October 5, 2019, 7:01 pm

Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2019: NBA sleepers, breakouts and busts from simulation that warned about Zach Randolph

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Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2019: NBA sleepers, breakouts and busts from simulation that warned about Zach Randolph

With the 2019-20 NBA time period coming quickly and Fantasy basketball drafts beingness scheduled crosswise the country, distinguishing possible 2019 Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts is precedence No. 1 for Fantasy basketball owners. It's been a feverish offtime period with superstars like Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard among the many stars who have denatured teams this summer. Meanwhile, dynamical rookies like Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett will look to make their contact and second-year studs like Luka Doncic, Trae Young and DeAndre Ayton will all look to take the next step in their immature careers. But where will those players rank in the 2019 Fantasy basketball rankings and what players mightiness astonishment both good and bad in the 2019-20 time period? Be sure to bank check out the Fantasy basketball rankings 2019 from the proved computing machine exemplary at SportsLine earlier your upcoming drafts.

Just last year, the SportsLine Projection Model identified Zach Randolph as one of its busts to avoid in the 2018-19 time period, predicting he'd finish behind reserves like Ivan Rabb (5.6 ppg in 17-18) and Luke Kornet (6.7 ppg in 17-18) despite having averaged 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds the time period prior. The results? Randolph was traded from the Kings to the Mavericks and then released, never playing in a game last time period. Anybody who faded Randolph avoided a big headache in their Fantasy basketball league.

This exemplary is backed by the same team that powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. And that same group is sharing its 2019 Fantasy Football basketball and cheat sheets over at SportsLine, helping you find Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts long earlier your competition. Their cheat sheets, available for leagues on many major sites, are updated multiple times every day. Any time an injury occurs or there's a change on a depth chart, the team at SportsLine updates its rankings.

The exemplary takes factors such as player history, schedule, injuries and matchups into account to create the most unbiased 2019 Fantasy basketball rankings possible. Now the exemplary has zeroed in on the 2019-20 NBA time period, ranked every player, and found the top sleepers, breakouts and busts.

One of the 2019 Fantasy basketball sleepers the exemplary is extremely high on: Hawks point guard Trae Young. The former Oklahoma star finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to Luka Doncic a time period ago by averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 assists per game to finish as the No. 12 point guard in Fantasy basketball.

However, Young picked up his game considerably after the NBA All-Star Game last time period and that improvement is a big reason why the exemplary is forecasting major improvement in 2019-20. Young increased his shooting percentage from 40.6 to 44.2 and saw his 3-point percentage jump from 31.2 to 34.8 from earlier the All-Star break to after. 

That led to a ppg increase of 16.9 to 24.7 while he also went from averaging 7.6 assists to 9.2 assists. That's why the exemplary ranks him as its No. 5 point guard for the 2019-20 time period. Young is beingness drafted in the third round on average but the exemplary expects him to outperform second-round picks at point guard like Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons.

One of the 2019 Fantasy basketball busts the exemplary has identified is Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball. The former No. 2 overall pick was traded from the Lakers to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis trade this offtime period. Many are projecting that a more prominent role in the offense may lead to an uptick in offensive production, which is why his 2019 Fantasy basketball ADP is 59.50 in CBS Sports leagues.

However, Ball's limitations as a shooter certainly cap his upside. Ball has a career effective field-goal percentage of .461 which is well below the league average of .524. He rarely gets to the foul line (1.2 attempts per game for his career) and shoots it miserably when he gets there (41.7 percent) and he's a career 31.5 percent shooter from beyond the arc. That's why the exemplary ranks him behind eighth-round options like Goran Dragic and Dennis Schroder, despite the fact that Ball is going in the fifth round on average.

SportsLine's 2019 Fantasy basketball cheat sheets also have a stunning prediction for Pelicans forward Zion Williamson who was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Knowing what value you can get out of the most exciting superstar to enter the league since LeBron James could be the difference between winning and losing your league.

So what's the exact value of every NBA player in the 2019 Fantasy basketball rankings? And where should Zion Williamson be in your Fantasy basketball rankings? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy basketball cheat sheets from the proved exemplary that powered all three Fantasy sites and find out.

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