July 14, 2020, 5:24 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe slipped down the fantasy rankings in 2019-20, ending up as a top-65/80 (8/9-cat) player mostly because of a decline in steals.
Bledsoe has previously been a steady top-60 type, but this year his steals fell from 1.5 to just 0.9 per game. All of his other numbers are right in line with expectations, but it goes to show how valuable those cash counter stats are. Bledsoe is settling in as a 15 ppg guy for the Bucks and isn't tasked with offensive heavy lifting, but that's not really what he's drafted for in fantasy anyway. Bledsoe is still an efficient scoring guard, even if he's not a great 3-point shooter, and a correction in the theft department would boost him back to more familiar heights.