Fantasy Basketball: Drop C Ryan Anderson In Smaller Leagues

By Adam McGill
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In a month that has seen countless fantasy basketball stars go down due to injury, C Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans was simply one of the latest victim to fall prey to the injury bug.

When healthy, Anderson was putting up elite numbers. He filled in perfectly when C Anthony Davis went down with a broken hand earlier this year and the forward was quietly putting up decent fantasy numbers. He was scoring 19.8 points per game, while adding 6.5 rebounds and an absurd three triples. His ability to hit shots from downtown was making Anderson a borderline PF1 this fantasy season.

Unfortunately, the veteran went down earlier this month with a back injury and was carried off on a stretcher. Anderson ended up herniating a disc in his back and the veteran could still potentially requite surgery in the next coming weeks. Needless to say, his fantasy value has become nonexistent.

The most recent prognosis has Anderson sitting out until the fantasy playoffs at the earliest. There are plenty of decent options on the waiver wire and it wouldn’t be prudent to have Anderson parked at the bottom of your lineup week after week.

Fantasy owners in smaller leagues may be better of just cutting ties with Anderson. He has become nothing more than deadweight and is simply not worth the headache.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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