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Who Should I Draft?

Ben Simmons or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
17 of 24 experts
29%
Recommended by
7 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 9
Best Rank# 9# 9
Worst Rank# 17# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 23
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 32# 49
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.135.1
Field Goals Made7.08.0
Field Goals Att12.017.2
Field Goals %.580.468
Three Points Made0.01.7
Three Points Att0.14.7
Three Points %.082.379
Free Throws Made3.44.8
Free Throws Att5.65.9
Free Throws %.617.811
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.35.6
Assists8.25.4
Turnovers3.32.5
Steals1.91.2
Blocks0.70.7
Points17.422.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 11# 13
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 12
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 14# 28
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 9# 27
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 11# 16
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 9# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 12
   

# 13# 12
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 13
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 10
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,0172,429
   
Field Goals Made375478
   
Field Goals Att6481,015
   
Field Goals %.579.471
   
Three Points Made287
   
Three Points Att7251
   
Three Points %.286.347
   
Free Throws Made185288
   
Free Throws Att298357
   
Free Throws %.621.807
   
Offensive Rebound11447
   
Rebounds445412
   
Assists455232
   
Turnovers200134
   
Steals12079
   
Blocks3347
   
Points9371,331
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.135.1
   
Field Goals Made7.08.0
   
Field Goals Att12.017.2
   
Field Goals %.580.468
   
Three Points Made0.01.7
   
Three Points Att0.14.7
   
Three Points %.082.379
   
Free Throws Made3.44.8
   
Free Throws Att5.65.9
   
Free Throws %.617.811
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.35.6
   
Assists8.25.4
   
Turnovers3.32.5
   
Steals1.91.2
   
Blocks0.70.7
   
Points17.422.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
News 
 Ben Simmons scored 11 points (2-5 FG, 7-10 FT) and added eight rebounds, eight assists, and two steals across 34 minutes in the Sixers 117-109 win over the Celtics.
Dan Titus
Thu, Jan 21st
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander registered 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-6 FT), seven assists and five rebounds across 27 minutes in Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jan 20th
 Ben Simmons scored 11 points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3PT, 5-7 FT) and grabbed 16 rebounds with nine assists, one block, and seven turnovers across 36 minutes in the Sixers 106-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Dan Titus
Sun, Jan 17th
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-high 33 points (13-19 FG, 3-5 3PT, 4-4 FT), with five rebounds, 10 assists and one steal across 44 minutes in Friday's 127-125 win over the Bulls.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jan 16th
 Ben Simmons (knee) is listed as available on Saturday's injury report and will play against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dan Titus
Sat, Jan 16th
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander compiled 17 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 6-7 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 128-99 loss against the Lakers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jan 14th
 Ben Simmons scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) along with 12 assists, 10 rebounds, three steals, and five turnovers across 34 minutes in the Sixers 125-108 win over Miami.
Dan Titus
Fri, Jan 15th
Shia Gilgeous-Alexander scored a team-high 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-9 FT), with nine rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 112-102 loss against the Spurs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jan 13th
 Ben Simmons is probable to compete against the Heat, as he is dealing with some left knee swelling.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jan 13th
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a team-high 31 points (11-16 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-8 FT), with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes in Sunday's 129-116 win over the Nets.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jan 11th
Notes 
  I'm going to be targeting SGA in every league I play in this season. I think he could realistically finish as a top-25 fantasy asset in 2020-21. As a member of the Thunder in his second season, Gilgeous-Alexander exponentially improved upon his rookie season output with the Clippers. He averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and just 1.9 turnovers in almost 35 minutes per game last season, doubling his points scored and rebounds from 2018-19 with the Clippers. Now with Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, and Dennis Schroder all on different teams, SGA becomes the focal point on offense for the Thunder. General Manager Sam Presti recently told ESPN's Royce Young, "we're really kind of clearing the way for him [Gilgeous-Alexander] to expand his game, to be on the ball full time." Of note, SGA's production last season was on a usage rate of 23.7%. That number went up to 31.1% with Paul, Gallinari, and Schroder off the floor. Sky's the limit for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros