I hope everybody had a great Saturday and congrats to the ones that took down some nice money in the CBB tournaments. Today we have a 10 game slate to work with and a few of those games are expected to be extremely high scoring. Any time you have UNC on the slate you have to figure out where you want to go in that game as it should be the highest scoring one of the day. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds)!
Andrew Andrews (10,000) – I love the way Andrews is playing right now and Washington is expected to be one of the highest scoring teams of the slate as Utah’s defense has really taken a step backwards this season. Andrews has gone for 44+ in 5 of his last 6 games with a high of 58 points over that stretch. He is doing everything for the Huskies and could approach 20 shots from the field and 15 free throw attempts in this one.
Josh Hart (7,800) – I debated this one for a bit as Hart should have a tough match-up, however Hart is playing really well and has put up back to back double-doubles. Hart has the ability to get to 50 fantasy points and Nova guys generally go under owned compared to how good of a team they are. This game doesn’t have an extremely high total attached to it, however I think it plays a little higher than it is initially projected.
Marcus Paige (7,400) – Paige’s game logs look absolutely horrific lately and I think that is going to continue to drive his ownership down and that is something I want to take advantage of because we know a bust out game is going to come and he is going to go for 45-50 fantasy points and really fire somebody up the leader boards of their GPPs.
James Woodard (7,300) – Woodard is shooting the ball extremely well right now and I love that we can have him at $900 less than Harrison in this match-up. Tulsa is expected to be one of the top handful of teams in terms of scoring on the slate and should be able to beat UCF by double-digits. Woodard has gone for 110 fantasy points over his last three games while making 13 out of 21 three point attempts during that span.
Other Options – Gary Payton II (10,200), Dedric Lawson (8400), Shaquille Harrison (8200), Quentin DeCosey (7000), Troy Caupain (6400), Peter Jok (6300), Kentrell Barkley (6000)
Sterling Brown (5,400) – Brown is coming off of a 30 fantasy point performance and has shown us 40+ fantasy point upside on the season for SMU. I think Brown is one of the most efficient players on SMU and just seems to always be doing something to help this team win, even if it doesn’t show up in the box score. Would love to see him look for his shot a little more, which would really push his upside up a handful of points.
Daiquan Walker (5,100) – Walker has me intrigued as a GPP play as he has a pretty high ceiling but that comes with an extremely low floor as he is coming off of a 7.5 fantasy point performance his last time out. Walker is far from consistent, however when we build our GPP lineups we have to take a look at what kind of upside a guy can provide and there isn’t anybody at this price point that can offer the ceiling that Walker can.
Adonys Henriquez (4,900) – Henriquez is somebody who is similar to Walker as he offers a pretty low floor on any given night and that is a bit scary, however he has recently gone for games of 27.25 and 36.5 for UCF. He has the type of upside that will help you take down a GPP, but should be avoided in any cash game lineups you make.
Kyron Cartwright (4,000) – Providence is going to need somebody like Cartwright to step up in this game in order for them to have a chance at the upset. Cartwright has gone for 43 fantasy points over the last two games and 57.25 points over the last three games. He had a high of 33.75 fantasy points in December so the upside is there.
Other Options – Pat Birt (4800), Justin Bibbs (4800), Kevin Johnson (4200), Devin Coleman (4100), Matt Williams (4000), Melvin Frazier (4000)
Brice Johnson (9,500) – Johnson’s price point is starting to go through the roof and he is getting to the point where he should be an auto-fade. I do not think that point has been reached yet so I really like his upside with how great he has been playing. Va Tech really lacks any kind of legitimate post presence to move Johnson and Meeks around in this one.
Jarrod Uthoff (8,900) – This match-up is going to be very interesting and I could see it going either way as Uthoff has the size to compete with guys like Haas and Hammons, however he does not have the build to keep up with that pounding. On the other end, I dont think either of those two can check Uthoff and I do not know if Swanigan is quite athletic or smart enough to do so. Uthoff went for 47.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
Shaq Goodwin (7,300) – Goodwin has a 50+ fantasy point upside for Memphis and should be able to own the paint in this game against ECU. Memphis is projected to be the second highest scoring team of the slate and ECU has an extremely poor 2 pt defense, which means we could see Goodwin go for 25 and 15 as long as Lawson shares the ball a little bit.
Tyler Roberson (6,900) – Roberson has been ridiculously solid the last few games as he is coming off of a 14 point, 20 rebound performance against Duke. He has gone for 85.75 fantasy points over his last two games and has gone for a double-double in three straight. This game has a pretty low total projected, so I would consider Roberson a GPP play.
Other Options – Ben Bentil (8400), Jordan Tolbert (7500), Kennedy Meeks (7500), Gary Clark (7300), A.J. Davis (7200), Bennie Boatwright (6300)
Isaiah Hicks (5,300) – Hicks is playing extremely well over the last couple of weeks for UNC and has gone for 77.75 fantasy points over the last three games while being a great fill in for either Johnson or Meeks when they are either hurt or in foul trouble. Hicks has neared a double-double in a couple of games recently so we know the upside is there and UNC is expected to score the most points on the day.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. (4,400) – I keep falling for Blackshear and I think I will one more time as a sneaky GPP option against UNC. We know that UNC is going to be put up a ton of points and VT is going to have to try and do their best to keep pace. We do know that VT can fire up a lot of shots from the outside and when you put up those kind of shots you get some offensive rebounding opportunities. I know UNC rebounds extremely well but all teams can fall victim to offensive boards and Blackshear could benefit as he has shown a 30+ fantasy point upside.
Justin McBride (4,100) – McBride’s minutes are all over the map and that makes it extremely hard to predict what to expect out of him. Just three games ago he put up 37.25 fantasy points and then followed that up with a 28.75 fantasy point performance, so we know the GPP upside is there for McBride.
Nicholas Baer (3,900) – We have seen Baer show off ridiculous upside at a cheap price, but we have also seen him barely do anything. This play is more speculative that the bigs of Purdue manage to get a guy like Woodbury in foul trouble. Should Baer find himself seeing 20+ minutes in this game, I think he can pay off his price.
Other Options – Jordan Loveridge (5800), Malik Dime (5400), Drew Eubanks (4600), Jacquil Taylor (3400)