Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Season Projections for the Most Popular Picks

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Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Season Projections for the Most Popular Picks
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While drafting well in the early rounds is key to succeeding in fantasy basketball, finding sleepers late in the draft is what defines championship teams.

In the drafts held prior to the lockout-shortened season, owners who scooped up Ricky Rubio, Nicolas Batum or Marcus Thornton were rewarded with high production for a small cost.

Sleepers are crucial to success, but finding the right sleeper can be very difficult.

A player can be considered a sleeper for a variety of reasons, with some of the most common being inexperience, uncertainty due to a past injury or the expected progression of a player that has underachieved in the past.

Elite players such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant are without a doubt the best players on the planet, but in the fantasy universe their contributions can be overcome with a deep and consistent roster.   

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