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Nikola Jokic or Deandre Ayton (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
25 of 25 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 4# 11
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 18
Best Rank# 2# 11
Worst Rank# 9# 30
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.132.4
Field Goals Made8.18.2
Field Goals Att15.514.3
Field Goals %.521.572
Three Points Made1.20.1
Three Points Att3.70.1
Three Points %.344.182
Free Throws Made3.72.5
Free Throws Att4.63.3
Free Throws %.822.755
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.210.8
Assists7.21.8
Turnovers3.22.0
Steals1.30.7
Blocks0.71.3
Points21.218.9
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   

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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Fantasy Bulletin
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Alex Burns
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Dan Titus
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Shane Mosley
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Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3361,236
   
Field Goals Made565310
   
Field Goals Att1,071568
   
Field Goals %.528.546
   
Three Points Made803
   
Three Points Att25513
   
Three Points %.314.231
   
Free Throws Made24667
   
Free Throws Att30189
   
Free Throws %.817.753
   
Offensive Rebound166147
   
Rebounds711436
   
Assists51272
   
Turnovers22680
   
Steals8525
   
Blocks4458
   
Points1,456690
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.132.4
   
Field Goals Made8.18.2
   
Field Goals Att15.514.3
   
Field Goals %.521.572
   
Three Points Made1.20.1
   
Three Points Att3.70.1
   
Three Points %.344.182
   
Free Throws Made3.72.5
   
Free Throws Att4.63.3
   
Free Throws %.822.755
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.210.8
   
Assists7.21.8
   
Turnovers3.22.0
   
Steals1.30.7
   
Blocks0.71.3
   
Points21.218.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
News 
 Nikola Jokic was unstoppable on Friday night, scoring an ultra-efficient 29 points (10-12 FG, 1-2 3-pt, 8-9 FT) while pulling down 16 rebounds to go with seven assists and two steals in a 128-99 win over the Rockets.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Apr 16th
DeAndre Ayton totaled 26 points (10-11 FG, 6-6 FT), eleven rebounds, and one block in 30 minutes in the Suns' 122-114 win over the Kings on Thursday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, Apr 16th
 Nikola Jokic recorded his 15th triple-double of the season on Wednesday, scoring 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3-pt, 4-5 FT) while contributing 10 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal, and two blocks in a 123-106 win over the Heat.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Apr 15th
DeAndre Ayton totaled 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 FT), thirteen rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals in 27 minutes in the Suns' 106-86 win over the Heat on Tuesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Apr 15th
 Nikola Jokic scored 27 points (10-21 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-8 FT) while pulling down 12 rebounds and handing out eight assists in a 116-107 loss to Golden State on Monday night. Jokic added a steal and a block in 37 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
DeAndre Ayton totaled 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3PT), ten rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals in 25 minutes in the Suns' 134-106 win over the Wizards on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Apr 12th
 Nikola Jokic registered yet another triple-double on Sunday, his 14th of the season, by scoring 17 points (6-15 FG, 0-2 3-pt, 5-7 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal, and a block in 32 minutes in a 105-87 loss to Boston.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 11th
DeAndre Ayton totaled 18 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3PT), ten rebounds, three assists, and one block in 32 minutes in the Suns' 113-103 loss to the Clippers.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, Apr 9th
 Nikola Jokic powered the Nuggets to their eighth consecutive win on Friday night, registering his 13th triple-double of the season. Jokic scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing 13 rebounds, 14 assists, and a steal to go with six turnovers in a 121-119 win over San Antonio.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Apr 10th
DeAndre Ayton totaled 18 points (9-16 FG, 0-1 3PT), twelve rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 41 minutes in the Suns' 117-113 overtime win against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Apr 8th
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
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