When filling out your roster it's all about finding guys that will have plenty of opportunity. When you reach the double digit rounds, look for players that will have a defined role on the team, and should see significant minutes. Here are a couple players at each position that I believe will be important pieces for their team's rotation, but aren't being drafted as such.
- Steven Adams(ADP 147)- Now on the Pelicans, Adams will be the starting center for a talented team looking to compete for a playoff spot this season. He is one of the toughest center's in the league and will be asked to bang around down-low grabbing boards and blocking shots. While Zion is a legit PF, he is unlikely to be asked to matchup with opposing seven-footers, leaving a big opportunity for Adams.
- Al Horford(ADP 148)- OKC seems to get the most out of their players, and could be the perfect spot for Horford to get back into All-Star form. While his short time with the 76ers didn't go as planned, he actually had a decent season from a fantasy perspective. Horford will likely be the second scoring option behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and the two will have to work well together in order for the Thunder to have success this season. A great option for drafts where you decide to fade early Bigs, and are looking for solid players at the position later on.
- Evan Fournier(ADP 105)- The 28 year old veteran should be the starting SG for the Magic team that made the playoffs last season. Fournier has a knack for scoring and put up a career high 18.5 PPG last season. With his only real competition for playing time being Terrence Ross, Fournier should have plenty of opportunity this season. While he's not a flashy pick, he should be a big part of the Magic offensive game plan.
- Jordan Clarkson(ADP 134)- Clarkson should see heavy minutes off the bench as his versatility allows him to play both guard positions. Veteran players like Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, and Bojan Bogdanovic are expected to be rested for some games giving Clarkson even more value from a best ball standpoint. I expect Clarkson to see a good amount of minutes at the PG position along side Donovan Mitchell, especially when the Jazz are in need of offense, giving him plenty of value at his current ADP.
- Duncan Robinson(ADP 118)- Robinson burst onto the scene for the Heat last season averaging 13.5 PPG and 44.6 3PT%. His efficiency scoring the ball will be his main source of fantasy points, and he will need to keep scoring in order to stay relevant. Tyler Herro and FA signing Avery Bradley will also be competing for minutes, but after last season the young wing could be an important part of the Heat roster going forward.
- Sekou Doumbouya(ADP 181) Svi Mykhailiuk(ADP 183)- A two for one deep sleeper here, as I view them as a coin flip to dominate the SG minutes for the Pistons. Both have shown flashes of their abilities mixed in with inconsistent play. The Pistons are likely in a rebuild year, and both have a real opportunity to prove they have what it takes to be rotational players in the NBA. At their current ADP's they are worth taking a chance on in the final rounds as one of, if not both of them will be starting and playing big minutes this season.