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Fantasy Basketball 2022: The Top Rookie Rankings



Fantasy Basketball 2022

Fantasy basketball is based on constructing teams of players from the respective league and earning points based on their real-life performances. The points earned determines the winners and losers; daily, weekly or per season. In fantasy basketball, you need to be able to stack up the statistics sheet; put up points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, and more.

There are two leagues in fantasy basketball. There is:

Head-to-head: Each category 

H2H Each category is the most popular one-on-one play in fantasy basketball. It allows you to select an  “X” number of statistical categories. The team’s total is accumulated for each scoring period, and the win, loss or draw is calculated for each category based on the match result (i.e., 6-3-1 in a 10-category tournament).

Rotisserie or Roto

Teams are graded first to last in each statistical category. Points are then awarded based on the rank in each category and added together to determine the total score and league ranking.

In roto tournaments, you don’t have another opponent every week. As described above, you simply keep track of the team’s cumulative portfolio totals as the season progresses. There is no knockout. Simply a first, second, and third place for the team with the most points in all categories at the end of the season.

Top Rookie Ranking

The top rookies for 2022-23fantasy football drafts are:

  • Paolo Banchero, Magic
  • Chet Holmgren, Thunder
  • Jabari Smith, Rockets
  • Keegan Murray, Kings
  • Jaden Ivey, Pistons
  • Shaedon Sharpe, Trailblazers
  • Bennedict Mathurin, Pacers
  • Walker Kessler, Jazz
  • Dyson Daniels, Pelicans
  • Jeremy Sochan, Spurs

Paolo Banchero, Magic

Paolo scores points and can also create shots for himself and his teammates, making him an all-round team player. As a freshman at Duke University, he averaged 17.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.13PG, 1.1SP, and 0.9BPG. He shoots 47.8 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from the three-point range and 72.9 percent from the line in 33.0MPG.

Chet Holmgren, Thunder

Chet is one of the 2022 NBA Draft’s most elite defensive prospects. In his first year at Gonzaga, he averaged 14.1 PPG, 9.9RPG, 3.7BPG, 1.9APG, 1.33PG, and  0.8SPG. He shoots 60.7 percent from the field and 39 percent from deep, and 71.7 percent from the line.

Jabari Smith, Rockets

Smith is one of the best shooters in the 2022 NBA Draft. The son of a former NBA player has warmed a reputation for his professionalism, raw intensity, and hard work. He is also a strong defender and doesn’t give an inch when push comes to shove.

Keegan Murray, Kings

Power forward, Keegan is a great combo who knows how to space out the floor. He is comfortable shooting from close range, mid-range, the three-point range, and beyond. The outstanding scorer in college averaged 23.5PPG percent, 55.4FG percent, 39.83P percent, and 74.7FT percent.

Jaden Ivey, Pistons

Jaden comes with speed burst capabilities, big height jumps, and dominates in open point play.

Shaedon Sharpe, Trailblazers

Sharpe was astounding on the open court, had a ton of strength, and completely dominated high school basketball.

Bennedict Mathurin, Pacers

As a sophomore, Mathurin was one of the best players in college in Arizona. After moving to sixth overall, it feels like he found the perfect place for his skills with the Indiana Pacers. He is one of the best shooters in this draft class and has mostly lived up to that filing by going 38.5 percent from the three-point range across three games in Las Vegas.  He is a good athlete who can attack the basket on straight-line drives and score in transition.

Walker Kessler, Jazz

Kessler landed in Salt Lake City as part of the Rudy Gobert deal, and the emerging Jazz could end up using the big guy early as often. He has the potential to instantly impact your field target percentage, bounce count, and block count.

Dyson Daniels, Pelicans

Daniels is probably the best player ever taken out of the G League, and he has an awe-inspiring campaign with Ignite. He is not a burst athlete or a knockdown shooter, but a master ball player and a versatile defender. The impact on scoring will definitely be seen with Dyson Daniels on your team, especially on assets, rebounds, and steals.

Jeremy Sochan, Spurs

Jeremy is very polished in many different ways. He is a classic Gregg Popovich pick; his invisibility and impact km both ends of the floor would almost guarantee him a role 25 minutes from the staff. He will help with efficiency, defense, and some auxiliary tally stats.

The first professional experience of some players in this year’s Fantasy NBA will give us an idea of their skills and abilities. And we will also see many other factors beyond pure performance that will be considered when evaluating the capabilities and performance of players in Fantasy Basketball. Only time will tell how many rookies this time will play an important role in the upcoming games. But even now, we can expect to see some fantastic prospects.