Welcome to the weekend! Ok, Ok, it is not quite the weekend just yet but you have to be excited that the work week is just about over and we have some interesting basketball to look forward to tonight. I love Friday night slates as we get some teams that we generally do not get to see, however they are teams that we may get to see come March and this way we get to learn about them ahead of time. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering tonight!
Justin Robinson ($9,000) – Robinson is coming off of a 53.75 fantasy point performance his last time out and is definitely the top play of the slate tonight. Monmouth is expected to put up 90+ points in this one while winning pretty easily. You will definitely want to get some exposure to them in your lineups and there is nobody better than Robinson.
Chris Fowler ($8,300) – Fowler has gone for 123.75 fantasy points over his last three games and will be a popular choice tonight, especially for the ones that decide they want to fade Robinson at his $9K price point. Fowler put up 35 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Tyler Nelson ($6,900) – Nelson offers us nearly 50 fantasy point upside at a pretty low price point and we get him on a road, in a game that is expected to be the highest scoring game of the night by far. Nelson has picked up his game scoring recently and could be in a very nice spot.
Other Options – Trevis Wyche ($7,100), Lavon Long ($6,500), Noah Robotham ($6,200)
Micah Seaborn ($5,800) – I really like Seaborn as a GPP play because of his ability to get extremely hot from beyond the arc. The last time these two teams met he went for 29 fantasy points in 27 minutes of action while taking 16 shots from the field.
Nico Clareth ($5,800) – Clareth may be the most popular play of the night and for great reason as he offers us a 40+ fantasy point upside with what would appear to be about a 22+ point floor. I am not sure how you can fade the way he has been playing.
Agunwa Okolie ($5,000) – Okolie offers us a 40+ fantasy point upside, but he doesn’t quite have the same floor as Clareth. Okolie’s floor is in the single digits so you will want to use him only in your GPP lineups. He is capable of exploding but he is also capable of completely disappearing.
Other Options – Antino Jackson ($5,800), Chazz Patterson ($5,600), Devin Cannady ($4,900), Curtis Cobb ($4,900), Ryan Oliver ($4,100)
Zena Edosomwan ($8,700) – Edosomwan has a pretty ridiculous upside as he dominates the boards on a nightly basis while also offering us a 30 point floor at this point. He would be even more of a big time play if he could make some FT’s as he, generally, is a pretty terrible FT shooter even though he gets to the line quite a bit.
Brett Bisping ($8,300) – Bisping has gone for 40+ fantasy points in 4 straight games and should be in a great spot to make it 5 straight tonight as he is certainly capable of getting us nearly 60 fantasy points. He is capable of stepping out and draining the three while also showing a great FT touch which is always nice to get those extra points at the line.
Quadir Welton ($6,900) – Welton appears to be a pretty safe option for 30+ right now and that fits into my lineups perfectly to go along with a few of the high upside plays I have written about up to this point. Welton should get us between 33 and 40 fantasy points, which you will NEVER find me complaining about.
Other Options – Marcus Gilbert ($7,700), Henry Caruso ($7,700), Isaiah Johnson ($7,000)
Kwan Cheatham Jr. ($4,900) – Cheatham has some nice upside thanks to his defensive abilities as he has blocked multiple shots in four straight games and has gone for 72.75 fantasy points over his last three games. Akron is expected to be the second highest scoring team of the night as well.
Luke Meyer ($4,700) – Meyer offers us a 30 fantasy point upside at a sub-$5K price point and takes on a team that he put up 28 points against earlier this season. Meyer doesn’t really pick up any assists, however he is going to get counting stats in basically every other category for CMU.
Jonathan Kasibabu ($4,700) – Kasibabu has gone for 21+ fantasy points in six straight games and has reached a high of 35 points over that stretch for Fairfield. The match-up is not ideal and Kasibabu does find himself in foul trouble at times, however as long as he can stay on the court for about 25+ minutes he should be able to pay off his price point.
Other Options – Evan Cummins ($5,400), Chris Brady ($5,000), Coleman Johnson ($4,200), Zac Tillman ($3,000)