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Jamal Murray or Fred VanVleet (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
18 of 24 experts
25%
Recommended by
6 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 20
Best Rank# 13# 15
Worst Rank# 24# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 51
Best Rank# 24# 31
Worst Rank# 47# 57
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.933.9
Field Goals Made7.85.6
Field Goals Att17.014.0
Field Goals %.459.404
Three Points Made2.32.6
Three Points Att6.26.5
Three Points %.367.409
Free Throws Made3.22.9
Free Throws Att3.63.4
Free Throws %.875.839
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.23.6
Assists5.06.1
Turnovers2.42.1
Steals1.11.6
Blocks0.30.3
Points21.116.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOutDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 22# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 19# 21
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 16# 24
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 33
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 27# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 18# 20
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 23# 24
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 24# 26
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 17
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 23# 16
   

# 21# 18
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 16
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 24# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 18
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,9041,928
   
Field Goals Made408319
   
Field Goals Att894773
   
Field Goals %.456.413
   
Three Points Made112146
   
Three Points Att324374
   
Three Points %.346.390
   
Free Throws Made163168
   
Free Throws Att185198
   
Free Throws %.881.849
   
Offensive Rebound4517
   
Rebounds236203
   
Assists284357
   
Turnovers127119
   
Steals6798
   
Blocks1717
   
Points1,091952
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.933.9
   
Field Goals Made7.85.6
   
Field Goals Att17.014.0
   
Field Goals %.459.404
   
Three Points Made2.32.6
   
Three Points Att6.26.5
   
Three Points %.367.409
   
Free Throws Made3.22.9
   
Free Throws Att3.63.4
   
Free Throws %.875.839
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.23.6
   
Assists5.06.1
   
Turnovers2.42.1
   
Steals1.11.6
   
Blocks0.30.3
   
Points21.116.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
News 
 Nuggets' star Jamal Murray has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet (hip) has been listed as to be without a timetable for a return to the Raptors.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet (hip) has been ruled out Tuesday against the Hawks.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Mon, Apr 12th
 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
Fred VanVleet was ruled out Sunday ahead of the Raptors game against the Knicks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
Raptors G Fred VanVleet has been handed a one-game suspension for his involvement in an on-court altercation during Tuesday’s game against the Lakers.
Adam Koffler
Thu, Apr 8th
 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
Raptors G Fred VanVleet (hip) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game vs. the Bulls.
Adam Koffler
Wed, Apr 7th
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
After averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.9 steals in 36 minutes per game, VanVleet was in the running for Most Improved Player of the Year in 2019-20. With Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles, FVV was called upon to take on a much larger role on the offense and didn't disappoint. He's quickly become one of the cornerstones of a very well-coached Raptors team, so much so that Toronto decided to reward him with a four-year, $85M contract this offseason. With Kyle Lowry turning 35 mid-way through the upcoming season, there's a whole lot of room for VanVleet to continue to grow. The only knock on his game could be his relatively low field goal percentage (41.3 percent), but that's bound to happen when you're attempting almost seven 3-pointers per game. There's no reason FVV can't be a top-30 fantasy asset in 2020-21.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros