Draft Gordon Hayward as the #23 Forward... Ahead of John Collins and After Kristaps Porzingis

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Gordon Hayward as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 2323 projected fantasy points puts him at #23 behind Kristaps Porzingis and ahead of John Collins. He has averaged 22.4 fantasy points in his past 72 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 28.3 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#24) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 86%, he is the #37 most highly owned forward. Gordon Hayward is expected to improve on last season's #39 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (F) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#21 T.J. Warren (69% OWN)2332 FP, 28.4 per game1101 FP, 43 gp, 25.6 per game (#29)
#22 Kristaps Porzingis (55% OWN)2331 FP, 31.5 per game1101 FP, 43 gp, 25.6 per game (#29)
#23 Gordon Hayward (86% OWN)2323 FP, 28.3 per game1614 FP, 72 gp, 22.42 per game (#46)
#24 John Collins (99% OWN)2320 FP, 28.3 per game1965 FP, 61 gp, 32.21 per game (#14)
#25 Justise Winslow (85% OWN)2310 FP, 28.2 per game1697 FP, 66 gp, 25.71 per game (#28)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

This weekly projection is not based on the official schedule and are meant for illustrative purposes. As soon as the 2019-2020 schedule is released we will update appropriately. Gordon Hayward is projected for 84.2 fantasy points in 3 games which is good enough to be the #16 ranked forward 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 Luka Doncic but behind Justise Winslow. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#25). He is projected for 84.5 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (F)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 Danilo Gallinari (98% OWN)86.7 FP, 3 GP29.1 FP
#15 Justise Winslow (85% OWN)84.4 FP, 3 GP28.2 FP
#16 Gordon Hayward (86% OWN)84.2 FP, 3 GP28.3 FP
#17 Luka Doncic (99% OWN)84.2 FP, 2 GP40.9 FP
#18 Anthony Davis (97% OWN)84.1 FP, 2 GP46.7 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (F)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#23 Aaron Gordon (99% OWN)85.7 FP, 3 GP29.2 FP
#24 Thaddeus Young (92% OWN)84.9 FP, 4 GP20.2 FP
#25 Gordon Hayward (86% OWN)84.5 FP, 3 GP28.3 FP
#26 Jayson Tatum (97% OWN)83.2 FP, 3 GP27.8 FP
#27 Jimmy Butler (99% OWN)78.9 FP, 2 GP38.8 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.

GORDON HAYWARDFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection23231272414341110107
-- Per Game (82 Proj)28.315.55.04.21.341.31
10/16 to 10/21 (3 Games)844615.212.23.94.1
10/22 to 10/28 (3 Games)844615.212.43.94.1
'18-20 Season16148253242447782
-- Per Game (72 GP)22.411.54.53.41.071.14