Its a Tuesday and that means big CBB slates are offered by DFS sites. This is a very nice slate with a wide range of options to play. Stars and scrubs is how I'm approaching this. I just feel there is value everywhere and you can fit in big time studs. I also am still reeling from the last time I played Simmons and Dunn together, but this match-up has both of them at home. Simmons and Dunn's numbers at home are much better than on the road, and I'll find a way to squeeze both players into my lineup. I'll provide you some low priced plays along with why I like Simmons and Dunn in their spots as well.
Ben Simmons - Forward, LSU. (FD Price $11,100, DK Price $11,000)
If you've read these articles before this will be no surprise to you. I continue to mention him because, at this price he scares people. I haven't seen Simmons higher than 35% in the last few weeks on a given slate, and tomorrow shouldn't be any different. Simmons is coming back home to a nice opportunity against the Bulldogs. Georgia has been bad SEC teams and gotten rolled by good SEC schools. LSU is somewhere in between, but I like them with Simmons to really control this game. Simmons should be able to pad his peripherals and of coarse be able to score the basketball with little resistance from Georgia. His price his still high, but with such a high floor, and good low priced guys, there is little reason not to run him out with Dunn.
Kris Dunn - Guard, Providence. (FD Price $10,100, DK Price $10,700)
I get it, my colors don't change. I'll play the studs every chance I can because CBB is wacky, and I play who I trust. While Dunn and Simmons have let me down in the past, they have helped far more than hurt. There is a full slate of primed road players tomorrow who I want no part of. I just cannot stomach average players traveling on the road with good match-ups, as these types of plays have buried me over and over again. Now onto Dunn..... Vegas sees this as a one point game at home in favor of Xavier, and I feel that Xavier is getting too much respect here. In a close home match-up with the fast moving Xavier, Providence will be granted extra possessions. The only way Providence wins tomorrow is with Dunn and Xavier guards are nothing defensively. I think Bentil struggles with Xavier's big men and Dunn will shine bright tomorrow in a close game.
Nigel Hayes - Forward, Wisconsin. Price $8,600, DK Price $8,100)
Devon Bookert - Guard, Florida State. (FD Price $6,400, DK Price $5,300)
Boston College is very fantasy friendly and tonight should be no different. While I'm typically not a fan of taking players from road teams projected under their season points average, Bookert is beginning to look like his normal self. He is still priced a bit lower than I think he should be. He's gone over 21 fps in his last four, and even has a 31+ game in there as well. Out of all the BC players here, I prefer Bookert just based on price and recent play. I honestly don't mind Bacon as well, but again I prefer Bookert. BC is not great at all on the perimeter and I like Bookert's chances to get quite a few open looks from behind the arc along with peripherals to get him value tonight.
Bronson Koenig - Guard, Wisconsin. (FD Price $6,300, DK Price $6,100)
To the surprise of no one, I am listing two players from the same team on a large slate. I understand that this has risks and can come back to bite you, but again this is a calculated risk that has worked for me more times than not. Koenig is certainly not someone a lot of people will be on, and I actually like knowing that. His price is right at 6300, and he will be needed for ball control on offense against IU's pesky guards. IU also turns the ball over a ton, and I like Wisconsin's chances to rack up steals tonight, with Koenig getting a few. Koenig has Jekyll and Hyde qualities which will scare people off him, but I really like his bounce back potential here tonight. He barely sits, and as mentioned above with Wisconsin projected a good total, I expect players like Koenig to perform. well.
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