Today’s CBB Targets break down the college basketball slate we have with a look at the studs, sleepers, and mid-range players you want to have in your lineups.
We have a 6 game DFS slate tomorrow for college basketball with all 12 teams being in play for this one which is nice. The more teams and players in the pool the less overlap we should see and that creates a good opportunity for those who did their homework to profit. There’s two games on the slate I think you need to tread carefully on and those are the games between Cal St. Long Beach/Louisville and Virginia tech/West Virginia both of which have spreads over 16.5 and climbing at the moment. The NW/Rutgers and Mich/Ill games both have spreads of 3 or less and the spreads in the middle belong to the Maryland/Michigan State and Iowa/Ohio State games.
- Myles Mack, Rutgers ($7600) – I usually look for guys that can get me at least 4 times value at the top end when I pay up and Mack fits that bill. He is averaging 30.6 DK points over his last three and one of those was a game where he saw a low of 30 minutes when he had been playing 34+ minutes in most other games this season. He is the main man for Rutgers and should have a decent match up tomorrow in a close game. The ball will be in his hands at crunch time too, so I think it’s a great play for the price and as good a shot as any guard to exceed four points per $1000 of cost.
- Rayvonte Rice, Illinois, ($8100) – Averaging over 31 points per during his last four and playing under 30 minutes in each of them. He has games of 33 and 39 in his last few which would put him over 4 times value here. I expect the game to be close and that means he could see 30+ minutes of action. Definitely like him for a 30 burger tomorrow and he could get 40+ DK points if he does see an extra few minutes. He has been a point per minute guy lately and that is very rare in college basketball DFS.
- Jevon Carter, West Virginia ($3300) – Juwan Staten plays most of the game as the Mountaineers best player, but of the guys who get run with him, the most consistent minutes and fantasy producer is Carter. He has been averaging a little more then 5 times his price in the last three and has had a 30+ point game and a few scores in the twenties earlier in the season. Not many min priced guys are capable of going 10 times value and he is one who has already shown that upside. I think WV blows out Va Tech tomorrow, but he is used to playing 20 minutes or so and producing above value lines. He is my favorite punt play below $4K tomorrow and you should give him a look.
- Jake Layman, Maryland ($8000) – He has back to back double doubles with 11 and 12 rebounds. His last two games he has 33 and 40 DK points which is above 4 and 5 times value so he has shown an ability to hit his ceiling. What I really like about him is he can get a double double and the bonus points for it, plus he hits 3s at a pretty high clip and can get the 3 pt bonus for that as well. Add in that he gets over a steal per game and is averaging around 16 points and you can see that his stuffed stat sheet adds up to fantasy gold pretty quick. He is no longer cheap and MSU is great defensively and on the boards as all Izzo coached teams always are, but I think he could be the reason this game stays close and could return nice value to you as well.
- Joey Van Zegeren, Virginia Tech ($3700) – This is purely a price play for me, but not one without merit. I expect this game to be a little bit of a blowout and that is why I like the Va Tech big man at the low price to pay off his salary. At 3700 we need 15+ points out of him and I think that is well within his range. He has had 17.75, 13, and 15.75 in his last three games so a repeat of those would put him right there. A lot of people are going to want to pay up for some of the more expensive options today and in order to do so you need a consistent producer at a low cost. JVZ fits that bill for me and I will be rolling the dice on him tomorrow.
- Marc Loving, Ohio State ($5400) – This guy will win you a GPP tonight in my opinion. The OSU forward has not been under 20.5 DK points in his last four and is averaging 25 DK points. At his price that is basically 4 times as a floor and 5 times as his ceiling. That’s a high cash in any GPP if he can repeat even his floor for a fifth straight game today. He doesn’t play a ton of minutes which is my concern, but he is uber productive when he does get on the floor.