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Week 6 Fantasy Basketball Droppables: Should you Drop Onyeka Okongwu, Duncan Robinson and Patrick Williams?

Discussing Onyeka Okongwu, Duncan Robinson and Patrick Williams as potential drop candidates in the sixth week of the NBA season.

Morgan Rode Nov 29th 1:32 PM EST.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 20: Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat shoots a 3-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center on November 20, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 20: Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat shoots a 3-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the United Center on November 20, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

We’ve covered possible waiver wire additions every week of the NBA season. If your fantasy team is dealing with injuries, you can sometimes add a waiver wire guy without dropping anyone. Other times you need to drop someone, and we’re going to cover some of the most dropped players in the sixth week of the season.

Our charts show Atlanta Hawks’ Onyeka Okongwu, Miami Heat’s Duncan Robinson and Chicago Bulls’ Patrick Williams as some of the most dropped players, so let’s cover them.

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Onyeka Okongwu Fantasy Outlook

Okongwu has played in 17 games (all off the bench) for the Hawks this season. He’s averaging 22.8 minutes, 8.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals while committing 2.6 fouls and 0.8 turnovers per game. 

Okongwu is shooting 57.7% from the floor, which is down from 63.8% last season. He’s made 25% of his 3-pointers (down from 30.8%) and 90% of his free throws (up from 78.1%).

The Hawks’ center has played over 20 minutes in 14 of the team’s 17 contests and scored in double figures six times. He’s only hit double digits twice over the past 11 games.

His rebound numbers aren’t what you’d expect for a guy his size, and he’s had between 0-4 rebounds on four occasions. He’s only got two double-doubles on the year. Okongwu has blocks in 11 of his 17 contests.

Verdict: With his shooting percentages down, Okongwu isn’t consistently reaching double figures in points and his rebound numbers leave a bit to be desired as well for a guy playing as many minutes as he is. Okongwu seems pretty locked into his role, and seeing how he’s performed in it, I’d agree with the people that are dropping him. He simply isn’t filling out the stat sheet enough, so I’d look elsewhere for fantasy production.

Duncan Robinson Fantasy Outlook

Robinson has appeared in 16 games (eight starts) for the Heat this season. He’s averaging 29.5 minutes, 14.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.2 blocks while committing 0.9 turnovers and 2.3 fouls per game.

His shooting percentage is at 47.7% overall (up from 37.1% last year) and is 43% on his triples (up from 32.8%). His free throw numbers are a touch down at 81.8% (90.6% last year), but he’s also averaging nearly a free throw more per game.

The 3-point specialist has started the last eight games he’s appeared in for the Heat. He recently missed a pair of games, but tallied 13 points, three rebounds and assists and one block while committing two turnovers and three fouls against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

He’s played in at least 20 minutes in every game, and has topped 30 minutes seven times. Robinson has scored in double figures 11 times, and topped 20 points three times. He doesn’t really fill out the stat sheet, but shooting as well as he does, he’s able to be a viable fantasy asset simply on scoring alone.

Verdict: I would hold on to Robinson if you currently own him, and probably add him to my roster if he’s available in your league. I’m sure his injury had a lot to do with his drop numbers, but he was solid in his first game back and currently fills a big role. As long as he is playing big-time minutes, Robinson is a guy I’m comfortable with as a fantasy starter.

Patrick Williams Fantasy Outlook

Williams has played in 19 games this season, making nine starts. He’s averaging 23.8 minutes, 7.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks while committing 1.2 turnovers and 1.5 fouls per game.

Williams is shooting 39.4% overall (down from 46.4% last season) and 35.1% on 3-pointers (down from 41.5%). He’s 82.1% on free throws, a touch down from 85.7% last season.

He started the team’s five games, but has only started four since then. Williams has made starts in three of the team’s past four contests and played over 28 minutes in his starts.

Williams has been a better shooter of late, scoring in double figures in four straight, with his percentages up from his season averages. He’s also been rebounding at a better clip.

He’s played over 20 minutes in 14 contests, topping 30 minutes on four occasions. He’s scored in double figures seven times. He’s got a steal in 14 contests and a block in 10 games.

Verdict: I could understand why Williams would be dropped if he was still coming off the bench, but he’s been starting and shooting a lot better of late, so I’d be in favor of holding him, or adding him to my fantasy team instead of dropping him. His shooting percentages may drop back down, but as long as he’s starting and playing fairly well, I’d want to roster him.

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