Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
31. Anderson Varejao, Cle CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6527.7.495.6810.09.72.21.941.10.61.18.4
2015 Projections4925.5.506.6990.08.81.81.631.00.51.16.9
2015 Outlook: We all will have fond memories of that 50-game stretch when Varejao was a monster double-double threat, but his days as a fantasy factor are just that: memories. He can't stay healthy (those 50 games were all he played those two seasons), is 32 years old and will have to battle Tristan Thompson for minutes and Kevin Love and LeBron James for rebounds. His only hope for a big impact is a contract-year, midseason trade out of Cleveland. --TC
32. Enes Kanter, Uta CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8026.7.491.7300.07.50.90.520.40.51.812.3
2015 Projections7528.4.498.7380.08.00.90.450.50.62.012.8
2015 Outlook: A skilled offensive center with solid rebounding skills, Kanter flashed glimpses of promise but largely underwhelmed in his third season as a pro. Inconsistency and poor defense limited him to just 26.7 minutes per game, drawing the ire of Jazz fans who wanted to see more of the 22-year-old. Kanter is expected to enter the season as the starter at center, but he'll have to have a strong start to the season to fend off newcomer Trevor Booker and youngster Rudy Gobert for playing time. He'll have value in standard leagues, but should be only a late-round option due to his defensive deficiencies. --BM
33. Jared Sullinger, Bos PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7427.6.427.7780.88.11.60.990.50.71.613.3
2015 Projections7532.5.460.7730.89.41.70.950.60.81.815.8
2015 Outlook: Sullinger showed signs of promise as a solid double-double threat last season, but the key going forward will be his health. He's reportedly looking to shed about 20 pounds during the offseason, which should make him more agile and in better shape. However, he hasn't shown the ability to churn out stats beyond points and boards. He's a horrible 3-point shooter (26.9 3FG%) but chucked 2.8 per game last season, which played a role in his embarrassing 42.7 FG%. He also contributes little in the way of dimes, steals or blocks. Ideally, he will settle in at about 15 PPG, 9.5 RPG with solid percentages, making him a better fit for points leagues than roto. --TC
34. Larry Sanders, Mil C, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics2325.4.469.4730.07.20.80.730.81.71.17.7
2015 Projections7230.9.489.5320.09.71.20.801.02.91.510.3
2015 Outlook: Sanders may have earned “Knucklehead of the Year” honors last season after breaking his thumb in a bar fight, which cost him a large chunk of the season. The rest of his campaign was lost when he was clocked by a James Harden elbow, which broke an orbital bone. His knuckleheadedness will carry into this season due to a five-game drug suspension. If you are willing to write off the past calendar year and draft Sanders, the payoff could be huge. He averaged 12.0 PPG, 11.1 RPG and 2.3 BPG after the All-Star break (and 3.2 BPG before the break) in 2012-13. He should be a double-double threat each night and pile up a ton of blocks. Expect his stock to rise as the season nears. --TC
35. Andrew Bogut, GS CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6726.4.627.3440.010.01.71.150.71.81.47.3
2015 Projections6027.3.587.3940.010.01.91.270.71.91.57.6
2015 Outlook: There is no denying that Bogut is a dominant rebounder and shot blocker when healthy, but injuries have dogged the 7-footer throughout his nine-year NBA career. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft has been a top fantasy center when on the court, but he's played in just 65, 12, 32 and 67 games over his past four seasons. Bogut figures to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis with plenty of blocks if he can finally stay on the court for a full season, but he will once again be a high-risk, high-reward selection on draft day given his lengthy injury history. --BM
36. John Henson, Mil PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7026.5.538.5140.07.11.60.990.61.71.611.1
2015 Projections7224.6.523.5220.06.51.40.940.51.51.510.2
2015 Outlook: The 14th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Henson was an early-season fantasy darling in 2013-14, averaging 15.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG and 2.3 BPG in a dozen December games. That proved to be his high-water mark for the season, though. Henson won't turn 24 until the end of December, so there is plenty of upside here. The trouble in fantasy terms is that it will be tough for Henson to carve out a big enough role with Jabari Parker, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders also in the Bucks' frontcourt. He will be a sneaky add in leagues that have deep benches, though, because Ilyasova and Sanders have proved to be prone to injury, so the door will likely be open this season for Henson to have stretches of success. --TC
37. Amir Johnson, Tor PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7728.8.562.6360.36.61.50.930.71.11.610.4
2015 Projections7628.2.561.6740.26.81.51.000.81.21.59.9
2015 Outlook: Johnson played through a bum ankle for the final few months of last season, and the injury clearly limited his overall output. He's healthy heading into the season and should continue his usual role as an underrated fantasy player who can round out your starting roster in just about any format. --TC
38. Omer Asik*, Nor CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4820.2.532.6190.07.90.50.420.30.81.25.8
2015 Projections7327.7.532.5770.09.70.80.440.51.11.88.3
2015 Outlook: After struggling to adjust to the addition of Dwight Howard in Houston, Asik joins the Pelicans, where he's expected to start at center alongside Anthony Davis in the frontcourt. In his last full season as a starter, Asik averaged 10.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. He should be a nice bounce-back candidate for rebounds and blocks, but he may not have much of an impact on the offensive end with Davis, Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday all needing the ball. Give him a look around the 10th round as a rebounding and shot-blocking specialist. --BM
39. Spencer Hawes, LAC CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8030.9.456.7831.68.33.01.390.61.22.213.2
2015 Projections7426.9.461.7781.16.72.51.390.41.11.811.2
2015 Outlook: Coming off the best season of his career, Hawes joins the Clippers where he'll help spread the court as the first big man off the bench behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. An intriguing fantasy player thanks to his ability to contribute in rebounds, blocks and 3-pointers, Hawes loses a lot of value now that he'll come off the bench in LA. But that doesn't mean that he won't still be useful in fantasy leagues. Look for him late in your draft for his shot blocking and 3-point shooting. --BM
40. Channing Frye, Orl PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8228.2.432.8212.05.11.21.100.70.81.111.1
2015 Projections7027.4.427.8451.75.31.31.180.70.91.110.8
2015 Outlook: There are no secrets to be found in Frye's game at this stage of his career. You know that the 31-year-old can score in the low double-digits, chip in some pedestrian boards and bang down two-plus 3-PPG. That production will come at the expense of a shoddy FG% for a big man. So long as he starts for the Magic, we can expect more of the usual from Frye this season, though a sprained MCL has left him doubtful for the start of the season. -–TC
41. Timofey Mozgov, Den CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8221.6.523.7540.06.40.80.510.31.21.59.4
2015 Projections7621.0.522.7500.06.20.70.460.31.21.58.8
2015 Outlook: Mozgov took advantage of injuries to JaVale McGee and J.J. Hickson to post career highs in nearly every relevant fantasy category last season. He was particularly productive after Hickson's injury with 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in just 23.6 minutes per game after the All-Star break. Mozgov has shown some solid per-minute production in his four-year career, but his value will be heavily tied to the health of the Nuggets frontcourt. He'll likely be stuck in a timeshare despite his success last season, but he still warrants some consideration at the end of drafts given his per-minute production. --BM
42. Gorgui Dieng, Min CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6013.6.498.6340.05.00.70.720.50.80.94.8
2015 Projections7222.6.498.6360.08.31.10.730.81.41.57.9
2015 Outlook: Dieng overall numbers as a rookie may seem ordinary, but the 24-year-old displayed plenty of promise in 15 fill-in starts for the oft-injured Nikola Pekovic. Dieng averaged a cool 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.7 blocks in those starts, and came through big for fantasy owners in the month of April. He'll be stuck behind Pekovic once again this season, but would have considerable value if Pek goes down with an injury. --BM
43. JaVale McGee, Den CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics516.0.4471.0000.03.40.40.250.21.41.67.0
2015 Projections6223.9.556.5570.06.60.50.330.52.41.511.4
2015 Outlook: In what was supposed to be his breakout season, McGee missed all but five games after suffering a stress fracture in his left tibia. Raw talent has never been a problem for McGee, but he's struggled with consistency throughout his career. There's obviously still upside here, but it doesn't come without some serious questions marks. Assuming he is fully recovered from last season's injury, McGee will battle with Timofey Mozgov and J.J. Hickson for minutes in the Nuggets frontcourt, but he'll have to improve his consistency if he's going to earn more than 25 minutes per game. McGee has averaged 10.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in just 26.1 minutes per game in 153 career starts, so consider him as a high-risk/high-reward option near the end of your draft. --BM
44. Miles Plumlee, Pho PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8024.6.517.5610.07.80.50.390.61.11.48.1
2015 Projections7727.2.513.5680.08.70.60.400.71.21.58.9
2015 Outlook: A fast start made Plumlee a popular fantasy pickup early, but it was a tale of two seasons for the Suns' big man. After posting a solid 9.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game before the All-Star break, he managed just 6.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 20.2 minutes in the second half. The Suns don't have much depth in their frontcourt, so Plumlee can again offer low-end fantasy value for rebounds and blocks if he can fend off youngster Alex Len for minutes at the center position. --BM
45. Henry Sims, Phi CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4619.0.474.7440.05.21.11.270.60.40.97.6
2015 Projections7327.8.497.7570.07.51.61.230.90.61.312.1
2015 Outlook: Sims joined the long list of players who seemingly appeared out of nowhere in 76ers box scores last season. In 25 starts, he averaged 12.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.8 APG and 49.1 FG percentage. He didn't chip in much in the way of steals or blocks, but double-double threats always have value in fantasy. It's entirely possible he could start next to Nerlens Noel in the frontcourt and be a viable contributor this season. --TC