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

Aaron Hager
Updated November 6, 2019 2.9k votes 306 voters 7.5k views 71 items

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
Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Point guard from Dalzell

Number: 12

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

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

2
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

Number: 13

Teams: Miami Heat

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

3
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added

Number: 23

Teams: Toronto Raptor

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

Number: 2

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

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

5
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard and Point guard from Norcross

Number: 22

Teams: Indiana Pacers

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

6
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Brandon Ingram Small forward from Kinston, North Carolina

Number: 14

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

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

Number: 0

Teams: Boston Celtics

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

8
Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

Number: 22

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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

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

Number: 20

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

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

10
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center / Power forward from Portland

Age: 23

Number: 11

Teams: Indiana Pacers

2019-2020 season projections:
13.6 points per game, 2.6 assists, 9.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks

11
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Guard from Freeport

Number: 24

Teams: Sacramento Kings

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

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

Age: 22

Number: 27

Teams: Denver Nuggets

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

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

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

14
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added

Number: 24

Teams: Chicago Bulls

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

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

Number: 0

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

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

16
Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added

Number: 13

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

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

17
Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
Center from Rochester

Number: 13

Teams: Washington Wizards

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

18
Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

Number: 5

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

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

19
Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

Number: 34

Teams: Chicago Bulls

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

20
Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added

Number: 8

Teams: Washington Wizards

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

21
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Myles Turner

Number: 33

Teams: Indiana Pacers

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

22
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Lonzo Ball

Number: 2

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

2019-2020 season projections:
12.0 points per game, 8.4 assists, 6.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks

23
R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added

Number: 9

Teams: New York Knicks

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

24
Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

Number: 1

Teams: Orlando Magic

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

25
Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020
TRENT13 added Deandre Ayton

Number: 22

Teams: Phoenix Suns

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