CBB 3.5 Slate
Chris Silva – South Carolina ($7900): Silva always comes with foul risk, but his massive upside here makes him an elite play. We saw him have a monster day and go for 52 FP in his last matchup against TAMU in a super fast paced game and he can easily do the same again. TAMU is super soft inside and consistently lets big guys smash against them so if Silva can stay on the court, he’ll put up video game numbers again.
Xavier Johnson – Pittsburgh ($7400): Here’s a play where you will get very low ownership and help win a GPP. Johnson has been pretty terrible lately and has burned me plenty of times this year, but looking at his advanced statistics and watching him play, he is an elite fantasy option. He’s one of the rare players who has a 30+% usage rate while playing the whole game. He gets a matchup against a Miami team who has really struggled defensively this year and will get the 5-foot-7 Lykes guarding him. Johnson is due for a big performance and I think he can get to one of those 40+ FP nights at home against the Canes here.
Amir Coffey – Minnesota ($6500): Minnesota is in desperate need of wins to score a bid to the big dance and Coffey looks to be the one putting the team on his back. He’s played the full 40 minutes in each of his last two games and has taken 12+ shots in his last four. I love his ability to stuff the stat sheet in all categories which gives him a ton of upside. Coffey is coming off his best game of the season, posting 54 FP, and I like him to stay hot here in a home matchup against Purdue where Minny is desperate for a win.
Savion Flagg – Texas A&M ($6900): TAMU has been playing really well lately winning three of their last four slightly saving their disaster of a season. A big reason for their recent success has been the increased aggression of Flagg. He’s been able to get to the 40+ FP mark in two of his last three games, including a 21 shot night last game. Flagg also has a nice 23% combined rebounding rate that raises his ceiling even more. I love the home matchup against the Gamecocks where he gets a tempo boost and should be able to get a ton of shots up. He has a good chance of continuing his 40+ FP games in this one.
Keyshawn Bryant – South Caroline ($4400): With Lawson out for an extended time, Bryant slides into that primary wing scoring role for the Gamecocks. The freshman has been up and down all year, but he will now be getting close to 40 minutes and sports a 23% usage rate. In their last game against a tough Mizzou defense, Bryant got the start and was able to put up 32 FP at value price. He gets a softer matchup here against TAMU and I think he can get to 30+ FP again in this one. He’s shown the ability to score the ball at a high level and get to 5+ rebound with a few steals.
Nick Richards – Kentucky ($4100): DK continues to be slow to update prices as Richards is still underpriced here at 4.1k. Richards has earned the starting role in Kentucky’s lineup replacing the injured Reid Travis and beating out EJ Montgomery. He still will split time with Montgomery but because of Richard’s recent good play, the split has been more like 25/15 in the last two games. If he can stay out of foul trouble he is an FPPP monster with a 20% usage rate and an absurd 34% combined rebounding rate. He can grab rebounds in a hurry and could possibly get to DD type numbers. Ole Miss has been susceptible to getting rocked by opposing bigs and I like this spot for Richards to be able to put up 20+ FP in this one.
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