CBB 2.26 Slate
Jeremiah Martin – Memphis ($9300): The dude has just been an absolute freak over the last few weeks, putting up video game numbers (or NBA numbers). He’s been over 40 FP in seven of his last 10 including a 63 FP and a 78 FP game. This game has the highest total of the slate and Martin is pretty much a lock to get up 20 shots since Penny has given him the keys to the offense. Along with his massive scoring ability, Martin produces in every category, especially steals. His usage rate is absurd right now, he’s gotten it up to 40% a few times and it should continue in this uptempo matchup against Temple. His ceiling is unlimited.
Kerry Blackshear -Virginia Tech ($8100): I was looking for NAW to step up and take over the offense once J-Rob went down with down with an injury, but it has been Blackshear who has emerged as the go-to guy for the Va Tech offense. He has been a fantasy god over the past few weeks, posting over 34 FP in his last seven games. He is their only big man and plays all 40 minutes. With Zion out, we saw Luke Maye absolutely eat against the Dukies inside and this is a spot where Blackshear can do the same. Buzz has even decided to play some zone to help keep Blackshear out of foul trouble. He has 40+ FP upside.
Savion Flagg – Texas A&M ($7000): TAMU has really turned a corner here and has been playing pretty solid basketball over their last few games. The main reason is that they’ve been playing Starks less (one of the least efficient players in the country) and Mitchell/Flagg both have seen an uptick in usage. What makes Flagg appealing is his ability to rebound the ball at a high 20% rate. We’ve seen him put up DD type numbers and over 40 FP in two of his last three games. I love the way TAMU is playing and I think Flagg continues to lead the way for them.
Reggie Perry – Mississippi State ($6500): The freshman has played his way into the starting lineup for the Bulldogs taking over Holman’s spot. He is absolutely all over the place when he’s on the court and he gets his usage rate up to 30% at times. He has DD potential and we’ve seen him get to 30+ FP in six of his last eight games. The Mizzou interior defense is pretty weak, especially since we know Tilmon will be on the bench in foul trouble. I like Perry to continue his dominant freshman campaign in this one.
EJ Montgomery – Kentucky ($4200): With Reid Travis out, Montgomery slides into the starting lineup for the Cats. He still will pretty much split time with Nick Richards and get around 20-25 minutes but with his high rebounding and block rate, he has some nice upside to smash his price. He was able to get up to 25 FP in the last game with Travis out and I think he gets there again today, mostly through rebounds and blocks. If he can mix in a few dunks and get to 10 points, he has 25+ FP upside.
Alex O’Connell – Duke ($3600): With Zion out, Duke needed someone to step up and against Syracuse and AOC got loose. The main reason why O’Connell got so much playing time was his ability to shoot against the zone. I think we might see Va Tech play a decent amount of zone in this one so that sets up nicely for AOC again. He got up to 32 FP against Syracuse and shot eight three-pointers. If he gets that usage again against Va Tech, he is a steal at this price.
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