Jayson Tatum played 44 minutes in Monday’s 121-118 overtime loss to the Hornets, recording a line of 45 points (15-of-28 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs), 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and seven 3-pointers.
Tatum had a chance to force a second overtime after Gordon Hayward fouled him on a 3-point attempt with just over six seconds remaining. But he miss the third free throw after making the first two, and that was all she wrote after two Hornets free throws. The 45 points are a season-high for Tatum, who’s providing 2nd-round per-game value in 9-cat formats. While he hasn’t approached his Yahoo ADP of 5, fantasy managers are still getting solid value. Boston plays three more games in Week 5 without a back-to-back, so they should have their full rotation after Derrick White and Al Horford were held out of Monday’s game for injury management reasons.