Welcome everyone to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Drop List.
We should be expecting a bunch of trade news within the next month that could change a lot of fantasy players' value so be on the lookout for that. Andre Drummond owners out there, don't fret, soon enough you will have the big man back and producing solid fantasy points for you. Until then just weather the storm.
If you are a DeMarcus Cousins owner, you can probably drop him. He cleared waivers and can sign with anyone but I don't think there will be many suitors out there that will give him the minutes the Houston Rockets were giving him.
As always I will be going over a few players that can be dropped from fantasy teams. I will also name a few players that are in the danger zone, these players are in serious consideration for being on the drop list. In one way or another, they have earned their place to stay on fantasy teams but that could easily change with their streaky play.
So without further ado, welcome to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Drop List.
2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Drop List
DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, Free Agent - 42% Rostered
The Rockets are releasing DeMarcus Cousins, per @ShamsCharania
Where should Boogie sign? 👀 pic.twitter.com/ukooUBWtvy
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 23, 2021
Like I said in the intro, there isn't much interest for Cousins right now. More than likely wherever he lands he will not be getting the same kind of minutes that he was getting in Houston. Since that is very likely, just drop him.
Jae Crowder, SF/PF, Phoenix Suns - 36%
Current Ranking: 118
I'm not the biggest fan of putting Crowder on here but lately, he has been in struggle town. Since his 20 point outburst on Feb. 19th, he has only scored 10+ points once out of five games. This includes his latest game where he failed to score a single point, assist, steal, or block. That is a terrible game for fantasy players if you have him.
This past week has been dreadful for Jae Crowder (Ranked: 220) as he is averaging just 5.8 points a game while adding 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.5 steals. This just isn't going to cut it for fantasy players. I almost put him in the Danger Zone but I just don't think he will provide enough fantasy value for the rest of the year.
Marcus Morris, PF/C, Los Angeles Clippers - 29% rostered
Current Ranking: 173
A little wild that Marcus Morris is almost 30% owned in the Yahoo leagues considering he has never been ranked higher than #152 this year. I guess it helps to be on a big market team. Marcus Morris is averaging just 8.8 points a game this past week while shooting a measly 33% from the field. He hasn't been great in other areas of the game either (3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks). Not to mention he hasn't played over 30 minutes since Feb. 17th; I think it is therefore best to drop him and not worry about him anymore.
Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers - 29% Rostered
Current Ranking: 183
He's back on the list. Jeremy Lamb has been struggling with not only knee issues but providing fantasy value to the teams that have him as well. Other than a few games here and there (18 points on Feb. 17th, and 17 on Feb. 11th), he has failed to score over 10+ points in three straight games and in four of his last six games. This past week he is shooting a measly 37% from the field while averaging 8.0 points a game. He doesn't provide any rebound value (0.7) along with only 1 assist, 0.7 steals, and 1 block a game. This has been a week to forget for Jeremy Lamb. I think it is safe to say you can finally drop him.
I will once again add some players that are injured, I don't usually put injured players on here but for some reason, they are still be rostered at a high percentage. Some of them won't be back for months so I think it is safe to say you can drop these injured players.
Blake Griffin, PF, Detroit Pistons - 47%
My first piece over at @SInow: On Blake Griffin, and how aging gracefully in the NBA has never been harder https://t.co/EBd6y2BhMz pic.twitter.com/pNQXVxFVIs
— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) March 1, 2021
I don't think anybody knows what to do with Blake Griffin right now. If he gets traded, will he get solid minutes? Or have injuries caught up to him? If it's injuries, this will limit his suitors and how many minutes he will be able to play. On the season he is averaging 12.3 points a game on 36% shooting while adding 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 0 blocks, and 1.3 turnovers. He hasn't been setting the league on fire so I don't know if we will see Blake Griffin play solid minutes again.
T.J. Warren, SF/PF, Indiana Pacers - 62% rostered
Months away from even touching a basketball court. You don't need to waste an IL spot on him when he won't be coming back for a while.
Rui Hachimura, SF/PF, Washington Wizards - 62%
Current Ranking: 189
One of the most dropped players in Yahoo Fantasy right now (3rd most drops this past week), Rui Hachimura has been struggling a bit for the Wizards. He plays a lot of minutes. That is why I don't think anyone should be dropping him right now but he is dangerously close to being on the list. Other than the high minutes played (30.2) there isn't much reason to keeping Rui on your fantasy teams.
Hachimura is averaging 12.8 points a game with 5.7 rebounds, but that is where the fantasy production ends. He doesn't contribute much in the other categories(1.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks) and if he keeps failing to go over 30+ minutes like he has the past two games there isn't a reason to keep him rostered. Watch his minutes, if they stay under 30, drop him.
That should do it for the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 11 Drop List. Make sure you keep up with all the trade rumors, one of your players might be sent packing to a new destination.
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