Final Four CBB DFS Plays
Welcome to the Final Four edition of DCoop328’s CBB Daily Plays. This article will break down the top plays from each game (based on Fanduel pricing). This will be followed by price-adjusted cash game rankings showing the best 50/50 and head to head plays for today’s slate.
Michigan State vs. Duke (O/U 138, Duke -5.5) – This game should be slightly higher scoring than the later game. The problem with this game is that many of the players (especially Duke players) are extremely high priced. With the short slate many of these high priced players are still in play as well as some risky values.
Travis Trice (Michigan St., Guard) – If Michigan St. is going to win this game Trice is going to have to have a huge game. Throughout the tourney, Trice has been the go-to guy for Mich St. Trice has averaged 20 points per game throughout the tourney to go along with his elite 31.0 assist rate. Trice makes great cash and tournament play.
Branden Dawson (Michigan St, Forward) – Branden Dawson is one of the most intense players in the NCAA. The 6’6 forward plays like he is 6’10. He ranks 50th in the nation in rebounds and has an insane 6.3 block rate. Dawson’s block rate makes him an elite play on Fanduel but just an average play on DraftKings.
Matt Jones (Duke, Guard) – Matt Jones is a very risky play for Daily Fantasy, but with the two game slate he is extremely intriguing. Jones has the ability to knock down threes and can be a nice rebounder as he showed with his 28 Fantasy point performance last game. Unfortunately, he also has the ability for a single digit night. Matt Jones at $5300 has the ability to make or break your night. His upside makes him a nice tournament play but a risky cash game play.
Jahlil Okafor (Duke, Forward) – Okafor is cheaper than his frontcourt mate Justise Winslow for the first time all season. This is for good reason as Winslow has been amazing of recent. Since Winslow has been so good in the tournament Tom Izzo may double team Winslow on some possessions instead of Okafor, leaving Okafor single-covered by either Gavin Schilling or Matt Costello. If Okafor is single-covered on even limited possessions he could be in for a HUGE night. When choosing between Okafor and Winslow, Okafor is definitely the guy due to both overall talent and pricing.
Wisconsin vs. Kentucky (O/U 132, Kentucky -5.0) – Due to Kentucky’s strong bench presence all season, many of their players are priced very cheaply. Wisconsin also has some nice Fantasy plays due to the high usage rates of their studs. This is the main game to target for Daily Fantasy.
Sam Dekker (Wisconsin, Forward) – Dekker has been a must play all tournament long and this continues on a two game slate. He has been scoring at a higher rate than his teammate and Wooden Award finalist Frank Kaminsky. Dekker is still extremely underpriced for his recent production. Just plug Dekker into all lineups and move along to your next slot. (Kaminsky also makes a nice play in all formats but is very expensive).
Josh Gasser (Wisconsin, Guard) – Gasser is one of the top values of the night in both cash games and tournaments. He is not great at any one Fantasy category, but his value comes from his minutes. Gasser has played 37 minutes per game over the tournament. With these minutes Gasser usually puts up around 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists, enough to hit value on a two game slate.
Tyler Ulis (Kentucky, Guard) – Ulis is coming off back-to-back rough Fantasy games. But before that he put up 20 Fanduel points in five straight games. His minutes have not dipped, meaning that his drop in production may just be a function of variance. Ulis is a super value at $5200 and is a great play in both cash and tournament games.
Kentucky Forwards (Cauley-Stein, Lyles, Towns) – These three plays are three of the top plays of the night. I will have at least two of these three players in all lineups. Lyles has been extremely consistent of recent getting 20-25 Fantasy points (4x value) nearly every game since the beginning of March. Cauley-Stein makes a great play on Fanduel due to his outstanding defensive (steal/block) statistics. Towns is the more expensive of the group, but should have his way scoring basically at will on Frank Kaminsky, an extremely overrated defender. These three players will likely be over 50 percent owned on both FanDuel and DraftKings. They all make great cash and tournament plays, especially on this short slate.
FanDuel Price-Adjusted Cash Game Rankings
- Josh Gasser
- Travis Trice
- Tyler Ulis
- Matt Jones
- Denzel Valentine
- Tyus Jones
- Aaron Harrison
- Andrew Harrison
- Devin Booker
- Play one of the above nine guys
- Sam Dekker
- Trey Lyles
- Willie Cauley-Stein
- Branden Dawson
- Karl-Anthony Towns
- Jahlil Okafor
- Frank Kaminsky
- Nigel Hayes
- Justise Winslow
- Matt Costello