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Alex Barutha

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Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.

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FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Domantas Sabonis should be in for increased minutes with Myles Turner sidelined.

NBA Waiver Wire: Week 15 Look-Ahead

NBA Waiver Wire: Week 15 Look-Ahead

Alex Barutha breaks down five players to consider targeting as Week 15 of the fantasy season approaches.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Alex Barutha recommends getting Victor Oladipo into your lineup as the Pacers catch a bad Cavaliers defense on the second night of a back-to-back.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Joel Embiid could be set for a big night if the Pistons are without Andre Drummond (ribs).

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Finally seeing consistent minutes, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging nearly 30 FanDuel points per game over the last eight contests.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Damian Lillard it out tonight -- Alex Barutha on who to target in the Blazers backcourt Friday.

In-Season Strategy: Revisiting the NBA's Standard Scoring System

In-Season Strategy: Revisiting the NBA's Standard Scoring System

Alex Barutha takes a look at how to evaluate players whose values can shift drastically depending on your league's scoring format.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

The Rockets are yet to lose a game with Chris Paul in the lineup this season.

Surprise Players: Oladipo Taking Charge in Indiana

Surprise Players: Oladipo Taking Charge in Indiana

A third of the way into the season, Alex Barutha takes a look at which players have outperformed -- and failed to live up to -- their preseason projections.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

With Evan Fournier sidelined, Elfrid Payton makes for an appealing play at point guard.

Buy-Low Candidates: Target Cauley-Stein, Morris in Trades

Buy-Low Candidates: Target Cauley-Stein, Morris in Trades

Which players could see their fantasy value increase as the season goes on?

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

Both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins make for intriguing frontcourt plays against the banged-up Jazz.

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays

You'll have to pay up, but Alex Barutha recommends riding the hot hand in Russell Westbrook on Friday.

NBA Barometer: Harris, Gordon Off to Hot Starts

NBA Barometer: Harris, Gordon Off to Hot Starts

It's still early in the season, but Alex Barutha is here to break down which key players are already trending in opposite directions.

Video Shorts: What the NBA's New Official Fantasy Scoring System Means

Video Shorts: What the NBA's New Official Fantasy Scoring System Means

RotoWire's Alex Barutha joins Garion Thorne of FNTSY Sports Network to discuss the new official fantasy basketball scoring system, which was introduced earlier this month.

NBA Draft Kit: Training Camp Battles

NBA Draft Kit: Training Camp Battles

With the regular season less than two weeks away, Alex Barutha takes an in-depth look at 10 of the league's most competitive position battles.

Fantasy Basketball 101: How to Play Fantasy Basketball

Fantasy Basketball 101: How to Play Fantasy Basketball

As part of RotoWire's Fantasy Basketball 101 series, Alex Barutha takes you through the process of joining and playing out your first league.

NBA Draft Kit: Predicting Possible Busts

NBA Draft Kit: Predicting Possible Busts

Alex Barutha takes a look at which players could disappoint fantasy owners this season.

NBA Draft Kit: Power Forward Tiers

NBA Draft Kit: Power Forward Tiers

Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin are two of the NBA's best power forwards, but can they stay healthy this season?

NBA Draft Kit: Center Tiers

NBA Draft Kit: Center Tiers

The Center position is stocked with elite talent at the top that could make or break your fantasy season.