The afternoon slate is nearly upon us as it brings us 10 games to work with. None of the games really stand out as must target as the ten games basically sit between 130 and 145 in terms of over/unders go. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you may have!
Gary Payton II (9,900) – GPII takes on a Cal team that he tore up the last time he faced them as he managed to put up 56.75 fantasy points. He has the ability to approach triple-double status in this game and with none of the games standing out as must target, I think GPII becomes a big time play as Oregon St games are usually on the lower scoring end.
Wade Baldwin IV (7,900) – Baldwin plays in what should end up being the highest scoring game of the slate and he takes on an Auburn team that just say its best player declare for the NBA draft in the middle of the season. Baldwin put up 40.75 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he finished that game just 3 rebounds short of a triple-double.
Corey Sanders (7,600) – Sanders followed up his ridiculous 3 OT performance with a 41.75 fantasy point performance against Nebraska. I think people generally look at Rutgers and then quickly look away as the team in general is just not very good.
Troy Caupain (6,800) – I really love Caupain’s game from a fantasy perspective as he is capable of putting up points in plenty of categories and as we saw last game, is capable of putting up 28 fantasy points while shooting just 1 for 11 from the field.
Other Options – Damion Lee (7600), Retin Obasohan (7600), Andrew White III (7500), JaQuan Lyle (6500), Kentrell Barkley (6500), Prince Williams (6300)
Riley Norris (5,400) – Norris has gone for 20+ fantasy points in 8 of his last 10 games and is capable of getting hot from beyond the arc and putting up a 40+ fantasy point performance. Alabama has a tough match-up traveling to Florida in this one, however a guy like Norris is most likely going to be a reason why they keep the game close as he is one of the most consistent players in the SEC.
KeVaughn Allen (5,200) – Allen may just permanently stay at this price point and I will enjoy it every slate that it happens. He does not have the same consistency that Norris has, however he has a bigger upside. If we could get him to ever increase his usage rate to double-digit shot attempts, we could be looking at a guy that destroys value at this price point every time out.
Bryce Brown (4,700) – Brown is a solid GPP option as he gets to step in for Canty and he has a very nice upside thanks to the huge minutes bump, but he does offer us a pretty low floor as he has the capability to disappear at times. Vandy offers us a very tough match-up, however Auburn does get this game at home and that is always a boost.
Devon Hall (4,200) – Virginia gets a pretty big tempo bump in this game and I think Hall could be in for a solid 20+ fantasy point performance as he comes off of a 20.75 fantasy point game in which he scored just 2 game points. He has the ability to fill up multiple categories and he could see 25-30 minutes of action in this one.
Other Options – Jabari Bird (5300), Mike Williams (5000), Glynn Watson Jr. (4800), Jordan Hill (3500)
Dorian Finney-Smith (8,200) – While the match-up itself is less than ideal, I really love DFS’ upside as he could easily get us a 20 and 10+ type stat line. He is going to get his for the Gators and I really expect somebody on the Gators to go off and the odds on favorite is DFS.
Dillon Brooks (8,200) – Brooks put up 39.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he recently went off for 55 fantasy points against a very tough Utah team. Brooks has been the best player in the Pac-12 all season long and I really think he is going to try and cement that as the regular season winds down.
Gary Clark (7,700) – Clark offers us a pretty ridiculous upside against a very weak ECU team. Clark has put up 127.75 fantasy points over the last three games and I feel like that is going to continue in this match-up. I would not be shocked to see a 45+ fantasy point performance. Clark has 4 blocks in 4 of his last 6 games as well.
Luke Kornet (7,400) – Kornet has really stepped it back up over the last few games and now faces an Auburn team that he went off for a triple-double against earlier this season. Kornet has gone for 42+ in back to back games and he is cheaper than Damian Jones. I do not mind Jones as a play either, however I love Kornet’s upside.
Other Options – Chris Boucher (7900), Chinanu Onuaku (7600), Jaylen Brown (7600), Robert Carter (7200), Rosco Allen (7200), Tres Tinkle (6200)
Trevor Thompson (5,000) – Thompson may not offer us a huge upside at this point but he is a very talented wing who is capable of getting us 25-30 fantasy points and I think he often goes unnoticed when he does perform well as it’s tough to get past Lyle, Loving, Bates-Diop and Tate. He went for 23.25 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Shannon Hale (5,000) – Hale returned last game and managed to put up 15 fantasy points in 18 minutes of action for Alabama. I would not be shocked to see him get back to his usual minutes and if he does that, he should be good to fire up in upwards of 15 shots in this one. He is certainly capable of putting up 35+ fantasy points.
Jeff Roberson (5,000) – Roberson is a cheap way to get exposure to Vanderbilt and their highest team total of the slate. He went for 26 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and has shown us an upside of around 45 fantasy points this season. He has gone for 27+ in two of his last three games for Vandy.
Michael Jacobson (4,300) – Jacobson has gone for 60.75 fantasy points over his last three games and has really stepped up as Nebraska’s rebounder on the defensive glass. He isn’t going to go off for a huge game, but he has shown 25+ fantasy point upside on the season.
Other Options – Isaiah Wilkins (4800), Vitto Brown (4700), Devin Robinson (4600), Donta Hall (4000), Jonathan Laurent (3900)