The weekend is finally upon us and we have a great day of CBB to look forward to as we get a very nice 12 game slate to start our day to go along with some very nice GPP’s to play. I am very intrigued by this weekend’s Big 12/SEC Showdown as we get some teams that generally do not get to play each other and they get to do so right in the middle of conference play. Let’s take a look at who we should be targeting and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds)
Monte Morris (8,900) – The Iowa St-Texas AM game is expected to be the highest scoring of the slate and I love how solid Morris is. He basically plays the entire game and is coming off of a game in which he took 14 shots and scored 42.5 fantasy points. Over his last ten games, he has had just 1 game under 31 fantasy points and just four of those games were under 34.25 points.
Yogi Ferrell (8,500) – Ferrell might be my favorite overall play from this slate as Indiana should dominate the Golden Gophers. I would really like to see Minnesota keep it close into the second half as Yogi basically takes over in the last 15 minutes or so of a game. Yogi put up 44.75 fantasy points against a decent Wisconsin defense and now faces a terrible Minnesota team. That game against Wisconsin, Yogi didn’t get his assist until late in the game and I think that’s an aberration as he has generally been a good bet for 6+.
Trevon Bluiett (7,600) – I will continue to write up Bluiett as he is one of my favorite plays in all of college basketball and I know he has struggled the last couple of games, but I love this price point as he went for 45 fantasy points the last time he played DePaul. Xavier is expected to be one of the highest scoring teams of the slate and I think Bluiett is the best option from them today.
Jalen Jones (7,400) – As I mentioned under Monte Morris, this game is expected to be the highest scoring of the slate and Texas AM gets the tempo boost and with McKay being hobbled by a knee issue, Jones may be able to put up a monster game in this one. I love Jones for his consistency night in and night out, but today I really love him for his upside as this has a chance to be his highest scoring game of the season.
Other Options – Stefan Moody (9000), Danuel House (7500), Derrick Walton Jr (7300), Zak Irvin (6500), Nate Mason (6500), Wesley Iwundu (6200)
Myles Davis (5,700) – Davis is coming off of a 34.75 fantasy point performance that could have been better had he not struggled from the three. You know that I love Bluiett in this game, but I also love Davis as he really took control of the offense late in the last game and seems to playing with a ton of confidence. He put up 32 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he basically only needs 28 to hit value.
KeVaughn Allen (5,300) – Allen has shown himself to be a solid option this season and I think he is even more important to Florida today as he has committed 0 turnovers in 5 of his last 10 games. Allen has gone for 40+ a couple of times over the last few weeks and while I do not think he goes for 40 in this one, I do think he has a shot to get us around 28-32.
Devin Foster (4,500) – It appears that Penn St is going to be pretty short handed in this game which opens up a few value plays and Foster might be at the top of the list. Foster has a pretty limited offensive game but I can see some increased usage in this one and he is a very efficient three point shooter.
Jordan Gathers (3,600) – Gathers gets the minutes boost again today as Lewis will miss another game. Gathers hasn’t been all too effective however he showed his willingness to shoot last game as he went 1 for 7 from the field. I do not expect a blow up game, but he has shown 20+ point ability this year.
Other Options – Duncan Robinson (5700), Chauncey Collins (5400), Adam Smith (5200), Rasheed Brooks (5200), JaJuan Johnson (5000), Deonte Burton (4500), Dupree McBrayer (4500)
Georges Niang (8,800) – Niang is my preferred play from Iowa St as he has the upside we need at this price point and with Morris being $100 more expensive, I can see Niang being the more popular. This just screams a Niang blow up performance with a line like 30-9-3 with a handful of threes and a few blocks/steals sprinkled in as well.
Dorian Finney-Smith (8,200) – DFS could be in a great spot with WVU having suspended Holton for at least this match-up. DFS has gone for a double-double in 5 of his last 7 games and I think today will become 6 of 8 as he has been a rebounding machine for the Gators.
Kelan Martin (7,000) – Martin REALLY let us down the last time out and I think some are going to let that bad taste ruin what could be a great spot for Martin. Marquette’s wing defense is far from ideal and Martin could easily bounce back to his double-double ways. Martin is not afraid to put up shot after shot, no matter if they are falling or not.
Tyler Roberson (6,700) – Roberson should be able to dominate down low in this game as Georgia Tech lacks anybody that can push him off of the defensive glass. We have seen Roberson put up monster rebounding performances and I think this game finishes in that same category.
Other Options – Henry Ellenson (8700), Damian Jones (7500), Charles Mitchell (7300), James Farr (6900), Tyler Davis (6100)
Chris Washburn (5,000) – I keep waiting to see Washburn explode for a big time game as he is more than capable of putting up a stud type performance as he has done so previously in his CBB career. Washburn gets to face a pretty small Tennessee lineup and he certainly could dominate the glass and end up with a 16 and 10 type of performance.
Marcanvis Hymon (5,000) – Hymon has put up 88.25 fantasy points over the last three games as the fill in for Saiz for Mississippi. He has double digit rebounds in 2 of the 3 games and has managed to put up double digit points in 2 of the 3 as well. Hymon will most likely be the most popular play of the slate, however that is for good reason. Do not overthink it and plug him in.
Mark Donnal (4,700) – This game is not expected to be very close and Donnal should be able to have his way on the glass and in the paint for Michigan. He went for 29 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and I would not be surprised if he bettered that performance today.
Julian Moore (4,500) – Moore may be the biggest beneficiary of the fact that Penn St is going to be short handed as he could step into a 25+ minute roll for the Nittany Lions. Moore recently put up 26 fantasy points against the Badgers and he could certainly find his way to another 20+ fantasy point performance.
Other Options – Nick Jacobs (5500), Prince Ibeh (5000), Anthony Perez (4600), D.J. Johnson (4300), Nathan Adrian (4100), Kevarrius Hayes (3500)