Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
16. Michael Carter-Williams, Mil PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7034.5.405.7030.86.26.31.791.90.63.516.7
2015 Projections6834.8.418.7111.06.36.71.862.00.63.618.0
2015 Outlook: Although his percentages were rough (40.5 FG%, 26.4 3-FG%, 70.3 FT%), nobody in Fantasyland was complaining about MCW, who averaged 16.7 PPG, 0.8 3-PPG, 6.3 APG, 6.2 RPG and 1.8 SPG on his way to ROY honors. It's debatable whether we will gain a respite from his shoddy percentages soon; in his final season at Syracuse, he averaged 39.3 FG%, 29.4 3-FG% and 69.4 FT%. It's something to factor into your fantasy expectations for MCW, though he should get every chance to expand on his offensive production as the Sixers' top weapon. He underwent offseason shoulder surgery and isn't slated to make his season debut until Nov. 13. -TC
17. Wesley Matthews*, Por SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8233.9.441.8372.53.52.41.790.90.21.316.4
2015 Projections7634.3.436.8332.43.42.41.721.10.21.415.7
2015 Outlook: A prototypical fantasy shooting guard who can score, create steals and knock down 3-pointers in bunches, Matthews turned in his best professional season in 2013-14, finishing 44th on our Player Rater at the end of the season. With 16.4 points, 0.9 steals and 2.5 3-pointers while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 83.7 percent from the line, Matthews is as solid as they come at the shooting guard position. Select him with confidence as a top-50 player in this season's fantasy drafts. --BM
18. Victor Oladipo, Orl SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8031.1.419.7800.94.14.11.281.60.53.213.8
2015 Projections7334.6.449.7891.14.64.51.331.80.53.417.1
2015 Outlook: The Magic cleared the way for a full-fledged breakout campaign for Oladipo by shipping Arron Afflalo out of town. Now, they will funnel their offense through his versatile skill set, which means he has the potential to push his scoring into the upper teens. Tack on the potential for 5 APG, 5 RPG, 2 SPG and 1 3-PPG, and its clear that Oladipo is going to generate a lot of valid hype in Fantasyland heading into the season. If he can get comfortable beyond the arc, well see his 3s and FG% rise, making him a complete fantasy stud. Unfortunately, a fractured cheekbone is going to cost him the first month or so of the season.
19. Andrew Wiggins, Min SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7730.4.433.7920.94.31.40.671.10.72.113.4
2015 Outlook: Selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Wiggins was subsequently traded to the Timberwolves as part of the Kevin Love deal -- a move that will undoubtedly make him one of the top fantasy rookies this season. Securing quality minutes is key for a young player that's as athletically gifted as Wiggins, and the rebuilding Wolves will not be shy about getting their new superstar on the court early and often this season. We should expect some growing pains on the offensive end, and he'll probably struggle with his field goal percentage, but he'll provide immediate help on the defensive side and should be able to rack up plenty of steals. There's enough upside and opportunity here to consider Wiggins starting in rounds 7-8. --BM
20. Kyle Korver*, Atl SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7133.9.475.9262.64.02.92.041.00.31.412.0
2015 Projections7232.9.470.8942.63.72.61.991.00.41.311.6
2015 Outlook: The veteran is a one-trick pony in Fantasyland, but he works that trick like magic from beyond the arc when given the opportunity. During his two seasons with the Hawks, Korver has averaged 5.55 3-point attempts per game. Working primarily as a SG last season, he sported a career-high 47.2 3-point FG% and an eight-year best 12.0 PPG. So long as he remains in that role, you can pen him in for 2.6 3-PPG. --TC
21. Lance Stephenson, Cha SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7835.3.491.7111.17.24.61.710.70.12.713.8
2015 Projections8035.5.481.7201.46.74.31.721.00.12.515.0
2015 Outlook: Time will tell how many antics Stephenson will bring with him to Charlotte, but we can be certain there will be no lack of confidence from him. The 24-year-old is going to demand a significant role in the Hornets' offense, which is great, because they could use his scoring punch. We can't go overboard in terms of expectations for Stephenson, but if he managed to average 14.1 PPG and 5.1 APG on only 11.3 FGA prior to the break last season with the Pacers, it's not far-fetched to see him as a true breakout candidate with the Hornets, especially if he takes enough 3-pointers and settles in at the free throw line. --TC
22. Jimmy Butler, Chi SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6738.7.397.7691.04.92.61.721.90.51.513.1
2015 Projections7636.6.451.7771.05.02.31.772.20.51.313.5
2015 Outlook: Butler got off to a slow start due to an early-season toe injury, but once the swingman got up to speed he posted some very intriguing fantasy stats after the All-Star break: 14.1 PPG, 1.1 3-PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.2 APG and 1.8 SPG. Rose is back, so we shouldn't expect Butler's scoring to increase, but that could benefit his overall fantasy game as better shots = better FG%. Eligible at both SG and SF, Butler will provide terrific rebounding for a SG and even better steals for a SF. In fact, it's not outrageous to think Butler could lead the NBA in swipes this season. He's exactly the kind of under-the-radar stat-stuffer who can help you secure a championship in your league. --TC
23. Joe Johnson, Bkn SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7932.6.454.8152.13.42.71.800.60.11.515.8
2015 Projections7634.1.446.8182.13.43.11.930.70.11.616.4
2015 Outlook: Hypothetically, the Nets could lean more heavily on JJ, since Paul Pierce left as a free agent. However, Pierce took only 9.5 FGA per game last season, so there isn't really much slack to pick up from his absence. Furthermore, new coach Lionel Hollins was prone to having low-scoring systems when he was coaching the Grizz, which ranked lower and lower on offense each year he was coach (seventh, 12th, 20th and 26th, respectively), so we should expect a low-scoring Nets team in 2014-15. Realistically, a healthy Brook Lopez will pick up the slack and Johnson should replicate the stat line we've seen from him during his two seasons as a Net. That makes him a solid 3-point contributor who won't hurt you in any other categories. --TC
24. 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
25. Tyreke Evans*, Nor SF, PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7228.2.436.7710.34.75.02.071.20.32.414.5
2015 Projections6930.6.448.7730.44.84.81.991.30.42.415.4
2015 Outlook: Evans was terrific in his first season with the Pelicans, particularly after the All-Star break when he averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.2 steals in 33.5 minutes per game. He certainly benefited from the absence of both Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson last season, but the Pelicans don't have much depth and will again rely heavily on Tyreke's play-making ability on the offensive end. He makes for a fine selection in the late fourth, early fifth rounds. --BM
26. Kevin Martin, Min SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6832.0.430.8911.73.01.81.161.00.11.619.1
2015 Projections6831.8.433.8951.92.91.81.121.00.11.618.0
2015 Outlook: Martin returned to fantasy prominence in his first season with the Wolves, averaging 19.1 points, 1.0 steals and 1.7 3-pointers while shooting 89.1 percent from the free throw line in 5.0 attempts per game. He won't have the luxury of playing alongside Kevin Love this season, but Martin should have plenty of opportunities on the offensive end with an extremely young team around him. He still has some injury concerns, but is a solid investment in the mid-to-late rounds for those in need of points, 3-pointers, and free throw percentage. --BM
27. Brandon Knight*, Pho PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7233.3.422.8021.53.54.91.871.00.22.617.9
2015 Projections7332.4.425.7811.53.44.51.730.90.22.615.3
2015 Outlook: Knight took advantage of a horrid Bucks lineup last season to have a mini-breakout. The odds of him replicating that production in 2014-15 appear slim, though. To begin with, he's a tweener guard but isn't skilled enough to turn that into an impactful advantage. Furthermore, the Bucks added Kendall Marshall and Jerryd Bayless to the backcourt, coach Jason Kidd has mentioned Giannis Antetokounmpo as a PG option and rookie Jabari Parker is going to soak up a ton of FGAs. In other words, Knight isn't going to average 15.2 FGA per game like last season and his dime production likely has maxed out. With limited 3-pointers and steals, there really isn't much to like from Knight in fantasy terms. --TC
28. Arron Afflalo, Por SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7335.0.459.8151.83.63.41.700.50.02.018.2
2015 Projections6935.1.455.8221.63.63.21.600.50.12.017.5
2015 Outlook: Coming off his best season as a pro in Orlando, Afflalo returns to the Nuggets where he'll take over as the starting shooting guard. Afflalo posted career highs in both points and 3-pointers last year for the offensively challenged Magic, but he may have a hard time duplicating his 18.2 points and 1.8 3-pointers in a much deeper Nuggets lineup. He'll still have plenty of value in points, 3-pointers and free throw percentage, but his upside is capped due to his lack of steals and Denver's frontcourt depth. --BM
29. Eric Gordon, Nor SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6432.1.436.7851.62.63.31.551.20.22.115.4
2015 Projections6530.9.429.7991.52.43.21.451.10.22.215.0
2015 Outlook: After playing in just 51 games in two seasons, Gordon managed to keep himself on the court for 64 games last season, averaging 15.4 points, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans. Injuries have taken some of the shine off Gordon's once promising career, but that doesn't mean he can't still be an extremely useful fantasy option if he remains healthy. He can score, steal and shoot the three, but he's only a later round option due to the aforementioned injury concerns. --BM
30. Danilo Gallinari, Den SF, SG, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections6032.1.417.8371.75.02.51.560.90.51.615.7
2015 Outlook: After missing the entire 2013-14 season with a knee injury, Gallinari hopes to regain his pre-injury form by the time training camp rolls around. The Rooster has proven to be a solid fantasy option for points, 3-pointers and free throw percentage when healthy, but he's been a major injury risk throughout his five-year career. Still, there's plenty of upside here if he can manage to keep himself on the court; remember, he averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 boards, 0.9 steals and 1.9 3-pointers in 2012-13. --BM