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Karl-Anthony Towns or Joel Embiid (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
25 of 25 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 3
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 3# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 14
Best Rank# 2# 12
Worst Rank# 6# 20
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.831.3
Field Goals Made8.88.0
Field Goals Att17.216.6
Field Goals %.511.481
Three Points Made3.01.2
Three Points Att6.94.0
Three Points %.410.325
Free Throws Made5.07.2
Free Throws Att6.28.9
Free Throws %.812.804
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.311.9
Assists3.73.3
Turnovers3.23.3
Steals0.90.8
Blocks1.41.6
Points25.524.4
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   

# 1# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 2# 4
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 4
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 2# 4
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 2# 4
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 2# 6
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,1871,506
   
Field Goals Made316382
   
Field Goals Att622802
   
Field Goals %.508.476
   
Three Points Made11457
   
Three Points Att277172
   
Three Points %.412.331
   
Free Throws Made180352
   
Free Throws Att226436
   
Free Throws %.797.807
   
Offensive Rebound95141
   
Rebounds379593
   
Assists153152
   
Turnovers110159
   
Steals3344
   
Blocks4265
   
Points9261,173
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.831.3
   
Field Goals Made8.88.0
   
Field Goals Att17.216.6
   
Field Goals %.511.481
   
Three Points Made3.01.2
   
Three Points Att6.94.0
   
Three Points %.410.325
   
Free Throws Made5.07.2
   
Free Throws Att6.28.9
   
Free Throws %.812.804
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.311.9
   
Assists3.73.3
   
Turnovers3.23.3
   
Steals0.90.8
   
Blocks1.41.6
   
Points25.524.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
News 
 Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 27 points (8-15 FG, 3-7 3PT, 8-8 FT), 12 boards, eight assists, two blocks, and four turnovers in Sunday night's victory versus Chicago.
Shaan Hoda
Mon, Apr 12th
Joel Embiid totaled 27 points (10-17 FG, 0-2 3PT, 7-9 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in 27 minutes in the Sixers' 117-93 win over the Thunder on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Apr 12th
 Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 32 points (12-17 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-8 FT), 12 boards, six assists, one block, and four turnovers in Wednesday's loss to Indiana.
Shaan Hoda
Thu, Apr 8th
Joel Embiid was not listed on the injury report ahead of the 76ers game Saturday against the Thunder.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Karl-Anthony Towns amassed 39 points (11-23 FG, 4-12 3PT, 13-14 FT), 14 boards, five assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in Saturday night's defeat to the 76ers.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Apr 4th
Joel Embiid totaled 14 points (5-16 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 31 minutes in the Sixers' 101-94 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, Apr 10th
 Karl-Anthony Towns produced 30 points (11-25 FG, 1-8 3PT, 7-7 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in Friday's defeat to the Grizzlies.
Shaan Hoda
Sat, Apr 3rd
Joel Embiid totaled 35 points (9-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 16-20 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 33 minutes in the Sixers' 106-96 win over the Celtics.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Apr 8th
 Karl-Anthony Towns registered 31 points (13-22 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-2 FT), 12 boards, five assists, three blocks, and two turnovers in Monday night's defeat to Brooklyn.
Shaan Hoda
Tue, Mar 30th
Joel Embiid totaled 24 points (6-14 FG, 0-4 3PT, 12-17 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, and three blocks in 29 minutes in the Sixers' 122-113 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sun, Apr 4th
Notes 
 Heading into his fifth season, Anthony-Towns is coming off career-highs in points (26.5) and assists (4.4). Although he saw a slight drop in his rebounds (10.8) he still finished seventh overall. You're betting on his health being better after he's seen an increase in missed games over the last two seasons. Hopefully, the midseason addition of his friend D'Angelo Russell will help Anthony-Towns to play through some of those nagging injuries that sidelined him in 2019-2020.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
 
 Towns was on pace for a massive fantasy season last year before nagging injuries sidelined him for the majority of the winter and spring. He averaged career-highs in points per game (26.5), assists per game (4.4), and most impressively, three-pointers per game (3.3). He also adds enough blocks (1.2) and steals (.9) to be considered one of the best all-around contributors in the NBA, something that isn't easy to find at the center position.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros
 
 While fantasy managers might remember Towns' 2019-20 season primarily for his missed games, he actually had a monster season. KAT averaged career highs in points (26.5), assists (4.4), and threes (3.3) while pulling down at least 10 boards for the fifth straight season. As long as he's healthy for the 2020-21 season, he should be an easy top-5 selection in both points and category leagues due to his tremendous stat-stuffing abilities.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros