Early 2019-20 Fantasy Sleepers
Early 2019-20 Fantasy Sleepers

Every season, a variety of players get selected too late in fantasy drafts. Usually it's due to lack of name recognition, an injury the previous year, or stats that just don't jump off the page. Identifying those players heading into a draft can give you a leg up on the competition. If you know who they are, you can likely get a discount on them. Don't wait too long though, or they'll get snatched up.

Buddy Hield, Kings

Hardcore NBA fans and fantasy owners should understand who Hield is, but it doesn't feel like his accomplishments have sunk into the general NBA sphere yet. He quietly averaged 20.7 points last season, notably drilling 3.4 threes per contest. Combine that with a quality field-goal percentage (45.8), solid rebounding (5.0) and acceptable passing (2.5), and you've got a great fantasy asset.

Robert Covington, Timberwolves

Covington, one of the league's elite three-and-D role players, is perennially slept on. He missed much of last season due to injury, but once he was traded to Minnesota, he averaged 14.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 threes, 2.3 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.1 blocks in 34.7 minutes. He figures to secure a similar role in 2019-20.

Jeff Teague, Timberwolves

With Jimmy Butler out of Minnesota after 10 games last season, Teague was given more ballhandling responsibilities. That resulted in him averaging a career-high 8.2 assists. The Wolves didn't add any high-usage players in the offseason, so Teague figures to continue being the main initiator of

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Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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