Thaddeus Young is being dropped from many fantasy squads across the country but there are reasons to keep the small forward.
Analysis: Thaddeus Young has never been a three point shooter but he brings a diverse skill set to the table. Young is averaging five boards per game and has seven steals in five games this year. Young is shooting over fifty percent from the floor and shot over fifty percent last year as well. He’s a solid seventy percent plus free throw shooter and his minutes are stable in the mid-twenty range.
When Thaddeus Young gets it going this year he will become a 15 PPG, 1.5 SPG player who will get you a healthy amount of rebounds for a small forward. He certainly has his place in deeper leagues because his only real weakness is the three ball. Young is available in over fifty percent of fantasy leagues and his steals, field goal percentage and points potential make him a valuable player. If he can start having more three assist nights(1.1 APG for career) like Wednesday night then Young will become a more complete fantasy asset. Keep your eye on him, he just may break out.