CBB 3.2 Slate
Dedric Lawson – Kansas ($9900): Lawson seems to be back to his old self, posting a 50-burger in his last game against Kansas State. Kansas is starting to get a little healthier with Garrett back but it doesn’t seem to change how Kansas wants to get the ball inside and play through Lawson as he saw an absurd 40% usage rate last game. He gets a nice matchup against a thin Oklahoma State front line that wants to stay out of foul trouble, so Lawson should see some easy buckets in this one as he posted a 44 FP last time against them. I love his price under to 10k mark and ability to rebound and even assist at a high rate. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 25/15/5 type of game from Lawson here.
Terence Davis – Ole Miss ($8300): Davis had a nice streak earlier in conference play where he was consistently getting over 40+ FP. He’s been a little underwhelming lately not reaching 30 FP in his last five, but I love this opportunity to jump on him at low ownership in a juicy matchup against a sloppy Arkansas team. Guards in general, especially ones who have a high steal rate, tend to smash against the Razorback back court and Davis fits that mold perfectly. In their last matchup, Davis posted an absurd 18/9/7 line with 5 steals and I think he can produce like that again in this one.
Xavier Tillman – Michigan State ($6500): With Ward out and Tillman playing 30+ minutes and priced in the 6k range, I will be using him every time since he is petty much at a 1.5k discount. He does tend to get in a little bit of foul trouble some times but his high usage rate and FPPM (fantasy point per minute) make him an elite play. I love to target bigs against a weak Indiana interior and we saw both Goins and Tillman have solid games against them last time out. He should see DD type numbers in this one with the ability to get to 40+ FP. I will be using him a lot in cash and Goins in GPPs just because of Tillman’s much better offensive game.
Andre Wesson – Ohio State ($5300): With Kaleb Wesson ruled out and CJ Jackson banged up, Ohio State is a great team to target. It’s really hard to predict where the production will come from in their back court but Kaleb’s brother Andre looks to be taking a more prominent role in the Buckeye offense over the past few weeks. He got to see all 40 minutes in their last game we’ve seen him get his usage rate up over the 20% mark in a few games recently. I love his ability to produce in every category, especially rebounds with Kaleb out, and he has a good opportunity to get more shots up here which gives him 30+ FP upside.
Jase Fabres – Texas ($4300): It’s strange not to see Fabres’ price jump on DK after posting two 30+ FP games in a row. With Roach out, finding the right Texas guard to play is always one of the major decisions you have to make roster-wise, but Fabres is 1.2k cheaper than the other guards and sees a similar usage rate so I will be leaning him. He’s taken 15 shots in both of the last two games without Roach and at this price and 30+ FP upside and a tempo boost from Iowa State, he is a very good value play.
Justin Ahrens – Ohio State ($3200): Ahrens kind of came out of nowhere and really stepped up for Ohio State once Jackson went down with an injury. Now with their highest used player Kaleb Wesson suspended, a ton of offensive production opens up and Ahrens has an even bigger opportunity to shine. He’s seen around 30 minutes in his last two games and around a 25% usage rate, he even was taking the technical free throws for Ohio State last game. He posted a ridiculous 40 FP performance against Iowa, and even though I don’t see him getting there again he still has 30 FP upside which is a smash at this min price.
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