Draft Elfrid Payton as the #61 Guard... Ahead of Will Barton and After Jordan Clarkson

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Elfrid Payton as a week-to-week fantasy spot starter in 2020. His 1517 projected fantasy points puts him at #61 behind Jordan Clarkson and ahead of Will Barton. He has averaged 29.9 fantasy points in his past 42 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 18.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#63) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 94%, he is the #24 most highly owned guard. Elfrid Payton is expected to improve on last season's #72 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (G) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#59 Kris Dunn (73% OWN)1558 FP, 19 per game1245 FP, 46 gp, 27.07 per game (#32)
#60 Jordan Clarkson (74% OWN)1545 FP, 18.8 per game1962 FP, 81 gp, 24.22 per game (#47)
#61 Elfrid Payton (94% OWN)1517 FP, 18.5 per game1255 FP, 42 gp, 29.88 per game (#27)
#62 Will Barton (89% OWN)1496 FP, 18.2 per game914 FP, 43 gp, 21.26 per game (#55)
#63 Derrick Rose (69% OWN)1480 FP, 20 per game1459 FP, 51 gp, 28.61 per game (#29)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Elfrid Payton is projected for 55.4 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week in week 1 which ranks him as the #49 projected guard for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Joe Harris but behind Kris Dunn the rest of the week. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#48). He is projected for 74.6 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#47 Dejounte Murray (9% OWN)58 FP, 2 GP27.8 FP
#48 Kris Dunn (73% OWN)56.2 FP, 3 GP19 FP
#49 Elfrid Payton (94% OWN)55.4 FP, 3 GP18.5 FP
#50 Joe Harris (57% OWN)54.4 FP, 3 GP17.9 FP
#51 Eric Bledsoe (99% OWN)54 FP, 2 GP28.2 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#46 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (64% OWN)75.7 FP, 3 GP25 FP
#47 Kris Dunn (73% OWN)74.7 FP, 4 GP19 FP
#48 Elfrid Payton (94% OWN)74.6 FP, 4 GP18.5 FP
#49 Jordan Clarkson (74% OWN)73.1 FP, 4 GP18.8 FP
#50 Derrick Rose (69% OWN)71.4 FP, 4 GP20 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

ELFRID PAYTONFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection151764326233533.682
-- Per Game (82 Proj)18.57.83.24.10.411.00
10/22 to 10/27 (3 Games)55249.512.11.173.0
10/28 to 11/3 (4 Games)753113.316.51.444.0
'18-20 Season12554462203203361
-- Per Game (42 GP)29.910.65.27.60.791.45