Wednesday night CBB brings us a 14 game slate to work with. This is a pretty large slate to try and breakdown for a week night, but fear not, I am here to help you out. Only two of the teams are expected to score in the 80’s as we get Washington and Michigan St expected to score 86 and 84 respectively. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you may have!
Gary Payton II, Oregon St ($10,100) vs USC – I have to believe that GPII is the top overall option on the night as he torched this USC team for 61.75 fantasy points near the end of January and while this game being on the road will be a bit tougher, I think the tempo boost that OSU gets will make up for the away factor.
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall ($8,700) vs Butler – Whitehead has been one of the hottest players in the country recently and I think this game is going to be full of fun fantasy things. He went for 52.75 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he has put up 99 fantasy points over his last two games. The total in this game should finish in the top 5 or 6 on the night so there will definitely be some scoring.
Retin Obasohan, Alabama ($8,400) vs Arkansas – My boy Retin returns to our slate tonight and gets to face an Arkansas team that likes to push the ball. Obasohan has gone for 29+ over his last ten games and has gone for 34+ in four straight for Bama. Unfortunately this game is expected to be the second lowest scoring of the night, however that is normally the case for Bama and Obasohan has a way of working out.
James Robinson, Pittsburgh ($6,700) vs Virginia Tech – I think this option will surprise some as Robinson, on the surface, appears to be over priced. Robinson went for 27.75 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and had me made one of his three point attempts he would have finished with 32.75 as he just missed a double-double. Robinson just missed a triple-double against Wake Forest recently and I think he has that kind of upside in this match-up, even if it is on the road.
Other Options – Denzel Valentine ($11,000), Andrew Andrews ($9,800), Anthony Barber ($9,200), Maurice Watson Jr. ($7,800), Justin Edwards ($7,200), Craig Sword ($6,900), Seth Allen ($6,500)
Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin ($5,700) vs Minnesota – Koenig has turned his season around and is starting to shoot it with confidence. With Minnesota having suspended three guards for the rest of the season, I can see Koenig picking apart the bench players who are now pressed into 35+ minutes of action. I think we could be looking at a 30+ fantasy point performance from Koenig in this one.
Caleb Martin, NC State ($5,500) vs Boston College – Martin has a couple of 34 fantasy point games over his last three played and this game should be over pretty early in the second half as BC is really going to struggle with the explosive offense of the Wolfpack. Barber, Abu and both Martin’s make interesting options. I like the ability to get 6-7x from Caleb the most.
Davon Reed, Miami ($5,300) vs Notre Dame – I really like Reed’s consistency and he should be locked into solid minuets with Miami having suspended Newton. Reed may only offer us a 30 fantasy point upside, but I think he basically offers us a 20 point floor as he is a solid outside shooter and he should get us a handful of blocks, steals and assists to go along with a few made threes and 3-5 rebounds.
Stephon Sharp, Minnesota ($4,500) vs Wisconsin – Sharp gets a $1500 price increase which is a bit frustrating but he had to step in thanks to the suspension of 3 guards the last game and played 39 minutes and scored 24.75 fantasy points. That number should have been higher but he managed to turn the ball over 7 times in the game. He shot it very well from beyond the arc and that is the best place to attack the Badgers.
Other Options – Chauncey Collins ($5,900), Toddrick Gotcher ($5,600), Bryn Forbes ($5,600), Justin Bibbs ($5,500), Justin Coleman ($4,500), Barry Brown ($4,500), Charles Callison ($4,400), Ahmad Gilbert ($3,700), Justin Goode ($3,500)
Josh Hawkinson, Washington St ($8,900) vs Washington – Hawkinson went for 57 fantasy points the last time these two teams met and he should be able to have his way in the paint as Washington lacks the size to deal with him. In the last meeting he managed to score 21 game points and grab 20 rebounds while also attempting 16 free throws. I can see him getting to the FT line 10+ times again as Washington has a ridiculous foul rate.
Kelan Martin, Butler ($8,300) vs Seton Hall – Martin is coming off of a 45.25 fantasy point game and the last time he faced Seton Hall he put up a 23 and 10 double-double. We have seen Martin show us 55+ fantasy point upside and I think his upside is similar to that in this one. Butler is expected to win a close one at home in this one while scoring 75+.
Dillon Brooks, Oregon ($8,100) vs UCLA – I think Boucher makes a solid option as well, however I really want Brooks in this one as he plays pretty solidly on the road for the Ducks. Brooks went for 41.25 the last time these two teams met and he managed to put up 21 shots. Oregon is expected to win a close one on the road here while approaching 80 points on the scoreboard. I think you have to get a piece of the Ducks, so I think you will just have to figure out who it will be between Brooks and Boucher.
Abdul-Malik Abu, NC State ($7,600) vs Boston College – As I stated under Martin, NC State should run away with this one by early in the second half and Abu could be the reason why as he should be able to dominate the interior against BC. Abu has posted a double-double in two of his last three games for the Wolfpack.
Other Options – Ben Bentil ($9,400), Moses Kingsley ($9,200), Zach Auguste ($8,300), Zach Smith ($7,400), Angel Delgado ($7,300), Jordan Murphy ($7,300), Tres Tinkle ($6,900), Desi Rodriguez ($6,800), Marquese Chriss ($6,700)
D.J. Johnson, Kansas St ($5,600) vs TCU – Johnson has put up 66.25 fantasy points over his last two games as he has really picked up his efficiency while also avoiding foul trouble. This is a decent spot for him as he gets to face a weak TCU team at home. Kansas St should win this one by double digits and they should cross over the 70 point mark.
Joey King, Minnesota ($5,500) vs Wisconsin – King is now the lone senior on the team and he has shown his ability to play with passion and raw emotion. He is going to do whatever he is able to in order to keep Minnesota in this game. He has gone for 86.75 fantasy points over the last three games for the Gophers and should lead them in scoring tonight.
Drew Eubanks, Oregon St ($5,200) vs USC – Eubanks has been on a roll the last two games for Oregon St and while I think he regresses slightly at some point, I think we have to ride the hot hand as we have seen his price point rise $1100. He went for 28.5 fantasy points the last time these two teams faced off.
Ivan Cruz Uceda, Miami ($3,700) vs Notre Dame – ICU is somewhat of a shot in the dark as we aren’t really sure what kind of a rotation Miami will run out without the suspended Newton. I like ICU to hit 15-18 fantasy points should he see around that same amount in minutes. He is not afraid to let shots go from beyond the arc, and he is a cheap option that allows us to fit in another stud.
Other Options – Andrew Chrabascz ($5,600), Deyonta Davis ($5,500), Dean Wade ($5,100), Vitto Brown ($5,000), Jonathan Laurent ($4,800), JD Miller ($4,700), Donta Hall ($4,100), Charles Buggs ($3,800)