2014 Outlook: Goran Dragic

Peter Madden, Fantasy Managing Editor
August 27, 2014

Finishing just outside the top 10 at guard, Goran Dragic enjoyed a career-year and a breakout campaign for Fantasy. In points leagues he was slightly hindered by the fact that he shared a backcourt with another talented combo guard, but in Rotisserie his 50 percent shooting from the field and 1.6 made threes per game made him an absolute stud. Dwyane Wade was the only guard to shoot more efficiently from the field, and when Eric Bledsoe went down with a knee injury, Dragic went on a 10-week tear during which he averaged 38.1 Fantasy points per game. He was great, but on Draft Day, it might be wise to treat last season as an outlier rather than the new norm. The Suns added backcourt depth with Isaiah Thomas and, assuming Bledsoe is back and healthy, Dragic will likely take a small step back statistically. His Most Improved Player award was well deserved, but the opportunity might not be there for Dragic to live up to last year's numbers. Still, you probably won't get Dragic after the early rounds on Draft Day.