Anybody can get off to a hot start in fantasy basketball. Don’t be fooled, though. A couple of stat-stuffing games don’t mean you should make the mistake of wasting a waiver-wire pickup on a player who won’t be able to keep it up.
Rushing to snatch up a player like Mike Dunleavy or Vince Carter, as thousands of you have already done, is the surest way to tank your fantasy season. Before you know it, you’ll have left these guys in your lineup for a week, hoping they’ll rediscover the fluky form they showed in the season’s first handful of games. And guess what? They never will.
That’s how you kill a fantasy season.
Before we get to the list of scalding early-season starters you must ignore, there are a couple of guidelines to touch on.
First, all of the guys we’ll discuss are probably still largely available on your league’s waiver wire. But second, they’re being added like crazy in Yahoo! and ESPN fantasy leagues. They’re all within the top 25 “most added” over the past couple of days.
So before you go crazy and throw away your ever-so-valuable waiver priority on one of these guys, let us save you the trouble.
Here are 10 hot starters who are bound to cool off.