This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
The Round of 32 wraps up Monday, and DraftKings is running another eight-game slate featuring each NCAA Tournament matchup, highlighted by a $60k top prize. Unsurprisingly, Wooden Award frontrunner Luka Garza ($9,700 DK) has the top salary on the slate, with USC's Evan Mobley ($9,500 DK) coming in just behind him. DFS players hoping to plug either player into their lineup will need to find value elsewhere, but there are plenty of mid-range salary options on Monday's slate.
1. Christian Bishop, F, Creighton ($6,700 DK)
Bishop had a lackluster performance during the Big East Tournament final as the Bluejays were simply outplayed by Georgetown, but he returned to form with a double-double to begin the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. His strong performance came against Cal-Santa Barbara, a program that has an above-average defensive efficiency. However, Creighton will face Ohio on Monday, and the Bobcats have the 152nd-ranked defense in the nation, according to KenPom. Bishop shot 75 percent from inside the arc against the Gauchos, an area where the Bobcats struggle defensively. While Bishop has had some inconsistent results earlier in the year, he has upside against Ohio's middling defense Monday.
2. Isaiah Mobley, F, USC ($5,400 DK)
Mobley has seen plenty of playing time recently as he returns to full health after suffering a leg injury in late-February. He only played 23 minutes during Saturday's comfortable win over Drake, but he was quite efficient from the floor and converted on 85.7 percent of his field goal attempts. At his current salary, he would have provided 4x value during each of his past three appearances, and he's played at least 30 minutes in two of those contests. He'll be going against Jalen Wilson in the frontcourt, who is expected to suit up for Kansas but reportedly won't be at 100 percent during the matchup. Mobley's versatile numbers recently make him a value play for the team's matchup against the Jayhawks.
3. Eli Brooks, G, Michigan ($6,100 DK)
Brooks suffered an ankle injury during Michigan's regular-season finale but has looked fully healthy to begin postseason play. He's played at least 35 minutes in each of the last three games while scoring in double figures during each of those appearances. Brooks has attempted more three-pointers than usual during tournament play with Isaiah Livers unavailable due to a foot injury, and he's converted on 50 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc during that time. He may not have as many looks from long distance Monday since LSU ranks 14th in the nation against three-pointers defensively, but he could make up for that output on the boards, an area where the Tigers struggle. Brooks has been a key contributor for the Wolverines during the postseason, and he should provide solid DFS value once again in the Round of 32.
4. Aundre Hyatt, G, LSU ($4,900 DK)
Hyatt has started each of the last 11 games for the Tigers but had a relatively minor role late in the regular season. However, his production has massively increased over the past two games. He posted his first double-double of the season against St. Bonaventure on Saturday and has been credited with providing a spark for LSU while averaging 32.5 minutes per game during that time. His DFS salary jumped $1,000 ahead of the team's matchup with the Bonnies, and his salary has increased $700 more prior to Monday's contest. While the Wolverines have an elite defensive efficiency, Hyatt's strong performances recently came against two other opponents with top-20 defensive efficiency. The sophomore has received praise from his coaches over the past two games and has plenty of DFS upside despite his recent uptick in salary.
1. Donta Scott, F, Maryland ($5,900 DK)
Scott was a strong contributor for the Terrapins in late-February, but he's been unable to generate a consistent rhythm over the past five contests. He scored in double figures for the first time in nearly a month with 12 points during Saturday's win over Connecticut, but he'll now have to face the Crimson Tide with their second-ranked defensive efficiency in the nation, according to KenPom. Scott had solid DFS production earlier in the season, but he's been unreliable recently. There are several other mid-range players on Monday's slate that present more upside than Scott in a challenging matchup.
2. Reggie Miller, G, Abilene Christian ($6,000 DK)
Miller put up 19.8 DK points during Saturday's low-scoring win over Texas, but his salary still jumped $700 ahead of Monday's game against the Bruins, who have the slowest adjusted tempo of any team on Monday's slate. Miller has been inconsistent for the Wildcats late in the season, and his scoring production has been limited by a modest shot volume. One of Miller's strongest areas has been in the rebound column, but UCLA is an above-average team on the boards. The sophomore had modest output against Texas, and his recent salary increase makes him a lackluster DFS option in what could be a low-scoring affair against the Bruins.
3. Jalen Hill, F, Oklahoma ($4,300 DK)
Hill took on a starting role in the first round and could do so once again Monday with De'Vion Harmon still sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19. Hill played 22 minutes against Missouri and recorded 17.5 DK points, which gave him nearly 6x value at his $3,000 salary during the first round. However, his salary rose $1,300 ahead of Monday's game, which effectively prices him out of DFS consideration, especially considering that the Sooners will face top-seeded Gonzaga in the Round of 32. Even if Hill starts once again Monday, he's had fairly minimal production for the Sooners in recent contests and doesn't present much upside with his increased salary.