Taking A Flier refers to a strategic approach wherein fantasy basketball managers take a calculated risk on acquiring a player with high potential but uncertain value.
Identifying Potential Fliers:
Target players who have shown flashes of potential but have yet to fully establish themselves as consistent fantasy contributors. Look for young players with expanding roles or veterans in new situations where they could thrive.
Identify overlooked players who are flying under the radar but have the skills and opportunity to outperform their draft position. These players may be undervalued due to factors such as injury history, team dynamics, or recent performance trends.
Spread out your flier selections across different positions and player types to minimize risk. By diversifying your investments, you increase the likelihood of hitting on at least one flier while mitigating the impact of potential busts.
Monitoring Preseason Performance:
Pay attention to player performances during preseason games and training camp reports to identify potential breakout candidates or players in line for increased roles. Use this information to assess the viability of fliers and adjust your draft strategy accordingly.
Maintain roster flexibility to accommodate fliers by prioritizing bench spots for potential breakout candidates. This allows you to hold onto fliers without sacrificing roster depth or starting lineup quality.
What Makes High-Risk, High-Reward Draft Strategies Effective in Fantasy Basketball?
Stay proactive throughout the season by monitoring the performance of fliers and adjusting your roster based on their production and role changes. Be prepared to cut ties with underperforming fliers or capitalize on breakout performances by maximizing their trade value.