Never get complacent with your fantasy basketball lineups. If you do, someone else in your league stands a greater chance of catching you in the standings. Furthermore, avoiding complacency doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re always making moves.
Free-agent pickups may not be an opportunity to make your team better at a given time, but you won’t know whether or not they will unless you’re paying attention.
Where does your fantasy basketball team need to improve? A long-term approach would be to look ahead at teams’ schedules (from ESPN.com) and stack up on guys with more games in the NBA season’s final weeks, but that’s only if you have a fantasy playoff spot locked up.
There are a handful of short-term options that may help provide a surge to get into the fantasy postseason. These guys have been very productive lately, while providing reason to believe that their minutes may be maintained long enough to be useful in the fantasy basketball realm.
Outside of Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris, all of the following players are owned in fewer than 20 percent of ESPN.com fantasy leagues. Feel free to pursue widely-available (9.9 percent owned) blocks specialist Jermaine O’Neal, as well.