Brooklyn Nets: Starters’ Fantasy Value

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Oct 18, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) and Philadelphia 76ers small forward Robert Covington (33) defend against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

With the start of the NBA season drawing near, basketball fans nationwide are firing up their laptops, cell phones and tablets in order to show who the best fantasy general manager is. There is one key to putting together a fantasy team that will contend for your league’s championship: judgment.

You’ll have to judge 3 things:

  • Are the projected stats accurate?
  • If the projected stats of a player seem accurate or inaccurate, is their ADP (average draft position) too high or too low?
  • If the ADP is too high or too low, which players would you take before them, and which would you take them before?

If you judge enough of these situations the right way, your team will end up being formidable on your run to the promised land.

Now, As a team that’s projected to be, well, not so great (a 32.5 win team projected by Las Vegas) the Brooklyn Nets will have a limited number of fantasy relevant players. All of which will be in the starting lineup, barring some unique situations such as strong sixth man of the year candidates (which seems highly unlikely in Brooklyn) or injuries to original starters that bring on extra minutes for bench players. Nonetheless, assuming the starting lineup will consist of Jarrett Jack, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez, let’s take a look at those worthy of being drafted in our fantasy leagues.

According to ESPN, these are the projected stats and average draft position of each starter:

Next: Jarrett Jack