Ryan Knaus

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Thursday, November 9, 2017


This week's Numbers Game takes an in-depth look at where players derive their fantasy value. We know that Rudy Gobert is a shot-blocking machine, for instance, but some owners fretted when he began the season with just three blocks in three games. He's resumed his typical dominance since then, averaging 2.9 swats per game, which means an astounding 38.3% of his value comes from a single category -- blocks. Among qualifying players, only Lucas Nogueira (38.4%) and John Henson (38.7%) have been more reliant on blocks for overall fantasy value.

 

Before digging deeper, let's establish the ground-rules. I'm using season-long statistics from opening night until Nov. 7 (not including Tuesday's games). To qualify, players must have met the following criteria:

 

Minutes per game: 15.0

Games played: 5

 

That's it. Not a very high bar. Approximately 270 players qualified, which I then trimmed to 225 based on overall 8-cat value. I prefer using 8-cat as a baseline, especially early in the season, because it tends to benefit players who get more minutes and overall statistics (i.e. fantasy-relevant) -- in 9-cat, a player who rides the bench gets an automatic boost for simply not committing turnovers, even if they're not playing.

 

To be clear, I've been a decade-long advocate for 9-cat scoring. Brandan Wright has committed just two turnovers in 166 minutes this season, which should be rewarded. Russell Westbrook has committed 52 turnovers in 343 minutes, which should be penalized. But the 8-cat vs. 9-cat debate is a topic for another column.

 

Here's an explanatory snippet:

 

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We can tell at a glance that this is a particularly well-rounded group of players, deriving value from across-the-board stats rather than a handful of categories. The fact that Kevin Durant is getting 27.2% of his total value from blocks (2.5 per game) jumps out, especially since he's getting a measly 2.5% from steals (0.5). LeBron is one of a small set of players to derive at least 7.0% of their value in all eight categories, joined by guys like Victor Oladipo, Paul George, Aaron Gordon and Draymond Green.

 

One thing to stress is that low percentages don't necessarily indicate poor performance. DeMarcus Cousins is getting a combined 13.1% of his value from FG and FT percentages, which isn't much, but he's shooting 47.1% from the field and 81.3% from the line with massive attempts. He's not getting a ton of his value in those categories for the simple reason that he's destroying boxscores on a nightly basis -- 28.9 points, 2.5 threes, 13.6 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.9 blocks, 1.7 steals. If you shifted his weighted FG/FT percentages to a mid-round guy (say, Wesley Matthews or Jonas Valanciunas), they'd account for the lion's share of that player's total value.

 

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Here are the results for the top-225 players:

 

 

Name 8-cat Value % PTS % 3PT % REB % AST % STL % BLK % FG% % FT%
DeMarcus Cousins 20.94 14.3% 10.6% 18.1% 12.6% 12.6% 18.6% 6.2% 6.9%
LeBron James 19.15 15.8% 7.0% 9.6% 21.8% 9.1% 14.1% 14.9% 7.7%
Kevin Durant 18.40 14.0% 14.6% 10.9% 12.3% 2.5% 27.2% 10.2% 8.3%
Giannis Antetokounmpo 17.95 18.3% 4.3% 14.8% 12.3% 12.8% 15.4% 15.1% 7.0%
James Harden 17.89 17.3% 21.4% 5.6% 25.0% 11.8% 4.6% 6.9% 7.5%
Anthony Davis 17.75 16.2% 4.9% 19.6% 6.1% 9.1% 24.4% 11.7% 8.1%
Stephen Curry 16.43 16.3% 21.3% 6.2% 17.4% 15.3% 2.8% 7.9% 12.7%
Damian Lillard 15.69 18.1% 14.8% 8.3% 19.2% 10.1% 9.6% 4.9% 15.1%
Kristaps Porzingis 15.36 20.8% 10.2% 13.1% 2.6% 2.9% 29.6% 11.1% 9.7%
Karl-Anthony Towns 15.00 14.9% 7.1% 19.7% 3.0% 3.5% 27.3% 13.4% 11.1%
Russell Westbrook 14.74 13.8% 10.7% 16.2% 35.4% 12.1% 3.7% 6.9% 1.3%
Andre Drummond 14.70 9.1% 0.5% 27.8% 8.1% 20.1% 15.6% 11.5% 7.2%
Joel Embiid 14.69 14.2% 5.1% 18.5% 11.1% 12.6% 19.4% 11.8% 7.3%
Otto Porter 14.57 12.5% 16.7% 12.0% 5.2% 21.8% 11.0% 13.8% 7.1%
Kyrie Irving 14.19 16.1% 15.5% 4.3% 18.4% 21.7% 5.8% 8.1% 10.1%
Victor Oladipo 13.95 17.6% 16.6% 7.0% 12.2% 14.6% 10.8% 9.9% 11.3%
John Wall 13.91 15.0% 8.6% 5.0% 34.3% 11.9% 16.9% 4.4% 3.9%
Marc Gasol 13.87 14.5% 12.2% 17.8% 9.6% 4.9% 23.8% 7.6% 9.5%
Nikola Jokic 13.74 11.1% 9.7% 22.8% 14.8% 11.5% 8.0% 11.5% 10.6%
Paul George 13.74 15.6% 20.9% 8.9% 6.3% 24.0% 7.2% 7.0% 10.1%
Ben Simmons 13.66 13.2% 0.6% 19.2% 27.6% 15.5% 10.5% 12.1% 1.4%
Aaron Gordon 13.53 14.2% 16.3% 17.4% 7.3% 9.5% 13.7% 13.0% 8.7%
Rudy Gobert 13.31 10.0% 0.6% 19.9% 4.4% 3.9% 38.3% 15.8% 7.0%
Blake Griffin 13.20 18.5% 14.9% 16.8% 14.8% 11.0% 5.8% 11.3% 6.9%
Draymond Green 13.13 7.1% 9.3% 15.7% 23.7% 9.8% 14.6% 10.3% 9.6%
Klay Thompson 12.94 15.9% 24.5% 6.9% 9.0% 5.6% 16.2% 12.7% 9.2%
Robert Covington 12.88 11.7% 25.3% 9.2% 5.1% 16.5% 12.8% 10.0% 9.3%
James Johnson 12.75 10.1% 7.7% 12.4% 17.0% 14.0% 18.2% 12.1% 8.5%
Nikola Vucevic 12.73 14.0% 12.6% 16.4% 11.2% 7.7% 16.5% 13.2% 8.5%
Al Horford 12.69 11.1% 12.2% 19.2% 16.8% 5.8% 12.2% 12.7% 9.9%
Bradley Beal 12.63 21.1% 14.0% 8.6% 11.0% 11.5% 9.6% 13.0% 11.2%
Clint Capela 12.60 9.5% 0.6% 22.8% 3.9% 9.1% 26.8% 18.1% 9.3%
Evan Fournier 12.50 16.5% 20.0% 8.8% 12.5% 12.7% 4.0% 12.7% 12.8%
Hassan Whiteside 12.48 11.9% 3.5% 27.3% 1.7% 12.7% 20.0% 13.3% 9.6%
Jeff Teague 12.47 10.2% 10.7% 5.4% 30.9% 18.8% 5.6% 7.4% 10.9%
Ricky Rubio 12.16 13.2% 13.2% 7.5% 21.7% 20.5% 2.5% 6.7% 14.8%
Kemba Walker 12.13 18.5% 14.7% 5.1% 22.9% 8.1% 5.8% 9.0% 16.0%
LaMarcus Aldridge 12.05 19.1% 5.9% 18.6% 7.2% 8.1% 20.8% 11.8% 8.7%
Dennis Schroder 11.98 19.3% 12.3% 4.1% 24.9% 13.5% 0.8% 11.2% 13.8%
Patrick Beverley 11.93 10.5% 18.2% 7.4% 11.2% 26.3% 8.3% 8.2% 10.0%
Steven Adams 11.87 9.8% 0.7% 18.4% 5.1% 15.1% 23.3% 18.9% 8.7%
Brook Lopez 11.68 13.8% 14.5% 9.4% 7.8% 5.8% 28.2% 9.6% 10.8%
Eric Gordon 11.59 20.5% 30.8% 4.0% 12.7% 5.8% 6.0% 6.7% 13.4%
Carmelo Anthony 11.56 18.1% 17.0% 12.0% 5.7% 9.6% 18.2% 7.9% 11.4%
Joe Ingles 11.48 8.0% 20.2% 9.0% 13.2% 23.0% 6.1% 9.9% 10.4%
Devin Booker 11.46 19.3% 17.7% 9.4% 13.9% 11.2% 4.0% 9.0% 15.5%
CJ McCollum 11.45 19.8% 25.9% 9.5% 10.3% 6.8% 6.7% 9.3% 11.7%
D'Angelo Russell 11.23 19.4% 12.2% 9.7% 22.5% 15.9% 2.9% 10.3% 7.2%
Al-Farouq Aminu 11.21 7.3% 13.7% 18.9% 6.7% 9.7% 23.2% 9.4% 11.0%
DeAndre Jordan 11.09 8.0% 0.7% 38.0% 3.6% 4.0% 24.9% 15.1% 5.6%
Name 8-cat Value % PTS % 3PT % REB % AST % STL % BLK % FG% % FT%
Darren Collison 11.08 11.2% 9.6% 5.8% 30.1% 15.7% 2.7% 12.0% 12.9%
Kevin Love 10.92 14.6% 15.5% 25.4% 5.8% 7.6% 8.2% 7.0% 15.9%
Jayson Tatum 10.87 12.6% 14.2% 14.9% 7.6% 8.0% 17.6% 12.9% 12.1%
Thaddeus Young 10.87 13.2% 13.1% 13.4% 4.1% 20.2% 12.0% 14.4% 9.6%
Jrue Holiday 10.79 11.9% 8.2% 11.8% 26.2% 16.1% 6.5% 8.3% 11.0%
Khris Middleton 10.73 17.8% 11.9% 13.2% 20.6% 11.9% 3.0% 7.3% 14.3%
DeMar DeRozan 10.73 23.0% 5.4% 7.3% 15.8% 19.8% 3.0% 11.3% 14.4%
DeMarre Carroll 10.68 12.2% 14.7% 16.4% 6.2% 21.5% 11.3% 9.0% 8.6%
Lucas Nogueira 10.67 5.5% 2.1% 10.7% 2.3% 14.4% 38.4% 16.4% 10.2%
Pau Gasol 10.66 7.7% 5.0% 19.8% 14.3% 0.6% 32.8% 10.3% 9.4%
Lauri Markkanen 10.65 15.0% 23.9% 22.4% 4.9% 3.1% 10.3% 9.0% 11.4%
Reggie Jackson 10.61 14.3% 11.7% 7.5% 27.1% 14.9% 0.9% 8.6% 14.9%
Gary Harris 10.60 11.6% 20.2% 3.6% 10.8% 19.2% 10.4% 13.7% 10.5%
Jusuf Nurkic 10.55 14.9% 0.8% 19.2% 8.7% 13.6% 21.8% 12.8% 8.4%
Goran Dragic 10.46 18.6% 16.2% 8.2% 20.8% 10.8% 2.9% 13.1% 9.5%
Kyle Lowry 10.37 10.6% 18.0% 11.4% 28.8% 7.5% 5.2% 5.9% 12.4%
Tobias Harris 10.35 19.2% 25.0% 9.1% 7.9% 6.5% 6.8% 13.1% 12.3%
Malcolm Brogdon 10.26 14.7% 18.2% 2.4% 20.9% 14.3% 3.4% 14.2% 11.7%
Lonzo Ball 10.23 7.3% 10.4% 15.7% 30.8% 14.0% 12.7% 0.4% 8.6%
Kent Bazemore 10.20 11.4% 9.6% 10.3% 16.0% 24.7% 11.7% 5.0% 11.3%
Kelly Oubre 10.13 11.0% 21.4% 13.4% 2.4% 14.3% 14.1% 11.8% 11.5%
Marcus Smart 10.13 8.5% 12.6% 10.7% 23.9% 24.3% 7.6% 2.8% 9.7%
Josh Richardson 10.11 8.8% 15.0% 6.1% 10.4% 20.2% 20.8% 7.1% 11.7%
Jimmy Butler 10.08 14.6% 7.5% 12.5% 17.8% 22.1% 1.0% 9.7% 14.8%
Jeremy Lamb 10.05 17.4% 15.9% 12.1% 14.7% 8.2% 7.0% 13.6% 11.1%
Enes Kanter 10.05 12.8% 0.8% 30.7% 4.0% 4.4% 14.3% 20.3% 12.7%
Tyreke Evans 9.92 17.1% 19.8% 12.3% 11.6% 9.9% 1.0% 14.1% 14.4%
Danny Green 9.86 9.5% 15.3% 8.7% 7.9% 14.5% 23.3% 10.3% 10.4%
Marcin Gortat 9.78 11.5% 0.8% 26.8% 7.3% 4.5% 21.5% 18.2% 9.4%
Justin Holiday 9.78 15.6% 27.1% 13.7% 6.5% 17.0% 8.7% 0.9% 10.5%
Mike Conley 9.77 18.9% 20.2% 6.0% 18.4% 11.4% 5.6% 6.7% 12.8%
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 9.76 14.3% 2.7% 11.9% 5.6% 13.1% 21.5% 15.3% 15.7%
Avery Bradley 9.72 16.5% 18.3% 5.7% 9.4% 22.6% 5.1% 10.7% 11.6%
Robin Lopez 9.70 14.7% 3.1% 16.9% 10.8% 1.5% 26.8% 13.9% 12.3%
Paul Millsap 9.67 15.3% 10.1% 17.5% 10.4% 11.7% 15.5% 10.3% 9.1%
Taurean Prince 9.65 13.5% 16.9% 13.4% 9.9% 16.1% 8.6% 10.2% 11.4%
Tim Hardaway Jr 9.57 16.7% 24.7% 6.1% 14.5% 15.2% 3.4% 6.1% 13.4%
Dion Waiters 9.54 16.3% 16.1% 6.6% 16.4% 13.4% 8.9% 11.3% 11.1%
Will Barton 9.53 14.1% 19.6% 12.8% 13.0% 16.6% 5.2% 11.2% 7.4%
Brandon Ingram 9.45 15.8% 7.5% 11.6% 12.6% 18.4% 13.8% 12.2% 8.2%
Domantas Sabonis 9.41 13.7% 1.8% 29.5% 14.2% 0.7% 9.6% 21.7% 8.9%
Kelly Olynyk 9.39 9.8% 13.2% 15.2% 8.3% 8.8% 16.0% 15.6% 13.2%
Larry Nance 9.36 10.2% 0.9% 20.7% 3.7% 19.8% 14.4% 19.6% 10.7%
Rudy Gay 9.29 12.7% 7.6% 13.1% 8.3% 15.4% 16.2% 13.3% 13.3%
Trevor Ariza 9.27 8.1% 18.0% 12.1% 15.0% 19.3% 5.9% 6.6% 15.1%
Taj Gibson 9.25 8.0% 2.8% 19.6% 7.9% 17.1% 14.1% 16.9% 13.6%
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 9.25 11.3% 14.2% 12.8% 11.3% 20.0% 6.5% 10.0% 14.0%
Spencer Dinwiddie 9.20 10.0% 16.4% 6.4% 26.6% 15.6% 1.1% 9.4% 14.5%
Evan Turner 9.17 7.9% 5.8% 11.6% 14.5% 15.6% 20.7% 11.0% 12.8%
Ryan Anderson 9.14 12.8% 30.2% 15.1% 2.1% 2.0% 13.0% 11.2% 13.6%
Name 8-cat Value % PTS % 3PT % REB % AST % STL % BLK % FG% % FT%
Serge Ibaka 9.11 13.3% 19.3% 14.3% 1.2% 1.6% 23.1% 15.1% 12.1%
Jerian Grant 9.09 8.5% 5.8% 11.0% 35.2% 12.0% 6.6% 6.4% 14.5%
TJ McConnell 9.08 5.6% 6.4% 6.8% 24.4% 23.4% 6.0% 14.8% 12.6%
Donovan Mitchell 9.07 14.2% 18.7% 4.2% 11.6% 15.8% 14.3% 5.8% 15.4%
TJ Warren 9.06 18.6% 2.7% 17.3% 4.9% 9.6% 21.2% 14.4% 11.3%
JJ Redick 9.02 16.1% 29.2% 6.0% 17.7% 4.6% 1.1% 11.2% 13.9%
Mike James 8.80 12.3% 12.9% 6.1% 20.9% 16.1% 9.4% 7.2% 15.0%
Kyle Kuzma 8.78 17.1% 14.2% 18.0% 6.7% 6.0% 3.4% 21.3% 13.4%
DJ Augustin 8.68 7.9% 10.0% 3.3% 26.8% 21.3% 1.2% 13.8% 15.8%
Andrew Wiggins 8.67 23.2% 17.4% 12.3% 6.8% 13.0% 12.7% 14.2% 0.4%
Austin Rivers 8.66 12.0% 20.5% 2.2% 11.8% 34.3% 3.7% 6.9% 8.6%
Kyle Anderson 8.64 7.2% 3.0% 19.6% 10.1% 9.6% 24.3% 13.4% 12.8%
Dewayne Dedmon 8.62 9.7% 5.6% 23.9% 4.7% 2.1% 22.2% 17.3% 14.5%
Wesley Matthews 8.60 12.6% 25.5% 6.8% 11.6% 16.5% 3.3% 8.9% 14.8%
Courtney Lee 8.57 10.4% 17.2% 10.0% 12.5% 22.8% 1.2% 10.9% 15.1%
Luc Mbah a Moute 8.52 8.7% 10.5% 11.1% 3.7% 21.5% 16.1% 16.0% 12.4%
John Collins 8.51 11.0% 0.9% 23.2% 2.7% 5.3% 29.0% 15.5% 12.3%
Willie Cauley-Stein 8.50 8.4% 0.9% 18.7% 10.8% 13.1% 19.5% 17.0% 11.6%
JJ Barea 8.47 13.9% 22.1% 7.6% 24.7% 3.7% 3.3% 11.8% 12.9%
Jaylen Brown 8.43 17.8% 21.2% 18.9% 4.3% 13.6% 5.5% 14.1% 4.6%
Kyle O'Quinn 8.41 5.7% 1.0% 18.9% 9.1% 1.2% 32.9% 16.4% 14.8%
Danilo Gallinari 8.37 14.4% 16.4% 12.6% 15.9% 9.3% 6.5% 5.1% 19.8%
Jerami Grant 8.34 8.4% 5.7% 10.2% 4.8% 15.4% 27.8% 14.3% 13.3%
Julius Randle 8.32 12.0% 2.0% 16.8% 8.8% 4.5% 25.2% 22.8% 7.9%
John Henson 8.31 3.1% 1.0% 19.9% 8.0% 5.3% 38.7% 15.6% 8.6%
Kyle Korver 8.28 11.9% 29.1% 3.8% 2.0% 8.1% 13.3% 18.2% 13.5%
Marco Belinelli 8.26 13.1% 25.6% 3.8% 13.1% 15.5% 1.2% 10.1% 17.6%
Caris LeVert 8.25 10.6% 10.7% 9.7% 15.6% 24.7% 13.3% 4.6% 10.7%
Jerryd Bayless 8.25 12.1% 23.9% 6.3% 10.5% 11.4% 6.6% 14.3% 14.8%
Garrett Temple 8.25 8.5% 20.0% 3.5% 8.4% 24.7% 7.3% 13.0% 14.6%
Yogi Ferrell 8.24 11.9% 18.7% 5.8% 11.1% 17.2% 5.6% 12.0% 17.7%
Cody Zeller 8.22 8.9% 1.0% 22.9% 1.1% 3.3% 33.7% 17.9% 11.2%
Norman Powell 8.22 9.9% 11.9% 3.9% 12.5% 19.7% 14.7% 12.2% 15.3%
PJ Tucker 8.22 4.6% 15.8% 17.4% 7.0% 22.3% 10.1% 9.2% 13.5%
Jameer Nelson 8.15 6.9% 16.1% 5.4% 23.5% 15.7% 4.3% 12.1% 16.0%
Harrison Barnes 8.13 21.1% 16.0% 17.9% 10.2% 9.0% 3.5% 10.5% 11.9%
Tony Snell 8.10 11.3% 24.3% 4.4% 11.4% 9.6% 4.0% 19.4% 15.7%
Allen Crabbe 8.09 13.6% 25.3% 9.9% 5.6% 6.5% 11.1% 10.5% 17.5%
Denzel Valentine 8.06 11.4% 27.4% 15.7% 10.1% 11.2% 1.2% 7.8% 15.3%
Terry Rozier 8.05 9.6% 16.2% 14.4% 13.4% 22.8% 1.2% 8.2% 14.2%
Bogdan Bogdanovic 8.03 12.0% 10.3% 4.2% 9.8% 19.1% 9.5% 18.5% 16.5%
Jordan Clarkson 8.03 18.3% 13.3% 4.7% 17.8% 10.3% 1.2% 18.9% 15.5%
Moe Harkless 8.02 7.4% 8.8% 12.2% 4.4% 14.1% 26.2% 11.8% 15.1%
Dwyane Wade 7.94 9.7% 4.8% 7.4% 23.3% 7.7% 20.9% 11.3% 15.0%
Alex Len 7.93 9.6% 1.0% 28.9% 3.9% 6.6% 21.4% 16.1% 12.4%
James Ennis 7.85 10.3% 11.3% 14.4% 9.3% 12.5% 6.4% 18.4% 17.5%
E'Twaun Moore 7.83 11.6% 15.9% 6.0% 11.7% 22.2% 3.8% 15.9% 12.9%
Tyler Johnson 7.82 11.6% 14.8% 5.2% 9.9% 12.5% 19.2% 7.2% 19.5%
Cory Joseph 7.81 9.9% 17.1% 6.4% 13.5% 18.3% 6.4% 12.7% 15.7%
Marquese Chriss 7.81 6.1% 9.4% 13.4% 7.9% 9.3% 26.9% 12.2% 14.8%
Name 8-cat Value % PTS % 3PT % REB % AST % STL % BLK % FG% % FT%
Lou Williams 7.80 18.0% 17.6% 4.5% 19.1% 5.6% 1.3% 12.9% 20.9%
Chandler Parsons 7.79 8.8% 21.2% 6.1% 9.7% 11.6% 14.1% 17.4% 11.2%
Jonathon Simmons 7.78 18.1% 11.4% 9.1% 11.2% 8.7% 6.4% 19.4% 15.7%
Jakob Poeltl 7.74 6.9% 1.0% 20.9% 2.5% 7.9% 30.0% 23.1% 7.6%
Dennis Smith Jr./td>7.7116.4%16.5%8.1%26.7%12.2%4.2%9.0%6.9%
Delon Wright 7.69 8.6% 7.5% 8.1% 16.0% 12.3% 12.9% 14.1% 20.7%
Jamal Crawford 7.68 12.7% 20.9% 1.4% 15.0% 14.7% 3.9% 11.8% 19.6%
Bojan Bogdanovic 7.68 16.4% 19.7% 7.7% 8.9% 10.8% 1.3% 18.3% 16.9%
Jonathan Isaac 7.66 6.0% 6.2% 13.8% 3.9% 10.1% 27.4% 16.1% 16.4%
Derrick Favors 7.56 13.7% 4.6% 15.3% 7.8% 14.9% 9.3% 22.0% 12.4%
Dejounte Murray 7.52 10.0% 1.1% 19.8% 19.0% 19.0% 4.0% 13.2% 14.0%
Buddy Hield 7.50 13.8% 14.3% 13.2% 8.1% 19.3% 4.3% 9.6% 17.3%
Rodney Hood 7.50 18.5% 27.9% 3.8% 10.0% 4.4% 4.7% 10.2% 20.4%
David Nwaba 7.49 7.1% 4.1% 17.8% 5.4% 12.0% 21.4% 18.3% 13.9%
Zach Randolph 7.48 14.9% 11.3% 19.9% 8.9% 8.4% 9.0% 13.8% 13.8%
Stanley Johnson 7.47 9.6% 16.7% 8.7% 9.1% 25.3% 4.0% 12.2% 14.4%
Nerlens Noel 7.46 5.5% 1.1% 19.6% 2.0% 13.5% 23.3% 18.2% 16.8%
De'Aaron Fox 7.46 16.0% 5.1% 10.6% 30.4% 10.4% 1.3% 10.9% 15.4%
Marvin Williams 7.44 9.6% 19.1% 13.1% 4.2% 11.1% 12.1% 16.4% 14.3%
Ed Davis 7.42 7.0% 1.1% 29.3% 2.3% 5.0% 25.6% 16.8% 12.9%
Emmanuel Mudiay 7.41 15.7% 13.2% 10.0% 21.2% 7.1% 6.8% 11.5% 14.8%
Frank Ntilikina 7.40 3.9% 9.7% 1.6% 24.3% 34.9% 1.4% 11.4% 12.9%
Tyson Chandler 7.37 7.8% 1.1% 33.5% 3.2% 4.3% 16.2% 21.3% 12.7%
Jonas Valanciunas 7.30 11.5% 1.1% 24.5% 1.7% 9.2% 12.3% 23.3% 16.4%
Jarell Martin 7.30 4.4% 6.0% 13.4% 4.2% 13.4% 31.5% 12.9% 14.2%
Raymond Felton 7.27 9.9% 17.5% 1.7% 14.8% 17.6% 4.4% 19.2% 14.8%
Mario Chalmers 7.26 9.2% 9.7% 6.0% 21.6% 26.0% 6.9% 7.7% 12.8%
Skal Labissiere 7.24 11.7% 3.9% 14.6% 4.1% 10.7% 19.8% 18.5% 16.7%
Wilson Chandler 7.23 9.3% 11.0% 10.2% 16.5% 9.3% 12.4% 14.1% 17.1%
Terrence Ross 7.21 9.9% 13.5% 11.5% 8.8% 17.8% 18.0% 4.1% 16.3%
Thabo Sefolosha 7.18 8.1% 9.8% 14.4% 5.0% 20.0% 7.0% 18.2% 17.5%
Dirk Nowitzki 7.14 13.3% 18.2% 18.9% 9.2% 6.4% 6.5% 10.7% 16.8%
Jamal Murray 7.13 16.0% 14.9% 4.9% 16.1% 9.5% 7.0% 11.1% 20.6%
Pascal Siakam 7.12 11.1% 9.0% 14.0% 5.7% 20.7% 4.9% 23.1% 11.5%
Mike Muscala 7.09 7.0% 9.6% 14.4% 5.7% 13.3% 17.1% 14.3% 18.7%
Frank Kaminsky 7.07 15.2% 15.2% 14.9% 12.3% 3.8% 7.7% 13.1% 17.8%
Dillon Brooks 7.05 10.3% 10.0% 12.2% 7.7% 20.3% 9.9% 15.4% 14.1%
Jarrett Jack 7.03 4.3% 3.0% 12.0% 36.0% 12.1% 5.5% 10.9% 16.3%
Nemanja Bjelica 6.99 9.8% 20.3% 7.1% 3.8% 9.7% 7.1% 23.5% 18.7%
Shelvin Mack 6.98 5.3% 6.9% 4.6% 31.0% 11.1% 7.8% 13.9% 19.5%
Dragan Bender 6.95 4.1% 14.0% 15.1% 4.6% 4.6% 27.6% 11.5% 18.5%
Kosta Koufos 6.93 4.0% 1.2% 22.4% 6.6% 13.6% 23.9% 17.4% 10.9%
Joe Harris 6.93 12.3% 25.6% 4.6% 5.8% 8.8% 7.9% 18.2% 16.9%
Brandan Wright 6.82 5.7% 1.2% 13.9% 1.8% 7.7% 33.7% 21.3% 14.8%
George Hill 6.75 12.4% 12.6% 8.1% 17.8% 12.6% 1.5% 17.2% 18.0%
Derrick Rose 6.75 21.6% 7.8% 8.0% 10.6% 4.0% 6.4% 19.6% 22.1%
Mason Plumlee 6.72 6.9% 1.2% 16.3% 9.5% 14.6% 25.3% 21.8% 4.4%
Andre Iguodala 6.65 3.9% 3.9% 11.1% 22.9% 14.7% 13.5% 15.7% 14.2%
Patty Mills 6.61 10.5% 21.5% 2.1% 20.9% 10.2% 4.5% 10.9% 19.3%
Jeff Green 6.59 13.6% 9.4% 6.2% 10.4% 12.5% 10.6% 19.6% 17.7%
Name 8-cat Value % PTS % 3PT % REB % AST % STL % BLK % FG% % FT%
Anthony Tolliver 6.53 9.1% 18.8% 8.3% 5.1% 13.0% 14.6% 16.1% 14.9%
CJ Miles 6.46 11.3% 28.9% 6.2% 3.5% 8.1% 9.3% 13.4% 19.2%
Justise Winslow 6.39 7.3% 4.1% 20.0% 9.2% 15.3% 11.0% 18.5% 14.7%
Ish Smith 6.32 11.9% 1.3% 5.5% 27.8% 8.3% 4.8% 23.2% 17.4%
Wesley Johnson 6.31 5.4% 6.0% 10.9% 5.6% 12.3% 26.2% 14.9% 18.7%
Jae Crowder 6.28 10.9% 15.5% 12.7% 4.9% 18.0% 4.8% 14.7% 18.6%
Malik Monk 6.28 11.9% 25.5% 4.1% 16.1% 8.3% 8.0% 7.2% 18.9%
Tim Frazier 6.24 1.0% 4.5% 2.5% 33.0% 23.2% 1.6% 13.2% 21.0%
Devin Harris 6.22 14.3% 15.7% 3.3% 12.9% 10.1% 6.2% 17.4% 20.2%
Dwight Powell 6.22 3.9% 9.1% 16.0% 8.5% 16.2% 13.3% 14.2% 18.7%
Amir Johnson 6.21 6.1% 2.9% 22.3% 4.8% 9.8% 19.5% 20.4% 14.2%
Aron Baynes 6.19 6.6% 1.3% 21.8% 5.1% 2.9% 25.1% 20.1% 17.1%
Dario Saric 6.14 11.1% 22.4% 17.7% 9.1% 1.7% 8.9% 11.1% 18.1%
Dwayne Bacon 6.13 8.2% 14.5% 19.9% 7.3% 11.0% 8.2% 12.2% 18.9%
Malcolm Delaney 6.04 7.8% 14.5% 5.3% 16.9% 18.4% 5.3% 15.7% 16.0%
Mirza Teletovic 6.01 7.4% 29.5% 6.5% 7.6% 7.3% 5.4% 17.2% 19.3%
Thon Maker 5.98 5.5% 16.3% 7.0% 4.1% 21.4% 9.1% 16.5% 19.9%
Wayne Ellington 5.76 8.7% 30.9% 1.9% 9.4% 9.1% 5.2% 13.7% 21.1%
Tyler Ulis 5.76 10.5% 4.5% 1.4% 28.8% 19.6% 1.7% 11.7% 21.8%
Doug McDermott 5.67 9.6% 17.2% 6.9% 11.7% 1.8% 9.6% 22.6% 20.6%
Isaiah Taylor 5.62 8.1% 5.0% 2.2% 18.2% 10.8% 13.6% 23.1% 19.0%
Luke Babbitt 5.61 10.3% 24.6% 7.1% 2.6% 3.2% 8.3% 24.2% 19.7%
Gorgui Dieng 5.56 9.4% 4.7% 21.3% 8.1% 4.0% 9.0% 23.2% 20.4%
Mike Scott 5.51 13.1% 12.3% 16.1% 2.6% 1.9% 9.9% 23.8% 20.4%
Jodie Meeks 5.31 13.1% 22.1% 1.7% 1.7% 17.8% 1.9% 15.3% 26.4%

 

I mentioned above that LeBron is one of only a few players getting at least 7% of their value in every category, which is a solid indicator of across-the-board contributions. If we raise the bar to 8%, we see even fewer guys within the top-150 -- Nikola Jokic, Bradley Beal, Paul Millsap, Taurean Prince and Kelly Olynyk. Barely missing the cut are James Johnson, Patrick Beverley, Rudy Gay and Jeremy Lamb, and I'll give Danny Green free entry since he's at 8% in every category but assists (7.9%).

 

There's plenty to take away from the numbers above -- the best approach is to look it over with a view toward your team(s) needs. Looking to trade for help in defensive stats? Josh Richardson might be worth targeting, given that 41% of his value comes from steals and blocks. Need to boost your FG%? The Lakers' PF spot is a good place to go, with both Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle providing very beneficial FG percentages.

 

You can also look at this the other way -- if you are punting assists, a guy like Jeff Teague (30.9% assists) isn't going to help very much. If you're in a points league that doesn't give much weight to steals, you can assume that Patrick Beverley (26.3%), Kent Bazemore (24.7%) Austin Rivers (34.3%) and Frank Ntilikina (34.9%) will take a big hit. Dig around and see what you can find! If you have any questions or insights, I'd love to hear them via email or a message on Twitter. Good luck this week.



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