July 6, 2020, 9:26 amJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins finished a shortened third season as a top-tier fantasy option.
Despite missing 25 games due to suspension for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program, Collins saw an increase in his numbers from last season across the board, landing him as a top-11 player in both 8- and 9-cat formats. Even with the huge absence, he was a top-50/40 player in terms of total value. The team’s leading rebounder at 10.1 per game, also added 21.6 points a night on 58% shooting, including 40% from deep, making him the only player in the league to post that combination of numbers. The mid-season addition of Clint Capela will allow Collins to step outside more often and make plays along the perimeter and in the mid-post area next season. Low assist and steal numbers hold him back from being the top PF option in the league but more time alongside Capela and the rest of the young Hawks core could add to his ability to create. Yet to complete a full season in his NBA career, the big man has top-20 value when on the court and should come off the board early in next year’s drafts.