This off-season PG Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers has been flying up fantasy basketball draft charts and seems like a frontrunner for Rookie of the Year. Besides MCW, though, there are other point guards in this draft class. Mainly, PG Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz.
During his two-year tenure at Michigan, Burke was an absolute superstar. He scored 18.6 points per game last season and shot an impressive 48.3% from the field. He showed that he is truly a natural scorer and has the ability to average over 15 points a game in the pros.
However, the rookie has become a great sleeper due to a finger injury and a rather disappointing performance in the NBA summer league. Burke underwent surgery to repair the broken right index finger and will be out several weeks. The time on the shelf has unfortunately caused his value to plummet this season.
Ironically, the fact that he will automatically be out the first couple weeks has caused his sleeper value to go up because many owners have completely steered clear of the first-year point guard this fall. Just because he will be out for a bit, though, doesn’t mean he won’t have value. He will instantly bolster Utah’s offense upon his return and will walk right into the starting lineup.
Burke will be back before you know it, so don’t discount the rookie this year. He will prove to be an outstanding value pick and will be an ideal third point guard by the time the playoffs come around. If there is one-guard to stash away for a rainy day, it is Trey Burke.