The big man down low makes a huge difference. The reigning MVP (The Joker), happens to be a center and he is helping to reshape the stigma around the 5. Who do we have as sleeper centers for your DFS lineups? Here are the 5 best center sleepers to draft in fantasy NBA this season. You never know, they could be the money-making difference in your SuperDraft lineups!
Our Top Picks for Fantasy Center Sleepers
Robert Williams, Boston Celtics
His strong rebounding, blocking, and FG% make him a solid pickup. Entering his fourth year, Williams’ has just signed an extension with the Celtics and solidified himself as a starter in the Boston Rotation. Barring injuries, he should be in shape for better-than-his-average career numbers. To date, he’s averaging only 14.7 minutes, 5.7 points, 72% FG, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. Assuming he is in the 20-ish minute range, you can find great value in a low-floor high ceiling starter like Williams.
Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans
Entering his 11th NBA season, Valanciunas is a tenured veteran on an exciting young pelicans team. Throughout his career, he’s averaged 25.6 minutes, 12.9 points. 56.6% FG, 9.2 rebounds, and 1 block. Very solid numbers however, we’re expecting even better in his 2021 campaign with the Pels. He’s a very talented center joining a young core. His leadership should undoubtedly play a part in the development of some of it’s younger stars making him a high-minute, high-impact player.
Richaun Holmes, Sacramento Kings
Richaun is entering his 7th NBA season and his 3rd with the Kings. Throughout his first 6 years he’s averaged, 20.7 minutes, 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks. After signing a 4-year extension this offseason we can expect Holmes to post similar if not better number than his previous campaign. You can be confident drafting homes routinely in your daily fantasy basketball lineups.
Christian Wood, Houston Rockets
Christian Wood begins his 2nd year with the Rockets in the 21 campaign. To date, he’s averaging 20.5 minutes, 12.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and .8 blocks. Not overly impressive, however, Wood has been known to take a step back to hit a 3pointer, something not a lot of centers can say. With a full season from KPJ and the addition of Jalen Green, Wood’s offensive numbers may be up for question, but they will not have hugely deteriorated. With the right matchup, this UNLV alum may make a big difference in your fantasy basketball lineups.
Jaren Jackson Jr, Memphis Grizzlies
Entering his 4th season, Jackson is a Memphis veteran at this point. With career averages of 26.9 minutes, 15.4 points, 48% FG, and 1.5 blocks. Considering last year he only participated in 11 games due to injury, he looked good while on the court. If he continues at his same 11-game-pace from last year, he should be top 40 in production numbers. This is obviously HUGE in your SuperDraft lineup for a mid-to-high multiplier type guy. Jackson, like Wood, in a good matchup, will be a high-impact player for you.