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2022 Fantasy Hoops Rankings: 9-CAT

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: September 22, 2022, 12:35 pm ET

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It's almost that time of year again! The 2022-23 NBA regular season tips off in just over a month, which means it is time to start crafting a sound fantasy hoops strategy. The talent pool seems deeper than ever with so many elite, ascendant stars throughout the league, and with no shortage of blockbuster offseason storylines, it's a great opportunity to assess the fantasy landscape for the upcoming NBA campaign. To help you build your strategy and crush your drafts en route to a league title, we're ready to roll out the latest edition of our NBA Draft Guide.

This year's Draft Guide is packed with exclusive content aimed at providing the knowledge you need to get prime value in drafts and assemble championship-caliber rosters. We're gearing up for what should be an exciting season of fantasy hoops, and we're ready to assist your team management from tip-off to the last week of the regular season. Whether you're looking for overall rankings, positional tiers, projections, player profiles and much more, we're confident these are some of the sharpest fantasy basketball tools we've ever produced.

Today, we're showcasing the Top 20 of our overall expert 9-category rankings for the 2022 fantasy hoops season. Here, you'll find many familiar names who could very likely become anchors for title-winning rosters as the season progresses. See for yourself who our experts and projections think will ball out when they take the hardwood:


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Top 20 Overall 9-CAT Rankings:

1. Nikola Jokic - DEN - C

2. Joel Embiid - PHI - C

3. Karl-Anthony Towns - MIN - C

4. Luka Doncic - DAL - PG

5. Stephen Curry - GSW - PG

6. LaMelo Ball - CHA - PG

7. Kevin Durant - BKN - SF

8. Damian Lillard - POR - PG

9. Giannis Antetokounmpo - MIL - PF

10. Tyrese Haliburton - IND - PG

11. Jayson Tatum - BOS - SF

12. James Harden - BKN - SG

13. Trae Young - ATL - PG

14. Devin Booker - PHX - SG

15. Darius Garland -CLE - PG

16. Kawhi Leonard - LAC - SF

17. Ja Morant - MEM - PG

18. Anthony Davis - LAL - PF

19. Anthony Edwards - MIN - SG

20. Dejounte Murray - ATL - PG



For rankings at every position and a variety of formats, check out our full 2022 NBA Draft Guide.