Houston Rockets Fantasy Basketball Rankings & Projections for 2017/18


Houston failed to land Carmelo Anthony, but they still managed to land Chris Paul. Keep an eye on how Harden and Paul co-exist to start the season as it may present a buy-low scenario as the two ball-dominant point guards get used to playing beside each other.

Today we look at the Houston Rockets player movement, projections, and fantasy basketball rankings, including a focus on key fantasy contributors, such as James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela.

Important Player Movement

Key players who have moved into and out of the Houston Rockets roster this season.

IN OUT

Chris Paul (LAC - PG)

P.J. Tucker (TOR - SG/SF)

Luc Mbah a Moute (LAC - SF/PF)

Lou Williams (LAC - PG/SG)

Patrick Beverley (LAC - PG/SG)

Sam Dekker (LAC - SF/PF)

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Projections

The Houston Rockets 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
4 James Harden PG/SG 36.0 0.44 0.86 28.5 3.0 7.0 9.2 1.6 0.6 5.0
9 Chris Paul PG 31.0 0.47 0.90 18.6 2.0 4.7 9.4 1.8 0.2 2.4
41 Trevor Ariza SG/SF 33.0 0.40 0.73 10.4 2.1 5.1 2.1 1.6 0.2 1.0
48 Clint Capela PF/C 26.0 0.62 0.46 12.4 0.0 8.7 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.3
110 P.J. Tucker SG/SF 26.6 0.40 0.74 6.8 1.1 5.7 1.6 1.3 0.2 1.0
118 Eric Gordon SG 29.0 0.40 0.85 14.0 2.9 2.4 2.5 0.7 0.4 1.5
149 Ryan Anderson PF/C 29.0 0.41 0.84 13.8 2.4 5.2 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.9
209 Nene Hilario PF/C 18.0 0.57 0.59 8.6 0.0 4.2 1.3 0.8 0.5 1.2
270 Luc Mbah a Moute SF/PF 15.0 0.46 0.62 3.8 0.4 2.0 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.5
343 Chinanu Onuaku NULL 8.0 0.71 1.00 2.2 0.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.6
361 Tarik Black PF/C 8.0 0.53 0.65 2.7 0.0 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4
397 Troy Williams SG/SF 6.0 0.46 0.71 2.3 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4
418 Dillon Brooks NULL 6.0 0.43 0.73 2.4 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.4
447 Isaiah Taylor PG 6.0 0.14 0.50 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0

Key Fantasy Contributors

We've broken down player data for key Houston Rockets 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.

James Harden (PG/SG)

People worried that Harden's assist numbers are going to take a huge dip can worry less. They're going to decrease, but Houston don't have a notable backup point guard on this roster, so one of Harden or Paul will be on the court at all times, and given the fast pace they play at it shoudln't be too difficult for Harden to reach 7-8 assists per game.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 81 36.0 0.44 0.86 28.5 3.0 7.0 9.2 1.6 0.6 5.0
Projections (PER/36) 81 36.0 0.44 0.86 28.5 3.0 7.0 9.2 1.6 0.6 5.0
2016/17 Season 85 36.4 0.44 0.85 29.3 3.2 8.1 11.0 1.5 0.4 5.7
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 6 28.8 0.50 0.90 23.5 3.0 6.5 10.0 1.5 0.2 5.5
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 67 36.3 0.44 0.85 29.1 3.0 7.9 11.1 1.5 0.5 5.6

Chris Paul (PG)

It's hard to predict whether Houston will stick to their threes-and-layups gameplan given Paul has one of the best mid-range games in the league, but one thing is for certain is that when you have a player like Chris Paul, you always find a way to make it work.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 72 31.0 0.47 0.90 18.6 2.0 4.7 9.4 1.8 0.2 2.4
Projections (PER/36) 72 36.0 0.47 0.90 21.6 2.3 5.5 10.9 2.1 0.2 2.8
2016/17 Season 65 31.8 0.48 0.89 18.6 2.0 5.1 9.3 2.0 0.1 2.4
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 19 27.1 0.50 0.90 17.5 2.0 5.1 9.1 1.9 0.1 1.5
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 39 33.5 0.48 0.89 18.5 1.0 4.7 9.1 2.1 0.2 2.9

Clint Capela (PF/C)

Clint is a per-minute machine, and as you can tell from the 9 games where he played over 30 minutes, when he plays big minutes, he plays well.


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Breakdown GP MIN FG% FT% PTS 3PM REB AST STL BLK TO
2017/18 Projections 74 26.0 0.62 0.46 12.4 0.0 8.7 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.3
Projections (PER/36) 74 36.0 0.62 0.46 17.2 0.0 12.0 1.5 1.1 2.1 1.8
2016/17 Season 69 23.8 0.64 0.52 12.3 0.0 8.0 1.0 0.5 1.3 1.3
16/17 GP BW 20-30M 43 24.5 0.60 0.50 12.6 0.0 9.0 1.0 0.7 1.2 1.5
16/17 GP BW 30-40M 9 31.5 0.70 0.56 17.9 0.0 9.1 1.0 0.2 1.6 1.0

Useful Resources

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