Ok, good peoples of fantasy hoops land, I give you the final post of the hecmanhoops 2012 Fantasy Draft Guide. I give you what you’ve all been waiting for, the 2012 Fantasy Basketball Sleepers! This is a list of by position of guys I’d be looking to grab late for their upside. Will all of these guys pan out? Definitely not. Will most of them pan out? Meh, probably not. Will some of them pan out? Suuurrre. With that said, I’d sooner grab the guys listed below then some stiff who’s been in the league for 5, 6 or more years. With apologies to Stephen Jackson! I also want to point out that some of the guys on this list aren’t the biggest secrets but if they are in this post, it’s just to reinforce that I like their upside. Lastly, I’m not going to be throwing projections out at you because these guys are sleepers, you know, wildcards so what’s the point? Am I right or am I right? Rhetorical! Just hope if you draft them late, they’ll get minutes and do something, if not you can always lose them for a free agent and no major harm done. We cool, Joe? Ok then, Snoopy, let’s get to it!
Jarrett Jack – Yes, I know he’s being drafted and not too far off the radar but he’s here because Stephen Curry is Stephen Curry and, let’s face it, Klay Thompson, as much as I love him, is still young. That leaves combo minutes at the minimum for Jarrett and possibly more. Can you say possible fantasy boon!?
Nate Robinson – He’s in a backcourt with Kirk Hinrich, Richard Hamilton and Marco Belinelli. Need I say more? Must I?
Austin Rivers – Greivis Vasquez (whom I really like) will slide to the two when Eric Gordon gets hurt and Austin should get point guard burn. Wait, Gordon is already hurt? See how smart I am?!
Jerryd Bayless – His upside is limited unless Mike Conley or Tony Allen gets hurt but he should see nice combo minutes.
J.J. Barea – Remember J.J. was a fantasy darling FA pickup last year and the man produces when he gets burn. Luke Ridnour is a bit injury prone and Ricky Rubio isn’t back until December. Oh, and Brandon Roy, hahahahehahahe, make it stop, hahahehahahe. Oh, that’s funny.
Devin Harris – I’m not gonna lie, I don’t love him but he should see combo minutes. Jeff Teague and Lou Williams are your backcourt Huckleberries in Atlanta.
Jamal Crawford – I think he’s gonna be good. Chauncey Billups, I love you, brah, but you old, she pregnant. (Knocked up!)
Randy Foye – I look at Utah’s depth chart and I see Mo Williams. I see Jamal Tinsley. I see Earl Watson. I see Gordon Hayward who will probably play a lot of 3. Do I really need to say more?
Bradley Beal – He’s not off the radar since he was the number 3 overall pick but Jordan Crawford’s presence is scaring away owners a bit. If he slides, feel free to grab him. He was the number 3 overall pick!, said Adam Morrison.
Roddy Beaubois – I’m not a big Darren Collison fan but I’m also not a believer that Roddy can be a big time fantasy point guard either. That said, you could do worse in deep leagues for a late round flyer.
Marco Belinelli – Cheap threes, cheap threes. Oh, and Richard Hamilton gets hurt. Not sure if you noticed.
Harrison Barnes – Certainly not too far off the radar but just a reminder.
James Johnson – Always provides the dirty work fantasy stats. He can even do that in 25ish minutes, if necessary!
C.J. Miles – Should see nice minutes on a bad team. Also, keep an eye on Alonzo Gee as a late flyer. Gee doesn’t get his own blurb. No blurb for you!
Carlos Delfino – Flying low but I could see him getting enough minutes to do some damage in the three point department and, um, your FG.
Chase Budinger – What’s that song called, sky rockets in flight, afternoon delight! Threeeeeeees. Also, Andrei Kirilenko isn’t the most durable of men. But you knew that already. You’re so clever.
Tobias Harris – Just 20 years old, he’s finally looking set to get some burn. There’s only one ball though so temper expectations in the scoring department. We straight, Skippy? Who’s Skippy?
Mike Dunleavy – He do what he do. Threes and what not.
Steve Novak – He do what he do. Threes and what not. Echo!
Jae Crowder – Having a nice camp and could be useful in November. Or maybe not. That’s why they play the games!
Patrick Patterson – I’ve always been a fan but he couldn’t get the minutes. This year I look at Houston’s front court and I see opportunity, said Eminem.
Andray Blatche – Not super high on him but I think he’s in a position to do some damage with the second unit. The man gots talent, y’all!
Thomas Robinson – Will split with Jason Thompson and should be rostered for his upside. Wheeeee!
Carl Landry – Not sure if you’ve heard, Andrew Bogut is hurt … again.
Derrick Williams – Not sure what’s up with the T-Wolves high draft picks and trades for high draft picks. Wesley Johnson, Jonny Flynn, Michael Beasley. Maybe it’s contagious. I hope not!
Trevor Booker – A FA fantasy pickup darling from a year ago. You could do worse late in deep leagues.
Jason Maxiell – He’s starting but his name may as well be Rodney. Not Stuckey!
Jared Sullinger – Deep league guy. Like family guy, funny guy, creepy guy and countless other guy types. Or something like that.
Bryon Mullens – Not off the radar by any means but just a reminder.
Jonas Valuncuinas – Stock is rising. I know, I know, you’ve heard. Blah, blah.
Marcus Camby – Useful for boards and blocks. Like Sam Dalembert! Or Dalem-bear if you’re feeling romantic.
Gustavo Ayon – Hurt now but back in mid-November. Keep your eye on Gustavo. Just one eye is sufficient. I mean, he’s not that good!
Andre Drummond – Raw and can’t shoot the free throw. Let’s see what happens.
Greg Stiemsma – Could help you win blocks in H2H leagues if you’re short in that department. Swat!
Meyers Leonard - Deeeeeeeeep leaguers take note.
Ok, good peoples, that concludes the 2012 hecmanhoops Fantasy Draft Guide. I need some sleep! As a reminder, this year I’m asking you guys (girl!?) to ask your questions in the Comments section of the latest daily post instead of hitting me up on Twitter. That way everyone can see your question and my answer. Help a brutha out!