CBB Grind Down: Elite Eight

Glean insight from one of the game’s best, Varncass, as he lists picks he’ll actually be targeting in his DFS games, along with detailed analysis and reasoning.

Saturday, March 28

Elite Eight! This is probably going to be the last major slate of the college basketball season, so get your plays in today and enjoy the games before we have to wait seven more months to start this all over again. There are some really good matchups on the slate today and even with Kentucky, most of the games are expected to come right down to the wire.

Arizona at Wisconsin

Arizona Wisconsin
Vegas Total 131 Fast Break Pts/Gm 9.00 Vegas Total 131 Fast Break Pts/Gm 5.45
Vegas Sprd -1 Paint Pts/Gm 31.18 Vegas Sprd 1 Paint Pts/Gm 28.64
Team Proj. 66 Opponent TOs/GM 8.91 Team Proj. 65 Opponent TOs/GM 11.45
Ast/TO Ratio 137% Field Goal % 51.10% Ast/TO Ratio 156% Field Goal % 49.30%


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($7,200) – I like the two $7,200 guys in this game who were both poor in the last one. RHJ is one of the better plays in a game which may not feature a lot of points, as he gets points for his defensive stats and cleans up the glass well. He is not one of the go-to offensive players on Arizona, but he continually hits 30 fantasy points nearly every game even against solid defensive teams like Utah. There is not a lot of value on this FanDuel slate, and you are going to want to go light on your studs.


Nigel Hayes ($7,200) – This is not a great matchup, and Dekker is a little too expensive for my tastes but I like Hayes at $7,200. He has had a string of 30 or near 30-point fantasy games which was interrupted by his poor 19-point game in the last one but I expect him to have a better game here. I do not think that Hollis-Jefferson will be able to guard him the entire game, and Hayes is a matchup problem for the Wildcats, especially if RHJ is going to be on Dekker.

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About the Author

  • Jon Schiller (Varncass)

  • 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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