2013 Fantasy Basketball Sleeper: PF Carlos Boozer
Every single fantasy basketball season Chicago Bulls PF Carlos Boozer is undervalued, and every single fantasy season Boozer puts up strikingly similar numbers. The former Duke standout has now shockingly averaged at least 15 points and 8.5 rebounds over his last ten seasons. Those are some of the most consistent numbers in fantasy from the power forward position and should not be overlooked this fall.
Boozer is falling all the way down to 19 overall among other power forwards and is just one spot above the walking knee brace that has become Amar’e Stoudemire. This is insulting considering that Boozer played in 79 games last season and was second on the team in points (16.2) and second in rebounds (9.8). There is no doubt the team will be different with the return of PG Derrick Rose, but the attention the point guard draws in the paint will help Boozer get easier buckets underneath.
Like most mid-round power forwards, Boozer doesn’t rack up blocks or add three-pointers. However, the pure consistency of his point and rebound totals are worth the drop off in these other categories. Boozer can be drafted as a backup forward in all formats this year and will once again be a solid producer. He will be good for double-digit points on a nightly basis and will easily grab between 6-8 boards per contest.