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In-Season Strategy: Injury Beneficiaries

Nick Whalen

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Nick Whalen takes a look at which players will benefit in the wake of more injuries to Fantasy-relevant players.

Even in an era where more emphasis than ever is placed on player health and rehabilitation, the NBA hasnít been immune to major injuries. At present, the league is without -- among others -- a two-time MVP, a 70-point scorer, and two of the more productive forwards in the Western Conference.

Of course, the rampant injuries have been a nightmare for Fantasy owners, but as key players hit the shelf, opportunities open up for others to step into larger roles. While perhaps itís a bit tactless to suggest anyone truly benefits from an injury, in the cutthroat world of Fantasy basketball, thereís no time to mourn the loss of a major contributor.

Below, weíll take a look at a few of the key injuries around the league and discern which players stand to gain the most, from a production perspective.

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