Before we kick off the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 22 Drop List let’s take a look back at last week’s article to see what we got right and where we went wrong.
Well, the day after writing last week's article Gary Trent Jr dropped 42 points on the Suns. He followed that up with a mediocre game and then a 28 point game after that.
While Trent Jr is not the most consistent player he is definitely worth a roster spot.
Marvin Bagley and Mo Bamba on the other hand didn't do anything that they hadn't already been doing. They just aren't producing at a level that is fantasy worthy right now.
Looking Back at Last Week
Gary Trent Jr
Last week rostered 75.9% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of 0.50
This week rostered 77.6% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of 5.09
Last week rostered 46.2% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -2.30
This week rostered 52.4% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -2.30
Last week rostered 59.7% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -0.91
This week rostered 61.0% ESPN with a Player Rater 15 of -0.91
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 22 Drop List
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Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, Indiana Pacers (ESPN 92.2)
Player Rater 15: -0.17
Since the Pacers acquired Tyrese Haliburton at the trade deadline Malcolm Brogdon has seen his role be diminished on the Pacers. He was the point guard and lead ball-handler who set up the offense before the trade, but now he is moved to the shooting guard position. With the change, he has seen a reduction in his scoring and assists numbers.
Now Brogdon is just a meh player fantasy-wise. According to the player rater 15 he has four categories posting positive value and four posting negative value. And as can be seen, by his overall player rater 15 scores the negatives are slightly outweighing the positives. I would maybe give Brogdon to the end of the week to get things turned around because he has been a good fantasy player before but with how he is producing currently he just doesn't help your team.
Franz Wagner, SF/PF, Orlando Magic (62.5)
Player Rater 15: -0.72
Franz Wagner started the year off strong and put himself in the discussion for rookie of the year. That hype has died down a bit and the Orlando Magic continued to struggle throughout the season and Wagner cooled off from his hot start at the beginning of the year. Wagner's efficiency numbers are still good. The issue is he doesn't put up the counting stats for fantasy currently.
Sharing the frontcourt with Mo Bamba and Weldon Carter Jr, which doesn't allow for Wagner to use his size to get into the paint and get easy baskets and rebounds. This will be the case for at least the rest of this season, so I don't like the idea of holding onto Wagner hoping that he can get back to the hot streak on which he started the year. It also appears that this will be even more of a problem next year for the Magic. Jonathan Issac should be back at some point next year which further complicates the frontcourt situation. And while we don't know how the draft lottery will shake out, the Magic have a good chance at getting a top 3 pick and all of the top 3 prospects are big men.
Richaun Holmes, C/PF, Sacramento Kings (59.3)
Player Rater 15: -6.42
Richaun Holmes made his way onto this list a couple of weeks ago but his production has been so bad that I feel like he deserves another mention. He has missed a bunch of games since the trade deadline with injury and for personal reasons, but even when he does play he is a non-factor. He was a very good fantasy asset last season and to start this year off, but since the Kings have acquired Sabonis it looks as though Holmes will have no fantasy value going forward unless he finds himself on a new team this offseason.
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