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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.


Alec Burks, SG, Jazz
He's one of the only guys who's available in a lot of leagues and can offer a big hand in the scoring category. Gordon Hayward is back, but Burks was still second on the team with 14 shot attempts Tuesday against the T-Wolves, good for 18 points. He's averaging 14.6 points per game since the start of December and has shown the ability to go for 30-plus on occasion, which is more than most guys on the waiver wire can say. Burks is only owned in 25 percent of Yahoo! leagues and 31.2 percent of ESPN leagues. Courtney Lee is also a really nice play here, it seems, but I'm a little less convinced by Lee's recent success (1

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