CBB DFS Strategy & Picks: DraftKings Showdown Breakdown - National Championship

It took until the final day of the season, but DraftKings finally posted some large contests for college basketball. I am not a huge fan of showdowns because in a high variance sport the variance is even bigger, but we play what they give us and they gave us some great contests today. It was fantastic writing again this year – thanks for reading and good luck to everyone tonight.

Kansas (78)

The elephant in the room is minutes for David McCormack ($5,800) who I assumed would not play much against Villanova and ended up playing 30 minutes and was a must own on the slate. Will he play that much again? My instincts say yes, as I don’t think that Mitch Lightfoot ($3,600) can hold his own against Bacot in the middle even if Bacot is hobbled a bit by the ankle injury. I think (and I’ve been very wrong before) that McCormack will see close to 30 minutes again assuming no foul trouble. The good thing is that McCormack projects as one of the best values on the slate at 25 minutes, so we have a little bit of wiggle room for him. I’m expecting him to be one of the highest owned players on the slate. If you don’t think McCormack plays, or you think that he gets into foul trouble against Bacot (a possibility), Lightfoot instantly becomes a great play as he would have to fill some of those minutes.

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  • Jonathan Schiller is a college fantasy sports expert who has also demonstrated strong ability in daily fantasy basketball and football. He’s an advanced stats nerd who uses any and all predictive stats to help the RG community succeed. You can find him on Twitter @Bronzesword.

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