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Nikola Jokic or Damian Lillard (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
17 of 21 experts
19%
Recommended by
4 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 11
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 8
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 11
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.136.4
Field Goals Made8.19.0
Field Goals Att15.519.8
Field Goals %.521.453
Three Points Made1.23.8
Three Points Att3.710.1
Three Points %.344.388
Free Throws Made3.76.6
Free Throws Att4.67.3
Free Throws %.822.901
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.24.3
Assists7.27.3
Turnovers3.22.8
Steals1.31.1
Blocks0.70.3
Points21.228.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 8
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 6
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 10
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 6# 9
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 7
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3362,474
   
Field Goals Made565624
   
Field Goals Att1,0711,348
   
Field Goals %.528.463
   
Three Points Made80270
   
Three Points Att255674
   
Three Points %.314.401
   
Free Throws Made246460
   
Free Throws Att301518
   
Free Throws %.817.888
   
Offensive Rebound16633
   
Rebounds711284
   
Assists512530
   
Turnovers226193
   
Steals8570
   
Blocks4422
   
Points1,4561,978
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.136.4
   
Field Goals Made8.19.0
   
Field Goals Att15.519.8
   
Field Goals %.521.453
   
Three Points Made1.23.8
   
Three Points Att3.710.1
   
Three Points %.344.388
   
Free Throws Made3.76.6
   
Free Throws Att4.67.3
   
Free Throws %.822.901
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.24.3
   
Assists7.27.3
   
Turnovers3.22.8
   
Steals1.31.1
   
Blocks0.70.3
   
Points21.228.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
News 
 Nikola Jokic put the finishing touches on his MVP season on Sunday night, scoring 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting and 3-of-3 free throws while adding three boards, two assists, and a steal in a season-low 17 minutes in a loss to Portland.
Lucas Spence
Sun, May 16th
Damian Lillard scored 22-points on 7-for-13 shooting with 10 assists, three rebounds, five triples and four turnovers over 31 minutes as the Trailblazers defeated the Nuggets on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 17th
 Nikola Jokic put an exclamation mark on his sensational 2020-2021 MVP campaign by recording his 16th triple-double of the season on Friday night. Jokic scored a highly-efficient 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-7 FT) to go along with 15 rebounds and 11 assists in a 104-91 win over Detroit.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 15th
Damian Lillard scored 41 points on 16-for-23 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples in a 118-117 loss to Phoenix on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
 Nikola Jokic continued to solidify his MVP campaign on Thursday evening, scoring 31 points (14-21 FG, 0-3 3-pt, 3-3 FT) while contributing 14 rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block in a 114-103 win over Minnesota.
Lucas Spence
Thu, May 13th
Damian Lillard scored 30 points on 10-for-20 shooting with six assists, three three-pointers, two rebounds and one block during Wednesday's 105-98 win over Utah.
John Aubin
Thu, May 13th
 Nikola Jokic made a living at the charity stripe on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 7-of-16 field goals and 16-of-17 free throws in a 117-112 win over the Hornets. Jokic added 11 rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Tue, May 11th
Damian Lillard scored 34 points on 11-for-20 shooting with nine rebounds, six three-pointers, and six assists in 36 minutes of Monday's 140-129 win over the Rockets.
John Aubin
Tue, May 11th
 Nikola Jokic scored 29 points (10-21 FG, 0-5 3-pt, 9-9 FT) while contributing seven rebounds, six assists, and five turnovers in 37 minutes of action during a 125-119 loss to the Nets on Saturday night.
Lucas Spence
Sun, May 9th
Damian Lillard scored 30 points on 8-for-17 shooting with four rebounds, eight assists and four three-pointers in 31 minutes during Saturday's win over the Spurs.
John Aubin
Sun, May 9th
Notes 
 Nikola Jokic regressed in every statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals) last year from his 2018-2019 campaign but still finished top-30 across the board and with 13 triple-doubles (second-best in the league). The reason I have him ranked this high is because of his consistency over the last three seasons. He's averaging 19.5 rebounds, 10.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.7 steals over a three-year stretch. That type of production would warrant a top-five pick and there's no reason to expect him to slow down at just age 25.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
After six straight seasons of scoring averages in the 20's, Lilliard finally cracked the 30-point average with exactly 30.0 on the season, good for third-highest in the league. At 30 years old, Lilliard is in his prime and should see similar success this year. He also averaged 8.0 assists per game in 2019-2020, 1.1 more than his previous career-high. Lilliard has entered superstar status and should provide top-10 returns in fantasy leagues this season.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros