2016 Outlook: As fantasy owners, we prefer our stud players to put their egos first and team second, so that we get max statistical production. Last season, Wall's scoring production dipped, as he focused on involving his teammates and winning games. That's the bad news. The good news is that by doing so, he posted career highs in assists (10.0) and shooting (44.5 FG%), so his overall fantasy game actually improved. Although he was hampered in the playoffs by a wrist injury, he has missed just three regular season games the past two seasons. The 25-year-old is entering his prime and is locked in as one of the top point guards in Fantasyland.
2016 Outlook: In 17 games from April 1 through two playoff rounds, Beal looked like the absolute breakout beast fantasy folks have been dreaming about, averaging 21.9 PPG and 2.1 3-PPG. We aren't likely to see those numbers throughout an entire season, though, because he has had trouble staying healthy (56, 73, 63 games played as a pro) and he isn't going to get close to 20 FGA per game like he did when John Wall was nursing a wrist injury. On the other hand, the talent is very real and he is only 22 years old, so his day will come eventually. As a career 40.0 3-FG% shooter with quality assists for a two-guard, even if his stats don't max out this season, he has top 25 potential.
2016 Outlook: There are no secrets to Gortat's fantasy game: he will score 12-13 points, snag nine or so boards and block about 1.5 shots per game. Those numbers aren't impressive, but combined with a plus-50 FG%, it makes him a decent player to round out your roster, especially in two-center leagues.
2016 Outlook: The 2013 No. 3 overall pick displayed some of his intriguing upside in the playoffs last season when John Wall was felled by a wrist injury, averaging 10.3 PPG, 1.2 3-PPG, 2.3 APG, 8.5 RPG and 1.2 SPG against the Hawks. With Paul Pierce out of the picture, we should see a significant boost in minutes and touches for Porter, who has some sleeper potential if you take him towards the end of your draft.
2016 Outlook: Already prone to injuries, Hilario now is 33 years old and will have to hold off up-and-comer Otto Porter Jr. and a bunch of veteran journeyman for minutes at the four. Even if things click for him, he offers little beyond some low-level scoring, assists and steals. Unless you are in a deep league, he probably belongs on waivers.