DFS College Basketball: Opening Night Preview
DFS College Basketball: Opening Night Preview

Welcome to the 2018-19 NCAA Basketball season on RotoWire. For those new to daily fantasy sports, the major players are offering college basketball contests for the first time since the 2015-16 season. As a result, we're ramping up our coverage here at RotoWire, and are trying a few new article ideas for our subscribers in the upcoming year.

We won't do this type of in-depth breakdown for every slate, but plan to offer it for the biggest ones. Remember, RotoWire subscribers can always access tools such as:

Our DFS Lineup Optimizer
College Basketball Value Report
College Basketball Injuries

We plan to focus primarily on FanDuel and DraftKings salaries, but the logic in these breakdowns can be used across any format of your choice.

Without further delay, here are my early impressions of Tuesday's opening slate.

Kansas vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m. EST (Both Sites)
Michigan State (-115), o/u: 156

Dedric Lawson ($8700 FD, $9500 DK) is one of the highest-priced players on both sites, and while I love his prospects this season, he's someone I'm fading on opening night. Michigan State plays at a slow pace, and I think Nick Ward can limit his effectiveness around the basket, especially if he can stay clear of foul trouble – which hasn't been easy for him over the years. I'm staying away from this game for the most part, but MSU's Cassius Winston ($7700 FD, $7600) isn't a bad option in cash games. FanDuel users might want to take a look at

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Jake Letarski
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