DeMar DeRozan (97% ST) Is Someone to Bench if You Can (Next Week)

Devin Booker
 PHO 48% Start

When compared to other guards in week 9, Louis Williams (113.8 FP), Chris Paul (108.6 FP), Kyle Lowry (147 FP), J.J. Redick (89.9 FP), and Mike Conley (145.2 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Booker but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 48% of leagues he is expected to produce 80.9 fantasy points (WK 9). It should be a very good week 9 as he is projected to be the #3 guard. His per game projected FP average is 38.9 which is better than his actual per game average (29.9). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Joel Embiid
 PHI 95% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Joel Embiid is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #1 while his projection (rest of week 8) rank is #15. When compared to other centers in week 9 he is projected for more points than 4 other centers starting in more leagues: Nikola Vucevic (111.4 FP), Andre Drummond (102.9 FP), Karl-Anthony Towns (113.9 FP), and Nikola Jokic (109.2 FP). Starting in 95% of leagues he is expected to produce 113.3 fantasy points (WK 9). It should be a very good week 9 as he is projected to be the #1 center. Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

John Wall
 WAS 94% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week John Wall is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #6 while his projection (rest of week 8) rank is #39. When compared to other guards in week 9, Kyle Lowry (147 FP), DeMar DeRozan (128 FP), James Harden (138.4 FP), Jrue Holiday (109.2 FP), and Kemba Walker (118.1 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Wall but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 94% of leagues he is expected to produce 129.5 fantasy points (WK 9). It should be a very good week 9 as he is projected to be the #2 guard. In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

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Kawhi Leonard
 TOR 97% Start

If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Kawhi Leonard is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #11 while his projection rank for the rest of week 8 is #5. When compared to other forwards in week 9, LaMarcus Aldridge (107.6 FP), Kevin Durant (138 FP), Blake Griffin (118 FP), Paul George (147.2 FP), and Anthony Davis (146.7 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Leonard but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 138 fantasy points (WK 9). It should be a very good week 9 as he is projected to be the #2 forward. His per game projected FP average is 39.2 which is better than his actual per game average (31.3). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Ben Simmons
 PHI 88% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Ben Simmons is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection (rest of week 8) rank is #45. When compared to other forwards in week 9, LaMarcus Aldridge (107.6 FP), Kevin Durant (138 FP), Blake Griffin (118 FP), Paul George (147.2 FP), and Tobias Harris (120.9 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Simmons but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 88% of leagues he is expected to produce 118 fantasy points (WK 9). It should be a very good week 9 as he is projected to be the #3 forward. In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 9

DeMar DeRozan
 SA 97% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 8 is #4, which is better than his market rank of #5. When compared to other guards in week 9 instead of DeRozan consider these better options at lower start percentages: Kyle Lowry (147 FP), Mike Conley (145.2 FP), Russell Westbrook (207.9 FP), James Harden (138.4 FP), and John Wall (161.3 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 207.9 fantasy points (WK 9). Owners expect him to be the most productive guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #10 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 79.9 short of expectations.

Nikola Jokic
 DEN 97% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among centers for the rest of week 8 is #2. instead of Jokic consider these better options at lower start percentages: Al Horford (113.3 FP), DeAndre Jordan (110.9 FP), Nikola Vucevic (111.4 FP), Joel Embiid (165.1 FP), and Marc Gasol (140.8 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 165.1 fantasy points (WK 9). Owners expect him to be the most productive center of the week, but he is projected to be the #8 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 55.9 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 36.4 which is less than his actual per game average (40.8).

Kemba Walker
 CHA 97% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 8 is #5, which is less than his market rank of #4. When compared to other guards in week 9 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Kyle Lowry (147 FP), Mike Conley (145.2 FP), Russell Westbrook (207.9 FP), Stephen Curry (124.5 FP), and James Harden (138.4 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 161.3 fantasy points (WK 9). Owners expect him to be the most productive guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #13 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 43.2 short of expectations.

Giannis Antetokounmpo
 MIL 98% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 8 is #3, which is less than his market rank of #2. When compared to other forwards in week 9 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Paul George (147.2 FP), Jimmy Butler (145.4 FP), Kawhi Leonard (156.7 FP), Anthony Davis (146.7 FP), and Ben Simmons (150.6 FP). Starting in 98% of leagues he is expected to produce 156.7 fantasy points (WK 9). Owners expect him to be the most productive forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #7 forward.

Kevin Durant
 GS 97% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Kevin Durant is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #1 while his projection (rest of week 8) rank is #17. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Paul George (147.2 FP), Jimmy Butler (145.4 FP), Kawhi Leonard (156.7 FP), Anthony Davis (146.7 FP), and Ben Simmons (150.6 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 150.6 fantasy points (WK 9). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #3 forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #8 forward.

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