Our evening slate brings us 10 games to work with, and we should see quite a bit of scoring, as seven of the games have an over/under above 140 points. No game stands out as the one that we absolutely have to target; however, I really like the UCLA-USC game, as it’s a rivalry game where the seasons of both teams are on the line. 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!
Isaac Hamilton – UCLA vs. USC – $7,700 –Hamilton has gone for 30+ fantasy points in five of his last six games and seven out of his last ten. UCLA is expected to be the second highest scoring team of the slate, only trailing USC (the team they are playing), and this game is expected to be extremely close. When solid teams battle this time of the season, close games turn into OT games, and that is something we love to see for DFS purposes.
Jordan McLaughlin – USC vs. UCLA – $7,500 – Like I mentioned above, USC is expected to put up the most points on the slate, and there is a good chance McLaughlin is the reason why. McLaughlin went for 36.25 and 37.25 in two games against UCLA this season. He has been pretty inconsistent to finish the season for the Trojans, but I look for him to step it up in a rivalry game that also happens to be taking place in the Pac-12 tournament.
“[He] is coming off of a 40.25 fantasy point performance and has gone for 20+ in each of his last ten games”
L.J. Peak – Georgetown vs. DePAul $6,500 – Peak has been a stud for the Hoyas down the stretch, as he is coming off of a 40.25 fantasy point performance and has gone for 20+ in each of his last ten games. Eight of those ten games he went for 26+ fantasy points, so he has been extremely solid, as 26 would be enough for 4x value at his current price point.
Other Options – D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera ($8,000), Shavon Shields ($7,700), Corey Sanders ($7,700), Malik Beasley ($7,200), Seth Allen ($6,300), JaJuan Johnson ($6,200)
Stephen Thompson Jr. – Oregon St. vs. Arizona St. – $5,700 – Thompson’s price has shot up, and for excellent reason, as he has really stepped up in the loss of Tres Tinkle. You are going to want to verify that Tinkle is out, and, as long as he is, Thompson slots in as basically a must play, even at his increased price point.
Shembari Phillips – Tennessee vs. Auburn – $5,400 – Phillips really crushed some lineups the last time out, as he was one of the most popular plays on the slate and ended up putting up just 5.5 fantasy points. He had gone for 34.25 fantasy points the game before, so I believe tonight is a great time to get back on the wagon, as he is going to be bypassed by a number of guys who were disappointed with him the last time out.
Barry Brown – Kansas St. vs. Oklahoma St. – $4,500 – Brown is somebody I am targeting with some of my GPP lineups, as he has excellent GPP upside to go along with a very low floor. He recently went for 30.5 fantasy points, and in two games against Oklahoma St. this season, he has gone for 21.5 and 19.75 points.
Other Options – Chauncey Collins ($5,900), Durand Johnson ($5,600), Adam Smith ($5,500), Haanif Cheatham ($5,000)
Henry Ellenson – Marquette vs. St. Johns – $9,200 – This just seems like a game that Ellenson is going to go nuts in, and St. Johns really has no way of stopping him. I know St. Johns has a couple of shot blockers on the inside; however, they foul a ton and lack Ellenson’s athletic ability. He went for 82.5 fantasy points against St. Johns in the two games they played this season, and I think he has an excellent shot at 40+ DraftKings fantasy points (DKFP) again.
Zach Smith – Texas Tech vs. TCU – $7,200 – Smith has dominated TCU twice this season, accumulating 76.75 total fantasy points against them. I think he goes for 35+ in this one, as TT should dominate the Horned Frogs. I think Smith is one of the best priced “studs” on this slate, and I am going to do my best to have him in a majority of my lineups.
Isaac Copeland – Georgetown vs. DePaul – $6,700 – Copeland has gone for 25+ in four straight games and six out of his last eight. He has gone for 51.25 fantasy points in two games against DePaul this season, and those games came earlier in the year, prior to him really starting to turn it on.
Other Options – Tyler Harris ($7,700), Tony Parker ($7,200), Nikola Jovanovic ($6,000)
D.J. Johnson – Kansas St. vs. Oklahoma St. – $5,800 – Johnson should be priced about $700-$1000 higher, and while he is this cheap, I am going to continue to plug him in as he has really stepped up recently. He has gone for 38 fantasy points in two of his last three games for the Wildcats. He’s a name people just have not heard of because of how Kansas St. has rotated a handful of bigs out there, which has really hurt Johnson’s per game averages.
“Jones has gone for 33 and 31 fantasy points in the last two games for St. Johns, and it appears that his minutes are trending upwards”
Christian Jones – St. Johns vs. Marquette – $5,300 – St. Johns has a handful of guys that could be viewed as a GPP value play, as they are extremely up and down but they offer some really nice upside in the right spot. Jones has gone for 33 and 31 fantasy points in the last two games for St. Johns, and it appears that his minutes are trending upwards.
Eric Jacobsen – Arizona St. vs. Oregon St. – $4,700 – The match-up is not ideal; however, Jacobsen has really upped his game recently, going for 22+ in three straight games and is coming off of a 30 fantasy point performance the last time out. I have watched a fair number of ASU games this season, and, I have to say, I had never seen Jacobsen be aggressive on the offensive end until recently, and I want to ride the uptick in usage.
Other Options – Drew Eubanks ($5,700), Boris Bojanovsky ($5,400), Kassoum Yakwe ($5,400), Leyton Hammonds ($5,200), Admiral Schofield ($4,900), D.J. Foreman ($4,700), Quinton Stephens ($4,300), Olaf Schaftenaar ($4,200), Jordon Granger ($3,900)