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Category Strategy: Rivers, Crabbe Still Widely Available

Alex Rikleen

Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.

Sometimes, managers are simply looking to add the best waiver prospect available. Other times, however, they need help in certain categories that best fit their particular rosters. The article is for managers in that latter group

Whatever your category of need, we’ve got some players who can help. (Unless you need help in blocks, in which case, I did my best, but... man, those are some slim pickings).

In general, we’ll focus on players available in at least 50% of leagues in ESPN, Yahoo!, and CBS. That said, since the ownership can vary significantly from one site to the next, sometimes we have to fudge those rules a bit.

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