FanDuel College Basketball Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/11/22

March Madness is on the horizon, but you can get into college hoops today by playing daily contests at FanDuel.

If you've played NBA DFS before, college basketball DFS is similar. You pick a total of eight players -- four guards, three forwards, and one utility spot. Stay within the $50,000 salary cap, and field the team you think will score the most fantasy points.

The scoring settings differ from NBA in the blocks and steals categories; each is worth two FanDuel points, rather than the three you get in NBA contests.

Now that you're in the know, let's attack today's main slate, which starts at 6:30 p.m. EST. All betting lines come from NCAAB odds.


Caleb Love, North Carolina ($7,400) - The best DFS game environment on the slate is the matchup between North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The total is 143.5 points, and the spread is just 2.5. Love paces UNC in usage rate (25.9%), according to Sports-Reference. He got to the Hokies for 35.1 and 31.9 FanDuel points in two regular-season meetings this year. What Love lacks in slate-breaking upside, he makes up for with his steady floor, scoring at least 23.4 FanDuel points in seven of his past eight games.

Jaden Ivey, Purdue ($7,000) - Ivey is my favorite guard play. An ugly regular-season finale (10.9 FanDuel points) has helped push Ivey's salary to a really enticing spot, and the likely early pick in the upcoming draft could detonate on Penn State. Purdue is a 9.0-point favorite with a 72.5-point implied total. Prior to the clunker last time out, Ivey had played at least 37 minutes in three straight games and averaged 30.0 FanDuel points in that stretch.

Dalen Terry, Arizona ($5,000) - Kerr Kriisa left early with an injury last game for Arizona, which could lead to increased shots for Terry. He played 33 minutes and totaled 22.7 FanDuel points on Thursday in a close win over Stanford. He's already played at least 33 minutes in three of the Wildcats' last four games but has taken just 5.5 shots per game in that time. Arizona holds the slate's top implied total (79.0) in a matchup with Colorado.

Nahiem Alleyne, Virginia Tech ($4,700) - Facing UNC is a huge pace-up matchup for Virginia Tech. The Hokies are 344th in adjusted tempo, per KenPom, while the Tar Heels rank 38th. Alleyne is a low-salary way to get a piece of Virginia Tech. His 19.4% usage rate isn't a bad number, and he's logged at least 28 minutes in four consecutive outings.


Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky ($8,900) - Tshiebwe, Armando Bacot ($8,500) and Paolo Banchero ($8,300) are quality options at the top end of the forward pool. I side with Tshiebwe. The Kentucky star is averaging a pristine 42.0 FanDuel points per game for the season, and Vanderbilt is a slight pace-up matchup for UK. Tshiebwe tagged Vandy for 41.9 and 49.1 FanDuel points in the regular season. He had spike games of 51.8 and 62.2 across his final three regular-season contests.

Zach Edey, Purdue ($7,200) - Edey leads the Boilers in usage rate (34.0%), and he bests the nation in field goal percentage (.667%). The Purdue big man has been an incredibly consistent fantasy producer, posting between 27.6 and 31.9 FanDuel points in each of the Boilermakers' last six games. He should be a force inside and give Penn State all sorts of trouble. I wouldn't roster both Edey and Ivey, but you can make a case for taking Edey instead of Ivey.

A.J. Griffin, Duke ($5,500) - I really like this matchup for Duke and want to get some kind of exposure to the Blue Devils. Duke is up against a Miami team that checks in 153rd in defense, and the Blue Devils' 78.75-point implied total is second on the slate. While Griffin doesn't normally take a lot of shots, he's played at least 26 minutes in seven of Duke's last nine games and has put up at least 18.6 FanDuel points six times in that stretch.

Steven Crowl, Wisconsin ($4,400) - Crowl is a fine low-salary dart throw. He usually plays good minutes -- at least 25 in 11 straight contests -- for Wisconsin and has taken at least six shots in seven consecutive games. The matchup with Michigan State isn't a bad one. MSU is just 56th in D and is a pace-up foe for the Badgers. Prior to a blah stretch over the past three games, Crowl had scored at least 18.2 FanDuel points in four straight.