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Who Should I Draft?

LeBron James or Fred VanVleet (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50
Best Rank# 31
Worst Rank# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 50
Best Rank# 31
Worst Rank# 57
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.333.9
Field Goals Made9.65.6
Field Goals Att18.814.0
Field Goals %.510.404
Three Points Made2.22.6
Three Points Att6.26.5
Three Points %.359.409
Free Throws Made4.22.9
Free Throws Att6.13.4
Free Throws %.695.839
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.03.6
Assists9.66.1
Turnovers3.62.1
Steals1.21.6
Blocks0.60.3
Points25.616.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 10# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 36
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 12# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 40
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 11# 61
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 18# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 40
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 32
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 35
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 12# 51
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 61
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 10# 90
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 32
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 39
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 7# 39
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 14# 52
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 12# 42
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 7# 46
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 13# 49
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 10# 38
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 13# 40
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 11# 31
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3161,928
   
Field Goals Made643319
   
Field Goals Att1,303773
   
Field Goals %.494.413
   
Three Points Made148146
   
Three Points Att425374
   
Three Points %.348.390
   
Free Throws Made264168
   
Free Throws Att381198
   
Free Throws %.693.849
   
Offensive Rebound6717
   
Rebounds526203
   
Assists684357
   
Turnovers261119
   
Steals7898
   
Blocks3617
   
Points1,698952
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.333.9
   
Field Goals Made9.65.6
   
Field Goals Att18.814.0
   
Field Goals %.510.404
   
Three Points Made2.22.6
   
Three Points Att6.26.5
   
Three Points %.359.409
   
Free Throws Made4.22.9
   
Free Throws Att6.13.4
   
Free Throws %.695.839
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.03.6
   
Assists9.66.1
   
Turnovers3.62.1
   
Steals1.21.6
   
Blocks0.60.3
   
Points25.616.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Fred VanVleet
G - TOR
Fred VanVleet
News 
 Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) expected to be out 4-6 weeks after a negative MRI test on his ankle.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Thu, Mar 25th
Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet (hip) has been listed as to be without a timetable for a return to the Raptors.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Tue, Apr 13th
 Lakers star LeBron James is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a high ankle sprain he suffered Saturday against the Hawks.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet (hip) has been ruled out Tuesday against the Hawks.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Mon, Apr 12th
 Lakers star LeBron James (ankle) will not return in Saturday’s game against the Hawks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 20th
Fred VanVleet was ruled out Sunday ahead of the Raptors game against the Knicks.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 LeBron James snared 37 points (14-22 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes on Thursday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Mar 19th
Raptors G Fred VanVleet has been handed a one-game suspension for his involvement in an on-court altercation during Tuesday’s game against the Lakers.
Adam Koffler
Thu, Apr 8th
 LeBron James posted 25 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, 12 assists and one block across 31 minutes on Tuesday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Mar 17th
Raptors G Fred VanVleet (hip) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game vs. the Bulls.
Adam Koffler
Wed, Apr 7th
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
After averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.9 steals in 36 minutes per game, VanVleet was in the running for Most Improved Player of the Year in 2019-20. With Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles, FVV was called upon to take on a much larger role on the offense and didn't disappoint. He's quickly become one of the cornerstones of a very well-coached Raptors team, so much so that Toronto decided to reward him with a four-year, $85M contract this offseason. With Kyle Lowry turning 35 mid-way through the upcoming season, there's a whole lot of room for VanVleet to continue to grow. The only knock on his game could be his relatively low field goal percentage (41.3 percent), but that's bound to happen when you're attempting almost seven 3-pointers per game. There's no reason FVV can't be a top-30 fantasy asset in 2020-21.
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