CBB 2.5 Slate
Zion Williamson – Duke ($11100): There’s a ton of really good studs to pick from in this slate and you can’t really go wrong with any. But if you can find a way to fit Zion into your roster then it has gotten to a point where you have to. He has been such a freak fantasy wise scoring around 50 FP on a consistent basis and I’ve definitely learned my lesson fading him. Duke has a juicy home matchup against one of the weaker defenses in the ACC in BC, where we’ve seen forwards have a ton of success against. It’s hard to imagine Zion not going nuts again in this one and put up 50+ FP.
Luke Maye – UNC ($8200): Going into the season Maye was thought of as being the top dog of this UNC offense. Even though things haven’t really shaped up that way with Coby White and Cam Johnson stepping up and taking the reigns, Maye is still one of the safest fantasy plays out there. Where Maye really thrives is in higher tempo games where there are a lot of possessions and he can get up and down the court racking up rebounds and getting easy buckets. NC State is the perfect matchup for Maye and we’ve seen him put up 38 FP in their last meeting. I think Maye will be aggressive in this one and we can see one of those 20 and 10 lines from him easily.
Dean Wade – Kansas State ($7200): Wade is still underpriced here on DK and while he’s at this price point, he will continue to be one of my favorite plays. Wade is one of the best offensive players in the country and has really started to get his groove back after sitting out most of the season with a foot injury. We just saw Wade go off last game and explode for 43 FP and it shouldn’t come as a surprise because this is the type of production he had all of last year. He gets a big matchup against Kansas here at home, who has really struggled to guard big men all year since Doke has been out. Another 40 FP night is a good possibility.
Ashton Hagans – Kentucky ($5900): Well this is a strange one. It seems like DK dropped the ball on this one and lowered Hagans’ price by 1k for absolutely no reason at all. I’m assuming everyone will be on him at his cheap price and you don’t want to be the only one fading him after he drops 30+ FP. Hagans hasn’t scored less than 20 FP in his last 10 games. Kentucky has a great matchup against a Gamecock team that has played super fast all year and Hagans should eat in this one with his massive steal and assist upside.
Ochai Ogbaji – Kanas ($5100): With Garrett doubtful with an ankle injury and Kansas rolling out a short rotation, Ogbaji is in line for a busy night even in a tough matchup at Kansas State. In his last two games, he’s played over 33 minutes in each with a 25% usage rate. Kansas’s rotation has gotten down to six players and Ogbaji isn’t afraid to get his shots up. He is super active while he’s in there and with his rebounding upside I think he could get to another 30+ FP night in this one.
Wyatt Walker – NC State ($4400): If you read my articles, you already know I love targeting guys against UNC (sixth fastest team in the country), especially big men. In their last matchup, Walker found himself in some foul trouble and played only 16 minutes and still ending up with 12 FP. Funderburk actually had stepped in and played really well in that game putting up a 15/5/2 stat line. If Walker doesn’t get into foul trouble and can get 25+ minutes in that starting center role I think we can expect close to a DD type game from him in a high scoring game. He has 20+ FP upside.
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