Welcome Razzball Nation to your weekly digest where we try to reveal value from a player who is not quite hitting the expected mark, so to speak.
Timing can be everything in fantasy basketball, as the right deal at the right moment can make all the difference in your quest for greatness, or at the very least a weekly win. You know what they say about luck, opportunity meets preparation. That is the mission here as I try to equip you with the necessary information needed to take full advantage in your respective leagues and catch a frustrated or sleepy GM slipping.
We are nearing the trade deadline in the NBA, which can also signal some movement across the fantasy landscape as well. Even the most rigid of GM’s will ease their stance and entertain a trade at this time of the year.
So, carpe diem!
“We don’t need another hero”, because we have a perfectly good one right here.
The only problem with this one is that he has been the 125th ranked player over the past two weeks and the 95th ranked player over the last seven days. So, what is the reason for the drop off in production from his season long rank of 39th?
Well, let us start with the threes.
Over the past two weeks, Herro has averaged just 1.3 threes per contest, down considerably from his 3.1 from distance on the season. The dip in threes subsequently hurts his points production thus further suppressing his value.
Tyler, the creator is still giving us 4 assists and 5.7 rebounds while keeping his percentages more than respectable at 47.8% from the field and 88.9% from the line over the past week. While the field goal percentage may come down, everything else is right on par with his season averages. Couple that with an uptick in his three-point shooting and Herro will be back into the top 50 for rest of season.
Another factor in trying to acquire Herro now is the fact that Miami is nearly fully healthy and, if you know anything about this current heat team, it is that health will always be in question. Take advantage of the fact that Oladipo, Butler and Lowry are off the injury report for now because, the moment one or two of them miss time it will be Herro who becomes a prime beneficiary.
Folks seem to be often down on Herro and may tend to believe he is closer to a version we have seen over the past two weeks than that of the player we saw to begin the year. Get some offers out there before he goes for 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, ultimately closing this buy low window.
As always, hit me up with your thoughts and/ or comments below and good luck out there,