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Dear RotoRob: Should I Shoot For J.R.?

December 28, 2007 | By James Morris | comment on this post
Corey Brewer is a good long-term prospect.
Believe it or not, Corey Brewer, left, is the same height as Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)


I have a fantasy basketball question for you. I am in a 10-team, eight-category rotisserie keeper league with 15-man rosters. We start nine players daily. My question is if I should drop Corey Brewer for J.R. Smith as I am wondering who will be the more valuable player in a keeper league? Also, who helps me the most in the stat areas that I am struggling in?
Here is my current roster:
PG – Steve Nash, Raymond Felton, Mike Conley Jr.
SG – Ben Gordon, Ricky Davis, Bonzi Wells
SF – Josh Howard, Marquis Daniels, Corey Brewer
PF – Chris Bosh, Charlie Villanueva, Sean May
C – Emeka Okafor, Andrea Bargnani, Greg Oden

Here are my current standings in the league (fifth place):

Points – sixth
Rebounds – sixth
Assists – fourth
Blocks – Tied for eighth
Steals – seventh
FG% – 10th
FT% – fifth
3PM – third
Any help would be appreciated.



I’d easily give Brewer the long-term edge over Smith. Smith can’t seem to find his way into the Nuggets’ lineup and looks to be dead weight.

Anderson Varejao is a better bet than Villaneuva. Outside of that, I think you have a pretty good keeper team. I mean I like Ike Diogu more than Daniels, but being a writer for the Pacers too, I see Diogu as their sixth man and Daniels going back to being a 10-to-15 minute guy. I’d say you are weak at PF depth, but Okafor is really a PF with Oden hopefully taking over your C spot for years to come.

But, the first sign that I see Oden’s micro-fracture not healing right, I’d see if I can deal him before his value goes to nil.

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