CBB 2.27 Slate
Admiral Schofield – Tennessee ($8200): After coming off a heartbreaking loss at LSU, the Vols get a matchup against an Ole Miss team who really struggles to guard physical post players. We’ve seen guys such as Chuma Okeke, Reggie Perry and Donta Hall all smash against the Ole Miss weak interior defense and both Grant Williams and Schofield should both be licking their chops. I am going to lean playing Schofield because of the price savings and his historical success against the Rebels (35+ FP in both games against Ole Miss last year). He sports a nice 25% usage rate has seen 10+ shots in each of his last nine games. I think he can get back to 35+ FP in this one.
Xavier Johnson – Pittsburgh ($7300): I love rostering Xavier Johnson when he is at this low 7k price simply because he sports a massive 30+% usage rate. The freshman has been up and down all year for the Panthers but he is by far their best and highest used player. I’ve rostered him in spots before where he’s shot terribly (3-19 one game) and still managed to get up to 28 FP. Imagine if he shot well! He doesn’t have an ideal matchup here against a solid Clemson defense, but I like him at home to shoot well and in his last matchup against Clemson he smashed for 41 FP.
Dwayne Sutton – Louisville ($6100): Sutton had a little streak earlier in conference play where he was pretty much unfadable putting up 30+ FP on a consistent basis. He come back down to earth over the last week or so going along with Louisville’s poor play in general (I think that Duke collapse really effected them). But I think Louisville and Sutton both get back on track in this juicy matchup against a poor BC defense. Sutton put up a nice 14/10/2 line in their previous matchup against BC and I think we can expect similar DD type numbers in this one.
Aaron Nesmith – Vanderbilt ($6800): It’s been a year to forget for Vanderbilt as they saw their star PG go down with an injury for the season and they are still yet to win a game in the SEC. The lone bright spot for Vanderbilt has been the recent emergence of their stud freshman Nesmith. We’ve seen his usage rate spike to the 35% mark a few times over the last four games, here he’s getting up around 15 shots. He’s shown potential to get to 40+ FP including their last matchup on the road against Florida. They get Florida at him this time around and I expect him to continue to be highly involved.
Jase Febres – Texas ($4300): With Roach suspended indefinitely, everyone was wondering which Texas guard would step up and benefit the most. Febres came out the one who saw the most uptick in minutes and usage as he took a whomping 15 three-pointers in their last game against Oklahoma. I still like Coleman the best of all the Texas guards just because of his ability to assist and steal, but at $1200 cheaper and a similar usage rate, I will be rolling with Febres in a lot of my lineups in hope he plays 35 minutes again. If he gets up a similar number of shots as his last game, getting to 30 FP again can be expected.
Moses Wright – Georgia Tech ($4200): Very few people know what coach Pastner is doing with his rotation as it seems to be all over the place. He recently shifted the starting lineup around again for the 100th time and has been plugging in the sophomore Wright in the four spot. He gets an awful matchup here against UVA, but it’s hard to ignore his massive usage rate over his last two games getting up 10+ shots and producing 27 FP in each. I think Pastner is trying to give his younger talent a run (Wright, Sjolund & Devoe) so I expect his minutes to continue to be there. If he continues on his massive 30% usage rate, even in a bad matchup it would take a pretty poor shooting night for him to not hit value at this price. It is worth noting that he got 35 minutes last year as a freshman against UVA and was able to put up 6 & 7 with 2 steals.
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