This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
A seven-game slate is our headliner Saturday, tipping between noon and 2 p.m. EST. FanDuel even has five games overlapping, so we may be able to draw some value across sites, though not the intent. Five of the seven games a DK have a total between 136.5 and 139.5, so we should see ample variance in roster construction. Further suggesting different paths is a plethora of matchups where up tempo teams face grinders. Who can dictate pace will win, on the court and in our lineups.
Collin Gillespie, G, Villanova ($7,900 DK)
St. Joe's plays at the 62nd fastest tempo, per KenPom.com, and also checks in at 219th in defensive efficiency. There's an obvious blow out concern here, but it's hard not to take at least a piece of the Wildcats' offense, as they should cruise into the 80s point wise, though the lineup features four players priced at $7,500 or higher. Gillespie presents as the safest, having posted between 26.0 and 32.0 DKP in every outing. That stable floor is a nice anchor for both cash and GPP lineups.
Johnny Davis, G, Wisconsin ($7,200 DK, $8,400 FD)
This slate is featuring a lot of price corrections working against managers; Davis isn't one of those just yet, seemingly still underpriced with a 5x floor still attainable. Davis contributes in four categories, and the Badgers' attempts to slow things down (317th tempo) surely will be offset by Marquette's full-court pressure and third-ranked tempo.