Fantasy Review For 2018/19 Season:

Josh Richardson’s didn’t manage to become a team leader, Dragic fell off a cliff again, Waiters was a pure and injured bust, James Johnson since signing a new contract is on a continous decline and Justise Winslow was inconsistent as always. On top of that their best fantasy player Hassan Whiteside looked like he lost his passion to the game and got outplayed by Bam Adebayo. Only Bam Adebayo came out to be a massive surprise as he finished the season in starting five, as a he finished as top50 roto player for the last month of the season.

Changes in the offseason:

Lost = Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson
Added = Jimmy Butler, Myers Leonard, Tyler Herro, KZ Okpala

Projected Depth Chart:

Justise Winslow Duncan Robinson Jimmy Butler Kelly Olynyk Bam Adebayo
Goran Dragic Kendrick Nunn Tyler Herro James Johson Myers Leonard
 Davon Reed Dion Waiters KZ Okpala Derrick Jones Jr Udonis Haslem

Positional Battles: SG

Dion Waiters isn’t the most reliable fantasy option, Kendrick Nunn is emerging as a scoring streamer, Duncan Robinson is a team’s new project to watch and Tyler Herro is the one with a highest potential of them all. Knowing Eric Spolestra we may suspect that every one of them would get his chance to play, but none of them would get heavy minutes.

Fantasy Relevant in leagues with 12- to 15-teams:

Kelly Olynyk

He is maintaning stable per minute production that puts him in that top80-130 range on per game basis, depending on given minutes and opportunity. He will be a fine late round pickup.

Goran Dragic

We are now sure his era as a fantasy contributor is gone. His role and minutes went down for two straight seasons, as did his legendary efficiency. Father time is undefeated, unfortunately. He is now a late round points and assists streamer.

Bam Adebayo

Lets prepare here for a huge breakout year. He should be able to beat his career highs in every single category – he has an outside shot at averages of 15 ppg 11 rb 4as 1.5 stl 1.2 blk 59%FG 81%FT – that would put him in a top20 range and that is his upside for a season. For now we are not that optimistic, as he is projected as a fourth round guy in standard leagues.

Jim Butler

He hase reshaped three organizations in a span of a year, destroying Timberwolves playoff hopes, failing to bring Sixers to the East Finals (despite stellar play) and now joining the Heat as an unquestioned team leader right off the bat. As amazing as one can be on a per game basis – top10 is within his range, better remember that he only once in the last 5 years has played more than 67 games.

Could be useful with trades/injuries [or in deeper leagues than 15 teams]:
Justise Winslow, Tyler Herro, Myers Leonard

Just don’t bother with:
Dion Waiters, Derrick Jones Jr

Don’t forget to check the rest of Miami Heat fantasy basketball projections.

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