The 2008-2009 NBA season is moving into December and by now roster managers are looking for that perfect sleeper player that none of the other managers have discovered yet. If you play the salary cap fantasy basketball games such as The Sporting News Ultimate Hoops or the NBA Stock Exchange, where the prices of the players are based on the supply and demand of players being traded, then these players are ones to consider. If you play the other fantasy basketball games, these players might be ones that you will want to snatch from the free agents list or make a trade with your opponent if the right opportunity comes along. Many of the fantasy basketball sleepers on this list have already been discovered by many fantasy basketball managers, but they are still ones you should consider.
Spencer Hawes, Center, Sacramento Kings – This fantasy basketball sleeper has discovered by most managers. He has been very dependable even with the return of Brad Miller to the lineup. His minutes have stayed up as well as his production. As the season moves into December, Spencer Hawes should be on your roster especially in the Salary Cap leagues.
Wilson Chandler, Forward, New York Knicks – Wilson Chandler has been a starter on the Knicks roster as power forward and been one of the steady producers for fantasy owners so far during this NBA season. He should continue to be a very inexpensive option as he provides points, rebounds, and three-point shooting. He’ll also throw in some steals and occasional blocks, too. If his production continues, Wilson Chandler is the fantasy player that should make owners happy.
Ramon Sessions, Forward, Milwaukee Bucks – Sessions has been filling in for the injured Michael Redd and doing a relatively good job. His fantasy sleeper value may decline when Redd returns but he may still hold some value as a reserve off the bench. Just keep an eye out for Redd’s return to the Milwaukee Bucks line-up while you use Ramon Sessions.
Eric Gordon, Guard, Los Angeles Clippers – With the departure of Cuttino Mobley to the Knicks, NBA guard Eric Gordon has gotten time as a starter. In his last two games since starting, he’s scored in double digits and has averaged 4 steals per game per stats provided by sports.yahoo.com . Now is the time to take advantage of his production as a fantasy basketball sleeper.
D. J. Augustin, D.J., Guard, Charlotte Bobcats – The rookie has been playing well as a starter despite some turnovers while filling in for starter Jason Richardson as reported on CBS Sports website, www.sportsline.com. Although Richardson may be back soon, D. J. Augustin is a sleeper to watch as a reserve coming off the bench.
Trevor Ariza, Forward, Los Angeles Lakers – The Lakers forward has been getting some decent minutes and providing great fantasy points for the astute He is good defensive player and averages about two steals per game. Given his generally good all-around performance, Trevor Ariza should be considered as another potential fantasy basketball sleeper for your roster.
Andrea Bargnani, Forward/Center, Toronto Raptors – Bargnani according to CBS Sports, www.sportsline.com could be eligible at all positions. Currently, he is starting and has been playing very hot as of late with his scoring and rebounding. You should consider Andrea Bargnani as one of your fantasy basketball sleepers.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Forward/Milwaukee Bucks – This fantasy basketball sleeper with the tongue-twisting name has proven to be a bright spot on the fantasy rosters. He has been a strong defensive player and can score points on occasion to round out his fantasy sleeper value. Don’t sleep on Mbah a Moute even if you can’t quite pronounce his name.
Mario Chalmers, Guard, Miami Heat – Mario Chalmers’ greatest value as a fantasy basketball player may not be as a scorer but he does provide assists and steals as stated on the CBS Sports website. He’ll give you an occasional game scoring in double figures and still represents a good option asa fantasy basketball sleeper.
Anthony Morrow, Guard, GoldenState Warriors – Anthony Morrow came on strong during several games as a starter providing double-figure scoring. However, due to Coach Nelson’s continual adjustments to the line-up and the acquisition of Jamal Crawford, Morrow’s value has diminished lately. However, given his great skills, he should be monitored when the opportunity arises as a reserve player. (www.sportsline.com)