Revolving door of injuries

Plus: Sneaky stat sources and add/drop options

Updated: January 30, 2014, 3:33 PM ET
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider

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In his weekly Crossover column, Joe Kaiser scours the league and offers his fantasy insight with the help of Insider's team of experts, including Kevin Pelton, Bradford Doolittle, Amin Elhassan, Chad Ford, Tom Haberstroh and David Thorpe. Also included is Joe's injury update chart.

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In case you haven't noticed, we've officially reached that part of the NBA season where it feels like every player is battling some sort of physical ailment. Some are serious and involve a lengthy recovery. Others are more of the "day-to-day" variety. There are the nagging and recurring types like hamstrings. And then there are the ones that blindside us and appear to rise out of thin air.

Generally for fantasy owners, it seems like injuries are everywhere.

Navigating through the various bumps and bruises and overcoming the sudden, out-of-nowhere DNPs like the one Anthony Davis had on Wednesday are just a part of the game. It comes with the territory as a fantasy owner.

With everyone in your league facing the same predicament, it's the ones who know how to react to the injuries -- both when players go down and when they return -- who gain the upper hand.

Here is a closer look at the most relevant injury situations around the league, and a few important things to consider for each case.


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