3 games again today’s Euroleague Fantasy Tournament slate with the prize pool at 6k.
Plenty to look into so let’s dive right into it!
Khimki vs Anadolu Efes (-4.5) 168.5
With Bryant Dunston out and at least one guard out the previous three games, Efes has been running a pretty tight rotation of late. Roddy Beaubois remains out to keep the guard minutes concentrated.
Vasilije Micic will continue to log low to mid-30s in minutes again. He’s a fine play and can give you 30+ when his shot is falling, as can his backcourt mate Shane Larkin. He’s more expensive, but Larkin has a much higher ceiling than he showed us last time out. What was most encouraging was the 31 minutes.
Krunoslav Simon might end up the forgotten man ownership-wise today, and even though his stats are a bit inflated from a few rounds of playing without Larkin, I think he’s fairly priced for his upside.
Tibor Pleiss has seen his minutes pretty much top out since Dunston got injured. I would expect another 30-minute outing and you can play him with confidence at 10.3m in the up-pace matchup against Khimki.
Adrien Moerman 10m was the value play to own on Tuesday for Efes and I’ll gladly play some Moerman, but you shouldn’t have to play many Singleton shares to get over the field, and I still think he has 20+ point potential if he sees 30+ minutes again, as he’s done in two of his last four games.
We’re just waiting on news to figure out how to attack Khimki today. If Devin Booker and Jonas Jerebko are both out again, we can go right back to Greg Monroe and Jordan Mickey, and I think you can stack them if you’re so inclined.
If one of those bigs returns, I would want to limit my KHI forward exposure to one per lineup. You can always play Alexey Shved, especially when he’s on fire.
Erick McCollum’s price of 10.2m is great and I just can’t get away, I imagine more people will be on him now.
If both bigs are out you can look to Sergey Monia for cheap value.
Priority Plays: McCollum, Shved, Monroe, Mickey, Larkin, Micic, Pleiss
Secondary Plays: Simon, Moerman, Monia, Singleton
Bayern Munich vs CSKA Moscow (-4.5) 158
Even though he’s capable of playing 32+ minutes off the bench, I sure would prefer it if Mike James would get the start today. Pricing is soft enough to play pretty much anyone so you can roll James out there regardless, but I prefer the two more expensive guards to him as long as he’s the “sixth man” for Moscow.
I like Nikola Milutinov a good bit again this round, he’s seen 23+ minutes in three of the last four games as a starter and is a double-double threat at that rate.
The rest of this team is pretty much secondary plays for me.
No issue if you want to catch one of the guards, Daniel Hackett or Darrun Hilliard , on a heat-check type of day.
You can also run out Will Clyburn or Tornike Shengelia, we’ve seen them put up tournament-winning scores at these prices, they just aren’t my favorite options at those price points.
Dumpster dive special Joel Bolomboy if you think he gets back up over 20 mins.
On the Bayern side, we have Wade Baldwin, who finally broke the 30 point threshold on Tuesday against Efes. It’s hard for me to get away from him again today.
Vladimir Lucic is also a good option.
We know Reynolds can go off in limited playing time.
Paul Zipser has been good over the past few games, but I’m not planning on chasing him too heavy.
Priority Plays: Baldwin, James, Milutinov, Lucic, Reynolds
Secondary Plays: Clyburn, Shengelia, Hackett, Zipser, Bolomboy, Hilliard
Baskonia vs Panathinaikos (-4.5) 157
Shelvin Mack is off to a great start with his new team, and his price has risen since his debut a week ago.
He should be one of the highest owned players in his price range today, and I’ll likely end up under the field.
His numbers are bolstered by some unsustainable shooting efficiency thus far and I prefer McCollum or the Baskonia guard that I mention in the next paragraph.
Nemanja Nedovic returned on Tuesday and only played 18 minutes. His price slipped and I like having exposure to him today.
Ioannis Papapetrou has been very steady this season and he’s a very strong play as the minutes and usage are elevated for that price range.
You can play Kostas Mitoglu and hope for the double bonus that he will pick up every once in a while, and similar thinking with fellow big man George Papagiannis.
PIerria Henry is a smash play for me.
Rokas Giedratis is in a similar category, Achille Polonara only saw 8 minutes on Tuesday, I’m still trying to find out why.
If he’s expected to be healthy and starting, I have interest on the chance he gets back to his low to mid 30s minutes.
Luka Vildoza is also a good pivot off of chalky Shelvin Mack.
If you go to Alec Peters I won’t blame you, he’s shown a ceiling at that price more than once this year. He’s still not for me today at the increased price tag.
Priority Plays: Henry, Papapetrou, Nedovic (if starting), Giedratis
Secondary Plays: Polonara, Vildoza, Mack, Mitoglu, Peters, Papagiannis
That’s all for today.
Good luck and have a great Fantasy Day.