Welcome one and all to the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Drop List!
We will be scoping out some names who have not performed up to scratch, and advise on why you can cut them from your squads.
Whether it's a rookie not living up to the hype, or a proven veteran underperforming their career standards.
Whatever the case, we'll have it covered here for you!
2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 16 Drop List
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Monte Morris, PG, Washington Wizards (50.9% Owned, ESPN)
The Wizards now have too many guards on their roster:
- Bradley Beal
- Monte Morris
- Delon Wright
- Kendrick Nunn
- Corey Kispert
- Johnny Davis pic.twitter.com/RFysBcUX5C
— Unbiased NBA Fan (@nonbiasednbafan) January 23, 2023
Morris is occupying a starting role alongside Bradley Beal in the Washington frontcourt, but his production remains limited at best.
His backup Delon Wright has been the more fantasy-friendly player of the two recently. It doesn't help matters that the Wizards currently have a logjam of players at the guard positions.
Right now Morris is seeing the same amount of minutes as Wright and Kendrick Nunn. If Morris continues to struggle like he is, a reduction in playing time will likely follow. He is not a fantasy option at this time.
Dillon Brooks, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies (54.6% Owned)
DILLON BROOKS BUCKET ?????? pic.twitter.com/5YCrpFpEur
— Digits Hoops (?,?) (@Digits3Hoops) January 24, 2023
This is a name I did not expect to grace this list at all this season, yet here we are. Brooks has been an absolute nightmare in terms of efficiency. While he is still scoring at a decent clip, his horrid shooting numbers are dragging down his productivity for fantasy owners.
His last week of games has included shooting lines of 4/17, 3/9, 7/17, and 2/11. In ESPN leagues where a missed shot costs you a point, these types of numbers cannot be excused. Brooks needs to be dropped in redraft leagues, especially if your team is making a playoff push.
Jaden McDaniels, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves (21.8% Owned)
Jaden McDaniels hitting the biggest shot of the game and reacting like he has to spend all Friday at the DMV is just perfect.pic.twitter.com/XbmvmuuPhu
— Kyle Theige (@KyleTheige) January 26, 2023
McDaniels is normally able to stay afloat in fantasy thanks to his defensive numbers, but even those stats seem to be escaping him as of late. Three consecutive games without a steal or a block, combined with his normally mild offensive output, leaves McDaniels as a subpar fantasy asset.
If you want to go back even further, McDaniels only has a combined one block/steal over his past five matchups. Such a low fantasy ceiling with a very volatile floor should leave McDaniels on the outside looking in when constructing your rosters.
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