Atlanta Hawk sophomore Marvin Williams has broken a metacarpal bone and is now out for the first two months of the year.
Two months is a long time to wait for a sleeper. That's like a coma-style sleeper or something.
I'm pretty sure that everyone who drafted him is really mad now. I don't mean that anyone needs to be kicking themselves, or wish that they'd picked someone else. M-Will looked like a pretty good candidate for a sleeper. There's not a lot you can do when someone breaks their hand on October 26th and the season starts Oct 31st.
Pau Gasol is someone you can draft and wait two months (yes, even in Roto leagues). Marvin Williams' 12 and 6 is not something for which you really need to wait. As Fantasy Bull Sports says, leave him on the wire. In Yahoo (and maybe some other sites) you can add him to your Watch List. Then when he starts posting numbers, you can see if it's worth dropping someone else on your team.
The good news is for people who picked Josh Smith in the 2nd round; now he actually might get enough playing time be a 2nd round talent. If you managed to get him in the 3rd or even 4th round, he could be a steal. Y'know, if he just ups his steals just a bit.
One final note: If you really need a Williams in your lineup (I mean, who doesn't?), Shelden Williams will be filling in for Marvin as the Hawks "Williams Sleeper Pick."
And if anything, Hawks fans still have the cheerleaders to look forward to.
(Originally posted on GiveMeTheRock.com)