We’re only a quarter of the way through this shortened NBA season, and the common theme we are seeing every week is INJURIES! Eventhough injuries are keep us from picking some of our favorite NBA stars everyday, they are opening the door to picking very affordable fantasy sleepers. Here is a list of a few fantasy basketball sleepers you should consider for the week to come.
Raja Bell: Utah Jazz ($3,542) – It’s always good to find those real cheap starters on solid teams. Bell starts for the Jazz and has averaged 14 fantasy points over his last 6 games
Ronnie Brewer: Chicago Bulls ($4,984) – Luol Deng is out 2 weeks with a torn ligament in his hand, insert Ronnie Brewer into the starting lineup. Brewer got 39 fantasy points his first game as a starter, expect more of that with Deng on the bench.
Leandro Barbosa: Toronto Raptors ($6,262) – Though he doesn’t start, Barbosa has been playing extremely well the last 3 weeks. Coming off the bench, Barbosa has averaged 23 fantasy points in his last 9 games.
Tayshaun Prince: Detroit Pistons ($6,538) – Prince averaged 28 fantasy points in his last 5 games before he had to tend to some family matters. Be sure to scoop him up when he gets back into the Pistons lineup.
Shawn Marion: Dallas Mavericks ($7,770) – Dirk Nowitzki has a sore right knee and will be sitting out the next couple games. Shawn Marion has been on a tear as of late trying to fill the void. Marion is averaging 31 fantasy points over his last 5 games.
Kevin Garnett: Boston Celtics ($8,089) – The Celtics have been struggling with Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen both sidelined with injuries. Garnett has been picking up some of the slack, averaging 37 fantasy points in his last 2 games.
Marcus Camby: Portland Trailblazers ($6,276) – After coming back from an injury, Camby is looking youthful out there. He is averaging 30 fantasy points his last 2 games.
Joakim Noah: Chicago Bulls ($6,895) - The Bulls is another team struggling with injuries, and they’ve looked to their center to help makeup for some of their losses. Noah has averaged 27 fantasy points over his last 4 games.
Samuel Dalembert: Houston Rockets ($7,515) – I had to put Samuel Dalembert on here again because he’s just been a beast as of late. Dalembert is averaging 30 fantasy points over his last 8 games.
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!