Points in the Paint

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The Sleeper Awakes

Posted by Erik on November 22, 2007

Pardon the Warcraft allusion, but I feel it was the best way to set the tone for this post.

He may not be a crypt fiend, but with the way things are looking up for Andre Blatche, he’s definitely a potential fantasy monster that has awakened.

Finally! Andre Blatche has gotten the opportunity to show a flash of brilliance, bright enough to merit giving him a serious look. I couldn’t jump the gun after his MONSTER game yesterday, because I was a bit wary, due to his mediocre averages until that point, but a monster game it was indeed! 26 points, 12-14 from the feild, 8 boards, a block and a three!!! Now, with Brendan Haywood’s sprained ankle, the floodgates have opened and Andre can now prove how much of a fantasy monster he can be! It’s confirmed that Gilbert Arenas is out for 3 months and the Wizards may be looking for a hero to come out from the woodwork – at this point, from anywhere! – to help share the scoring burden left on Antawn and Caron.

His game proved he’s capable of scoring when the ball gets to him, but it wasn’t his scoring that had him on most managers’ watchlists. He was there for his “D” numbers. Hopefully, the Wizards will keep feeding this monster more and more minutes as his proud fantasy owners revel in his evolution!

If he’s on your waiver wires folks, dive for that mouse and grab him!

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3 Responses to “The Sleeper Awakes”

  1. I’m with you on Blatche. I play in daily fantasy basketball contests and he is offering huge value right now. I can buy him for only 15 points and he is averaging around 30 fantasy points a game.

    Keep up the good work on finding these under valued players!

  2. Erik said

    Thanks. I always keep an eye out for diamonds in the rough. 🙂

  3. Another diamond in the rough might be Juan Carlos Navarro from Memphis. He’s starting to avg about 30 minutes a game since 11/16/07 and is putting up some nice numbers.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3637

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