Fantasy Basketball guide for Chicago Bulls fans for 2019-20 season

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The NBA Season is almost here and that means fantasy basketball season is upon us. Here is a breakdown of the Chicago Bulls roster and their ADP, Rankings, and value in fantasy.

The Chicago Bulls are building a core around leading scorers Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. Adding them to your fantasy team would be a wise choice this season after stellar seasons before injuries caught up to the both of them. If you’re looking for late-round value or a back-up utility options there’s forwards like Thaddeus Young, Wendell Carter Jr. or Otto Porter Jr. that provide mid-round to late draft value.

The best news for fantasy basketball is the NBA’s new starting lineup rule. We all know fantasy basketball is high maintenance as you have to check your lineups every night, but the NBA is making teams submit their starting lineups 30-minutes prior to tip-off.

Breathe and exhale slowly fantasy fans. That makes our lives easier, but so does drafting a playoff team, so here’s some help in doing so especially with a Bulls team that was lingered by injury. Last season LaVine was a breakout player in fantasy after setting career-highs in nearly every category. However, he isn’t the first Bulls player getting drafted in Yahoo and ESPN leagues, that’s Markkanen.

The seven-footer is on a lot of draft boards as a top-ten power forward in fantasy. Entering his third season, Markkanen has high expectations for himself coming off career-highs in points (18.7) and rebounds (9.0). He nearly averaged a double-double in his second season. Markannen as well as Carter Jr. both showed flashes of being double-double players in the league before injuries ended the both of their seasons. Carter dealt with a thumb injury while Markkanen an elbow.

Carter Jr. along with Porter Jr. are both question marks on how they will progress this season making their fantasy value impossible to judge just like the point guard situation in Chicago. There are a couple of players you’ll want to stay away from in a 13-round fantasy draft, so here’s a full guide to where all the Bulls players are going with less than a month until tip-off.

If you’re playing a keeper league there’s value in the Bulls young roster. Going for the 20-year-old Carter Jr. mid-round, or the 19-year-old rookie Coby White in one of the final rounds could be a steal for two seasons. High expectations and hype surrounding the Bulls previous two first-round selections and we’ll see how they adapt to a full-season under Head Coach Jim Boylen.

The Bulls are slightly upgraded team from last year and can provide some depth and all-around help to your fantasy team. Using ESPN and Yahoo, here’s a fantasy breakdown of the Bulls roster and where each player is ranked and being drafted in mock drafts.