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Kevin Durant or LeBron James (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
15 of 18 experts
17%
Recommended by
3 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 7# 14
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 10
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 8# 25
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.034.2
Field Goals Made10.110.8
Field Goals Att19.720.7
Field Goals %.511.522
Three Points Made2.22.8
Three Points Att6.27.9
Three Points %.366.362
Free Throws Made6.64.3
Free Throws Att7.35.8
Free Throws %.902.738
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.17.5
Assists6.06.2
Turnovers3.43.2
Steals0.91.2
Blocks0.90.9
Points29.028.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 1# 5
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 1# 4
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 3# 6
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 5# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 14# 22
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 10
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 5# 6
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 6# 5
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 7# 4
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,0472,084
   
Field Goals Made578640
   
Field Goals Att1,1151,221
   
Field Goals %.518.524
   
Three Points Made115161
   
Three Points Att300448
   
Three Points %.383.359
   
Free Throws Made372254
   
Free Throws Att409336
   
Free Throws %.910.756
   
Offensive Rebound2963
   
Rebounds406459
   
Assists351349
   
Turnovers190196
   
Steals4873
   
Blocks5259
   
Points1,6431,695
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.034.2
   
Field Goals Made10.110.8
   
Field Goals Att19.720.7
   
Field Goals %.511.522
   
Three Points Made2.22.8
   
Three Points Att6.27.9
   
Three Points %.366.362
   
Free Throws Made6.64.3
   
Free Throws Att7.35.8
   
Free Throws %.902.738
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.17.5
   
Assists6.06.2
   
Turnovers3.43.2
   
Steals0.91.2
   
Blocks0.90.9
   
Points29.028.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
News 
 Kevin Durant posted a near triple-double for the Nets Friday night, grabbing nine rebounds, dishing out eight assists, and scoring 36 points (15-31 FG, 3-12 3PT, 3-4 FT) while also blocking two shots in a 128-117 loss to the Pacers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Nov 26th
LeBron James (adductor) is expected to be available to play in Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 27th
 Kevin Durant totaled 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3PT), seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in the Nets’ 112-98 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Nov 24th
LeBron James dropped 39 points (11-21 FG, 7-12 3PT, 10-10 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds in Saturday night's 143-138 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 27th
 Kevin Durant totaled 20 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in the Nets’ 115-106 loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Nov 23rd
LeBron James is set to play on Saturday against the Spurs.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Nov 26th
 Kevin Durant totaled 26 points (9-16 FG, 0-3 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and one block in the Nets’ 127-115 win over the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Nov 21st
LeBron James has been listed as probable ahead of Sunday's game against the Spurs.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Nov 26th
 Kevin Durant totaled 35 points (13-22 FG, 1-4 3PT, 8-10 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and one block in the Nets’ 109-107 win over the Trail Blazers on Thursday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, Nov 18th
LeBron James put up 21 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals across 33 minutes in Friday's 105-94 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Leo Sells
Fri, Nov 25th
Notes 
 The drama is done, which means another Easy Money year from the Easy Money Sniper. He is a year older, so injuries are the only real potential concern.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
We can't deny James, but the injuries seem to be catching up to him. Elite numbers still.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 While only playing 87 games the past two season, Kevin Durant has still maintained incredible efficiency. His 29.9 PPG average ranks third-best in his 14-year career, with his 6.4 APG mark ranking tops during his NBA tenure. While the 33-year-old Durant is no longer a Top 5 fantasy option, shooting over 50 percent from the field with over 20 attempts equates to a Top 10 fantasy option in any season.
Mike Randle - FTN
When he plays, he dominates. Yet, LeBron James has only played more than 56 games once in the past four seasons. He still posted 30.3 PPG, his highest average since 2005-2006, along with 8.2 RPG, 6.2 APG, and almost 2.5 blocks/steals per contest. James also needed to carry the Lakers, recording his highest minutes per game average (37.2) since 2016-2017. It's hard to see him reaching 60 games, which certainly hurts your weekly fantasy upside. But when he's on the court, it's an likely Top 5 nighly stat line.
Mike Randle - FTN