Complete 2016 Projections

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PROJECTED 2016 SEASON STATS
1. Gordon Hayward, Uta SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics7634.4.445.8121.64.94.11.521.40.42.719.3
2016 Projections7735.4.459.8121.84.74.61.701.40.52.720.3
2016 Outlook: Aside from being slowed late last season by an Achilles issue -- which was corrected with minor offseason surgery -- Hayward delivered the well-rounded fantasy stats we all had been hoping for. Not only did he push up toward 20 PPG, while chipping in quality dimes, SPG and 3-PPG, but he was one of only eight players who took at least 6.0 FTA and shot over 80 FT%. Thus far, he has had a pedestrian FG%, but it's manageable (44.5 FG% last season on 14.3 FGA) and may increase as the 25-year-old slides into his prime years. He should be one of the more reliable wingmen in fantasy this season.
2. Alec Burks*, Uta SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics2733.3.403.8221.04.23.01.580.60.21.913.9
2016 Projections6530.5.430.7731.13.72.81.470.80.21.914.0
2016 Outlook: Burks entered last season as a potential breakout player, but he lasted just 27 games before undergoing shoulder surgery. Now he will have to compete with 2014 first-rounder Rodney Hood, who finished last season on a strong note, for minutes at the two, though he could get some extra run at the point, too. He's worth a later-round flier, but Burks, Hood and Trey Burke may cancel out each other's upside.
3. Trey Burke, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics7630.1.368.7521.62.74.32.650.90.21.612.8
2016 Projections7732.8.393.8091.73.05.12.830.90.21.814.3
2016 Outlook: In 43 starts last season, Burke averaged 12.5 PPG, 1.4 3-PPG, 4.9 APG, 0.9 SPG and 80.5 FT%. Those are helpful numbers, which should expand more in his third season, especially with Dante Exum out for the season. However, his atrocious shooting (36.8 FG% last season) is brutal on roto teams. Plus, Brazilian rookie Raul Neto could push Burke for minutes at the point. Burke will be worth a flier only in the late rounds of drafts.
4. Raul Neto, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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2016 Projections7426.2.388.7301.81.33.81.810.70.12.17.8
2016 Outlook: The Jazz acquired the Brazilian point guard in the 2013 draft after the Hawks took him in the second round. He is only 23 years old but generated enough buzz during the offseason and training camp that he is fully in the mix to start at the point over Trey Burke. Most likely the Jazz point guard job will be a group effort, so keep expectations in check for his statistical production, but he is worth keeping eye on during the preseason.
5. Rodney Hood, Uta SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics5021.3.414.7631.22.31.71.840.60.20.98.7
2016 Projections6724.3.425.7731.42.72.12.100.70.31.010.3
2016 Outlook: A shoulder malady limited Hood to just 50 games as a rookie, but he fared well in April, averaging 16.7 PPG on 13.3 FGA. He's going to have a hard time getting 13-plus shots a game this season, though, working behind up-and-comer Alec Burks and veteran Gordon Hayward on the wing. Unless he pushes into a starting role, he should have value only in deeper leagues.
6. Elijah Millsap, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics4719.7.340.6740.63.21.20.871.20.31.45.3
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7. Erick Green, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics439.5.377.8330.30.70.92.790.30.00.33.4
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8. Patrick Christopher, Uta SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics47.3.250.0000.01.50.00.000.30.00.31.5
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9. Dante Exum*, Uta SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2015 Statistics8222.2.349.6251.01.62.41.680.50.21.44.8
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10. Olivier Hanlan, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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11. Eric Atkins, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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