Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Dirk Nowitzki, Dal PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8032.9.497.8991.66.22.71.850.90.61.521.7
2015 Projections7631.0.488.8951.46.12.51.790.80.61.419.8
2015 Outlook: Bouncing back from a down year in 2012-13, Nowitzki showed no signs of slowing down with 21.7 points, 6.2 boards, 0.9 steals and 1.6 3-pointers while shooting 49.7 percent from the floor and 89.9 percent from the line. He may be 36, but he's still a fantastic fantasy option thanks to his ability to contribute in multiple statistical categories while providing dominant field goal and free throw percentages. The addition of Chandler Parsons may cut into his scoring output, but there's certainly enough ball to go around for Nowitzki to remain a top-20 fantasy option this season. --BM
2. Monta Ellis, Dal SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8236.9.451.7880.83.65.71.781.70.33.219.0
2015 Projections7837.2.438.7871.03.75.91.841.80.33.219.3
2015 Outlook: Armed with top-notch quickness and speed, Ellis can be a dynamic fantasy player thanks to his ability to fill up the stat sheet in points, assists, steals and 3-pointers. He was terrific in his first season in Dallas, finishing 22nd on our Player Rater thanks to his 19.0 points, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 3-pointers. Improved shot selection resulted in fewer 3-point attempts (2.5) but a corresponding bump in field goal percentage (45.1 percent). Chandler Parsons' arrival adds a bit more firepower to the Mavericks lineup, but there's still plenty of ball to go around for Ellis to remain a borderline elite option in fantasy leagues. --BM
3. Chandler Parsons*, Dal SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7437.6.472.7421.85.54.02.071.20.41.916.6
2015 Projections7636.0.475.7261.75.43.62.001.10.41.815.3
2015 Outlook: A severely underrated fantasy option over the past two seasons, Parsons parlayed his fantastic play in Houston into a three-year, $46 million contract with the Mavericks. Parsons will fit into the Mavericks' plans similarly to the way that he fit in with the Rockets as the third scoring option now behind Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis. With averages of 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 3-pointers last season, Parsons should be able to duplicate or improve on his numbers from a year ago. He's a third-round talent that can likely be found in the fourth round in drafts this season. --BM
4. Rajon Rondo, Dal PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics3033.3.403.6270.95.59.82.971.30.13.311.7
2015 Projections7237.1.457.6140.95.611.33.061.80.13.714.7
2015 Outlook: As Derrick Rose proved, you can never tell how a player will respond during his first season back after a torn ACL. Rondo played only 30 games but looked pretty good as the season wound down, averaging 12.6 PPG, 11.2 APG, 5.8 RPG, 1.3 SPG and 0.8 3-PPG in his final 20 contests, though his percentages were rough (39.4 FG%, 63.9 FT%). He should be full strength now and is entering a contract year on a team that has little else to offer. So if Rondo is ever going to put together a max stat line, this is the season to do so. Although he should be recovered from his ACL ailment, there is some general injury risk in Rondo, who has missed at least 13 games in each of his past four seasons. --TC
5. Tyson Chandler, Dal CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5530.2.593.6320.09.61.10.830.71.11.38.7
2015 Projections6431.3.619.6650.09.91.00.710.71.21.49.6
2015 Outlook: Still one of the league's best interior defenders, Chandler returns to Dallas after injuries limited him to just 55 games in New York last season. Chandler has never been an offensive force, and he doesn't block as many shots as we'd like from a defensive specialist (1.1), but he's still a monster in the paint as a rebounder. Injuries are always a concern, but Chandler can offer solid value late in standard league drafts if he can remain healthy in 2014-15. --BM
6. Raymond Felton, Dal PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6531.0.395.7211.03.05.62.831.20.42.09.7
2015 Projections7028.9.406.7481.02.65.22.601.10.32.010.0
2015 Outlook: Coming off the worst season of his professional career, Felton joins the Mavericks where he'll compete with Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris for minutes at the point. Felton managed just 9.7 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 3-pointers for the Knicks last season, which is perhaps a sign that he's on the downside of his career after nine years in the league. We'd be more optimistic about a bounce back if he didn't have Nelson and Harris to deal with, but he can't be considered much more than a late-round option with so much competition in the Mavs backcourt. --BM
7. Devin Harris, Dal PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4020.5.378.8000.82.14.53.020.70.11.57.9
2015 Projections5821.1.413.7680.91.83.92.790.80.11.48.4
2015 Outlook: Injuries limited Harris to just 40 games on the season where he came off the bench behind Jose Calderon with 7.9 points and 4.5 assists in just 20.5 minutes per game. With Calderon out and Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson in, Harris will again find himself on the outside looking in for playing time. That, combined with his lengthy injury history, is reason enough to look elsewhere in fantasy leagues. --BM
8. Amar'e Stoudemire, Dal PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6522.6.557.7390.04.90.50.370.40.61.411.9
2015 Projections6023.2.545.7520.05.10.60.400.40.61.512.3
2015 Outlook: Stoudemire's monster contract finally runs out after this season, so he should be motivated to perform well. The trouble with Stoudemire in recent seasons hasn't been related to effort, though; it's his body, which has betrayed him time after time. Even in reduced minutes, he can chip in quality percentages, plus some scoring and boards, which gives him value in deeper points leagues. --TC
9. Al-Farouq Aminu, Dal SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8025.6.474.6640.26.21.41.301.00.51.17.2
2015 Projections7724.0.467.6990.16.01.31.091.00.51.26.6
2015 Outlook: The Mavericks signed Aminu over the offseason as a long wing defender who will provide depth off the bench behind Chandler Parsons. Aminu is a quality defender, but his offensive skills leave a lot to be desired for fantasy owners. He averaged just 7.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 65 starts for the Pelicans last season, and shouldn't be relied on in fantasy leagues this year. --BM
10. Richard Jefferson, Dal SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8227.0.450.7411.52.71.61.380.70.21.110.1
2015 Projections7323.7.444.7341.32.51.41.400.60.21.08.6
11. Charlie Villanueva, Dal PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics209.0.380.5710.71.70.30.860.20.30.44.6
2015 Projections3113.2.376.5451.12.80.61.190.40.50.56.0
12. J.J. Barea, Dal PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7918.6.387.7900.91.93.82.430.30.01.68.4
2015 Projections7419.4.396.7881.02.13.92.290.40.01.78.8
2015 Outlook: A solid rotation player for the Wolves, Barea posted 8.4 points, 3.8 assists and 0.9 3-pointers in 18.6 minutes per game off the bench. With newcomers Mo Williams and Zach LaVine now in the backcourt, Barea isn't likely to have fantasy value this season. --BM
13. Greg Smith, Dal CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics119.1.643.4000.02.50.00.000.10.20.53.5
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14. Bernard James, Dal CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics304.9.478.5450.01.40.10.300.10.30.30.9
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15. Dwight Powell, Dal PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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