The 2013-2014 season is few weeks ahead and the anticipation levels are now increased. Except for all the star buzz, the blockbuster trades and movements, whose results everyone is expecting to see, there are some fantasy sleepers that will be intriguing choices this season for fantasy owners. Let’s break down some of the best fantasy sleepers for the upcoming season.
Wilson Chandler is projected to be a terrific fantasy selection and he is one the top fantasy sleepers for the 2013-2014 season. Danilo Gallinari is out with a knee injury and he is not expected to return any time soon. Chandler will take over as the starting small forward for the Denver Nuggets and he is expected to see big minutes. The 26-year old forward definitely has the talent to make the difference in Denver and fill in for the injured Gallinari. Chandler averaged 13.0 points per contest to go along with 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assist in 2012-2013. However, his minutes were limited to just 25.1 per game. Now, as he will have a much bigger role in the rotation, all of his production stats are expected to see a raise. Chandler started just 8 times last season and the differential in his numbers was significant. During the games in which he started, he averaged 19 points, six rebounds and 1.4 steals. As long as he maintains his good health and shape, he will have the opportunity to record similar performances and maybe even better.
Beverly might be the definition of an underrated player. At the age of 25, he has just one season of experience in the NBA and with the Houston Rockets. Last season, he backed up Jeremy Lin and he averaged 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Of course, those numbers don’t make jaws drop. However, Beverly showcased his wide skillset and set the tone for an even better season to come in 2013-2014. Although he will not take over as the starting point guard for the Rockets, he might see more minutes this season. Playing with a better team, he will have the opportunity to improve his numbers. He is a terrific three-point shooter –last season he averaged 37.5 percent from three-point range – and also a great defender. He is considered as a good selection amongst the fantasy sleepers.
Many analysts state that Eric Bledsoe is a sleeping All-Star. This season will tell if he can meet those high expectations. No matter the result, Bledsoe is definitely a fantasy sleeper. He will most probably start alongside Goran Dragic and he is projected to be dominant. In fact, Bledsoe can emerge as the leader of the Phoenix Suns and lead in many stat categories, like points, assists and steals. The “mini LeBron” as many people call him will finally have the chance to start and to be one of the team’s major weapons on offense, after playing behind Chris Paul for two consecutive seasons.