Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma: Highly Owned Trade Bait

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Justise Winslow
 MIA 94% Own

Based on ownership percentage (94%), Justise Winslow has a market rank of #35 among forwards. He is projected to be the #14 forward. 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'. Unless someone offers an even better forward value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 1080 fantasy points in 38 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#18) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Justise Winslow behind Hayward and above Jackson but the projections rank Justise Winslow over Hayward. 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 inside the three-point arc. But sharing the ball is a strength.

DeMarcus Cousins
 GS 99% Own

Most already consider DeMarcus Cousins to be a good starting forward, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), DeMarcus Cousins is expected to be the #25 forward for the rest of the season. His projection based forward rank is #11. 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 8 forwards (Danilo Gallinari, 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 1183 fantasy points in 36 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#12) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks DeMarcus Cousins behind Sabonis and above Siakam but the projections rank DeMarcus Cousins over Sabonis. 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.

Tomas Satoransky
 WAS 86% Own

Based on ownership percentage (86%), Tomas Satoransky has a market rank of #44 among guards. He is projected to be the #26 guard. 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 guard option available. Of the 3 guards (Jeremy Lamb, Bogdan Bogdanovic) with this market rank (86% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 943 fantasy points in 37 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#30) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Tomas Satoransky behind Bogdanovic and above Lamb but the projections rank Tomas Satoransky over Bogdanovic. 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.

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Ricky Rubio
 UTA 93% Own

Based on ownership percentage (93%), Ricky Rubio has a market rank of #34 among guards. He is projected to be the #21 guard. 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 guard option available. He is projected for more FPs than Will Barton who has virtually the same market rank (93% Owned) as Rubio. He is projected for 996 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Ricky Rubio behind Barton and above Fournier but the projections rank Ricky Rubio over Barton. 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 value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball is a strength.

Mike Muscala
 PHI 5% Own

The projections say that Mike Muscala is an elite fantasy center worth starting most weeks. Based on ownership percentage (5%), Mike Muscala has a market rank of #46 among centers. His projection based center rank is #29. 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 503 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Mike Muscala behind Poeltl and above Chandler but the projections rank Mike Muscala over Poeltl. 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.

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Bad Fantasy Values for the Rest of the Season

Spencer Dinwiddie
 BKN 96% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (96%), Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to be the #30 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. Derrick Rose has virtually the same market rank (96% Owned) and is projected for more points than Dinwiddie. He is projected for 725 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#54) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Spencer Dinwiddie behind Rose and above Dunn but the projections rank Dunn 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 strength is scoring. He gets assists as well, so it is his defensive stats that need improvement.

Kyle Kuzma
 LAL 99% Own

His latest projection based rank among forwards is #27. As of 1/21, Kyle Kuzma is the #19 ranked forward based on ownership percentage (99%). Kyle Kuzma's market rank is better than our current projections indicate. There are many other forwards with virtually the same market rank (Danilo Gallinari, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Domantas Sabonis, Lauri Markkanen 99% Owned) and Kuzma ranks #6 out of 8. He is projected for 899 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #26 highest average. The market ranks Kyle Kuzma behind Markkanen and above Wiggins but the projections rank Wiggins over Kyle Kuzma. 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. But sharing the ball and accumulating defensive stats need improvement.

Lower Own%K. Kuzma ROSHigher Own%
T. Ariza (925 FP)899 FPJ. Tatum (870 FP)
D. Cousins (1183 FP)#19 Forward 
H. Barnes (911 FP) 
 
D. Green (993 FP) 
 
O. Porter (966 FP) 
 

Danilo Gallinari
 LAC 99% Own

His latest projection based rank among forwards is #32. Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), Danilo Gallinari is expected to be the #23 forward for the rest of the season. Our projections indicate that Danilo Gallinari is overrated by the market. He is the lowest rated of the 8 forwards (DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Domantas Sabonis, Lauri Markkanen, Kyle Kuzma) with this market rank (99% Owned). He is projected for 824 fantasy points in 32 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #25 highest average. The market ranks Danilo Gallinari behind Mirotic and above Sabonis but the projections rank Sabonis over Danilo Gallinari. With a better FP Avg rank than Total rank, his value will increase once his remaining games evens out with other similarly rated players.

Buddy Hield
 SAC 99% Own

His latest projection based rank among guards is #32. Based on ownership percentage (99%), Buddy Hield has a market rank of #23 among guards. Our projections indicate that Buddy Hield is overrated by the market. He is the lowest rated of the 4 guards (Chris Paul, C.J. McCollum, Josh Richardson) with this market rank (99% Owned). He is projected for 921 fantasy points in 36 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #29 highest average. The market ranks Buddy Hield behind McCollum and above Richardson but the projections rank Richardson over Buddy Hield. His strength is scoring, especially from three-point range. But sharing the ball and accumulating defensive stats need improvement.

JaVale McGee
 LAL 73% Own

As of 1/21, JaVale McGee is the #23 ranked center based on ownership percentage (73%). The market expects more than the projections do. His projection based center rank is #32. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. He is projected for 475 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks JaVale McGee behind Bryant and above Valanciunas and the projections agree. His strength is scoring, and if he could improve from 3pt range his value would increase. But he is not expected to pass very often.