Wednesday College Basketball DFS Plays
College Basketball DFS: As the season winds down, you are seeing some interesting daily fantasy sports slates as Fanduel is populating options according to conference tournament results. On Wednesday, you have to choose between four teams from the ACC and two Big East programs.
It’s not loaded with star power but there are some deals on the slate. Here are my players to start your roster with. Starting your roster with these three players leaves you with an average salary of $6,580 for the remaining five spots on your Fanduel roster.
DJ Funderburk-North Carolina State $5,000
It’s always a risky proposition to play someone against this Syracuse zone but the Orange are currently 334th in the nation in opponents offensive rebounding percentage. DJ is a decent offensive rebounder while also being a tremendous athlete.
Funderburk has only scored fewer than 19 fantasy points in a game once since February 6th and put 23.7 DFS points on the board in the Wolfpack’s February 9th matchup with Syracuse, scoring 14 points, grabbing six rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Kevin Keatts is giving DJ some more run in the last six games as well as the senior has played fewer than 30 minutes in just one of his last six contests. At a $5000 price point there is almost zero downside in this play and immediately gives you the opportunity to shop for the rest of your roster at an average of just above $6,400 per slot.
Al-Amir Dawes-Clemson: $4,400
Another Wal-Mart $5 bin play, Dawes has been fantastic over his last three games. On January 27th, the sophomore point guard put up fantastic 22.7 fantasy points against Louisville in what some may have thought was a breakout performance. Unfortunately, Dawes was held to single digit fantasy output over his next five contests and soured many college basketball DFS players on the Clemson point guard.
Over his last three contests, Dawes has put two 30+ point fantasy games on the board along with an 18.4 point effort against the Syracuse Orange. In the regular season, Dawes put 16 fantasy points on the board against the Miami Hurricanes in a game that he did not play particularly well.
The Hurricanes will be playing their second game in two days after a hard fought victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Combine that with the fact that Miami is the most shorthanded teams in the ACC tournament due a combination of injuries and transfers and that leads to Clemson having potentially their finest performance of the season on the offensive end of the floor. Dawes is the tip of that offensive spear. At $4,400, there isn’t a whole lot to lose with this play.
Alan Griffin-Syracuse: $7,700
After getting absolutely robbed by the ACC media by not making one of the All-ACC teams, Griffin should be a man on an absolute mission in the ACC tournament. Griffin may be a little streaky but he is also the only player in the entire nation to post 350 points, 150 rebounds, 40 blocks, 40 assists, and 30 steals during the 2020-21 season.
In terms of DFS statistics, Griffin has put at least 29.1 fantasy points in five of his last seven games. In the previous matchup against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, Griffin put 33.3 fantasy points on the board with a 20 point, 4 rebound, 3 block, 4 steal effort.
That is what you covet from a high end play in DFS, a player that can give you high floor statistics on both ends of the floor. Griffin is the best play of the day for less than $8,000. It’s a beautiful thing.