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Who Should I Draft?

Joel Embiid or Rudy Gobert (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
18 of 18 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4
Best Rank# 5
Worst Rank# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24
Best Rank# 7
Worst Rank# 60
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.731.5
Field Goals Made9.85.2
Field Goals Att19.67.7
Field Goals %.498.680
Three Points Made1.30.0
Three Points Att3.60.1
Three Points %.363.000
Free Throws Made9.54.1
Free Throws Att11.56.2
Free Throws %.826.658
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.812.9
Assists3.91.1
Turnovers3.21.7
Steals1.10.7
Blocks1.52.0
Points30.414.5
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 2# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 2# 16
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 2# 13
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 3# 9
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 3# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 4# 13
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 3# 5
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 3# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,2972,120
   
Field Goals Made666362
   
Field Goals Att1,334508
   
Field Goals %.499.713
   
Three Points Made930
   
Three Points Att2514
   
Three Points %.371.000
   
Free Throws Made654303
   
Free Throws Att803439
   
Free Throws %.814.690
   
Offensive Rebound146241
   
Rebounds795968
   
Assists28472
   
Turnovers214119
   
Steals7745
   
Blocks99138
   
Points2,0791,027
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.731.5
   
Field Goals Made9.85.2
   
Field Goals Att19.67.7
   
Field Goals %.498.680
   
Three Points Made1.30.0
   
Three Points Att3.60.1
   
Three Points %.363.000
   
Free Throws Made9.54.1
   
Free Throws Att11.56.2
   
Free Throws %.826.658
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.812.9
   
Assists3.91.1
   
Turnovers3.21.7
   
Steals1.10.7
   
Blocks1.52.0
   
Points30.414.5
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
News 
 Joel Embiid (foot) has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain and will be sidelined for Philadelphia's next two games.
Leo Sells
Mon, Nov 21st
Rudy Gobert scored 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds and two assists on Wednesday against the Pacers.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 24th
 Joel Embiid dropped 32 points (6-15 FG, 2-4 3PT, 18-20 FT) in addition to grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out six assists in Saturday night's 112-109 loss to the Timberwolves.
Leo Sells
Sat, Nov 19th
Rudy Gobert scored 25 points (8-11 FG, 9-11 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks on Wednesday against the Suns.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 10th
 Joel Embiid dropped 32 points (12-26 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-8 FT) to go with 1 rebounds and eight assists in Friday night's 110-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Leo Sells
Sat, Nov 19th
Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said Tuesday that Rudy Gobert is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Suns after clearing COVID protocols and returning to practice.
Jeremy Orriss
Tue, Nov 8th
 Joel Embiid exploded for a career-high 59 points (19-28 FG, 1-5 3PT, 20-24 FT) to go with eleven rebounds, eight assists, and seven blocks in Sunday night's 105-98 win over the Utah Jazz.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 13th
Rudy Gobert (health and safety) will be unavailable to play in Monday's contest against the New York Knicks.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 6th
 Joel Embiid (ankle) will play in Sunday's matchup against the Utah Jazz.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 13th
Rudy Gobert has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will miss Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets.
Leo Sells
Sat, Nov 5th
Notes 
 Per-game output is incredible, as his two-man numbers with James Harden. Injuries are the only thing you may have to worry about, as well as him taking fewer threes.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
He'll lose a bit in rebounds and blocks being alongside KAT, but he'll still be an elite option in the second round. Don't let the real-life narrative scare you away from him in fantasy.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 For most of the regular season, Joel Embiid was the clear betting favorite for MVP. The 28 year old Philadelphia center led the league in scoring at 30.6 PPG, while ranking fifth with 11.7 rebounds per game. Embiid averaged the most free-throw attempts per game (11.8), while shooting an impressive 81.4 percent from the foul line. Embiid brings 2.6 blocks/steals per game and ranked third in PER (Player Efficiency Rating) behind only Jokic and Antetokounmpo.
Mike Randle - FTN
Hard to rank the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year lower than this, especially where he's produced 15PPG or more in three of his last four seasons. Gobert actually increased his rebounds per game to a career-best 14.7 this season, and he is one of the most durable big men in the league. Gobert has played at least 66 games in each of the past four seasons. There is the likelihood of a slight decrease in his production playing alongside fellow big man Karl-Anthony Towns, but his 2.1 blocks per game and 72% FG efficiency last year bodes well for any team.
Mike Randle - FTN