This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.
All of my favorite Fantasy leagues are keeper leagues. And while most Fantasy advice columns include tips that are helpful for managers in keeper leagues, rarely do we keep-o-philes get a column specifically tailored to our needs. Well, that's what we're here for today.
The tips below range from player moves for the near-term to strategies worth remembering for future seasons. If you have any league-specific questions, I usually respond to Twitter inquiries.
Buy Low on Proven Talent (Especially Jimmy Butler)This advice was a little less obvious before last weekend, when Butler put up 46 points, 15 assists, and 11 rebounds over the course of two games. But even if the buy-low window on Butler is closing, the concept demands attention. Butler is 28 years old, and he's been a top-15 Fantasy stud for the past three seasons. Even if his transition to the Timberwolves permanently knocks him down a peg, Butler has proven that he is more talented than what he's currently producing. A slumping player who is 27 or older is frequently perceived as a worse keeper option than he really is. Butler should still have years of top-30 production left in him. Acquiring Butler helps your team win this year and in future seasons.
John Wall, who's been a top-30 player for four seasons and is on an effectively unchanged roster, also applies here. His shooting has been unusually bad so far this season, taking huge hits in his field goal percentage and free