Four spots left in the Elite Eight. Running with the same strategy that worked yesterday. Veteran playmakers and value stat stuffers. We have three spreads over six points this slate and totals ranging anywhere from 137 up to 149. So let’s get our DFS lineup off to set us up for the home stretch of the Elite Eight weekend. Check out who we are backing for our Sweet Sixteen DFS Lineups:
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Sweet 16 DFS – Friday, March 24
Brandon Miller, F Alabama $8,800
There is no way around this guy with the teams playing on Friday. By far the best player on the slate. Talking about a potential Top three NBA Draft pick. The off-court stuff aside. Drawing comparisons to Kevin Durant in ways he can score and how his length impacts the game. He has been rebounding. Capable of scoring from anywhere, like KD. The concern here is the groin injury and how active San Diego State will be on defense.
Alabama has the size advantage against the Aztecs. With all that said – Miller played 34 minutes in the last game. His price point is at a 10% discount, depending on where you play. There is blowout potential, and with a game that can get out of hand, Nate Oats would be wise not to put his best player at more risk of being at the wrong spot at the wrong time.
Colby Jones, G Xavier $8,600
Starting a lineup around Brandon Miller and Colby Jones will have to be something you decide because you cannot have both. The case for Jones is that he has no health concerns. The Xavier spread is smaller, indicating a more competitive game and the total is set as the highest of the night. Jones has been holding his own in counting stats but hasn’t been able to get the points going. What isn’t being talked about enough is his running-mate’s struggles.
Souley Boum is 2-12 this tournament from deep. 2-15 if you look back one more game against Marquette in the Big East tournament. If Boum can start hitting from outside, then more will be available for Jones. Jones has been an all-around stud lately, grabbing the volume in boards and even being labeled as a guard. If Boum is cold again, the leash will be shorter, benefiting Jones’ stat line.
Jarace Walker, F Houston $7,500
Miami starts four guards and a forward. Depending on your categorization, some guards have length and could be swingmen. For this exercise’s sake, no one in the starting lineup for Miami is listed over 6’7. So naturally, the formula is to try to get inside and play bully ball. Houston doesn’t want to get into a run-and-gun transition with Miami and has the half-court offense and defense to cause fits for anyone in the country.
Walker will be a beacon of consistency to DFS lineups just as he is to the Houston offense. If you’re looking for an upside here, it’s on the heels of a double-double, which he typically doesn’t get. However, we mentioned a pace that Miami likes, so maybe that provides some more rebounds. Coming off of a six block game – we know what he can do when challenged inside. If you have a bunch of upside fliers, then add Walker to your lineup for stability.
Marcus Carr, G Texas $7,400
We want two hands in the cookie jar, that is, Xavier/Texas and the high implied total. Marcus Carr is steady. Over his last ten games, he averages 26.6 with no real outliers higher or lower. Carr is constantly on the court for a deep Texas team. He has the ball in his hands, and he shoots with volume.
He has double-digit shot attempts in almost every game dating back to the tip of the season. Carr even put up 41 points against Texas A&M this season, and if this game is going to be as high-paced as they are saying, then I would like to have an upside on the roster.
Jaedon LeDee, F San Diego State $5,500
Leede is a role player with a 6’9 frame and double-digit rebounds in two of his last three games. He will be necessary to play a couple more minutes against the Tide. When he plays 23+ minutes, he has gotten either double-digit rebounds or 20+ points. He will play more than the 17 minutes he did against Furman when adjusting for the game script here,