Draft Karl-Anthony Towns as the #2 Center... Ahead of Joel Embiid and After Nikola Jokic

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Karl-Anthony Towns will be an elite fantasy starter. His 3220 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Nikola Jokic and ahead of Joel Embiid. He has averaged 42.9 fantasy points in his past 77 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 39.3 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#3) is worse 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. Last season he was also the #2 ranked center.

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

Karl-Anthony Towns is projected for 118.2 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #1 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 the highest ranked center the rest of the week, ahead of Andre Drummond. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#15). He is projected for 79.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)118.2 FP, 3 GP39.3 FP
#2 Andre Drummond (100% OWN)102.1 FP, 3 GP34.8 FP
#3 Marc Gasol (80% OWN)101.4 FP, 3 GP33.6 FP
#4 Rudy Gobert (100% OWN)93.9 FP, 3 GP30.2 FP
#5 Deandre Ayton (100% OWN)92.5 FP, 3 GP29.9 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Mitchell Robinson (60% OWN)81.4 FP, 4 GP19.9 FP
#14 Hassan Whiteside (100% OWN)81.3 FP, 3 GP27 FP
#15 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)79.9 FP, 2 GP39.3 FP
#16 Willie Cauley-Stein (80% OWN)79.7 FP, 4 GP19.5 FP
#17 Brook Lopez (100% OWN)75.7 FP, 4 GP19.4 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.

KARL-ANTHONY TOWNSFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection32201879941235160174
-- Per Game (82 Proj)39.322.911.52.91.952.1
10/22 to 10/27 (3 Games)11868358.65.76.4
10/28 to 11/3 (2 Games)8047236.03.84.1
'18-20 Season33051880954259142194
-- Per Game (77 GP)42.924.412.43.41.842.5