Warriors' Draymond Green poised for breakout fantasy basketball season


Draymond Green has always been known as a player with an impressive array of skills, and consistently finds a way to stuff the stat sheet for the Warriors.

If you are someone who plays fantasy basketball -- especially the “rotisserie” style where each statistical category is tallied throughout the week -- Green would be very valuable, given his ability to rebound and distribute the basketball.

However, he was just the No. 49 overall player at the end of last season in fantasy production, and according to Yahoo Sports, Green has a chance to once again become one of the elite commodities in fantasy hoops.

Here's the reasoning behind including Green on the list, courtesy of Alex Barutha:

"Green was a top-20 fantasy player back in 2015-16, which was, of course, the season before Kevin Durant arrived. Since then, his fantasy rank has declined each season, bottoming out at 49 last year. That’s mostly been due to a decline in usage, as Green hit four-year lows in points (7.4), rebounds (7.3) and assists (6.9) per game. With Durant moving on, Green has an opportunity to take back a significant portion of the offense. The addition of D’Angelo Russell complicates things, but with Klay Thompson out until the 2020 portion of the season — possibly February or March — the Warriors will need to involve Green if they have any hope of remaining competitive in the Western Conference."

Now that KD has departed, along with Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, Golden State will be heavily reliant on its stars like Green to produce night in and night out.

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Look out for Green to potentially put up some big numbers as the Warriors begin the regular season on Oct. 24 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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