DFS College Basketball: Thursday Preview
DFS College Basketball: Thursday Preview

This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.

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Ethan Happ, Wisconsin ($9,000 FD, $11,000 DK): The most consistent force in both real-life and DFS college basketball this season, Happ is playing his way into a first-team All-American bid. He's had under 30 FanDuel points just once this season, and averages 40 on the year. Minnesota has plenty of size in the paint to contend with Happ in Jordan Murphy (6-7), Daniel Oturu (6-10) and the recently-returned Eric Curry (6-9). In last year's lone matchup against the Gophers, Happ produced 10 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks. It may have been an off game by his standards, but Happ is generally as matchup proof as it gets.

Carsen Edwards, Purdue ($8,600 FD, $10,100 DK): Through five games in December, Edwards is averaging 36.5 FanDuel points, with nights of 46 and 50 mixed in. While Big Ten matchups are generally regarded as slow paced, Iowa's tempo ranks No. 128 nationwide (per KenPom), while their defense lies outside the top-100. Edwards and the Boilermakers are tied with Indiana for the third-highest implied point total of the night, so this is a plenty fine spot to deploy Edwards if you can afford it.

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota ($8,500 FD, $9,900 DK): The third-highest priced player on both sites, Murphy is pretty close to matchup proof. I said "pretty close." Wisconsin is basically Virginia when it comes to fantasy kryptonite for opposing stars. Their pace is No. 336 in the country, while they sport a top-20 defense, according

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