As you head into your fantasy basketball draft this year, you should go in with one goal in mind: snatching up as many sleepers as possible to give you the best shot at a fantasy championship.
Assuming you don't do anything too crazy in the first few rounds, you're almost guaranteed to get NBA players who will make major contributions to your team.
It's those middle rounds where you make or break a championship contender.
Here, I've highlighted 10 fantasy basketball sleepers for the upcoming 2012-13 season. I've defined a sleeper as someone who's ranked outside of the Top 40 (according to an aggregate of ESPN, Yahoo! Sports/Rotowire and HOOPSWORLD preseason rankings) with the exception of one player who does fall into the Top 40 but should be grabbed at least one round earlier than where he's ranked.
In addition to ranking these sleepers, I've also included a projection of their regular season stats and which round I'd feel comfortable taking each player.
(If you're looking for even more sleepers, check out my recent Top 25 list.)