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Nikola Jokic or Trae Young (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 26
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 9
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 26
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.134.0
Field Goals Made8.18.2
Field Goals Att15.518.3
Field Goals %.521.445
Three Points Made1.23.2
Three Points Att3.79.4
Three Points %.344.369
Free Throws Made3.77.4
Free Throws Att4.68.6
Free Throws %.822.863
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.23.9
Assists7.29.2
Turnovers3.24.1
Steals1.31.0
Blocks0.70.2
Points21.226.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 5# 6
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 10
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 7
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 26
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 11
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3362,120
   
Field Goals Made565546
   
Field Goals Att1,0711,249
   
Field Goals %.528.437
   
Three Points Made80205
   
Three Points Att255568
   
Three Points %.314.361
   
Free Throws Made246481
   
Free Throws Att301559
   
Free Throws %.817.861
   
Offensive Rebound16631
   
Rebounds711254
   
Assists512560
   
Turnovers226289
   
Steals8565
   
Blocks448
   
Points1,4561,778
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.134.0
   
Field Goals Made8.18.2
   
Field Goals Att15.518.3
   
Field Goals %.521.445
   
Three Points Made1.23.2
   
Three Points Att3.79.4
   
Three Points %.344.369
   
Free Throws Made3.77.4
   
Free Throws Att4.68.6
   
Free Throws %.822.863
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.23.9
   
Assists7.29.2
   
Turnovers3.24.1
   
Steals1.31.0
   
Blocks0.70.2
   
Points21.226.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
News 
 Nikola Jokic put the Nuggets on his back yet again on Saturday night, leading the team to a 120-112 victory in double-overtime over the Suns, one night after beating the Suns on Friday night in one overtime. Jokic scored 29 points (9-21 FG, 11-14 FT) while hauling in a season-high 22 rebounds to go with six assists, one steal, and six turnovers in 42 minutes of playing time.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 24th
Trae Young produced 43 points (14-22 FG, 8-12 3PT, 7-7 FT), four boards, five assists, and seven turnovers in Friday night's win against the Wolves.
Shaan Hoda
Sat, Jan 23rd
 Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a big overtime win over the Suns on Friday night, scoring a team-high 31 points (15-27 FG, 1-3 3-pt, 0-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 40 minutes of playing time.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Jan 23rd
Trae Young poured in 38 points (11-26 FG, 3-5 3PT, 13-19 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block, and two turnovers in Wednesday night's comeback win against Detroit.
Shaan Hoda
Thu, Jan 21st
 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
Trae Young is available to play against the Pistons, although dealing with a sore heel.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jan 20th
 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
Trae Young (heel) is officially probable for Wednesday's game versus Detroit.
Ross Jared Joswick
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
Trae Young notched 20 points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3PT, 12-13 FT), eight rebounds, 13 assists, three steals, and six turnovers in Monday's afternoon victory over the Wolves.
Shaan Hoda
Tue, Jan 19th
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
Trae Young exploded onto the scene last year and finished fourth in scoring (29.6 points) and second in assists (9.3) per game. His 205 made three-pointers were sixth-most in the league and he did it at a 36.1% clip. If he's able to improve his shooting heading into his third year, there's no reason to expect him to finish outside the top-three in scoring.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
  The Atlanta Hawks spared no expense this offseason in putting an extremely formidable team around second-year All-Star PG Trae Young. By adding guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari, the Hawks are signaling to their young core that they are going all-in to surround them with the talent they need to succeed as early as this season. Last season, Young budded into a superstar right in front of our eyes, finishing fourth in scoring (29.6 ppg) and second in assists (9.3 apg), trailing only LeBron James in that category. While the scoring numbers could come down with a plethora of options to put the ball in the basket, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Young averages over 10 assists per game this season. He's also only missed a total of eight games in two seasons. In a world of "DNP-rest," Young is as safe as they come in the middle to later part of the first round in 2020-21.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros