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NBA Barometer: Early Season Risers and Fallers

Juan Carlos Blanco

Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.



De’Aaron Fox, SAC: The fifth overall pick hasn’t wasted any time making an impact on a rebuilding Kings squad, already averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals over his first four contests. One of the most encouraging aspects of his early performances is the accuracy he’s displayed, as he’s drained 45.6 percent of his shots overall, including 40.0 percent from three-point range. Just as important are his playing time trends, as he’s already outpaced veteran starter George Hill in a couple of games and is making it look like just a matter of time before he vaults into the top point guard job.

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