When I saw that Cleveland Cavalier Jae Crowder was being dropped by many owners in Fantasy Basketball, I did some brief research. I recently wrote an article in CelticsLife on the success of Avery Bradley with the Detroit Pistons. The same cannot be said of Jae.

His stats last season in Boston showed 32.4 MPG, 13.9 PPG on .463 shooting, 5.8 RPG, 2.2 APG and 1.0 SPG. The Cleveland numbers so far do not show the same efficiency or production. He is averaging only 25.9 MPG, 8.5 PPG on .378 shooting. 3.4 RPG and 1.0 SPG. In the last two games, he has averaged 20.5 MPG, scored a total of two points on 0-6 shooting, with a total of four rebounds and one steal. Here is what Fantasy Pros Sean Fitzpatrick had to say:

Jae Crowder fails to make a shot in Monday's game

Jae Crowder failed to make a field goal attempt in Monday's win over the 76ers. He finished 0-of-4 from the floor including missing all three from deep. He scored two points from the free throw line while adding two boards and one steal in 21 minutes.

Fantasy Impact:

Another poor performance for Crowder so he should be dropped in 10 or 12-team leagues. Once Tristan Thompson returns, Crowder is likely to come off the bench and could see a limited role.

Crowder is simply not having the success in Cleveland that he experienced in Boston. Frankly, we may be seeing simply another case where players have their best seasons as Celtics under the tutelage of Coach Brad Stevens. There may be exceptions, and it is great to see that Avery Bradley seems to be one of them. We may see a rebound from Crowder later in the season, but it seems doubtful at this point.

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Tom Lane 11/29/2017 03:29:00 PM Edit
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