2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 14 Weekly Planner

by Bill Yin

Welcome to the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 14 Weekly Planner!

As a nice little follow-up bit of news to my planner last week, Portland Trail Blazers’ superstar Damian Lillard has decided to undergo surgery with a recovery time of 6-8 weeks at best. Brian Windhorst claims that the surgery isn’t to be season-ending, but it’s hard to envision Lillard returning to a team whose record will almost certainly not be good enough to contend for a play-in spot. Anfernee Simons is the no-brainer pick-up, but he’s likely gone in your leagues.

The Memphis Grizzlies are sizzling, grabbing a W in each of their last 10 games, as the battle for the number one seed in both conferences continues to drag on.

Klay Thompson has returned, and so have your weekly planners! Let’s dive into the 2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 14 Weekly Planner, where you’ll find options for streaming, pickups, and teams to target and avoid.

2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Week 14 Weekly Planner

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Pickup of the Week

Nic Claxton, C, Brooklyn Nets

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Nic Claxton’s minutes have slowly been trending up as he continues to establish himself as the best rim protector on the Nets. These minutes have been inversely correlated with those of Lamarcus Aldridge, who only recently returned from health and safety protocols. Aldridge is old and is dealing with a lingering foot issue.

Claxton is trending up in a hurry, posting averages across his last 10 games of 12 points, six boards, with one steal and 1.6 blocks a game. He’s also shooting 68% from the field and 70% from the line in 26 minutes per game. If his minutes are to stay, his per-36 numbers of 15 points, 9 rebounds, with a steal, and two blocks could be good for mid-round value should he keep getting playing time. His playing time certainly looks decent, as he’s become a great pick ‘n’ roll partner with superstar teammate James Harden; he essentially operates as Harden’s new version of Clint Capela on this Brooklyn squad.


Team to Target

Boston Celtics

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It feels a bit early to say, but it seems like the Boston Celtics probably won’t be making too much noise this season. They’ll probably grab the play-in spot in the East,  but they’re having a lackluster season due to obvious roster issues. They’re suffering from a lack of quality playmaking, excessive iso possessions, rookie head coach, and a questionable fit between their two stars.

But they can turn it around in Week 14. They’ll be running into a very juicy schedule with a four-game slate featuring the Pelicans (24th in defensive rating), the Hornets (28th), the Trail Blazers (29th), and the Wizards (22nd). It’s going to be an important week for them to grab some easy wins on the schedule. While they don’t offer the best streaming upside, there are some decent options like Payton Pritchard, Josh Richardson, or even Enes Freedom who should grab some more touches should Marcus Smart miss time with his thigh injury.

Team to Avoid

Houston Rockets

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With one of the three two-game slates during Week 14, the Rockets are particularly ill-suited for streaming due to a worse schedule than the other two teams with only two games. In Week 14, they’ll be going up against the second seed Golden State Warriors and the third seed Utah Jazz. The Jazz will be expecting Rudy Gobert back from quarantine soon, and it looks like two brutal Ls are on the horizon for the retooling Rockets.

On a side note, the Rockets are dead last in defensive rating, dead last in opponent points off the fast break and dead last in opponent points off turnovers. They give up the second-most points in the paint and are bottom five in second-chance points.

Schedule Run Down: January 17 – January 23

Teams playing 4 games via basketball monster

Atlanta Hawks410MILMINMIA@CHA
Boston Celtics410NOPCHAPOR@WAS
Brooklyn Nets440@CLE@WAS@SAS@MIN
Charlotte Hornets420@NYK@BOSOKCATL
Chicago Bulls430@MEMCLE@MIL@ORL
Dallas Mavericks401OKCTORPHXMEM
Detroit Pistons441@GSW@SAC@UTA@DEN
Golden State Warriors401DETINDHOUUTA
Indiana Pacers441@LAC@LAL@GSW@PHX
Los Angeles Clippers430IND@DEN@PHI@NYK
Los Angeles Lakers420UTAIND@ORL@MIA
Memphis Grizzlies430CHI@MIL@DEN@DAL
Milwaukee Bucks411@ATLMEMCHISAC
New York Knicks401CHAMINNOPLAC
Oklahoma City Thunder441@DAL@SAS@CHA@CLE
Orlando Magic410POR@PHILALCHI
Philadelphia 76ers420@WASORLLAC@SAS
Portland Trail Blazers440@ORL@MIA@BOS@TOR
San Antonio Spurs400PHXOKCBKNPHI
Toronto Raptors430@MIA@DAL@WASPOR
Washington Wizards400PHIBKNTORBOS


Mon/Tue – Knicks (CHA, MIN)

Tue/Wed – Pistons (@GSW, @SAC), Timberwolves (@NYK, @ATL)

Wed/Thu – Mavericks (TOR, PHX), Pacers (@LAL, @GSW)

Thu/Fri – Warriors (IND, HOU)

Fri/Sat – Bucks (CHI, SAC), Thunder (@CHA, @CLE)

Sat/Sun – N/A

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