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Who Should I Draft?

Damian Lillard or LeBron James (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
21 of 24 experts
13%
Recommended by
3 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 12
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 11# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 12
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 11# 22
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.434.3
Field Goals Made9.09.6
Field Goals Att19.818.8
Field Goals %.453.510
Three Points Made3.82.2
Three Points Att10.16.2
Three Points %.388.359
Free Throws Made6.64.2
Free Throws Att7.36.1
Free Throws %.901.695
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.38.0
Assists7.39.6
Turnovers2.83.6
Steals1.11.2
Blocks0.30.6
Points28.425.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 9# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 8# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 9
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 7# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 7# 22
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 20
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 11
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 16
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 10# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 5# 11
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 8
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4742,316
   
Field Goals Made624643
   
Field Goals Att1,3481,303
   
Field Goals %.463.494
   
Three Points Made270148
   
Three Points Att674425
   
Three Points %.401.348
   
Free Throws Made460264
   
Free Throws Att518381
   
Free Throws %.888.693
   
Offensive Rebound3367
   
Rebounds284526
   
Assists530684
   
Turnovers193261
   
Steals7078
   
Blocks2236
   
Points1,9781,698
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.434.3
   
Field Goals Made9.09.6
   
Field Goals Att19.818.8
   
Field Goals %.453.510
   
Three Points Made3.82.2
   
Three Points Att10.16.2
   
Three Points %.388.359
   
Free Throws Made6.64.2
   
Free Throws Att7.36.1
   
Free Throws %.901.695
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.38.0
   
Assists7.39.6
   
Turnovers2.83.6
   
Steals1.11.2
   
Blocks0.30.6
   
Points28.425.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
News 
 Wednesday's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed due to contact tracing.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Wed, Jan 20th
LeBron James posted 34 points (13-25 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, one block and one steal in 38 minutes on Thursday versus Milwaukee.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Jan 22nd
 Damian Lillard scored a game-high 35 points on 10-for-23 shooting while adding six assists, three three-pointers, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs.
John Aubin
Tue, Jan 19th
Lebron James has been listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Thursday's game against the Bucks
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jan 20th
 Damian Lillard registered 36 points on 10-for-23 shooting with seven rebounds, four three-pointers and seven assists in a win over the Hawks on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jan 17th
LeBron James crafted 19 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, five rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
 Damian Lillard scored 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Thursday's blowout loss to the Pacers, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two three-pointers, and five turnovers across 36 minutes.
John Aubin
Fri, Jan 15th
LeBron James (ankle) will start for the Lakers Monday night.
Damian McCoade II
Mon, Jan 18th
 Damian Lillard scored 40 points on 11-for-23 shooting with one rebound, 13 assists, six three-pointers, and three steals in 42 minutes in the 132-126 win over Sacramento on Wednesday
John Aubin
Thu, Jan 14th
LeBron James notched 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in 112-95 victory.
Ross Jared Joswick
Sat, Jan 16th
Notes 
 After six straight seasons of scoring averages in the 20's, Lilliard finally cracked the 30-point average with exactly 30.0 on the season, good for third-highest in the league. At 30 years old, Lilliard is in his prime and should see similar success this year. He also averaged 8.0 assists per game in 2019-2020, 1.1 more than his previous career-high. Lilliard has entered superstar status and should provide top-10 returns in fantasy leagues this season.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
Even at age 35, LeBron James was still able to finish with 25.3 points per game, 12th-most in the NBA. Even crazier was that he was able to develop as a passer on his way to a career-high 10.2 assists per game, most in the NBA. His blocks and steals have been trending downward over the last few seasons and that should continue as he heads into his 18th season, but his physicality will still likely land him in the top-25 rebounders yet again. All of that makes the future Hall of Famer for a safe but somewhat boring pick.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
  He's arguably the greatest player of all time, but should you want the King on your fantasy team this season? He's heading into his 18th NBA season, fresh off winning a title just two months ago. While he averaged double-digit assists per game for the first time in his career, his scoring numbers were down with Anthony Davis in town and he continues to shoot under 70 percent from the charity stripe. While he's a relatively safe bet to average somewhere between 23-25 points, 7-8 rebounds, and 8-10 assists per game, James is bound to sit out a handful of contests this season with the Lakers' sights on back-to-back championships. While he's a solid back-end first round pick, I'd rather have young rising stars such as Trae Young, Nikola Jokic, and Jayson Tatum this season ahead of LeBron James.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros