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Team analysis: Denver Nuggets

by on Oct.05, 2010, under Team analysis

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo was all smiles at media day, but his real-life drama could have implications for fantasy basketball, too. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Chauncey Billups, Ty Lawson, Anthony Carter
SG: Arron Afflalo, J.R. Smith
SF: Carmelo Anthony
PF: Al Harrington, Shelden Williams, Renaldo Balkman, Kenyon Martin
C: Nene Hilario, Chris Andersen, D.J. Mbenga

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Carmelo Anthony – SF (Rd. 2): 29 Pts, 1 three, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Chauncey Billups – PG (Rd. 2-3): 17 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl
Nene Hilario – F/C (Rd. 3-4): 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk
J.R. Smith – G/F (Rd. 8-10): 14 Pts, 2 threes, 3.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Al Harringston – F/C (Rd. 8-10):  15.5 Pts, 2 threes, 6 Reb, 1 Stl
Chris Andersen – F/C (Rd. 12+): 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 2.5  Blk
Ty Lawson – PG (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
Arron Afflalo – SG (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb
Shelden Williams – PF (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 4 Reb

Sleeper:
Andersen

Most likely to surprise:
Harrington

Most likely to disappoint:
Anthony

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Smith, Harrington
  • Steals: Smith
  • Blocks: Andersen

Things to watch:

  • Melo‘s situation
  • how long it takes for Martin to return, and how much NeneHarrington and Andersen benefit from his absence
  • how much Billups‘ decrease in playing time affects his numbers

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 3rd
  • FGM: T12th
  • FGA: 17th
  • FG%: 10th
  • FT%: 9th
  • 3PTM: 12th
  • Reb: 20th
  • Ast: T17th
  • TO: T11th
  • Stl: 3rd
  • Blk: T11th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11B+

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