As the day turns to night, we end up with a 9 game slate to finish off our Wednesday of action as we get a good number of games with over/unders in the 140’s and above. There’s going to be a handful of players you have never heard of so you will want to take a look at some of the guys I have picked out for you to build your lineups around. As always, hit me up on the Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds)!
Josh Adams (9,300) – Adams has put up 110.5 fantasy points over his last two games and 156.5 over his last three games. The match-up tonight is far from ideal as San Diego St likes to slow things down and grind it out so the game has, by far, the lowest total of the slate. Adams is coming off of a game in which he took 25 shots from the field (10 from three) and 19 free throw attempts. The volume will be there, but tough question is whether he can hit 46+ fantasy points when the team may struggle to crack 60.
Charles Cooke (7,500) – Cooke is coming off of a 40.75 fantasy point performance following a 35.75 point game. He showed us in November that he is capable of stringing multiple stellar performances together and has a high of 45.75 fantasy points over his last 10 games. Dayton is actually projected to be the highest scoring team of the slate, so you can’t go wrong getting Cooke into your lineups.
Isaiah Whitehead (7,300) – Whitehead has been pretty consistent all season long and this match-up is expected to be the closest and most exciting game of the night. There is a good chance that Whitehead is going to put up 15+ shots in this game while dishing out 5+ assists and picking up a handful of rebounds, blocks and steals. He showed last game that he doesn’t have to score a ton of game points (6) in order to finish with an alright night (26.25 fantasy points).
James Robinson (7,100) – I really like Robinson tonight against the Syracuse zone, not because he is a lights out three point shooter, but because he is extremely smart and experienced and knows how to get into the middle of the zone. That is the preferred spot to be against this zone as it will allow him to dish for some easy baskets or pull up for a 12-15 foot jumper. He has put up 40.25 fantasy points in each of his last two games.
Other Options – Marvelle Harris (8700), Marcus Paige (7800), D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (7500), Tucker Haymond (6300)
Matthew Fisher-Davis (4,900) – MFD is coming off of a poor performance in which he put up just 18.5 points in 33 minutes of action, but I attribute that to the tough D of Purdue mostly. In the 4 games prior to the Purdue game, MFD went for 26.75, 26.25, 28.25 and 25.25 fantasy points. He seems to be very consistent and while he may not have a 35+ fantasy point ceiling, he seems to be a good bet for 20+ and most likely 25-30 fantasy points which more than pays off his price.
Aaron Simpson (4,800) – Simpson has put up 83 fantasy points over his last three games with his best performance coming in the last game as he went for 31.25 fantasy points. He seems to be getting in a groove and should manage to get up 6-8 three pointers tonight and if his shot is on he could certainly approach 35 fantasy point territory.
Trey Kell (4,400) – Kell has gone for 67 fantasy points over his last 3 games with a high of 28.5. He has averaged nearly 27 minutes a game over the last three and even though the game has a pretty low over/under, he should be able to fall in the 19-25 fantasy point range.
Ike Nwamu (4,100) – Nwamu burned me a few times earlier this season as he has some very nice game logs but then manages to put up a stinker when I write him up! I am going back to the well tonight as he has put up 52 fantasy points over his last two games and UNLV is expected to be one of the highest scoring teams of the night.
Other Options – Jason McManamen (5000), Traci Carter (5000), Eli Cain (4600), Kevin Dorsey (3800), Josh Davis (3200), Jahmel Taylor (3000)
Moses Kingsley (8,900) – Kingsley has gone for 44+ in three straight games and should be able to control the paint against Dayton tonight. He has gone for big double-doubles each of the last three games while getting us 15 blocks over that span. This game is expected to be the highest scoring of the night and we definitely know that Arkansas likes to run!
Henry Ellenson (8,400) – With Marquette tonight I think you have to ride their big men as I just don’t see Delgado, Nzei and Rodriguez keeping up with the athleticism of Ellenson and Fischer. I leaned Ellenson because he has a higher ceiling and has been a beast recently. His price is starting to creep up there so I would not fault you for saving $800 by going with Fischer.
Brice Johnson (8,300) – Brice has really stepped up for Kennedy Meeks recently and is playing some of the best basketball of his career. The foul trouble is always a worry as he will have to battle with Blossomgame, Grantham and Nnoko tonight, however he should put up another impressive stat line as UNC should run away with this game while being one of the top scoring teams of the night.
Jordan Murphy (7,200) – Murphy has gone for 114.5 fantasy points over his last three games and showed us 50 point upside earlier this season. I am not sure OSU has anybody that can bang with him down low, however they do have some athletic guys that could cause him fits at times. I am betting on a double-double from him in this one as he should be able to pay off his mediocre price point.
Jamel Artis (7,000) – I had been waiting for Artis to bust out and he definitely did in his last game as he went for 48 fantasy points and I think he has a chance to really abuse the zone of Syracuse tonight as they just do not have anybody that can defend him. I think Young makes an interesting play but I am afraid he is going to sit behind the arc too much.
Other Options – Michael Gbinije (9100), Luke Fischer (7600), Damian Jones (7100), Angel Delgado (6800),
Karachi Edo (5,700) – Over Edo’s last four games he has gone for 35, 31.5, 6 and 33.75 fantasy points. The 6 point performance was in just 7 minutes of action but he recovered from that game and put up 33.75 fantasy points in the next game. There certainly is some concern, however I think he is just too under priced at just $5.7K.
Drake Lamont (4,200) – The next two guys are teammates and I would not suggest using them together, however I feel one of them is going to more than pay off his price. Lamont is coming off of a 27.25 fantasy point performance and has a few games this season in which he has crossed the 20 point mark.
Kellen McCormick (4,100) – McCormick is the better shooter of the two as he is capable of getting hot from behind the arc and racking up points in a hurry as evidenced by his 46.25 fantasy point game earlier this season. He is coming off of a 26.25 fantasy point game and I think he is my preferred of the two WMU guys at this price point.
Trevor Thompson (4,100) – Thompson has put up 20+ fantasy points in 6 of his last 7 games with a high of 30.5. He has gone for 25.5+ in 3 of his last 4 games and it is tough to pass on that kind of consistency at just $4.1K. He may struggle with the likes of Murphy of Minnesota in this one, however he is definitely more athletic which could also help him out. I am going to be riding Thompson in a lot of my lineups tonight.
Trey Thompson (3,400) – Thompson recently returned from injury and appears back to getting 20+ minutes a night and has been putting up about a point per minute since his return. He went for 22.25 fantasy points in the last game and just three games ago went for 27.25 fantasy points. He does a little bit of everything for Arkansas and should certainly be a staple in your lineups tonight at just $3.4K.
Other Options – Ben Carter (5800), Zylan Cheatham (5100), Hayden Dalton (3300), Terrell Carter II (3000), Seth Dugan (3000)