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The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020  

Aaron Hager
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List Rules Vote up players who could be surprise fantasy basketball stars.

The best fantasy basketball sleepers can be the picks in any draft that could make or break your season. Everyone wants to take a superstar in the first round with names like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Stephen Curry all getting selected quickly. But the style of the NBA allows many players to put up impressive stats on the same team, which is huge for fantasy. 

So take a look at all the fantasy basketball sleepers who are flying under the radar in many drafts, whether you're playing daily fantasy or season long. These players may not be contending for an All-Star spot, but they will likely have great numbers to provide huge value for the draft spot they’re getting picked at. 

Vote up for the top players you think are being overlooked when it comes to fantasy basketball and the players you think will put up stats no one is predicting. Vote below to help decide which talented players are the best of all the NBA fantasy sleepers heading into the 2019-2020 season!

And if you're also in a fantasy football league, check out our list of the best fantasy football sleepers this year.

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1
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard, Point guard

2019-2020 season projections:
15.6 points per game, 5.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.2 blocks

2
Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Point guard

2019-2020 season projections:
14.9 points per game, 6.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks

3
Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Point guard

2019-2020 season projections:
9.7 points per game, 3.5 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks

4
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Point guard

2019-2020 season projections:
12.7 points per game, 4.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.6 blocks

5
Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center

2019-2020 season projections:
11.8 points per game, 2.0 assists, 7.8 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.5 blocks

6
Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
12.9 points per game, 1.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks

7
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Small forward

2019-2020 season projections:
19.7 points per game, 2.3 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks

8
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Point guard

2019-2020 season projections:
11.0 points per game, 4.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.3 blocks

9
Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center

2019-2020 season projections:
14.3 points per game, 1.8 assists, 8.6 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 1.3 blocks

10
Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Small forward

2019-2020 season projections:
17.6 points per game, 4.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks

11
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Brandon Ingram Small forward

2019-2020 season projections:
13.2 points per game, 2.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks

12
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
18.5 points per game, 1.4 assists, 9.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 0.7 blocks

13
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center

2019-2020 season projections:
8.3 points per game, 2.0 assists, 6.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.0 blocks

14
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Point guard, Shooting guard

2019-2020 season projections:
19.9 points per game, 5.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks

15
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Small forward

2019-2020 season projections:
12.8 points per game, 1.7 assists, 5.9 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks

16
R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Shooting guard

2019-2020 season projections:
16.0 points per game, 3.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks

17
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Shooting guard

2019-2020 season projections:
21.3 points per game, 2.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.4 blocks

18
John Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
20.6 points per game, 2.2 assists, 10.9 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.9 blocks

19
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Myles Turner Center

2019-2020 season projections:
13.4 points per game, 1.5 assists, 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 2.4 blocks

20
Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center

2019-2020 season projections:
10.5 points per game, 0.7 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 3.1 blocks

21
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
18.5 points per game, 1.2 assists, 9.4 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.2 blocks

22
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Power forward, Center

2019-2020 season projections:
17.3 points per game, 1.4 assists, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.8 blocks

23
Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
10.7 points per game, 1.2 assists, 6.1 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 1.5 blocks

24
Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Deandre Ayton Center

2019-2020 season projections:
19.7 points per game, 1.9 assists, 10.8 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 1.0 blocks

25
Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Taurean Prince Small forward, Power forward

2019-2020 season projections:
13.5 points per game, 2.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks