We get a 14 game slate to start our Saturday of CBB and we have plenty of scoring to be expected and we also get a lot of games that are match-up number 2 on the season between teams so we have some info to check out as we build our lineups. Let’s take a look at who we should be targeting and as always, hit me up on Twitter (@Razzle11Grinds) with any questions or comments that you might have!
Dwayne Bacon (7,600) – I think you can take either Bacon or Beasley as FSU is one of just a few teams expected to score 80+ on the slate and there is a good chance they both pay off in the match-up against Wake. Bacon has been taking more shots than Beasley recently so that is why I gave him the slight edge as they both hit the boards extremely well.
Andrew White III (7,400) – White is coming off of a 35.75 fantasy point performance against a really good Maryland team and now gets to face a Rutgers team that is pretty bad. He also torched this Rutgers team for 44.75 the last time these two teams faced off. Nebraska is another team that is expected to pass the 80 point mark today.
Troy Caupain (6,700) – Caupain went for 46 the last time he took the floor and against his opponent today, Memphis, Caupain went for 37.75 fantasy points just two weeks ago. I love the way Caupain plays and feel like he needs to be over $7K in terms of his price point.
JeQuan Lewis (6,100) – Lewis has been playing ridiculously well over the last month and as long as he stays out of foul trouble, he has the ability to absolutely crush his value. He basically has shown us an upside of nearly 50 fantasy points, which is insane at this price point. VCU should come close to putting up 80 on the scoreboard.
Other Options – Denzel Valentine (10,100), Brandon Ingram (9400), Grayson Allen (9400), Anthony Barber (9400), Trevon Bluiett (7800), Isaiah Taylor (7500), Malik Beasley (7200)
Caleb Martin (5,200) – Martin has gone for 54.74 fantasy points over the last two games and gets to face a Duke team that he put up 25 points against recently. I love how confident the Martin twins are getting as they step up to give Barber some help on the perimeter.
Deonte Burton (4,900) – Burton is going to be a pretty popular play as Jameel McKay has been suspended by ISU indefinitely. ISU has a very short bench as they were generally playing 7 guys a night, so they are going to need Burton to step into a larger roll. In this game, Burton is about the only ISU guy that I like as I feel like the others are a bit more expensive than I would like to see.
Kerwin Roach Jr. (4,400) – Roach got into foul trouble the last time out and really messed with a ton of people’s lineups. I think that could keep his ownership down in this spot as they take on a decent Texas Tech team.
Sammy Barnes-Thompkins (3,700) – Sammy has stepped into the starting lineup and has played pretty solidly and while the match-up could be pretty tough, Louisville may not be into this game after having their post-season hopes dashed by the university. He did put up 20.5 fantasy points against a very tough Virginia team.
Other Options – Myles Davis (5900), Bryn Forbes (5300), Doug Brooks (4600), Eli Cain (4600), Tyree Griffin (4200), James Milliken (4100)
Chinanu Onuaku (7,700) – Onuaku is an interesting GPP option as he generally should dominate this BC team, however we do not know how Louisville is going to come out in this game after the huge news. Louisville can go either way in this as they could come out and destroy BC or they could come out and just go thru the motions.
Rodney Bullock (7,400) – Bullock could be a sneaky option as Bentil is questionable in this game after hurting his ankle the last time out. Somebody is going to have to step up to help Dunn out should Bentil miss this game and they have to pick up the 31 and 13 that Bentil put up against Villanova the last time these two teams met.
Kris Jenkins (6,300) – Jenkins gets a price increase, but it just is not enough as Ochefu is expected to miss at least one more game. Jenkins has been excellent and has gone for 33+ in each of the last three games without Ochefu. He went for 34 the last time these two teams met as well.
Prince Ibeh (6,200) – Ibeh struggled a bit the last game but still managed to finish with 25 fantasy points against a very tough Baylor team. I love the way Ibeh is playing and I can see that continuing tonight as Texas Tech’s interior does not scare me, even though they are pretty solid.
Other Options – Devin Thomas (8900), Matt Costello (7300), Tyler Cavanaugh (7300), Abdul-Malik Abu (7300), James Farr (7000), Myke Henry (6900)
Chris Washburn (5,700) – Washburn has gone for 30+ fantasy points in back to back games and appears to be playing like the guy that people wanted to play in previous seasons. TCU is expected to keep this game a bit closer than you would expect thanks to playing at home.
Darryl Reynolds (4,700) – Reynolds has been the beneficiary of Ochefu missing the last few games and has put up 41.5 fantasy points over the last two games and is coming off of a 13 rebound performance. We do get a big price jump so he will not be as popular as he has been thanks to that price bump.
Jonathan Laurent (4,200) – Laurent finally busted out his last game and while I think he comes back down to earth, he should be able to pay off his cheap price point in this one. Laurent is going to be one of my favorite value plays because we know he has the upside, its just a matter of seeing solid minutes.
Anas Mahmoud (4,200) – Somebody from Louisville is going to hit value, even if they phone it in and that guy could be Mahmoud as he has shown the ability to put up 25+ fantasy points while playing just 18-20 minutes. I think I am going to have Laurent or Mahmoud in every lineup that I run out for the early slate.
Other Options – Deyonta Davis (5600), Mo Alie-Cox (5400), Aaron Ross (5100), Justin Tillman (5100), Jarquez Smith (4000), A.J. Turner (4000)