Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Toronto Raptors

DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has a shot at returning some solid fantasy value next season -- if his three-point shooting has actually improved. (Flickr/GAMEFACE-PHOTOS)

Depth chart:

PG: Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless

SG: DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa, Sonny Weems**

SF: James Johnson, Linas Kleiza, Julian Wright*

PF: Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Joey Dorsey*, Reggie Evans*

C: Andrea Bargnani, Solomon Alabi, Alexis Ajinca*

* unrestricted free agent

** restricted free agent

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

- Andrea Bargnani, PF/C (Rd. 8): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1.3 Threes, 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.8 Blk, 2 TO

- Jose Calderon, PG (Rd. 9): 45% FG, 85% FT, 0.7 Threes, 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 8.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

- DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF (Rd. 10): 45% FG, 80% FT, 0.8 Threes, 18.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO

- Amir Johnson, PF (Rd. 10): 55% FG, 75% FT, 10 Pts, 6.7 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 1.3 TO

- Ed Davis, PF/C (Rd. 11): 55% FG, 55% FT, 8 Pts, 7.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.3 Blk, 1 TO

- James Johnson, SF/PF (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 70% FT, 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 2.7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Jerryd Bayless, PG/SG (Rd. 12+): 43% FG, 80% FT, 0.7 Threes, 9.5 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 4.3 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1.7 TO

- Leandro Barbosa, PG/SG (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1 Three, 11 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 1.5 TO

Sleeper:

J. Johnson

Most likely to surprise:

DeRozan

Most likely to disappoint:

Bargnani

Category specialists:

- Blocks: A. Johnson

Things to consider:

- whether Bayless can play himself into a timeshare with Calderon

- if DeRozan’s offseason work on this three-point shooting pays off

- how minutes at PF are split between A. Johnson and Davis

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 17th

- FGM: T-7th

- FGA: T-11th

- FG%: 8th

- FT%: 22nd

- 3PTM: 29th

- Reb: T-21st

- Ast: 14th

- TO: 24th

- Stl: T-19th

- Blk: T-23rd

- Pace: 12th

- Offensive Efficiency: 20th

- Defensive Efficiency: 30th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: C-

Bonus:

Reggie Evans and Grant Hill get ejected for spanking each other

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