Week 13 of the 2021-22 season is here. Monday’s NBA slate will feature seven games, and tip-off times will range from 7 to 10 p.m. ET. Some of Sunday’s top performers will hit the hardwood again on Monday and could build on this weekend’s success. We’ll review some of Week 12’s best and worst fantasy assets here and look ahead at who could benefit fantasy managers in Week 13.
Kuzma’s hot streak reached new heights on Sunday. The Washington Wizards forward scored 22 points and brought down a career-high 22 rebounds against the Orlando Magic. He’s now cracked 20 points in seven consecutive games and notched a double-double in seven of his last 10 games. While the return of Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant could cut into Kuzma’s production, his consistency has been impressive.
The Lakers‘ superstar had a fantastic Week 12. James averaged 32.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists over three games. He’s flourished as his team’s starting center during Anthony Davis’s absence. His season average of 28.9 points per game is the highest it’s been since 2009, and he’ll likely continue carrying the Lakers on offense while Davis is out and his teammates struggle to score efficiently.
Simons is coming off arguably the best week of his pro career. The Portland Trail Blazers guard led his team to a victory against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday by scoring a game-high 31 points. He averaged 29 points and 6.8 assists per game in four Week 12 contests while making 23 threes on 51 percent shooting. He’ll keep the keys to the offense while Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are sidelined.
SGA was trending up ahead of the new year but has struggled early in 2022. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard has gotten worse with each performance and is averaging 13.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists on 27.5 percent shooting through three January outings. He’s bound to turn things around, but Week 13 matchups against the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, and Cleveland Cavaliers probably won’t be great for his production.
Horford has had a hard time contributing since returning from health and safety protocols in late December. The Boston Celtics big man is averaging just 5.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in January. He’s only shot 34.6 percent in 2022. While Robert Williams hasn’t been an overly impressive scorer, he’s been the more productive fantasy player by a wide margin. It’s hard to see Horford becoming more involved in the offense any time soon.
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Cody Zeller’s back in action, but he shouldn’t slow down Nurkic’s recent dominance. The Trail Blazers’ starting center has notched four consecutive double-doubles since returning from health and safety protocols. He’s averaging 15.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game in 2022 and was one assist shy of a triple-double in his last outing. Brooklyn’s given up a double-double to the opposition’s starting center in three straight games. Nurkic could return plenty of value on DraftKings and FanDuel as a mid-tier play.
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“The Human Torch” is back in action. Since returning from a lengthy spell in health and safety protocols, the Orlando Magic’s sixth man has been heating up on offense. The coaching staff has given him the green light to fire at will, and he’s producing desirable results. Ross’s 2022 averages of 22.2 points and 4.8 rebounds will be tough to sustain, but he’s well worth adding for a boost in Week 13.