NBA Draft Kit: Late-Round Sleepers to Target

NBA Draft Kit: Late-Round Sleepers to Target

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

There are few things more fun in fantasy sports than discussing sleepers. The term sleeper might not mean what it used to because it's difficult to find players now that people don't know about at all considering the increased amount of fantasy content. 

In today's world, a sleeper is more like someone who is being undervalued and selected too late in drafts. With that in mind, here are five sleepers to consider targeting on draft day based on their current Yahoo ADP figures.

Jakob Poeltl, San Antonio Spurs (Yahoo ADP 97)

The Spurs gave Poeltl a chance to start over the second half of last season and he took advantage of the opportunity. Across 51 games in that role, he averaged 9.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks over 29 minutes a game. While he shot an impressive 62.5% from the field as a starter, he only shot 55.3% from the free-throw line.

It sounds weird to say it, but the Spurs are rebuilding. With few attractive options at center, Poeltl should start and play around 30 minutes per night again. An argument can be made for selecting him ahead of Mitchell Robinson (Yahoo ADP 78), who continues to battle with injuries. He could even be more appealing than Brook Lopez (87) and Andre Drummond (89), especially considering Drummond will serve as a backup for the 76ers as long as Joel Embiid is healthy.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Pelicans (Yahoo ADP 121)

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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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