him. I won’t knock anyone that wants to bail on Ariza before it’s too late, especially after last year’s second half fade. Kyle Anderson has been too good to have in the back of a top 200 in my opinion… he’s a top 75 player as of this writing without the benefit of starter minutes. He’s about to get paid coming off a career year in which he’s upped his true shooting percentage to 58% with his typical sweet real life and fantasy defensive contributions and helped the Spurs to win a lot of games without their best player. Eventually he’ll make some threes… right?

Here’s where Hashtag Basketball had players higher than I do.

Name His Rank My Rank Difference
Will Barton 92 168 76
Jordan Clarkson 128 Not Ranked 72
Justin Holiday 127 197 70
Eric Gordon 98 152 54
Kelly Olynyk 118 172 54
Jusuf Nurkic 63 116 53
Lou Williams 77 130 53
Willy Hernangomez 132 184 52
Tyreke Evans 82 129 47
Dennis Smith Jr. 31 77 46
Milos Teodosic 130 175 45
George Hill 134 177 43
Kyle Kuzma 50 91 41
TJ Warren 61 102 41

Of this list, I feel shakiest about Jusuf Nurkic, who has righted the ship since my January ranks and has always flashed the ability to put up nice counting stats with playing time. For me, I’m always nervous about that volatile play and playing time, which is why he’s barely a top 30 center on the year. I would also rank Lou Williams much higher if I had known he was going to be signed to an extension. I thought he’d be traded and resume his role as a super sub again. One of us is going to be really wrong on Dennis Smith Jr. and I’m nervous that it’s going to be me. I didn’t think I was necessarily low on him where I ranked him 77th, but it seems as though he’s quite a bit more popular than I thought! Jordan Clarkson should have been ranked in my top 200 based on his second season out of the last three in which he’s been a useful score-first offensive specialist. If LeBron leaves he could put up volume in Cleveland next year. The reason I left him off is that he was replacement level (or below) last year thanks to shaky defense and efficiency. 

Where do I wish I had ranked mine more like theirs most? I like his rank of Josh Richardson – I ranked him 84th, 33 spots lower than Hashtag Basketball. He looks like a bonafide top 50 guy with no reason he can’t stick around in that range long-term. 51st is maybe a bit high for me still, because I do expect the Heat to add young talent that could affect his playing time, but I do think my rank of 84 is too low. He also was higher on Victor Oladipo (19th) and Spencer Dinwiddie (99th) than I was by 13 spots, which I agree with. Dinwiddie is no fluke and he grades out very well by advanced metrics (top ten by ESPN RPM among point guards). I did assume that Russell would eat into his playing time more than he has.

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