Draft Russell Westbrook as the #2 Guard... Ahead of Bradley Beal and After James Harden

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Russell Westbrook will be an elite fantasy starter. His 3837 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind James Harden and ahead of Bradley Beal. He has averaged 53.5 fantasy points in his past 73 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 46.8 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite guard. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Last season he was also the #2 ranked guard.

REST OF SEASON RANK (G) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 James Harden (100% OWN)4042 FP, 49.3 per game4336 FP, 78 gp, 55.59 per game (#1)
#2 Russell Westbrook (100% OWN)3837 FP, 46.8 per game3902 FP, 73 gp, 53.45 per game (#2)
#3 Bradley Beal (100% OWN)3643 FP, 44.4 per game3361 FP, 82 gp, 40.99 per game (#7)
#4 Stephen Curry (100% OWN)3553 FP, 43.3 per game2899 FP, 69 gp, 42.01 per game (#5)
#5 Damian Lillard (100% OWN)3490 FP, 42.6 per game3450 FP, 80 gp, 43.12 per game (#3)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Russell Westbrook is projected for 94.7 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #15 ranked guard and a must start for most owners. 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 Buddy Hield but behind C.J. McCollum the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#2). He is projected for 188.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Donovan Mitchell (100% OWN)98.2 FP, 3 GP31.9 FP
#14 C.J. McCollum (100% OWN)96.6 FP, 3 GP31.3 FP
#15 Russell Westbrook (100% OWN)94.7 FP, 2 GP46.8 FP
#16 Buddy Hield (100% OWN)89.4 FP, 3 GP30 FP
#17 Stephen Curry (100% OWN)89.1 FP, 2 GP43.3 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 James Harden (100% OWN)198 FP, 4 GP49.3 FP
#2 Russell Westbrook (100% OWN)188.9 FP, 4 GP46.8 FP
#3 Stephen Curry (100% OWN)176.7 FP, 4 GP43.3 FP
#4 Mike Conley (100% OWN)149.6 FP, 4 GP36.1 FP
#5 DeMar DeRozan (100% OWN)142 FP, 4 GP35.3 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.

RUSSELL WESTBROOKFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection38371800812715150159
-- Per Game (82 Proj)46.821.99.98.71.831.94
10/22 to 10/27 (2 Games)95442017.33.84.0
10/28 to 11/3 (4 Games)1898940367.47.8
'18-20 Season39021675808784119175
-- Per Game (73 GP)53.522.911.110.71.632.4