LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Should Be Starting in More Leagues in Week 16

LeBron James
 LAL 46% Start

When compared to other forwards in week 16, Trevor Ariza (81.6 FP), LaMarcus Aldridge (102.1 FP), Paul Millsap (99.2 FP), Rudy Gay (75.3 FP), and Kevin Durant (116.9 FP) are all projected for fewer points than James but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 46% of leagues he is expected to produce 72 fantasy points (WK 16). It should be a very good week 16 as he is projected to be the #1 forward. His per game projected FP average is 48.8 which is better than his actual per game average (33.6).

Kyrie Irving
 BOS 89% Start

When compared to other guards in week 16, Mike Conley (138.5 FP), Russell Westbrook (142.9 FP), Stephen Curry (113 FP), DeMar DeRozan (116.6 FP), and James Harden (141.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Irving but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 89% of leagues he is expected to produce 113 fantasy points (WK 16). It should be a very good week 16 as he is projected to be the #1 guard. In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Nikola Jokic
 DEN 91% Start

When compared to other centers in week 16 he is projected for more points than 3 other centers starting in more leagues: Nikola Vucevic (111.9 FP), Rudy Gobert (96.9 FP), and Karl-Anthony Towns (75 FP). Starting in 91% of leagues he is expected to produce 111.9 fantasy points (WK 16). It should be a very good week 16 as he is projected to be the #1 center.

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John Collins
 ATL 85% Start

When compared to other forwards in week 16 LeBron James (146.5 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. LaMarcus Aldridge (102.1 FP), Kevin Durant (116.9 FP), Blake Griffin (123.1 FP), Paul George (108.5 FP), and Tobias Harris (112.7 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Collins but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 85% of leagues he is expected to produce 102.2 fantasy points (WK 16). It should be a very good week 16 as he is projected to be the #3 forward. His per game projected FP average is 32.6 which is better than his actual per game average (21.8). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Lower Start%J. Collins WK 16Higher Start%
L. James (146 FP)130 FPL. Aldridge (102 FP)
 
#12 ForwardK. Durant (117 FP)
 
 
B. Griffin (123 FP)
 
 
P. George (108 FP)
 
 
T. Harris (113 FP)

Nicolas Batum
 CHA 39% Start

When compared to other guards in week 16 Chris Paul (101.8 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. Kyle Lowry (73.3 FP), J.J. Redick (67.5 FP), Eric Gordon (62.9 FP), Derrick Rose (43.3 FP), and Ricky Rubio (83.1 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Batum but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 39% of leagues he is expected to produce 68 fantasy points (WK 16). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #46 guard of week 16. He is projected to be better than that (the #20 guard). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Lower Start%N. Batum WK 16Higher Start%
C. Paul (102 FP)91 FPK. Lowry (73 FP)
 
#46 GuardJ. Redick (68 FP)
 
 
E. Gordon (63 FP)
 
 
D. Rose (43 FP)
 
 
R. Rubio (83 FP)

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 16

LaMarcus Aldridge
 SA 98% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 15 is #6, which is better than his market rank of #8. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Kevin Durant (116.9 FP), Danilo Gallinari (102.2 FP), Blake Griffin (123.1 FP), Paul George (108.5 FP), and Jimmy Butler (102.5 FP). Starting in 98% of leagues he is expected to produce 138.1 fantasy points (WK 16). Owners expect him to be the most productive forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #13 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 36 short of expectations.

Donovan Mitchell
 UTA 97% Start

If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Donovan Mitchell is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #16 while his projection rank for the rest of week 15 is #6. When compared to other guards in week 16 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Louis Williams (108.1 FP), Chris Paul (101.8 FP), Mike Conley (138.5 FP), Russell Westbrook (142.9 FP), and Darren Collison (122.1 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 141.7 fantasy points (WK 16). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #3 guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #19 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 41.5 short of expectations.

Kawhi Leonard
 TOR 92% 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 #12 while his projection rank for the rest of week 15 is #4. instead of Leonard consider these better options at lower start percentages: Paul Millsap (99.2 FP), Kevin Durant (116.9 FP), Thaddeus Young (95.8 FP), Danilo Gallinari (102.2 FP), and Blake Griffin (123.1 FP). Starting in 92% of leagues he is expected to produce 116.9 fantasy points (WK 16). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #6 forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #28 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 34 short of expectations. In addition to being projected for fewer FP than normal, he is only playing in 2 games.

Karl-Anthony Towns
 MIN 96% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among centers for the rest of week 15 is #1, which is better than his market rank of #3. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Al Horford (107.2 FP), DeAndre Jordan (81.6 FP), Enes Kanter (93.4 FP), Andre Drummond (95.6 FP), and Joel Embiid (121.8 FP). Starting in 96% of leagues he is expected to produce 121.8 fantasy points (WK 16). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #3 center of the week, but he is projected to be the #13 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 46.8 short of expectations. In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 2 games.

De'Aaron Fox
 SAC 84% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 15 is #7, which is better than his market rank of #10. When compared to other guards in week 16 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Louis Williams (108.1 FP), Chris Paul (101.8 FP), Rajon Rondo (67.5 FP), J.J. Redick (67.5 FP), and Nicolas Batum (90.9 FP). Starting in 84% of leagues he is expected to produce 104.9 fantasy points (WK 16). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #15 guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #50 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 38 short of expectations. In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 2 games.