The final slate of our Saturday brings us 8 games to work with, highlighted by the match-up between the two winning-est programs in NCAA history as Kentucky travels to Kansas. We also get a couple of high scoring Pac-12 games on the slate and we all know they are generally excellent sources of fantasy goodness. Let’s take a look at who we should be targeting!
Dedric Lawson (8,500) – Lawson has gone for 41+ fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games and is going to have to play that well, if not better in order for Memphis to have a shot at upsetting SMU. Lawson offers a 55-60 fantasy point upside at a far better price than the guys that generally offer that upside. I think Lawson will be a little under owned as there is this stigma with selecting guys from Memphis and I will be honest, I dislike Pastner as much as the next guy, but Lawson is the man on this team.
Isaiah Whitehead (7,700) – This might be one of the first times I have written about Whitehead this season and that surprises me as I really like him as a player. With that said, the way that Seton Hall is going to need to attack Creighton is from the perimeter and Whitehead should lead the team in shots in this game.
Isaac Hamilton (7,200) – I generally love using Hamilton as he usually contributes across the board as far as categories go. He has struggled over the last two games, however he offers us a very nice upside and UCLA should lead the slate in scoring as Washington St lacks much on the defensive end. I like Hamilton for $800 cheaper than Alford in this match-up. Hamilton did go for 40 the last time these two teams met.
Ike Iroegbu (6,900) – Ike has gone for 69 fantasy points over his last two games and gets an up-tempo opponent in tonight’s game as Wash St travels to UCLA. The last time these two played Ike only managed to put up 1 shot attempt but still managed to muster 17.25 fantasy points. I expect him to be a lot more active on the offensive end in this one.
Other Options – Kris Dunn (10700), Gary Payton II (10000), Tyler Ulis (8400), Jawun Evans (7200), Trahson Burrell (6200), Isaiah Zierden (6200)
Quinndary Weatherspoon (5,900) – Weatherspoon is getting close to being priced accordingly as he has been MSU’s best player over the last two weeks. He has averaged above 5x his current salary over the last 4 games and is a pretty solid bet to see a 30+ fantasy point game this evening against an ok defense in Missouri. This game is expected to be extremely close so OT is always a possibility.
Ismael Sanogo (5,300) – Sanogo generally goes over looked, however he does a little bit of everything for Seton Hall. He is coming off of a 30.75 fantasy point performance and he scored just 8 game points, but finished with an 8-7-4-3-1 line. The last time these two played Sanogo managed to pull down 9 rebounds and he could be in line for something similar and I would expect a few more game points than the 1 he scored in that one.
Kyron Cartwright (4,400) – Cartwright is a solid way to get a piece of the Providence offense as he generally puts up 7+ shots per game with at least half of them coming from three. He has been taking more shots recently and had gone for 20+ fantasy points in three straight prior to the last one in which he struggled from the field. The best way for Providence to attack Georgetown is from the perimeter and that is where Cartwright does most of his work.
Other Options – Sterling Brown (5800), I.J. Ready (5700), Wes Clark (5200), L.J. Peak (5000), T.J. Lang (4400)
Ben Bentil (8,500) – Bentil has been Providence’s best player for much of the season and that is saying a lot considering their PG is Kris Dunn. I know that Georgetown has a pretty solid interior defense, however Bentil is able to work inside and outside and I just do not know if Georgetown will be able to stop both and Dunn in this one.
Tony Parker (7,700) – I have decided that I am going to stop trying to pick and choose between Parker and Welsh. At this point I am going to just stick to going with Parker as he just shows me more than Welsh. There is always the worry of foul trouble with Parker, however he does offer us a solid 50 fantasy point upside.
Tyler Harris (7,500) – Been awhile since I have put Harris out there as a play and his recent play screams stay away, however I really like the match-up for Harris in this one. Harris has the ability to put up 20 and 12 type stat lines and I would expect somebody from Auburn to have a solid game and to me it comes down to either Harris or Bowers.
Tres Tinkle (6,300) – I really like Tinkle’s game and I think over the next couple of years he is going to develop into a real strong player for the Beavers. We saw Tres approach 50 fantasy points earlier in the season and while this match-up is a lot tougher, I think a 35 fantasy point game is certainly in play as Arizona has struggled a bit recently.
Other Options – Perry Ellis (8200), Shaq Goodwin (7800), Angel Delgado (6900), Isaac Copeland (6300), Derek Willis (6000)
Leyton Hammonds (5,200) – I like Hammonds as an interesting GPP option as he has recently shown us a 30 fantasy point upside. The one scary thing is the fact he generally finds himself in foul trouble which could limit his minutes.
Cole Huff (4,900) – Huff has gone for 24+ in two of his last three games and has shown us the ability to go for 30+ fantasy points. He has taken 28 shots over the last three games with 14 of those coming from three, so we know he is going to get his shot attempts in a game that is projected to be one of the highest scoring of the evening.
Reggie Cameron (4,000) – I love Cameron’s upside, however I really dislike his floor as he has a tendency to just disappear or commit stupid fouls. He has had some really solid games recently derailed by foul trouble in the second half. Should he be able to stay out of foul trouble, I like this ability to get us 20-25 fantasy points tonight.
Other Options – Desi Rodriguez (5800), Drew Eubanks (4900), Toby Hegner (4100), Carlton Bragg Jr. (3500)