John Mooney – Notre Dame ($8900) : John Moon Moon Mooney played like absolute hot garbage last game against Duke and still found a way to somehow get to 36 fp. We’ve seen his price rise quite a bit over the past few weeks where he’s been just smashing every slate he’s been in and this matchup against a poor defensive BC team is just too damn good. This ND team is still banged up and the offense has evolved to run directly through him. He put up a nice 55 fp performance last time they played and I expect him to put on a show again. He most likely will be heavily owned but you do not want to miss the Mooney train this time around.
Nickeil Alexander Walker – Virginia Tech ($8500) : I was all in on NAW as a contrarian pick last game against Miami and it worked out pretty nicely (he put up 51 fp). Now, since J Rob is doubtful and Va Tech’s already short rotation is down to 6, I don’t think NAW will be that contrarian pick anymore. He has really developed into an explosive scorer at all 3 levels and has the potential to produce in every single category. NAW will have to carry an extremely heavy load in this one against an uptempo NC State team. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take 20 shots in this one, he has 40+ fp upside.
Isaiah Roby – Nebraska ($6700) : Roby has been one of my favorite mid level plays all year, when he can stay on the court he does it all for Nebraska. With Copeland going down for the season with an injury, Roby’s usage rate has spiked. We just saw him drop 40 fp last game against one of the best defenses in the country. He now has a juicy matchup against the Illini and will need to be aggressive for this Nebraska offense. He has massive rebound, steal and block upside and can even sprinkle in some assists. He has 40+ fp upside.
Dwayne Sutton – Louisville ($6200) : I love targeting guys against UNC who is the 5th fastest team in the country. You have to love Sutton here after watching him drop 50 fp against them last time out. He did benefit from Nwora getting hit with some foul trouble so it’s hard to imagine him getting to 50 fp again, but Sutton still has some serious upside. He has really carved out an important role for this surprisingly efficient Louisville offense and has potential to produce in every category, especially rebounds and steals. He just coming off a 45 fp against Wake Forest and I expect him to put up a similar line today.
Abdoulaye Gueye – Georgia Tech ($5400) : I am going back to Gueye today after he had a nice 30 fp performance for me on Tuesday. The matchup isn’t as great as UNC was but at this price I will be rolling him out. He does have foul risk, especially against a team like FSU who loves getting to the ft line, but we’ve seen a few big guys go off against this FSU team that struggles a little on the defensive glass. After being banged up a little all year, he seems to be back and seeing a pretty high usage rate. If he can stay out of foul trouble he’ll see 35+ minutes which should put him in the 25+ fp range again.
Wabissa Bede – Virginia Tech ($3800) : With J Rob going down last game and Va Tech’s super thin rotation, Bede ending up playing 37 minutes. He definitely is not the highest used guy on the roster, but if you see a sub 4k priced guy getting that kind of minutes you have to look at him for value. In every game where he saw 25+ minutes he put up over 10 fp, with one 35 fp outburst. In this uptempo game I think he can get 5+ shots up and has potential to produce in every other category if he’s on the floor. I will be rolling him out with hope he can get close to 20 fp.
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