Detroit Pistons Fantasy Basketball Rankings & Projections for 2017/18


The Detroit Pistons got an upgrade at shooting guard, just don't expect Avery's rebound rate to remain as he goes from one of the worst rebounding teams in the league (Boston) to a team with Andre Drummond, a known rebounding machine.

Today we look at the Detroit Pistons player movement, projections, and fantasy basketball rankings, including a focus on potentially key fantasy contributors, such as Tobias Harris, Andre Drummond, Avery Bradley, and Reggie Jackson.

Important Player Movement

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

IN OUT

Avery Bradley (BOS - PG/SG)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (LAL - SG)

Marcus Morris (BOS - SF/PF)

Aron Baynes (BOS - C)

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Projections

The Detroit Pistons 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
52 Tobias Harris SF/PF 31.0 0.46 0.84 15.4 1.4 5.4 1.9 0.8 0.4 1.2
55 Andre Drummond PF/C 29.5 0.52 0.38 13.9 0.0 13.5 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.7
56 Avery Bradley PG/SG 34.0 0.44 0.77 15.2 2.3 4.2 2.3 1.3 0.2 1.6
136 Jon Leuer PF/C 25.0 0.47 0.82 9.9 1.0 5.8 1.6 0.5 0.4 1.0
156 Reggie Jackson PG/SG 27.5 0.42 0.86 14.5 1.2 2.8 5.3 0.7 0.1 2.3
183 Stanley Johnson SG/SF 25.0 0.40 0.74 8.7 1.1 4.0 2.0 0.9 0.4 1.6
211 Ish Smith PG 21.0 0.41 0.69 7.8 0.4 2.7 4.6 0.7 0.3 1.4
231 Boban Marjanovic C 12.0 0.59 0.77 7.0 0.0 4.6 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.7
291 Anthony Tolliver SF/PF 18.0 0.40 0.72 5.1 1.0 3.0 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.6
294 Luke Kennard SG 15.0 0.43 0.80 5.8 0.6 1.9 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.7
308 Langston Galloway PG/SG 12.0 0.38 0.77 4.0 0.6 1.4 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.4
369 Henry Ellenson PF 15.0 0.36 0.51 6.3 1.0 4.2 0.7 0.1 0.1 1.4
372 Reggie Bullock SG/SF 7.1 0.41 0.77 2.0 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.1

Key Fantasy Contributors

We've broken down player data for key Detroit Pistons 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.

Tobias Harris (SF/PF)

Tobias is the most well-rounded fantasy contributor on this roster, but his ceiling is capped if he continues to be part of the second unit.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 76 31.0 0.46 0.84 15.4 1.4 5.4 1.9 0.8 0.4 1.2
Projections (PER/36) 76 36.0 0.46 0.84 17.9 1.6 6.3 2.2 0.9 0.5 1.4
2016/17 Season 82 31.3 0.48 0.84 16.1 1.3 5.1 1.7 0.7 0.5 1.1
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 32 26.2 0.50 0.80 14.0 1.0 4.2 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.2
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 46 34.5 0.49 0.88 17.7 1.0 5.7 1.9 0.8 0.7 1.3

Andre Drummond (PF/C)

Drummond's value as a shot-blocker is over-stated, only managing 1.5 blocks per game for his career (1.1 last season). There's no denying his impact as a rebounder, though. And you obviously have to be aware of his worse-than-poor FT%.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 81 29.5 0.52 0.38 13.9 0.0 13.5 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.7
Projections (PER/36) 81 36.0 0.52 0.38 17.0 0.0 16.5 1.2 1.6 1.5 2.1
2016/17 Season 81 29.7 0.53 0.39 13.6 0.0 13.8 1.1 1.5 1.1 1.9
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 39 26.2 0.50 0.30 12.3 0.0 12.6 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.6
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 36 34.0 0.53 0.41 15.3 0.0 15.2 1.3 1.9 1.3 2.3

Avery Bradley (PG/SG)

Avery may be on a new team, and while his role won't change, his rebound rate will. As already mentioned, don't expect him to rebound the same as he did last season now that he's playing next to Drummond.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 72 34.0 0.44 0.77 15.2 2.3 4.2 2.3 1.3 0.2 1.6
Projections (PER/36) 72 36.0 0.44 0.77 16.1 2.4 4.4 2.4 1.4 0.2 1.7
2016/17 Season 55 33.4 0.46 0.73 16.3 2.0 6.1 2.2 1.2 0.2 1.6
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 7 26.6 0.40 0.50 15.4 2.0 3.7 1.3 1.6 0.3 1.9
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 46 34.6 0.47 0.76 16.6 1.0 6.6 2.3 1.2 0.2 1.6

Reggie Jackson (PG/SG)

Reggie had two things going against him last season; an injury, and a coach who doesn't like playing his starting point guard more than 30 minutes a game. He needs to add to his 3PM or steals tally if he wants to be a good fantasy option.


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oo Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
1 2017/18 Projections 74 27.5 0.42 0.86 14.5 1.2 2.8 5.3 0.7 0.1 2.3
2 Projections (PER/36) 74 36.0 0.42 0.86 19.0 1.6 3.7 6.9 0.9 0.1 3.0
3 2016/17 Season 52 27.4 0.42 0.87 14.5 1.3 2.2 5.2 0.7 0.1 2.2
4 16/17 GP BW 20-30M 31 25.6 0.40 0.80 12.5 1.0 1.8 4.7 0.6 0.1 1.7
5 16/17 GP BW 30-40M 16 31.8 0.49 0.90 19.3 2.0 3.3 6.6 0.7 0.1 3.1

Useful Resources

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