Welcome to day two of the field of 64 as we get 16 more games to work with today. Let’s take a look at a couple of the tournaments that offer a very nice prize pool as well as some plays to help you take down one of those GPP’s.
We have money up for grabs at all different price points today. Take your shots to be the big winner below in college hoops.
Today we have nearly half of the slate with double digit point spreads and I feel like a lot more chalk will come through today than yesterday’s interesting slate. With that said, we have 5 games with O/U’s above 140 but we also have 5 that have O/U’s below 125. Who is gonna pull the big upset of day 2?
- Tyler Kalinoski, Davidson ($9,400) – Kalinoski takes roughly 25% of the shots, assists on 22% of the baskets and shoots it from three at over 40% on the season. He is coming off of a 34.25 fantasy point performance and just three games ago he went for 55.75 points. This game offers us an O/U at 145, which is the second highest of the day.
- Joseph Young, Oregon ($9,200) – During Oregon’s run to the Pac-12 title game, Young put up 120 fantasy points in 3 games (which is a 40 point average) and he should be looking to keep that going as they received just an 8 seed for the tournament. I think Young will feel a little slighted and will want to make a statement. This game offers an O/U of 136 and I think will play higher than that. The ball should be glued to his hands as he takes 30% of the shots and assists on 21% of their buckets.
- Buddy Hield, Oklahoma ($8,100) – Hield put up 34 fantasy points the last time out and he takes over 30% of the shots for the Sooners. Albany will try to slow this game down, however I do not see them controlling the pace and Oklahoma will look to push this one up and down. Hield takes 15-20 shots per game and offers us 50 fantasy point upside.
- Travis Trice, Michigan St ($7,700) – Trice is coming off of a rough 11.75 point game in the B1G Ten title game against Wisconsin. Trice is capable of putting up 50 fantasy points as he takes over 27% of the teams shots when he is on the court, which is the highest mark on the team and he fires up threes at nearly 7 per game, making 37% of them. I think Trice will be low owned as this game does not offer an extremely high O/U but that is ok with me as I will take the guys that love the lime light.
- Ron Baker, Wichita St ($7,600) – I am torn on who to recommend in this one as there is going to be plenty of fantasy points but I went with Baker as I think he is the one that will be under owned. He offers us 40+ fantasy point upside and is coming off of a 31.5 fantasy point performance. He has double double upside and is not afraid to put up 7+ threes in a game. This game should be pretty up and down and offers us an O/U of 141.
- Wayne Selden Jr, Kansas ($5,200) – Selden has been playing his best basketball of the season lately as he is coming off of back to back 31+ performances as he went for 31.75 and 34.5 points in his last two games. He has really stepped up and has scored 45 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 3 assists while shooting 15 for 21 from the field. Kansas is projected to put up about 71 points in this one and Selden should be a big part of that.
- Jeff Newberry, Oklahoma St ($4,400) – Newberry offers us a 30 fantasy point upside at just $4.4K and gets a tempo boost as the Cowboys will be taking on the Oregon Ducks today. He offers the second best offensive rating on the Cowboys as he is very efficient and takes just under 20% of the shots. The Ducks love to push the pace and they don’t turn you over very much so Newberry should be able to get up 8-10 shots, with 5+ of those coming from 3 point land.
- E. Victor Nickerson, Valparaiso ($3,400) – Nickerson is a sleeper at just $3.4K and is coming off of back to back 15.5+ point games. In both of those games, he played 33+ minutes and put up 9 shots in each contest. Those were the most minutes he has played in awhile but has shown 25 fantasy point upside while taking 20% of the shots and assisting on 20% of the made baskets while he is on the floor. I think he makes a very intriguing choice and should be able to get you 14+.
- Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin ($9,800) – Frank is the most expensive forward and for great reason as he does everything well on the floor and offers the highest floor of all the players today. He has gone for 31+ in 9 of his last 10 games with a ceiling of 47 over that stretch. He is not going to blow you away and get you 6 or 7x on his salary but he isn’t going to devastate you with his $9.8K price tag because he is as safe of a bet there is to hit 30+. Coastal Carolina’s tallest rotation player is just 6’8 and he plays just 16 minutes per game.
- Jahlil Okafor, Duke ($9,700) – Not much to say about Okafor as he is just a beast inside and should have his way with the Robert Morris interior. He bounced back from a few off games to put up 38 fantasy points against Notre Dame the last time out and offers us a 50 fantasy point upside. The one thing that scares me is this game will be a blowout and Okafor may get some extra rest in the second half. With that said, I think Okafor can put up 40+ in just 28 minutes of action.
- Justin Moss, Buffalo ($7,800) – Moss is Buffalo’s leading scorer and rebounder and this game offers us the highest O/U of the day at 149.5. He has gone for 28+ in 3 of his last 4 even while being hobbled by an ankle injury. He should be well rested as he has played only 59 minutes over the last 2 weeks and is said to be 100%. He has 50 fantasy point upside and has 5 double doubles over his last 10 games.
- Branden Dawson, Michigan St ($7,500) – Dawson’s price tag is just too enticing for me to skip over it in this one. He has put up 87.75 fantasy points over his last 3 games and his price has dropped $400. He has 50 fantasy point upside and I think he gets back to being the double double beast that he was earlier as I think he is too athletic for the Georgia interior.
- Troy Williams, Indiana ($7,300) – Williams’ price just does not seem to ever go up (not like I am complaining about that). This game should offer us a lot of fantasy fun and Williams is Mr. Energy when he is on the court. He is coming off of a 31.75 fantasy point performance in his last game against a tough Maryland team and has shown 44 point upside over his last 10 games. He has scored 30+ in 6 of his last 10 and should be able to provide a double double in the range of 14 and 11.
- Dillon Brooks, Oregon ($5,100) – Brooks gets the mention because of his consistency of late as he has scored 17+ in 8 of his last 10 and has gone over 20 points three straight. His price actually dropped $200 coming into this one and I think he offers us a 30 fantasy point ceiling with a 20 point floor, making him extremely safe.
- Elijah Minnie, Robert Morris ($5,000) – The first I saw of Robert Morris was the opening round game against North Florida the other night and the name Minnie kept being mentioned and I had to take a look and saw that he was $5.9K on Wednesday, well Friday comes around and he drops to $5K after putting up 28 fantasy points in 27 minutes. I know, Duke is a lot tougher than North Florida, however over his last 3 games Minnie has put up a total of 76 fantasy points while grabbing 28 rebounds.
- David Skara, Valparaiso ($3,400) – Skara is another intriguing cheap option of Valparaiso as he is coming off of a 17 fantasy point game while playing 28 minutes against UWGB. Over his last 10 games, his minutes have ranged between 13 and 29 while his fantasy point totals have ranged between 3.25 and 20.75. He needs just 13 points to hit value for us today and I think he gets there roughly half of the time.
That’s what we have for today and hopefully its a great day for you guys. Hit me up on twitter, @Razzle11Grinds, if you have any questions or even news to share. I will certainly do my best to share injury news.