Draft Buddy Hield as the #20 Guard... Ahead of Chris Paul and After Zach LaVine

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Buddy Hield as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 2456 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Zach LaVine and ahead of Chris Paul. He has averaged 30 fantasy points in his past 82 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 29.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#22) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #12 most highly owned guard. Buddy Hield is expected to come up short of last season's #16 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (G) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#18 C.J. McCollum (95% OWN)2568 FP, 31.3 per game2139 FP, 70 gp, 30.56 per game (#23)
#19 Zach LaVine (95% OWN)2493 FP, 30.4 per game2223 FP, 63 gp, 35.29 per game (#16)
#20 Buddy Hield (99% OWN)2456 FP, 29.9 per game2461 FP, 82 gp, 30.01 per game (#26)
#21 Chris Paul (99% OWN)2423 FP, 39.1 per game2099 FP, 58 gp, 36.19 per game (#14)
#22 Terry Rozier (40% OWN)2382 FP, 29 per game1496 FP, 79 gp, 18.94 per game (#69)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Buddy Hield is projected for 89.5 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #16 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 Stephen Curry but behind Chris Paul the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 124.2 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 C.J. McCollum (95% OWN)95.9 FP, 3 GP31.3 FP
#15 Chris Paul (99% OWN)89.6 FP, 2 GP39.1 FP
#16 Buddy Hield (99% OWN)89.5 FP, 3 GP29.9 FP
#17 Stephen Curry (100% OWN)89.3 FP, 2 GP43.6 FP
#18 Zach LaVine (95% OWN)89 FP, 3 GP30.4 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Damian Lillard (100% OWN)129.3 FP, 3 GP42.6 FP
#10 Malcolm Brogdon (68% OWN)128.8 FP, 4 GP28.5 FP
#11 Buddy Hield (99% OWN)124.2 FP, 4 GP29.9 FP
#12 Zach LaVine (95% OWN)119.4 FP, 4 GP30.4 FP
#13 Jamal Murray (99% OWN)117.8 FP, 4 GP27.9 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.

BUDDY HIELDFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection24561724349215306102
-- Per Game (82 Proj)29.921.04.32.63.71.25
10/22 to 10/27 (3 Games)906312.67.811.33.7
10/28 to 11/3 (4 Games)1248717.910.815.65.0
'18-20 Season2461169541320527890
-- Per Game (82 GP)30.020.75.02.53.41.10