2010 Fantasy Basketball Value Options for Blocks

Oct 14, 2010



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Just because you can’t secure Dwight Howard, it doesn’t mean that your a lost cause in the blocks category. Here are some value players to help you win that category.
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Brendan Haywood, Dallas Mavericks
Haywood had 158 blocks in 77 games last year after missing all but six games in 2008-09. His minutes and rebounds went down following his trade to Dallas, but the blocks remained virtually unchanged. 
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Chris Andersen, Denver Nuggets
The Birdman is a specialist. He doesn’t score much or even hit the boards very hard (6.4 rpg last year), but he is an eraser. He averaged 1.9 blocks per game last year, a year after averaging 2.5. He’s recovering from knee surgery so it may be best to hold off on him for a bit.
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Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers
Hibbert battled inconsistency last year, but when he was on, he was really on. Look for the big man to continue to develop this year.
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Emeka Okafor, New Orleans Hornets
He’s not quite the player he used to be, and isn’t nearly the fantasy commodity, but he’s still good for 1.6+ blocks per game. Throw in a good field goal percentage and a bunch of rebounds, and you have a solid big man.
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Joel Anthony, Miami Heat
Yes, the Heat do have players outside of Miami Thrice. Anthony is merely a shot blocking specialist at this point, but is the perfect remedy if that’s where you’re lacking.
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Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
Gibson averaged 1.3 blocks per game, and gets an early season lift with Carlos Boozer sidelined. 
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Other possibilities:
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder 
Hasheem Thabeet, Memphis Grizzlies
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons 
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Also check out:

  • 2010 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Point Guards
  • 2010 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Shooting Guards
  • 2010-11 Fantasy Small Forward Rankings
  • 2010-11 Fantasy Power Forward Rankings
  • 2010-11 Fantasy Center Rankings
  • Value Three-Pointer Options
  • Value Steals Options
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