Spencer Dinwiddie and Gordon Hayward: Highly Owned Trade Bait

DeMarcus Cousins
 GS 99% Own

His latest projection based rank among forwards is #13. As of 1/11, DeMarcus Cousins is the #25 ranked forward based on ownership percentage (99%). Our projections indicate that DeMarcus Cousins is underrated by the market. Even if he is highly owned, he is still undervalued and if you act quickly there is a clear buy low opportunity. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better forward option available. Of the 7 forwards (Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Domantas Sabonis, Lauri Markkanen, Kyle Kuzma) with this market rank (99% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 1229 fantasy points in 37 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #11 highest average. The market ranks DeMarcus Cousins behind Mirotic and above Ibaka but the projections rank DeMarcus Cousins over Mirotic. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 2 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. His value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat, especially from three-point range. But he does do better in the other areas of the game.

Justise Winslow
 MIA 91% Own

Most already consider Justise Winslow to be a good starting forward, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Ranking by ownership percentage (91%), Justise Winslow is expected to be the #37 forward for the rest of the season. The projections have him 16 spots higher in the rankings. Even if he is highly owned, he is still undervalued and if you act quickly there is a clear buy low opportunity. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better forward option available. He is projected for 1045 fantasy points in 42 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#27) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Justise Winslow behind Jackson and above Gay but the projections rank Justise Winslow over Jackson. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 5 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. With a better FP Total rank than Avg rank, his value will decrease once his remaining games evens out with other similarly rated players. His value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball is a strength.

Kris Dunn
 CHI 95% Own

His latest projection based rank among guards is #21. Based on ownership percentage (95%), Kris Dunn has a market rank of #32 among guards. Kris Dunn's projection rank is better than their market rank. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better guard option available. Of the 3 guards (Ricky Rubio, Gary Harris) with this market rank (95% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 1127 fantasy points in 41 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#23) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Kris Dunn behind Rose and above Harris but the projections rank Kris Dunn over Rose. His value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball is a strength.

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Zach Collins
 POR 16% Own

Many would be surprised to see Zach Collins projected as an elite fantasy center. Based on ownership percentage (16%), Zach Collins has a market rank of #40 among centers. The projections have him 10 spots higher in the rankings. There could be an opportunity to acquire him while the market is still not as high on them as the projections are. Unless someone offers an even better center value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 560 fantasy points in 40 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#31) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Zach Collins behind Noel and above Nowitzki but the projections rank Zach Collins over Noel. While scoring is his strength (especially from three-point range) he contributes enough in other areas to be considered a well-rounded center.

Louis Williams
 LAC 98% Own

As of 1/11, Louis Williams is the #26 ranked guard based on ownership percentage (98%). Our projections indicate that Louis Williams is underrated by the market. His fantasy guard projection rank is #23. Of the 3 guards (Jeff Teague, Tim Hardaway) with this market rank (98% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 1111 fantasy points in 41 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#25) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Louis Williams behind Paul and above Teague and the projections agree. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 4 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. His strength is scoring, and if he could improve from 3pt range his value would increase. But sharing the ball and accumulating defensive stats need improvement.

Lower Own%L. Williams ROSHigher Own%
K. Dunn (1127 FP)1111 FPK. Thompson (1063 FP)
 
#26 GuardJ. Richardson (1042 FP)
 
 
B. Hield (1011 FP)
 
 
J. Murray (1038 FP)

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Bad Fantasy Values for the Rest of the Season

Spencer Dinwiddie
 BKN 97% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (97%), Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to be the #29 guard for the rest of the season. Projected to be a backup guard his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. He is projected for 752 fantasy points in 39 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#59) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Spencer Dinwiddie behind Hardaway and above Ball but the projections rank Ball over Spencer Dinwiddie. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 3 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. His ranking in points is the same as his overall fantasy ranking indicating he is relatively well-rounded from a statistical standpoint.

Gordon Hayward
 BOS 98% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (98%), Gordon Hayward is expected to be the #28 forward for the rest of the season. The projections indicate that he is likely to fall short of high market expectations. The projections have him 14 spots lower in the rankings. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. There are other forwards with virtually the same market rank (Paul Millsap, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Love 98% Owned) and Hayward ranks #3 out of 4. He is projected for 837 fantasy points in 41 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#46) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Gordon Hayward behind Millsap and above Love and the projections agree. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 3 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. With a better FP Total rank than Avg rank, his value will decrease once his remaining games evens out with other similarly rated players.

Buddy Hield
 SAC 99% Own

As of 1/11, Buddy Hield is the #22 ranked guard based on ownership percentage (99%). Buddy Hield's market rank is better than our current projections indicate. His fantasy guard projection rank is #30. He is the lowest rated of the 4 guards (Chris Paul, Josh Richardson, Trae Young) with this market rank (99% Owned). He is projected for 1011 fantasy points in 40 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #29 highest average. The market ranks Buddy Hield behind Oladipo and above Young but the projections rank Young over Buddy Hield. His strength is scoring, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball and accumulating defensive stats need improvement.

Serge Ibaka
 TOR 98% Own

His latest projection based rank among forwards is #34. Ranking by ownership percentage (98%), Serge Ibaka is expected to be the #26 forward for the rest of the season. Serge Ibaka's market rank is better than our current projections indicate. There are other forwards with virtually the same market rank (Paul Millsap, Kevin Love, Gordon Hayward 98% Owned) and Ibaka ranks #2 out of 4. He is projected for 909 fantasy points in 39 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#35) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Serge Ibaka behind Cousins and above Millsap but the projections rank Millsap over Serge Ibaka. His ranking in points is the same as his overall fantasy ranking indicating he contributes in most fantasy statistical areas.

Jarrett Allen
 BKN 92% Own

His latest projection based rank among centers is #22. Based on ownership percentage (92%), Jarrett Allen has a market rank of #19 among centers. Jarrett Allen's market rank is better than our current projections indicate. He is projected for 734 fantasy points in 39 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#23) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Jarrett Allen behind Harrell and above Thompson but the projections rank Thompson over Jarrett Allen. Scoring is not necessarily a strength but it is not a weakness and he is considered a well-rounded center who contributes equally in most key stats.