The only thing that can be expected of a fantasy basketball draft is that it won’t go as expected. You could have a star unexpectedly slip to you or your sleepers get taken before you’re ready to take them off the board.
They’re your sleepers, after all—what right does some other drafter have to take your sleepers?
As it turns out, if your opponents have their eye on Ricky Rubio in the 10th round and you take him in the ninth, they could have the same gripe as you might.
So let’s add some names to the sleeper pool: Guys who, on average, are drafted after the top 100 players on ESPN.com are likely taken to be bench players on a fantasy basketball team in a 10-team league.
The following 10 players fit that description but could be starter-worthy candidates in 2013. They’re ranked in reverse order of their respective draft positions, meaning the highest-ranked guy should be available at the latest point in your draft.