After a short training camp, the NBA is in it’s 2nd week and is now in full swing. The short preseason has played a huge factor in fantasy owners worst nightmares…INJURIES. Big name fantasy players like Manu Ginobili, Zach Randolph and Eric Gordon have fell victim to the injury bug, creating new opportunities for players across the league.
These sleepers have found playing time early. They are producing for their real teams, and if you are looking for some help in the fantasy game, could produce for yours as well.
Marco Belinelli: New Orleans Hornets ($5,208) – It was just reported that Eric Gordon will miss 2 to 3 weeks with an injured right knee. Belinelli will be the starter in his place and should see nice playing time and fantasy production
Tracy McGrady: Atlanta Hawks ($5,639) – Eventhough he comes off the bench, now that he’s on a playoff contending team, Tracy McGrady has been playing rejuvenated as of late. He has averaged 25 fantasy points in his last 3 games
Devin Harris: Utah Jazz ($5,950) – Though Harris hasn’t played exceptionally well to start the season, he is a very talented point guard that averaged nearly 16 points per game and over 5 assists last year. He is the starter for Utah and look for his fantasy points to go up
Gary Neal: San Antonio Spurs ($6,475) – Manu Ginobili is to miss the next 2 months with a broken left hand, and Gary Neal will replace him in the starting lineup. Neal has a solid overall game and should be very productive with the increase in minutes
Sam Young: Memphis Grizzlies ($4,785) – Zach Randolph will be out of the lineup for 8 weeks, and look for Sam Young to get a big increase in minutes and fantasy production. He has averaged 24.5 fantasy points in his last 2 games
Drew Gooden: Milwaukee Bucks ($6,710) – Andrew Bogut’s been out the last few games for personal reasons and Drew Gooden is the one who’s been benefiting. Bogut will be out a gain tonight, so be sure to consider Gooden for you fantasy basketball team
D.J. White: Charlotte Bobcats ($6,958) – White is a starter for the Bobcats and has been pretty steady since the beginning of the season. He’s not an absolute steal, but a safe pick for fantasy owners. White has averaged 24 fantasy points in his last 3 games
Byron Mullens: Charlotte Bobcats ($4,599) – Mullens doesn’t start for the Bobcats, but is the only true Center on the roster. He’s been getting more and more minutes as the season’s gone on, and has averaged 21.5 fantasy points his last 2 games
Kosta Koufos: Denver Nuggets ($4,785) – Nene has been out with a bruised left foot, and is not expected to be available for tonight’s game. Koufos has been the starter in his place and got his first double-double in the Nuggets last game
Be sure to pick your FanSaloon.com Daily Fantasy Basketball Team and take note that salaries are always updated every Sunday night, so pick these fantasy sleepers while their salaries are still low!