Fantasy Basketball: Dealing with the word "Indefinitely"

Fantasy Basketball: How to Make Use of Injured Players

11/30/12 in NBA   |   Andrew_Ericksen   |   230 respect

Blog Photo - Fantasy Basketball: Dealing with the word "Indefinitely"Players like Kyrie Irving or Anthony Davis should be treated as healthy players as their return dates are slated for the next month or so, but here are 9 players (the 8 that haven’t played yet along with Bogut) that require a bit more strategizing:
1. Derrick Rose – Out Indefinitely
Possibly out the entire season, Rose is really only worth a roster spot if you have a deep roster and can afford all of the missed games.
2. Andrew Bynum – Out Indefinitely
With a similar situation to Rose, things don’t look great for a Bynum return anytime soon, so only hold on to him only if you can really afford the missed games.
3. Dirk Nowitzki – Out until mid/late December
With the chance of Nowitzki returning before the end of the calendar year, he could be a great guy to trade for if his team’s owner is looking for someone healthy.  Nowitzki was great last year and should have the ability to really help your team’s scoring and percentages when he returns.
4. Danny Granger – Out until February
This one’s really interesting to me, and could really play into a lot of team’s playoff runs.  Currently owned in 61% of yahoo leagues, Granger has seen his fantasy value diminish over the last couple seasons, but Small Forwards are the weakest position in Fantasy Basketball and to have a Small Forward that hits a pair of threes and scores about 17 a night can be quite valuable down the stretch.  Since his injury is rather severe, you can probably get Granger at a pretty low price this year and he’ll almost definitely be able to help during your playoff stretch.
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