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ATL vs DEN Dream11 Team Prediction NBA Projections, Fantasy Basketball Picks for Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets 22 February

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Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets Fantasy NBA: The Atlanta Hawks will hit the floor after losing to the Boston Celtics despite 31 points and 11 assists outing by Trae Young. Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets beat the Cavaliers by 17 points behind an outstanding 50 points outing by Jamal Murray. More details about ATL vs DEN Dream11 Fixture will be related here

Hawks’ season: Hawks have struggled this season but since they are still in the rebuilding phase, the fanbase must be patient. Trae Young and Clint Capela have formed a formidable duo and on the other hand, rumors state that John Collins might be traded within a few weeks, which means that all is not well in that locker room.

Nuggets’ season: Nikola Jokic runs the Denver Nuggets team and his team has not performed to its full potential yet this season. He will aim to reach the NBA Finals after the last season’s playoff run but it seems like that it will be more difficult than ever in the loaded Western Conference. Nuggets are placed 7th in the NBA standings for the Western Conference.

Host: Atlanta Hawks
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 22 February, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: State Farm Arena
Streaming: WATCH Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.

NBA Projections and Analysis:
Atlanta Hawks| Denver Nuggets
Games: 29| 29
Wins: 12| 16
Defeats: 17 | 13

Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets, NBA News:

Atlanta Hawks team News
Status Out: Rajon Rondo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn, and DeAndre Hunter will not play in this fixture.
Status Questionable: Nothing more to report on the injury front so far.
Atlanta Hawks active roster: Trae Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, Clint Capela, Bruno Fernando, Brandon Goodwin, Solomon Hill, Nathan Knight, and Skyler Mays.
Denver Nuggets team News:
Status Out: JaMychal Green, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Greg Whittington, and PJ Dozier will not play in the game.
Denver Nuggets active roster: Monte Morris, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Will Barton, Vlatko Cancar, R.J. Hampton, Isaiah Hartenstein, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Bol Bol.

The Hawks have struggled to garner wins this season, partly because of injuries and mostly due to lack of team chemistry. For the Hawks, the bench is a thing right now and the lack of depth shows up when they match up with the opposition’s bench. Clint Capela seems to be the only effective defensive player on the squad and the rest of the roster looks weak defensively.

Jamal Murray’s 50 points outing will infuse confidence in Denver Nuggets, but they need more from players like Monte Morris and Will Barton to become an effective team. The play of Michael Porter Jr. has been impressive this season. This encounter will be decided by how much returns can the bench give to their squads.

ATL vs DEN Dream11 NBA Scores, Fantasy Picks:

Nikola Jokic
PPG: 27.0
RPG: 11.2
APG: 8.6
SPG: 1.7
TPG: 3.4
Projected Fantasy Points: 52
Jokic has had an MVP season for the team but his squad sits at the bottom of the Playoffs seeding, barely clinging on to the 7th spot. He has done a lot for the Nuggets and leads them in all 5 major statistical categories. He continued his superb season, notching a triple-double in the win against the Cavaliers, posting 16 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 steals, and 1 block. Nikola is an excellent choice as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.

Trae Young
PPG: 26.6
APG: 9.3
RPG: 3.9
TPG: 4.3
Projected Fantasy Points: 48
Trae can hit treys and also dish dimes regularly. Trae has given the Hawks a lot to look forward to in terms of their future and is the right player to build around. He continued his subliminal season in the loss to the Boston Celtics, bagging 31 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Clint Capela
PPG: 14.7
RPG: 14.1
BPG: 2.2
TPG: 1.4
Projected Fantasy Points: 38
Capela provides rim protection and elite rebounding for the Atlanta Hawks. He is also an able scorer in the paint and has become a potent weapon on both sides of the floor. He has been in superb form lately, averaging 21 PPG and 15 RPG in his last 3 outings. In the last game against the Celtics, he went berserk and lodged 24 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 blocks, and 2 steals in the loss.

Jamal Murray
PPG: 20.6
APG: 4.4
RPG: 4.4
SPG: 1.1
TPG: 2.2
Projected Fantasy Points: 40
Jamal is the second option on the offense for the Denver Nuggets. He benefits from playing with Jokic who can set him up for his easy shots now and then, although that is not the full story as Jamal himself is an adept scorer with his variety of moves, he has now scored 35+ points in two consecutive games. Jamal’s scoring was at all full display in an unbelievable scoring outburst in the win against the Cavs, piling up 50 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

ATL vs DEN Dream11 Sleeper Picks:

John Collins: Collins is averaging 17.8 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 1.0 BPG. Although John Collins has complained about getting fewer touches recently, he has still managed to put up an impressive campaign this season. John collected 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal in a tough shooting night versus the Celtics. Projected Fantasy Points: 32

Michael Porter Jr.: The young SF is averaging 14.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG, and 1.0 SPG. Porter Jr. is still young and has a long way to go but in his early career, he has shown signs of promise which bodes well for the Nuggets long-term. He managed 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist in Nuggets’ win over the Cavaliers. Projected Fantasy Points: 30

Cameron Reddish: The sophomore is averaging 11.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 1.3 SPG. Reddish is also a young player who also has a lot to learn in this league as his shooting percentage is a paltry 36%. He is coming off 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 1 block game in the loss to the Celtics. Projected Fantasy Points: 27

Miscellaneous: Will Barton is averaging 11.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.2 APG for the Nuggets. Projected Fantasy Points: 26
Facundo Campazzo is averaging 13.0 PPG since last 3 games.
Projected Fantasy Points are based upon season averages and the recent form of the player.

ATL vs DEN Dream11 Team Prediction

PG: Trae Young(PP), Facundo Campazzo
SG: Cam Reddish
SF: Tony Snell, Will Barton
PF: Danilo Gallinari
C:   Clint Capela, Nikola Jokic(SP)

Shubham Singh

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