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De'Anthony Melton or RJ Barrett (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  RJ Barrett
F - NYK
RJ Barrett
De'Anthony Melton
G - MEM
De'Anthony Melton
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
8 of 13 experts
38%
Recommended by
5 of 13 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 115
Best Rank# 82# 85
Worst Rank# 155# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 108# 115
Best Rank# 82# 85
Worst Rank# 155# 145
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.822.6
Field Goals Made6.53.7
Field Goals Att14.68.8
Field Goals %.441.425
Three Points Made1.71.8
Three Points Att4.94.6
Three Points %.369.384
Free Throws Made3.11.0
Free Throws Att4.21.2
Free Throws %.735.808
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds5.63.6
Assists2.92.9
Turnovers1.91.4
Steals0.71.3
Blocks0.30.5
Points17.710.3
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 137
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 110# 165
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 103# 125
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 114# 138
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 109# 117
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 92# 121
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 82# 115
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 80# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 112
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 155# 145
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 148# 136
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 105# 85
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 117# 112
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  RJ Barrett
F - NYK
RJ Barrett
De'Anthony Melton
G - MEM
De'Anthony Melton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,5111,045
   
Field Goals Made467172
   
Field Goals Att1,060393
   
Field Goals %.441.438
   
Three Points Made12487
   
Three Points Att309211
   
Three Points %.401.412
   
Free Throws Made20641
   
Free Throws Att27651
   
Free Throws %.746.804
   
Offensive Rebound6730
   
Rebounds413161
   
Assists217132
   
Turnovers13966
   
Steals5359
   
Blocks2031
   
Points1,264472
   
Player Projections Comparison
  RJ Barrett
F - NYK
RJ Barrett
De'Anthony Melton
G - MEM
De'Anthony Melton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.822.6
   
Field Goals Made6.53.7
   
Field Goals Att14.68.8
   
Field Goals %.441.425
   
Three Points Made1.71.8
   
Three Points Att4.94.6
   
Three Points %.369.384
   
Free Throws Made3.11.0
   
Free Throws Att4.21.2
   
Free Throws %.735.808
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds5.63.6
   
Assists2.92.9
   
Turnovers1.91.4
   
Steals0.71.3
   
Blocks0.30.5
   
Points17.710.3
   
Notes for Player Combination
  RJ Barrett
F - NYK
RJ Barrett
De'Anthony Melton
G - MEM
De'Anthony Melton
News 
 RJ Barrett scored 21 points (8-15 Fg, 3-4 Ft, 2-6 3Pt) six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 35 minutes of play in the Knicks 113-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Ferro
Mon, May 31st
Memphis Grizzlies guard De'Anthony Melton (leg) has been ruled out Monday against the Bulls.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Mon, Apr 12th
 RJ Barrett scored seven points (2-9 Fg, 2-2 Ft, 1-5 3Pt) four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 28 minutes of play in the Knicks105-94 Game 3 loss to the Hawks on Friday night in Atlanta.
Chris Ferro
Sat, May 29th
Grizzlies G De’Anthony Melton (leg) has been ruled out Wednesday vs. the Hawks.
Adam Koffler
Wed, Apr 7th
 RJ Barrett scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Knicks game two win Wednesday over Atlanta.
Ari Koslow
Thu, May 27th
Grizzlies' G De'Anthony Melton will miss Monday's matchup with the Heat due to left leg soreness.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 5th
 RJ Barrett scored 14 points (6-15 Fg, 1-6 3Pt 1-2 Ft) 11 rebounds, and one assist in 32 minutes of play in the Knicks 107-105 loss to the Hawks on Sunday night in NYC.
Chris Ferro
Mon, May 24th
Memphis Grizzlies PG De'Anthony Melton scored 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) with a rebound and three assists across 18 minutes during Saturday's 126-110 blowout loss against the Utah Jazz.
Matthew MacKay
Sun, Mar 28th
 RJ Barrett scored a team-high 22 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 6-8 FT), along with four rebounds, and two assists across 33 minutes during Sunday’s 96-92 win over the Celtics.
Brad Camara
Sun, May 16th
De'Anthony Melton logged 11 points (5-12 FG, 1-6 3PT), six rebounds, and four assists in Saturday's loss to the Suns.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Sun, Feb 21st
Notes 
 Barrett ranked 154 in per-game fantasy value and 102 in total fantasy value last season in large part due to his poor shooting and lack of defensive stats. He'll need to take another step forward in efficiency if he hopes to be fantasy relevant on a team that just added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier to contribute on offense. Barrett's primary value to this point in his career has been points, and a decrease in volume doesn't bode well for a career 42/68/35 shooter.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
Melton once again saw limited run, but he was ultra-efficient with his minutes, averaging 16.3 points, 5.5 boards, 4.5 dimes, 3.2 combined blocks/steals, and 3.0 triples per-36 minutes last season. It's unlikely he sees an uptick in minutes this season, as Memphis' backcourt is one of the most crowded in the NBA. You can roll the dice on him as a late-round flier, but you can't win your leagues on per-36 numbers.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros