2018 Outlook: We've got concerns with big men trying to expand their game, but Randle's profile doesn't scare us as much. Yes, his 3-point attempts nearly doubled from 2015-16, but he is morphing into the ideal type of "big" man for this era. His percentage of shots taken near the rim also increased, an indication that he is buying into the analytical way of thinking that you either get as close to the basket as possible or you add 50 percent value to the shot by taking a 3. With nearly 80 percent of his attempts coming inside of 8 feet or outside of 24, you should like the scoring upside here enough to deal with the diminished rebound rate of 2016-17.
2018 Outlook: The Lakers made it clear during the offseason that they have identified Ingram as a franchise cornerstone, and that has us optimistic that his fantasy stock will increase across the board in 2017. By drafting Lonzo Ball and trading for Brook Lopez, it is clear that LA is looking to push tempo (they were already doing that, as they ranked sixth in pace last season) and spread the floor. We aren't sold on Ingram as a shooter, but the combination of spacing and speed makes this offense a nice fit for the lanky 19 -year-old. Our projected stat line bakes in some more growing pains, but don't be surprised if Ingram is a reliable fantasy starter sooner than later.
2018 Outlook: Frye is a hired gun who simply serves as a big body who can defend size and stretch defenses. There is essentially no upside here, and with the addition of Jeff Green, the offensive role is more likely to shrink than grow, but if you need cheap 3PPG, Frye should continue to give you that.