Welcome to a wonderful Monday as we are now officially seeing 100% post-season basketball as Conference tourneys are under way or are about to get started in the next couple of days. Tonight we get a 6 game slate to work with and 5 of the games are expected to see 153+ points put up on the scoreboard. All 6 games on the slate tonight are third match-ups for the teams in each, so that gives us plenty of data to work with in order to figure out who is in the best spots. Let’s take a look at who we should be considering and as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions that you might have!
A.J. English, Iona ($10,800) vs Monmouth – English and Iona have won 7 straight games and 11 of their last 12, including a big win at Monmouth over that stretch. The entire team is playing extremely well and English is obviously the main reason why. English has put up 101.5 fantasy points over the last two games and in two games against Monmouth this season he has put up 116.8 fantasy points. This game is expected to be the highest scoring of the slate and English seems to bring his best against Monmouth.
Ameen Tanksley, Hofstra ($7,500) vs UNC-Wilmington – Tanksley has five 30+ fantasy point games over his last nine games for Hofstra and has games of 37 and 19.2 against UNC-W on the season so far. This game is expected to be the second highest scoring of the day, as well as most likely being the most competitive.
Mark Alstork, Wright St ($6,600) vs Oakland – Wright St gets a nice tempo boost in this game as they get to take on the fast paced Oakland squad. Alstork went for 35.25 the last time these two teams met and he is coming off of a 37 fantasy point performance against an up-tempo Detroit Mercy team. This game is projected to finish with a total of 155 points.
Other Options – Kahlil Felder ($11,700), Kyle Collinsworth ($10,600), Lamond Murray Jr. ($6,800), Keith Carter ($6,500), Micah Seaborn ($6,300), Denzel Ingram ($6,200)
Josh Perkins, Gonzaga ($5,700) vs BYU – Perkins has been pretty up and down on the season for Gonzaga as he offers us a 35+ fantasy point upside to go along with a 12-15 point floor. In two games against BYU this season, Perkins has gone for 56.6 fantasy points with a high of 34.6. Gonzaga is being projected for 78 points and could definitely cross the 80 point mark.
Martez Walker, Oakland ($5,000) vs Wright St – Walker has the GPP upside that we are looking for as he is coming off of a 35.5 fantasy point performance and the last time these two teams met he went for 40 fantasy points. The first time these two met this season Walker went for 29 fantasy points. He seems to enjoy taking on Wright St and even though Oakland is getting a tempo drop in this one, they are still expected to put up 79 points.
Zac Seljaas, BYU ($4,700) vs Gonzaga – Seljaas is playing extremely well for BYU right now and has gone for 22+ fantasy points in four straight games, with one of those games coming against Gonzaga. Seljaas put up 27.5 fantasy points in that game for BYU. His minutes have climbed over the last two weeks and I believe he offers a very solid value for our lineups tonight.
Other Options – Charles Cooper ($5,900), Joe Thomasson ($5,800), Kyle Dranginis ($5,000), Biggie Minnis ($4,700), Shane Hammink ($4,700), Amadi Udenyi ($4,400), Nick Daniels ($4,300), C.J. Bryce ($4,000)
Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga ($9,500) vs BYU – Sabonis has been one of my favorite plays anytime Gonzaga has been on the slate for us to use. Sabonis has gone for 114.75 fantasy points over his last three games, one of which was a 40.5 point performance against BYU. Sabonis has really improved this season and has stepped up in the loss of Karnowski. Many people believe that Gonzaga needs to win the WCC tournament in order to make the NCAA tournament.
Rokas Gustys, Hofstra ($8,800) vs UNC-Wilmington – I really wish Gustys had a higher usage rate on offense as he has shown the ability to put up monster performances this season. He is coming off of a game in which he took just 1 shot from the field, but still managed to put up 21.75 fantasy points. In two games against UNC-W this season, Gustys has gone for 90 fantasy points and has grabbed 42 rebounds.
Jalen Hayes, Oakland ($7,500) vs Wright St – Hayes has gone for 31+ fantasy points in four straight games and eight out of his last 10. He has 3 double-doubles over his last 4 games for Oakland and one of those double-doubles came against Wright St. While Oakland gets a tempo down game in this one, Hayes should be able to dominate the boards and I think is a strong bet for another 30+ fantasy point performance.
Other Options – Kyle Wiltjer ($8,900), Alec Peters ($8,500), Dane Pineau ($7,000), Vashil Fernandez ($6,200)
Jordan Washington, Iona ($5,500) vs Monmouth – Washington is extremely risky as he has a ridiculously high fouls committed rate and really has under performed much of the last month plus for the Gaels. Washington has an impressive game and offers us a 35 fantasy point upside, but as we see from his last game, he offers us a single digit floor.
Jett Raines, Pepperdine ($5,200) vs St Mary’s – Raines went for 36 fantasy points against St Mary’s earlier this season for Pepperdine and has two 30+ fantasy point perfromances in his last four games played. This game is expected to be low scoring, especially compared to the other games on the slate, however I think Raines offers us great value at just $5200.
Jamar Hurdle, UW-Green Bay ($3,900) vs Valparaiso – Hurdle has gone for 23+ fantasy points in 7 of his last 8 games and went for 24.5 the last time these two teams met. I have to be honest, I live about 45 minutes south of Green Bay and Hurdle is not a name that I had really heard of, however looking at his game logs, he is EXTREMELY under priced.
Other Options – Calvin Hermanson ($4,800), Michael Karena ($4,600), Jubril Adekoya ($4,400), Marcus Bryan ($3,800), C.J. Gettys ($3,500)