4 games in today’s Euroleague Fantasy Tournament slate and they offer plenty of opportunities.
Let’s dive right into it!
Crvena Zvezda vs Real Madrid (-6.5) 157.0
The studs rebounded in a big way for Real last round.
Facundo Campazzo and Walter Tavares both smashed their prices in Round 7, and each is expensive for today’s slate but not nearly enough to take them out of play however as long as they start.
I prefer Campazzo even at the elevated price tag, Tavares really doesn’t get the consistent minutes to make me comfortable having a lot of exposure.
Campazzo should get high 20s-low 30s in minutes as long as he starts again. Anthony Randolph is my other significant interest from RMD today. He’s still just 9.3 and with his minutes rising since returning from injury, I like him as one of my favorite values on the day.
Sergio Llull is in play, he won’t get much more than 20-22 minutes at most, but he’s usually productive on a point per-minute basis, and at 10m I don’t hate a share if he fits your build but I will not be going out of my way to fit him in.
If you’ve invested in Jordan Lloyd this season, you’ve likely been profiting. He’s averaging more than 7 fantasy points more than the next highest player on this slate, and he’s priced like it at 13m.
If you can fit him in your lineup confidently, play him. Wouldn’t fault anyone for fading to go with a more balanced build.
Our boy Johnny O’Bryant is back after missing the previous game on Wednesday. If he avoids foul trouble, he will smash value. If he picks up early fouls like his first two appearances, then we will lose together! .
You can use Corey Walden or Langston Hall at the guard spot if they fit, but the only real interest I have elsewhere on CZV is Emanuel Terry at 8.4.
He got the start last game and has a higher ceiling than what he showed in his 24 minutes.
Priority Plays: Campazzo , Lloyd, O’Bryant, Randolph
Secondary Plays: Tavares, Terry, Llull
Panathinaikos vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul (-7.5) 161.5
The pricing for the EFS guards is just expensive.
Shane Larkin is expected back, he played 20 minutes in his return, then sat last game for undisclosed reasons.
His return combined with the Roddy Beaubois explosion game has raised the prices of the top four guards on this team and with Larkin back, I have no interest in playing roulette with these guards.
If I had to choose an EFS guard it would be Vasilije Micic, his minutes are incredibly consistent, and did well with Larkin back in Round 6. After that, I would rank them Larkin>Simon>Beaubois.
I do have interest in Tibor Pleiss, who should see more minutes with Bryant Dunston still sidelined.
Chris Singleton is a good value also.
Panathinaikos got Ioannis Papapetrou back in Round 7 and he continued to see massive minutes. He didn’t produce to the best of his ability, but a guy who could play 35+ minutes and lead the team in shot attempts is always in play.
The news to watch for me is the return of Shelvin Mack to the EL.
PAO brought him in to play the Kiefer Sykes role, which would include 19-22 minutes off the bench. At 10m I have some interest in him as (what should be) a low owned value play.
Priority Plays: Papapetrou, Pleiss
Secondary Plays: Nedovic, Micic, Larkin, Mack, Singleton, Moerman
Bayern Munich vs Valencia (-2.5) 154.5
Three injured players opens up some plays for us on Valencia.
Both Sam Van Rossom and Derrick Williams are expected to play even though they are listed Q.
Van Rossom and Bojan Dublijevic are two guys that you can play if they fit your build. Dublijevic hasn’t shown off a very impressive ceiling thus far, but he is capable of putting together a game worthy of the 12.5m price tag.
If you’re looking for minutes safety, you can plug in Nikola Kalinic, who at 10.5m is a high floor limited ceiling type of guy.
Derrick Williams is intriguing, he’s had a down year and was looking good before leaving last game with an injury. At a reduced price tag, you can use him today.
We can get some shares of Jalen Reynolds and Vladimir Lucic in a good matchup for bigs against VBC. I prefer Reynolds for the upside.
Wade Baldwin is really my only interest at the guard spot for Bayern, he’s as steady as they come and should provide you with the upper 20s in fantasy points. I believe he has a higher ceiling, but he hasn’t shown it to us thus far this season.
Nick Weiler-Babb is fine if you want to take a chance.
Priority Plays: Baldwin, Dublijevic
Secondary Plays: Reynolds, Lucic, Williams, Van Rossom, Kalinic, Weiler-Babb
ASVEL Basket vs Zenit (-5.0) 152.0
The guard duo of Kevin Pangos and Billy Baron are some of my favorite targets today.
Baron is too cheap in my opinion, and Pangos saw a price drop after busting last time out which could keep his ownership lower than it should be.
I will have shares of both Alex Poythress and Arturas Gudaitis.
Mateusz Pontika started their domestic game this past weekend and I hope for the minutes to be the same tonight.
Norris Cole and Amine Noua are out today.
I have an interest in Allerik Freeman at just 7.8m if he starts. He can fill it up if he gets the minutes. At a more pricey 10.2m Antoine Diot also gets a boost.
Paul Lacombe rounds out my guard interest here, purely a secondary play with Diot back.
Moustapha Fall’s price is up to 12m and I’m not forcing him in but I won’t mind playing him. I will use him and Gershon Yabusele.
Priority Plays: Pangos, Baron, Yabusele, Diot/Freeman
Secondary Plays: Poythress, Gudatis, Fall
That’s all for today.
Good luck and have a great Fantasy Day.