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Fantasy Basketball Point Guard Sleepers & Busts for 2021-22 NBA Season

Jason Schandl
Fantasy basketball sleepers & busts at point guard for 2021-22 drafts, including Derrick White, Marcus Smart, Jalen Suggs & Spencer Dinwiddie.
Fantasy basketball sleepers & busts at point guard for 2021-22 drafts, including Derrick White, Marcus Smart, Jalen Suggs & Spencer Dinwiddie. / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages

It's fantasy basketball draft season, and that has managers scrambling to do all the research they can on fantasy basketball rankings, sleepers and busts to avoid.

The Duel is here to help every step of the way.

Here are our top sleepers and busts at the point guard position for 2021-22 fantasy basketball drafts.

PG Sleepers for Fantasy Basketball

1. Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs

With an average draft position (ADP) of 73.7 on FantasyPros, Derrick White is poised to be a steal this season. White was one of five San Antonio Spurs players with a usage rate of at least 22.0% last year. Three of them (Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge) are gone. White's 22.4% usage rate skyrocketed to a team-high 27.4% in his 165 minutes played with that trio off the court. Look for White to be the focal point of this young Spurs offense.

2. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart doesn't play the prettiest basketball, and that seems to leave him forever underrated as a fantasy producer. He's probably most useful if you're punting field goal percentage (.398 last season, .376 career) , but he contributes pretty well across the board. He upped his scoring last year to a career-best 13.1 points per game on 18.4% usage, also averaging a career-high 5.7 assists. Now the full-time starter at PG, Smart has a real shot to top that again this year. Adding that to his 3.5 boards, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks makes him a great target for peripheral production.

PG Busts for Fantasy Basketball

3. Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

Jalen Suggs is an exciting prospect, but he's not going to get any help in this Orlando Magic rotation. Cole Anthony didn't show a ton as a facilitator in his rookie season (4.1 assists and 2.3 turnovers per game), and asking a 6-foot-4 rookie to create their own shots with little in the way of a supporting cast doesn't often end well. They hype around Suggs as a player may well be warranted, but his ADP of 77.3 is not.

4. Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington Wizards

There's a lot of hope for Spencer Dinwiddie to put up some huge assists numbers with the Washington Wizards, since he's playing alongside the favorite to lead the NBA in scoring in Bradley Beal. There are just way too many red flags to ignore, however. First off, he's returning from a partial ACL tear. And then there's the fact that it's been a long time since we've seen him play with a team this bad. His efficiency has been up lately, but the last time we saw him on a non-playoff team (2017-18) he shot .387 from the field (compared to .427 since then).

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.