The Miami Heat played the first game of what was supposed to be a back-to-back set on Tuesday against the Washington Wizards. With All-Star players Kyle Lowry, Bam Adebayo, and Bradley Beal inactive for this contest, the Heat found a rare opponent that was just as short-handed as themselves.
With eight active players at tip-off, Miami’s game plan needed to revolve around its starting lineup. Thankfully, Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin remained active, contributing mightily to their team’s successful night.
Although Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson led the team in scoring, Butler had the most ridiculous fantasy scoring night for Miami. His 25 points, eight rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, and two blocks made fantasy managers squeal with joy.
Butler finished the night with a perfect nine-of-nine free throw shooting and 50 percent shooting from the field.
The Miami Heat played the first game of a back-to-back against the Washington Wizards. Jimmy Butler finished the night with over 65 fantasy points in a win.
Not only was this stat line stellar for its categorical dominance, but it also amounted to an astonishing 65.1 fantasy points.
Getting back to Herro and Robinson, the pair of guards contributed five triples with 32 points and eight triples with 26 points, respectively. While they provided little else across the board, that level of scoring and shooting is rarely seen amongst teammates.
To round out the night, Omer Yurtseven started at Center and delivered a phenomenal performance. The rookie big man compiled a 10-point-14-rebound double-double in 32 minutes of game time.
Despite connecting on 33 percent of his 12 shots, Yurtseven chipped in three steals to solidify his place on fantasy rosters of all shapes and sizes.
If Yurtseven is still on a waiver wire in 12-team leagues, pick him up! The Miami Heat will still be down a few guys over their next couple of games and though their Wednesday contest against the Spurs was postponed, there is still plenty of opportunity for these other guys to shine.