Heat's Tyler Johnson: Provides 18 points, seven assists in return

Johnson (mouth) compiled 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 106-98 win over the Nuggets.

After missing the Heat's loss to the Celtics on Monday after undergoing a dental procedure, Johnson didn't miss a beat in his return, tying his season high in assists while reaching double figures in the scoring column for his fourth straight game. Though coach Erik Spoelstra prefers to keep Johnson on the bench, he'll still likely notice an upgrade in his fantasy value in the short term, as the Heat will lean more heavily on him for scoring and playmaking from the backcourt with Dion Waiters (groin) out through mid-December and Josh Richardson (ankle) set to miss at least two more games.

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