The following players are my college basketball DFS selections for the Wednesday Fanduel slate in 50/50 contacts. Playing these four guys will leave you with $5900 per player for the final four spots on your roster.
DJ Stewart Jr.-Mississippi State $5300
This one is a steal. Stewart has been fantastic for the Bulldogs this season and has been fairly consistent in his DFS numbers. He has scored fewer than 20 fantasy points only four times on the season and has gone over 30 points seven times.
The matchup with LSU is also positive for Stewart as the Tigers are not a good defensive team. LSU currently ranks 137th in the nation in defensive efficiency and 135th in effective field goal percentage allowed.
At this price point, Stewart only needs to hit 22 fantasy points to give you the coveted 4x value. It feels like an easy win and we are on our way to a deep and balanced roster.
Geo Baker-Rutgers $5900
Another value play, Baker hasn’t been overly consistent on the season but he did put 32 fantasy points against the Iowa Hawkeyes earlier this season. If there is one thing that we know is that Iowa does not play a ton of defense, Granted, this game is on the road and Rutgers is not a great road team but at this price, it’s easy to get behind.
Baker has also been getting more run lately as Steve Pikiell has been limiting Montez Mathis’ minutes. The junior wing has struggled mightily lately, averaging just 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in his last eight games while shooting just 34% from the field.
The combination of Iowa’s recent struggles and Rutgers’ current groove also needs to be taken into account. During Rutgers current four-game winning streak, Baker has posted an offensive rating of at least 120 in three of those four games. If he is able to avoid a high turnover game, you’re looking at a 5x value and spending less than $6000.
Trendon Watford-LSU $7700
Call this a “gut” play. Watford has not been great lately but he stills stuff the stat sheet and puts numbers on the board. In his last three games Watford hasn’t scored more than 13 points in a game but has still put an average of 24 fantasy points per game. Is it safe to play him right now?
Probably not but his ownership will most likely be very low and with Moses Wright being more expensive and having to play against that Virginia pack line defense, Watford feels like the better option.
Even if Watford once again struggles to make shots, he is still averaging over seven rebounds per game to go along with nearly four assists and a steal. He is going to find a way to give you production.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Villanova $7500
One of the easiest picks on the board, Robinson-Earl has been a consistent fantasy performer all season. JRE averages 28.1 fantasy points per game on the season and has gone over 30 DFS points in each of his last three games.
In Villanova’s previous games against Marquette, Robinson-Earl put 23.4 fantasy points on the board and that was on the road. This game will take place in Philly where he has been exceptional all season.
Marquette also ranks just 203rd in the nation in opponents offensive rebounding percentage which should lead to some easy buckets for the sophomore big man.
Jay Wright also doesn’t appear to be overly concerned with Robinson-Earl’s workload in recent weeks as he has played at least 36 minutes in four of his last five games.