Thursday is upon us as we have a 9 game slate to work with tonight. Twelve of the eighteen teams are expected to put up 70+ points on the night so there should be plenty of scoring. The prime fantasy match-up of the night belongs to Florida St – Duke as there should be 160+ points put up on the scoreboard. 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!
Brandon Ingram, Duke ($9,300) vs Florida St – I am all about Ingram to have a big time bounce back performance after playing absolutely atrocious the last time out against Louisville. Duke is easily projected to be the highest scoring team on the slate and I think they come out on a mission in this one. Ingram being cheaper than Allen is a big thing for me as I think both are going to go nuts and just look to take this game over.
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall ($8,500) vs Providence – Whitehead has basically gone for 30+ in each of his last ten games and has played extremely well for SH down the stretch. He is coming off of a 32.25 fantasy point performance in which he ended up shooting just 1 for 12 from the field. That shows us that he is not reliant on scoring game points.
Dwayne Bacon, Florida St ($7,200) vs Duke – Bacon appeared to be breaking out of a little slump in the last game as he put up 22 game points while shooting 8 for 16. I think Bacon steps up and helps out on the boards in this one as we know that Duke is absolutely terrible at keeping a team off of the glass and guys like Bacon and Beasley should get a boost. Only 5 teams are expected to score more points than Florida St tonight and I would not be shocked if FSU was able to make this a close game.
Other Options – Kris Dunn ($10,800), Malcolm Hill ($8,500), Dedric Lawson ($8,500), Jordan McLaughlin ($7,800), Isaac Hamilton ($7,600)
Jahmal McMurray, South Florida ($5,700) vs UCONN – McMurray is a pretty impressive freshman for USF and while this match-up is going to be pretty difficult and USF is not expected to pass the 60 point mark. McMurray has gone for 26+ fantasy points in 7 of his last 10 games and has gone for 20+ in all ten of those games.
Jonah Bolden, UCLA ($5,000) vs California – Bolden hurt a lot of us the last time out as he went for just 11 fantasy points, which was a big let down from his previous three performances. Bolden is going to provide some pretty inconsistent play for the Bruins, which makes it tough to trust him and for that reason he is a GPP play in a game that UCLA needs to find a way to win.
Jalen Adams, UCONN ($4,700) vs South Florida – Adams has had a pretty up and down season and he appears to be on his way up at the moment as he is coming off of a 25.25 fantasy point performance. Earlier in February, Adams put up 82.75 fantasy points over a three game stretch so we know he is capable of paying off his price point.
Other Options – Brandon Taylor ($5,900), Devon Bookert ($5,600), Avery Woodson ($4,700), Nehemias Morillo ($4,500), Nick Zeisloft ($4,200),
Andre Spight ($3,800) Spight has decided to transfer from Arizona St. and will not play tonight, Craig Randall ($3,800), Isaiah Washington ($3,000)
Ben Bentil, Providence ($8,600) vs Seton Hall – Bentil has not looked the same since his ankle injury; however, I think he is going to bounce back at some point and why not against a team that he put up 41.25 fantasy points against earlier this season? I love the upside that Bentil offers us for our GPPs and I will definitely have him in places because of it. Providence is at their best when Dunn and Bentil are working their two man game.
Rosco Allen, Stanford ($7,700) vs USC – I love Allen’s game and really wish he was on a team that looked to feature him in the paint. Allen should be able to exploit a very, very weak USC interior in this game and that should allow Stanford to keep things close, while even possibly pulling off the upset. Allen has gone for 29+ in eight of the last ten games, so I love his consistency as well.
Troy Williams, Indiana ($7,500) vs Illinois – I still have a huge bone to pick with Williams after his recent 7.5 fantasy point performance; however, he has bounced back since that game and has gone for 32.25 and 31.25 fantasy points in the last two games. The last time these two teams met, Williams went for 36.5 points. After watching Happ tear apart Illinois over the weekend, I have high hopes for Williams tonight.
Other Options – Jakob Poeltl ($9,800), Shaq Goodwin ($7,900), Brandon Taylor ($7,600), Rodney Bullock ($7,300), Angel Delgado ($7,100), Jordan Tolbert ($6,600), Desi Rodriguez ($6,500)
Jordan Loveridge, Utah ($5,700) vs Arizona St – Loveridge has been one of my favorite value plays recently as he has shown a pretty nice upside to go along with a very nice floor. Loveridge has gone for 20+ fantasy points in five straight games and has been pretty active on the offensive end of the floor as he has averaged over 10 shots a game over those 5 games. Utah is expected to put up the 4th most points on the night.
Boris Bojanovsky, Florida St ($4,900) vs Duke – Bojanovsky has an excellent match-up to take advantage of as he could easily have a career day on the boards. He may find himself with 10+ game points just from offensive put backs as FSU should be able to attack the offensive boards against a weak rebounding Duke team.
Ruben Guerrero, South Florida ($4,400) vs UCONN – There is a ton of value to be had on USF tonight, even though they aren’t projected to crack 60 game points. A couple of players on this team are going to pay off their price points and Guerrero certainly could be one as he offers us a ridiculous upside thanks to his ability to block shots. Guerrero is not much of an offensive threat but he has the ability to grab double-digit rebounds as well as the ability to block 5+ shots.
Other Options – Jaleel Cousins ($5,900), Michael Humphrey ($5,900), Obinna Oleka ($5,700), Chris Perry ($5,100), Maverick Morgan ($4,800)