The afternoon brings us a tough 6 game slate to work with as we do not have any big time value plays that stand out, so we are going to want to make sure we check on everybody’s starting lineups to see if any value opens up for us. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering for this afternoon slate and, as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you may have!
Retin Obasohan, Alabama ($8,500) vs Georgia – Obasohan has gone for 29+ fantasy points in his last ten games and has basically lived at the 35+ fantasy point mark for much of the season for Alabama. The one thing that scares me is that Bama is expected to be the lowest scoring team of the slate; however, we do know that Obasohan is going to put up a ton of shots as he has an extremely high usage rate.
J.J. Frazier, Georgia ($8,200) vs Alabama – Normally, I am all about Obasohan, but I think Frazier actually makes a better option in this game between the two teams, as he has gone for 42+ in each of his last three games. Frazier is taking a ridiculous amount of shots for UGA right now and while this game is expected to be the lowest scoring of the slate, I think these two guards offer the type of upside that can help us take down some GPP’s.
Angel Rodriguez, Miami ($7,000) vs Virginia Tech – Rodriguez has played pretty well in the last two games as he has gone for 33.75 and 34 fantasy points in those two games and he recently went for 27 against Va Tech. He is shooting the ball extremely well while also chipping in with a good number of assists and rebounds. Miami is expected to go into Virginia Tech and pick up a big road win as they battle for the ACC regular season title.
Other Options – Monte Morris ($8,800), Frank Mason III ($7,600), Julian Jacobs ($7,100), Kenny Gaines ($6,500)
Allonzo Trier, Arizona ($5,800) vs Stanford – Trier has been a fixture in the value plays section lately as we know what kind of an upside he has as he battles his way back from his wrist injury. Trier has alternated really strong games with really ‘blah’ games recently, and if you follow that kind of pattern he is in line for a strong game against a pretty weak Stanford team. I do wish he would contribute a bit more in other categories; however, he is a very talented Freshman that is capable of putting up a bunch of game points.
Dorian Pickens, Stanford ($5,600) vs Arizona – While the match-up may not be ideal, Pickens has really stepped up for Stanford recently and should see all of the minutes that he is able to handle with the suspension of Christian Sanders. Pickens has gone for 101 fantasy points over the last three games and is going to need to have a solid game should Stanford want to even sniff an upset in this one.
Other Options – Dusty Hannahs ($5,800), Davon Reed ($5,400), Duane Notice ($5,000)
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas ($9,400) vs South Carolina – Kingsley has gone for 32+ fantasy points in six straight games for the Razorbacks and he has had a high of 50 over that stretch. The match-up is actually extremely tough for Kingsley as the way to beat the Gamecocks is from the perimeter; however, I think he makes a great GPP option due to his upside and the presumed low ownership level.
Dillon Brooks, Oregon ($8,300) vs USC – Oregon is expected to be the second highest scoring team of the slate and this game is actually expected to be the closest as Oregon should win by just a bucket or less in this one. Brooks has been ultra consistent this season, and I think he is a lock for 30+ fantasy points in this one. While he seems to never be all that sexy of an option, he did show he had tremendous upside in February as he hung 55 on a tough Utah team.
Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona ($6,600) vs Stanford – Tarczewski is never a sexy option, but he has gone for 27+ in four straight games and five out of his last six. He has been a beast on the boards, and when you pair him with Anderson down low, you basically get 0 offensive boards for the opposing team. Humphrey is too raw to really deal with the Senior, Tarczewski, in this one and I could see Humphrey finding himself into foul trouble and Tarczewski spending plenty of time at the line.
Other Options – Ryan Anderson ($8,200), Michael Carrera ($8,200), Perry Ellis ($7,800), Abdel Nader ($7,400), Elgin Cook ($7,300), Nikola Jovanovic ($6,000)
Mindaugas Kacinas, South Carolina ($5,200) vs Arkansas – Kacinas has picked up his scoring a bit recently and is coming off of a very nice game against a very tough defense, as he managed to put up 31.75 points against Georgia. He recently went for 26.25 against a solid Florida team, as well. This game is expected to see 150+ points put up, and I actually think that this might be my favorite game of the slate to target.
Donta Hall, Alabama ($4,400) vs Georgia – Hall is an interesting GPP option as he has a massive upside that is usually diminished due to a very high foul rate and a lack of consistent minutes. Over the last two games, Hall has played 37 minutes, been called for 9 fouls and has put up 50.75 fantasy points. That should tell you all you need to know as his points per minute is through the roof, and should he be able to stay on the court for 16+ minutes in this one, I see no reason why he can’t finish with 20+ fantasy points for the third game in a row.
Other Options – Bennie Boatwright ($5,800), Chimezie Metu ($4,500)