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Who Should I Draft?

LeBron James or Deandre Ayton (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
20 of 24 experts
17%
Recommended by
4 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 18
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 22# 30
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 18
Best Rank# 7# 11
Worst Rank# 22# 30
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.332.4
Field Goals Made9.68.2
Field Goals Att18.814.3
Field Goals %.510.572
Three Points Made2.20.1
Three Points Att6.20.1
Three Points %.359.182
Free Throws Made4.22.5
Free Throws Att6.13.3
Free Throws %.695.755
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.010.8
Assists9.61.8
Turnovers3.62.0
Steals1.20.7
Blocks0.61.3
Points25.618.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 10# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 19
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 12# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 18
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 18# 30
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 20
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 24
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 12# 19
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 11# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 21
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 14
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12# 11
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3161,236
   
Field Goals Made643310
   
Field Goals Att1,303568
   
Field Goals %.494.546
   
Three Points Made1483
   
Three Points Att42513
   
Three Points %.348.231
   
Free Throws Made26467
   
Free Throws Att38189
   
Free Throws %.693.753
   
Offensive Rebound67147
   
Rebounds526436
   
Assists68472
   
Turnovers26180
   
Steals7825
   
Blocks3658
   
Points1,698690
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.332.4
   
Field Goals Made9.68.2
   
Field Goals Att18.814.3
   
Field Goals %.510.572
   
Three Points Made2.20.1
   
Three Points Att6.20.1
   
Three Points %.359.182
   
Free Throws Made4.22.5
   
Free Throws Att6.13.3
   
Free Throws %.695.755
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.010.8
   
Assists9.61.8
   
Turnovers3.62.0
   
Steals1.20.7
   
Blocks0.61.3
   
Points25.618.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
News 
 Lebron James has been listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Thursday's game against the Bucks
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jan 20th
Deandre Ayton scored 18 points (7-14 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-5 FT) with 16 rebounds, three assists, and one block in Monday’s 108-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Jan 18th
 LeBron James crafted 19 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, five rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
Deandre Ayton scored eight points (4-10 FG) with six rebounds, one assist, and one block in Monday's blowout loss to the Wizards.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Jan 12th
 LeBron James (ankle) will start for the Lakers Monday night.
Damian McCoade II
Mon, Jan 18th
Deandre Ayton scored 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-3 FT) with 12 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in Friday's 110-105 overtime loss to the Pistons.
Aaron Hudson
Sat, Jan 9th
 LeBron James notched 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in 112-95 victory.
Ross Jared Joswick
Sat, Jan 16th
Deandre Ayton scored 11 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-1 FT) with 16 rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's 123-115 win over the Raptors.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Jan 7th
 LeBron James manufactures 26 points (9-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists and six rebounds on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Jan 13th
Deandre Ayton scored 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-7 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal in Sunday's 112-107 loss to the Clippers.
Aaron Hudson
Mon, Jan 4th
Notes 
 Even at age 35, LeBron James was still able to finish with 25.3 points per game, 12th-most in the NBA. Even crazier was that he was able to develop as a passer on his way to a career-high 10.2 assists per game, most in the NBA. His blocks and steals have been trending downward over the last few seasons and that should continue as he heads into his 18th season, but his physicality will still likely land him in the top-25 rebounders yet again. All of that makes the future Hall of Famer for a safe but somewhat boring pick.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
Chris Paul's arrival in Phoenix should do wonders for Ayton's fantasy value this season. The former 2018 first overall pick played just 38 games a season ago, but averaged 18.2 points (54.6 FG%), 11.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 32.5 minutes per game. With CP3 running the offense, a healthy Ayton should have no problem averaging 20 and 10 this season, and could even improve his FG% with more high-percentage looks. Don't overlook Ayton in the 2nd round of drafts.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros
 He's arguably the greatest player of all time, but should you want the King on your fantasy team this season? He's heading into his 18th NBA season, fresh off winning a title just two months ago. While he averaged double-digit assists per game for the first time in his career, his scoring numbers were down with Anthony Davis in town and he continues to shoot under 70 percent from the charity stripe. While he's a relatively safe bet to average somewhere between 23-25 points, 7-8 rebounds, and 8-10 assists per game, James is bound to sit out a handful of contests this season with the Lakers' sights on back-to-back championships. While he's a solid back-end first round pick, I'd rather have young rising stars such as Trae Young, Nikola Jokic, and Jayson Tatum this season ahead of LeBron James.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros