Fantasy Basketball Week 13: Wednesday’s who’s hot, who’s not, and a DFS bargain play for Thursday

he usual fantasy basketball studs dominated Wednesday’s nine-game slate for the most part. James Harden thrived in his return from his one-game absence and was joined by LeBron James and Jayson Tatum among the cream of the crop. The Spurs’ Dejounte Murray stole the show with a personal record-setting night, though. We’ve chosen to highlight a trio of Wednesday’s top performers, update you on recent duds, and look ahead to one of Thursday’s most desirable DFS plays ahead of the five-game slate.

On Wednesday, Murray scored a career-high 32 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists against the Rockets. The Spurs point guard is still stuffing the stat sheet in the new year. In January, he’s averaging 24.8 points, 9.8 assists, and 7.4 rebounds. Murray’s tallied three double-doubles through five 2022 contests. He’s a serious threat to finish the year as a top fantasy point guard.

The NBA’s top bench scorer is still dominating off the pine. Miami has won three straight games without Jimmy Butler, and Herro has averaged 23.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game during the Heat’s hot streak. He racked up 21 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists in Wednesday’s victory against the Hawks. Herro’s averaged 20.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in 14 appearances without Butler in the lineup this season.

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