Specialists can spark late rise up fantasy basketball standings
It's March and that means madness. The term doesn't just apply to the various amateur tournaments, but also the professional ranks -- certainly in the fantasy realm. What makes it so "mad"? Because in times like these it makes perfect sense to drop a quality starter for a role player.
It's a vital time for fantasy owners to put aside their baseball preparations to size up their place in rotisserie basketball leagues. It's the stretch run and you need to shake up the roster to climb the standings. Owners must determine the categories that they can sacrifice and those where they can gain ground and act accordingly.
For instance, if you find yourself 200 assists behind the next guy and 100 ahead of the team behind you, you're probably going to finish where you currently rank regardless of your best efforts. On the other hand, if you find yourself in a pack of teams with similar three-point marks, you'd be wise to shed someone like Darren Collison (4.8 apg and 0.6 3PTM) or even Jrue Holiday (6.3 apg and 1.0 3PTM) for a player like Anthony Morrow (3.0 3PTM in five games since the All-Star break). Such a move will improve your three-point totals by 30-50 three-pointers between now and the end of the season.
I'll leave it to you to find the most volatile categories for your teams. The following are the players in each category who will help you gain the precious points you need.
Samardo Samuels -- Averaging 7.6 rebounds since moving into the Cavs starting five.