The NBA season is here and that also means that it is time for fantasy basketball to reign supreme as the football season ends and the basketball one begins, we will be switching our focus to helping you beat all those work colleagues who think they know everything about the NBA.
Fantasy Basketball Sleepers
Fantasy basketball is a bit of a beast as you have to constantly be up to date on your team and really stay on top of players and injuries or else you can get burned for a full week at a time. Fantasy basketball is a much more detailed process than a football league but they are both just as fun and with our advice, you’ll be a leader in your league in no time. In this article, we are going to check out some of the top fantasy basketball sleepers for you to pick up and win with.
PJ Washington- Small Forward/Power Forward- Charlotte Hornets
At one point last season, it looked like PJ Washington was going to win the Rookie of the Year. Despite slowing down considerably in the second half of the season, Washington is a stud who is still developing and should only get better this year. His current ADP is 121 which is a prime spot for you to come in and swoop him to potentially stash on your bench for the first few weeks to see how he is playing. Washington averaged over 12 points and 5 rebounds last season and with Lamelo Ball and Gordon Hayward entering the action, this should be a plus for Washington.
Markelle Fultz – Point Guard- Orlando Magic
Before you go jumping down my throat with this one, just hear me out. Markelle Fultz has certainly been a bust and has underperformed in the NBA but it also seems like he was a guy that needed some time to develop and that is exactly what he’s done in Orlando. Last season, he averaged over 12 points and 5 assists while playing less than 30 minutes. With DJ Agustin gone this year, Fultz will be the primary guard for the Magic and those minutes will increase. His ADP is 109 which is a good spot for a second backup at a lucrative position.
Josh Hart – Shooting Guard/Small Forward – New Orleans Pelicans
BUY, BUY, BUY! Josh Hart is going to have a career year, I just feel it. He was a valuable piece that was traded to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade and Hart had a great season last year with 10 points and over 6 rebounds per game. Hart fits perfectly into a Stan Van Gundy system and what is crazy is that his ADP is in the 200s this year despite finishing top 125 in fantasy last season.
Julius Randle – Center – New York Knicks
Randle is by no means the dominating center we thought he’d be coming out of college but with an ADP in the 60’s, he is a very good backup fantasy center after performing well last season. Randle was the 13th ranked forward/center in fantasy scoring last season and he is a guy that can ride your bench but be plugged in when you need him.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com