Struggling teams, trades may reveal second-half fantasy stars
The All-Star break is always a good time for fantasy owners to take a deep breath and examine players who might help their teams without the pressure of the daily grind of games where players might have breakout performances. Especially in a season where a normal Thursday-night doubleheader has turned into five or six games, three days to reflect on what to do in the second half of the season should be a welcome break for fantasy managers.
Sometimes there's just not enough talent on a team to make things work. Washington, Charlotte and Cleveland are three places where that statement could not be more true. In response, all three teams have been shifting their rotations as the season progresses to try to find talent hidden somewhere on their respective rosters.
While Thompson may have value before any trade takes place (and then less if a trade doesn't happen), the next three guys have a much higher potential for fantasy impact, but only if a trade actually does happen.