Hump-day is upon us as we get a 12 game slate to work with for the last night without NBA. The match-up of the night brings us Duke traveling to UNC in what is viewed as the biggest rivalry game in all of sports. I can not wait to pull up with a beverage and watch this game go down. I definitely think we will want to have a piece of the game as it should be the highest scoring of the night. With that said, 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!
Buddy Hield ($10,000) – I love targeting Hield as the guy just flat out scores and he has 8 games of 30+ game points on the season. Buddy has been so-so over his last 4 games and I expect him to bounce back in a big way at some point and against a Texas Tech team that he put up 46 against earlier in this season, it certainly could be tonight.
Isaiah Whitehead ($8,400) – Whitehead has gone for 49.5 and 52.75 fantasy points in two of his last three games. Whitehead has gone for 33+ fantasy points in 7 of his last 8 games and this game is expected to be extremely close. The upside is there for us to make Whitehead one of our favorite GPP options tonight.
Quenton DeCosey ($7,400) – I really like DeCosey overall as he does a little bit of everything and is capable of paying off his value without really having a monster game. He has a 50 fantasy point upside and seems to be pretty safe for 30+ in this game as Temple has a chance to keep it close as they get to play at home in this one.
L.J. Peak ($6,000) – Peak has really elevated his game over the last couple of weeks as he has put up 27.5+ fantasy points in 5 straight games for Georgetown. He went for 31.5 the last time that he faced Seton Hall, which happened be during his most recent 5 game streak. I think Peak is the perfect plug and play option in your lineups tonight.
Other Options – Kris Dunn ($10,500), Brandon Ingram ($9,200), Trevon Bluiett ($7,600), Jordan McLaughlin ($7,500), Dwayne Bacon ($7,300), Justin Jackson ($6,600)
Allonzo Trier ($5,600) – I was all about Trier at 5500 the last time out and he really let us down and now we get him at a price increase after a pretty bad performance. Arizona is expected to be one of the highest scoring teams of the night and Trier offers us a 45 fantasy point upside.
Adam Smith ($5,300) – Smith had a couple of rough games recently but that is not going to stop him from getting his shots up. Smith does not seem to offer much more than a 30 fantasy point upside, however he has shown ultra consistency for most of the season and generally sits around 25 fantasy points. He is going to take double digit shots from three in this game and if he catches fire, fantasy points could come in a hurry.
Antonio Blakeney ($5,200) – Blakeney is an excellent GPP option has he has shown us a ridiculous upside while showing us an extremely low floor. With the attention being paid to Simmons, somebody from LSU has been stepping up for monster games lately and Blakeney has as good of a shot as anybody else for a lesser price.
Other Options – Myles Davis ($5,700), Robert Johnson ($5,400), Riley Norris ($5,300), Ismael Sanogo ($5,100), Chris Clarke ($5,100)
Ben Simmons ($11,400) – Simmons is obviously a big deal as the guy is a stud and will always offer us the highest upside on any slate that he is a part of. I really wish Simmons would find a way to get up 5 more shots a game as his value would take a bigger jump. I expect Simmons to approach a triple-double soon and tonight could certainly be that night.
Brice Johnson ($9,700) – Duke gives up the 3rd most paint points of major conference teams and Brice should be able to dominate the interior tonight. I should preface this as I am a huge Tar Heel fan and then obviously I hate Duke. I just know from the match-up that Brice is somebody I want as we have been able to attack the Duke interior all season long.
Daniel Ochefu ($7,600) – Ochefu has returned extremely strongly since his concussion issue as he has gone for 32 and 43.75 fantasy points over his last two games. The match-up tonight is not quite ideal as I am generally a fan of Bond and Temple, but I think Nova creates plenty of match-up nightmares as guys like Reynolds, Jenkins and Ochefu are just extremely tough to handle.
Chinanu Onuaku ($7,400) – Onuaku gets the match-up we love to see as a big time offensive rebounder taking on a Syracuse team that is terrible on the boards. As long as Onuaku stays out of foul trouble, I could see him getting back to being the big time double-double threat for Louisville.
Other Options – Ben Bentil ($8,700), Charles Mitchell ($7,600), Wesley Gordon ($7,500), Angel Delgado ($7,300), Zach Smith ($7,100), Nikola Jovanovic ($6,600)
Obinna Oleka ($5,800) – I have been all over Oleka for awhile now and he really stepped up the last game as he put up 39.25 fantasy points against UCLA and seems to have figured out what he was doing wrong as he has gotten back to hitting the boards for ASU. He has double digit rebounds in his last two games and that should continue tonight.
Justin Gray ($5,700) – Gray has put up 54.5 fantasy points over his last two games and tonight gets to face an up-tempo Oklahoma team that he managed to go for 40.25 points against while playing them on the road. It’s really tough to predict between Gray and Ross so I may just look to use each of them in place as I am guessing one of them is going to hit value.
Raymond Spalding ($4,800) – Louisville F’s are going to be an interesting spot to pay attention to as Louisville just announced that they have lost Mahmoud for the season so his minutes are going to be distributed somewhere. Spalding has played 47 mintes over the last two games and probably should end up seeing 25+ in this one. I love the upside of Spalding as long as he gets his minutes.
Marcus Derrickson ($4,700) – Derrickson may be one of my favorite plays as Hayes is out indefinitely for Georgetown and Derrickson stepped in in the last game and went for 36.75 fantasy points against a very solid Providence team on the road. We saw Derrickson put up nice numbers early in the season so we know the ability is there.
Other Options – Aaron Ross ($5,500), Max Bielfeldt ($5,300), Boris Bojanovsky ($5,000), Obi Enechionyia ($4,600), Jimmie Taylor ($4,500), Michael Jacobson ($4,500)