Shooters can often be frustrating for Fantasy Basketball owners.
When they are hot we love them. When they are chucking up bricks they can be very frustrating.
Thompson has been stuck in a bit of a rut recently, a trend that continued Thursday against the Clippers.
Sure he scored 16 points in the game, but Thompson made just six of his 14 field-goal attempts. He did go 3-of-4 and added one three-pointer, but did not do much else in the 111-92 win, adding just three assists, three steals and one rebound in 34 minutes.
Thompson is averaging 16.7 points per game over the last 10 games, but is shooting just 38.5 percent from the field.
He is still making 39.7 percent of his three-point attempts in that span and 41.1 percent for the season, but Thompson has been killing his owners as of late.
The points he scores is nice but if that is contradicted by a poor shooting percentage, Thompson becomes a risky play as if his shot isn’t falling he becomes a liability to fantasy owners as he doesn’t help out regularly in other categories.
Now Thompson will be a guy who will be tough for owners to sit, so you just have to hope he works his way out of it, hopefully in a hurry.
Shooters can often shoot their way out of slumps and that’s the best hop for fantasy owners right now.
Ultimately I believe Thompson will be fine, but monitor his field goal percentage. If this slump continues past another five games or so, you may want to start looking for other options.