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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 Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.

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Reggie Jackson, DET: Jackson is in the midst of his best offensive stretch of the season, averaging 21.4 points, 4.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds while shooting a blistering 60.9 percent from the field – including 42.1 percent from three-point range – over the last five games. That surge has helped boost his season-long shooting numbers to a career-best 48.4 percent and 38.6 percent, respectively. With four games of 20 points or more in four of his last five contests, Jackson’s production appears to only be getting more prolific as the season unfolds.

Austin Rivers, LAC: While the impending return of Milos Teodosic will bring some relief, Rivers could be slated for starting point guard duties for the balance of the season now that Patrick Beverley (knee) is sidelined. He’s scored in double digits in nine of the 11 games that Beverley has missed

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