Welcome back Razzball Nation to our weekly segment of Underperformer of the Week, where we feature a player who is playing well below their expectations creating a path to extract value on the low. Let me rewind to last week for the people who check for me weekly. I apologize that I did not provide you with a post as your boy got hit with the “out for personal reasons” tag. I am not showing up on the injury report this week so we back in Action Bronson.
At this point in the season, we are in fantasy playoffs or jockeying for positon in the standings depending on your league format, so I acknowledge that trade deadlines have come and gone in all leagues at this time. In order to remain relevant in the current fantasy landscape, we pivot and alter the format to help maximize your effectiveness as we dive head first into the silly season.
Welcome to the next level.
The players I will be bringing to you from here to the end of the season will not be obtained via trade but rather someone you can hopefully pull from the wire who has some rest of season appeal. I am here to look after my dilated peoples because when “worst comes to worst my people come first”.
The man in the middle on a Portland team that is sprinting towards lottery balls might be the best player on the floor wearing a Blazer’s uniform most nights. That is an incredibly wild statement considering he is currently on yet another 10-day contract. I do believe Big Drew will be signed for the remainder of the season as Portland has less than zero incentive to bringing Jusuf Nurkic back for the final three weeks of the season. This means we will continue to see Eubanks playing big minutes (30 minutes per game over the past week) and putting up solid production in that time.
Over the past two weeks, Eubanks is the 70th ranked player with sky-high percentages, 62% from the field and 94% from the line. Drew is also posting 13.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks.
While he will not be a center who provides a large boost in the defensive categories, he is a solid 4-category contributor and that is valuable for a player who is the 293rd ranked guy on the season. Rostered in about 46% of leagues, his production has clearly been noticed but that does not mean he is not available somewhere. Run don’t walk to your wire and see if you can snag the big man. If you miss out, give
Oshae Brissett a look should he be available in your league. Over the past week Brissett has been the 36th ranked player starting for a Pacer team littered with injuries that will keep players out for the remainder of the season.
As always hit me up in the comment section and we can chop it up.
Good luck out there.