College Basketball DFS Plays: In today’s edition of daily fantasy sport best plays, I go front court heavy due to the players that the slate contains. If you play these players in your Fanduel 50/50 slate that leaves you with an average of $6,380 remaining per player.
The guard slate is full of players that you are going to want to deploy so it’s important to find quality in the front court.
Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky: $5,800
This is a pretty simple selection, Jackson is currently playing his way directly into the lottery discussion while also putting up monster fantasy numbers. In Kentucky’s last four games, the 6’10 freshman has scored between 24.5 and 35.2 points in each contest.
While it is never wise to question a hall of fame coach like John Calipari, Tuesday would be a fantastic time for Coach Cal to increase Jackson’s playing time.
When looking at Isaiah’s per for minute averages, he is putting up 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks on the season. Over the last four games, the numbers are well over 20 points and 15 rebounds per game.
As for the match up with Ole Miss, the Rebels are 160th in the nation in opponents offensive rebounding percentage and 149th in the nation in opponents effective field goal percentage.
Isaiah Livers, Michigan: $7,000
Sometimes you just have to ride the hot hand and pay up a little bit for it. Livers is efficient, plays in one of the best offensive systems in the country, and plays a ton of minutes at 32 per game on the season.
Over the Wolverines last seven games, Livers has been nearly unstoppable one the offensive end averaging over 16 points per game while snatching nearly seven rebounds per contest.
He is shooting a scorching 53.8% from behind the three-point line and 78% from the free-throw line. When you toss in a couple of assists and block+steal amount of around three, you’re looking at a consistently solid performance.
In terms of daily fantasy sports, Livers has not scored fewer than 20 fantasy points since January 3rd, the fewest he has put on the board is 21.8 points and a high of 41.5. Livers has gone over 30 fantasy points in four of those games.
Qudus Wahab, Georgetown: $5,500
Wahab is coming off of a bad game against Depaul but still managed 7 points, 7 rebounds and a couple of blocks and 16.4 fantasy points. Prior to that somewhat disappointing performance, Wahab had averaged 24.1 fantasy points over his previous five games which included an 11.6 point dud against Creighton.
While Wahab is not the most consistent big man on the slate, at $5,500 you are still almost guaranteed to get a 3x value which is what you are really shooting for.
When you look at the matchup, Xavier is really not good on the glass ranking 227th in offensive rebounding percentage (meaning opponents defensive rebounding is typically good) while the Musketeers are rank 144th in opponents offensive rebounding percentage.
Over his last six games, Wahab has averaged three offensive rebounds per game so expect a solid number in that category as well which hopefully leads to some easy buckets.
Wahab also averages nearly two blocks per game on the season but has had some impressive games this season, recording nine swats against St. Johns and four games with at least three rejections.
Opponents’ block percentage against Xavier is 10.9% which is over 2% higher than the national average. There is potential for Qudus to put up a nice crooked number in this column as well.