From starters to sleepers. Forwards throughout the league are impact players on their teams and in your dfs lineups. When you’re considering a sleeper, you expect a low-floor/high-ceiling player. We’ve got the best fantasy basketball sleeper forwards for the 21-22 NBA season. These guys may sneak under the radar and create ripples throughout your dfs tournaments. On SuperDraft they may feature higher multipliers, perfect to take down any of our NBA contests.
Our top 5 Fantasy Forward Sleepers Picks
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
Barnes was a consistent and reliable fantasy scorer in the 20/21 campaign. A role that will not likely change. Entering his 10th season he’s averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and .7 steals. Barnes has plenty of experience to lean on in the upcoming season. Expect similar numbers from a consistent scorer.
Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors
His second season with Golden State should prove to be as lucrative from a fantasy perspective as his first. His efficiency increased last season and assuming he can carry those numbers over, he will continue to be a solid fantasy player. Additionally, his defense got better. In his 8 year career he has averaged 19.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1 steal. His FG and 3PT %’s were career numbers in 20. Don’t sleep on Wiggins.
PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets
Washington’s upside lies in his 3-point shooting and his defensive abilities. An excellent defender, he will find himself playing a significant role in the Hornets lineup despite Charlotte beefing up in the offseason. For quick reference, PJ has a career average of 12.6 points, 6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, with a 44.7% FG and 38.1% 3PT. Every single stat increased in 2020. If he continues on this short trend in his junior season, he will be a great sleeper for your SuperDraft lineups.
Kyle Anderson, Memphis Grizzlies
If Steady-Eddy was a real person, it might be Kyle Anderson. Nothing about this guy will particularly blow you away unless you’re looking at his consistency. Ignoring a down 2019 campaign, 3 of his last 4 seasons have had an average of within 2.5 across blocks, steals, assists, rebounds, and points. It’s worth noting his best scoring year was in 2020 when he averaged 12.4 points per game. Steady-Eddy will definitely be worth considering all year.
John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
Collins is on a beefy Atlanta Hawks team but that shouldn’t dissuade you from considering him. His innate scoring ability and low turnover numbers as a forward make him an integral part of their offense and one that will be called on early and often. Throughout his first 4 years in the NBA he has averaged 16.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, with .6 steals and 1 block. Keep in mind he shot 55.6% FG and 39.9% 3PT in 2020. I don’t think his fantasy point value will decrease this year. I will be rostering Collins frequently.