Hope everybody had a great and profitable weekend as Monday hits us with a nice 9 game slate!  At first glance, most games are expected to be lopsided which can make things a little tricky depending on the teams involved and their rotations.  We do have 5 teams expected to score 79+ points tonight so we should definitely take a look at picking up some plays from those games.  Unfortunately only 1 team with a total at 79 or higher is expected to be in a close game and that team is California.

Guard

USATSI_8463537_168381090_lowres

Studs

Jack Gibbs ($9,600) – Remember a few years ago when Davidson had a scoring machine that just lit it up game in and game out?  Well, Gibbs is their current version of Steph Curry and no I am not saying he is as good as Curry is!  Gibbs is going to get off about 20 shots in this game while adding in a handful of assists and rebounds.  He is capable of getting us 60+ fantasy points.

Andrew Andrews ($9,100) – Andrews has been one of my favorite plays over the last two years and while I am caught off guard by the $9.1K price tag, he does have 56+ fantasy point upside along with what seems to be a floor of around 32 fantasy points.  Washington is expected to put up 80 points in this game and Andrews should be a big part of that.

Roosevelt Jones ($8,400) – Jones is more of a point forward however we get him as a G and he keeps putting up solid game after solid game.  Butler is expected to put up ~88 points in this one and Jones should be able to approach triple-double type numbers.  I would not be shocked by a final line of 18 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in this game.

Brandon Ingram ($7,800) – Duke is expected to be the highest scoring team of the night and you will want a piece of their action.  I like Ingram at a $700 discount to his teammate, Grayson Allen.  Ingram has really stepped up with the loss of Amile Jefferson and I think he gets back to his stat line from two games ago as the last time out he had to deal with the size of the Utah interior when battling for boards. I think the winning GPP lineup is going to have both Roosevelt Jones and Brandon Ingram on it tonight!

Other Options – Michael Bryson ($7,800), Brian Sullivan ($7,600), Josh Hart ($7,500), Dejounte Murray ($7,500), Ky Howard ($7,400), Tra Holder ($6,700)

Values

Damiyne Durham ($5,200) – Durham is a shooter and a shooter that is capable of getting hot in a hurry for Cal St-Bakersfield.  He is 12 of 28 from three over his last three games and just two games ago he went for 32.25 fantasy points.  Durham is 100% a GPP play for tonight’s slate as he offers us a pretty low floor while not having his minutes guaranteed.

Kodi Justice ($4,700) – Justice has taken 18 shots over the last two games with 14 of those coming from three point land.  He has been hit and miss in those two games as he went for 33 fantasy points in the first one and then followed that up with a 13.75 fantasy point performance.  Justice is certainly a GPP play tonight.

Jalyn Pennie ($4,200) – This is the second time I have suggested Pennie over the last 5 days and while his 17.25 did not quite pay-off his price point, it was good enough for 4x return and this game is expected to be slightly closer than that one was and I think Pennie gets back to 22-25 fantasy points for us tonight.

Steven Santa Ana ($3,900) – With Duke expected to run away with this game, I think Santa Ana could top out at about 23 minutes of action and should he get that much run I think he can get us around 25 fantasy points based on his performances this season.  He has a handful of games with fantasy point totals in the 20’s.

Other Options – Gabe Vincent ($5,400), Christian Hairston ($5,100), Dedrick Basile ($5,100), Justin Pride ($3,800), Jordan Pickett ($3,500), Darnell Foreman ($3,300)

Forward

USATSI_8984775_168381090_lowres

Studs

Jameel Warney ($10,500) – Warney offers us legitimate 70+ fantasy point upside while coming off of a 57.5 point game in his last appearance.  Warney is capable of putting up monster double-doubles any time he takes the court and I just do not see NJIT being able to contain him down low.

Pascal Siakam ($10,200) – Not often that Siakam is not the most expensive player on the slate, however Warney is probably the better play and therefore the higher tag is justified.  Siakam has gone for nearly 70 in a game this season and certainly is capable of putting up monster double-doubles, but the fact that NM St is expected to score under 60 has me a bit worried and thinking its going to be tough to pay this price.  Certainly a stellar GPP play if you feel good about your value plays hitting.

Evan Bradds ($7,900) – I am a big fan of Bradds as he has yet to do me wrong and I think some will see his last game and shy away.  He found himself in foul trouble early on and managed to see just 18 minutes of action.  He offers us 50+ fantasy point upside and should be able to get us 30+ in this match-up with Valpo.

Tim Coleman ($7,600) – Coleman has some nice box scores as he is capable of putting up big time fantasy performances without having to score a ton of real game points.  He is coming off of a 35.75 fantasy point game in which he scores just 10 game points.  Coleman has gone for 51 fantasy points in a game this season so the upside is definitely there.

Darien Nelson-Henry ($7,000) – Nelson-Henry has been a rebounding machine for Penn so far this season and offers us some pretty solid upside as he does have a game of 56.5 fantasy points this season. He has gone for 32.5 and 32.75 over his last two games.  He plays a ton of minutes and certainly is going to be low-owned tonight.

Other Options – Alec Peters ($7,900), Ivan Rabb ($7,500), Peyton Aldridge ($7,100), Andrew Chrabascz ($6,500), Savon Goodman ($6,400), Marquese Chriss ($6,200)

Values

Matt O’Leary ($5,300) – O’Leary is a guy that should be about $6-700 more than his current price as he struggled in his last game.  Prior to the last game he had gone for 23-35.5 fantasy points over four games and seems to be becoming more of a point scorer for the team as the season goes on.

Mack Mercer ($5,000) – Mercer went for a 20 and 10 double-double in his last game and that stat line lead to 39.5 fantasy points.  Three games ago he managed to put up 26 fantasy points in just 13 minutes of action.  Mercer is a big time GPP gamble as he is capable of putting up just 11 or 12 points, however he has shown the ability to put up more than 2 points per minute of action.

Malik Dime ($4,800) – Dime offers us tremendous block upside while playing about 18-20 minutes per game for the Huskies.  I believe he offers us 30 fantasy point upside in the right situation as those blocks add up in a hurry and they can lead to easy rebounds as well.  Dime is one of my favorite GPP plays because of his ability to get us 3-6 blocks.

Matisse Thybulle ($4,600) – Thybulle is Dime’s teammate and has been playing extremely well of late for the Huskies.  He has put up 77 fantasy points over his last three games and seems to be becoming more and more comfortable.  He is certainly a GPP option as he can get himself into foul trouble as he is very aggressive on the defensive end.

Jaylin Airington ($4,400) – Airington is playing a ton of minutes and has put up 74.75 fantasy points over his last three games for CS-Bakersfield.  He is coming off of his best performance as he put up 29 fantasy points in 35 minutes of action.  This game is expected to be a little closer than I thought and Airington makes is solid addition to your lineup in order to help you fit in some studs.

Other Options – Sam Jones ($5,100), Noah Dickerson ($5,100), Tyler Seibring ($4,500), Nick Osborne ($4,400), David Skara ($3,900), Evan Hall ($3,800), Terrence Smith ($3,600), Darryl Reynolds ($3,500)