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Who Should I Draft?

Ben Simmons or Kyrie Irving (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
17 of 24 experts
29%
Recommended by
7 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 8
Best Rank# 9# 4
Worst Rank# 17# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 24
Best Rank# 16# 9
Worst Rank# 32# 41
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.132.9
Field Goals Made7.09.0
Field Goals Att12.018.2
Field Goals %.580.494
Three Points Made0.02.6
Three Points Att0.16.8
Three Points %.082.407
Free Throws Made3.43.9
Free Throws Att5.64.3
Free Throws %.617.895
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.34.5
Assists8.26.5
Turnovers3.32.5
Steals1.91.3
Blocks0.70.4
Points17.424.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 13# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 19
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 11# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 14
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 12
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 9# 21
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 9# 21
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 14# 6
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 11# 4
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 8
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 7
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 8
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,017658
   
Field Goals Made375199
   
Field Goals Att648416
   
Field Goals %.579.478
   
Three Points Made256
   
Three Points Att7142
   
Three Points %.286.394
   
Free Throws Made18594
   
Free Throws Att298102
   
Free Throws %.621.922
   
Offensive Rebound11422
   
Rebounds445103
   
Assists455128
   
Turnovers20052
   
Steals12027
   
Blocks3310
   
Points937548
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.132.9
   
Field Goals Made7.09.0
   
Field Goals Att12.018.2
   
Field Goals %.580.494
   
Three Points Made0.02.6
   
Three Points Att0.16.8
   
Three Points %.082.407
   
Free Throws Made3.43.9
   
Free Throws Att5.64.3
   
Free Throws %.617.895
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.34.5
   
Assists8.26.5
   
Turnovers3.32.5
   
Steals1.91.3
   
Blocks0.70.4
   
Points17.424.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 Ben Simmons totaled 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and two steals in 36 minutes in the Sixers' 106-103 win over the Clippers on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, Apr 17th
Kyrie Irving scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3PT) to go along with four rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Nets win Friday over Charlotte.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Ben Simmons totaled 17 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-8 FT), four rebounds, nine assists, one block, and three steals in 35 minutes in the Sixers' 123-117 win over the Nets on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Apr 15th
Kyrie Irving scored 37 points (13-22 FG, 1-3 3PT, 10-10 FT) to go along with three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block in the Nets loss Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ben Simmons totaled 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 FT), three rebounds, and three assists in 28 minutes in the Sixers' 117-93 win over the Thunder on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Apr 12th
Kyrie Irving was not listed on the Nets' injury report and is presumably available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ben Simmons totaled 10 points (3-6 FG, 4-9 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, one block, and five steals in 34 minutes in the Sixers' 101-94 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, Apr 10th
Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves for personal reasons.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 Ben Simmons totaled seven points (2-6 FG, 3-6 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one block, and one steal and one block in 26 minutes in the Sixers' 116-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Apr 5th
Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
Notes 
  Don't get me wrong, I think Irving is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'd feel comfortable spending a second round pick on him this season. We're talking about a guy who has missed over 27% of regular season games throughout his 9-year career in a league where "DNP-rest" nights are becoming more and more prevalent for the league's top players. Now add Kevin Durant to the mix in Brooklyn, a player who will command 16-20 shots per game, and I just can't fathom spending up on Irving. I'd much rather take a chance on an ascending player like Fred VanVleet a whole two rounds later.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros