I hope everybody enjoyed their Valentine’s weekend and hopefully your significant other allowed you some time to get some DFS in! Tonight we get a 5 game slate to work with and it mixes some mid-major teams in with 4 major conference teams. Only 1 of the 5 games is expected to stay close so that is a bit of a worry, however that 1 game is the game with the highest over/under of the slate. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and, as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions.
Justin Robinson, Monmouth ($9,100) – Robinson is the one that makes the fast paced Monmouth offense work as he is going to put up the most shots in this game and offers us a 60 fantasy point upside as well as a pretty safe floor. He has double digit steals in 9 of his last 10 games to go along with 32+ fantasy points in 8 of the last 10.
Jordan Fouse, UWGB ($8,900) – Fouse went for 44.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and is the best player for the team that is expected to score the most points on the evening. Fouse has found himself in some foul trouble recently and that has caused his game logs to look a little less than ideal for this price point. Fouse probably has a higher upside than Robinson does.
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia ($7,700) – Virginia gets a tempo boost as it faces NC State in this one. Thanks to the extra possessions predicted in this game, Virginia should find themselves scoring around 75 points tonight. Brogdon is UVA’s best player and should see 15+ shots in this game and is capable of getting us 45+ any night. He is also an extremely safe cash game play tonight.
Other Options – Carrington Love ($8,200), Jordan Johnson ($7,700), Jeff Newberry ($6,400)
Charles Cooper, UWGB ($5,700) – Cooper has a pretty solid ceiling, however he does offer us a pretty low floor as he is not one of the top options for UWGB. Cooper went for 24.25 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he happened to be around this same price point as well. I think Cooper is a solid way to get exposure to what should be the highest scoring game of the night.
RaShawn Stores, Manhattan ($5,100) – Stores went for 31.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he has gone for 30.75 and 31.5 points in his last two games. I worry about him becoming too scoring dependent, however he has had a few games in which he has picked up 5+ assists and 4+ rebounds.
Tyree Griffin ($4,600) – Griffin is getting so many minutes that it just almost does not matter what his stat lines have been as this is just too cheap for somebody who plays nearly the entire game at this point. Griffin has shown us a high of 33.5 fantasy points over the last ten games so we know the upside is there, however he has also gone for as low as 10.5 points since stepping into the starting lineup.
Other Options – Caleb Martin ($5,300), Je’Lon Hornbeak ($5,100), Jeffrey Carroll ($4,600), Devon Hall ($4,000), Tavarius Shine ($4,000)
Pascal Siakam ($10,200) – Siakam has ridiculous upside as he is a beast on the boards and is the best player on NMST. He has multiple blocks in 8 of his last 10 games to go along with double digit rebounds in 7 of 10 games. I think people are going to fade him due to his price and the fact that NMST is expected to be the lowest scoring team of the night. A big thing with NMST is the fact that they are rarely ever projected to score much higher than 60-65 points.
Shane Richards ($7,400) – Richards has me intrigued as he has been pretty consistent all season long and has the ability to get us 40+ tonight. Richards is a F that is willing to step out and put up double digit three point attempts which is always a nice little bonus. The F position is pretty thin tonight so do not be afraid to get creative.
Other Options – Matt Tiby ($7,900), Abdul-Malik Abu ($7,400)
Austin Arians ($5,600) – Arians went for 32.5 fantasy points the last time he faced UWGB and has been pretty consistent over the last month as he has gone for 20+ fantasy points in his last 6 games. Arians is not afraid to put up plenty of shots from the outside and he has the ability to grab 6+ rebounds in a game that is going to be extremely high scoring.
Leyton Hammonds ($5,500) – I think Hammonds has been the one to benefit the most from Jawun Evans’ injury as he has gone for 22+ fantasy points in four straight games. The one scary part is the fact that Hammonds gets himself into foul trouble at times and that is what makes him a GPP play tonight. When you add in the fact that OK St is expected to be one of the lowest scoring teams, you get a recipe for low ownership.
Other Options – J.J. Panoske ($5,800), Zane Waterman ($5,500), Landen Lucas ($5,000), Calvin Crawford ($5,000), Karem Kanter ($3,300)