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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Toronto Raptors

by on Oct.24, 2011, under Team analysis

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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