March 9th 2016
Now that the fantasy season is coming to a near, let’s take a look back at the studs and the duds of this season. Starting with the best player in fantasy this year, you’ve guessed it…Stephen Curry.
With averages of 30.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.1 steals with 5.1 threes, you’ll be killing yourself if you drafted Anthony Davis instead of him. Did I mention he’s also shooting above 50% from the field and 90% from the line? I don’t own him in any leagues this year and I should’ve used $91 for him in my auction draft. With Curry on your team, you should be making playoffs and praying that Coach Kerr doesn’t rest him during then. Looking forward to next season, I’ll be drafting him with my top pick for sure and it’s not even close, even if you make a case for Durant or Kawhi.
The player that caught me with my pants on the ground is none other than Boston’s Jae Crowder. If you drafted or picked him up, well done to you sir. Yahoo! had him at 132, that’s round 11 if you’re in a 12 teamer. He’s now ranked 21 in a 9-cat league with averages of 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 threes, and 1.8 steals with only 1.2 turnovers. He’s a better, more consistent Trevor Ariza and Crowder’s making everyone that passed on him look silly. And when I say everyone, that’s including the Dallas Mavericks, who gave up Crowder and a first round draft pick for Rajon Rondo. Honorable mentions go to Draymond Green, Will Barton, Hassan Whiteside, Kemba, and Brook Lopez (just because he’s been healthy this season).
For the most disappointing player this year, it’s up for debates. We can go with injured players, or players who just never lived up to their ADP but having drafted Danny Green this season, I can tell you he’s been a blast to own heads and shoulders above anyone as the most frustrating player to own this year. He was hella hyped up from fantasy experts and I bought the hype. The threes, steals, and blocks were just too irresistible, but averaging 7.4 points, 4 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 threes and shooting 38% field goal just won’t cut it. Thus, I dropped him on January 21st and never looked back. Even though it seems like he’s making his way back to his groove since the start of 2016, in reality, he’s been bad whilst averaging 6.5 points, 1.3 steals, 1.1 swats, with less than one three a game, and shooting at 37% post All-Star. If you’re in a 12 team league, just drop him already and join the club! You’ll be less stressed, frustrated and be able to live a happy life.
Anyways, this is just my own take, let me know who’s been good or bad for you by tweeting at me @BFantasyHoops or leaving comment here. Until next time!