Welcome one and all to the 2022-23 Fantasy Basketball Week 21 Drop List!
We greatly appreciate you sticking with us, as a brief hiatus was taken due to technological issues.
Per usual, 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 21 Drop List
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Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics (80.1% owned ESPN)
Marcus Smart with the heads up play 😂 pic.twitter.com/b67tS8Nh9c
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 7, 2023
So good for most of the year, Smart has hit a rut at the worst possible time for fantasy owners. With the fantasy playoffs here or around the corner, Smart has scored single-digit fantasy points in four of his last five matchups. His efficiency is way down, and his assist numbers have dropped.
If he can't even put up decent numbers in the one stat that matters for him, it might be time to move on. This late in the season owners cannot afford to have subpar production in their lineups.
P.J Washington, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets (73.1% owned)
PJ Washington really called KD “Too small." 😂 pic.twitter.com/rzBWkKtUxy
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 28, 2022
Washington had been a steady contributor for much of the season but has seen his numbers dwindle as the weeks moved on. A lack of efficient shooting (35% from three) as well as injuries has stunted Washington's fantasy value.
In leagues that place more emphasis on rebounding he may still hold value. Otherwise, it may be time to move on. With the Hornets essentially tanking the rest of the season, regular starters like Washington could see less time, hurting his fantasy owners.
Dillon Brooks, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies (49.2% owned)
“If you ever wonder why the Memphis Grizzlies is not ready to compete for a championship, look no further than this idiot right here. They’re actually depending on this guy to help them win a championship.”
Draymond Green CLAPS BACK at Dillon Brooks 😳👀
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 9, 2023
Brooks has simply been downright awful over his last several games, routinely scoring less than 10 points. He seems to place too much emphasis on the trash-talking portion of the game. His 16th tech resulted in a one-game suspension, and his feud with Draymond Green has seemingly taken priority over his level of play.
A distracted player is not a useful one for fantasy. Cut bait if you haven't already.
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