Yahoo Fantasy analyst Dan Titus looks at risers and fallers in his Week 4 stock watch.
DAN TITUS: Week 3 is a wrap, and I have four players whose stock is either rising or falling as we approach week 4. First, let's talk about whose stock is up. OG Anunoby, currently 13th in per game value through Monday. He leads the NBA in steals per game at 3.1, and I think he's going to benefit from the absence of Pascal Siakam. Siakam is reportedly going to miss up to three weeks, and I think we should see OG Anunoby's usage rate rise to just over 20%.
He's been obliterating his preseason ADP at 61.6, and I think we have the makings of a breakout, first-time All-Star and potentially defensive first team. This breakout is for real. The second player whose stock is up is Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers. Tobias Harris is currently 25th in per game value. It looks like I'm going to have to eat an early L, as I told you guys to fade him relative to his ADP.
I think he's really embracing his role as the spot-up shooter for the Sixers. His scoring is down this year, but he's been about the same or better in just about every other category. However, I would look to sell Tobias Harris before James Harden returns back to the lineup.
And whose stock is down? First up, D'Angelo Russell. Man, this guy's numbers are quite concerning. He's on pace for career lows in 3-pointers made and field-goal percentage. He's posting the lowest points per game since his rookie season and the lowest assist rate in six years. His preseason ADP was 74, but he's currently performing at 125 in per game value.
I think you can make the argument that KAT is the de facto point guard of this Minnesota Timberwolves team. Very concerning for DLo. If he has a great game, I would look to sell immediately. And final player whose stock is down is Jabari Smith Jr. Now, this guy's going through a rut. Maybe he's hitting the rookie wall early in the season, but he's only shooting 25% from the field and averaging 7.2 points with 5.4 rebounds over his last five games. Might be a good buy at low spot, because literally everyone is struggling on the Houston Rockets right now except for Alperen Sengun.
I think he improves throughout the course of the season. But if you're in 12-team leagues, just got to weather the storm.