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Khris Middleton or LeBron James (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Khris Middleton
F - MIL
Khris Middleton
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
8 of 14 experts
43%
Recommended by
6 of 14 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 8
Best Rank# 3# 12
Worst Rank# 28# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 28
Best Rank# 19# 24
Worst Rank# 48# 42
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.833.0
Field Goals Made8.77.4
Field Goals Att16.915.8
Field Goals %.518.465
Three Points Made2.02.4
Three Points Att5.27.3
Three Points %.373.372
Free Throws Made4.03.0
Free Throws Att5.63.4
Free Throws %.719.887
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.65.7
Assists7.54.9
Turnovers3.22.5
Steals1.11.1
Blocks0.60.1
Points23.520.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 3# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 25
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 15
   
Alex Rikleen
RotoWire
# 14# 16
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 18
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 14# 15
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 6# 25
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 26# 15
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 24# 14
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 24# 17
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 13
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 18# 14
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Khris Middleton
F - MIL
Khris Middleton
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,5042,269
   
Field Goals Made422511
   
Field Goals Att8231,074
   
Field Goals %.513.476
   
Three Points Made104151
   
Three Points Att285365
   
Three Points %.365.414
   
Free Throws Made178212
   
Free Throws Att255236
   
Free Throws %.698.898
   
Offensive Rebound2954
   
Rebounds346406
   
Assists350370
   
Turnovers168178
   
Steals4874
   
Blocks258
   
Points1,1261,385
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Khris Middleton
F - MIL
Khris Middleton
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.833.0
   
Field Goals Made8.77.4
   
Field Goals Att16.915.8
   
Field Goals %.518.465
   
Three Points Made2.02.4
   
Three Points Att5.27.3
   
Three Points %.373.372
   
Free Throws Made4.03.0
   
Free Throws Att5.63.4
   
Free Throws %.719.887
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.65.7
   
Assists7.54.9
   
Turnovers3.22.5
   
Steals1.11.1
   
Blocks0.60.1
   
Points23.520.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Khris Middleton
F - MIL
Khris Middleton
News 
 LeBron James totaled 34 points (13-23 FG, 3-6 FT, 5-11 3 PT), grabbed eleven rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and turned the ball over four times in the Lakers’ 121-114 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday.
Brantley Gusler
Wed, Oct 20th
Khris Middleton scored 20 points (8-17 Fg, 3-4 Ft, 1-4 3Pt) nine rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes of action in the Bucks 127-104 blowout win over the Nets on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Chris Ferro
Wed, Oct 20th
 LeBron James totaled 29 points (11-26 FG, 3-10 3PT, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and two steals in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, Jun 4th
Khris Middleton scored 38 points (15-26 Fg, 6-12 3Pt, 2-2 Ft) 11 rebounds, and seven assists across 42 minutes in the Bucks 113-102 win over the Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Atlanta.
Chris Ferro
Mon, Jun 28th
 LeBron James totaled 24 points (9-19 FG, 6-10 3PT), five rebounds, and seven assists in the Lakers' 115-85 loss to the Suns on Tuesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jun 2nd
Khris Middleton scored 15 points (6-13 Fg, 2-7 3Pt,1-1 Ft) eight assists, seven rebounds, and one steal across 28 minutes in the Bucks 125-91 win over the Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night in Milwaukee.
Chris Ferro
Sat, Jun 26th
 LeBron James totaled 25 points (10-21 FG, 1-7 3PT, 4-7 FT), twelve rebounds, six assists, and one steal in the Lakers’ 100-92 loss to the Suns on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Tue, Jun 1st
Khris Middleton scored 38 points (11-16 Fg, 11-12 Ft, 5-8 3Pt) 10 rebounds, five assists, and five steals across 42 minutes in the Bucks 104-89 win over the Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
Chris Ferro
Fri, Jun 18th
 LeBron James totaled 21 points (9-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, nine assists, and one steal in the Lakers’ 109-95 win over the Suns on Thursday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, May 28th
Khris Middleton scored 25 points (8-22 Fg, 6-7 Ft, 3-10 3Pt) five assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one block in 45 minutes of action in the Bucks 114-108 loss to the Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Chris Ferro
Wed, Jun 16th
Notes 
 Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge LeBron fan. I just can't justify drafting him around the Round 1/2 turn this season. James finished 24 in per-game average last season and 75 in totals after appearing in just 45 contests. He provided above-average production in points, assists, rebounds, threes, steals, and FG% while playing 33.5 minutes per night.The Lakers' move to add Russell Westbrook (a player who needs the ball in his hands) was surely calculated to take some of the ball-handling responsibilities away from LeBron and give him another reliable playmaker. In his short tenure with the Lakers, he's been the de facto PG, racking up plenty of counting stats along the way. With Russ in town (in addition to other notable shooters and playmakers including Carmelo Anthony), it wouldn't be surprising to see a reduction in workload for the King, pushing his value back to the end of the second or beginning of the third round. He should still provide elite per-game numbers, but they won't be worth a first-round selection. His value diminishes even more in roto leagues based on his recent durability.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
Middleton is as steady and reliable as they come for fantasy managers, continually posting strong counting stats while shooting ultra-efficiently. In 2020-21, he dished a career-high 5.4 assists to go with 20.4 points and 6.0 boards while teasing a 50/40/90 shooting performance. His production isn't expected to change in 2021-22, and he can be drafted in the mid-to-late third round of drafts.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros