Most Disappointing Fantasy Players This Season

Most Disappointing Fantasy Players This Season

Last week, I wrote about the biggest surprises of the 2020-21 season. But Fantasy is just as much about the busts as it is the booms. Listed below are players drafted in the top 100 who failed to live up to expectations. I excluded players who are disappointing purely due to injury, so the following players have underperformed in their time on the court. If player rankings are referenced, it's on a per-game basis.

(ADP data via CBS)

Russell Westbrook, Wizards

We have to at least give some credit to Westbrook for how well he's played recently. Since March 13, he's the 10th-best Fantasy player on a per-game basis. However, his struggles before that matter just as much, and he ranks just 33rd for the whole season. Considering Westbrook's ADP was 8, it's been a rough season for managers who took a chance on him having a return-to-form season with Washington.

Westbrook's decline in scoring and his awful free-throw shooting are mostly to blame. Westbrook is averaging just 21.8 points per game – compared to 27.2 last season – and he's shooting only 64.1 percent from the charity stripe. His steals per game (1.3) are also tied for a career low.

Devin Booker, Suns

The addition of Chris Paul to Phoenix has resulted in the Suns being one of the best teams in the NBA. However, it's come at the expense of Booker's Fantasy value. Mainly, his assists are down, which is understandable given how much CP3 controls

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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