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Fantasy Basketball Week 14: Who’s hot and who’s not from Sunday’s slate, plus Monday DFS advice


Week 15 will begin Monday with a four-game main slate. Sunday’s 11-game lineup featured some impressive performances, and more are sure to follow in the contests set to start between 7 and 9 p.m. ET. We’ve identified one under-the-radar DFS play who could thrive on Monday, but we’ll review some of the best and worst performances from Week 14’s conclusion before highlighting that individual. 

Who’s hot

Tatum’s shooting has been suspect this season, but the Celtics forward lit up the Wizards on Sunday with his pest performance of the campaign. He tallied 51 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. While Tatum’s shooting a career-low 32.4 percent from deep, he converted nine of his 14 attempts from range against Washington to snap his streak of 20 consecutive missed 3-pointers. The 23-year-old seems poised for a big Week 15 with matchups against the Kings and Hawks on the horizon.

Butler did everything for the Heat in their latest win against the Lakers. The two-way wing broke LeBron James’s franchise record by recording his 10th career triple-double with Miami. Butler racked up 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in the contest. He could carry a heavier workload than usual later this week if Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro miss their third consecutive games against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Memphis hasn’t had its second-leading scorer in its previous three games, and Morant has picked up the scoring slack during Desmond Bane’s absence. The Grizzlies point guard has averaged 35.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 8.7 assists over his previous three games. His production is sure to drop off once his backcourt partner returns to the lineup from health and safety protocols. Still, his top-tier efficiency as a high-volume shooter made him a better asset than usual in Week 14.

Who’s not

Anthony’s sophomore season has been a revelation, but Jalen Suggs‘ return has lowered his ceiling significantly. The Magic point guard is averaging 18 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.8 assists on the year, but all three stats have dropped since mid-January. Anthony’s averaged 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game on 32.3 percent shooting. Suggs has averaged 34 minutes per game over his last three outings and seems likely to limit Anthony’s production for the foreseeable future.

DFS target

Johnson’s 19-game streak as a double-digit scorer ended last Monday, but the Suns‘ stretch four has a chance to light it up against the Jazz on Monday. Jae Crowder has been ruled out with a wrist injury, and Johnson has thrived when his team’s usual starter isn’t available. Johnson’s averaged 17.8 points and 5.5 rebounds through six contests without Crowder and can provide a ton of value in Monday’s four-game slate.

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