In the article below I will highlight a few of my top plays from todays slate, and analysis as to why I am targeting them for my FanDuel and DraftKings lineups.
Benny Mathurin (Arizona): Dk 7.8k
Shot a ton in their game vs. Wright State, he just did not make anything. Very much still in play priced below 8k, and I expect a better shooting performance here. I will go right back to him tomorrow. Probably not going to be a main team play, but is going to be one of my top GPP plays tomorrow.
A.J Hoggard (Michigan State): DK 5.2K
Hoggard is one of the Spartans best playmakers, and should be looking at a fairly heavy dose of minutes in this up tempo affair with the Blue Devils. This is one of my favorite games to target on the slate. Hoggard is a very solid value play at his low 5k price tag. He is the team leader with a 46% assist rate. As of now he is a main team play for me.
Mike Miles Jr. (TCU): DK 6.4k
Have not seen Miles this low in price in a while, and with as good as Arizona is offensively, Miles scoring ability is going to be needed badly tomorrow. Miles leads the team with a 26% usage rate and a 28.6% shot rate. TCU will be paced up in this game, which should benefit them as a whole.
Christian Koloko (Arizona): Dk 7.9k
Koloko absolutely smashed on Friday vs. Wright State, tough to see him repeat that performance vs the top offensive rebounding team in the nation, but at the rate in which he is playing I wouldn’t put it past him. With the guys priced up 1k more expensive than him and the 6k options, Koloko may go under owned. I love a Koloko/Mathurin combo in tournaments. Koloko has GREAT rebounding rates and is a very solid shot blocker. He will give this TCU team all they can handle down low.
Paolo Banchero (Duke): DK 9.1k
Banchero is they type of player that can put an entire team on his back and carry them to a final four, and with they way he played on Friday, he may do just that. He seems to be on a mission after dropping the game vs. UNC on Coach K’s last home game, and missing out on an ACC tourney Championship. Michigan State are not very strong defensively in the front court and not a great rebounding team. If Banchero continues to crash the boards like he did vs. CSF he could put up a monster game tomorrow. The only person that will be able to stop/slow Banchero down is he himself. Core play for me.
Walker Kessler (Auburn): Dk 9k
Kessler is a walking double/double who can triple/double with blocked shots (which he has done multiple times this year). Miami are very poor in the front court, and do not have the size to combat Kessler. I could see him push double digit blocked shots in this game, to go along with a big scoring night and huge number of boards. It has been tough deciding between he and Banchero, and at this moment I may be looking at playing them together in my main line. If I had to chose one I would pick Banchero, because there is this guy on Auburn by the name of Jabari Smith, who can absolutely take over a game, which could take away some production from Kessler. However, Kessler is a strong play, as is Smith and think you can play either one of these guys in your main line.