A number of players—including Cleveland's Anderson Varejao and Dallas' O.J. Mayo—have been pleasant surprises from a fantasy perspective so far. On the flip side, several of the NBA's premier talents were more than a bit disappointing during the first month of the 2012-13 season.
Many can point to injuries as the primary cause for their decline, but some players are simply underperforming this year. Shrewd fantasy owners may be able to "buy low" on those who many consider to be busts at this point, but let the buyer beware: There's no guarantee that these stars will ever reach their preseason expectations.
For the purposes of this article, we'll exclude those players who were injured prior to the season and still have yet to suit up (Andrew Bynum, Amar'e Stoudemire, Eric Gordon and Dirk Nowitzki, among others).
Note: Statistics are accurate as of Dec. 2