Thursday night brings us an 8 game slate to work with as we get a handful of west coast games along with a very juicy Big Ten match-up between two pretty high scoring teams. There are a few guys that have been on a tear recently taking the court this evening so we are going to want to make sure we get some exposure to them. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds)!
Gary Payton II ($10,000) – We know what we get with GPII as he is capable of putting up a triple-double just about any time he takes the floor. He is coming off of a 47 fantasy point performance and takes on a Stanford team that he went for 43.25 fantasy points against earlier this season. It’s about time for a PGII 55-60 fantasy point performance.
Daniel Hamilton ($8,700) – Looks like Hamilton has finally figured out what was going on as he has gone for 93.75 fantasy points over the last two games and has averages of 14 points, 14.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists over those two games. This game is expected to be the lowest scoring game of the night so we want to make sure we temper our expectations, however I think Hamilton continues his excellent play.
Malik Beasley ($7,300) – Somebody in the FSU back-court is going to have a game in this one and might vote is Beasley as I think he shoots it from the outside a bit better than Bacon does and basically offers the same rebounding abilities as Bacon. I really like both of them, however I will take the small price savings with Beasley.
Peter Jok ($6,600) – This game seems to fit perfectly into Jok’s playing style as he loves to get up and down the court and loves to get threes up in transition. Indiana’s defense is definitely going to be tested in this one and this game should be the highest scoring of the night.
Other Options – Alex Hamilton ($9,600), Yogi Ferrell ($8,200), Quenton DeCosey ($7,300), Giddy Potts ($7,100)
Jeremy Major ($5,100) – Major is an interesting option as he offers a nice ceiling but he also offers a single digit floor as he tends to disappear at times. With that said, he is able to contribute in multiple categories so that is always a plus as we do not have to rely on game points to get to 20+ fantasy points. He went for 25 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Dayon Griffin ($5,000) – Griffin has played extremely well for La Tech as prior to last game he had gone for 21+ fantasy points in 8 of 9 games. He has shown us a high of 46.25 fantasy points over his last ten games so we know the upside is there and as long as he continues to take double digit shot attempts he is going to be a very good play at $5K.
Devin Coleman ($3,900) – I like Coleman as a very sneaky GPP option because of his ability to shoot the three. At this price it only takes a handful of threes and he is there as far as hitting value. The downside to Coleman is the fact that he rarely chips in in any other category. I think he is worth a GPP spot because he offers us 30 fantasy point upside.
Other Options – Anthony Clemmons ($5,500), Jalen Adams ($5,000), Jacobi Boykins ($4,500), Xavier Talton ($3,900), Jacob Ivory ($3,000)
Jarrod Uthoff ($9,100) – Like I said under Jok earlier, I really like this game and think you are going to need a couple pieces of it if you want to win your cash games and GPPs. Indiana has nobody that is going to be able to keep up with Uthoff as the guys who have his athleticism are much smaller than he is. I am tempted to go with Ferrell, Jok and Uthoff all together.
Dillon Brooks ($8,300) – There’s a pretty good chance that Brooks is the Pac-12 Player of the year and it probably isn’t even close. Brooks has really grown in his sophomore season and is definitely the leader of the Ducks. He is coming off of a monster 55 fantasy point performance.
Rosco Allen ($7,100) – In order for Stanford to win this game I think they will need to rely on Allen heavily as he should have an advantage against a so-so Oregon St interior. The perimeter defenders for Oregon St are extremely solid, however Stanford should be able to beat them down low. Allen went for 34.5 fantasy points against them the last time they met.
Tyler Roberson ($6,900) – Roberson should have a pretty big advantage on the inside against a weak FSU front court. Roberson offers us a pretty nice upside thanks to his ability to rack up rebounds in a hurry. I would expect to see another double-double for him this evening.
Other Options – Josh Scott ($9,100), Jaylen Brown ($8,000), Chris Boucher ($8,000), Stacy Davis ($7,900), Adam Woodbury ($6,100)
Wesley Gordon ($5,900) – Pay attention to the status of Josh Scott as he rolled his ankle the last time out and if he should be limited in any way, I think Gordon becomes a big time option at this price point. He has always had excellent upside, however he has always lacked consistency. He is coming off of a 29.25 fantasy point performance.
Jett Raines ($5,000) – Raines went for 36 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and went for 37 fantasy points just two games ago, so we know that the upside is there. St Mary’s has a pretty solid defense so I would temper expectations a bit, however I do not see anything that could keep Raines from getting us 25+ in this match-up.
Boris Bojanovsky ($4,900) – Bojanovsky has turned in back to back excellent performances and has seen his price point rise $700 over the last two games. I think he is still very much in play as we have seen Syracuse get dominated by offensive rebounds thanks to their zone style defense. Bojanovsky thrives on put backs as he is never going to be a huge part of the offense but he does offer us an outside shot at a double-double in this one.
Obi Enechionyia ($4,600) – Obi has gone for 22+ fantasy points in four straight games and has seen his minutes jump up thanks to his solid play. The match-up itself is not the greatest, however Obi has been playing so well that $4.6K is just too low in this game. He was extremely highly owned just two games ago at $4500.
Other Options – Jaylen Bond ($5,900), Kameron Rooks ($4,900), Calvin Hermanson ($4,600), Kameron Edwards ($4,500), Valentine Izundu ($4,300), Merrill Holden ($4,000), Derrien King ($3,500)