Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. John Wall*, Wsh PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8236.3.433.8051.34.18.82.441.80.53.619.3
2015 Projections7335.9.440.8021.34.09.12.521.70.63.620.0
2015 Outlook: As is the case for most young ballers -- even the extremely talented ones -- it took Wall a few seasons for his body to adjust to the rigors of an 82-game campaign and pull his entire statistical arsenal together. The payoff last season was a full 82-game slate of high-end production, accented by career highs of 19.3 PPG, 16.3 FGA, 8.8 APG and 1.8 SPG. Furthermore, he added a 3-point shot to his game, averaging 1.3 per game and a respectable 35.1 percent. So long as he stays healthy, Wall will match or exceed those numbers this season. He has had nagging issues with his left knee, but he's heading into his physical prime at 25, so the upside is worth the risk of an early draft pick. --TC
2. Marcin Gortat, Wsh CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8132.8.542.6860.09.51.71.100.51.51.613.2
2015 Projections7432.1.541.6810.09.71.51.000.61.51.513.9
2015 Outlook: The Wizards liked what they saw from Gortat during his first season with the team and rewarded the unrestricted free agent with a five-year, $60 million deal. His offensive role expanded last season when Nene got hurt -- 9.6 FGA/11.9 PPG pre-All-Star break; 11.8 FGA, 15.4 PPG post-break -- and Gortat should be up in that range throughout the '14-15 campaign. --TC
3. Nene Hilario, Wsh PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5329.4.503.5830.05.52.91.311.20.92.214.2
2015 Projections4828.6.501.6300.05.92.81.261.10.82.213.0
2015 Outlook: There are no secrets to Nene's fantasy value. He will post helpful numbers in just about every category besides FT percentage and 3s -- and he will get hurt and miss a large chunk of the season. He's 33 now, which means he will become even more prone to injury in the coming years. If you draft him, keep your IR spot open. --TC
4. Bradley Beal, Wsh SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7334.7.419.7881.93.73.31.901.00.21.817.1
2015 Projections6438.0.426.7862.54.33.41.791.10.41.920.1
2015 Outlook: Those of us who hyped Beal as one of the top breakout candidates last season were validated when he came out of the gate averaging 20.9 PPG, 2.8 3s, 4.2 RPG, 3.6 APG and 1.0 SPG. Unfortunately, he got hurt before Thanksgiving arrived -- and then Trevor Ariza happened. Despite Ariza's unexpectedly strong play, which capped Beal's upside, Beal's production slowly increased throughout the season. His playoff numbers weren't all that different than how he began the season. The Wiz replaced Ariza with Paul Pierce, who is no slouch. However, his skill set at his age isn't likely to eat into Beal's dynamic play at the 2. Expect Beal to start off just like last season and then keep rising like the young star he is. --TC
5. Paul Pierce, Wsh SF, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7528.0.451.8261.54.62.41.161.10.42.013.5
2015 Projections7326.3.446.8191.44.52.71.351.00.42.012.6
2015 Outlook: With Trevor Ariza out of the picture, Pierce, Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will form some sort of committee at the 3. That likely means none of them will be a major fantasy factor, but all three could have their moments this season. Surely Pierce will start, but the Wizards won't overwork him early because they'll want him fresh for the postseason. He's 37 now, and we already saw his production wane significantly last season. Don't be afraid to add the vet later in drafts -- he'll get you some quality base-level stats -- but know there is no upside here. --TC
6. Ramon Sessions, Wsh PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8326.7.429.8070.42.44.12.300.60.11.812.3
2015 Projections7526.6.424.8100.52.64.22.330.60.11.812.5
7. Otto Porter Jr., Wsh SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics378.6.363.6670.11.50.30.710.20.00.42.1
2015 Projections7725.6.394.7661.14.60.80.730.90.11.19.9
2015 Outlook: Because Trevor Ariza performed so unexpectedly well, and the Wizards collectively began to compete in the East, there simply wasn't room for the third overall pick to learn on the fly last season. Porter looked every bit the No. 3 pick in summer league games, though, so he does carry some sleeper potential this season, if he can carve out a big enough role. Although Ariza's replacement (Paul Pierce) likely won't play excessive minutes, he should start and keep Porter in a sixth-man role, capping his upside. Glen Rice Jr. also had a hot summer and will be in the mix for minutes at the 3. He's a quality target in keeper leagues and worth keeping a close eye on in redrafts. --TC
8. Drew Gooden, Wsh PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics2218.0.531.8890.35.20.70.880.50.30.88.3
2015 Projections2619.0.470.8650.35.01.21.070.50.41.19.2
2015 Outlook: As is the case for most of the Wizards' frontcourt players, Gooden can still rack up enough points and boards when he gets enough minutes that he can help fantasy teams in short bursts. That won't happen often this season, because the Wiz have a deep frontcourt and Gooden is 34 years old. --TC
9. Kris Humphries, Wsh PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6919.9.501.8130.05.91.01.050.40.90.98.4
2015 Projections6721.6.487.7890.06.50.90.810.40.81.18.5
2015 Outlook: Humphries is entirely capable of racking up a double-double any time he gets enough minutes. Don't forget he averaged a double-double for two seasons with the Nets. He won't get 30-plus MPG with the Wizards, but if/when Nene gets hurt, Humphries should be worth adding in all formats. --TC
10. Martell Webster, Wsh SF, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7827.7.433.8401.92.81.21.670.50.20.79.7
2015 Projections5826.5.435.8461.73.11.31.630.60.20.89.5
2015 Outlook: In late July, Webster underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. His recovery was expected to last three to five months, which means we shouldn't see him on the hardwood until sometime between the start of the season and early 2015. Once healthy, he'll have some value as a reserve but little upside on this improving Wizards squad. --TC
11. Kevin Seraphin, Wsh CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5310.9.505.8710.02.40.30.410.10.50.84.7
2015 Projections5515.9.488.7600.03.40.50.460.20.71.16.7
2015 Outlook: Even when given the opportunity, Seraphin has been entirely unimpressive as a pro. Whatever promise he might still have in fantasy terms is pretty well capped by a deep and veteran Wizards frontcourt. It's doubtful he'll do anything of note in any format this season. --TC
12. DeJuan Blair, Wsh C, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7815.6.534.6360.04.70.90.910.80.31.06.4
2015 Projections7215.9.531.6300.04.60.90.900.70.21.06.6
2015 Outlook: During those brief stretches in which Blair sees significant minutes, he is capable of contributing enough (9-10 PPG, 6-7 RPG, 50 percent FG) to help deep leaguers. With the injury-prone Nene ahead of him in the frontcourt, Blair will likely have a few more of those stretches like that this season. --TC
13. Rasual Butler, Wsh SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics507.6.464.5710.50.80.31.550.10.20.22.7
2015 Projections619.3.394.6110.61.20.41.330.20.20.32.9
2015 Outlook: Butler is one of about a half dozen players the Pacers have in their backcourt who should have seen only spot minutes as backups this season. Instead, the offseason losses of Paul George and Lance Stephenson have opened up a ton of minutes. Butler isn't skilled enough to make anything of the opportunity statistically, so he'll be worth a look only in very deep leagues. --TC
14. Will Bynum, Wsh PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5618.8.428.8020.41.83.92.100.70.11.88.7
2015 Projections5818.4.438.7950.31.73.62.010.70.11.88.8
2015 Outlook: Bynum is a fan favorite because he is relentless and makes plays that seem far beyond his talent level. Unfortunately, unless he slides in for a random start due to injuries, it's tough to catch that fantasy lightning in a bottle. Still, even in a reserve role in a now-deep Pistons backcourt, Bynum can do enough in limited minutes to contribute to deep-league rosters. --TC
15. Garrett Temple, Wsh SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics758.5.362.6980.10.91.01.710.50.10.61.8
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