Tonight brings us 10 games to work with and as the season winds down, a number of teams are battling for their post-seasons. We have a handful of teams that are in a near must-win situation tonight which will make the games even more entertaining. Only three of the ten games have totals projected over 140 points so we are going to want to find the guys in the best spots, no matter what the game totals are. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering tonight and as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you may have!
Denzel Valentine, Michigan St ($10,800) vs Ohio St – Over the last three games, Valentine has scored 81 game points, dished out 33 assists, grabbed 20 rebounds and has put up a total of 172.5 fantasy points. That’s a pretty impressive three game stretch in which he has also managed to shoot 30 of 62 from the field, while shooting 12 of 25 from three. Valentine is making a big time push to join Hield and Simmons in the Player of the Year discussion.
Retin Obasohan, Alabama ($8,000) vs Kentucky – Obasohan has gone for 29+ fantasy points in his last ten games and he has gone for 86 fantasy points over his last two. Obasohan is Alabama’s only chance to keep this game some what close and he is going to put up close to 20 shots in this game. If he catches some fire, he certainly could get us 50+.
Eli Carter, Boston College ($7,500) vs Virginia Tech – Carter has a 33% usage rate for Boston College and he also offers us a 31% assist rate, which is top 80 in the country, while his usage rate is top 20 in the country. We know that Boston College is not a very good team, however we know that Virginia Tech is not necessarily all that strong either.
James Woodard, Tulsa ($7,000) vs Temple – Woodard is $900 cheaper than Harrison and that is what makes him more intriguing to me as I think both are very much in play tonight. Woodard put up 44.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met thanks to an 18 point and 10 rebound double-double. Woodard is going to take 6+ threes in this one and should get us 5+ rebounds as well.
Other Options – Tyler Ulis ($9,400), Stefan Moody ($8,900), Wade Baldwin IV ($8,000), Shaquille Harrison ($7,900), Jabril Durham ($6,700), Wayne Selden Jr. ($6,700)
Antonio Blakeney, LSU ($5,700) vs Arkansas – Blakeney is coming off of a 33.75 fantasy point game and should continue to see his usage rate jump with the injury to Hornsby. Blakeney’s offensive rating is actually just slightly behind Simmons’ so we know Blakeney has some skills. This game is expected to see 164 points put up, with both teams being projected at 80+.
Terrence Phillips, Missouri ($5,600) vs Mississippi – Phillips struggled from the field the last time out as he missed all 6 of his shots but he still managed to finish with 20.25 fantasy points. He went for 33.5 the last time these two teams met and with Clark having been dismissed from the team, I would expect Phillips’ usage to rise. Missouri is an interesting source of some value plays tonight and picking the right ones are going to be key to GPP success.
Matthew Fisher-Davis, Vanderbilt ($4,900) vs Florida – MFD has really stepped in for LaChance and has taken advantage of his increase in minutes as well as usage. He has gone for 105 fantasy points over his last 4 games, while making 16 out of 34 threes over that stretch. Vandy really needs to get a W tonight so I expect to see them come out motivated.
Sammy Barnes-Thompkins, Boston College ($4,500) vs Virginia Tech – SBT has gotten to the point that he is no longer an auto plug value play. At $4.5K, I really have to debate using him, however I think this is the top price that I feel comfortable paying for him. He is coming off of a terrible shooting performance, however he had his highest usage rate of the season and fired up the most threes that he has this year as well. There is a pretty good chance he finishes around 20 fantasy points when all is said and done tonight.
Other Options – Adam Smith ($5,400), Namon Wright ($5,400), KeVaughn Allen ($5,400), Justin Bibbs ($4,900), Jalyn Patterson ($4,200), Justin Robinson ($4,200)
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas ($9,200) vs LSU – Kingsley has gone for three straight double-doubles and should at least come close to a fourth straight tonight. Kingsley has put up 121.25 fantasy points over his last three games and has a pretty nice match-up against a fast paced LSU team. Arkansas is expected to be the highest scoring team of the night and this game is expected to be the highest scoring game, by a wide margin.
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt ($7,900) vs Florida – Vandy won a close, low scoring game the last time these two teams met and they really need the road victory tonight. Even with the last game being low scoring, Jones managed to put up 41 fantasy points. Jones is also coming off of a 43 fantasy point performance against a very difficult Georgia defense.
Charles Mitchell, Georgia Tech ($7,300) vs Clemson – Mitchell is a GPP play as he has the ability to completely disappear at any point in the night. He went for an impressive 11 and 19 double-double the last time these two teams met, that double-double lead to 35.75 fantasy points. I cringe even suggesting him after his terrible performance against FSU, however now is the time to jump back on as I am sure most will look the other way.
Jaylen Bond, Temple ($6,100) vs Tulsa – Bond went for 36.75 fantasy points against Tulsa the last time that they played and I think he is in for a similar game in this one as Tulsa lacks any kind of inside presence. Bond is always a foul trouble scare, however he does offer us a 50 fantasy point ceiling. I think this game has a chance to be a sneaky good option for us tonight.
Other Options – Jaron Blossomgame ($8,500), Dorian Finney-Smith ($8,100), Matt Costello ($7,400), Craig Victor II ($7,100), Zach Smith ($7,000)
Donte Grantham, Clemson ($5,700) vs Georgia Tech – Grantham has gone for 27+ fantasy points in three of his last 4 games, with the one not so good performance having come against Georgia Tech. Grantham generally contributes across the board and is capable of putting up solid performances without having to score actual game points.
Marcus Lee, Kentucky ($5,600) vs Alabama – Lee is in line to see a boost with the injuries to Poythress and Willis. Both guys are questionable as of now with Poythress having missed the last 5 games and Willis having badly sprained his ankle in the last game. The match-up is not ideal, however Lee brings high energy and is capable of racking up blocks and rebounds in a hurry. Make sure to monitor the Kentucky injury situation.
Obi Enechionyia, Temple ($5,500) vs Tulsa – Obi has gone for 93.75 fantasy points over his last three games and is coming off of a 40.25 point performance. He went for 27 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and as I said under Bond, I think this game is going to be a sneaky option for fantasy goodness tonight.
Other Options – Dennis Clifford ($5,900), Ryan Rosburg ($5,900), Justin Gray ($5,500), Tomasz Gielo ($5,400), Kevin Puryear ($5,200), Isaac Humphries ($4,400)