Cleveland Cavaliers Fantasy Basketball Rankings & Projections for 2017/18


Isaiah Thomas being out for the first few months of the season opens minutes at the point guard spot for Derrick Rose, but don't fall into the trap and think he'll become Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose. He needs the ball in his hands to get numbers, and Cleveland would much rather have the ball in another players hands - LeBron James.

People expecting Jae Crowder to retain his Celtics value are in for a shock as it'll be hard seeing him get 30+ minutes behind LeBron and Kevin Love.

We look at the Cleveland Cavaliers player movement, projections, and fantasy basketball rankings, including a focus key fantasy players, such as LeBron James and Kevin Love.

Important Player Movement

Key players who have moved into and out of the Cleveland Cavaliers roster this season.

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Isaiah Thomas (BOS - PG)

Jae Crowder (BOS - SF/PF)

Derrick Rose (NYK - PG)

Dwyane Wade (CHI - PG/SG)

Kyrie Irving (BOS - PG/SG)

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Projections

The Cleveland Cavaliers projections from our fantasy basketball projections and fantasy basketball rankings pages.


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RANK PLAYER POS PMPG FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
13 LeBron James SF/PF 35.5 0.53 0.70 25.1 1.5 7.5 7.7 1.3 0.6 3.7
40 Kevin Love PF/C 30.5 0.42 0.84 16.4 2.4 10.0 2.0 0.8 0.4 1.7
84 Isaiah Thomas PG 32.0 0.45 0.89 24.3 2.6 2.7 5.7 0.9 0.1 2.6
100 Jae Crowder SF/PF 25.0 0.44 0.81 10.6 1.5 4.1 1.7 1.0 0.3 0.9
131 Tristan Thompson PF/C 28.5 0.57 0.57 8.0 0.0 8.8 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.9
160 Dwyane Wade PG/SG 27.5 0.44 0.79 16.7 0.4 3.9 3.8 1.1 0.6 2.4
205 J.R. Smith SG/SF 25.0 0.36 0.62 7.4 1.8 2.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 0.7
261 Derrick Rose PG 21.0 0.44 0.84 11.4 0.5 2.3 2.7 0.5 0.1 1.6
272 Kyle Korver SG/SF 15.0 0.44 0.86 4.8 1.2 1.6 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.6
287 Channing Frye PF/C 12.0 0.42 0.86 4.6 1.0 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.5
337 Jeff Green SF/PF 11.0 0.41 0.80 4.1 0.4 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.5
349 Jose Calderon PG 12.0 0.44 0.87 3.2 0.5 1.4 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.6
351 Richard Jefferson SG/SF 10.9 0.44 0.68 2.8 0.4 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3
356 Ante Zizic C 8.0 0.61 0.70 3.5 0.0 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.6
386 Walter Tavares C 6.0 0.50 0.59 2.1 0.0 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.4
409 Kay Felder PG 6.0 0.41 0.73 2.8 0.1 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.5
419 Iman Shumpert SG/SF 6.0 0.40 0.75 1.7 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.3

Key Fantasy Players

We've broken down player data for key Cleveland Cavaliers fantasy basketball players including projections, projections per 36 minutes, last season's averages, and last season's averages when playing between 20-30 minutes as well as between 30-40 minutes.

LeBron James (SF/PF)

No starting quality point guard until Thomas returns means LeBron will have the ball in his hands even more. Expect a strong start to the season as he proves to us all that he doesn't need Kyrie to win.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 74 36.0 0.53 0.70 25.4 1.5 7.6 7.8 1.3 0.6 3.8
Projections (PER/36) 74 36.0 0.53 0.70 25.4 1.5 7.6 7.8 1.3 0.6 3.8
2016/17 Season 78 38.1 0.55 0.67 26.7 1.7 8.7 8.7 1.3 0.7 4.1
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 6 28.7 0.50 0.70 21.0 1.0 6.7 7.7 0.7 0.2 2.2
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 49 36.8 0.55 0.68 26.2 1.0 8.6 8.5 1.2 0.6 4.1

Kevin Love (PF/C)

Kevin should finally get a bigger role in the offense as the clear-cut second option until Thomas returns, and even when he does he should be seeing a bigger role compared to last season now that he'll be playing alongside a more pass-friendly point guard.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 72 31.0 0.42 0.84 16.6 2.4 10.2 2.1 0.8 0.4 1.8
Projections (PER/36) 72 36.0 0.42 0.84 19.3 2.8 11.8 2.4 0.9 0.5 2.1
2016/17 Season 64 31.5 0.43 0.87 18.8 2.4 11.0 2.0 0.8 0.4 2.1
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 19 26.3 0.40 0.90 16.9 2.0 10.4 2.1 1.2 0.4 1.8
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 35 34.6 0.43 0.83 21.2 2.0 11.8 1.8 0.8 0.3 2.2

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