Is there anything more exciting than talking about fantasy sleepers? There’s nothing quite like when you hit on one your late-round picks that turns out to be a difference maker in your fantasy basketball league. Let’s dive into the options this season and discuss five players to consider during your 2020-21 fantasy drafts.
Mason Plumlee, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons were already set to be one of the worst teams in the league this season and their offseason didn’t exactly change any minds. They’ve undergone a mini-rebuild already, although they do still return two veterans from last year’s squad in Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. Oddly enough, they also signed veteran Jerami Grant away from Denver, who now figures to take on a prominent role with the team.
Another veteran addition was Plumlee, who was a teammate of Grant’s last season with the Nuggets. Plumlee was stuck in a limited role behind Nikola Jokic, averaging just 17 minutes a game. Still, even with such limited playing time, he averaged 7.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.6 blocks per contest. He shot a lofty 61.5 percent from the field.
Plumlee enters this season as the likely starter at center over first-round-pick Isaiah Stewart and journeyman Jahlil Okafor. Even if he doesn’t play normal starter’s minutes, Plumlee should at least see a significant boost in playing time, compared to last season. For his career, he’s averaged 10.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across games in which he