Noticing Injuries is Key for the Last Month of the NBA Season
Finding key injuries is important in regular Fantasy basketball, but it's even more crucial to find out who's starting and sitting in the Daily game. A lot of times a starting stud will sit out a day or two because of a nagging injury and he just wants to give it some rest. Sure, that doesn't matter much on a regular Fantasy team, but if you happen to be Daily balling on that day, his substitute will be your No. 1 option as his price will likely be very minimal.
Take for example a guy like Brian Roberts who won multiple people a game or two last week. Starters Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez were both inactive for the Nuggets game which meant Roberts was going to be the only starting guard in the Hornets lineup. Sure, maybe you haven't heard of him, but when he's the only guard in the starting lineup, you have to take notice. He proceeded to dominate Daily lineups with 13 points, 18 assists and five rebounds. The little things like that are very key when setting your lineup.
This gets magnified even more late in the season. Whether it's a team that's prepping for the playoffs and doesn't want to risk their star further injury or a team that's already tanking and has no reason to burn a starter out, it opens up playing time for some guys you may have never heard of. There are only a few select teams that are fighting for their actual playoff lives right now with the Lakers being the best example as Kobe Bryant continues to play even with bone spurs.
Finding cheap players that will be getting more minutes because of injury is a good strategy to start with in Daily. Once you fill out all your cheaper players, then you can go on to grab some of the bigger names like LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
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