July 15, 2020, 4:53 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
In his second season, Mitchell Robinson started in just seven out of a possible 61 contests but produced the highest per-game value of any player on the team with 82/54 value in 8/9-cat formats.
The Knicks gave fantasy GMs a real head-scratcher as they chose to start 35-year-old Taj Gibson over 21-year-old Robinson. This is especially surprising as the Knicks were out of contention early on in the year. Robinson is the most attractive Knicks player from a fantasy perspective as he was able to swat away 2.0 shots per game, good for seventh overall in the league. He also posted 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 turnovers on a league-leading .742 field goal percentage. He did not shoot well at the free throw line (.568) but only went to the line 2.4 times a contest. Robinson had an fourth-round ADP so he did disappoint fantasy GMs who drafted him with the thought that he would see a much larger opportunity after an impressive rookie season. Mitch-Rob looks like he will continue to be amongst the league-leaders in blocks and field goal percentage for years to come and could see his fantasy game explode if he is given more of a leash.