This article is part of our NBA Waiver Wire series.
It all happens so fast. There are 17 days left in the NBA regular season. Many head-to-head leagues will appoint their champions this week. Another Fantasy season nears its end.
But it's not over yet. And with every addition to the growing OFS – out for the season – list, the waiver wire adds a new wrinkle. Each of the following names were marked OFS just over the past week: Tim Hardaway Jr, Kelly Oubre, Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague, Wendell Carter, Chandler Hutchison.
And that doesn't include the dozen or so players who had already received the designation, nor does it include players like Nikola Mirotic, who may miss the rest of the regular season but expect to return during the playoffs.
If, by some miraculous fortune, your team has not been impacted by the growing list of the infirmed, then that only increases the chances that your opponents have been impacted. Even if you don't necessarily need a replacement, you might be able to harm your opponent by snatching someone before they can.
Finally, a few generic reminders: Prioritize fit and needs above overall production (if you're not competing in assists, then don't pick up D.J. Augustin). If your league permits streaming, you probably should (this week the best streaming teams are the Jazz, Grizzlies, Blazers, Suns and Thunder). As we near the end of the season, your roster's "undroppable" list should shrink – with so few games remaining, you should be