2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Drop List

by Mike Bonni
NBA DFS 4-2-21 DraftKings picks

Welcome all to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Drop List.

Right now the NBA is doing its best during these trying times. Like any sport, there will be some players who will have to miss a couple of games because of Covid.

Do not go dropping star players because they caught Covid; they will be back on the court in due time. Have some patience.

I will be going over a gaggle of players that should be dropped in this article. I will also be adding a few players into the danger zone, these are players you will have to monitor later on.

*As always I will not be adding injured players to the list.*

So welcome everyone to the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Drop List. Enjoy!

2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Drop List

DeAndre Jordan, C, Brooklyn Nets - 58%

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As I figured, DeAndre Jordan is losing minutes to Jarrett Allen, specifically the last 3 games. Allen has been more productive in his minutes (9.6 points/10.7 rebounds) compared to Jordan (4.3 points/7.1 rebounds), so I don't see this trend changing.

I'm going to throw some stats your way. Hopefully, those stats help sway your decision in dropping him.

Jordan has only had one game above 20 minutes played and has yet to score 10+ points. DeAndre is known for his rebounds/blocks, but he is only averaging 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on the year. He has only had one game where he got more than 10 rebounds.

I don't see why anyone would want him on their team now. If you play in a category league he will ruin your free throw percentage (43%).

I think you guys can feel safe dropping him.

Hassan Whiteside, C, Sacramento Kings - 64%

Why is his ownership still so high? I am truly baffled that it is that high after three weeks. Hassan Whiteside has officially lost his role on the team to Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley. That may not sound bad, but even Nemanja Bjelica and Glenn Robinson III are receiving more minutes than Whiteside these last few games.

In his last three games, Hassan Whiteside has only played a combined three minutes. He hasn't played over 15 minutes since their second game.

Drop him now.

Killian Hayes, PG, Detroit Pistons - 27%

This one hurts me to put on here because this was my guy during the draft. He was my guy for rookie of the year too, but boy has he let me down to start the year. I hate to say this but he kind of looks like Markelle Fultz did to start his rookie year.

Killian Hayes is struggling big time shooting the ball and just getting used to the NBA in general. Hayes is averaging 22.3 minutes a game and has done absolutely nothing with these minutes. He is currently averaging 4.2 points, 1.3 rebounds, and four assists with a shooting line of .256/.235/.500.

Another knock on Killian is the fact that he keeps turning the ball over (2.3 a game). In category leagues, he is probably killing you big time with his low shooting percentages, lack of steals, and lack of three-pointers made (4) so you guys can feel confident dropping him.

Ricky Rubio, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves - 62%

Remember when Ricky Rubio was supposed to be the next great point guard? Times were so much simpler back then. Enough about old Rubio, we have to talk about the 2020-21 Ricky Rubio.

In his six games played, Rubio is averaging 23.2 minutes played with 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. As of right now, these are career lows for Ricky Rubio and that is because the depth at Guard for the T'Wolves is very deep. Therefore the minutes have to be earned.

It looks like Rubio is slowly falling out of favor so that the Timberwolves can play their young guards (Josh Okogie/Jarrett Culver/Anthony Edwards/Malik Beasley) who look a lot better than Rubio does so far.

Just in case you guys weren't convinced to drop him, here are some other stats to throw at you. Ricky Rubio has only scored above 10 points once and has yet to get double-digit assists. For a guy known for assisting the ball, this is bad. Drop him now and don't regret it one bit.

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Danger Zone

Welcome to the danger zone. These players have all boarded the struggle bus. Hopefully, they can get off it at some point this year (Kelly Oubre) but others might not be so lucky. They could be here a while (Lou Williams). Here are the players you should be monitoring before Week 4.

Lou Williams, SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Second time Lou has been on this list. If it weren't for that two-game stretch where he scored 20 and 15 points he would be on the drop list. He has been playing terribly this year. He usually never fills out the stat sheet, you just have to hope he can score, and right now that isn't happening. Sweet Lou is averaging only 9.3 points a game.

Robert Covington, C/PF/SF, Portland Trailblazers

I still have faith in Covington because he can fill out the stat sheet on any night but right now he is struggling big time. Robert Covington is currently averaging 6.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. He has yet to score over ten points in a game and only one game with 10+ rebounds. Don't drop him yet, he is still playing 31 minutes a game. Keep an eye on him though.

Devonte' Graham, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets

With LaMelo Ball in Charlotte, it is going to be tough for Devonte Graham to replicate his success of last year (18.2 points per game). Graham still seems to be getting 30+ minutes a game so that is a plus for him. Graham has also averaged seven assists a game so far with only 0.8 turnovers a game. If he can figure out his scoring troubles (.250/.286/.750) he won't be on this list for much longer. Devonte Graham is currently only averaging nine points a game. Stash him on the bench for now and hope he turns it around.

That should do it for the 2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Week 3 Drop List. I hope you enjoyed it. I will see you next week for Week 4.

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