What has happened to OJ Mayo? (Fantasy wise)
Ok I am puzzled. What the freak has happened to OJ Mayo fantasy wise? Last year and the year before, this kid was a flat out stud in the fantasy game, so I got him on my team this year, and so far he is totally stinking up the court. What happened? Why has his numbers gone down big time all of a sudden?
Last year he averaged: 17.5 ppg, 3.8rpg, 3apg, a steal per game and shot about 38% from 3 point range.
This last week he has averaged: 11.3ppg, 3 rpg, 2.7apg, 0.3spg, and a 3 per game. What the freak happened to all those points, and steals?
I read in the notes about him that Coach Hollins benched him for a game, but ESPN said that he was probably just taking a look at new rookie Xavier Henry. So I thought, no big deal; next game, Mayo will probably start. Shouldn't affect his averages. Nope big mistake, now I have an underperforming player who I thought was a stud. You would think that Mayo would benefit from the great season that teammate, Mike Conley, is having so far; but I guess not. Somebody please explain why his numbers have gone down. (I have already put him up for grabs, and I have a trade offer that I hope will be accepted, I am really getting tired of these subpar performances.)
Note: I usually keep stats on "latest 7 days" because since Fantasy games run weekly, I find that more accurate as to telling me how a player is doing.
Must become a better outside shooter. He is a tweener who needs to just be a shooting guard who can also help at the point at times. Was a non factor vs the C's last night. Vasquez is a more deadly shooter and the team played better with him on the court than with Conley or Mayo. Really.
I owned him in his rookie year in a fantasy league, and I remember him being very incosistant. But he's always going to be overrated in fantasy since he can't get to the line, and doesn't have a good assist:turnover ratio. People fall in love with his shooting and youth, but he probably hit his fantasy peak after his first month his rookie year.
You just compared his last season to this last week. Come on now.
Sure, just when I put him on the trade block he gets 17pts, 3 threes, 3 boards, and actually has a decent game. Now if can just average that for 2 straight weeks, and I might take him off. Doubt it though.