Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Toney Douglas and PGs to Keep on Your Radar

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 23, 2011

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Fantasy football leagues are starting to come to a conclusion, which means it's time for fantasy basketball to get underway.

Fantasy basketball isn't nearly as popular as football leagues, but there has been a growing interest in the last few years.

Many leagues draft within the next day or so before the season kicks off on Christmas.

Much like in football, there are plenty of sleepers to keep an eye on around the NBA.

Here are some point guards worth a look in the later rounds of your draft.


Toney Douglas, New York

Now that Chauncey Billups is out at New York, Douglas will be taking over at the starting point-guard spot on the team.

Douglas played well in his limited role a season ago. He averaged just over 10 points per game and managed three assists.

Now, as a starter, if he continues to build off that play he could be a consistent 15-point and five-assist type of player.


Leandro Barbosa, Toronto

Barbosa was a guy people had an eye on as a young talent, with elite potential in his early years.

Now, those expectations are gone, but he still has the ability to be a good sleeper pick for your fantasy team.

Barbosa will have the opportunity to take the starting spot at some point in the season. Off the bench, he should still be able to get good production from the three-point range.

Barbosa is a guy to look to as a pure scorer. He should be able to get somewhere around 15 points per game.


John Wall, Washington

John Wall let a bunch of owners down a season ago, but not due to fault of his own.

Wall was battling injuries much of the season which left him limited in production his rookie year.

Now that he is fully healthy and has had a year to get accustomed to the NBA scene, he is ready to make a big impact on the court.

He averaged 16.6 points per game last season with all the nagging injuries. That could surpass the 20-point mark this year.


Kyrie Irving, Cleveland

If there are any rookies worth taking in your fantasy draft, Kyrie Irving needs to be at the top of the list.

The college sensation will be a risk, but it's one that could pay off huge.

There is no player in the league who will be given as much freedom to play as Irving. The Cavaliers are rebuilding around the first-overall pick.

We will see what he's got this year.