2018 Outlook: When efficiency and volume increase in the same season, you have a breakout star. When both happen before said player turns 24, fantasy owners get deservedly giddy. That's what happened in 2016-17 for Schroder, and given such a productive response to the increase in role, it is difficult to see the Hawks going in a different direction this season. The scoring should remain stable (nearly 60 percent of his career shots have come within 16 feet), thus making a 20-point and seven-assist season (something only five players accomplished in 2016-17) plausible. With Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. out of town, a high projected usage rate makes Schroder a high-floor option who is a good bet to produce above his ADP.
2018 Outlook: Expectations were high for Bazemore in his second season as a starter, but his production regressed from 2015-16 and left fantasy owners disappointed. He was more efficient in the second half of the season, growth that is somewhat encouraging, but his lack of usage suggests more downside than the upside offered by increased efficiency. He struggled to convert near the rim in 2016-17 (48.2 percent inside of eight feet, down from his 52.5 percent career rate), giving us hope that his scoring can improve this season. His hustle stats have been on the rise over the past two seasons, so consider Bazemore a versatile fantasy option in the later rounds.
2018 Outlook: It shouldn't be a major surprise that the Hawks added Collins just days after trading away Dwight Howard, as he proved to be a monster on the glass last season at Wake Forest. He is more of a "traditional" big man and should be able to produce nice per-minute rebounding numbers, but his role figures to be capped until he proves the ability to stretch defenses. Sound a little bit like the man he is replacing? Look for him to produce similar per-minute numbers to what Howard did as a rookie, but in this era, the minutes won't nearly be what they were 13 years ago when Howard made his NBA debut.