College hoops is here! Check out all the top plays for Wed’s six-game CBB DFS slate!!
Solid six game slate. We’ve already seen 15 games cancelled or postponed on today’s CBB schedule so we’ll need to keep an eye on these games and make sure they play.
- Isaac Bonton $7900
- Jared Rhoden $8200
- Jalen Suggs $7500
- Nate Freidel $6300
- Rasir Bolton $8300
- Miles McBride $6100
- Coleman-Lands $5600
- KJ Walton $7300
- Davion Mitchell $6200
- Macio Teague $6400
*I forgot to list Fatts. See URI writeup.*
- Sandro Mamukelashvili $8500
- Douglas Wilson $7200
- Oscar Tshiebwe $6100
- Corey Kispert $7600
- Kofi Cockburn $7800
- Drew Timme $8400
- Warith Alatishe $6500
- Sean McNeil $4900
- Tyler Harris $4700
- Alex Arians $4400
- Myles Cale $4800 (G/F)
- Mike Smith $5000
- Adam Flagler $4800
- Luke Bumbalough $3000
- Javon Johnson $5100
- Efe Abogidi $4500 (upside but extreme foul risk)
- Jonathan Tchamwa-Tchatchoua $4600
- Maurice Caloo $4900
Team by Team
Seton Hall vs. Rhode Island
- SHU -2.5, 149 total
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This should be a high paced game today, though I do think Seton Hall plays some pretty disciplined defense.
Seton Hall is led by forward Sandro Mamukelashvili $8500 and guard Jared Rhoden $8200.
The Pirates have run a ton of offense so far through Mamu and with success. He’s gotten up 17 and 18 shots the first two games. He should be a sneaky, low-owned option.
Rhoden flashed some upside last game going for 47.5 fantasy points. It’s tough to choose between these two guys, but both are strong options today.
Myles Cale $4800 is a fixture in the lineup. He’s more of a defensive stopper and glue guy than a big offensive weapon, but he’s a decent value at under $5000, though there’s a few guys in the price range that I like more.
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This is already the fifth game of the season for URI and every one of their first four has been reasonably competitive, which gives a little extra look at their rotation compared to other teams.
As mentioned, I actually like this Seton Hall defense quite a bit. However, Fatts Russell $9200 has a 24% usage rate so far this season and fills up the stat sheet. I don’t think he’s a must play at the price, but he’s still very playable. Running back a Fatts team with Rhoden or Mamu makes sense if we end up with a track meet type of game.
Antwan Walker $6800 is somewhat viable as is Jeremy Sheppard $6000 – and you could conceivably take a flyer on one of the Mitchell twins – but, overall, there’s not a whole lot here outside of Fatts, who is such a big part of this offense.
Ball St. vs. Michigan
- Michigan -15, 142 total
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This is only Ball St.’s second game of the year so we don’t have a lot to go on.
This is KJ Walton’s $7300 sixth year in college basketball! He averaged 13 ppg and 4.3 rpg two years ago before redshirting last year. His 48.5 fantasy points on 11-21 shooting in their opener really stands out.
Ball St. will likely be outmatched here, but I’d expect Walton to come out aggressively here to see if he’s still “hot”. I don’t know a whole lot about him, but Ball St. is only projected to score about 64 points here and this is a step up in competition from the opener.
Ishmael El-Amin $5800 played 36 minutes and got up 13 shots in the opener. He’s an option here if you want someone low-owned who’s going to play a lot.
Something crazy of note is Luke Bumbalough started and played 33 minutes. He went 0-6 from the field and did almost nothing in the game but he’s only $3000. He averaged 7 ppg, 1.5 apg and 1.3 rpg last year in 26.1 mpg so it’s not the worst spot for a bounceback.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/umichbball
Isaiah Livers $8700 and Franz Wagner $8800 are both really expensive. It’s a good spot for Michigan but this is a bit much. Between the two, Livers is the preferred play.
PG Mike Smith $5000 got in some foul trouble in their second game but played 32 minutes in the opener, scoring 29.25 fantasy points. He could be a super low-owned cheaper play.
Chaundee Brown $5700 and Hunter Dickinson $6300 both come off the bench. They’re decent players, but I have a hard time paying these prices for guys without minutes upside.
South Dakota St. vs. Iowa St.
*This is a really good stack spot here with SDSU. The pricing is low and we know where the minutes are going. There’s some viable ways to run it back with ISU as well.*
- Iowa St. -1.5, 150.5 total
South Dakota St.
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This is a close spread, high total game, and SDSU has four guys who, barring fouls, will likely play 30+ minutes: Doug Wilson $7200, Noah Friedel $6300, Baylor Scheierman $5400 and Alex Arians $4400. They also will likely play any overtime.
I think all of them are in play here and a stack isn’t a bad way to go, running it back with Bolton and probably Tyler Harris $4600 or Jalen Coleman-Lands $5600.
As individual plays, it’s Friedel, Wilson, Arians and Schierman for me.
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As mentioned, this is a pretty good game to target. Rasir Bolton $8300 leads the way for ISU and is one of the top guard plays on the slate.
There’s also some value to be had here with guards Tyler Harris $4700 and Jalen Coleman-Lands $5600.
Javan Johnson $5100 is worth a look as a relatively cheap forward option.
Solomon Young $5800 is a good player – he averaged 9.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg in just 20.8 mpg last year – but had a wretched opening game. I think there’s a decent shot he bounces back.
West Virginia vs. Gonzaga
- Gonzaga -9.5, 154.5 total
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/WVUhoops
I think the most notable thing here is that Oscar Tshiebwe $6100 is priced down over 2k from just a few games ago. Derek Culver $8100 has been tremendous to start the year and a lot of that has been due to his ability to stay out of foul trouble and on the court.
Tshiebwe has been the exact opposite. He picked up two very early fouls against both SDSU and WKU and rode the pine for the rest of the half. It’s hard to gauge ownership here because there’s been such a big price reduction, but Tshiebwe is a big time talent, and I’ll role the dice here and take the savings over Culver because there’s plenty of upside at the price. Of course, wouldn’t argue with anyone going Culver here either, but I’m landing on Tshiebwe.
Sean McNeil $4900 has a sweet stroke and is seeing big time minutes. He’s someone who hasn’t gone off yet, but I think the ability to do so is there.
Miles McBride is a bit underpriced at $6100 as well. The Mountaineers will need a big game out of him if they’re going to keep this close.
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We normally associate West Virginia with strong defense, but Vegas isn’t all that worried as they still have this projected as the highest scoring game on the slate. Gonzaga is an offensive juggarnaut.
Freshman phenom Jalen Suggs $7500 runs the point and has almost a 30% usage rate so far. He’s an absolute stud. The thing holding him back is the minutes: he’s played just 24 and 25 minutes so far, but I think if WVU can keep this close enough, we should see that creep towards 30.
Honestly, this Gonzaga team is so loaded it’s hard to know who to roster from them. Drew Timme $8400, Corey Kispert $7600 and Joel Ayayi $7100 are all outstanding players.
I do think WVU has the size and length in Culver and Tshiebwe to make things difficult for Timme, but he’s such a talented player he can still get it done. Kispert is a bit shot dependent but he’s also a flamethrower who can absolutely light it up. Ayayi does a little bit of everything and has played 32 and 33 minutes so far.
But…we have to make choices. For me, it’s Suggs, Timme, Kispert and Ayayi.
Oregon St. vs. Washington St.
- Oregon St. -1, 137 total
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Low total here. Oregon St. is led this year by guard Ethan Thompson $8600. If you want to get different, he’ll be low-owned, but, otherwise, this isn’t a great spot.
Oregon St. loses big time scorer Tres Tinkle from a year ago and so far Warith Alatishe has done a nice job of filling the forward spot. He went for 16 points and 8 boards in 34 minutes against a legit team in Cal.
There isn’t a ton of forward value on this slate so Maurice Calloo is a little bit interesting at $4900 just because of the 27 minutes against Cal.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSUCougarMBB
Imagine if Isaac Bonton $7900 ever made a shot? He’s 10-41 from the field through two games and is still averaging 28 fantasy points. Unfortunately, he shot just 34% from the field last year so I’m not sure a significant improvement in efficiency is on the horizon. Still, with that kind of shot volume, he’s going to have some monster games. I really like his upside here as a GPP play.
Noah Williams $6900 is playable, but, again, this is expected to be a slow-paced game so we don’t want too much exposure unless we’re looking to get different in tournaments.
Efe Abogidi $4500 has so far been a fouling machine but he’s also been a very strong PPM producer: 42 fantasy points in just 29 minutes = 1.45 FPPM. I think there’s plenty of reason there to take a shot or two in GPPs, knowing that he’s an extreme foul risk but there’s also some boom potential.
Illinois vs. Baylor
- Baylor -4.5, 144.5 total
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Ayo Dosunmu $9400 has been an absolute monster so far this season, going off for 51.5, 43 and 48.75 fantasy points. However, all of those games were against lower-level competition and now he’s facing off against the #2 team in the nation in a fairly low-projected total.
While I think it’s likely that Dosunmu has taken a step forward this season, I’ll only have a taste of him today on my GPP teams. The price and the increase in competition puts me mostly off him.
Kofi Cockburn $7800 is the guy I have the most interest in. If this Baylor team has a weakness, it’s in their frontcourt. The minutes are a little scary, but I also think Illinois was being a little careful with three games in three days, two of them blowouts. If this is close and he’s not in foul trouble, I’d expect 28-30.
I don’t have much interest in Adam Miller $5900, Trent Frazier $5100 or Da’Monte Williams $5300.
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Jared Butler $8000 is Baylor’s best player. If you said you were playing him, I wouldn’t talk you off that. I do think, though, that as this one of the lower scoring games and with an outstanding defender in Dosunmo likely locking down on him, that this is a tough spot.
I’d rather look to a couple of his talented teammates in Macio Teague $6400 and Davion Mitchell $6200. Neither is a huge priority but I’ll sprinkle them in a few GPP teams.
Adam Flagler $4600 can be used as a value but I do worry that as a bench player, the minutes could go down if this game tonight is as close as expected.
As mentioned before, there’s not a ton of forward value on the slate and Jonathan Tchamwa-Tchatchoua $4600 has had some strong rates off the bench. I’d still rather use the guard value on this slate, but if you’re looking to pay up at guard, he’s not the worst option.