A week of good or bad matchups can make all the difference in Fantasy basketball.
And before you make any kind of claim on the waiver wire or set any lineups for Week 14, you need to see what NBA Fantasy expert Mike Barner has to say.
Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who can spot an edge in a matchup or identify a player in position to break out, it's him.
Now, Barner has studied the upcoming NBA schedule and is sharing his best and worst Fantasy basketball matchups for Week 14. They'll help you figure out who to sit, start, add, and drop this week.
One thing we can tell you for Week 14: Barner loves the matchups for Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers.
"This could be a great week for the Pacers in terms of wins and losses," Barner said. "They get to play all four games at home, where they have a 14-5 mark this season. Their four opponents are also a combined 21-59 on the road. All of them are in the top-half of the league in pace of play, as well. The Pacers play at the sixth-slowest pace (98.8 possessions per game), so they could have some improved offensive performances as they attempt to keep up. Myles Turner is currently battling a shoulder injury, so be sure to monitor his status leading up to Monday since he would be a must-start if he's cleared to play. Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis should also be locked into Fantasy lineups. Darren Collison was only started in 40 percent of CBS leagues last week, but he's also worth starting if you need assists since he's averaging 5.5 dimes per contest."
Barner has also identified a shocking center who has put up some big numbers recently and should be in your lineup. This player could return massive Fantasy numbers in multiple categories, and he's most likely on the waiver wire in your league right now.
So who should you start this week? Join SportsLine here to get Mike Barner's best and worst Fantasy basketball matchups for Week 14, and see which surprising sleeper could lead your team to Fantasy glory.