Fantasy Basketball Rankings, Week 14: Model that beat experts says start Derrick White, sit Luka Doncic
SportsLine simulated every NBA game this week 10,000 times to produce Fantasy basketball rankings.
If you're setting your Week 14 Fantasy basketball lineups, thinking about trades, or searching the waiver wire for the perfect addition to your team, you need to see the Week 14 Fantasy basketball rankings and projections from SportsLine's advanced computer. When it comes to ranking NFL players, this model beat human experts last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
In Week 13, the model was high on Celtics forward Marcus Morris even though he was owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports Leagues. The result? Morris enters the weekend averaging 17 points and five rebounds in his last three games -- anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now the model, which simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, has set its sights on Fantasy basketball and has revealed its Week 14 rankings.
One player the model loves this week: Spurs guard Derrick White.
White has thrived since being inserted into the starting lineup for the Spurs. In San Antonio's thrilling double-overtime victory over the Thunder on Thursday, White filled the stat sheet with 23 points (10-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, two steals, and one block in 48 minutes. The second-year guard appears to have turned a corner in recent weeks, as he has scored double-digit points in eight straight games.
He's still available in over 30 percent of CBS Sports Leagues, and the model says he'll finish in the top 25 in Fantasy points among all guards, ahead of guys like Jamal Murray, Klay Thompson and Eric Bledsoe. Pick him up and start him with confidence this week.
And a massive shocker: Mavericks forward Luka Doncic stumbles big time this week.
Doncic is owned in 100 percent of CBS Sports Leagues and is a top-10 player at his position according to market rank, but the model is calling for a dramatic drop-off this week, saying he'll finish outside the top 40. He's a player to bench in Week 14.
The model is also calling for a surprising guard you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 20 of the rankings, and he may be sitting on your waiver wire right now.
So who should you sit and start this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 14 Fantasy basketball rankings for every position, plus see which guard is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 20, all from the model that out-performed experts in football big time last season, and find out.
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