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Breaking down the non-scorers

Updated: November 16, 2007, 6:17 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Way back in that 30-team draft I tend to keep referring to, I chose Reggie Evans as one of my selections, with the full knowledge Andre Miller could give him the basketball in the paint and with nobody covering him, he still might not score. Evans is no scorer. He's a rebounder, one of the league's best on a per-minute basis, but he's not going to help the 76ers or your fantasy team in points. I see that every time I watch Philly play, and in a points league in which all the stats (rebounds, assists, points, etc.) culminate in one fancy number, like the one in which I own Evans, he does fine.

However, owning Evans in a standard league with the normal categories means you're taking a hit in points, just like you've been dealing with all these years with Ben Wallace. When Wallace was among the league's top boardmen, while also picking up steals and blocks, you overlooked his lack of scoring prowess. Big Ben scored five points on Thursday night and actually raised his season average. Would I want to own Evans or Wallace in an ESPN head-to-head league? Well, for a night or two. In roto, I can't say it's as critical.

Let's take a look at the players who do warrant some fantasy interest to me, but not when it comes to points.

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