Welcome back! We are only a couple of weeks away from tipping off the regular season. Have you gotten any fantasy leagues yet? Jump over to Dynasty Sports Empires leagues and draft your team! In my previous article, I went over tips and strategies to use during the start of your fantasy season. In this article, I’m going to go over how you will attack the middle of the season to put you into a position to get into the playoffs.
Once you get in the thick of the season, you will have teams that start to fade away. The owners likely are slowly giving up hope and could sell at a discount. The important thing to check with these teams are players that are injured. Trading for an injured high upside player back before the season ends will be your first thing to inquire about. If your ability to move a position you are deep at to stash this high upside injured player will put you in a great position for your playoff push.
You need to look over your roster and see if you have 1 or 2 players that are expendable to toss back into waivers. At this point in the season, you will identify the teams that bleed fantasy points to specific positions. A couple of examples from last season were playing Centers vs. the Nets, PGs vs. the Blazers, and guards against the Warriors and Cavs. Identify these black eyes, and look at your waivers to see if any players go up against these teams at some point during the week. It’s a great strategy to have 1 or 2 players to stream players to capitalize on matchups.
Finally, a couple of small tips to keep an eye on will be to check league transactions daily. You do this because owners often get frustrated with good players that are cold and will drop them. The same thing goes with players that get injured. That player may only be out 1 week, but owners can get lazy and not look into the severity. Which leads to making sure you keep your IR spots filled. You are essentially getting extra bench spots by using it. Basketball, like Baseball, rewards owners that grind out the season. It’s not like football, where you only check a couple of times a week. Take 5 minutes in the morning and 30 min before tip-off to check everything, and you will be rewarded in the end.
Thank you for reading! And don’t forget to check out dynasty sports empires dynasty leagues as they are filling up quick! Feel free to hit me up with any questions or talk sports in general on my Twitter. I also do DFS full time, so jump onto my Twitter for access to that.
If you have questions regarding the specifics as far as players to target, feel free to follow me on Twitter @mikealby