2014 Outlook: Savvy fantasy owners are well aware of this underrated statistical gem. Not only is Young eligible at both forward spots, but he can score, rebound, shoot over 50 percent from the field and pile up a quality steals total. Last season, he averaged 14.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 53.1 FG% and 1.8 SPG. This season, with the Sixers roster stripped bare, Young has the chance to take a career-high in shots, which means he could score in the upper teens. Expect him to be one of the better breakout players in fantasy this season and a sleeper NBA All-Star candidate.
2014 Outlook: Even if you never believed the hype that came with Turner being the No. 2 overall pick in 2010, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be paying close attention to the fourth-year pro this season. That's because the Sixers have gone from having a deep and often redundant roster to one of the thinnest in the league. In other words, the Sixers will have no choice but to lean heavily on Turner, who can pile up good numbers in scoring, rebounds and assists. He likely will sport an ugly FG percentage and shoddy FT percentage, but Turner should be a quality points-league option with plenty of upside in roto leagues.
2014 Outlook: Hawes seemed to finally turn the corner as a pro last season, showing a consistency we hadn't seen during his first five seasons. And even while getting relatively limited minutes (31.0 MPG) in 39 starts, Hawes proved to be a stat-stuffer: 12.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.5 BPG, 46.4 FG%, 81.0 FT%. Unless rookie Nerlens Noel proves capable of returning sooner and stronger from his ACL surgery than most expect, Hawes is in position to play an even larger role this season. He will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason, so he should be particularly motivated to perform well. He'll also be the subject of trade rumors all season long.
2014 Outlook: You can debate the merits of letting a young point guard learn the ropes as a reserve before taking control of an offense, but that simply won't be the case for MCW. The 21-year-old rookie will jump right into all of the minutes he can handle this season. The downside of that is that the Sixers don't have a lot of obvious finishers for his passes and he is a horrible shooter (39.3 FG% for Syracuse last season). He will have every opportunity to step up and make a push for rookie of the year, but the odds appear stacked against him really pulling through as a fantasy stud in Year 1. Expect a very poor FG%, shaky scoring and lots of turnovers.
2014 Outlook: The Sixers are so young now, they may be asking the 32-year-old J-Rich for his AARP card. If he can get back from his knee surgery, he could still chuck up some 3s to help out deep-league rosters. However, there were late-summer reports that he might not be fully recovered until the 2013-14 season is over. At this stage of his career, there's no reason to draft Richardson.
2014 Outlook: The Sixers got the steal of the draft when they managed to lure Noel away from the Pelicans for Jrue Holiday. They didn't care that the stud shot-blocker is recovering from an ACL injury, because they have a long-term plan that includes stripping their roster bare and taking aim at a top pick (Andrew Wiggins?) in next year's draft. Early reports are that Noel will be out until (appropriately enough) Christmas, but there will be no reason to push him back early, or to give him big minutes until he's fully ready. It's even conceivable that they could hold him out for the season. A great keeper option, but it may be best to leave him undrafted in redraft leagues, barring preseason reports that he'll be back sooner.
2014 Outlook: As a rookie, Moultrie didn't get much court time, taking part in only 47 games and averaging 11.5 minutes. However, he banged down 58.2 percent of his field-goal attempts and posted a terrific rebounding rate. Unfortunately, he is out until January due to ankle surgery. He'll be worth a look once he gets healthy, though.