CBB 2.28 Slate
Bennie Boatwright – USC ($8400): A Thursday slate means that we get to see a ton of games in our favorite conference, the PAC 12, or as our favorite late night commentator Bill Walton likes to call it, The Conference of Champions. Besides Washington, the PAC 12 has been the complete opposite of champions this year and the majority of the teams have seemed to have packed it in already thinking about spring breaking in Mexico. Both UCLA and USC are both perfect examples of this and have pretty much decided that defense need to be played anymore. UCLA has given up come massive fantasy performances over the last few weeks and Boatwright should be primed to smash. He’s been chucking lately and should easily see over 15 shots in this one. He has 50 FP upside.
Daejon Davis – Stanford ($6800): Continuing with the PAC 12 theme, Stanford gets a juicy matchup against an awful Wazzu defense who plays at the 66th highest tempo in the country and we just saw give up 92 points to Utah. Stanford should be able to go nuts in this one and it all starts with the PG Davis. He’s not the most efficient player but he sports a nice 25% usage rate and has the ability to produce in every category, especially assists and steals. We’ve seen him be able to get up to 35+ FP before and with Okpala banged up against the Wazzu defense this looks like a good spot for him to get there again. It’s worth noting that he racked up five steals in his last game against Wazzu.
Josh Sharma – Stanford ($6000): Going to be stacking Stanford here, Sharma has been on fire recently making it almost impossible to fade him. The seven-footer has put up 20+ FP in six straight games and over 28 FP in five of those. He’s been almost a lock for a DD since seeing his minutes bump to 30+ a game. I love the matchup here for Stanford as they’re projected to score over 80 points and Sharma should easily be able to see another DD in this one.
Kevin Porter Jr. – USC ($5200): The highly recruited freshman has been banged up all year and he finally seems to be healthy. He’s a pretty explosive athlete who scores in bunches when he gets the minutes. With USC’s season in the tank and going up a UCLA team that wants to make this a track meet, this is a prime spot for Porter to go off. He just saw his minutes jump to 27 last game with Rako in foul trouble and was able to produce a 33 FP game with a 26% usage rate. I think his minutes are on the rise and if he can get over 25 minutes in this one he has 30+ FP upside which is a steal at this price.
Cormac Ryan – Stanford ($4700): The freshman has been banged up all year but when he’s healthy, he is their primary shooting threat who starts and plays 30+ minutes. He’s been working himself back into the rotation after his latest injury and has seen his minutes in the high 20 range over his last few games. In this matchup against Wazzu, Ryan should be able to see a ton of open shots and has a chance to get hot from three. The uptempo game flow seems perfect for him as we’ve seen him smash for 30+ FP in similar spots against UCLA, UNC and USC. Along with his ability to get hot from three, he can produce a little in rebounds and assists as well that raises his floor.
Jamarius Burton – Wichita State ($4500): Moving away from the PAC 12, the Shockers see themselves in a sneaky good spot here against a banged up Uconn team. A lot of people here will be targeting Dennis for a value play because of his recent hot shooting, but Burton is the one with much more fantasy upside. The freshman starts and sports a nice 20% usage rate. His only issue is that he seems to find himself in foul trouble a lot of the time which takes a hit on his minutes. But when he’s on the court he is heavily involved in the Shocker offense. Him staying out of foul trouble is a risk I’m willing to take at his price point as he has the potential to give you 30+ FP if he can play the whole game. We’ve seen his usage rate get over 30% in a few recent games and I love his ability to produce in all categories especially assists.
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