2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Drop List

by Logan Sharp
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Drop List

Before we kick off the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Drop List let’s take a look back at last week’s article to see what we got right and where we went wrong.

With last week's article, we were pretty spot on so far. With Walker being shut down for the year that was an easy call.

Richaun Holmes has been out of the lineup for the Kings for a little over a week now so he hasn't played, but with Sabonis playing well and Holmes not there I don't see him getting his old allotment of minutes upon his return.

Beasley had a forgettable week where he missed a game, put up a game where he was a complete non-factor fantasy-wise and then had a high-scoring game where he didn't put up any other stats. All three guys are guys who you should be moving off of.

Looking Back at Last Week

Kemba Walker

Last week rostered 61.9% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -2.12
This week rostered 57.1% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -2.26

Malik Beasley

Last week rostered 36.0% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -0.48
This week rostered 34.8% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -3.69

Richaun Holmes

Last week rostered 65.5% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -0.79
This week rostered 62.2% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -5.32

2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 20 Drop List

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Mike Conley, PG/ Utah Jazz (ESPN 86.5)

Player Rater 15: -0.44

Mike Conley made his first All-Star game appearance last year in what was a feel-good story.  Now, unfortunately, he is starting to show his age and decline. His season-long points-per-game average of 13.8 is at his lowest since the 2011-12 season. That was 10 years ago. Also when looking at seasons where he played at least 50 games, he is posting his lowest assist per game numbers since his third year in the league. That was all the way back in the 2009-10 season by the way.

These season-long trends also show themselves when looking at his recent performance using the player rater 15. He posted a negative value overall while also posting a negative value in four of the eight categories used by ESPN. Conley has been a good fantasy player for a long time when he is healthy. Unfortunately, I think that time is coming to an end and it is time to move off of him.

Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers (98.1)

Player Rater 15: -0.24

So far Tobias Harris has not adjusted well to the new-look 76ers post-James Harden Trade. Harris is sliding into the role of 4th option, behind Maxey, with two MVP caliber players leading the way. This has significantly cut into his scoring opportunities. It's showing in a big way in his numbers. Currently, according to the player rater 15, Tobias is barely posting a positive number in the points category with a score 0.09. He is also posting negative value in both field goal percentage and three-pointers made.

While this is bad enough let's not forget that Harden is one of the better rebounding guards in the league. Tobias is still posting a small positive value in the rebounding category, but his production there has taken a significant hit. This combined with his usual lack of production in the steals and blocks categories really leaves Harris without a space to shine fantasy-wise. While it's possible that he could bounce back, the early going isn't looking good for him or fantasy basketball owners who still have him on their roster post-trade deadline.

Chris Boucher, C/PF,  Toronto Raptors (57.0)

Player Rater 15: -0.61

Chris Boucher was making this list a the beginning of the season and here he is still making the list as we close in on the fantasy basketball playoffs. Currently according to the player rater 15 he has as many categories where he is providing negative value as he does where he is providing positive value. This wouldn't be the end of the world for an end of roster player if they are making significant contributions in the four categories where they are providing positive value. Unfortunately for Boucher, this is not the case.

The only category where Boucher is making a significant difference one way or the other is in steals. Again unfortunately it is in the wrong direction as he is posting a player rating 15 score of -1.06 in the category. His best positive category is in rebounds where he is putting up a score of 0.88. That just isn't good enough value for you to be spending a roster spot on him.


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