Welcome to a quiet Thursday in early December! We have a small 4 game slate tonight, so there is going to be plenty of roster overlap, but hopefully I can help you uncover a few names to take a look at to set yourself apart this evening!
Craig Bradshaw (8,200) – I have to admit, I have a crush on Craig Bradshaw! Whew, now that I have gotten that off of my chest I can breath easier. Bradshaw has been extremely consistent so far this season and I expect him to have a break out game at some point and tonight could certainly be the night as Belmont is going to need him to step up to have a shot at beating Valpo. I think we can lock in 35+ fantasy points tonight and if some of his shots start falling, we could see a 45+ point outing.
Buddy Hield (8,500) – Hield is one of the top scorers in the country and this game will probably not be very close tonight. With that said, Hield is coming off of a rough game against the Badgers and I think he bounces back in a huge way in this one as Oklahoma is projected to approach 100 points tonight. Somebody on Oklahoma is going to put up 50+ fantasy points tonight and I’m thinking it’s Hield.
Gian Clavell (8,800) – Clavell should be the highest owned “stud” tonight as he takes 25% of the CSU shots and he hardly comes off of the floor. He has not met a shot he does not like and has shown a willingness to fire up 20+ shots from the field with 10+ of those coming from three. He has two double-doubles so far this season and is capable of putting up 50+ fantasy points in this game. CSU is going to be one of the highest scoring teams of the night.
Other Options – Isaiah Briscoe (7600), John Gillon (7500), Derreck Brooks (6600), Nick Faust (6500)
Austin Luke (5,100) – Luke has his hands in on a lot of the offense, he just rarely looks for his own shot. He still manages to put up a handful of threes a game and when his shot is falling he has shown us 40+ fantasy point upside so far this season. I wish his price wouldn’t have gone up, even after a few straight blah performances, however with a short slate we have to find guys who are capable of blowing away value and Luke is one of them.
Justin Bibbins (4,800) – Bibbins has struggled shooting the ball for much of the season, however has his hands in a number of assists and rebounds per game which help make up for when his shot is off. He has shown us 31+ fantasy point upside, which is more than enough to blow away his value. LBSU is going to need scoring to keep up with the fast paced CSU team.
Jeff Lowery (4,300) – CARK is just not a very good team and they are going to get run out of the gym in this one, however Lowery is going to play around 30 minutes in this one and should be able to find his way to a near value type performance. When looking down around this price point, I want to find minutes and that is something Lowery should have no problem getting.
Other Options – Travis Hammonds (5000), Shane Hammink (4700), Dinjiyl Walker (4000), Mathieu Kamba (3600)
Ryan Spangler (7,900) – Spangler has 3 double-doubles in 4 games so far this season and tonight should make number 4. As I mentioned under Hield, this game should not be close and Oklahoma should have their way in this one on their way to 100 point performance. I actually might lean towards Spangler more than Hield just due to the salary savings.
Evan Bradds (7,700) – When it comes to Belmont, maybe my man crush should be on Bradds right now as he is playing the best ball for them. Bradds is coming off of a very solid double double that lead to 44 fantasy points and Belmont is going to need him in this one as he goes up against Alec Peters. I avoided Bradds the last time he had a big match-up (vs Henry Ellenson) and that ended up haunting me, so I am not going to make the same mistake tonight.
Alec Peters (7,300) – Peters is an intriguing option to me as he has the ability to put up 40 fantasy points because of his ability to step out and shoot the three. Peters does offer double-double upside and he makes a great GPP option for your lineups tonight.
Other Options – Tony Parker (7700), Marcus Lee (6700), Emmanuel Omogbo (6100)
Tiel Daniels (5,600) – Daniels is in a great spot to put up 30+ fantasy points tonight and I think he goes under the radar as most people will flock to Clavell, Gillon, Omogbo or even De Ciman before Daniels and that is just fine by me as Daniels has double-double upside at just 5.6K.
Justin Foreman (4,600) – I know I mentioned how Central Arkansas is not very good and this game is going to be lobsided, however Foreman has averaged nearly 30 minutes a game over his last 3 and at just 4.6K I can not ask for much more. He has averaged 21.5 fantasy points in those last 3 games and I will gladly take that at his price.
Mack Mercer (4,200) – Mercer has returned from missing time and managed to play 32 minutes over the last two games while putting up 40.5 fantasy points in those minutes. That is extremely high efficiency and while I do not expect that to continue, I think he has a chance to put up another 20 fantasy point performance tonight.
Other Options – Khadeem Lattin (4600), Jubril Adekoya (3800), Kimani Jackson (3000)