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Jamal Murray or Ben Simmons (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 17
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 17# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 45
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 32# 47
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.133.9
Field Goals Made7.07.8
Field Goals Att12.017.0
Field Goals %.580.459
Three Points Made0.02.3
Three Points Att0.16.2
Three Points %.082.367
Free Throws Made3.43.2
Free Throws Att5.63.6
Free Throws %.617.875
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.34.2
Assists8.25.0
Turnovers3.32.4
Steals1.91.1
Blocks0.70.3
Points17.421.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 13# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 11# 22
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 19
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 13# 31
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 26
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 31
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 14# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 10# 18
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 9# 23
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 11# 24
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 9# 24
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 16
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,0171,904
   
Field Goals Made375408
   
Field Goals Att648894
   
Field Goals %.579.456
   
Three Points Made2112
   
Three Points Att7324
   
Three Points %.286.346
   
Free Throws Made185163
   
Free Throws Att298185
   
Free Throws %.621.881
   
Offensive Rebound11445
   
Rebounds445236
   
Assists455284
   
Turnovers200127
   
Steals12067
   
Blocks3317
   
Points9371,091
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.133.9
   
Field Goals Made7.07.8
   
Field Goals Att12.017.0
   
Field Goals %.580.459
   
Three Points Made0.02.3
   
Three Points Att0.16.2
   
Three Points %.082.367
   
Free Throws Made3.43.2
   
Free Throws Att5.63.6
   
Free Throws %.617.875
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.34.2
   
Assists8.25.0
   
Turnovers3.32.4
   
Steals1.91.1
   
Blocks0.70.3
   
Points17.421.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Ben Simmons
G - PHI
Ben Simmons
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
News 
 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
Jamal Murray (sore right knee) returned from a four-game absence on Monday night, scoring 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing four rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, and four turnovers in 33 minutes in a loss to Golden State. However, Murray was re-injured (this time to his left knee) in the closing minutes of the game and had to be assisted to the locker room.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray exited Monday's matchup with the Warriors with what looks to be a left knee injury.
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
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
 Ben Simmons totaled 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 33 minutes in the Sixers' 122-113 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sun, Apr 4th
Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray (knee) is questionable to play Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to soreness in his right knee.
Matthew MacKay
Mon, Apr 12th
 Ben Simmons totaled 11 points (4-7 FG), two rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes in the Sixers' 104-95 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Mar 31st
Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray (knee) has been ruled out Sunday against the Celtics.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Sun, Apr 11th
Notes 
  If you only look at Muray's entire stat line from 2019-20, it looks like he may have plateaued as an above average point guard who averages 18.5 points and almost five assists per game. But we must not forget what he was able to do in the Orlando Bubble postseason, when Murray showcased his true superstar ability night-in-and-night-out. In 19 playoff games, he averaged 26.5 points (50.5 FG%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 3PM per game. Those averages resemble guys like Kyrie Irving and Devin Booker, who are bound to be top-15 fantasy assets in 2020-21. Murray may not be able to sustain such production for an entire season, but he certainly showed he's got the capability to put up some monster performances (two 50-point games in the 2019-20 playoffs). He could be a steal in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros