Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 New Jersey Nets

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

Williams and Lopez carry the weight of the Nets' fantasy appeal, which may or may not be a good thing. (D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Deron Williams, Jordan Farmar, Sundiata Gaines

SG: Anthony Morrow, Marshon Brooks, Stephen Graham, Sasha Vujacic*, Ben Uzoh*, Mario West*

SF: Damion James, Travis Outlaw

PF: Kris Humphries*, Brandan Wright*, Jordan Williams

C: Brook Lopez, Johan Petro, Dan Gadzuric*^

* unrestricted free agent

^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause

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

- Deron Williams, PG (Rd. 1): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 17.5 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 11 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 3.3 TO

- Brook Lopez, C (Rd. 3): 50% FG, 80% FT, 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 2.5 TO

- Kris Humphries, PF (Rd. 7): 50% FG, 65% FT, 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Anthony Morrow, SG/SF (Rd. 11+): 45% FG, 90% FT, 2 Threes, 13.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:

Brooks

Most likely to surprise:

Morrow

Most likely to disappoint:

Lopez

Category specialists:

- Threes: Williams, Morrow

- Blocks: Lopez

Things to consider:

- the health of Williams and Morrow

- how Brooks gets along with coach Avery Johnson

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 28th

- FGM: 27th

- FGA: 15th

- FG%: 28th

- FT%: 19th

- 3PTM: 21st

- Reb: T-17th

- Ast: T-19th

- TO: T-12th

- Stl: 30th

- Blk: T-16th

- Pace: 24th

- Offensive Efficiency: 27th

- Defensive Efficiency: 22nd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: D+

Bonus:

Kid goes bananas after D-Will hits a three