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Who Should I Draft?

Russell Westbrook III or Ben Simmons (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Simmons
G - BKN
Ben Simmons
Russell Westbrook III
G - LAL
Russell Westbrook III
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
11 of 18 experts
39%
Recommended by
7 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 63
Best Rank# 22# 48
Worst Rank# 45# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 162
Best Rank# 50# 111
Worst Rank# 84# 193
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.030.4
Field Goals Made5.66.3
Field Goals Att10.314.2
Field Goals %.548.441
Three Points Made0.20.9
Three Points Att1.23.0
Three Points %.242.287
Free Throws Made2.93.0
Free Throws Att4.54.4
Free Throws %.647.669
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.86.3
Assists7.16.0
Turnovers3.13.3
Steals1.70.9
Blocks0.60.3
Points14.416.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 67
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 38# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 35# 68
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 30# 55
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 50
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 90
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 21# 58
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 22# 48
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 31# 68
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 61
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 45# 39
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 87# 28
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 67
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 52# 46
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 127
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 44# 35
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 34
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - BKN
Ben Simmons
Russell Westbrook III
G - LAL
Russell Westbrook III
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes02,678
   
Field Goals Made0548
   
Field Goals Att01,233
   
Field Goals %.000.444
   
Three Points Made079
   
Three Points Att0265
   
Three Points %.000.298
   
Free Throws Made0266
   
Free Throws Att0399
   
Free Throws %.000.667
   
Offensive Rebound0110
   
Rebounds0580
   
Assists0550
   
Turnovers0295
   
Steals076
   
Blocks020
   
Points01,441
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Ben Simmons
G - BKN
Ben Simmons
Russell Westbrook III
G - LAL
Russell Westbrook III
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.030.4
   
Field Goals Made5.66.3
   
Field Goals Att10.314.2
   
Field Goals %.548.441
   
Three Points Made0.20.9
   
Three Points Att1.23.0
   
Three Points %.242.287
   
Free Throws Made2.93.0
   
Free Throws Att4.54.4
   
Free Throws %.647.669
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.86.3
   
Assists7.16.0
   
Turnovers3.13.3
   
Steals1.70.9
   
Blocks0.60.3
   
Points14.416.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Ben Simmons
G - BKN
Ben Simmons
Russell Westbrook III
G - LAL
Russell Westbrook III
News 
 Ben Simmons has a muscle strain in his leg and is expected to miss a few games.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Nov 30th
Russell Westbrook III scored ten points (4-14 FG, 2-6 3PT, 0-2 FT) to go with five rebounds and four assists across 23 minutes in a 129-109 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Leo Sells
Thu, Dec 1st
 Ben Simmons (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Washington Wizards.
Leo Sells
Tue, Nov 29th
Russell Westbrook III scored 24 points (10-18 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-3 FT) and dished out six assists in Monday's 116-115 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Leo Sells
Tue, Nov 29th
 Ben Simmons totaled two points (1-3 FG), twelve rebounds, eight assists, and three steals in the Nets’ 111-97 win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, Nov 28th
Russell Westbrook III scored 11 points (4-12 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3-6 FT) to go with seven assists and six rebounds across 27 minutes in Saturday's 143-138 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 27th
 Ben Simmons grabbed six rebounds while also blocking one shot, dishing out three assists, and scoring 20 points (8-8 FG, 4-5 FT) in the Nets' 128-117 loss to the Pacers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Nov 26th
Russell Westbrook III scored a lowly three points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) in addition to dishing out seven assists and snagging four boards across 19 minutes in a 105-94 win over the Spurs on Friday.
Leo Sells
Fri, Nov 25th
 Ben Simmons totaled 14 points (7-9 FG), two rebounds, six assists, three steals, and two blocks in the Nets’ 112-98 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Nov 24th
Russell Westbrook III put up 21 points (8-20 FG, 2-6 3PT, 3-7 FT) to go with five assists and three rebounds across 31 minutes in Tuesday night's 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Leo Sells
Wed, Nov 23rd
Notes 
 Simmons is a favorite target of mine in the mid-rounds. He sounds healthy and I'm excited for him to get back to the court. We forget just how good he is.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Russ is tough to rank. We think he'll be in LA, but how much will he play? Will he adjust his style of play? He's a better points' league option than category, and there's a chance he's out of the league by February.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of the great NBA fantasy conundrums centers around accurately projecting Ben Simmons' production. For his first four season, Simmons was a nightly triple-double threat, averaging 15.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 7.7 APG. His limited shooting ability was covered by his 56% FG efficiency level. He hasn't played a game since April 6th of 2021 due to injury, and is awaiting to take the floor as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. There are too many unknowns to take an early fantasy risk on Simmons this season.
Mike Randle - FTN
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Russell Westbrook has four seasons where he avearged a triple-double, yet finds himself ranked outside the Top 75 fantasy players. Why? He will turn 34-years-old, hit just 44% of his FGs and 29.8% of his 3P attempts. Westbrook is also just a 66.7% FT shooter, over 12 points below his career average. His role is still uncertain, and will LeBron James hyperfocused for that last championship, the tolerance for Westbrook's inefficient play will be less than ever.
Mike Randle - FTN