CBB Menu Choices 3-12
Welcome to the second edition of CBB Menu Choices. I hope our menu helped you win some money on Sunday! It’s been 2 days without any CBB DFS and if you’re like me, you’re antsy for tomorrows huge slate! Wednesday is the first day of conference tournaments for the major players and its going to be an exciting week of action. Let’s take a quick look at how Sunday’s menu did before I present to you tomorrows choices.
-T.J. Warren: 42p, 13R, 3A, 3S, 1BLK, 2TO(Play of the day)
-C.J. Fair: 22p, 7R, 2A, 4S, 1BLK(Crushed Value)
-Laquinton Ross: 22p, 5R, 1A, 3TO(Slightly over value)
-Malcolm Brogdon: 12p, 5R, 7A, 1BLK(Value)
-Deandre Mathieu: 16p, 3R, 6A, 3S, 4TO(Value Play)
-D.J. Newbill: 24p, 1R, 1S, 3TO(Value)
-Josh Gasser: 11P, 9R, 5A(Crushed Value)
-Walter Pitchford: 15P, 5R, 1S, 1BLK(Crushed Value)
-Tre Demps: 10P, 4R, 5A, 1To(Value)
-Kyle Washington: 4P, 1TO(Dirt cheap, still missed value)
-Sam Dekker: 6P, 2R, 1A(Sunk any lineup he touched, Kaminsky was the guy to own)
-Gary Harris: 12P, 5R, 4A, 1S, 2TO(Expected way more at his price)
9 out of 12 choices were good to us on Sunday and if you used any of those 9 you probably did very well in cash games. Just as we all knew, it was bed time for you if you didn’t have shares of Warren. Ok, enough about Sunday. Onto the Wednesday Menu!
Appetizers(Value plays, the perfect compliment to your main course.)
Cooke is an absolute steal at these prices. First, he has a tremendous matchup against Oregon in the first round of the Pac-12 tourney that should be very high scoring. Second, he is playing around 35 minutes a game over his last 3. Third, last time he played Oregon he went a respectable 16p-3r-4a. With so many studs on the board tonight you’re going to need to find the correct cheapies. I believe that is where the tournaments will be won and lost this evening. If you get 18-25 FPS from Hallice at these prices you’ll be in amazing shape to win some money.
Pure tournament play here as Moore has a floor of around 8-10 FPS but a ceiling of 29-32 FPS. He’s already played South Florida twice this season. His first game he had 5p-5r-1a and his second game was a 20p-7r-2a monster. The good news is that the 32.4 FPS game happened 11 days ago. I think this game will produce some fantasy studs for us to use and J.J. has a very good chance at pushing you to the top of a GPP. Deploy as needed.
Taylor is an excellent cash game player. Very rarely will you get less than 20 FPS out of him, which is just about value at these prices. The bonus here is that he is playing the U Dub Huskies and we all know they are the west coast Sixers in a lot of ways. Huskies have actually been playing well lately but the Utes have more than a few good options on offense and I don’t think the Dawgs can stop them all. I don’t see any way that Taylor doesn’t get you 25+ in this track meet.
I actually like all 4 of the main Baylor front court players quite a bit in this matchup. I wouldn’t be mad at you if you had Ricardo Gathers in a lineup or two where he is near minimum price. Cory Jefferson is a great play as well but he is a little too expensive for my taste. TCU has little chance of stopping them from getting what they want, when they want. Especially if Amric Fields remains out. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but based off of price the value is in Austin and O’Neale. Get a Baylor big man in those lineups and reap the benefits.
Bread & Butter A La Carte(These guys make the meat of your lineup. So get filled up with these choices!)
The Temple-UCF game is going to be one that I target multiple players from. Temple doesn’t defend anyone and neither does UCF. Lots of directions you can go for this game but one of my favorite mid range plays is Lee. He had a quiet game last time out but 2 games ago against this same UCF team he posted a solid 20p-10r-3a-1blk-1s. That game went to overtime and he played 43 minutes. He is going to basically play the entire game sans foul trouble in this win or go home situation. Don’t be surprised to see line of about 15p-8r-3a. That gets you close to 30 FPS with the upside for more.
I will be the first to admit I’m a Markel Starks fan boy. The guy can fill up a stat sheet in a hurry. His price has risen on DS, but is still very much in play across the board. He has scored over 30 FPS 3 times over the last 4 games. The matchup against DePaul is very juicy as they are yet another team that puts little to no effort on the defensive side of the ball. I’m projecting Starks to absolutely go “HAM” as the kids say in this one. The key will be if the Georgetown big man can figure out how to score down low when Markel feeds them the ball. If they do, he will be in for a surefire double double. 20-10 is very much in the realm of possibilities for one of my favorite players.
Wilcox finally snapped out of his mini slump on senior night against USC and threw down a sick 45.6 FPS on FD. This is Wilcox final Pac-12 tourney and he will want to make it a memorable one. He will need to be hitting 3’s early and often for the Huskies in order for them to advance their big dance hopes. I think he is an outstanding play on all sites as this should be one of the fastest games of the day. Our friend eMac will probably have the Huskies starting 5 stacked in a GPP somewhere I’m sure.
You will have noticed by now that I like to use a lot of Temple players. This is because they score a lot and play little defense. This is what we DFS players treasure most after all. Dalton Pepper is a near lock for 20 actual points every game and has the ability to take over any game. Unfortunately for Temple, this hasn’t led to a lot of wins. That matters zilch to us unless you’re from the Philly area. If you are, I’m very sorry about what you go through each time you watch a basketball game. Pepper had 26p-6r-4a in that OT game against UCF a few days ago and I would expect to see the same if not better. I’m telling you right now to fill your lineup with players from this game. You will not be disappointed.
Dessert(I hope you saved room for these studs because they are well worth the menu price and should be on most of your teams.)
Here we go again, another player from the UCF-Temple game. Sykes actually sat out the Temple game with an injury otherwise he may have put up a 50 point game. Sykes is a man among boys with the talent to match just about anyone in the entire country. His lowest fantasy point total was back on Feb 1st against Louisville. Since then he has consistently posted 28+ a game. Not a single guy on the Owls can hope to slow him down. I anticipate Sykes being a top 5 scorer on Weds slate.
One of the most polarizing players in CBB. You either love him for his ability to completely take over a game or you hate him for his excessive flopping and other on court antics. He has been on a tear since coming back from his suspension and has been easily the best player in the country stat wise since March 1st. The Cowboys have suffered some tough losses lately and I have a strong feeling that Smart will win them to a deep Big 12 tourney run. He is averaging around 4 steals a game which brings his FD score to over 40 just about every game. He will be the priciest option on the board but is also one of the safest.
Victor is the all everything for his team and without him they would probably never win a game. He’s facing a Rutgers team that he hung 26p-9r-2a on a few days ago and there is no reason to think that he won’t do it again. Rudd is a special player and special players have a knack for stepping up in big spots like this. His price on FD is nearly must play for what he gives you. Rutgers is mediocre on defense as you know by now. Plug him in and forget about it.
If you’ve been playing CBB DFS for any length of time you don’t need me to tell you how good Delon Wright is. You also don’t need me to tell you to play guards against Washington. Do what feels right and get him in your lineups.
That wraps up the second editions of CBB Menu Choices. I hope you guys got something out of it and if this article helps you win any additional money it did its job. Feel free to hit me up on twitter @DubDeuces85 or in the comments section if you have any feedback/questions. Appreciate it and good luck out there!