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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.


Gerald Green, SG, Suns
Green has probably been scooped up in your leagues after the injury to Eric Bledsoe (out at least a week), but considering Green is still available in 62 percent of Yahoo! leagues and 38 percent of ESPN leagues, it's worth noting that he should be scooped up and started this week in most leagues. He is averaging 15.9 points on 46 percent shooting in 14 starts this season, and he'll be in the starting lineup for this week's slate of games, and potentially longer. Jodie Meeks, Tony Wroten and Jeremy Lamb are other solid options here. I also like the idea of trading for one of Nick Young or Dion Waiters, both of whom a

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