CBB 3.13 Slates
Tyler Bey – Colorado ($8400): Bey has been an absolute monster lately, scoring 30+ FP in eight of his last 10 games and seeing his usage rate get up to the 30% mark. There’s some very important decisions to be made in this slate, and at the forward spot I think more people are going to be looking to play Thomas and Blackshear. I love the opportunity here to fade those two guys and hope they get into foul trouble. Paying a little more and playing Bey who went 17/14/2 with 3 blocks last time against Cal will be the move I will be making to try and gain an advantage in this slate.
Nickeil Alexander Walker – Virginia Tech ($8300): There’s another very important decision to be made here at the guard spot in this slate that will determine how well your team does. NAW vs Palmer Jr. I love both of these guys, but I give a slight lean to NAW. The dude just loves seeing Miami on the schedule as he smashed twice against them this year posting just about 100 FP combined in his two games against them. Target him with confidence.
Anthony Lawrence II – Miami ($7600): The dude has just been in the zone lately posting 28+ FP in six straight games. I’m not sure what has gotten into him but he has been super active and aggressive on the offensive end lately, making it really hard to fade him no matter what the matchup is. I like him to continue to be aggressive in this one and get to the 30+ FP mark again.
Glynn Watson Jr – Nebraska ($6400): Nebraska is pretty much down to a six-man rotation with only three of those guys being capable of putting the ball in the basket. Watson is one of those guys and should look to be super aggressive in this one. His shot volume has ticked up recently as he’s taken 14+ shots in his last four games. I don’t love the matchup here for Nebraska, but from a fantasy perspective Watson, Roby and Palmer are all capable of smashing just from the amount of usage they all will get. I like Watson here as the cheapest and the potential to put up 40+ FP.
Elijah Weaver – USC ($4300): Kevin Porter Jr. played last game for USC but seems to have re-aggravated his injured foot and has been sitting out of practice. I am assuming USC is going to be cautious with him since he is a potential future lottery pick and keep him out. That would leave Weaver to continue to start and get 30 minutes in a primary ball-handling role. The highly touted recruit has shown the ability to produce when he gets the minutes, especially in the assist category, and I see him easily getting to the 20+ FP mark if Porter sits.
Johnny Trueblood – Nebraska ($3000): If Johnny Trueblood can play basketball like he can sell drugs (check out the movie Alpha Dog, it’s fantastic) then he would be fantasy gold. But unfortunately, he can’t and is not very good. But the good news is that Trueblood will be getting an extended run here with basically half of Nebraska’s roster hurt. In 26 minutes last game, Trueblood was able to put up 16.5 FP without scoring a basket. If he starts over Thornjararson, and I think he will, then he has a good chance to get to 20 FP which is a steal at this price.
Jordan Nwora – Louisville ($7900): Louisville had a little stretch there (after Duke broke them) where they played pretty awful and lost three in a row. Everyone on Louisville was bad and we saw all their prices drop by a few $100. Nwora, who is easily their best player, is still sitting here under the 8k mark and has a pretty nice matchup against an ND team who he just dropped 40 FP on. Louisville is starting to play better and everything runs through Nwora who takes around 15+ shots per game and has the ability to grab 10+ rebounds. I love his price here and upside to get to 40+ FP again.
Savion Flagg – Texas A&M ($7600): Even with his price increase, I still love using this guy. He’s been playing all 40 minutes and getting 15+ shots up per game. The Aggies get a plus matchup against the worst team in the conference in Vandy where Flagg just smashed for 48 FP last time against them. I will continue to target him with confidence with his 20/10 upside.
Jermaine Haley – West Virginia ($6100): It’s not really fun when these West Va guys are over 50% owned and Haley is going to be in that range again even at this price. He plays 35+ minutes a game and has 40+ FP upside as we’ve seen him reach 38 FP last time against Oklahoma. He will be chalk but his ability to produce FPs at a high rate make him hard to fade.
Jordan McCabe – West Virginia ($5300): Same story here as the West Va PG will be chalk and really hard to fade. He plays the whole game and has 30+ FP upside as he just dropped 31 FP in their last matchup against Oklahoma. With his ability to score, assist and steal and can’t find any reason not to play him at this price.
Cormac Ryan – Stanford ($5200): Stanford is definitely a team I want to target in this slate as they get to go against a UCLA team where everyone smashes against. Daejon Davis has been ruled out for Stanford so that leaves primary ball handling duties to Ryan. He loves seeing UCLA as he just dropped 37 FP on them in their last matchup where he only saw 26 minutes. The streaky shooter should get a ton of open looks in this one and should play 30+ minutes. He has 30+ FP upside.
Torrence Watson – Missouri ($3800): Not entirely sure here why DK hasn’t adjusted his price yet, but with Missouri’s season just about over, coach Martin has really given the freshman his chance to shine and play a significant role in the offense. He’s gotten 30+ minutes in all of his last three games including 39 in their last one. Watson is more of just a shooting who will grab a few rebounds and steals here and there but with the extended playing time he has reached 22+ FP in three straight games. I expect him to get there again in this one against a poor Georgia defense.
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