Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Derrick Favors, Uta PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7330.2.522.6690.08.71.20.711.01.51.813.3
2015 Projections7533.1.512.6730.09.81.30.621.11.82.114.2
2015 Outlook: In a season that will be considered a disappointment by most, Favors underperformed compared to his high expectations, but still managed to finish 56th on our Player Rater after a strong second half. With averages of 14.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.7 blocks while shooting 55.2 percent from the floor in just 29.7 minutes per game after the All-Star break, it's easy to see the 23-year-old's massive potential. Some owners may be wary after spending a high draft pick last season on Favors, but the big man is still improving, and is a perfect post-hype breakout candidate as he enters his fifth season in the league. --BM
2. Gordon Hayward, Uta SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7736.4.413.8161.15.15.21.891.40.52.816.2
2015 Projections7735.9.422.8191.25.24.81.921.30.62.516.0
2015 Outlook: Hayward parlayed his breakout season into a four-year, $63 million contract to remain in Utah. The Jazz may have been forced to overpay for Hayward, but the 24-year-old is extremely versatile with 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 3-pointers last season. He shot only 41.3 percent from the floor, but his 81.6 percent from the line helped him finish 39th on our Player Rater. Hayward has improved massively in each of his first four seasons, and the Jazz will continue to rely heavily on him on the offensive end, even with Dante Exum in town. Given his ability to put up numbers in multiple categories, Hayward is a fantastic pick in the fourth or fifth round. --BM
3. Enes Kanter, Uta CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8026.7.491.7300.07.50.90.520.40.51.812.3
2015 Projections7528.4.498.7380.08.00.90.450.50.62.012.8
2015 Outlook: A skilled offensive center with solid rebounding skills, Kanter flashed glimpses of promise but largely underwhelmed in his third season as a pro. Inconsistency and poor defense limited him to just 26.7 minutes per game, drawing the ire of Jazz fans who wanted to see more of the 22-year-old. Kanter is expected to enter the season as the starter at center, but he'll have to have a strong start to the season to fend off newcomer Trevor Booker and youngster Rudy Gobert for playing time. He'll have value in standard leagues, but should be only a late-round option due to his defensive deficiencies. --BM
4. Alec Burks, Uta SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7828.1.457.7480.63.32.71.420.90.21.914.0
2015 Projections7527.2.450.7400.63.32.51.390.80.21.812.9
2015 Outlook: Burks made major strides for the offensively challenged Jazz last season, particularly late in the season, when he averaged 15.1 points, 1.0 steals and 0.7 3-pointers in 29.8 minutes per game after the All-Star break. Though he is fairly efficient and has solid per-minute output, he doesn't offer much outside of scoring in fantasy leagues. He'd certainly benefit from extra minutes, but he'll have a hard time increasing his playing time with rookie Dante Exum in town. Burks may have value only in deeper leagues, but keep him in mind as a waiver-wire addition in standard leagues. --BM
5. Trey Burke, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7032.3.380.9031.63.05.73.020.60.11.912.8
2015 Projections7532.8.390.9001.63.05.72.990.60.11.913.2
2015 Outlook: A fractured index finger resulted in a slow start for Burke, but the rookie settled in nicely upon his return, particularly in the second half, with 13.2 points, 5.9 assists and 1.6 3-pointers per game after the All-Star break. Despite his success, Burke underwhelmed fantasy owners with low steal totals (0.6) and field goal percentage (38.0 percent). His fantasy situation is further complicated by the arrival of rookie Dante Exum, who may stunt the growth many thought Burke would have in his second season. It is thought that the two will be able to co-exist in the Jazz backcourt, but Burke's upside is limited thanks to the combination of Exum's presence and his deficiencies in steals and field goal percentage. --BM
6. Dante Exum, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7628.4.413.6820.92.93.71.321.10.22.812.3
2015 Outlook: The fifth pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Exum is an exceptional athlete armed with superior length and quickness who can play both guard positions. He had a mixed performance in the Las Vegas summer league, showing his incredible potential, but also struggling to the tune of 7.2 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. It is clear that Exum has a ton of future upside, but is he ready to contribute in fantasy leagues right away? The Jazz have Trey Burke and Alec Burks in their backcourt, but that won't stop them from giving Exum plenty of run at both PG and SG this season. That said, look for him as an upside pick late in your draft, but don't be surprised if he takes some time to develop. --BM
7. Rodney Hood, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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2015 Projections7522.5.430.8111.13.31.30.930.50.21.49.9
2015 Outlook: The Jazz took Hood with the 23rd pick in the draft to provide depth off the bench behind Gordon Hayward as small forward. Hood is a quality shooter, but may struggle to find enough minutes to be worthwhile in standard fantasy leagues. That said, he's still worth monitoring during training camp as a potential 3-point specialist in deeper leagues as a rookie. --BM
8. Rudy Gobert, Uta CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics459.6.486.4920.03.40.20.220.20.90.72.3
2015 Projections459.6.000.0000.00.00.00.000.00.00.00.0
2015 Outlook: A 7-footer with a 7-foot-9 wingspan and great defensive potential, Gobert is a raw talent who saw just 9.6 minutes per game for the Jazz in his rookie season. Still, it was clear when he was on the court that he can be a game-changer on the defensive end with his ability to block and alter shots. He still has a lot of work to do offensively, but might be able to steal some minutes from Enes Kanter and is a deep sleeper to carve out some value as a shot-blocking specialist in fantasy leagues. --BM
9. Trevor Booker, Uta PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7221.6.551.6180.05.30.91.100.60.60.86.8
2015 Projections6321.3.536.6050.05.30.91.140.60.60.86.6
2015 Outlook: After spending four seasons in Washington as a spot starter and role player off the bench, Booker joins the Jazz, where he'll provide support behind Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter in the frontcourt. Booker had some fleeting value in deeper leagues with 8.0 points, 6.2 boards and 0.9 blocks in 45 starts, and will be in a similar situation this season in Utah. --BM
10. Steve Novak, Uta PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5410.0.4111.0001.01.10.22.600.20.10.13.3
2015 Projections7114.5.426.9051.41.40.33.000.30.10.15.1
2015 Outlook: Novak was a solid 3-point specialist in deeper fantasy leagues for two seasons with the Knicks before struggling in Toronto last year. Now in Utah, the career 43.2 percent shooter from downtown can certainly help the Jazz spread the court off the bench, but he shouldn't be an option in fantasy leagues - BM
11. Jeremy Evans, Uta SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6618.3.527.6800.04.70.71.100.60.70.66.1
2015 Projections5315.3.535.6720.03.90.61.190.50.60.55.1
2015 Outlook: Evans may have won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2012, but he's been buried on the bench in Utah with just 11.6 minutes per game in his four-year career. He averaged 6.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in only 18.3 minutes per game off the bench last season. Sure, he can dunk, but he won't be relevant in fantasy leagues if he's getting less than 20 minutes per game. - BM
12. Jordan Hamilton, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6017.0.391.7841.23.20.91.130.70.30.86.7
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13. Ian Patrick Clark, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics237.5.388.7140.50.80.71.070.30.10.63.0
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14. Toure' Murry, Uta SF, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics517.3.434.5900.10.91.01.440.40.00.72.7
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15. Joe Ingles, Uta PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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