Draft Joel Embiid as the #3 Center... Ahead of Andre Drummond and After Karl-Anthony Towns

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Joel Embiid will be an elite fantasy starter. His 2866 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Karl-Anthony Towns and ahead of Andre Drummond. He has averaged 47.5 fantasy points in his past 64 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 40.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#2) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite center. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Joel Embiid is expected to slightly improve on last season's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Nikola Jokic (100% OWN)3436 FP, 41.9 per game3545 FP, 80 gp, 44.31 per game (#2)
#2 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)3220 FP, 39.3 per game3305 FP, 77 gp, 42.92 per game (#3)
#3 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)2866 FP, 40.9 per game3040 FP, 64 gp, 47.5 per game (#1)
#4 Andre Drummond (100% OWN)2855 FP, 34.8 per game2930 FP, 79 gp, 37.09 per game (#5)
#5 Nikola Vucevic (100% OWN)2795 FP, 34.1 per game3253 FP, 80 gp, 40.66 per game (#4)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Joel Embiid is projected for 79.9 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #8 ranked center 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 Steven Adams but behind Hassan Whiteside the rest of the week. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 117.5 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Nikola Jokic (100% OWN)86.6 FP, 2 GP41.9 FP
#7 Hassan Whiteside (100% OWN)84.2 FP, 3 GP27 FP
#8 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)79.9 FP, 2 GP40.9 FP
#9 Steven Adams (100% OWN)74.6 FP, 3 GP25 FP
#10 Nikola Vucevic (100% OWN)74.2 FP, 2 GP34.1 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Nikola Vucevic (100% OWN)133.2 FP, 4 GP34.1 FP
#4 Rudy Gobert (100% OWN)125.1 FP, 4 GP30.2 FP
#5 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)117.5 FP, 3 GP40.9 FP
#6 Clint N`Dumba-Capela (100% OWN)115.8 FP, 4 GP28.6 FP
#7 Myles Turner (100% OWN)103.8 FP, 4 GP23.7 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.

JOEL EMBIIDFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection2866165482222374165
-- Per Game (70 Proj)40.823.511.73.21.052.4
10/22 to 10/27 (2 Games)8046246.21.964.5
10/28 to 11/3 (2.8 Games)11868339.23.16.8
'18-20 Season3040176187023479168
-- Per Game (64 GP)47.527.513.63.71.232.6