Best Fanduel Plays for CBB-1/20/21: Today, I want to take a look at the daily fantasy slate for Wednesday’s college basketball slate. I will give you two bargains and two players that I am willing to pay up a little bit for. All prices are based on Fanduel’s slate.
Best Fanduel Plays for CBB: Bargains
Nick Honor, Clemson-$5200
Honor is coming off of a fairly down game in the Tigers most recent matchup but then again, who doesn’t struggle against Virginia? Honor went into the Virginia game with a four game streak of at least 20 fantasy points per game with a high of 31.1 points against North Carolina State.
While Georgia Tech is widely known for their perimeter defense during the Josh Pastner era, the Yellow Jackets are surrendering 36.4% to opponents from behind the arc. That number ranks the Jackets 270th in the nation. On the season, Honor is shooting over 41% from deep and hoisting a handful of attempts per contest. Look for the streaky wing to land you with a solid 3.5-4x value.
Damien Jefferson, Creighton: $6300
This is a fairly obvious play for those paying attention to the game log. Just two weeks ago, Jefferson threw up a 43.1 fantasy point game against the Friars, in Providence. Jefferson doesn’t just score, he is one of the quintessential do-it-all players in the Big East. In the previous matchup with the Friars, Jefferson logged 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals and a block.
The total of 145 suggests that this will be a high scoring affair while the trends suggest the same. The total has gone over in each of the Friars five true road games this season while Creighton’s total has hit the over in five of their eight home games. Look for Jefferson to log somewhere between 29-32 minutes in the game and remain productive even in the unlikely event of an off shooting night.
Best Fanduel Plays for CBB: Pay up for Production
The whole point of finding the bargains of the slate is to provide salary flexibility. You really want to pay up for high level players that might still provide you with 4x value even at a maximum price point.
Nate Watson, Providence-$7900
Watson may not be the sexiest name on the slate but it’s hard to find a more consistent player on the season in daily fantasy sports. The 6’10 Friar is averaging over 18 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting over 62% from the field. He does not have the ability to stretch the floor like many new age big men but he is shooting a stellar 74% from the free throw line on the season and the Blue Jays are sending opponents to the line nearly 17 times per contest.
Watson has yet to score fewer than 20.6 fantasy points in a game this season and has gone over the 30 point mark four times. In his previous game against Creighton he logged 13 points and 8 rebounds on his way to a 24.6 point performance.
Quentin Grimes, Houston-$7600
Grimes has seemingly realized his potential that once led to him being projected as a first round NBA draft pick. Since December 5th, the high flying Houston Cougar has scored at least 32.6 fantasy points in six of his eight games. Like so many daily fantasy targets, Grimes is more than just a one trick pony. While he is a dependable scorer, Grimes has also been productive on the glass as well as the on the defensive end. Like Jefferson, expect him to remain productive even if he has an off shooting night.