Daily Fantasy College Basketball 2015: DraftKings Lineup Advice for March 2

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer IMarch 2, 2015

Jan 17, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Georges Niang (31) signals a three pointer to the crowd during their game against the Kansas Jayhawks at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State beat Kansas 86-81.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
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There are three words every college basketball fan is pining for throughout the season: It's finally March. With that said, DraftKings daily owners don't have to wait for the NCAA Tournament for March Madness to begin. Here's a look at an optimal lineup and advice for the full slate of games.

DraftKings CBB Lineup for March 2
PositionPlayerUpcoming OpponentSalary
GMalcolm Brogdon@ Syracuse$7,500
GKenny Chery@ Texas$6,200
GAdam SmithBoston College$6,100
FGeorges NiangOklahoma$8,000
FAnthony Gill@ Syracuse$6,800
FDarion Atkins@ Syracuse$5,000
UTILTrevor CooneyVirginia$5,500
UTILDustin HogueOklahoma$4,800
Information courtesy of DraftKings.com
Top Fantasy Players at Each Position
PositionNo. 1 TargetNo. 2 TargetTop Value
GuardOlivier Hanlan ($10,200)Buddy Hield ($8,500)Naz Long ($4,600)
ForwardRakeem Christmas ($9,200)Rico Gathers ($8,300)Dustin Hogue ($4,800)
Information courtesy of DraftKings.com

G Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia ($7,500)

Feb 28, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers guard Malcolm Brogdon (15) shoots the ball as Virginia Tech Hokies forward Satchel Pierce (21) defends in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers won 69-57. Mandatory Credit: Geoff
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Have I consistently had Malcolm Brogdon on my lists of fantasy players to target? Yes. Is there good reason for that suggestion nearly every week? Yes.

Brogdon continues to pace one of the best programs in the country along with posting huge fantasy points. Scoring 31.5 fantasy points in his last outing against rival Virginia Tech, Joe Ovies of 99.9 The Fan notes that he should be in the ACC First-Team discussion:

With Justin Anderson still recovering from a fractured finger, Brogdon will have to step up again in his absence. He comes at a steep price, but Brogdon will continue to be a dynamic player for fantasy owners to target on Monday night.

G Adam Smith, Virginia Tech ($6,100)

Feb 28, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Adam Smith (3) dribbles the ball as Virginia Cavaliers guard Malcolm Brogdon (15) defends in the first half at John Paul Jones Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Haven't heard of Adam Smith? Well, fantasy owners might want to start paying attention.

Despite playing for a lowly Virginia Tech program, Smith has been as consistent as any player in the country. Over his last 10 games, the Hokies guard has averaged 16.2 points per game while shooting over 44 percent from behind the arc.

Also averaging over 20 fantasy points per game over that stretch, it's easy to see why Smith's price is up above $6,000 for Monday. At that price, he's still a lock as a No. 2 or 3 guard in any lineup.

F Georges Niang, Iowa State ($8,000)

One of the most dominant big men in the NCAA, Georges Niang is the stud to focus on for daily owners. After a slight dip in his production earlier in February, Niang has more than rebounded in the last three games.

Though Iowa State is in a slight lull with two straight losses, Niang has still been a productive fantasy player. He also reassured Cyclones fans that he would work even harder to improve his game following the loss to Kansas State:

Hitting five three-pointers against the Wildcats, it's crazy to think that Niang will look to do more for ISU moving forward. Suffice to say, there's no reason Niang shouldn't be the top forward to nab, even against Oklahoma. After all, he did put up 21 fantasy points against the Sooners in February.

F Anthony Gill, Virginia ($6,800)

Feb 28, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers forward Anthony Gill (13) dribbles the ball as Virginia Tech Hokies guard Ahmed Hill (13) defends in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers won 69-57. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burk
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The rise of Anthony Gill has been fun to watch this season. Multiple spotty performances at the start of conference play have given way for a more consistent scoring and rebounding threat.

Since the team's lone loss to Duke, Gill has seen his time on the court increase to over 24 minutes per game. Over that eight-game span, Gill has become one of the most steady players for a UVA team in need of production without Anderson in the lineup.

UTIL Trevor Cooney, Syracuse ($5,500)

His production has slipped, causing the asking price to drop for Trevor Cooney. However, he's still a reliable start at a utility spot with his average of 21.9 fantasy points per game at home.

Even against a stout defense like Virginia, Cooney can still put up good numbers for fantasy owners. He finished with 12 points on three three-pointers against the Hoos last year, making him a dependable target even on a struggling team like Syracuse.

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