CBB 1.30 Slate
Nickeil Alexander Walker – Virginia Tech ($8300): The spot seems right here for NAW to have a breakout game. We just saw Justin Robinson go nuts, dropping 35 and 8 last game against Syracuse, and I think its now NAW’s turn to get his. He has been a little inconsistent since ACC play started and has found himself in some foul trouble lately. Going up against a struggling Miami team that sports the second-worst defense in the ACC, I am feeling NAW getting back into form and dropping a 35+ FP night. I love his ability to produce in every category, especially steals.
Phil Booth – Villanova ($8400): Booth has really made it hard to keep him out of your lineup anytime Villanova is involved in the slate. I’ve continued to use Booth all year (usually at a low 7k price tag) because of his ability to score at a high level and also produce in all other categories. Even after seeing his price increase he continues to smash his value. Villanova doesn’t have many options on offense and Booth is relied upon to do so much that his floor is super high. He’s only had one game under 30 FP in his last 10. I will continue to roll Booth out in my cash lineups.
Martin Krampelj – Creighton ($6300): DK continues to underprice Krampelj in the low 6k range week after week and you have to continue to take advantage of it. Ever since Epperson went down with an injury and Krampelj’s minutes increased to 30+ per game he has been a fantasy dream. He has averaged 30 FP per game over his last 10. In the fastest paced game of the slate, rolling out Krampelj at this price point is a no brainer as he has DD upside.
Nate Watson – Providence ($5400): If you read my breakdowns, you know how I love to target big men against a soft Seton Hall interior. Watson is the guy this time facing off against the Pirates. Watson only plays around 25 minutes per game, but in those minutes his usage rate is very high. He has shown the ability to get up to 30 FP and this is the perfect matchup for him to do so again. I expect him to eat in this one with DD upside.
Frank Howard – Syracuse ($5000): I will continue to roll out Howard in the majority of my lineups at this low price point. After coming back from injury he’s been a little inconsistent but has recently shown signs of getting his groove back and is seeing 35+ minutes starting at PG for the Orange. We have seen him have the ability to put up 40 FP on a few occasions last year with his massive steal upside, and in a plus matchup against a terrible BC defense, this could be one of those games.
Khwan Fore – Louisville ($3400): Over the last few games it seems like Darius Perry has found himself in coach Mack’s dog house and all his minutes have gone to Fore. Fore has seen himself playing 25+ minutes in his last four games. He’s not nearly the highest used player on this Louisville squad, but a starter playing around 30 minutes at this price point is really hard to pass up. He should get up around 6+ shots and has the ability to produce in all other categories including steals. All he needs to do is get to 15 FP, and against a terrible WF defen,se I expect Fore to be able to get there if he continues to get the minutes.
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