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James Anderson

James Anderson

James Anderson is a University of Minnesota graduate, with allegiances to the Packers, Brewers, Bucks (sigh) and Gophers (double sigh). He is an editor and scribe at, primarily focused on basketball and baseball. In 2013 he was a FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year.


Each week, this article highlights players who are widely available in standard leagues that can help in specific roto categories. Remember, while each player highlighted can help in a specific category, there's no guarantee for production in other areas.


Andray Blatche, PF, Nets
With Brook Lopez out for the season, Blatche becomes a must-add in all formats, as he clearly has the ability to step into an increased role and put up solid numbers. In six December games, he is averaging 15.0 points and 6.5 boards on 48.5 percent shooting in 25 minutes per game. His per-36 minute averages dating back to the start of last season are 19.3 points and 9.6 boards, with more than a block and a steal per game. In all likelihood, he won't see 36 minutes per night, but going forward, he'll see more than the 25 minutes per game he's been averaging of late, and thus his scoring contribution will be a valua

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