2014 Outlook: An elite fantasy center who is able to produce in nearly every fantasy category, Gasol finished ninth on our Player Rater in 2012-13. With 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor and 84.8 percent from the line, Gasol did a little bit of everything for the Grizzlies and his fantasy owners. Gasol won't dominate any one particular category outside of blocked shots, but he's still a perfect building block for any fantasy team thanks to his across-the-board productivity. Missing only a handful of games in his five-year career, Gasol is one of the safest investments in all of fantasy basketball.
2014 Outlook: An underrated option in a deep crop of fantasy point guards, Conley catapulted all the way up to 13th on our Player Rater in 2012-13 thanks to his elite steal totals and statistical diversity. Along with his league-leading 174 steals, Conley is a well-rounded guard who also posted 14.6 points, 6.1 assists, and 1.3 3-pointers while shooting 83.0 percent from the free throw line. He won't overwhelm you in any single category outside of steals, but he's solid enough to be considered a high second-tier point guard in most fantasy leagues. He's rarely hurt and has shown massive improvement in his night-to-night consistency over the past three seasons, which makes him an extremely safe fantasy investment.
2014 Outlook: Randolph had a solid enough 2012-13, finishing fourth in the league with 45 double-doubles. Despite his success, he disappointed fantasy owners who were hoping for another 20-PPG season, averaging just 15.4 points per game. Because he doesn't block shots and is only average from an efficiency perspective, Randolph really needs to score and rebound in bunches to be considered a top fantasy player. He's still a big part of the Grizzlies offense, so it's possible that he'll return to his high-scoring ways, but remember that he's now 32 years old and has 12 seasons of NBA mileage on him.
2014 Outlook: Pondexter opened some eyes with an impressive shooting display in postseason action, but saw only 21.1 minutes per game off the bench for the Grizzlies in 2012-13. After averaging 8.9 points, 0.7 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in 15 playoff games, Pondexter will compete for minutes with Tayshaun Prince and Mike Miller at the wing this season. He may have some short-term value as a 3-point specialist during certain stretches this season, but his upside will be limited due to the Grizzlies' depth at small forward.
2014 Outlook: An explosive offensive player, Bayless settled in nicely as a sixth man in Memphis after the Rudy Gay trade with 11.4 points, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 3-pointers in just 25.2 minutes per game after the All-Star break. His per-minute production suggests a lot of upside if he could ever earn 30-plus minutes per game, but he would need injuries to either Tony Allen or newcomer Mike Miller to secure that type of floor time. Still, Bayless is a nice late-round option in deeper leagues.
2014 Outlook: The Grizzlies signed Miller in the offseason to give them some much-needed offensive firepower on the wing. He did not see much action for the Heat the past three seasons, but he can still dial it up from downtown with the best of them. A career 40.6 percent shooter from 3-point distance, Miller should be able to secure 20-25 minutes per game off the bench, where he'll have deep league value as a 3-point shooting specialist.
2014 Outlook: Allen has made a name for himself as one of the league's toughest wing defenders, and that has made him a fixture in the Grizzlies' starting lineup. Though he is an elite steal artist (1.5 per game), Allen's fantasy game still leaves a lot to be desired due to his deficiencies on the offensive end. He has never been much of a 3-point shooter, and he averaged just 8.9 points in 26.7 minutes per game last season. Still, Allen enters as the Grizzlies' starter at shooting guard, where he's a nice late-round steals specialist for those in deeper fantasy formats.
2014 Outlook: Acquired in a midseason trade, Prince started 36 games for the Grizzles and averaged just 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game. Prince is a tough wing defender who has been more valuable in real life than in fantasy for most of his career. He's penciled in as the starter at small forward again this season, but Quincy Pondexter and Mike Miller will push him for minutes. Fantasy owners shouldn't rely on the 11-year veteran in 2013-14.
2014 Outlook: After averaging a modest 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 81 starts for the Nuggets last season, Koufos joins the Grizzlies, where he'll be a role player behind Marc Gasol at center. Gasol has been quite durable throughout his career, so it will be unlikely that Koufos will have any value in fantasy leagues this season.
2014 Outlook: Davis displayed some nice potential with 12.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 28 starts between Toronto and Memphis last season, but saw just 15.1 minutes per game behind Zach Randolph once he joined the Grizzlies. It is obvious that Davis could be a fantasy factor with starter's minutes, but he will struggle to find enough playing time unless injuries hit in the Memphis frontcourt.
2014 Outlook: The Grizzlies were ecstatic to be able to get Franklin with the 41st overall pick in last summer's NBA draft even though he doesn't fill an immediate need for the team. A do-it-all type of player at San Diego State, Franklin projects well as an NBA talent. He's not much of a shooter, but he's a smart player and strong defender who should help the Grizzlies in the future. He'll be eased into the rotation and is a long shot for fantasy value as a rookie.