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Who Should I Draft?

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
83%
Recommended by
20 of 24 experts
17%
Recommended by
4 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 8
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 11
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 8
Best Rank# 3# 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 
   

# 5# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 8
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
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
FantasyPros
# 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 
 Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was at it again on Sunday night, posting another monster fantasy line to the tune of 35 points (14-23 FG, 3-6 3-pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block, and six turnovers in a 109-105 loss to Utah.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 17th
Damian Lillard scored a game-high 35 points on 10-for-23 shooting while adding six assists, three three-pointers, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 125-104 loss to the Spurs.
John Aubin
Tue, Jan 19th
 Nikola Jokic did what he does best on Thursday night, leading the Nuggets to a win over the Warriors by notching his fifth triple-double of the season. Jokic scored 23 points (8-16 FG, 0-4 3-pt, 7-7 FT) to go with 14 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 36 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Jan 15th
Damian Lillard registered 36 points on 10-for-23 shooting with seven rebounds, four three-pointers and seven assists in a win over the Hawks on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jan 17th
 Nikola Jokic put forth yet another terrific fantasy performance on Tuesday, scoring 23 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while filling up the box score with eight rebounds, 11 assists, one block, and a career-high seven steals in a 122-116 loss to Brooklyn.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Jan 13th
Damian Lillard scored 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Thursday's blowout loss to the Pacers, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two three-pointers, and five turnovers across 36 minutes.
John Aubin
Fri, Jan 15th
 Nikola Jokic led the way for the Nuggets during Sunday's 114-89 win over the Knicks, scoring 22 points (9-15 FG, 1-3 3-pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 10th
Damian Lillard scored 40 points on 11-for-23 shooting with one rebound, 13 assists, six three-pointers, and three steals in 42 minutes in the 132-126 win over Sacramento on Wednesday
John Aubin
Thu, Jan 14th
 Nikola Jokic continued his terrific start to the season on Saturday, scoring 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 FT) while adding nine rebounds, 12 assists, and four turnovers in a 115-103 victory over the short-handed 76ers.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Jan 9th
Blazers' star Damian Lillard is available for Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Wed, Jan 13th
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