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NBA Waiver Wire: Wilted Rose

Charlie Zegers

Charlie Zegers

Charlie Zegers writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Built a fantasy team around Derrick Rose, did you?

Yeah, me too.

Sucks, doesn't it?

Before last season, I drafted Rose in a 16-team dynasty league. All the other players are fantasy hoops writers and experts. I drew a crappy draft slot, which meant that I wouldn't have a chance to draft a LeBron James or Kevin Durant, or even an up-and-coming star like Kyrie Irving.

So, I came up with what I thought was a novel strategy. I'd write off the first season of the dynasty league and try to get value in the draft by picking players who wouldn't contribute that much in the first year.

I drafted players like Rose. And Iman Shumpert also coming off a torn ACL. And Eric Gordon. And Jonas Valanciunas.

Needless to say, I finished dead last, and I've taken up residence in that same spot this season. (On the bright side, RotoWire hasn't been completely skunked in that league. Kyle McKeo

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