The Miami Heat played three games in Week 13 and finished with a 2-1 record. When a team plays fewer than four games in a week, it is difficult to extract significant fantasy value from the majority of that team’s players.
The Heat, however, have some of the hottest players in fantasy basketball right now in Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Omer Yurtseven. Let’s take a look at the value they provided fantasy managers in Week 13.
Strangely, Yurtseven led the team in total eight-category value, per Basketball Monster. On the back of 17.3 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, an impressive 3.7 assists per game, and 76.7 percent shooting from the field, Yurtseven produced the 61st best value in the week.
Herro placed just a few spots behind Yurt. Leading the team in scoring for the week at 20.3 points per game, Herro cashed in a top-65 week for total value as well.
Despite playing a three-game week, the Miami Heat had three of the hottest fantasy basketball players coming into Week 13. Let’s see how they fared.
Butler, who only played in two games during the week, ranked 110th in total value. On a per-game basis, Butler ranked inside the top-15.
This goes to show that a phenomenal player is only as good as the minutes they play in any given week of fantasy basketball. While Butler’s value will remain sky-high, a risk of him continuously missing more games might limit his fantasy ceiling.
Caleb Martin played well off the bench in Week 13. He finished the week with a top-75 value, which was mostly thanks to his increased steals and field goal percentage numbers.
Kyle Lowry was the only other Heat player inside the top-100 this week. The floor general brought his usual high assists, steals, and free throw percentage but struggled to score the ball.
Managers need to make sure he is rostered and firmly placed in starting lineups from here until the fantasy playoffs. Other than Adebayo’s return, the majority of the Heat’s fringe players, such as Gabe Vincent and Max Strus, can probably be dropped.
Even the incredibly surprising Yurtseven can be dropped after a DNP-CD on Monday.
The Heat have a four-game week in Week 14. Their key players (Butler, Adebayo, Lowry, Herro, and Martin) should be in line for massive fantasy-relevant weeks.
If anyone was frustrated and dropped any of these players, make sure they are on your roster going into the final stretch of the fantasy season!