Louis Williams Is (Not) a Must Start in Week 24?


If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Louis Williams is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #21 while his projection rank for the rest of week 23 is #11. C.J. McCollum (126.1 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. Chris Paul (101.7 FP), Stephen Curry (112.4 FP), DeMar DeRozan (119.7 FP), Eric Bledsoe (92.8 FP), and Kyrie Irving (111.8 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Williams but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 83% of leagues he is expected to produce 107 fantasy points (WK 24). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #18 guard of week 24. He is projected to be better than that (the #8 guard). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Lower Start%L. Williams WK 24Higher Start%
C. McCollum (126 FP)122 FPC. Paul (102 FP)
#18 GuardS. Curry (112 FP)
D. DeRozan (120 FP)
E. Bledsoe (93 FP)
K. Irving (112 FP)

He is projected for 122 fantasy points in week 24 (#8 G) in 4 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
122 (#8) 
76 (#7) 
11.2 (#38)
20.1 (#14) 
3 (#42)
0.7 (#68)
3PT Made 
6.3 (#33)
9.4 (#10) 

  • Based on 3/24 start percentages, Louis Williams is valued behind Conley and above Murray but the projections rank Murray over Louis Williams in week 24.
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    28.4 FP @MIN28.2 FP @MIL33.5 FP vs CLE31.9 FP vs MEM

    Louis Williams last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    3/22 @CLE27 FP, 24 FD, 26 DK29 Min, 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 45.6 TS%, 30% USG
    3/19 vs IND31 FP, 30 FD, 29 DK26 Min, 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 9 Ast, 34 TS%, 28% USG
    3/17 vs BKN33 FP, 32 FD, 36 DK27 Min, 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 65.5 TS%, 31% USG
    3/15 vs CHI27 FP, 26 FD, 28 DK27 Min, 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 50.1 TS%, 32% USG
    3/12 vs POR22 FP, 22 FD, 24 DK27 Min, 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 44.1 TS%, 37% USG

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    Both the market and projections have the exact same expectations for Louis Williams. Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), Louis Williams is expected to be the #21 guard for the rest of the season. Projections also rank him #21. He is projected for 275 fantasy points in 9 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Louis Williams behind Conley and above Murray but the projections rank Murray over Louis Williams. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 4 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. Scoring is his strength and he cannot be considered a well-rounded guard.

    Lower Own%L. Williams ROSHigher Own%
    W. Barton (275 FP)274 FPE. Bledsoe (273 FP)
    C. McCollum (304 FP)#21 GuardD. Russell (258 FP)
    J. Murray (300 FP) 
    B. Hield (271 FP)
    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    275 (#20) 
    172 (#17) 
    25 (#58)
    45 (#23) 
    7 (#56)
    2 (#48)
    3PT Made 
    14 (#47)
    21 (#21)