Well, after an anti-climactic set of games on Thursday, we get another 4 games to work with here on Friday. Hopefully this is the day full of exciting games. We have one game that stands out above the rest; however, there are some interesting match-ups in the other games that we need to be considering. Let’s take a look at which players we should be targeting, and, as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions you may have!!!
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana vs UNC – $8,600 – This game is expected to be the highest scoring game of the slate, by a fair margin. Indiana is going to need Ferrell to play like the senior that he is, as UNC has been playing really well on the defensive end. However, they did let Dunn put up a monster game against them the last time out. Ferrell has 71 total fantasy points in the NCAA tournament so far.
Joel Berry II, UNC vs Indiana – $7,100 – Berry is as steady as they come and has really been UNC’s stabilizing force. He steps up when they are struggling or need a play made on the offensive end. While Berry only has 52.25 total fantasy points in this tournament so far, he has been really solid lately, and this game environment should allow him to put up a nice stat line.
Other Options – Malcolm Brogdon ($8,500), Marcus Paige ($6,900), Josh Perkins ($6,000)
Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin vs Notre Dame – $5,800 – Koenig has to be on an extreme high after hitting those two 3’s in the last 14 seconds to pull off the upset against Xavier. When a shooter like Koenig has confidence, look out. I really like this match-up for Wisconsin. The final score may be the lowest of the slate, but that does not mean there isn’t anybody we should be targeting.
“When a shooter like Koenig has confidence, look out. . . “
Nick Zeisloft, Indiana vs UNC – $4,200 – Zeisloft may see a bump in usage and minutes as we wait to hear what Robert Johnson’s status is. With the game being up-tempo, Zeisloft has a shot at 20+ fantasy points as long as he sees 30+ minutes. There is not a ton of value on the slate, so we are going to have to pick and choose wisely.
Other Options – Eric McClellan ($5,900), Kyle Dranginis ($5,300), Marial Shayok ($4,300)
Brice Johnson, UNC vs Indiana – $10,500 – Brice is in an ideal spot, as he should have his way with the Indiana interior. They don’t have anyone that will be able to check him. Thomas Bryant is too slow, and the rest of the Indiana defenders are too small. The only question is whether you want to fade him and use Sabonis instead. I expect Brice to be extremely popular and is likely the best option to go for 40+.
Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga vs Syracuse – $9,900 – Sabonis gets the dream match-up against the terrible interior defense of Syracuse. I have been targeting big men against Syracus all season long, as they are bad on the boards. Sabonis offers us 20 point – 20 rebound upside in this one, as he is not afraid to step away and put up jumpers, which is entirely possible against the Syracuse zone defense.
“Gill has 67.75 fantasy points over the last two games in the Tournament”
Anthony Gill, Virginia vs Iowa St – $7,400 – Gill is playing extremely well for Virginia, and here he gets an up-tempo match-up with Iowa St. Gill has 67.75 total fantasy points over the last two games in the Tournament. I believe that Gill is underpriced here, as he will be needed by Virgina in this quick game.
Other Options – Georges Niang ($9,700), Zach Auguste ($8,800), Kyle Wiltjer ($8,100), Nigel Hayes ($7,600), Troy Williams ($7,100)
V.J. Beachem, Notre Dame vs Wisconsin – $5,600 – Beachem has gone for 25+ fantasy points in three of his last four games and poses a problem for Wisconsin. The Badgers can be beaten from the three point line, and there aren’t many shooters who are hotter from deep than Beachem is right now.
O.G. Anunoby, Indiana vs UNC – $4,900 – Anunoby may be the biggest beneficiary of the Robert Johnson (Questionable) injury news. Indiana is going to need Anunoby’s wing defense on guys like Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson. Anunoby really bothered Jamal Murray in the last game and has the look of a future Big-Ten star for the Hoosiers. He has gone for 71.75 total fantasy points over the last three games for the Hoosiers. He has 6 blocks and 6 steals over those three games, so we know what he is capable of doing on the defensive end.
Other Options – Isaiah Hicks ($5,400), Vitto Brown ($5,100), DaJuan Coleman ($4,800), Isaiah Wilkins ($4,600)