Bradley Beal Demoted, Jordan Crawford Starting
Fantasy Analysis – Beal has really been slumping and this could simply be a move to let him get his head together and possibly play against some opposing second teamers rather than tougher starters. Beal is a keeper and I wouldn’t advise dropping him to the wire. Once the Wizards regain their starting point guard, John Wall, Beal should have a much easier time getting the ball in better shooting spots. If someone in your league drops Beal and you have an open bench spot to stash him, make the waiver grab.
Jordan Crawford ($5900) could see a short term spike in value, but we clearly know what Crawford is, he’s simply a low percentage gunner with a little playmaking ability. The Wizards just don’t need this type of player around once Wall returns and this could be a great audition if Crawford wants a trade. If you need a short term fix at shooting guard, give Crawford a look.