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Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Broken Dreams are Better than Lingering Agony

As I was browsing the free agents in one of my leagues, the top name on the list came up it was Derrick Rose. Even though I obviously knew why he was there, it was jarring to see a superstar on the wire. Just like Julio Jones and Arian Foster in fantasy football, Rose will be there as the top free agent for the rest of the season now that his year is over. For the second year in a row, a catastrophic knee injury is robbing the former MVP of the chance to help his team (and yours).

For fantasy owners, this year's Rose injury is both more and less painful than last year's was. It's more painful because last year everyone knew coming in that Rose was hurt, so he went later in drafts, while this year, Rose was a consensus first round pick with an ADP of 10.1 in Yahoo! leagues. To put that in perspective, Rose was taken three picks before
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