Wednesday night brings us a 12 game slate that has a lot of games that really aren’t expected to be all that competitive, which could certainly make things interesting as there is going to be a handful of cheap plays that see a few extra minutes than they are used to. We’ll look to take advantage of some of those spots and find the guys we need to be considering. Let’s take a look at who we should be targeting and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds)!
Tyler Ulis ($8,400) – Ulis has gone for 33.25+ fantasy points in 7 of his last 8 games with a high of 51.25 over that stretch. Missouri generally tries to play pretty slow, but I just do not see them finding a way to slow down the offense of Kentucky. Kentucky is projected to be one of the highest scoring teams of the night and Ulis is the main man running their offense and should have his hand in a ton of the action.
James Woodard ($7,500) – Woodard shot just 3 of 14 from the field last time out but still managed to put up 43.5 fantasy points. He has put up 34+ points in 4 straight games since missing the game against ECU. The only thing that scares me is the fact that Houston has one of the top 3 point defenses in the country, which might make this more of a Harrison game as he is the driver/slasher. I still think Woodard is a solid play thanks to his upside as he is willing to let it fly from all over the court.
Jalen Jones ($7,400) – Jones has gone for 30.25+ fantasy points in four straight games and gets to face Arkansas for the second time this season. In the first match-up Jones put up 42.25 fantasy points in just 26 minutes of action as A&M won that game comfortably. This one is on the road for A&M so I would expect it to be a little closer at the final whistle so Jones should see around 30-32 minutes.
Derrick Walton Jr. ($7,200) – Walton Jr has gone for 31+ in four straight games and is coming off of a 48.5 fantasy point performance against a Nebraska team that is slightly better than the Rutgers team that he gets to face at home tonight. Walton Jr has really stepped up with the loss of LeVert and with he is expected to miss another game, he should be in a great spot again tonight.
Other Options – Roosevelt Jones ($8,400), Shaquille Harrison ($8,100), Jamal Murray ($8,100), Damion Lee ($7,400), Jawun Evans ($6,900), Nate Mason ($6,300), Kellen Dunham ($6,100), Jordan Mathews ($6,000)
Mike Williams ($5,200) – Williams put up 26.5 fantasy points the last time out against a very tough Iowa team and while Rutgers is expected to get beat by around 20 in this one, I believe there are a couple guys on Rutgers that should hit value and Williams is one. Rutgers isn’t going to get shutout in this game and Williams has shown us 32+ fantasy point upside.
Quentin Snider ($5,000) – This just screams a Snider go-off game to me as Va Teach will try to open it up and when there is more scrambling than actual defense being played Snider generally finds himself in wide open spots and when he gets it going he can put up points quickly for a guy at just $5K. Snider has shown us a 30+ fantasy point upside and Louisville should put up 72+ points tonight.
Pat Birt ($4,800) – I know I mentioned how great Houston is at defending the three, however Woodard and Birt are going to let it fly from all over the place and there is a good chance they combine to put up 20+ three point attempts in this one. Birt has alternated 30+ fantasy point games with 20+ fantasy point games over the last couple of weeks and by his pattern he is due for a 30+ point game tonight.
Dupree McBrayer ($4,200) – The match-up is far from ideal, however I think McBrayer might end up seeing more minutes in this game as it will most likely end in a blowout. McBrayer has seen more and more minutes recently and has responded with some solid performances and I can see that continuing tonight.
Other Options – Zak Irvin ($5,800), Jordan Roper ($5,300), Marcus Sheffield ($4,700), Justin Bibbs ($4,600), Rashad Ray ($4,000), Tavarius Shine ($3,800), Jordan Gathers ($3,400), Jalen Poyser ($3,200)
Josh Scott ($9,600) – If you have read my articles before you know of my respect and love of Josh Scott as he just works and works and then when you think he has stopped working, he works some more. He is super efficient for Colorado and of course he is coming off of a rough 27 fantasy point performance which was his first game under 30 in what seems like a couple years. Scott put up 42 fantasy points the last time these two met, which was @ Stanford.
James Webb III ($8,100) – I know UNLV has a pretty solid defense and this game is going to be one of the lower scoring on the night, however Webb has ridiculous upside as he went for 58 fantasy points just two games ago as he put up a huge 24 and 18 line. He is certainly worth a GPP roster spot with that kind of upside.
Chinanu Onuaku ($7,800) – Onuaku has put up 33+ fantasy points in six straight games as he has put up six straight double-doubles for Louisville. Va Tech lacks the type of player down low to push Onuaku off the block and to keep him off of the glass, especially the offensive glass where he excels. His price has been rising and at some point it’s going to get a bit too high, however I think that point is still a game or two away.
Kelan Martin ($7,100) – Martin was the one that stepped up without Lewis for Butler and has gone for 119.5 fantasy points over the last three games while averaging 32 minutes per game. He has managed to put up a double-double in all three games and has fired up a ridiculous 53 shots in those games. Butler is expected to be the second highest scoring team of the night so Martin is a great way to get a piece of that.
Other Options – Jakob Poeltl ($9,100), Jaron Blossomgame ($7,900), A.J. Hammons ($7,700), Myke Henry ($6,900), Rosco Allen ($6,900), Stephen Zimmerman Jr. ($6,700), Vince Edwards ($6,300)
Johnathan Motley ($5,800) – Motley is playing ridiculously well right now and has wrestled away some minutes as he has been extremely effective. He has gone for 68.75 fantasy points over the last two games and was one rebound away from a double-double in one of those which would have shot his total up even more. He went for over 47 points earlier in January as well so the upside is there and the big men from Baylor should have the paint all to their selves in this one.
Nick Duncan ($5,400) – Duncan has scored 20+ fantasy points in six straight games and 9 out of his last 10 contests. He has a high of 31 points over that stretch and is somebody that people will probably over look as Boise St is expected to lose to a tough UNLV team. Duncan does a little bit of everything and is capable of getting extremely hot from beyond the arc.
Derrick Jones Jr. ($4,900) – Jones Jr found himself in some foul trouble in the last game as UNLV ended up losing to Nevada, but prior to that he had gone for 66.25 fantasy points while averaging 26 minutes per game. Jones Jr. was a big time recruit for UNLV and he is going to have more big time performances in the future as he is probably the most skilled player in this game as far as talent goes.
Danrad Knowles ($4,300) – Knowles has gone for 50.25 fantasy points over his last two games while playing 51 minutes so it would appear Knowles is starting to trend in the right direction as he is somebody that has a ton of talent, but just seems to lose concentration at times. Knowles is generally the most athletic guy on the floor on most nights and he could create a nightmare for the Tulsa D.
Other Options – Tyler Davis ($5,900), Derek Willis ($5,500), Joey King ($5,300), D.J. Foreman ($5,100), Tommy Hamilton IV ($4,500), Jonathan Laurent ($4,100)