NBA Draft Kit: Super-Sleepers To Target in Deep Leagues
NBA Draft Kit: Super-Sleepers To Target in Deep Leagues

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

You've read all of the sleeper articles, but yet you want more. You're feeling particularly reckless, or maybe your league is just really really deep. Well, that's what we're here for. 

"Super sleepers" are players going undrafted in 12-team leagues – and, sometimes, undrafted in leagues much deeper than that.

Players are listed in the order I'd recommend drafting them. Since readers of this article will come from leagues of a wide variety of sizes, I've made sure to include descriptions of some very deep options. As a result, the "other suggestions" are inserted throughout the article to make it clear how I would rank them.

Landry Shamet, Clippers

Why does Shamet even qualify for this list? An ADP of 191? What are we doing here, people? As of my last update, I have him ranked 133 on my big board – that's draftable in a 10-team league. Yet he's going undrafted in some 14-team leagues. Shamet is expected to start for the Clippers. They have a strong backcourt, so he may not see a full 30 minutes per game, but he doesn't need 30 minutes to be rosterable.

After getting traded to the Clippers in February, he averaged 10.7 points, 2.7 threes, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists with just 0.8 turnovers. That was in 27.8 minutes per game, and I expect Shamet to play more this year. He's only 22 years old, showed steady improvement through his rookie season, and the Clippers' staff and players have gone out

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball and was a nominee for the 2016 FSWA Newcomer of the Year Award. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living outside Boston.
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