CBB Daily Plays: Thursday, March 24th

Check out who I like for Thursday’s NCAA tournament games in each price range. Good luck to everyone in their survivors tournaments.


Stud Plays:

Buddy Hield (Oklahoma): After a so-so end to the season, Hield has picked up his game in the NCAA Tournament. So far in the NCAA Tournament Hield is averaging 32 points and 6 rebounds per game. This is a somewhat tough matchup for Hield, but I still seeing him hit at least 30 FD points.

Grayson Allen (Duke): I really don’t like any other high priced options at guard, but I couldn’t blame you if you want to play Allen. Last game against Yale he scored 29 points, but only finished with 31 FD points. However, on the season Allen averaged 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game, so last game was a bit of an outlier.

Mid-Range Plays:

Devonte Graham (Kansas): Graham really turned up his play in March. You should ignore Graham’s game against Austin Peay because of the blowout. I like his ability to get steals; these Maryland guards are very turnover prone.

Isaiah Cousins (Oklahoma): Cousins price has really fallen over the last couple of weeks. His price is a lot more attractive on FD. Cousins doesn’t have huge upside, but he has a super safe floor. You could also take Jordan Woodward around the same price from Oklahoma.

Value Plays:

Jalen Brunson (Villanova): Brunson struggled down the stretch in the regular season, but he has played very well in the two NCAA tournament games. Brunson is averaging 11 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game in the NCAA tournament.

Admon Gilder(Texas A&M): I really don’t like a whole lot of value at guard on today’s slate. Gilder has been playing more and more as the season goes on for the Aggies. In the NCAA tournament Gilder is averaging 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals per game.


Stud Plays:

Brandon Ingram (Duke): As the season goes on I am starting to think Ingram could be the number one pick in this year’s draft. So far in the NCAA tournament Ingram is averaging 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. This game is by far the highest scoring game of the night, the Ducks like to run more a little more than Duke.

Elgin Cook (Oregon): I really like all the Oregon forwards against Duke in this matchup, so Chris Boucher and Dillon Brooks are also great plays. The reason I like Cook is because he has been the most consistent of the three lately. He has scored at least 27 FD points in his last 9 games. So far in the NCAA tournament, he is averaging 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.

Mid-Range Plays:

Kris Jenkins(Villanova): You can ignore Jenkins 1st two games in the NCAA tournaments, because the Wildcats have blown out there opponents. In the eight games before that Jenkins scored at least 22 FD points in those game.

Marshall Plumlee (Duke): Plumlee isn’t a great basketball player, but he is putting up the fantasy points. In two NCAA tournament games, Plumlee is averaging 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game. While the Oregon bigs are very versatile, they’re not very big and physical.

Value Plays:

Jordan Bell (Oregon): Although, he doesn’t start Bell has a juicy matchup against Duke’s interior. Last game against St. Joseph’s, Bell didn’t score but he had 10 rebounds. Bell has 11 blocks in his last four games.

Landen Lucas (Kansas): Lucas has gotten off to a strong start in the NCAA tournament. In two NCAA tournament games, Lucas is averaging 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game.

About the Author

  • Scott Shirley (Scott121422)

  • Scott has been playing fantasy sports since the 2000s, and started playing daily in late 2012. While he plays all kinds of sports, he really enjoys playing and writing about the college sports. Since information for college players are hard to find, don’t be afraid to ask him some questions.


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