These are my four best bet plays for both value and quality for the Wednesday evening main slate in Fanduel college basketball 50/50 contests. 

Best DFS Plays in College Basketball – Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Using these four players as a base for your roster on Wednesday will leave you with an average salary per player of $5500 for the 4 remaining slots. However, given that this is an eight-team slate, there is a one of value deep in the options. Specifically at the $5500 price point and even as deep as the $4100 level. Enjoy!

Justyn Mutts-Forward-Virginia Tech $5100

This is a pretty easy selection as Mutts has really adapted to his role in the Virginia Tech offense. The small ball four is putting it together lately with a high fantasy score of 37.7 points and a low of 14.6 points in his last three games. 

As usual, this article recommends players that check multiple boxes. In the case of Mutts, he hits the glass with great enthusiasm. Over his last three games, Justyn has averaged nine rebounds per game bringing his recent three-game numbers of 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and a block per game. 

At $5100 you have to think that he is going to land you a value of at least a multiple of three while providing you roster flexibility to deploy some of the big fish on the slate.

Justin Champagnie-Wing-Pittsburgh-$9000

While nine grand is a tough salary to swallow, if you combine it with the Mutts play your only averaging $7,050 per player. That’s a win considering you are rostering a player that has scored at least 39.6 fantasy points over his last five games and eclipsed 60 points twice already this season. 

Even at this price point you are likely to get a value of at least 4.5x which is a huge number for a guy that is only really costing you a shade over seven grand.

Virginia Tech may be one of the top 25 teams in adjusted defensive efficiency in the country according to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings but Champagnie might be matchup-proof at this point. He is the quintessential inside-outside player in the ACC right now and he is rolling. Take advantage.

Best DFS Plays in College Basketball - Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Best DFS Plays in College Basketball – Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Justin Moore-Guard-Villanova-$6100

In Moore, you’re getting a key cog in one of the best offensive teams in the nation. He also receives a ton of court time at 34.2 minutes per game and stuffs the stat sheet at 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game on the season. He is efficient from all over the floor on offense and could be one of the safest plays on the slate at a real value.

To make the situation even more attractive, take the matchup into account. St. Johns is allowing opposing teams to shoot nearly 37% from behind the arc while also allowing a 299th ranked defensive effective field goal percentage of 53.8%. 

In case you needed even more ammunition in justifying this pick, Moore is nothing if not consistent. Since December 1st, Justin has not scored fewer than 20.6 fantasy points in nine games. Of course you rarely get the big-time breakout game as he has only gone over 30 points once during that span. 

However, in a world where nothing is a sure thing, Justin Moore against a poor defensive team that ranks 13th in tempo feels like a money play.

Jeremiah Tilmon-Center-Missouri-$7600

This is almost a no-brainer given Tilmon’s play lately. The 6’10 senior center has averaged 34.7 fantasy points per game over his last six and put some monster numbers on the board all season. In his last four games, Tilmon has eclipsed 44 points three times. 

While Kentucky boasts some big bodies in Olivier Sarr and Isaiah Jackson they have struggled to keep opposing players off of the offensive glass. The Wildcats are currently 267th in the nation in opponents offensive rebounding percentage. 

Tilmon just so happens to be a tremendous offensive rebounder at nearly four offensive rips per game.

 

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