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Top 300 Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings
ESPN’s fantasy basketball writers shared some bold predictions for the 2022-23 campaign and Jim McCormick believes Collin Sexton finishing as a better fantasy asset than Donovan Mitchell is not farfetched. McCormick writes that he feels Sexton could finish higher in ESPN’s Player Rater given his workload.
Sexton is going to consume a massive workload for a lottery-bound Jazz team and is an ideal midround selection for any build, but especially those that invest heavily in the frontcourt it the early rounds.
Currently, I have Sexton No. 66 overall in my Top 300 rankings. I have him ahead of players like Tyler Herro, Jalen Green, and Tobias Harris.
While I’m excited about Sexton’s prospects this year and his ability to exceed ADP. However, he is someone I would look to trade around January, as the Jazz are likely to be a tanking team and it’s hard to see Sexton, who is in the first year of a four-year deal, not getting shut down for an extended period if he suffers any sort of injury in the second half of the season.
There’s some uncertainty as to how the Cavaliers are going to play this season. Last year, they were one of the slowest-paced teams in the league under J.B. Bickerstaff. With Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen back in the frontcourt, will the team again follow that blueprint? How will the addition of Donovan Mitchell factor into Darius Garland‘s production? Will Garland have a slight post-contract signing slump?
The point guard went No. 27 in ESPN’s latest H2H points mock draft and I just think that’s too high based on the situation. In fact, I have Mitchell ranked higher than Garland and while both will be nice pillars for season-long rosters, it’s hard to see Garland outperforming the ADP here. I see a much clear path for Mitchell or Mobley to elevate into the top 20, though it’s unlikely to be both.
It’s worth noting that Mobley is nursing an ankle injury, though he isn’t expected to miss time once the season begins.