Blake Griffin and Nikola Jokic: Elite Players Who Will Carry Teams in Week 14

Blake Griffin
 DET 91% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Blake Griffin is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #5 while his projection (rest of week 13) rank is #29. When compared to other forwards in week 14, LaMarcus Aldridge (130.8 FP), Kevin Durant (128.1 FP), Paul George (113.8 FP), Jimmy Butler (103.4 FP), and Kawhi Leonard (116.7 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Griffin but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 91% of leagues he is expected to produce 104.9 fantasy points (WK 14). It should be a very good week 14 as he is projected to be the #1 forward. Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

Nikola Jokic
 DEN 92% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among centers for the rest of week 13 is #1, which is better than his market rank of #2. When compared to other centers in week 14, Andre Drummond (125.4 FP), Rudy Gobert (122.7 FP), Jusuf Nurkic (91.4 FP), Joel Embiid (125.1 FP), and Karl-Anthony Towns (115.7 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Jokic but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 92% of leagues he is expected to produce 115.7 fantasy points (WK 14). It should be a very good week 14 as he is projected to be the #1 center.

Devin Booker
 PHO 67% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Devin Booker is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #18 while his projection (rest of week 13) rank is #41. When compared to other guards in week 14, Louis Williams (107.1 FP), Kyle Lowry (105.3 FP), Mike Conley (133 FP), Stephen Curry (119.4 FP), and Jeff Teague (82.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Booker but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 67% of leagues he is expected to produce 80.6 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #29 guard of week 14. He is projected to be better than that (the #5 guard). His per game projected FP average is 36.4 which is better than his actual per game average (28.7). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

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LeBron James
 LAL 34% Start

When compared to other forwards in week 14, Trevor Ariza (25.5 FP), Paul Millsap (83.6 FP), Thaddeus Young (88.4 FP), Serge Ibaka (71.9 FP), and Al-Farouq Aminu (63.5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than James but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 34% of leagues he is expected to produce 59.8 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #46 forward of week 14. He is projected to be better than that (the #16 forward). His per game projected FP average is 47.1 which is better than his actual per game average (39.2).

Darren Collison
 IND 39% Start

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Darren Collison is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #53 while his projection (rest of week 13) rank is #80. When compared to other guards in week 14, J.J. Redick (67.9 FP), Nicolas Batum (88.3 FP), Jeff Teague (82.4 FP), Eric Bledsoe (82 FP), and Reggie Jackson (91.8 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Collison but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 39% of leagues he is expected to produce 65.7 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #46 guard of week 14. He is projected to be better than that (the #17 guard). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

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Bad Fantasy Values for Week 14

Khris Middleton
 MIL 95% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 13 is #10, which is better than his market rank of #14. When compared to other forwards in week 14 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: LaMarcus Aldridge (130.8 FP), Paul Millsap (83.6 FP), Rudy Gay (94.7 FP), Thaddeus Young (88.4 FP), and Danilo Gallinari (105.1 FP). Starting in 95% of leagues he is expected to produce 129.7 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #4 forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #27 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 48.1 short of expectations.

Joel Embiid
 PHI 99% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among centers for the rest of week 13 is #2, which is less than his market rank of #1. When compared to other centers in week 14 these are 4 better options at lower start percentages: Andre Drummond (125.4 FP), Marc Gasol (128.1 FP), Nikola Jokic (128.1 FP), and Deandre Ayton (127.7 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 128.1 fantasy points (WK 14). Owners expect him to be the most productive center of the week, but he is projected to be the #5 center.

Bradley Beal
 WAS 86% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 13 is #5, which is better than his market rank of #7. instead of Beal consider these better options at lower start percentages: Jamal Crawford (48.4 FP), Tony Parker (54 FP), Dwyane Wade (65.2 FP), Kyle Korver (47.2 FP), and Louis Williams (107.1 FP). Starting in 86% of leagues he is expected to produce 96.1 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #16 guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #80 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 54.2 short of expectations. In addition to being projected for fewer FP than normal, he is only playing in 1 games.

Damian Lillard
 POR 97% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among guards for the rest of week 13 is #3. these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Mike Conley (133 FP), Russell Westbrook (149.1 FP), DeMar DeRozan (151.6 FP), Kyrie Irving (147.5 FP), and Kemba Walker (138.9 FP). Starting in 97% of leagues he is expected to produce 151.6 fantasy points (WK 14). Owners expect him to be the most productive guard of the week, but he is projected to be the #9 guard. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 24.8 short of expectations.

Giannis Antetokounmpo
 MIL 98% Start

His market rank based on start percentage among forwards for the rest of week 13 is #1. instead of Antetokounmpo consider these better options at lower start percentages: LaMarcus Aldridge (130.8 FP), Blake Griffin (151.5 FP), and Anthony Davis (141.5 FP). Starting in 98% of leagues he is expected to produce 151.5 fantasy points (WK 14). Owners expect him to be the most productive forward of the week, but he is projected to be the #4 forward. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 21.8 short of expectations.