This is one of the longest list of sleepers I’ve managed to churn out early on this season. There are lots of really nice below average salary guys you can target in your lineups tonight. Last night I was very successful (thanks to Marc Gasol) so hoping to keep that rolling tonight.
G – MARIO CHALMERS
Looks like D-Wade and Norris Cole are out, which will open up the floor a bit for Chalmers.
G – SHABAZZ NAPIER
On the near minimum price side, Napier could benefit with Cole and Wade out.
G – IMAN SHUMPERT
Was real bad the other night in a 1-11 effort so many grinders might stay away. I wouldn’t overpay for him, but he does face off against the 76ers.
G – MO WILLIAMS
If you don’t mind that he won’t play more than 30mins, he’s not a bad option … I just wouldn’t overpay for his services.
G – BRADLEY BEAL
As long as he’s around or under average salary, I think he has value while coming off the bench. Once he breaks into the starting lineup, you might have a day to play him as a sleeper until he becomes fully valued.
F – COREY BREWER
Struggled with his shot a bit last night, but faces an easier test in the Kings tonight. If his value hasn’t ticked up too much, he’s still a good option on a team in need of scorers.
F – TARIK BLACK
If D-How misses another game, he’s a very low-end start, but if he gets a few shots to drop, you could do worse.
F – KOSTAS PAPANIKOLAOU
I like him only if D-How is out, otherwise he’s a little too hot/cold for my tastes …. but against Dallas (who played last night) he’s not a bad option.
F – ANTHONY BENNETT
Very inconsistent, so you’d be rolling the dice. The coach either plays him close to 30 minuets or about 15. When he gets 30 mins, he’s not a bad option, especially at min price. With Thad Young out again, he may be worth the gamble.
F – BORIS DIAW
This is a back-to-back for the Spurs, so you’d be gambling with anyone. It’s possible some of their big stars sit. Diaw has been steady over the last few games and this is a good matchup against the Nets.
C – GORGUI DIENG
Has been pretty consistent the last few games without scoring too much. D-Cousins could get him into foul trouble, but that’s about the only risk if he’s not too expensive.