April 10, 2019, 1:26 amBrandon IngramF, Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) is expected to return for the start of next season, and he’ll be looking to build on a campaign that saw him post top-160/225 fantasy value in 8/9-cat leagues.
Ingram scored a career-high 18.3 points per game on a solid .497 from the field, but he’s still got too many stat set issues for our liking. A foundational player averaging 33.8 mpg should be able to produce more than 0.5 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers per game, or at least improve on a .675 mark from the line or 2.5 turnovers a night. We’re looking at a worse, more-hyped version of Andrew Wiggins. He did go on a great scoring run when LeBron was sidelined by his groin injury, but even that month with 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on .509 from the field could only get him inside the top-140 in 8-cat leagues. Ingram lost four games to suspension, missed seven games with a left ankle sprain and sat out the final 19 games of the season after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in his right arm and undergoing surgery. He figures to go overvalued in drafts again next year, and really only has appeal as a relatively efficient scorer who can chip in popcorn stats occasionally.