Drafting a player who turns out to be a gem can be the difference between a good team and a bad one, as draft day steals are a key part to any successful team fantasy basketball team.
This season has been more predictable than the 2012 lockout shortened one, which has in turn made this year's fantasy basketball a bit more calculable.
A stud player such LeBron James or Kevin Durant will only get owners so far, especially in nine-category leagues. The difference thus far has come via the draft's later rounds, in which knowledgeable owners hold the advantage.
If your season is going well, then chances are you have at least one of the following seven players on your roster.
All statistics are accurate as of December 22nd, 2012