Tuesday's NBA slate only featured four teams, but Week 14's action will ramp back up on Wednesday with a 13-game slate. There's not much to go over from Tuesday, but some players stood out and could be valuable fantasy assets for the rest of this week. Others could see their struggles continue into the weekend.
Let's take a look at some of Tuesday's best and worst performers before looking ahead to an ideal DFS target for Wednesday and a season-long category booster to consider adding in Week 14.
Randle's flirted with a triple-double against the Timberwolves on Tuesday. The Knicks big man notched 21 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists in a losing effort. Randle's efforts as a rebounder and playmaker have helped him make up for his poor shooting. Randle has posted averages of 21 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game over his previous three contests.
Nowell's 29-point outbreak in late December set the tone for 2022. The Timberwolves' reserve guard was his team's top bench contributor in a second consecutive win on Tuesday. He's averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from deep in Week 14. Nowell's been a double-digit scorer in eight of his last 10 contests and could be poised to earn a more consistent role off the bench moving forward.
Kuminga has taken full advantage of Draymond Green's calf injury. The Warriors rookie got the start against Detroit on Tuesday and tallied his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He's averaged 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest over his last four outings and could continue to get the nod over Otto Porter Jr. over the next two weeks.
Bey is a top-10 small forward in points leagues but has struggled in Week 14. The Pistons wing has shot 27.3 percent from the field over his last two games while averaging 9.0 points and 1.5 rebounds over his last two games. Hamidou Diallo's hot run has cut into Bey's production, so Tobias Harris, Harrison Barnes, and Andrew Wiggins should be considered threats to bump Bey back a few spots in the season-long standings.
DFS target to watch
Clarkson stunk it up against the Lakers earlier this week by scoring six points on 2-of-13 shooting. The Jazz's sixth man has a chance to bounce back from his poor performance with Donovan Mitchell in concussion protocols, though. Clarkson averaged 24 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game in his first three contests without Mitchell in the lineup. On Wednesday, he could need to act as Utah's top scoring option against the Rockets.
Category booster: Blocks
Boucher is back in the Raptors' rotation and is averaging a season-high 26.7 minutes per game in January. The prolific rim protector has benefited from his increase in playing time and logged five multi-block games in 2022. He's averaging 1.6 rejections per contest in the new year, and only three players have swatted more shots this month.