NBA Draft Kit: Undervalued Players
NBA Draft Kit: Undervalued Players

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

There's value to be had in every fantasy draft. Some players seem to always be selected later than they should be, usually due to a lack of name recognition or numbers that don't pop off the page.

Identifying those players before your draft could help you bolster your team in the mid-to-late rounds. Grab enough of them at the right opportunities and it could help you win your league.

Tyreke Evans, Pacers
Evans had a resurgent season as the primary offensive focus beside Marc Gasol for the injury-riddled Grizzlies last season. He played only 52 games, himself, but most of those missed contests came late in the season during a clear tanking effort. Fantasy owners could be rightly concerned with Evans' injury history – he's averaging 58.3 games played per year – and the fact that he's joining a team already led by a ball-dominant player in Victor Oladipo.

But Evans still projects to be one of Indiana's top options on offense and he's had a high statistical floor throughout his career, not to mention his improving three-point shot. Of Evans' nine NBA seasons, he's seen at least 28 minutes in eight of them. In those eight seasons, his lows are 14.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.5 APG and 1.1 STL. He also knocked down a career-high 2.2 threes per game last year. While he'll likely come off the bench, Evans' ability to play three positions should also keep him in the mix for extra usage if the Pacers

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Alex Barutha
Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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