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

Updated November 6, 2019 4.4k votes 322 voters 7.8k views71 items

List RulesVote 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
    114
    27

    Ja Morant

    Point guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

    TeamsMemphis 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
    114
    40

    Number13

    TeamsMiami 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
    94
    28

    Fred VanVleet

    Point guard

    Number23

    TeamsToronto Raptor

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

  • 4
    Brandon Ingram
    88
    27

    Brandon Ingram

    Small forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    Number14

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

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

  • 5
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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

  • 6
    Malcolm Brogdon
    91
    31

    Malcolm Brogdon

    Shooting guard, Point guard

    BirthplaceNorcross, Georgia

    Number22

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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

  • 7
    Jayson Tatum
    77
    28

    Jayson Tatum

    Small forward

    Number0

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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

  • 8
    Domantas Sabonis
    72
    30

    Domantas Sabonis

    Center, Power forward

    Age23

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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

  • 9
    Jamal Murray
    64
    25

    Jamal Murray

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age22

    Number27

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

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

  • 10
    Caris LeVert
    78
    40

    Caris LeVert

    Small forward

    Number22

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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

  • 11
    Mitchell Robinson

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

  • 12
    Miles Bridges
    57
    25

    Miles Bridges

    Small forward

    Number0

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

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

  • 13
    Buddy Hield
    67
    37

    Buddy Hield

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceFreeport, Bahamas

    Number24

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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

  • 14
    John Collins
    81
    51

    John Collins

    Power forward

    Number20

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

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

  • 15
    Jaren Jackson Jr.
    52
    24

    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Power forward, Center

    Number13

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

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

  • 16
    Dejounte Murray
    60
    34

    Dejounte Murray

    Point guard

    Number5

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

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

  • 17
    Rui Hachimura
    51
    25

    Rui Hachimura

    Power forward

    BirthplaceToyama, Japan

    Number8

    TeamsWashington Wizards

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

  • 18
    Wendell Carter Jr.

    Number34

    TeamsChicago Bulls

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

  • 19
    Myles Turner
    48
    22

    Myles Turner

    Center

    Number33

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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

  • 20
    Lauri Markkanen
    75
    51

    Lauri Markkanen

    Power forward

    Number24

    TeamsChicago Bulls

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

  • 21
    Deandre Ayton
    45
    24

    Deandre Ayton

    Center

    Number22

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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

  • 22
    Thomas Bryant
    64
    44

    Number13

    TeamsWashington Wizards

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

  • 23
    Lonzo Ball
    42
    21

    Lonzo Ball

    Point Guard

    Number2

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

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

  • 24
    Khris Middleton
    40
    18

    Khris Middleton

    Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Number32

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    2019-2020 season projections:
    18.7 points per game, 4.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.2 blocks

  • 25
    R.J. Barrett
    50
    30

    R.J. Barrett

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number9

    TeamsNew York Knicks

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