Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Detroit Pistons

Greg Monroe

Good Guy Greg: Plays for the Pistons, still offers solid fantasy value. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Rodney Stuckey**, Brandon Knight, Will Bynum

SG: Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tracy McGrady*, Terrico White

SF: Austin Daye, Tayshaun Prince*, Kyle Singler

PF: Charlie Villanueva, Chris Wilcox*, Jonas Jerebko**, Jason Maxiell, DaJuan Summers*

C: Greg Monroe, Ben Wallace, Vernon Macklin

* unrestricted free agent

** restricted free agent

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

- Greg Monroe, PF/C (Rd. 4): 55% FG, 67% FT, 14 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Rodney Stuckey, PG/SG (Rd. 10): 40% FG, 85% FT, 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

- Jonas Jerebko, SF/PF (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 70% FT, 0.5 Threes, 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1 TO

- Charlie Villanueva, SF/PF (Rd. 12+): 43% FG, 75% FT, 1 Three, 10 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1 TO

- Austin Daye, SF/PF (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 77% FT, 1.5 Threes, 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Ben Gordon, PG/SG (Rd. 12+): 43% FG, 85% FT, 1 Three, 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 2 TO

- Brandon Knight, PG (Rd. 13+): 40% FG, 75% FT, 0.5 Threes, 8.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 2 TO

- Richard Hamilton, SG/SF (Rd. 13+): 40% FG, 85% FT, 1 Three, 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 2 TO

Sleeper:

Jerebko

Most likely to surprise:

Daye

Most likely to disappoint:

Stuckey

Category specialists:

- Steals: Monroe

- Threes: Daye

Things to consider:

- the more open backcourt if Hamilton is dealt away

- how the logjam at PG will weigh down the values of Stuckey, Knight and Bynum

- the development of Daye and Jerebko

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 21st

- FGM: 16th

- FGA: T-13th

- FG%: 17th

- FT%: 27th

- 3PTM: 20th

- Reb: 30th

- Ast: T-17th

- TO: T-1st

- Stl: T-14th

- Blk: 30th

- Pace: 28th

- Offensive Efficiency: 15th

- Defensive Efficiency: 28th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: D

Bonus:

Greg Monroe’s smooth layup

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