Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Andre Drummond, Det C, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8132.3.623.4180.013.20.40.321.21.61.413.5
2015 Projections8235.3.620.4470.014.10.60.351.42.01.717.5
2015 Outlook: It's mindblowing that a 20-year-old could average 13.5 PPG, 13.2 RPG, 1.6 BPG, 1.2 SPG and 62.3 percent FG. He further revealed his true upside when he averaged 18.4 PPG and 17.4 RPG on just 11.9 FGA during the final eight games. Of course, Drummond's big hang-up is his free throw shooting, which "improved" to 41.8 percent last season. Those final eight games were particularly rough, since he took 7.3 FTA per game at 43.1 percent. You don't need to be a statistician to know his free throws will be tough to overcome in roto leagues, a la Shaq and D12. That makes him a better play in points leagues, but just like Shaq and D12 before him, Drummond will be a beast in all formats if you can handle his woes at the stripe. --TC
2. Reggie Jackson, Det PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8028.5.440.8931.03.94.11.971.10.12.113.1
2015 Projections7529.0.438.8911.04.14.12.051.10.22.012.8
2015 Outlook: After coming into his own as a starter in the absence of Russell Westbrook and settling in as a quality sixth man upon Westbrook's return, the Thunder and fantasy owners alike had to be happy with the effort Jackson gave them last season. With Kevin Durant sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, Jackson will be asked to step up and help carry the offensive load. Jackson averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 3-poitners as a starter last season, and should approach those numbers while Durant heals to start the year. --BM
3. Brandon Jennings*, Det PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8034.1.373.7511.93.17.62.831.30.12.715.5
2015 Projections7834.8.402.8042.03.18.03.341.50.12.415.4
2015 Outlook: Despite being a horrifically poor shooter (career 39.0 FG percentage, 37.3 percent last season), Jennings has chucked up at least 14.2 FGA per game during his five seasons as a pro. That will likely change under new coach Stan Van Gundy, who capped another poor-shooting point guard (Jameer Nelson) at about 11 FGA per game back in their Magic days. Jennings will probably get more shots than that, but better selection and fewer FGAs by Jennings would translate into a better FG percentage and less impact on your roto FG percentage category. If Jennings focuses on dishing, playing D and shooting 3s, he should be a much better all-around fantasy asset. Sometimes, less is more in fantasyland. --TC
4. Greg Monroe, Det PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8232.8.497.6570.09.32.11.031.10.62.015.2
2015 Projections8231.5.496.6730.09.02.41.091.10.62.214.7
2015 Outlook: Monroe's plan to secure a big offer sheet as a restricted free agent was a complete flop, as he drummed up zero interest before slinking back to sign the Pistons' qualifying offer. Fantasy owners didn't win here, either, since this means Monroe rejoins Andre Drummond and Josh Smith in a packed frontcourt. Considering Drummond is ready to claim his spot as an NBA star and Smoove is under contract for three more seasons, this is almost certainly Monroe's last season in Motown, so Monroe might get the short end of the stick. That should leave him as a middling big man who can't block shots and doesn't shoot free throws well. There are better players to target in the middle rounds. --TC
5. Caron Butler, Det SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5625.3.394.8401.84.11.51.370.80.31.110.5
2015 Projections6325.4.405.8291.73.61.31.300.80.21.010.1
2015 Outlook: Considering how prone to injury Butler was in his physical prime, it's a minor miracle he's still balling in the NBA at age 34. Deep-league squads can benefit from Butler's 3-point production, but he isn't going to have a big enough role in the deep Pistons roster to help in standard leagues. --TC
6. Jodie Meeks, Det SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7733.2.463.8572.12.51.81.241.40.11.415.7
2015 Projections7627.9.444.8681.82.31.41.261.20.11.113.3
2015 Outlook: Wait. What? Jodie Meeks averaged 15.7 PPG last season?! Yes, that really did happen, and he parlayed it into a three-year, $18 million contract with the Pistons. You can go right ahead and put last season's production right out of your mind; it was a genuine outlier. The Pistons have a deep roster, so he will not come close to the 34.1 MPG, 13.0 FGA, 17.9 PPG he averaged after the All-Star break, especially if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stakes a large enough claim at the 2. Keep an eye on their preseason competition. Even in a timeshare, Meeks can still help fantasy teams that need lower-level production in scoring, 3s and steals, but don't overvalue him. --TC
7. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Det SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8019.8.396.7700.72.00.71.960.90.20.45.9
2015 Projections8225.4.421.7941.22.50.91.511.30.20.69.5
2015 Outlook: Like most rookies, KCP was inconsistent during his first campaign, but much of that had to do with ownership/coaching issues. The Pistons were inexplicably trying to win games, which inevitably cost them a lottery pick, so the rookie moved to a bit bench role during the second half of the season. Enter new coach Stan Van Gundy, who likes KCP's defensive tenacity and, surely, the 24 PPG he averaged at the Orlando summer league. KCP should eventually develop into a 3-point/steals specialist with a scorer's upside. In the short term, his fantasy value will likely be capped by presumptive starter, and offseason addition, Jodie Meeks. Keep an eye on the preseason competition. --TC
8. Tayshaun Prince, Det SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7625.6.407.5670.33.11.62.900.50.30.56.0
2015 Projections7625.2.418.6710.33.21.72.430.50.30.77.1
2015 Outlook: Prince is a 12-year veteran who can still play some tough perimeter defense, but has struggled on the offensive end in recent seasons. He managed just 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game as a starter last season. With Vince Carter joining the Grizzles over the summer, Prince won't have any fantasy value even in deeper formats. --BM
9. Anthony Tolliver, Det PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6420.3.420.8051.62.60.71.830.30.20.46.1
2015 Projections6218.6.408.8141.22.60.61.190.30.20.55.3
10. Cartier Martin, Det SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5914.7.420.7381.01.90.60.970.50.10.65.6
2015 Projections4815.7.408.7081.12.10.50.830.50.10.65.9
11. Shawne Williams, Det SF, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics3620.9.380.7001.24.60.81.430.50.80.65.6
2015 Projections6520.6.385.7310.82.70.61.180.40.40.55.4
2015 Outlook: The Los Angeles Lakers were so bereft of talent last season that the journeyman managed to average a career-high 20.9 MPG, which was enough work to give him some low-level value in uber-deep fantasy leagues. The Heat's roster is in much better shape than the Lakers', but they are thin at small forward, so injuries could open up a role for Williams at times. --TC
12. Joel Anthony, Det CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics335.6.375.5000.01.20.10.670.10.40.10.8
2015 Projections4510.1.492.6090.02.00.10.360.20.70.31.6
13. John Lucas III, Det PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4214.1.326.6250.60.91.01.910.30.00.53.8
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14. Quincy Miller, Det SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5215.2.367.7090.62.80.50.540.40.60.94.9
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15. Tony Mitchell, Det PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics213.8.417.5790.01.20.10.500.30.10.21.0
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