5 Fantasy-relevant NBA players at midway point who mostly went undrafted

Pascal Siakam has been one of the main catalysts to Toronto's excellent start. [Image Source: Flickr | James Anderson]
Pascal Siakam has been one of the main catalysts to Toronto's excellent start. [Image Source: Flickr | James Anderson]

Derrick Rose and Pascal Siakam are among those who have exceeded preseason expectations.

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With many fantasy basketball leagues reaching the halfway mark after Sunday’s games, it’s time to look at the players who were mostly overlooked come the draft but have put up numbers worthy of being on a fantasy roster. In order to be eligible to make the list, the player must have been drafted in less than 40 percent of CBS Sports fantasy leagues prior to the regular season opener.

The team consists of one player per position (PG, SG, SF, PF, and C). For those eligible at two positions, they are included at the position they have played most this season according to Basketball-Reference.

Some honourable mentions include guards Emmanuel Mudiay (Knicks), Jordan Clarkson (Cavaliers), and Joe Harris (Nets), forwards Nemanja Bjelica (Kings), Noah Vonleh (Knicks), and Justise Winslow (Heat), and centres Javale McGee (Lakers) and Larry Nance Jr. (Cavaliers).

1

PG - Derrick Rose, Timberwolves

Vintage "D-Rose" has been on display fairly often this season. His 18.9 scoring average is his highest since the 2011-12 season. He has also improved his three-point shot substantially, connecting on 1.5 per game at a 46.2 percent clip.

2

SG - Jeremy Lamb, Hornets

The 26-year-old Lamb has become a full-time starter for the first time in his career and is averaging career-bests in scoring (15.3), rebounds (5.6), steals (1.1), and threes made per game (1.4).

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