Downtown’s Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings 2014

The Fantasy Basketball season has ended. But has it really?

If you play in a Dynasty or Keeper League format, then it never ends; just the games take a break for a few months.

And if you’re like me, you’re already planning ahead whether it’s preparing for your rookie draft, analysing trade possibilities or deciding which players to keep for next season and which to throw back into the Free Agent pool.

Every Dynasty League has a different format or rules with regards to how many players you keep. Some keep everyone aside from freeing up spots for incoming rookies, while others keep as few as 3 players each year.

Whatever your rules are, this list should help you decide how to manage your roster heading into next season.

A couple house-keeping items before we get stuck into the rankings;

1)      Value is based on standard 9-category formats (pts, rebs, asts, 3ptm, stls, blks, FG%, FT%, TOs);

2)      Age matters. In a keeper format would you rather 1 or 2 more years of Dirk or 10-15 more years of Andre Drummond? Youth wins out nearly every time;

3)      Position scarcity was not a big factor. You’re keeping Mike Conley over Klay Thompson in every format even if there are 10 PGs ranked higher; and finally a caveat

4)      These rankings are current as of April / May 2014. A lot can and will change before next season starts and you may need to adjust accordingly. I’ve tried to address any uncertainty in my comments.

Without further ado, the good stuff. 

#2 Anthony Davis
#12 Blake Griffin

#26 Goran Dragic and #30 Eric Bledsoe

#39 Isaiah Thomas

#46 Klay Thompson

#56 Jonas Valanciunas

#67 Tobias Harris

#78 Dirk Nowitzki

#85 Trey Burke

#96 Reggie Jackson

Just missed:

JaVale McGee, Tim Hardaway Jr, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Amir Johnson, Robin Lopez, Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, Terrence Ross, Paul Pierce, Kyle Korver, Greivis Vasquez and Kendall Marshall.


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When you’re introduced to the NBA as a 6 year old in 1984, staying up late to watch Bird, Magic and Dr. J, it’s pretty hard not to fall in love with the game. I became consumed with the Association, and as my own game was developing, I tried to emulate as much as I could at an early age and learn how to play “the right way”. I have memories as a teenager of being glued to Saturday Basketball on TV and spending every spare cent I had on basketball cards and replica jerseys and so began my obsession with NBA knowledge and stats. I played my first season of Fantasy Hoops in 2002, as my serious playing days were slowing down. I now play in 5 or 6 leagues every year. To say I’m obsessed with Fantasy Hoops would be an understatement. To say I love nothing more than sharing my opinion on a player’s value would be entirely accurate, and I guess, the reason why I’m here. Follow me on twitter: @tomhersz @downtownball

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