Luka Doncic & Trae Young H2H top-20 @FanDuel fantasy point performances this season:— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) December 12, 2018
Doncic: 46.6, 40.8, 40.7, 40.2, 37.8, 37.8, 36.9, 36.8, 36.0, 34.7, 34.3, 33.9, 32.7 (13)
Young: 55.9, 51.7, 48.1, 42.4, 41.0, 38.9, 31.9 (7) pic.twitter.com/AVTVZpSs1J
When looking at their fantasy production, it's clear that Young has the bigger games and higher upside, but Doncic is producing at a high level much more consistently.
Perhaps the biggest feather in Doncic's cap is the overall success that his Mavericks are having this season. They're 14-11, good enough for the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, while the Hawks own the NBA's fourth-worst record at 6-20.
Not to mention, Doncic is leading Young in a number of categories -- points (17.8 - 15.4), rebounds (6.7 - 2.8), steals (1.1 - 0.7), and 3-pointers made per game (2.2 - 1.3).
There's no question that Doncic is the clear front-runner for NBA Rookie of the Year at this point, not only in this comparison but for the entire 2018 Draft class.
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