Fantasy Basketball 2015: Breakout Stars Ready to Be Among the NBA’s Best

October 21st, 2015 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

The best players in the NBA will hope to stay on top for a little longer, but the next generation of stars is always knocking on the door. In fantasy basketball, it's important to get these young players before they explode on the big stage.  

Last season saw the elevation of Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis to the MVP race, while Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard jumped into superstardom. It's not always easy to predict which players will make this type of leap, but there are definitely a number of candidates with this ability.

Here is a look at a few young players ready to take the next step in their careers and who could become extremely valuable sleepers during the 2015-16 season.


Nerlens Noel, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia fans have been trusting the process in rebuilding, and so far the best product of the strategy has been Nerlens Noel. In his first year in the lineup, the forward was dominant at times with 18 double-doubles.

Noel's performance in March—14.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.1 rebounds per game in 17 contests&mda ...

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