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Fantasy Values by Category

Thursday, November 8, 2018


In this week's Numbers Game, we'll be looking at each player's fantasy value on a category-by-category basis. Which player depends most heavily on steals for their fantasy value? That would be Justise Winslow, whose 2.0 steals per game are the bedrock of his fantasy value. DeAndre Bembry, Josh Hart and P.J. Tucker are also near the top of the board when it comes to dependency on steals -- all of them get at least 25% of their 8-cat value in that single category.

 

Which players have earned the 'specialist' label when it comes to 3-pointers this season? Stephen Curry ranks fifth with 22.3% of his value beyond the arc, but the most triple-dependent player is J.J. Redick, with Tim Hardaway Jr., Wes Matthews and Joe Harris not far behind. The numbers I'm referencing are based on my own 8-cat values. If you're interested in my methodology, dig around the Numbers Game archive!

 

As usual, I've eliminated every player who didn't meet basic criteria for minutes (15.0 per game) and games played (no team has played more than 11 games, so I'm going with a generous five-game cut-off). Here are notable players who did not make the cut:

 



Minutes (>15): Jordan Bell, Kyle O'Quinn, Nerlens Noel, Willy Hernangomez, Gorgui Dieng, Alfonzo McKinnie, Tim Frazier and Norman Powell. Very few other players of note for fantasy in this sub-15-minute group, though all the big men I listed have strong potential if circumstances change (e.g. Dieng is traded to an ideal team, or an injury thrusts Noel or Hernangomez into the starting lineup) and allow them to be unleashed.

 

Games Played (>5): Will Barton, Kevin Love, Kris Dunn, Dwight Howard, JaMychal Green, Kevin Knox, Chandler Parsons, Bobby Portis

 

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It's a low bar to clear and there were still 266 players who qualified, which I trimmed to 175 based upon overall 8-cat value. I'm using 8-cat because it doesn't give an automatic boost to low-minute, low-usage guys who simply don't touch the ball (and therefore don't turn it over). I remain a staunch advocate for 9-cat rotisserie (roto) leagues as the ideal format, but for the purposes of this early-season column we're going 8-cat!

 

The final cut (down to top-175) eliminated guys like Harrison Barnes, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Avery Bradley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Marcin Gortat, Josh Jackson, Allen Crabbe, Mario Hezonja, Trey Burke, Collin Sexton, Mitchell Robinson, Kyle Anderson, Marvin Williams, and a pair of prominent 76ers -- Markelle Fultz and Dario Saric. The No. 176 overall value was Jonathan Isaac, so he too is gone. This doesn't mean these guys don't/won't have value! I simply must draw the line somewhere and the statistics dictate that they're out. If you own any of them, you get it.

 

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Here is the breakdown for how much value each player derives from specific categories. Using Hassan Whiteside as a quick example, you'll see that 32.9% of his 8-cat value has come from blocks this season. He's also getting 33.5% of his value from rebounds, which means that two-thirds of his fantasy production is rooted in two categories. He's a terrific source of FG%, of course, so the fact that he only gets 18.1% of his value there doesn't imply he's underperforming -- he's simply a monster in boards and blocks.

 

A final note: Players who have damaging FG% or FT% aren't listed as negative in those categories, just extremely low. This is a consequence of 'zeroing out' each category. If you have any questions, I'll happily discuss my methodology...just send me a message on Twitter!

 

Away we go:

 

 

Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Stephen Curry 18.3% 22.3% 5.2% 10.9% 8.5% 2.9% 14.0% 17.9%
James Harden 17.0% 17.6% 5.1% 15.7% 20.1% 3.4% 8.1% 13.0%
Kevin Durant 17.9% 6.9% 9.4% 12.1% 7.1% 4.6% 19.4% 22.6%
Anthony Davis 15.1% 3.3% 16.1% 9.0% 14.9% 23.6% 9.0% 9.0%
Kawhi Leonard 17.6% 8.8% 9.8% 7.2% 17.8% 4.3% 14.0% 20.4%
LeBron James 18.3% 7.2% 10.0% 16.5% 15.1% 5.4% 14.0% 13.5%
Kyle Lowry 10.9% 12.6% 5.1% 25.2% 13.7% 4.9% 12.8% 14.8%
Damian Lillard 19.5% 12.9% 5.7% 12.3% 7.5% 1.5% 11.3% 29.1%
Joel Embiid 19.9% 6.2% 18.3% 7.6% 0.7% 17.0% 12.6% 17.8%
Giannis Antetokounmpo 18.3% 1.2% 20.9% 13.0% 8.7% 10.9% 18.4% 8.5%
Karl-Anthony Towns 12.2% 10.5% 14.9% 5.0% 8.9% 17.6% 9.8% 21.3%
Paul George 15.9% 15.4% 9.1% 9.9% 25.0% 6.4% 1.1% 17.2%
Nikola Jokic 10.8% 5.6% 15.1% 17.9% 10.1% 7.4% 15.1% 17.9%
Kemba Walker 20.8% 21.6% 4.9% 13.4% 6.0% 2.5% 9.8% 20.9%
DeMar DeRozan 20.4% 2.3% 7.2% 15.6% 11.5% 1.8% 17.3% 23.9%
Jimmy Butler 15.6% 7.8% 6.0% 8.7% 23.5% 8.4% 13.2% 16.8%
Blake Griffin 21.6% 13.5% 17.8% 11.4% 5.9% 4.7% 13.9% 11.2%
Zach LaVine 21.5% 12.6% 6.2% 9.1% 9.4% 6.2% 12.0% 22.9%
Nikola Vucevic 12.5% 4.9% 16.9% 9.0% 11.9% 11.5% 19.0% 14.2%
John Wall 15.8% 7.4% 2.8% 18.4% 25.7% 7.9% 11.9% 10.0%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Khris Middleton 14.0% 21.1% 6.9% 9.7% 14.8% 2.0% 10.0% 21.5%
Chris Paul 12.8% 10.6% 8.5% 24.2% 21.5% 2.6% 4.0% 15.7%
JaVale McGee 9.5% 0.6% 11.8% 3.1% 9.0% 31.4% 23.2% 11.3%
DeAndre Jordan 7.8% 0.0% 25.1% 6.2% 6.4% 13.4% 22.5% 18.8%
Devin Booker 21.1% 15.4% 4.3% 17.4% 6.4% 1.5% 12.8% 21.0%
Russell Westbrook 19.5% 1.7% 13.4% 23.3% 23.4% 1.3% 15.2% 2.1%
Josh Richardson 16.8% 18.0% 5.8% 7.4% 10.3% 10.3% 8.6% 22.8%
Victor Oladipo 18.5% 14.8% 11.3% 10.6% 16.6% 3.4% 12.6% 12.1%
Bradley Beal 18.5% 17.5% 5.9% 9.5% 9.0% 10.4% 13.2% 16.1%
Rudy Gobert 11.7% 0.0% 23.8% 2.9% 11.5% 20.7% 28.6% 0.8%
Jrue Holiday 14.5% 5.3% 5.3% 23.7% 16.4% 4.8% 12.5% 17.5%
Nikola Mirotic 17.6% 14.2% 20.1% 3.2% 9.3% 4.8% 16.6% 14.2%
Kyrie Irving 14.9% 14.9% 6.7% 14.2% 10.6% 6.7% 14.1% 17.9%
Deandre Ayton 11.8% 0.0% 19.1% 9.3% 8.1% 8.7% 27.0% 16.1%
Marc Gasol 9.6% 9.6% 15.0% 11.7% 23.3% 5.5% 8.9% 16.4%
Danilo Gallinari 16.4% 13.7% 8.9% 4.5% 6.1% 4.0% 11.7% 34.7%
Draymond Green 2.9% 3.4% 12.0% 22.2% 20.2% 10.1% 14.4% 14.8%
Robert Covington 7.3% 15.5% 8.5% 2.8% 23.7% 15.6% 11.1% 15.5%
Tobias Harris 18.1% 12.0% 14.9% 5.2% 2.4% 6.1% 21.3% 20.0%
Buddy Hield 16.5% 15.3% 9.4% 7.3% 4.9% 6.1% 21.0% 19.6%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Caris LeVert 16.8% 9.5% 6.8% 12.0% 17.6% 3.1% 14.8% 19.4%
Nemanja Bjelica 10.6% 13.4% 9.4% 7.9% 15.1% 7.2% 21.3% 15.2%
Serge Ibaka 14.8% 3.5% 13.0% 2.9% 9.1% 13.2% 26.9% 16.6%
Donovan Mitchell 20.0% 14.7% 2.8% 12.0% 21.3% 2.6% 7.1% 19.4%
Luka Doncic 16.7% 17.5% 11.4% 13.4% 10.2% 3.5% 13.9% 13.5%
Tim Hardaway Jr. 21.3% 23.2% 4.3% 9.7% 9.1% 0.0% 6.0% 26.4%
Jamal Murray 16.3% 10.6% 6.8% 10.0% 11.8% 4.3% 14.1% 26.1%
Ben Simmons 10.5% 0.0% 17.9% 22.7% 21.2% 5.4% 17.5% 4.8%
De'Aaron Fox 16.1% 6.7% 7.3% 23.1% 15.9% 4.3% 17.7% 8.9%
Eric Bledsoe 10.1% 9.7% 7.0% 18.9% 8.9% 9.6% 14.7% 21.0%
Domantas Sabonis 10.7% 0.7% 16.8% 7.8% 6.6% 6.6% 29.6% 21.3%
Enes Kanter 12.3% 0.6% 23.9% 7.3% 5.9% 4.0% 22.4% 23.6%
Rajon Rondo 8.4% 7.9% 7.3% 20.5% 14.2% 0.0% 22.7% 19.0%
Nicolas Batum 6.7% 12.5% 11.8% 12.7% 15.0% 7.8% 14.2% 19.3%
Jusuf Nurkic 12.6% 1.4% 20.5% 4.4% 9.6% 10.1% 21.8% 19.7%
Andre Drummond 16.6% 0.8% 35.5% 3.9% 9.3% 15.0% 18.9% 0.0%
Danny Green 6.7% 19.1% 6.2% 4.3% 15.0% 12.3% 15.3% 21.1%
Taurean Prince 12.9% 16.3% 8.7% 10.0% 17.1% 2.5% 5.7% 26.9%
Clint Capela 13.0% 0.0% 23.6% 5.7% 4.7% 20.0% 28.8% 4.2%
Kent Bazemore 11.7% 11.0% 7.2% 6.9% 20.5% 10.1% 17.2% 15.4%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Rodney McGruder 11.3% 16.6% 10.1% 11.6% 11.0% 3.8% 16.6% 19.0%
Trae Young 17.7% 14.3% 4.2% 25.5% 4.7% 3.8% 11.1% 18.6%
Gary Harris 16.8% 8.6% 5.9% 10.1% 15.5% 5.7% 15.1% 22.3%
Lou Williams 17.9% 13.0% 1.2% 10.2% 7.0% 2.3% 12.6% 35.8%
Al Horford 9.4% 10.1% 11.9% 12.9% 8.5% 15.1% 13.9% 18.1%
Jonas Valanciunas 11.0% 3.3% 14.1% 3.2% 7.6% 12.7% 21.6% 26.5%
Wendell Carter Jr. 7.8% 2.6% 15.2% 8.7% 7.6% 22.2% 13.7% 22.2%
Julius Randle 16.9% 4.4% 14.9% 6.3% 10.0% 8.2% 26.1% 13.2%
Mike Conley 16.8% 13.0% 4.3% 19.0% 16.2% 2.6% 1.2% 26.9%
Justin Holiday 8.4% 21.3% 5.8% 7.6% 19.6% 4.3% 11.3% 21.6%
Joe Ingles 10.7% 18.3% 7.5% 13.1% 21.8% 2.4% 11.9% 14.3%
Marcus Morris 12.6% 17.6% 13.6% 3.0% 5.7% 3.5% 20.0% 24.0%
Klay Thompson 20.0% 18.1% 6.3% 4.8% 7.7% 5.4% 13.7% 24.1%
Montrezl Harrell 9.3% 0.0% 11.4% 4.0% 13.1% 20.2% 27.9% 14.1%
Steven Adams 11.8% 0.0% 22.2% 3.8% 20.5% 14.9% 26.8% 0.0%
Jayson Tatum 14.0% 11.1% 14.2% 8.8% 7.2% 7.2% 8.3% 29.1%
P.J. Tucker 4.2% 15.7% 10.9% 4.1% 26.4% 8.0% 12.3% 18.3%
Hassan Whiteside 9.7% 0.9% 33.5% 0.0% 3.9% 32.9% 18.1% 1.0%
LaMarcus Aldridge 19.6% 0.0% 19.5% 11.4% 5.0% 12.0% 13.2% 19.3%
Aaron Gordon 14.7% 12.8% 16.7% 6.5% 10.3% 9.7% 16.0% 13.3%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Rudy Gay 11.0% 8.5% 16.5% 6.5% 15.2% 6.1% 18.7% 17.6%
Joe Harris 11.5% 22.7% 5.4% 8.6% 5.9% 1.2% 24.1% 20.6%
Pascal Siakam 9.0% 2.1% 15.2% 7.2% 16.2% 5.5% 28.1% 16.7%
Goran Dragic 17.6% 17.1% 6.2% 17.5% 4.0% 4.6% 8.3% 24.7%
Markieff Morris 9.4% 11.4% 9.4% 7.5% 7.8% 13.8% 16.5% 24.2%
Ricky Rubio 7.2% 9.1% 3.4% 26.2% 19.6% 2.4% 3.4% 28.7%
Myles Turner 9.1% 1.4% 8.9% 4.4% 3.9% 30.2% 20.6% 21.6%
Andrew Wiggins 15.9% 15.3% 5.6% 4.9% 23.1% 6.2% 6.0% 23.0%
D'Angelo Russell 14.1% 17.7% 5.3% 18.3% 9.0% 4.9% 8.8% 22.0%
Paul Millsap 10.4% 5.4% 15.8% 4.5% 15.1% 14.8% 16.9% 17.0%
J.J. Redick 17.5% 25.1% 3.9% 11.1% 3.9% 1.1% 5.6% 31.7%
Malcolm Brogdon 11.4% 12.1% 6.4% 12.3% 5.2% 2.8% 20.7% 29.2%
Jarrett Allen 8.8% 1.6% 16.6% 5.0% 6.1% 23.9% 28.1% 10.1%
Josh Hart 8.6% 15.7% 6.5% 4.3% 26.4% 6.3% 16.1% 16.2%
Justise Winslow 6.4% 6.4% 11.7% 14.9% 30.0% 10.2% 8.3% 12.0%
Zach Collins 8.1% 7.2% 6.0% 3.9% 4.6% 20.5% 24.8% 24.8%
Taj Gibson 8.0% 2.9% 14.3% 4.2% 14.1% 11.6% 25.2% 19.6%
Brook Lopez 8.1% 16.8% 3.8% 3.2% 1.8% 24.2% 14.2% 27.9%
Kyle Kuzma 19.7% 12.0% 9.9% 5.4% 1.4% 9.0% 20.6% 22.0%
George Hill 10.7% 9.6% 1.1% 10.6% 15.8% 1.3% 25.5% 25.4%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Elfrid Payton 9.3% 4.8% 11.8% 23.2% 11.0% 2.6% 20.7% 16.6%
Jeff Teague 10.9% 8.0% 2.6% 24.9% 12.0% 1.8% 5.2% 34.6%
Garrett Temple 11.7% 16.2% 5.7% 4.1% 14.3% 4.3% 19.1% 24.6%
Dewayne Dedmon 5.2% 5.4% 13.4% 1.4% 3.6% 23.9% 20.2% 26.9%
Wesley Matthews 18.1% 22.7% 3.3% 9.2% 10.9% 0.0% 9.7% 26.2%
T.J. Warren 14.8% 12.3% 6.0% 5.2% 6.4% 8.2% 21.1% 26.1%
Lonzo Ball 6.7% 15.6% 9.3% 15.8% 16.2% 0.0% 17.6% 18.9%
Trevor Ariza 8.4% 15.5% 11.1% 13.8% 12.7% 1.5% 6.8% 30.2%
C.J. McCollum 20.1% 16.4% 7.0% 8.2% 6.4% 4.0% 11.0% 26.8%
Dennis Schroder 15.1% 10.0% 7.0% 20.6% 12.7% 1.5% 7.9% 25.1%
Jeremy Lamb 10.0% 9.9% 8.8% 5.6% 16.3% 6.6% 12.7% 30.0%
Derrick Rose 18.2% 9.1% 5.7% 16.8% 9.8% 2.7% 13.4% 24.4%
Otto Porter 7.9% 9.4% 10.0% 4.3% 21.1% 8.4% 15.0% 23.9%
Ersan Ilyasova 7.2% 10.2% 13.9% 5.1% 11.1% 4.5% 22.7% 25.3%
Willie Cauley-Stein 15.9% 0.0% 19.3% 8.0% 18.3% 6.8% 31.3% 0.5%
Cody Zeller 5.6% 0.8% 12.4% 6.5% 6.5% 10.8% 27.6% 29.7%
Spencer Dinwiddie 13.8% 19.4% 1.7% 15.1% 3.2% 5.4% 18.4% 23.0%
E'Twaun Moore 13.1% 13.5% 1.4% 6.9% 9.9% 5.4% 26.1% 23.6%
Shelvin Mack 10.4% 11.2% 2.1% 14.2% 16.8% 1.5% 24.9% 18.9%
Jaren Jackson Jr. 9.2% 2.8% 8.8% 5.1% 13.1% 19.6% 18.7% 22.7%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Evan Fournier 15.8% 15.2% 2.6% 16.6% 18.3% 1.4% 6.7% 23.4%
Kelly Oubre Jr. 13.5% 14.2% 10.2% 1.7% 7.5% 10.6% 13.4% 28.9%
Jae Crowder 13.8% 18.7% 11.4% 6.2% 10.0% 5.5% 15.7% 18.8%
Jordan Clarkson 16.0% 11.1% 2.3% 3.1% 11.8% 4.1% 22.4% 29.2%
Alex Len 8.5% 5.8% 12.3% 5.3% 5.7% 20.1% 25.3% 17.0%
Damyean Dotson 12.6% 16.4% 13.4% 3.9% 13.5% 1.5% 16.9% 21.9%
Derrick Favors 9.0% 1.9% 17.0% 1.7% 9.6% 18.6% 24.5% 17.6%
Bryn Forbes 11.8% 16.4% 0.2% 9.3% 19.3% 0.0% 16.6% 26.4%
Carmelo Anthony 14.9% 20.4% 11.8% 1.7% 5.8% 10.9% 14.7% 19.7%
Terrence Ross 11.3% 17.6% 2.7% 8.0% 17.3% 7.1% 8.9% 27.1%
Dennis Smith Jr. 17.8% 12.1% 2.3% 14.7% 15.6% 5.3% 15.7% 16.5%
Malik Monk 13.1% 21.3% 0.3% 8.9% 6.9% 5.7% 12.3% 31.5%
Dorian Finney-Smith 6.3% 12.9% 6.7% 3.2% 15.9% 6.4% 24.2% 24.4%
Al-Farouq Aminu 4.8% 8.1% 22.8% 1.6% 14.1% 5.8% 12.9% 30.0%
Brandon Ingram 16.7% 6.0% 7.2% 4.3% 13.0% 16.9% 20.5% 15.3%
Noah Vonleh 4.1% 2.5% 19.6% 6.3% 9.5% 13.2% 22.6% 22.3%
Darren Collison 7.1% 4.9% 1.8% 17.7% 24.3% 0.0% 20.3% 23.8%
Marvin Bagley III 12.4% 5.4% 16.4% 4.1% 12.4% 16.0% 26.1% 7.0%
Iman Shumpert 6.6% 17.0% 6.2% 6.3% 11.5% 7.3% 18.4% 26.7%
Jerami Grant 9.6% 7.1% 10.5% 6.0% 18.1% 17.8% 18.7% 12.1%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Evan Turner 7.8% 1.8% 10.4% 16.8% 14.4% 4.4% 23.8% 20.6%
Cedi Osman 12.1% 15.6% 12.3% 11.3% 12.6% 4.4% 6.5% 25.1%
Jabari Parker 15.2% 9.2% 15.0% 7.6% 8.0% 6.7% 17.4% 21.0%
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 7.3% 1.8% 14.2% 5.4% 3.5% 20.7% 24.8% 22.3%
Thaddeus Young 8.0% 2.5% 14.3% 6.4% 23.1% 8.1% 22.2% 15.4%
Jeff Green 7.4% 3.1% 11.5% 4.2% 6.2% 13.2% 15.7% 38.8%
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 4.9% 2.8% 4.5% 13.6% 14.6% 7.5% 18.9% 33.1%
DeAndre' Bembry 5.8% 9.3% 11.9% 10.9% 26.9% 8.3% 14.4% 12.4%
D.J. Augustin 7.9% 13.1% 3.2% 19.8% 7.3% 0.0% 14.8% 33.9%
Bojan Bogdanovic 14.0% 17.9% 6.6% 3.4% 9.8% 0.0% 25.7% 22.7%
Pau Gasol 2.9% 4.2% 14.8% 13.9% 0.0% 16.8% 23.5% 23.9%
Tristan Thompson 6.6% 0.0% 26.1% 8.6% 9.2% 6.0% 25.5% 18.0%
Rodney Hood 12.3% 7.5% 3.5% 8.6% 16.7% 1.5% 15.8% 34.1%
Tyreke Evans 10.5% 14.1% 2.9% 11.2% 16.7% 9.1% 16.1% 19.5%
Ish Smith 9.0% 13.6% 2.3% 13.9% 12.5% 5.1% 18.3% 25.1%
Reggie Jackson 19.1% 21.3% 4.6% 15.6% 4.2% 1.7% 0.0% 33.4%
Maxi Kleber 4.3% 11.7% 8.9% 1.4% 4.3% 22.3% 24.2% 22.8%
Kelly Olynyk 6.8% 11.8% 4.9% 9.8% 10.7% 6.9% 19.8% 29.4%
Gordon Hayward 8.7% 11.8% 14.1% 9.3% 14.9% 5.2% 13.4% 22.7%
John Henson 2.5% 8.6% 17.4% 2.9% 10.7% 15.5% 20.2% 22.3%
Name PTS 3PT REB AST STL BLK FG% FT%
Ryan Arcidiacono 1.4% 12.5% 0.0% 21.2% 15.2% 1.5% 21.4% 26.8%
Marcus Smart 0.0% 4.8% 3.6% 17.3% 23.0% 10.9% 13.8% 26.6%
Josh Okogie 8.0% 8.6% 10.2% 5.4% 21.5% 6.9% 11.4% 27.9%
Mohamed Bamba 2.6% 4.9% 15.0% 5.3% 3.7% 25.0% 24.6% 19.0%
Cameron Payne 7.0% 10.7% 2.6% 15.8% 12.0% 4.3% 15.3% 32.3%
Larry Nance Jr. 5.4% 0.0% 12.1% 12.4% 22.2% 2.0% 23.6% 22.3%
Dwyane Wade 16.1% 16.3% 8.4% 12.5% 6.5% 7.0% 18.5% 14.7%
James Ennis 5.8% 19.7% 2.2% 3.2% 17.5% 5.3% 23.3% 23.0%
Marco Belinelli 12.0% 14.2% 2.8% 6.5% 13.1% 1.8% 15.1% 34.6%
Lance Stephenson 8.2% 9.9% 7.4% 9.9% 15.5% 0.0% 22.7% 26.4%
Frank Ntilikina 4.5% 10.8% 1.1% 16.9% 19.4% 7.3% 9.8% 30.3%
Allonzo Trier 11.5% 7.2% 3.9% 4.4% 5.0% 5.8% 24.6% 37.5%
Isaiah Canaan 8.2% 13.9% 5.2% 12.8% 7.8% 0.0% 23.1% 28.9%
Nik Stauskas 7.0% 17.3% 3.5% 9.2% 5.9% 1.6% 19.5% 36.0%
Terry Rozier 4.5% 13.3% 10.1% 9.3% 14.0% 8.2% 11.5% 29.0%


I should caution that the category percentages for players are not intended to be compared to other players. You can see that Trae Young is getting 25.5% of his value from assists, which is similar to the value Ersan Ilyasova gets from FT%. Obviously, the two things aren't equitable -- both players' category impacts are tethered to their personal fantasy value. 

 

The numbers above can be used in myriad ways. If you need to improve your FG percentage and boards, it makes sense to float a trade offer for Domantas Sabonis since most of his value comes from those two categories. If it's scoring you're after, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kyle Kuzma are probably the easiest points-specialists to target without giving up a stud in return.

 

If you are punting a category, this is a goldmine. We already know the guys who will tank your FT% and get no value from that category, but if you're punting assists, for instance, it's helpful to see that you're wasting 13.4% of Luka Doncic's value on a category you don't even want. In writing this paragraph, I noticed that Hassan Whiteside is dead last among qualifying players in assists -- he has one assist in eight games played. That's one assist in 222 minutes of action. Yikes.

 

Give thought to the numbers above and let me know if you have any questions or insights! You can always find me on Twitter @Knaus_RW. Good luck this week.



Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.
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