I hope everybody had a great weekend, I know that I did! We start our work week with a nice little 4 game slate that is highlighted by an extremely juicy match-up between Oklahoma and Iowa State that is projected to have 170+ points put up on the board. That game by far is the highest scoring on the slate, however we can’t ignore the Syracuse-Duke game as there could be 45 three point attempts taken in that game and we know how quickly fantasy scores can shoot up thanks to the making of some threes. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering in our lineups and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions, comments or concerns!
Buddy Hield (10,200) – I am really tempted to play the fade with Hield in my GPP lineups as he is basically to the spot where we need him to get us 50 points tonight and while Oklahoma is projected to be the highest scoring team, I am afraid of Hield being too game point dependent. With that said, the guy is the front runner for Player of the Year right now and is going to put up close to 20 shots.
Monte Morris (8,800) – Iowa St is expected to keep this game extremely close and we could see these two teams combine for 175+ points tonight. Morris is basically the only ball handler for Iowa St with the suspension of Hallice Cooke. He is not going to come off the floor and while I am not sure he has a 60 point ceiling, he seems to be able to get us between 35 and 45 fantasy points comfortably.
Jordan Woodard (7,600) – I love going with Woodard in games that are expected to be extremely close and high scoring as he generally does under appreciated even though he is capable of putting up 50+ fantasy points. He is coming off of a couple of sub-par performances in which the team as a whole seemed a bit flat. I do not see that being the case in this match-up tonight as it is going to be a battle.
Trevor Cooney (6,500) – I love Cooney has a GPP play as he is capable of getting ridiculously hot from beyond the arc as we have seen in two of the last three games. If Syracuse wants to pull the upset against a struggling Duke team, they are going to need to knock down some outside shots in this one. Cooney could definitely get us 40+ in this match-up.
Other Options – Brandon Ingram (9200), Grayson Allen (8800), Michael Gbinije (8600), Luke Kennard (6400), Corey Sanders (6400)
Matt Jones (6,000) – This is generally the absolute top of the value spot as I generally try to look under $6K, however I wanted to point out Jones in a match-up against a zone defense as the Blue Devils are going to need him to knock down some deep threes. This is definitely a GPP play as he really has struggled recently, however he has shown the ability to basically get us 40 fantasy points.
Bishop Daniels (5,200) – Daniels offers us a 40 point upside at just $5.2K and is playing really well, even though this game should not be close tonight. Daniels is chipping in in all categories and even though he doesn’t shoot it particularly well, he does offer us double-double upside. With Rutgers playing at home in this one the game could end up being closer than initially thought.
Chauncey Collins (4,800) – I have been using Collins a lot recently and while he doesn’t seem to offer much more than a 33 point upside, I do love that he has been between 19 and 26 points recently as his minutes have solidified a bit more. This game is not expected to be very high scoring, however it is expected to be extremely close.
Other Options – Matt Thomas (5300), Raphael Davis (5200), Michael Williams (4400), Omari Grier (4100)
Georges Niang (9,100) – Niang has had a couple of blah games over his last few and while that does concern me slightly as he might be breaking down with all of the minutes he is being asked to play, I still think this represents a great game his type of play as Oklahoma really lacks somebody who will be able to keep up with him and guard him on the perimeter. I am not sure if it will be Lattin or Spangler tasked to stop him, but I think Spangler would be in a bad spot. Lattin is athletic but he can get into foul trouble and if Niang pulls him away from the hoop, I think that opens things up a ton for drive and dishes.
A.J. Hammons (7,900) – Overall I think $7.9K is a little more than I would like to pay for Hammons, however he should be able to dominate this Rutgers team. He basically offers us 50 fantasy point upside thanks to his ability to rack up blocks in a hurry. I think this match-up makes him a pretty safe bet for 30+ fantasy points tonight.
Marshall Plumlee (6,700) – I can’t believe this is the second time I am recommending Plumlee as a stud option as he is playing extremely well while improving his conditioning so well that he could actually play the entire game should he need to. Plumlee has put up 121.75 fantasy points over the last four games and I think he is a key piece to the Duke team against the zone of Syracuse tonight.
Other Options – Jameel McKay (8000), Ryan Spangler (7800), Abdel Nader (7000), Tyler Roberson (6700), Khadeem Lattin (6400)
Aaron Ross (4,300) – Ross has put up 38.5 fantasy points over the last two games while playing 43 minutes, which is generally the amount he had been playing over three game stretches so it appears that his minutes are on a slight uptick. Now while he probably doesn’t offer us much more than a 22-24 point upside, this slate lacks a ton of value and we are going to have find ways to fit in our studs.
Greg Lewis (3,800) – Lewis is a scary GPP option as he certainly could foul out in about 12 minutes of action, however he has shown us a 40 fantasy point upside. So while I think Purdue is going to dominate this game, Lewis is the type of guy you can take a chance on to separate yourself in a larger field GPP.
J.D. Miller (3,600) – I used Miller a lot early in the season and then his minutes kind of disappeared and now it seems like they have returned a bit as he has played 48 minutes in the last two games. Miller offers us a 25-28 fantasy point upside while sitting around the 12-15 range on most nights. He isn’t going to light it up, however he has shown the ability to get up double digit shot attempts.
Other Options – Vince Edwards (5700), Chris Washburn (5300), Justin Gray (4200), Johnathan Laurent (3600) – Watch Injury news as he could be a steal