July 16, 2020, 8:32 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul exceeded expectations and finished the season with second-round value, ranking 25/14 in 8/9-cat formats.
After a down year and an offseason trade many owners were skeptical about the performance we would see from Paul in 2019-20, dropping his ADP down to 36. The change of scenery proved to be beneficial for CP as he ended the season with second-round value, averaging 17.7 points, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals. Leaving the Rockets allowed Paul to get back to the style of play we are accustomed to seeing from him, controlling the floor and utilizing his deadly mid-range game. He shot 1.7 fewer threes than he did last year, which resulted in a FG% jump to 49%, his best rate since 2009-10. There was a slight dip in his assist numbers (8.2 to 6.8) due to sharing the floor with two other ball dominant guards in OKC's three-guard sets. His ability to stay on the floor kept Paul owners pleasantly surprised all season long, as he played in 63 of 64 games, averaging just under 32 minutes a night. It has been five years since he played over 70 games in a season but the ability to stay healthy all season put him in the top-10 in both 8/9-cat formats on a totals basis. If he can play the majority of the season again next year expect him to stay within a top-30 ranking.