Mon. Apr 12th, 2021

Amidst a ton of uncertainty because of COVID-19, we’ve made it through a quarter of the NBA season. Now is a good time to take stock of your fantasy squad and reflect on how some of your draft picks are performing.

For the purposes of this piece, we’ll focus on some bigger-name players who have disappointed out of the gate based on their preseason ADP and discuss what to potentially expect from them moving forward.

Current rank refers to per-game value in eight-category leagues.

Yahoo ADP: 12.2

Current rank: 58

Booker hasn’t exactly been a total flop, but he’s certainly underperformed based on his ADP. His scoring numbers are down, as  he’s averaging 3.5 fewer points per game than he did last season. His 30.3 percent usage rate from last season is nearly identical, but he’s attempting an average of two fewer free-throws per game and converting those attempts at a near-career-low 83.3 percent.

The more concerning stat when it comes to Booker is that he’s only averaging 3.8 assists after dishing out an average of at least 6.5 assists in each of the last two seasons. He might not improve that much in that area as the season wears on because of Chris Paul now being in the fold. However, there is some room for him to improve in the scoring column. Even so, unless something were to happen to Paul, Booker’s continued lack of assists will likely ensure he finishes the season

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