The weekend is here and we get to start our Saturday of CBB with an 11 game slate that lacks the one defining game that most slates have. The totals for the 11 games are all fairly similar as none of the games stand out as must target. There are a few players that I think should be locks in our lineups, however there are plenty of ways to go. So 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!
Stefan Moody, Mississippi (9,000) vs Georgia – Moody put up 49 fantasy points the first time these two teams met and he is going to have to do something similar if they are going to want to go on the road and pick up a victory. This game is expected to stay close, which ALWAYS gives ups a threat of an OT game and we will never complain about that. Moody is coming off of a 57.5 fantasy point performance his last time out.
Roosevelt Jones, Butler (8,100) vs Georgetown – Jones has been one of my favorite plays over the last couple of seasons because of how is able to do a little bit of everything for Butler. He went for 38 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and this game is actually projected to be the highest scoring game of the slate.
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech (7,700) vs Boston College – It’s about time I decide to use MGH over Mitchell from GT as he has just outplayed him basically all season. Last year I used MGH a ton and often used both guys from GT. We know that Boston College’s defense is atrocious and I actually like some of the GT guys more because this game is on the road and should stay somewhat competitive.
JaJuan Johnson, Marquette (6,000) vs Villanova – Johnson offers a pretty nice GPP upside for us in a tough match-up against Villanova. Johnson missed the first game between the two this season, however he has gone for 34+ fantasy points in 2 of his last 4 games, so we know the upside is there. This game is at home for Marquette so that should help keep it closer than we would expect.
Other Options – Anthony Barber (9500), J.J. Frazier (8100), Isaiah Taylor (7400), Quinndary Weatherspoon (7000), Craig Sword (6800)
Brandon Taylor, Utah (5,600) vs Arizona – Taylor has played pretty well for Utah over the last month and while this match-up is not ideal, I think the perimeter players are going to carry Utah to the victory as they are projected to win a close one in a game with a total of 145. Taylor has gone for 21+ over his last 5 games and has really stepped up his assists recently.
Allonzo Trier, Arizona (5,600) vs Utah – Trier has been up and down since he returned from injury and I think this game is going to belong to the perimeter players so I could see Trier stepping up and leading all scorers in this game. Like I said under Taylor, this game is projected to be close as well as it should be one of the highest scoring of the slate.
Duane Notice, South Carolina (5,200) Mississippi St – Notice might be one of my favorite players of this slate as he has really stepped it up for South Carolina down the stretch. He has gone for 88 fantasy points over his last three games and has averaged about 35 minutes per game over that stretch. He went for 28.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met. I think this game is going to my favorite one to target as I think it plays to higher than the 148 being projected.
Khalil Batie, Rutgers (3,500) vs Northwestern – If you find yourself really needing a cheap G to plug in, I think you can do a lot worse than Batie as he has seen 34 minutes over the last two games and has managed to put up 27.25 fantasy points. I do not know a ton about him, but I do know that Rutgers is pretty bad and he may continue to see some minutes going forward. He put up 16.25 fantasy points the last time out.
Other Options – Bishop Daniels (5400), Adam Smith (5400), Caleb Martin (5200), Davon Reed (5100), Haanif Cheatham (5100)
Michael Carrera, South Carolina (8,500) vs Mississippi St – Carrera went for 61.75 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and while I really LOVE the upside, I am a bit worried with this one being on the road. Carrera has been a ton better at home this season, however this match-up is very juicy. Carrera has 4 straight double-doubles and I am definitely going to have a few shares of him, however I do not think I am going all-in like I did the other night.
Kelan Martin, Butler (8,100) vs Georgetown – Martin definitely torched Georgetown the last time they played as he went for 55.5 fantasy points in 38 minutes of action. While I do not see him doing that again as he had 4 blocks in that game. I think I like Roosevelt Jones slightly more as I think Martin will be higher owned and I think the both offer us the same type of floor. Obviously I think both make solid GPP plays today.
Abdul-Malik Abu, NC State (7,300) vs Syracuse – I really like Abu in this one as NC State is one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the Nation and it just so happens that Syracuse is one of the absolute worst teams in terms of allowing teams to hit the offensive boards. I could see Abu putting up a monster game in the middle of that zone, getting himself a bunch of offensive put backs. I am a bit worried about foul trouble with this one being on the road, however I just can not ignore the monster upside he provides us.
Dennis Clifford, Boston College (6,300) vs Georgia Tech – Clifford has gone for 29+ in five of his last six games and is coming off of a beautiful 41.5 fantasy point performance as he did pretty much everything for the very bad Boston College team. With BC playing this one at home, this game is expected to be closer than it should be and Clifford should be one of the few BC players that is in a great spot to perform. The place to attack GT is on the interior and 56% of the points they allow come from 2 point range.
Other Options – Henry Ellenson (9200), Yante Maten (7900), Chinanu Onuaku (7900), Sebastion Saiz (7300), Tyler Lydon (6600), Kris Jenkins (6200), Alex Olah (6100)
Jordan Loveridge, Utah (5,500) vs Arizona – Arizona is going to have a tough time matching up with Poeltl, Kuzma and Loveridge in this one and I think one of them benefits from the lack of Arizona’s size and athleticism. Loveridge is the cheapest of the three and has been the most consistent of the three as well recently. I think Loveridge falls in the 25-35 fantasy point window in this one which is perfectly fine by me at his price point.
Laimonas Chatkevicius, South Carolina (4,800) vs Mississippi St – I told you guys earlier that I really like this game and Laimonas is another play that I am really looking at as he has gone for 48.75 fantasy points over his last two games and has managed to play 64 minutes in those games. There is rish with Laimonas as he could do something bone headed and spent a lot of time on the bench, so his minutes are far from guaranteed.
Deng Adel, Louisville (4,700) vs Miami – Adel has been one of my favorite plays recently and while his price is starting to climb, I think he is too solid to ignore. The game is not ideal, however Adel has really impressed with his energy and his defense. He has put up 44.5 fantasy points over the last two games as he has put up very similar stat lines in each game.
Quinton Stephens, Georgia Tech (4,400) vs Boston College – Stephens has averaged 34 minutes a game over his last three and has managed to score 21.75, 14.25 and 22.25 fantasy points in those three games. While he isn’t going to light it on fire, he offers us some price savings and should find his way to 18-25 fantasy points against a bad BC team.
Other Options – Aaron Ross (5900), Prince Ibeh (5500), Tomasz Gielo (5300), Chris Silva (4500), Derek Ogbeide (4400), Jonathan Laurent (4200), Reggie Cameron (3900)