CBB Grind Down: Thursday, March 26th

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.

Thursday, March 26th

And so the Sweet 16 starts. Despite there only being four games per day, there is still a solid slate for DFS and a few large tournaments around the industry for this weekend. There is definitely money to be made in the last weekend on DFS CBB and we are still here to help you through it.

Wichita State at Notre Dame

Wichita State Notre Dame
Vegas Total 137 Fast Break Pts/Gm 6.78 Vegas Total 137 Fast Break Pts/Gm 7.82
Vegas Sprd -2 Paint Pts/Gm 30.22 Vegas Sprd 2 Paint Pts/Gm 36.64
Team Proj. 69.5 Opponent TOs/GM 9.00 Team Proj. 67.5 Opponent TOs/GM 10.56
Ast/TO Ratio 141% Field Goal % 46.00% Ast/TO Ratio 172% Field Goal % 55.70%

Wichita State

Ron Baker ($7,800) – Do not let anyone tell you otherwise – Notre Dame and Wichita State is projected to be the lowest tempo game of the day. That being said, this is one of the closest projected games and there should be a lot of high leverage possessions late. None of the games are too different from each other in terms of projected scoring, but nether of these teams is projected over 70, making their expensive players a little bit harder to peg. I am straying from VanVleet at $8,900 because Baker has around the same tempo free stats, and while he does not have the assist rate, he blocks shots better and takes more shots. He has just the same upside for less money, and I feel the crowd will be on VanVleet.

Notre Dame

Zach Auguste ($6,600) – Since being terrible in the middle-late of the season around the time of the suspension, Auguste has been much better for Notre Dame. The big guy has regained his minutes despite the risk of foul trouble and continues to be a 15-10 threat every time he touches the court. His price at $6,600 is one of the better bargains on FanDuel, and even with the solid interior defense put together by Wichita State, I think he is the way to go in this one with the highest shot percentage on the Irish.

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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.


  • bobbybaby

    Wow how can u miss the hottest player vanvleet ? Head scratcher

  • marcus51383

    Read the article…

  • bobbybaby

    I did and its complete BS. I wanted to make that point by asking him directly about VanVleet.

  • HOTrudd

    He’s going to be over owned and his price has just gone up from last weekend…Its kinda like Westbrook he’s always a great play just some nights you gotta fade a great player and hope a cheaper option steps up to the plate. I like Varncass strategy here on this one.

  • rysportguy

    His reasoning makes complete sense….everyone is going to have him and this is a down pace game. Im still going to be using VanVleet over baker but there is no problem with fading him.

  • ulmer_sean

    Vanfleet is an easy fade at that price. Needs 36 to 40 to be worth owning and that’s not happening. Take Baker and spend low on Ulis or maybe Brow. Them pay up for Kaminsky who I think is a must play against UNC

  • mindp0wer

    Kaminsky is not a must play vs unc.. I like dekker and hayes better, and for unc I like paige, tokoto, and johnson..

  • Varncass

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    bobby – In no way do I think that VanVleet is a “bad play”, I just think the better play here is Baker. He is a bit more dependent on 3’s but I still would not be fooled by VanVleet’s recent performances. He is not a 35 PPG guy which you need to make value at that price and in the lowest pace game of the day I am wary about spending up for him especially with Frank as a much better play.

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