Denver Nuggets Fantasy Basketball Rankings & Projections for 2017/18

It was a slow start to the 2016/17 season for Jokic, as he split minutes with Nurkic. Fast-forward to 2017/18 and Jokic has presented himself as a sure-thing at the end of the first round of fantasy basketball drafts. 

Today we look at the Denver Nuggets player movement, projections, and fantasy basketball rankings, including a focus on key fantasy contributors, such as Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray.

Important Player Movement

Key players who have moved into and out of the Denver Nuggets roster this season.

IN OUT

Paul Millsap (ATL - PF/C)

Danilo Gallinari (LAC - SF/PF)

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Projections

The Denver Nuggets 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
10 Nikola Jokic PF/C 30.0 0.55 0.82 17.2 1.3 10.3 5.0 1.0 0.8 2.4
26 Paul Millsap PF/C 31.0 0.45 0.76 15.9 1.7 7.5 3.2 1.4 1.1 2.0
61 Gary Harris SG/SF 30.0 0.47 0.82 13.6 1.6 2.9 2.4 1.2 0.2 1.2
105 Jamal Murray PG/SG 28.0 0.41 0.88 13.2 1.9 3.4 2.6 0.9 0.4 1.7
122 Wilson Chandler SF/PF 28.5 0.44 0.74 13.0 1.7 5.7 1.6 0.7 0.4 1.2
146 Will Barton SG/SF 25.0 0.43 0.79 11.9 1.4 4.4 2.6 0.8 0.3 1.5
235 Kenneth Faried PF/C 14.7 0.54 0.67 6.7 0.0 5.1 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.7
257 Juan Hernangomez SF/PF 12.0 0.46 0.76 4.6 0.9 2.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.4
262 Mason Plumlee PF/C 12.0 0.53 0.60 4.8 0.0 3.5 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.8
273 Jameer Nelson PG 18.0 0.41 0.73 5.4 0.8 1.9 3.1 0.5 0.1 1.2
303 Emmanuel Mudiay PG 18.0 0.38 0.73 8.0 0.7 2.1 3.1 0.6 0.3 1.7
317 Trey Lyles PF 12.0 0.40 0.75 4.9 0.6 2.6 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7
342 Darrell Arthur PF/C 8.0 0.42 0.79 2.8 0.4 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4
345 Malik Beasley PG 8.0 0.45 0.79 4.1 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.4
380 Tyler Lydon PF 6.0 0.42 0.79 2.0 0.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Key Fantasy Contributors

We've broken down player data for key Denver Nuggets 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.

Nikola Jokic (PF/C)

We touched on this earlier, but Jokic is a sure-fire end of the first round pick. If he can keep his foul rate down and work on his conditioning he'll be a top contributor by the end of the season.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 75 30.0 0.55 0.82 17.2 1.3 10.3 5.0 1.0 0.8 2.4
Projections (PER/36) 75 36.0 0.55 0.82 20.6 1.6 12.4 6.0 1.2 1.0 2.9
2016/17 Season 73 27.9 0.58 0.83 16.7 0.6 9.8 4.9 0.8 0.7 2.3
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 32 24.7 0.60 0.80 13.7 0.0 8.2 4.0 0.7 0.6 2.3
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 30 34.3 0.57 0.85 22.5 0.0 12.9 6.2 1.1 0.9 2.6

Paul Millsap (PF/C)

Millsap has been criminally underrated for years, and while he's a year older, he's still capable of producing 2nd-3rd round value.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 74 31.0 0.45 0.76 15.9 1.7 7.5 3.2 1.4 1.1 2.0
Projections (PER/36) 74 36.0 0.45 0.76 18.5 2.0 8.7 3.7 1.6 1.3 2.3
2016/17 Season 72 34.0 0.45 0.77 18.3 1.1 7.8 3.6 1.3 0.9 2.4
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 19 26.6 0.40 0.70 13.4 0.0 5.9 2.3 0.9 0.6 1.9
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 46 35.8 0.46 0.77 19.3 1.0 8.1 4.1 1.5 0.9 2.5

Gary Harris (SG/SF)

We can't say Gary is ready to break-out this season because he broke-out last season. His ADP (Average Draft Position) in Yahoo is 102. If you can get him at pick 100 consider it a steal.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 74 30.0 0.47 0.82 13.6 1.6 2.9 2.4 1.2 0.2 1.2
Projections (PER/36) 74 36.0 0.47 0.82 16.3 1.9 3.5 2.9 1.4 0.2 1.4
2016/17 Season 57 31.3 0.50 0.78 14.9 1.9 3.2 2.8 1.2 0.1 1.3
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 14 26.4 0.50 0.80 12.0 1.0 2.2 1.9 0.9 0.4 1.0
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 36 34.3 0.51 0.78 16.8 2.0 3.5 3.3 1.6 0.1 1.5

Jamal Murray (PG/SG)

We saw good things from Murray towards the end of last season, and while he's not going to give you high assist numbers he's still going to give you high 3PM, and is a good pick in the later rounds if you need a PG for a punt assist build.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 78 28.0 0.41 0.88 13.2 1.9 3.4 2.6 0.9 0.4 1.7
Projections (PER/36) 78 36.0 0.41 0.88 17.0 2.4 4.4 3.3 1.2 0.5 2.2
2016/17 Season 82 21.5 0.41 0.88 9.9 1.4 2.6 2.1 0.7 0.3 1.4
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 34 24.7 0.40 0.80 12.9 1.0 3.2 2.1 0.7 0.3 1.5
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 9 34.0 0.37 0.92 15.1 2.0 4.2 4.2 1.2 0.4 2.0

Useful Resources

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