Most fantasy-relevant player at each of the five positions who mostly went undrafted

Pascal Siakam is likely to be named Most Improved Player for the 2018-19 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Peter Kudlacz]
Pascal Siakam is likely to be named Most Improved Player for the 2018-19 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Peter Kudlacz]

Pascal Siakam and D.J. Augustin are among those who exceeded preseason expectations.

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With the NBA regular season now over and the first round of the playoffs currently going on, let's take a look at the players who weren't really on fantasy draft radars but became fantasy-relevant over the course of the season. These players may have helped people win their fantasy leagues if they were shrewd enough to add them to their team fairly early in the season. In order to be eligible to be a part of this list, the player must have been drafted in less than 40 percent of CBS Sports fantasy leagues prior to the regular season opener.

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

The five players listed in this article are far from the only ones that exceeded expectations this season in fantasy basketball. Here are some honorable mentions at each position for the 2018-19 fantasy basketball season:

PG - Tomas Satoransky, Derrick Rose, Emmanuel Mudiay, Delon Wright

SG - Marcus Smart, Danny Green, Terrence Ross, Jordan Clarkson

SF - Joe Harris, Jae Crowder, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justise Winslow

PF - Jerami Grant, Dwight Powell, Noah Vonleh, Cedi Osman

C - Bam Adebayo, Mitchell Robinson, JaVale McGee, Thomas Bryant, Dewayne Dedmon, Larry Nance Jr.

While these players were left undrafted in the majority of fantasy leagues for the 2018-19 season, the same may not be said for these players in 2019-20.


PG - D.J. Augustin, Orlando Magic

Receiving his most playing time since the 2011-12 season, Augustin appeared in every game but one this season. He averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 assists. Always an excellent outside shooter, he connected on 1.6 threes per contest and shot 86.6 percent from the charity stripe.


SG - Jeremy Lamb, Charlotte Hornets

In his fourth year with Charlotte, Lamb played his most minutes (28.5) per outing. In 79 games, the 6-5 guard went on to average 15.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Lamb was among the best in the league from the foul line (88.8 percent) and made 115 three-pointers.

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