There's about a month remaining in the NBA's regular season, which means we're arriving at the crucial stage of the fantasy hoops season. It's playoff time. Do you need a late season addition who could prove to be a difference-maker down the stretch?
Late in the season, some marquee players usually take a hit in production. Injuries, a secured playoff spot and wear and tear on the body all inhibit some of the league's top fantasy threats.
This is currently happening with Amar'e Stoudemire (who's out indefinitely), LeBron James (who may have a dislocated finger) and MVP Derrick Rose (who will surely be used cautiously for the remainder of the season due to a lingering groin injury).
Circumstances like these put fantasy owners in a predicament, but the wisest owners are able to overcome these barriers by scouting proper substitutes and inserting them into their lineups.
Which players are peaking in the season's final stages and are potentially available in your league? Who can prove to be the "X-factor" that sparks your team to a fantasy championship?