2018 Outlook: For a second consecutive season, Wall increased his point and assist averages, a trend that indicates how comfortable the Wizards are with putting their faith in the hands of their point guard. You should be too. Wall is probably never going to be a dead-eye shooter (32.1 percent career 3-point shooter), but with his percentage of shots coming from inside of eight feet jumping by 33.6 percent from the 2015-16 season, Wall profiles as an elite scorer anyway. With a usage rate that is on the rise, Wall has as good a shot as anyone to finish as the third-best point guard in fantasy.
2018 Outlook: Is he not Klay Thompson but with a greater potential? Beal saw his usage rate jump by 6.7 percent from 2015-16 to 2016-17, and at 24 years of age, the best is yet to come from the Wizards sharpshooter. The rebound and assist numbers are never go to be elite, but if he can average 7.5 rebounds-plus-assists, we are looking at borderline second-round upside. He missed only five games in 2016, and while the injury concerns will linger, the healthy campaign is encouraging. Beal dropped in 24.8 points per game and shot nearly 50 percent from the field in the second half of last season, something that he can continue, as he and John Wall assault opposing backcourts.
2018 Outlook: Of the 89 players to average at least 30 minutes last season, there were only two players with a higher effective field goal percentage than Porter (60.8 percent): DeAndre Jordan and Rudy Gobert. When you consider that those two led the league in dunks and that less than 27 percent of Porter's shots came within even eight feet of the bucket, his ranking among the elite is extremely impressive. Will he repeat that feat in 2017-18? Probably not. But when you add his rebounding ability to his scoring, this is a player worth investing in. It wouldn't take much growth for him to average 2.0 3PPG and 7.0 RPG, a pair of thresholds that only Kevin Love, James Harden and Russell Westbrook achieved last season.
2018 Outlook: The Polish Hammer has had more than 35 double-doubles in three of his four seasons in Washington, and while his scoring dipped in 2016-17, you aren't rostering Gortat for his points. He set a career high in defensive rebounds per game (7.5) and shooting (57.9 FG%), the two categories with which Gortat can impact your fantasy roster. He's not going to give you significant production, but there is also almost no chance he falls short of expectations -- and that has value later in drafts.
2018 Outlook: Oubre came on a bit late last regular season (at least 10 points in eight of his last 10 games) and has shown flashes of being the type of rebounding/shooting wing player who holds fantasy value, but the production is spotty, and that is unlikely to change in 2017-18 with the Wizards investing big bucks in John Wall and Otto Porter Jr. His inconsistent play combined with no real role make Oubre a player not worth owning in most standard leagues.
2018 Outlook: Morris was introduced briefly to the Wizards in 2015-16, and while his production was fine for those 27 games, it was nice to see him take a step forward across the board in 2016-17. Most encouraging was his approach to the 3-point shot, as he took the open 3, but didn't force the issue. In doing so, his 3FG% spiked and his scoring outlook for the future improved, as he took more shots close to the basket. With John Wall at the helm, there is no reason to think that Morris won't continue to get good looks at the basket, and given that his rebounding spiked while maintaining stable defensive numbers, Morris profiles as a top-100 player with a high floor.