Fantasy Basketball: Add PF Josh McRoberts Off Waivers

By Adam McGill
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For years not many graduates from Duke have gone on to have successful NBA careers and another player that has fallen into this depressing category has been former Blue Devil, Josh McRoberts.

McRoberts was drafted in the second round, and after a couple miserable stops, has found himself with the Charlotte Bobcats. Well it may have taken five years, but McRoberts is finally putting up some reliable fantasy basketball numbers.

McRoberts has averaged 12.25 points and nine rebounds over the last four contests. JMR has also stolen two passes and blocked one shot per game over this time. He has even shot 18-35 from the field, which is an incredible 51.4 percent. McRoberts has played 35.5 minutes over this four-game stretch and has seen a dramatic increase in his fantasy value since being added to the starting lineup.

The forward may only be averaging 4.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.4 blocks on the year, but the increase in playing time has finally allowed McRoberts to start filling the box score. McRoberts isn’t a threat to score double-digit points every game, but he can provide fantasy owners with a solid amount of boards, blocks and steals for the remainder of the season.

Grab McRoberts off the waiver wire if you need some boards and steals for the last couple weeks of the season because the veteran appears to be staying in the starting-five.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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