March Madness Saturday DFS Picks
Welcome to Saturday’s edition of DCoop328’s CBB Daily Plays. This article will break down the best plays at each price range (based on 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.
Michael Qualls (Arkansas, $7600) – When the 14th and 21fastest teams in the nation match up you know there are going to be a lot of points scored. The total in this game is 160, the highest I have seen all year. Qualls has been Arkansas’ number two option all season, but recently Arkansas stud Bobby Portis has been bottled up by double teams leading to an increase in Qualls’ production. Qualls has a solid 24 percent usage rate on the year, and he has hit or exceeded that mark in five of six games in March. In a high scoring affair Qualls should far exceed value.
Justin Jackson (North Carolina, $5600) – The talented freshman also gets to play in the up and down Arkansas-UNC game. Justin has scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 games giving him a nice floor for cash games. He has huge potential playing in this “Rec Center” game since he should get more shot opportunities, assists and rebounds.
Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame, $5800) – Demetrius draws a tough matchup against the 235th fastest team in the nation, Butler. But this is just a game logs play. Demetrius has scored over 20 Fantasy points in six straight games, basically giving him a floor right on top of his 4x value threshold (goal forCBB).
Matt Stainbrook (Xavier, $7400) – The big man in the center for Xavier is an excellent post player and an even better rebounder (finished top 10 in the Big East in both offensive and defensive rebounding rates). Throughout his career Stainbrook has always shown up in big games, and this has continued in the 2015 Big East/NCAA tourney thus far. To add to this, Stainbrook gets to go up against an undersized front line from Georgia State. Stainbrook makes a nice cash and great GPP play.
Willie Cauley Stein/Karl Anthony Towns (Kentucky, $5900/$6600) – Cincinnati is not a bad team and should be able to stay in this basketball game. Cauley-Stein and Towns should play the most minutes they have had all year. They both can score at will and are great rebounders. Both players are extremely underpriced and are near must plays incash games.
Brandon Ashley (Arizona, $6700) – Ashley’s price has yet to catch up to him on bothand . He played most of this season as about a 10 points per game type of player, but has turned his scoring up to averaging over 17 points per game over his last seven games. Ashley has the ability to hit value on scoring alone and should easily exceed value when you add in the peripheral categories.
*Advanced Statistics Courtesy of Kenpom.com.
Price Adjusted Cash Game Rankings
1) Demetrius Jackson
2) Justin Jackson
3) Dee Davis
4) Rashad Madden
5) Michael Qualls
6) Marcus Paige
7) Bryce Alford
8) TJ McConnell
9) Darrun Hilliard III
10) Aaron Harrison
1) Brandon Ashley
2) Willie Cauley-Stein
3) Karl Anthony-Towns
4) Matt Stainbrook
5) Kennedy Meeks
6) JP Tokoto
7) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
8) Bobby Portis
9) Roosevelt Jones
10) Alandise Harris