As your fantasy basketball drafts come and go, top talent comes off the board and bench depth is crucial to winning in leagues. As you look for matchups and injury help, here are some names to watch in the later rounds of your draft to give you a championship team.
Darren Collison, PG, Indiana - Collison had a fantastic year filling in for Chris Paul last year, and is now the man in Indy.
Mo Williams, PG, Cleveland - With LeBron taking his talents to South Beach, Williams will likely be asked to play a bigger role in the team's scoring.
Eric Gordon, SG, LA Clippers - Having two solid big men on the floor (finally) could open up the floor for Gordon, who had a strong World Championships.
Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, New Orleans - Annually a fantasy enigma, Ariza might finally have a great situation with the Hornets. Could see his scoring jump to 17 ppg, and is always good for steals.
Jeff Green, SF/PF, Oklahoma City - Doesn't get as much national attention as Kevin Durant, but Green's good for 16 ppg and 6-7 rpg.
Luol Deng, SF, Chicago - Very quietly averaged over 17 ppg and 7 rpg last year. His numbers could elevate this year with Carlos Boozer in and out of the lineup.
Michael Beasley, SF/PF, Minnesota - Getting out of Miami may be the best thing for Beasley's career. He's part of a young core group now with the Timberwolves that could open the floor up for him to be more dynamic and get heavier minutes.
Anthony Randolph, PF/C, New York - Playing a secondary role to Amare Stoudemire in the post might help the athletic Randolph explode. Might be good for 2+ blocks per game on top of 15 ppg and 8-10 rpg.
Taj Gibson, PF, Chicago - Especially considering Boozer's season-starting injury and Joakim Noah's history of missing games, a good matchup player.
Al Jefferson, PF/C, Utah - Somehow Jefferson slips through the cracks in a lot of drafts, but he'll likely be asked to replace Boozer's production in Utah this year. Might be this year's Zach Randolph (20/12).
JaVale McGee, C, Washington - An athletic big, McGee could see a big-time spike in his numbers with the additions of Kirk Hinrich and John Wall on the Wizards roster.