I hope everybody has had a great week as we are finally to Friday! Friday night CBB brings us a 5 game slate which actually includes a couple of Pac-12 games, which is a nice surprise to see. The Pac-12 games are the ones that we generally want to target and while that is the case again tonight, the Ohio-Buffalo game could end up with the most points on the board. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering for our Friday night lineups and make sure you hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions or comments that you may have!
Charles Cooke ($7,900) – I love Charles Cooke as a CBB player and I have this thing for taking a team’s best guard when playing on the road. It certainly is an interesting thing, however I think Cooke is playing extremely well and while URI has a really good defense, I think Cooke has the ability to get to the rim as well as hit mid-range jumpers. 53% of the points that URI gives up comes from 2 point range.
Jordan McLaughlin ($7,600) – McLaughlin has gone for 77.5 fantasy points over the last two games as he continues to fill up the stat sheet. USC is always one of the top teams to target on any slate as they are one of the highest scoring teams in all of CBB. It’s tough to judge which G is going to go off as Jacobs, McLaughlin, Reinhardt and Stewart are all capable of putting up a 40+ point line.
Jared Terrell ($6,600) – Terrell has gone for 30+ fantasy points in 5 straight games for the Rams as he has been taking 14+ shots per game during that stretch. URI is expected to win a close one against a very good Dayton team and we all know that any time a game is close, anything can happen and you never know, we could end up with a 3+ OT classic!
Other Options – Justin Robinson ($9000), Jaaron Simmons ($7900), Tra Holder ($7300), Blake Hamilton ($6500)
Four McGlynn ($5,200) – McGlynn has been a favorite of mine on previous slates that had URI as an option. Maybe its the name Four or maybe its his ability to get blistering hot from beyond the arc. He is coming off of a 31.75 fantasy point game and he should see some additional minutes again as Iverson could still be out.
Rodell Wigginton ($4,800) – Wigginton has gone for 22+ in two of his last four games for Buffalo and he gets a slight boost with the suspension of Bearden. Wigginton is definitely a GPP only play as he commits fouls at a pretty ridiculous rate so we are most likely only going to see him for at most 22 minutes of action.
C.J. Massinburg ($4,700) – Massinburg is going to be extremely popular as this game is expected to be the highest scoring game of the night and he is capable of getting us 35+ fantasy points. He has been between 20 and 35.25 fantasy points in 7 of his last 8 games. Going to be extremely tough to ignore as he generally contributes in all categories.
Other Options – Jarryn Skeete ($5000), Je’Lon Hornbeak ($4800), Kodi Justice ($4600), Jonah Bolden ($4400), Jordan Dartis ($4000), Austin Tilghman ($3400)
Ryan Anderson ($8,700) – I am not sure there is anybody in the Pac-12 playing better than Anderson is right now as he has put up 96.75 fantasy points over his last two games and now faces a UCLA team that he nearly put up 40 against the last time he got to face them. Arizona is expected to be the highest scoring team of the night.
Antonio Campbell ($8,200) – I watched Campbell play a couple weeks ago and he absolutely took over the second half for Ohio and he ended up going for 43.75 fantasy points at this same price point. He is coming off of a 41.5 fantasy point performance and has gone for as many as 52 points over his last ten games. I mentioned that this game is going to be the highest scoring of the night so we will definitely want to target it.
Kahlil Thomas ($6,100) – Thomas offers us 40+ fantasy point upside in a match-up that gives Rider a tempo boost as Monmouth is one of the fastest teams in the country. Thomas has gone for 34+ in 4 of his last 6 games so we know he is playing really well. Monmouth is a solid defensive team, however one spot that they can have trouble at times is on the defensive glass as teams are able to hit the offensive boards against them.
Other Options – Hassan Martin ($7100), Dyshawn Pierre ($7000), Nikola Jovanovic ($6500), Kaleb Tarczewski ($6100)
Obinna Oleka ($5,500) – Oleka has become on of my favorite value plays as he has gone for 23+ fantasy points in 7 of his last 8 games. He seems to be extremely consistent for the Sun Devils and is their one stabilizing player as the rest of the lineup is so up and down. Oleka offers us double-double upside, while having the ability to step out and knock down some threes.
Willie Atwood ($5,000) – If you want to save a little money you can go with Oleka’s teammate, Atwood, as he offers us a similar upside but that comes with a lot lower of a floor. Atwood has been fouling out a bit recently and that is concerning but its tough to ignore the upside that he brings us in an up-tempo match-up.
Nick Perkins ($4,100) – Perkins has gone for 23 fantasy points in two of his last three games and I think he gets a slight bump in this one as Bearden is suspended for Buffalo. Perkins has shot the ball extremely well over the last three games and has shown us double-digit rebound ability over the last month or so.
Other Options – Kenny Kaminski ($5800), Kendall Pollard ($5600), Xavier Lundy ($5200), Treg Setty ($4900), David Kadiri ($3500), Gyorgy Goloman ($3500), Nicola Akele ($3400)