This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
Shamorie Ponds, St. John's ($8,800 FD, $10,000 DK): Ponds hasn't scored less than 20 actual points in a game since 2018, and I'd be shocked if that streak ended Wednesday in a Big East contest with the highest over/under on the slate. Creighton has been a joy to target in DFS this year, as they play at a top-100 tempo and their defense is in the bottom half of all D1 by both standard and KenPom metrics. Creighton is a home favorite of (-4.5), which bodes well if Ponds is trying to keep pace in a tight game. Ponds is the night's chalk star play, and his price isn't too tough to stomach, especially on FanDuel. He had 37.0 DK points in their first matchup, and that seems closer to a floor than a ceiling to me.
Ky Bowman, Boston College ($8,600 FD, $9,900 DK): Bowman scores in bunches, but much of the 6-1 guard's fantasy value comes from his ability to crash the glass, which gives him a ceiling in the 60-70s. On paper, however, Syracuse poses a tough matchup with KenPom's No. 17 defense and No. 253 tempo rating. Looking to last year for perspective, Bowman posted lines of 23/4/5 and 20/4/4 against the Syracuse zone last year. Those are perfectly respectable, but not quite his ceiling marks.
Alpha Diallo, Providence ($8,500 FD, $9,400 DK): Diallo was up-and-down against the Pirates in 2017-18, registering 25 & 10 in their road matchup last year, but posting just