Complete 2015 Projections

The default order for player projections is based on ESPN.com's recommended draft rankings, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk.

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Michael Carter-Williams*, Phi PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7034.5.405.7030.86.26.31.791.90.63.516.7
2015 Projections7534.8.419.7121.06.36.71.862.00.63.618.0
2015 Outlook: Although his percentages were rough (40.5 FG%, 26.4 3-FG%, 70.3 FT%), nobody in Fantasyland was complaining about MCW, who averaged 16.7 PPG, 0.8 3-PPG, 6.3 APG, 6.2 RPG and 1.8 SPG on his way to NBA Rookie of the Year honors. It's debatable whether we will gain a respite from his shoddy percentages soon; in his final season at Syracuse, he averaged 39.3 FG%, 29.4 3-FG% and 69.4 FT%. It's something to factor into your fantasy expectations for MCW, though he should get every chance to expand on his offensive production as the Sixers' top weapon. He underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready for camp, but you'll want to look for updates during the preseason. --TC
2. Nerlens Noel, Phi CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7331.4.512.6020.08.31.00.501.12.42.015.3
2015 Outlook: The Sixers made a long-term investment when they drafted Noel in 2013, and they stuck to their guns and didn't play him at all last season. Now it's time for the payoff, as Noel is 100 percent over his torn ACL and will get all of the minutes he can handle on the super-young Sixers roster. We know that the blocks, steals and rebounds will come right away for the 20-year-old. His true upside will depend on how well he settles in as a scorer. The long-term potential could be something like 20 PPG, 11 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 3.0 BPG. And considering how many minutes and touches are available for Noel, it's not inconceivable that he could do at least 17 PPG, 9 RPG and 2.5 BPG right out of the gate. --TC
3. K.J. McDaniels, Phi SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7625.8.444.7530.64.30.90.690.81.41.310.0
2015 Outlook: The second pick of the 2014 draft's second round is a tantalizing fantasy prospect as a small forward capable of blocking a lot of shots. In fact, McDaniels led the ACC with 2.8 BPG last season while chipping in 17.1 PPG, 1.2 3s, 7.1 RPG and 1.1 SPG. He is 6-foot-6 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan and incredibly athletic, which makes him a versatile defender. He could form a tag team with Hollis Thompson at small forward as the defensive complement to Thompson's 3-point specialist role. Both carry sleeper potential. If McDaniels wants to seize full starter's minutes as a rookie, he'll have to improve his jumper and prove that he can settle in offensively. --TC
4. Henry Sims, Phi CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4619.0.474.7440.05.21.11.270.60.40.97.6
2015 Projections7327.8.497.7570.07.51.61.230.90.61.312.1
2015 Outlook: Sims joined the long list of players who seemingly appeared out of nowhere in 76ers box scores last season. In 25 starts, he averaged 12.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.8 APG and 49.1 FG percentage. He didn't chip in much in the way of steals or blocks, but double-double threats always have value in fantasy. It's entirely possible he could start next to Nerlens Noel in the frontcourt and be a viable contributor this season. --TC
5. Tony Wroten, Phi PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7224.5.427.6410.63.23.01.061.10.22.813.0
2015 Projections7027.1.424.6640.63.43.41.101.20.33.114.0
2015 Outlook: A successful fantasy baller's best friend is opportunity, and Wroten was proof of that as a rookie. His out-of-control style (2.8 TO/game) would have earned him a spot on most team's benches, but the Sixers were hell-bent on losing games, so they let him ball. The same franchise mindset is in place this season, so Wroten should get all the play he can handle. However, he is kind of a middling combo guard who does a little of everything but no one thing exceptionally well. He also is a poor free throw shooter (64.1 FT percentage), which carries a big impact, because he loves to take it to the rack and averaged 4.9 FTA after the break. Don't overvalue him this season. --TC
6. Jerami Grant, Phi SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections00.0.000.0000.00.00.00.000.00.00.00.0
7. Jason Richardson, Phi SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections4129.2.405.6001.83.81.81.801.10.41.011.1
8. Alexey Shved, Phi SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6310.5.321.7560.51.31.11.420.40.30.84.0
2015 Projections6916.4.354.7360.71.72.21.690.50.31.35.9
2015 Outlook: The buzz around the NBA when Shved joined the NBA was that his strong suit is shooting, but during his two seasons with the Timberwolves, Shved averaged 35.8 FG percentage, 29.5 3-point percentage and 73.3 FT percentage. No wonder he could barely crack their rotation. Hypothetically, he could carve out a niche on the under-talented 76ers roster, but, considering what he's done to date, that's a tough sell. --TC
9. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Phi SF, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6415.7.451.6870.12.30.60.900.50.20.63.5
2015 Projections5918.4.444.6400.13.20.70.870.60.30.84.8
2015 Outlook: Mbah a Moute's best attribute is his unique name. In practical terms, he is a back-of-the-rotation player who doesn't offer any statistical upside. However, most of the 76ers roster also fits that description or is barely out of college. That means Mbah a Moute could have some brief stretches of relevance in deep leagues. --TC
10. Elliot Williams, Phi SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6717.3.415.7310.61.91.11.060.50.01.06.0
2015 Projections5015.1.426.7000.51.70.91.000.50.10.95.5
11. Keith Bogans, Phi SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics69.2.5001.0000.50.50.53.000.20.00.22.0
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12. Jarvis Varnado, Phi PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics2414.1.600.5190.02.60.51.300.41.20.44.1
2015 Projections------------------------
13. Arnett Moultrie, Phi PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics1215.6.421.8000.02.90.20.290.70.30.63.0
2015 Projections------------------------
2015 Outlook: The 27th pick in the 2012 draft, Moultrie has been a complete bust to date. He's been out of shape, unable to stay in the rotation and served a five-game suspension last season for repeated violations of the NBA's drug policy. He's only 23, and there was offseason buzz that he was working hard and getting in shape, so keep an eye on him this preseason to see if it's true. --TC
14. Hollis Thompson, Phi SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7722.6.460.7120.93.20.91.220.70.20.86.0
2015 Projections------------------------
2015 Outlook: Thompson has "sleeper" written all over him, because he's a relative unknown who has a great chance to start and shoot a lot of 3s. Thompson set a Georgetown record with a career 44.0 3-point percentage but went undrafted in 2012. Last season, as a rookie with the Sixers, Thompson led all rookies with a 40.1 3-point percentage. The 76ers remain extremely young, which means Thompson has an excellent chance to start at shooting guard or small forward and get off a lot of 3-point shots. Thompson might be a specialist (i.e., don't expect much other than 3s, points, a good FG percentage and some boards), but everyone needs those stats, too. --TC
15. Chris Johnson, Phi SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4019.7.397.8601.12.40.81.410.70.10.66.3
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