DeMar DeRozan Is Someone to You May Want to Bench

Dennis Smith Jr.
 NY 77% Start

Dennis Smith Jr. is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #26 while his projection rank (week 18) is #3. When compared to other guards in week 18, Louis Williams (65 FP), Chris Paul (69 FP), Kyle Lowry (71 FP), Mike Conley (72 FP), and Stephen Curry (75 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Smith Jr. but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 77% of leagues he is expected to produce 54 fantasy points (WK 18). It should be a very good week 18 as he is projected to be the #3 guard. His per game projected FP average is 30.2 which is better than his actual per game average (15.7).

Kevin Knox
 NY 45% Start

Kevin Knox is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #51 while his projection rank (week 18) is #10. When compared to other forwards in week 18, Trevor Ariza (50 FP), LaMarcus Aldridge (35 FP), Paul Millsap (49 FP), Rudy Gay (25 FP), and Thaddeus Young (52 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Knox but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 45% of leagues he is expected to produce 38.2 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #51 forward of week 18. He is projected to be better than that (the #10 forward). His per game projected FP average is 22.3 which is better than his actual per game average (15.8).

DeAndre Jordan
 NY 88% Start

DeAndre Jordan is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #11 while his projection rank for week 18 is #3. When compared to other centers in week 18, Andre Drummond (65 FP), Rudy Gobert (31 FP), Jusuf Nurkic (63 FP), Hassan Whiteside (54 FP), and Joel Embiid (85 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Jordan but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 88% of leagues he is expected to produce 55 fantasy points (WK 18). It should be a very good week 18 as he is projected to be the #3 center.

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Justise Winslow
 MIA 63% Start

Justise Winslow is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #44 while his projection rank (week 18) is #18. When compared to other forwards in week 18 Kevin Knox (67 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. Trevor Ariza (50 FP), LaMarcus Aldridge (35 FP), Paul Millsap (49 FP), Rudy Gay (25 FP), and Thaddeus Young (52 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Winslow but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 63% of leagues he is expected to produce 41.2 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #44 forward of week 18. He is projected to be better than that (the #18 forward). His per game projected FP average is 28.2 which is better than his actual per game average (22.8).

Lower Start%J. Winslow WK 18Higher Start%
K. Knox (67 FP)56 FPT. Ariza (50 FP)
 
#44 ForwardL. Aldridge (35 FP)
 
 
P. Millsap (49 FP)
 
 
R. Gay (25 FP)
 
 
T. Young (52 FP)

Dwyane Wade
 MIA 30% Start

Dwyane Wade is a good value this week. He has a market rank of #63 while his projection rank (week 18) is #28. When compared to other guards in week 18, Rajon Rondo (30 FP), J.J. Redick (44 FP), Eric Gordon (42 FP), Derrick Rose (43 FP), and Nicolas Batum (43 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Wade but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 30% of leagues he is expected to produce 33 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #63 guard of week 18. He is projected to be better than that (the #28 guard). His per game projected FP average is 26.4 which is better than his actual per game average (20.7).

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 18

DeMar DeRozan
 SA 77% Start

DeMar DeRozan is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection (week 18) rank is #50. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Dwyane Wade (53 FP), Louis Williams (65 FP), Chris Paul (69 FP), Kyle Lowry (71 FP), and J.J. Redick (44 FP). Starting in 77% of leagues he is expected to produce 75.4 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #7 guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #50 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 37.1 short of expectations. In addition to being projected for fewer FP than normal, he is only playing in 1 games.

LaMarcus Aldridge
 SA 79% Start

LaMarcus Aldridge is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #8 while his projection (week 18) rank is #54. When compared to other forwards in week 18 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Trevor Ariza (50 FP), Paul Millsap (49 FP), Jeff Green (38 FP), Thaddeus Young (52 FP), and Danilo Gallinari (60 FP). Starting in 79% of leagues he is expected to produce 76.7 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #8 forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #54 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 41.7 short of expectations. In addition to being projected for fewer FP than normal, he is only playing in 1 games.

De'Aaron Fox
 SAC 73% Start

De'Aaron Fox is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #12 while his projection (week 18) rank is #68. When compared to other guards in week 18 instead of Fox consider these better options at lower start percentages: Dwyane Wade (53 FP), Louis Williams (65 FP), Chris Paul (69 FP), Kyle Lowry (71 FP), and J.J. Redick (44 FP). Starting in 73% of leagues he is expected to produce 68.7 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #12 guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #68 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 38.5 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 30.2 which is less than his actual per game average (33.7). In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just once in the week.

Rudy Gobert
 UTA 75% Start

Rudy Gobert is a bad value this week. He has a market rank of #5 while his projection (week 18) rank is #27. instead of Gobert consider these better options at lower start percentages: Al Horford (55 FP), DeAndre Jordan (85 FP), Brook Lopez (38 FP), Robin Lopez (32 FP), and Jonas Valanciunas (35 FP). Starting in 75% of leagues he is expected to produce 82.5 fantasy points (WK 18). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #5 center of the week, but he is projected to be the #27 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 51.4 short of expectations. In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just once in the week.

Kevin Durant
 GS 95% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for week 18 is #6, which is less than his market rank of #2. these are 4 better options at lower start percentages: Blake Griffin (81 FP), Paul George (93 FP), Kawhi Leonard (80 FP), and Anthony Davis (94 FP). Starting in 95% of leagues he is expected to produce 92.8 fantasy points (WK 18). Owners expect him to be the most productive forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #6 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 14.2 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 39.3 which is less than his actual per game average (45.3). In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 2 games.