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Rudy Gobert or Deandre Ayton (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
15 of 18 experts
17%
Recommended by
3 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 10
Best Rank# 5# 8
Worst Rank# 16# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 39
Best Rank# 7# 28
Worst Rank# 60# 52
   
Projections 
   
Minutes31.530.9
Field Goals Made5.27.8
Field Goals Att7.712.3
Field Goals %.680.633
Three Points Made0.00.2
Three Points Att0.10.5
Three Points %.000.352
Free Throws Made4.11.9
Free Throws Att6.22.6
Free Throws %.658.732
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds12.910.3
Assists1.11.5
Turnovers1.71.7
Steals0.70.7
Blocks2.00.9
Points14.517.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 9# 11
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 9# 11
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5# 15
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 11
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 7# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 13# 11
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 16# 8
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 13# 12
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,1201,713
   
Field Goals Made362442
   
Field Goals Att508697
   
Field Goals %.713.634
   
Three Points Made07
   
Three Points Att419
   
Three Points %.000.368
   
Free Throws Made303106
   
Free Throws Att439142
   
Free Throws %.690.747
   
Offensive Rebound241148
   
Rebounds968592
   
Assists7284
   
Turnovers11991
   
Steals4540
   
Blocks13840
   
Points1,027997
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes31.530.9
   
Field Goals Made5.27.8
   
Field Goals Att7.712.3
   
Field Goals %.680.633
   
Three Points Made0.00.2
   
Three Points Att0.10.5
   
Three Points %.000.352
   
Free Throws Made4.11.9
   
Free Throws Att6.22.6
   
Free Throws %.658.732
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds12.910.3
   
Assists1.11.5
   
Turnovers1.71.7
   
Steals0.70.7
   
Blocks2.00.9
   
Points14.517.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Rudy Gobert
C - MIN
Rudy Gobert
Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
News 
 Rudy Gobert scored 19 points (7-7 FG, 5-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one block on Monday against the Wizards.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Nov 28th
Deandre Ayton tallied 30 points (11-17 FG, 0-1 3PT, 8-9 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 31 minutes of Wednesday's 132-113 loss to the Bulls.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Dec 1st
 Rudy Gobert scored 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds and two assists on Wednesday against the Pacers.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 24th
Deandre Ayton recorded 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes of Monday's 122-117 win over the Kings.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, Nov 29th
 Rudy Gobert scored 25 points (8-11 FG, 9-11 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks on Wednesday against the Suns.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Nov 10th
Deandre Ayton put up 29 points (11-19 FG, 7-9 FT), 21 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes of Saturday's 113-112 win over the Jazz.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Nov 27th
 Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said Tuesday that Rudy Gobert is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Suns after clearing COVID protocols and returning to practice.
Jeremy Orriss
Tue, Nov 8th
Deandre Ayton tallied 28 points (11-13 FG, 6-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 30 minutes of Friday's 108-102 win over the Pistons.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Nov 26th
 Rudy Gobert (health and safety) will be unavailable to play in Monday's contest against the New York Knicks.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 6th
Deandre Ayton collected 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3PT), 15 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes of Tuesday's 115-105 win over the Lakers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Nov 23rd
Notes 
 He'll lose a bit in rebounds and blocks being alongside KAT, but he'll still be an elite option in the second round. Don't let the real-life narrative scare you away from him in fantasy.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Well, he's back in Phoenix. That's not exactly great, but he wasn't in demand, either. He's capped for now but a great long-term outlook still. Good pick for boards.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hard to rank the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year lower than this, especially where he's produced 15PPG or more in three of his last four seasons. Gobert actually increased his rebounds per game to a career-best 14.7 this season, and he is one of the most durable big men in the league. Gobert has played at least 66 games in each of the past four seasons. There is the likelihood of a slight decrease in his production playing alongside fellow big man Karl-Anthony Towns, but his 2.1 blocks per game and 72% FG efficiency last year bodes well for any team.
Mike Randle - FTN
Still only 24-years-old, Deandre Ayton is a solid fantasy pick at the shallow center position. Almost matched his career averages in 2021 with 16.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.8 blocks/steals. Goes quiet for long periods of time during the game, limiting his ceiling performance, but there are few more consistent options.
Mike Randle - FTN