Kemba Walker and Rudy Gobert: Elite Players Who Will Under Deliver in Week 8

Nikola Jokic
 DEN 83% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Nikola Jokic is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #2 while his projection (rest of week 7) rank is #29. When compared to other centers in week 8, DeAndre Jordan (81.8 FP), Enes Kanter (112.6 FP), Nikola Vucevic (105.5 FP), Andre Drummond (143.2 FP), and Rudy Gobert (91.5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Jokic but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 83% of leagues he is expected to produce 83.7 fantasy points (WK 8). It should be a very good week 8 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.

Blake Griffin
 DET 90% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Blake Griffin is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #4 while his projection (rest of week 7) rank is #12. When compared to other forwards in week 8, LaMarcus Aldridge (129.6 FP), Kevin Durant (136.4 FP), Jimmy Butler (72.9 FP), Tobias Harris (90.9 FP), and Kawhi Leonard (157.8 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Griffin but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 90% of leagues he is expected to produce 100.8 fantasy points (WK 8). It should be a very good week 8 as he is projected to be the #2 forward. Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Kyle Lowry
 TOR 91% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Kyle Lowry is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection (rest of week 7) rank is #19. When compared to other guards in week 8, Russell Westbrook (156.8 FP), DeMar DeRozan (157.2 FP), James Harden (139.5 FP), John Wall (130.3 FP), and Kemba Walker (113.8 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Lowry but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 91% of leagues he is expected to produce 114 fantasy points (WK 8). It should be a very good week 8 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 92% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 7 is #18, which is less than his market rank of #14. When compared to other forwards in week 8 Blake Griffin (161.7 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. LaMarcus Aldridge (129.6 FP), Jimmy Butler (72.9 FP), Tobias Harris (90.9 FP), Khris Middleton (88.2 FP), and Giannis Antetokounmpo (139.8 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Leonard but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 92% of leagues he is expected to produce 107.4 fantasy points (WK 8). It should be a very good week 8 as he is projected to be the #3 forward. His per game projected FP average is 39.4 which is better than his actual per game average (28.5). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Lower Start%K. Leonard WK 8Higher Start%
B. Griffin (162 FP)158 FPL. Aldridge (130 FP)
 
#11 ForwardJ. Butler (73 FP)
 
 
T. Harris (91 FP)
 
 
K. Middleton (88 FP)
 
 
G. Antetokounmpo (140 FP)

Victor Oladipo
 IND 49% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Victor Oladipo is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #18 while his projection (rest of week 7) rank is #26. Stephen Curry (124.3 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. Louis Williams (85.7 FP), J.J. Redick (43.8 FP), Derrick Rose (71.3 FP), Nicolas Batum (74.4 FP), and Ricky Rubio (85.6 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Oladipo but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 49% of leagues he is expected to produce 77.8 fantasy points (WK 8). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #41 guard of week 8. He is projected to be better than that (the #16 guard). His per game projected FP average is 35 which is better than his actual per game average (28.4).

Lower Start%V. Oladipo WK 8Higher Start%
S. Curry (124 FP)105 FPL. Williams (86 FP)
 
#41 GuardJ. Redick (44 FP)
 
 
D. Rose (71 FP)
 
 
N. Batum (74 FP)
 
 
R. Rubio (86 FP)

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 8

Kemba Walker
 CHA 99% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 7 is #4, which is less than his market rank of #1. When compared to other guards in week 8 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Chris Paul (114 FP), Kyle Lowry (158.7 FP), Russell Westbrook (156.8 FP), Stephen Curry (124.3 FP), and DeMar DeRozan (157.2 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 159.3 fantasy points (WK 8). 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 45.5 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 37.9 which is less than his actual per game average (44.2).

Rudy Gobert
 UTA 97% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among centers for the rest of week 7 is #4, which is better than his market rank of #9. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Enes Kanter (112.6 FP), Tristan Thompson (93.1 FP), Nikola Vucevic (105.5 FP), Andre Drummond (143.2 FP), and Marc Gasol (111.8 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 143.2 fantasy points (WK 8). Owners expect him to be the most productive center of the week, but he is projected to be the #11 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 51.7 short of expectations.

Giannis Antetokounmpo
 MIL 99% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 7 is #7, which is less than his market rank of #2. When compared to other forwards in week 8 instead of Antetokounmpo consider these better options at lower start percentages: Blake Griffin (161.7 FP), Kawhi Leonard (157.8 FP), Anthony Davis (202.8 FP), and LeBron James (145.8 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 202.8 fantasy points (WK 8). Owners expect him to be the most productive forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #5 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 63 short of expectations.

Devin Booker
 PHO 99% Start

If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Devin Booker is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #12 while his projection rank for the rest of week 7 is #5. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Kyle Lowry (158.7 FP), Russell Westbrook (156.8 FP), Stephen Curry (124.3 FP), DeMar DeRozan (157.2 FP), and James Harden (139.5 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 158.7 fantasy points (WK 8). 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 38 short of expectations.

Lower Start%D. Booker WK 8Higher Start%
K. Lowry (159 FP)121 FPK. Walker (114 FP)
R. Westbrook (157 FP)#2 Guard 
S. Curry (124 FP) 
 
D. DeRozan (157 FP) 
 
J. Harden (140 FP) 
 

Jimmy Butler
 PHI 93% Start

If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Jimmy Butler is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #15 while his projection rank for the rest of week 7 is #4. When compared to other forwards in week 8 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Paul Millsap (107.4 FP), Rudy Gay (96.2 FP), Kevin Durant (136.4 FP), Danilo Gallinari (81.5 FP), and Serge Ibaka (100.8 FP). Starting in 93% of leagues he is expected to produce 116.9 fantasy points (WK 8). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #9 forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #31 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 44 short of expectations. In addition to being projected for fewer FP than normal, he is only playing in 2 games.