10 fantasy tips for the second half

Want to win your league? Here's a checklist for success

Updated: July 17, 2014, 4:34 PM ET
By Todd Zola | Special to ESPN.com

Wrigley FieldRon Vesely/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesThe dogs days of summer can be pretty hard on fantasy owners too.

While many refer to the post-All-Star-break portion of the season as the second half, most teams are about 10 games past the midpoint. So it's time to get serious. With offense in decline, fantasy league scoring is closer than ever. This year, every point counts. Your margin of error is shrinking with each passing week.