Selling High- Shumpert

Iman Shumpert has recorded back-to-back 25 plus point games in the last week and is averaging 20 PPG in three games this month.

Analysis: Iman Shumpert is better in real life than as a fantasy shooting guard. Shumpert does have a few good things going for him which includes multiple position eligibility in most leagues. Shumpert is averaging 28 minutes per game this year which is solid. He is also averaging 4.8 RPG and 1.3 SPG, both are top seven marks among qualified shooting guards. However, this is where the positives end.

Shumpert is shooting just 40% from the field this year and for his career. He’s averaging just 7.5 PPG and he’s only getting to the line 1.2 times per contest which negates his solid free throw percentage(82%). Shumpert is a fine player and his three ball frequency will hopefully improve over time as it has in the last week on the road but as it stands now he is only a deep league add. He may have top seven marks in rebounds and steals but he’s 36th among shooting guards in scoring, 32nd in threes made and 39th in free throws made.

Iman Shumpert is available in 40-60% of fantasy leagues.

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