Today’s CBB Targets break down the college basketball slate we have with a look at the studs, sleepers, and mid-range players you want to have in your lineups
- Sheldon McClellan vs. Illinois ($8400) – The Texas transfer has really been a key cog in the new look Miami attack. Everyone expected his offensive game to help the canes score more points, but the reason I love him for fantasy is how he can fill up the rest of the stat sheet. On top of his scoring, he is also averaging 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal per game. He also shoots the 3 and can get you the bonus there. He has already had a double double bonus for his points and rebounds and he is a threat for a triple double on a high usage game because of how well rounded he is and how often the ball is in his hands. Miami is undefeated to start the year and playing at home. I think this Illinois team will give them a stern test and that only means max minutes and usage rates for McClellan.
- Caris Lavert vs. Syracuse ($8100) – Michigan guard started the season 2 rebounds and one assist short of a triple double while hanging 20 points to go with it. He had been good ever since, but with fellow guard Derrick Walton out last game, he stepped up again and almost put up a 40 DK point performance. Walton is still listed as day-to-day so Lavert might get another chance to step up his game again tonight. I like him to flirt with or reach that 40 mark again tonight and at that price I think he has a very safe floor over 30 with or without Walton by his side.
- Spike Albrecht vs. Syracuse ($4500) – With Walton out last game he picked up a lot of extra assists and ball handling duties. He had 10 points and 7 assists while playing 32 minutes which is a little below his norm. If he sees that many or more in a close game tonight I could easily see him making value again. His 24 DK points last out would be the kind of game that most college basketball DFS players would love to get from a guy at $4500.
- Aaron Crosby vs. Miami ($5500) – Here is a guy who does a little bit of everything. In his last game he failed to make a FG yet still managed to put up 16 DK points because of his rebounding and assists. He plays just shy of 30 minutes a game, but the ball is in his hands often when he is in and I doubt he shoots 0-6 from the field again tonight. If he gets his normal 8-12 points added to the stats he had last out, then he gets you to the mid twenty range and makes himself a nice value.
- Montrezl Harrell vs. Ohio State ($7600) – Louisville big man is off to a hot start. It’s no surprise as he has already been named a preseason All-American. He is averaging just shy of a double double to start the year and that has more to do with some games he played less minutes due to big leads. He does most of his damage on the inside and that is a big reason he currently boasts a field goal percentage above 62%. He is a legit 20 point, 10 rebound threat tonight and should be considered for all your rosters.
- Stanley Johnson vs. Gardner Webb ($7300) – Another preseason All-American at a discounted price. Johnson is a swing man who has a more well rounded game. He can step outside to shoot the three, rebound well for his position, and picks up a few assists and defensive stats every game. He finally played over 30 minutes the other night and despite a really cold 4-14 shooting mark still managed to get a double double and 30+ DK points. He is better than he showed last out and the opponents today are not, so I expect big things from the Arizona big man tonight.
- Georges Niang vs. Lamar ($9900) – Iowa State big man is one of the best in the country. He is a double double machine who is already averaging close to 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. He is one of the best players in the whole big 12 and you should not be too overly concerned about his high price. Watch him play and you will realize it is justified. My only hesitation is whether or not this game turns into a blowout.
- BJ Johnson vs. Michigan ($4600) -This dude is a rebounding machine. In five games this season he has failed to reach 8 rebounds or more only once with 5. In fact he only played 13 minutes against cal and still managed to pull down 8 rebounds in that one. His offensive game is still very raw, but anybody who can rebound like this guy does will get a put back here and there and maybe even a steal, block, or assist to add to his stat line. At only $4600 you do not need him to do much to make value and the floor he gives you from rebounds alone means he probably will not kill you tonight.