Team analysis: Chicago Bulls

Derrick Rose

Especially with Boozer's hand injury, all eyes are on Rose to see if he can finally break through into fantasy eliteness. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Depth chart:

PG: Derrick Rose, C.J. Watson

SG: Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver, Keith Bogans

SF: Luol Deng, James Johnson

PF: Taj Gibson, Carlos Boozer

C: Joakim Noah, Kurt Thomas, Omer Asik

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Carlos Boozer - F/C (Rd. 3-5): 18.5 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Derrick Rose - PG (Rd. 3-5): 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 1 Stl

Joakim Noah - F/C (Rd. 4-5): 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1.5 Blk

Luol Deng - SF (Rd. 6-7): 14.5 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Taj Gibson - PF (Rd. 7-10): 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1.5 Blk

Ronnie Brewer - G/F (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1.5 Stl

C.J. Watson - G (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Kyle Korver - G/F (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 1.5 threes

Kurt Thomas - F/C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 5.5 Reb

James Johnson - F (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 3.5 Reb

Sleeper:

Watson

Most likely to surprise:

Brewer

Most likely to disappoint:

Boozer

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Korver
  • Steals: Brewer
  • Blocks: Noah, Gibson

Things to watch:

  • how long it takes Boozer to get back to himself after he recovers from his hand injury
  • if Rose can break through by hitting more threes and stealing more balls
  • how Deng and Noah will be affected by Boozer‘s presence

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 24th
  • FGM: T17th
  • FGA: T10th
  • FG%: 23rd
  • FT%: 18th
  • 3PTM: 29th
  • Reb: 1st
  • Ast: 19th
  • TO: 19th
  • Stl: T23rd
  • Blk: 2nd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B

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