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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Washington Wizards

by on Oct.26, 2011, under Team analysis

John Wall

If Wall's supposedly improved shot makes its way onto NBA courts, his fantasy value will surge. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:
PG: John Wall, Shelvin Mack, Mustafa Shakur*
SG: Nick Young**, Jordan Crawford, Othyus Jeffers**
SF: Rashard Lewis, Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Josh Howard*, Larry Owens**, Maurice Evans*
PF: Andray Blatche, Trevor Booker, Yi Jianlian*
C: JaVale McGee, Kevin Seraphin, Hamady N’diaye**

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- John Wall, PG (Rd. 4): 45% FG, 78% FT, 1 Three, 18.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 8.5 Ast, 1.8 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 3.5 TO
- JaVale McGee, PF/C (Rd. 6): 55% FG, 60% FT, 11 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 2.5 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Andray Blatche, PF/C (Rd. 6): 45% FG, 75% FT, 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 1 Blk, 2.5 TO
- Nick Young, SG/SF (Rd. 10+): 44% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 15 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 TO
- Jordan Crawford, PG/SG (Rd. 10+): 42% FG, 85% FT, 1 Three, 13 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2.3 TO
- Rashard Lewis, SF/PF (Rd. 12+): 43% FG, 80% FT, 1 Three, 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.5 TO

Sleeper:
Crawford

Most likely to surprise:
McGee

Most likely to disappoint:
Blatche

Category specialists:
- Threes: Young
- Steals: Wall
- Blocks: McGee

Things to consider:
- Lewis’ health
- if Young is re-signed and what that means for Crawford’s production
- whether Vesely can push his way into major playing time at SF/PF

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 21st
- FGM: 17th
- FGA: 5th
- FG%: 25th
- FT%: 25th
- 3PTM: T-27th
- Reb: 15th
- Ast: 29th
- TO: 26th
- Stl: 4th
- Blk: 1st
- Pace: 9th
- Offensive Efficiency: 28th
- Defensive Efficiency: 23rd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B-

Bonus:
Jan Vesely gets drafted

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