I hope everybody enjoyed that Triple-OT thriller from last night as we got to see #1 vs #2 with Kansas prevailing. That game was an impressive one to watch and should certainly get you pumped up for CBB Conference season as it gets under way in full force tonight with a 12 game slate with a bunch of big programs and a large number of games with totals above 145. Let’s take a look at who we should be targeting and as always, hit me up on twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions, comments or suggestions!
Kris Dunn (10,600) – Dunn has put up 100 fantasy points over his last two games and basically needs to get us 50+ in order to pay off his price tag. He certainly offers us 70 fantasy point upside as he has a chance to put up a triple-double anytime he takes the floor. Providence is expected to be one of the top 5 scoring teams of the night so he is most definitely in play, even at his price point.
Roosevelt Jones (8,400) – Jones is basically a lock to get us between 30 and 50 fantasy points every time he takes the floor as he has his hand in everything for this Butler team. He has approached triple-doubles a few times already this season and I think he finds a way to get one at some point. Butler is one of the few teams expected to put up 80+ tonight and this game is projected to be pretty close.
Tyler Ulis (7,900) – Ulis has put up 91 points over his last two games and is coming off of a monster 51.25 fantasy point performance. LSU plays very little defense at this point and Ulis seems to be asserting himself as the Kentucky team is very young. Ulis is basically going to play the entire game and should have his hand in every offensive possession.
Wade Baldwin IV (7,500) – Baldwin has gone for 120 fantasy points over his last three games and has gone for 41.5+ in the last two. Baldwin is going to contribute in every stat category in a game that should have plenty of possessions as Arkansas loves to speed things up. Baldwin generally goes over looked and I that is perfectly fine with me as he is just not a sexy name. I will gladly roster the guys that score fantasy points, regardless of their name.
Other Options – Yogi Ferrell (8400), Kareem Canty (8300), Jamal Murray (7600), Isaiah Taylor (7400), Melvin Johnson (7300), Billy Garrett Jr (6700), Anthlon Bell (6300)
Four McGlynn (5,000) – McGlynn has been on fire the last two games as he has made 10 threes and is 11 for 11 from the free throw, while putting up 71.5 fantasy points. McGlynn has now shown us major upside which is very tough to pass up for just $5K in your GPP rosters. If he catches fire, we have a chance to see him go something like 8 of 12 from three which certainly racks up the fantasy points in a hurry.
Jalen Lindsey (4,600) – It is not very often we get a guy at this price point with 45 fantasy point upside, which is what we have with Lindsey in this one. He is far from consistent as he has gone for single digits in the last two games, but in the game prior to that he went for 27.5 fantasy points and the game before that he went for 37.75 points.
Bryce Brown (4,600) – Brown has put up 53.5 fantasy points over the last two games while making 11 of 21 three point shots. The big down side to Brown is he is so dependent on actual game points that he becomes extremely risky, but we have seen over the last few games just how hot he is able to get. I certainly will have some Brown in my lineups tonight.
Christion Thompson (3,200) – Thompson appears to be trending upwards in terms of minutes and while he has an insane foul rate, he has recently shown a 24 fantasy point ceiling which is nearly 8x his price. At just $3.2K he has managed to put up 36.25 fantasy points in the last two games while playing 49 minutes. We need value plays like this one to make our GPP lineups work when we have such top tier talent available.
Other Options – Duane Notice (5200), Anton Beard (4600), Aaron Simpson (4500), Khwan Fore (4400), Barry Brown (4300)
Ben Simmons (11,300) – Simmons went for a ho-hum 64 fantasy point total in the last game, however I think that is a little deceiving as I watched the last 10 minutes of the game and a ton of action for him came in the last 2 minutes when LSU was in foul desperation mode and he just racked up free rebounds from missed FT’s. This is an extremely tough match-up as Kentucky has a ton of big men to throw his way. He could certainly get to the FT line around 15+ times, but at this price I just do not see him being worth it at the end of the night. I will certainly have him in a lineup if I do multiple lineups for tonight’s slate.
Terry Allen (9,500) – Not often that the second most expensive forward is nearly $2K cheaper than the most and for that reason I think Allen is a better play than Simmons while Allen has shown us 60+ fantasy point upside. Allen is capable of stepping out to drain some threes so he offers us upside in nearly every category and has a better shot at hitting value in my eyes than Simmons does.
Henry Ellenson (8,700) – Ellenson has struggled from the field over the last couple of games and I expect him to snap out of it very soon. He offers us 60 fantasy point upside in a match-up that could be very difficult or his size and athleticism could give him an edge against the likes of Bentil and Bullock. He certainly will be in a lineup or two of mine tonight.
Isaiah Miles (8,000) – Miles recently went for 65.75 fantasy points and is coming off of a 41 fantasy point performance and he gets to take on a very up-tempo VCU squad in this one tonight. Miles does not offer a ton of consistency, however his upside is through the roof and makes for the perfect GPP option on a night that is going to be loaded with usable options.
Michael Carrera (6,800) – Carrera has really strong double-doubles in two of the last three games, with the one non double-double game coming in a blowout in which he only played 16 minutes. He is playing extremely well and went for 73.75 fantasy points in the two double-double games. South Carolina is expected to be the highest scoring team on the night and I think Carrera has a shot to go for 45 fantasy points in this match-up.
Other Options – Moses Kingsley (9200), Michael Gbinije (8700), Ben Bentil (8400), Taurean Prince (7900), Tyler Harris (7700), Rodney Bullock (7400), Ethan Happ (7100), Myke Henry (6600), Kelan Martin (6600)
Cole Huff (5,000) – Huff is stepping into a bigger and bigger role for Creighton as the season goes on and has put up 70.25 fantasy points over his last 3 games with one of those games being a double-double which lead to him putting up 30.25 fantasy points in 31 minutes of action. Creighton is expected to see 80+ on the scoreboard in this game so we definitely want to get a piece of what should be a solid fantasy game.
Earl Watson (4,300) – Watson has put up 50.5 fantasy points over the last two games while playing 55 minutes. He certainly makes for a solid GPP play as he neared a double-double in one of those contests, however he does offer us a single digit floor as he went for under 10 points in four of the previous give games prior to the last two.
Trey Thompson (3,900) – Thompson is definitely a risky GPP option as he has the ability to go for 30 fantasy points, but he also has the ability to get us nearly nothing to go with just a handful of minutes played. I think Arkansas is going to need his athleticism against Vandy in this one and he certainly could see a handful of minutes at a time with the starters getting into foul trouble.
Anthony Allen Jr. (3,300) – Allen offers us 30 fantasy point upside at the near minimum price of just $3.3K however he definitely offers us a floor of nearly 0 as he disappears at times. I think OK St is going to need him on the interior against the likes of Gathers, Maston and Motley. His block upside alone could pay off his price and I think he gets us 16+ fantasy points nearly 50% of the time in this match-up.
Other Options – Dean Wade (5600), Jeff Roberson (4900), P. Oliva (4700), Chris Silva (4500), Deion Taylor (4200), Papa Ndao (4100), Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed (3800), Prince Ibeh (3700)