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Centers of Attention: Tanking Could Impact Fantasy Value

Mike Barner

Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. He currently focuses on the NBA. Before RotoWire, Mike wrote for

There are only seven weeks left in the NBA regular season. Some teams are making a push to either get into the playoffs or improve their seeding, but others have nothing left to play for other than a high pick in the draft. As a result, the time for tanking has begun.
Many of the worst teams in the league have shifted to giving their young players more playing time down the stretch, leaving some prominent fantasy options at center with murky situations to close out the year.

Here are some players in that very predicament, with breakdowns on what impact it could have on their value.

Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies season has been marred by injuries to key players, the most devastating of ended Mike Conley’s season after just 12 games. Tyreke Evans has stepped up in his absence, but the Grizzlies just don’t have enough depth on the roster to be competitive.

Already among the bottom eight teams in the league, the Grizzlies deci

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