Jae Crowder totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3PT), ten rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.
Crowder had a stronger performance in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his first double-double performance of the regular and post-season. He is a solid real-life basketball player who, unfortunately, does not always produce fantasy-friendly stat-lines. The need for his fantasy production and lack of fantasy production could create an uncomfortable task of potentially having to play under-optimized lineups to hedge against the risk of missing out on a double-double effort. It could be easier to accept the risk of his sporadic production. Still, his tendency to put up floor games doesn't justify his hefty price tag, seemingly based on a promising upside that he sparingly reaches. Be sure to offset the gaps of his production with unique, cost-effective assets that can open more opportunities to better position the stars of the slate in your lineup.