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Caris LeVert drops career-high 51 points on Celtics

As if LeVert wasn’t hot already, the Nets guard tore apart the shorthanded Celtics at TD Garden on Tuesday night. We break down the fantasy performance.

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert dribbles against Atlanta Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin during the second half at State Farm Arena. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets brought in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this offseason in hopes of bringing a championship. Not to discount the two superstars but maybe the Nets had a star in the making right under their nose. Caris LeVert has been one of the best scorers in the NBA over the past month or so and he made a statement on Tuesday night.

LeVert dropped a career-high 51 points in Brooklyn’s upset win over the Celtics, 129-120, in Boston. He finished 17-26 from the floor, 5-10 from 3-point range and 12-18 from the line. In terms of DFS, he’s on track to be the top play on Tuesday’s eight-game slate with 66.5 DKFP. Even if someone eclipses him, at $7,200 that was HUGE value. LeVert also had four rebounds and five assists. It was his second game of over 60 fantasy points since the All-Star Break.

LeVert had scored fewer than 20 points in two straight games, so he was due. Spencer Dinwiddie has taken a backseat to LeVert while Kyrie is sidelined for the rest of the season. The Michigan product has a chance to lead the Nets into the postseason and maybe make some noise in the first round.