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Who Should I Draft?

Nikola Jokic or LeBron James (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 12
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 9# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 12
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 9# 22
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.134.3
Field Goals Made8.19.6
Field Goals Att15.518.8
Field Goals %.521.510
Three Points Made1.22.2
Three Points Att3.76.2
Three Points %.344.359
Free Throws Made3.74.2
Free Throws Att4.66.1
Free Throws %.822.695
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.28.0
Assists7.29.6
Turnovers3.23.6
Steals1.31.2
Blocks0.70.6
Points21.225.6
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   

# 5# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 9
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 11
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 22
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 10
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 20
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 11
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 6# 13
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 11
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3362,316
   
Field Goals Made565643
   
Field Goals Att1,0711,303
   
Field Goals %.528.494
   
Three Points Made80148
   
Three Points Att255425
   
Three Points %.314.348
   
Free Throws Made246264
   
Free Throws Att301381
   
Free Throws %.817.693
   
Offensive Rebound16667
   
Rebounds711526
   
Assists512684
   
Turnovers226261
   
Steals8578
   
Blocks4436
   
Points1,4561,698
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.134.3
   
Field Goals Made8.19.6
   
Field Goals Att15.518.8
   
Field Goals %.521.510
   
Three Points Made1.22.2
   
Three Points Att3.76.2
   
Three Points %.344.359
   
Free Throws Made3.74.2
   
Free Throws Att4.66.1
   
Free Throws %.822.695
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.28.0
   
Assists7.29.6
   
Turnovers3.23.6
   
Steals1.31.2
   
Blocks0.70.6
   
Points21.225.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
News 
 Nikola Jokic was up to his usual MVP tricks on Tuesday night, posting his 14th consecutive double-double of the season while scoring 27 points (12-21 FG, 0-4 3-pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover in 28 minutes during a 119-101 blowout win over Oklahoma City.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Jan 19th
LeBron James posted 34 points (13-25 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, one block and one steal in 38 minutes on Thursday versus Milwaukee.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Jan 22nd
 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
Lebron James has been listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Thursday's game against the Bucks
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jan 20th
 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
LeBron James crafted 19 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, five rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
 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
LeBron James (ankle) will start for the Lakers Monday night.
Damian McCoade II
Mon, Jan 18th
 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
LeBron James notched 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in 112-95 victory.
Ross Jared Joswick
Sat, Jan 16th
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
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
  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