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Who Should I Draft?

Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
25 of 25 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2
Best Rank# 2
Worst Rank# 3
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6
Best Rank# 3
Worst Rank# 9
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.131.3
Field Goals Made8.18.0
Field Goals Att15.516.6
Field Goals %.521.481
Three Points Made1.21.2
Three Points Att3.74.0
Three Points %.344.325
Free Throws Made3.77.2
Free Throws Att4.68.9
Free Throws %.822.804
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.211.9
Assists7.23.3
Turnovers3.23.3
Steals1.30.8
Blocks0.71.6
Points21.224.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-OUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 3# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 3# 4
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 2# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 4
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 3# 4
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 3# 4
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 5
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 4# 6
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 1# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3361,506
   
Field Goals Made565382
   
Field Goals Att1,071802
   
Field Goals %.528.476
   
Three Points Made8057
   
Three Points Att255172
   
Three Points %.314.331
   
Free Throws Made246352
   
Free Throws Att301436
   
Free Throws %.817.807
   
Offensive Rebound166141
   
Rebounds711593
   
Assists512152
   
Turnovers226159
   
Steals8544
   
Blocks4465
   
Points1,4561,173
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.131.3
   
Field Goals Made8.18.0
   
Field Goals Att15.516.6
   
Field Goals %.521.481
   
Three Points Made1.21.2
   
Three Points Att3.74.0
   
Three Points %.344.325
   
Free Throws Made3.77.2
   
Free Throws Att4.68.9
   
Free Throws %.822.804
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.211.9
   
Assists7.23.3
   
Turnovers3.23.3
   
Steals1.30.8
   
Blocks0.71.6
   
Points21.224.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
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
The 76ers and Thunder game scheduled for Sunday night in Oklahoma City has been postponed.
Dave Kluge - Fantasy Intervention
Sun, Jan 17th
 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
76ers C Joel Embiid (knee) has been ruled out for the next two games. The 76ers are slotted to play the Grizzlies and Thunder over the next two games.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Fri, Jan 15th
 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
Joel Embiid scored nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-4 FT) and added five rebounds, one steal, and three turnovers across 24 minutes in the Sixers 125-108 win over the Heat.
Dan Titus
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
Joel Embiid is probable to compete against the Heat, as he is dealing with back tightness.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jan 13th
 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
Joel Embiid dropped a monster double-double on Tuesday night, scoring a season-high 45 points (16-23 FG, 13-13 FT) along with 16 rebounds, four assists, five steals, one block, and four turnovers across 39 minutes in the Sixers 137-134 overtime win over the Heat.
Dan Titus
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