Ben Gordon has been relegated to coming off of the bench for the Pistons the last few games and his performance has been the same as when he was starting- completely disappointing.
Analysis: Fantasy owners love Ben Gordon for three reasons- threes, points and free throw percentage. At this moment he’s only a one category player with his threes. Gordon is averaging just 8 PPG with just two free throw attemtps in his last five contests. He’s also only averaging 19 minutes on the floor per game in that span and with the lack of talent in Detroit it has become impossible for him to get off like he used to with the Bulls a few years ago. The only thing he’s fantasy relevant with is the three ball. He’s buried double digit threes in three of his last four games and it appears his long range shooting is the only thing he has left to offer fantasy owners. You just cannot have shooting guards on your fantasy squad that cannot crack 10 PPG or cannot get to the stripe with frequency.
Projection: It’s time to dump Gordon as he shows no signs of multi category success the rest of the season. Consider Denver’s J.R. Smith if you are looking for a shooting guard getting some minutes who can contribute in threes and points.