Welcome to the weekend as we start out our Saturday with a 14 game slate chalk full of games expected to be high scoring and a lot of top players in ideal spots. With the NBA on its All-Star break, we get some larger than normal GPP’s to work with and an influx of players making the switch to some CBB for the next few days. With the larger fields we want to make sure we are on top of our game so let’s take a look at some of the guys we need to be finding spots in our lineups for. As always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions or comments you may have!
Anthony Barber (9,500) – Barber is in a great spot in this game as WF is a pretty fast team which will lead to NC State getting a tempo bump. Barber has gone for 38+ in 5 of his last 6 games and went for 43 fantasy points the last time these two teams met. NC State is projected to be one of the top 3 scoring teams of the slate so you will definitely want a piece of this game.
Roosevelt Jones (8,400) – I love Jones’ game as he just continues to do everything for Butler and this game has my attention as there are a handful of my favorite go-to players taking the court in this game as Jones, Martin, Davis and Bluiett take the floor. This game is expected to be the third highest scoring game of the slate.
Sindarius Thornwell (7,700) – I love Thornwell as a GPP option as he has gone for 40+ fantasy points in the last three games and while the match-up itself is pretty tough, South Carolina gets to play this one at home and I think they will come out focused and will give Kentucky a run and may just be able to pull off the upset.
George King (6,800) – King gets a pretty big price jump and if the entire team was 100% healthy, I would probably look to fade him, however with Scott dealing with an ankle injury and having to miss Thursday’s game, I think King is in a great spot in what is expected to be the highest scoring game of the slate. Colorado is projected to be the highest scoring team and without Scott on the floor, King becomes the number 1 offensive threat for the Buffs.
Other Options – Buddy Hield (10100), Andrew Andrews (9800), Trevon Bluiett (7800), Jalen Jones (7500), Alex Caruso (7000), Wesley Iwundu (7000), Bryant Crawford (6500)
L.J. Peak (5,800) – Peak is definitely going to be a popular play as he has gone for 28+ fantasy points in 4 straight games and has been playing like Georgetown has expected him to. He will still come off the bench, however do not let that scare you as he should see around 30 minutes and be a huge part of the offense in this one. Peak went for 28 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Codi Miller-McIntyre (5,500) – You would think that at this point I would give up on CMM as he continues to disappoint. I just refuse to believe he has suddenly forgotten how to play CBB as he has been extremely solid over the last few season for WF. CMM now offers us a pretty nice upside but he also offers a pretty ridiculously low floor. He is coming off of a 5.5 fantasy point performance after having gone for 30 against FSU.
Rapheal Davis (5,400) – I think we are finally seeing Davis turn his season around as I was really starting to wonder what happened to him. He was one of my favorite plays last season as it seemed like he always managed to hit value, no matter what his price point was. Davis is coming off of a 46.25 fantasy point performance and has gone for 24+ in three of his last four games.
Tyree Griffin (4,400) – Sounds like the shoulder injury that Evans sustained is going to knock him out for what could be the season so that means Griffin is going to step into a huge role for a number of games as he is coming off of a 25 fantasy point performance and he takes on a Kansas St team that he went for 33.5 fantasy points against the last time they met.
Other Options – Rasheed Brooks (5800), Antonio Blakeney (5300), Caleb Martin (5000), Cody Martin (4900), Jeffrey Carroll (4800), Xavier Talton (4600), Tyler Lewis (4000), Shembari Phillips (3800)
A.J. Hammons (8,400) – Hammons is an extremely streaky player and he seems to be on one of his patented hot streaks right now as he has gone for 55.75, 33.5 and 63.75 fantasy points over his last three games and faces a Michigan team that he should be able to dominate. He went for 35.25 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Jaron Blossomgame (8,300) – Blossomgame against a team that really can not defend the paint? Yes please, I will be signing up often as Blossomgame has been a stud lately as he has two 46+ fantasy point games in his last three times on the court. I predicted a big double-double at WF and I am going to predict his second double-double in this one.
Abdul-Malik Abu (7,500) – Abu is coming off of a 44.25 fantasy point performance and gets to take on a WF team that has been owned on the inside all season long. Devin Thomas is a great player but he is allergic to defense and Abu should have his way as long as he avoids the foul trouble that hurt him the last time these two teams met. Abu was playing well in that last meeting as he had 11 game points in the 14 minutes of court time that he saw.
Marquese Chriss (7,000) – If Chriss could ever figure out how to avoid foul trouble, he could probably go for 45+ fantasy points as he continues to contribute in every category. He has been playing extremely well lately and is coming off of a 39.25 fantasy point performance and he put up 33 the last time these two teams met. He managed to put up those 33 points in just 23 minutes of action.
Other Options – Devin Thomas (8900), Ben Bentil (8800), Kelan Martin (7900), Michael Carrera (7500), Wesley Gordon (6900), Vince Edwards (6500), Isaac Copeland (6500), Jonathan Holton (6400)
Leyton Hammonds (5,500) – I really like how Hammons has stepped up for the injured Jawun Evans as he has gone for 78.25 fantasy points over the last three games. Hammonds went for 22.75 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and his usage rate has jumped since then so I would expect him to sit around the 30 fantasy point mark today.
Malik Dime (5,400) – Dime’s upside is absolutely through the roof as he is extremely athletic and is capable of racking up blocks and steals in a hurry. He put up 7 blocks the last time these two teams met and he is the type of player we have to be willing to take a shot on if we want to take down our GPP’s. Much like most of Washington, Dime has a foul issue so he certainly could end up seeing just 12 minutes because of that issue.
Tomasz Gielo (5,000) – Gielo’s last three games have seen him combine for 95.25 fantasy points and he has seen his minutes climb from 28 up to 36. This game is expected to be pretty close and whenver Arkansas is involved, the game should be pretty high scoring and very up and down in terms of tempo. With Saiz returning, Gielo is no longer a cash game option but he certainly is in play for GPP’s as Saiz was back for the most recent game but Gielo scored a career high 20 game points while playing 36 minutes.
Ryan Rosburg (4,500) – At this point I am not sure who is going to be the F to step up for Missouri as they seem to step up sporadically. Rosburg has put up 70 fantasy points over the last two games and we know that the way to beat up Tennessee is in the post as they lack any kind of legit size. Puryear is certainly an option, however Rosburg is cheaper.
Other Options – Nick Jacobs (5700), Chris Washburn (5500), D.J. Johnson (5100), Landen Lucas (4900), Tory Miller (4500), Bennett Koch (4200), Jakeenan Gant (3800)