College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week
College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.

In destroying Kentucky in the Champions Classic on opening day, Duke became the talk of the college basketball world. Could they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers? Why stop there, how could Golden State possibly stop the Blue Devils? I had little doubt Duke is the nation's most talented team, and it will dominate the non-conference schedule. It will be interesting to see how ACC teams game plan for the Blue Devils. If the sensational freshmen coalesce into a team that becomes more than the sum of its parts, then the season is over. If they don't learn to defend as a team, then they can be beaten. I circled Jan. 19 on my calendar when Virginia comes to Cameron Indoor.

That's enough Duke talk. Here at college hoops waiver wire central, we will give you some players to consider for your fantasy team each week. We are going to continue the format that we used in the preseason by spotlighting a center and a freshman to start. Then, a scorer, rebounder and playmaker will be examined, followed by a pair of flyers. The majority of the players will be from Tier 1, but we'll dip into the smaller schools from time to time.

Center: Seth Dugan, Western Michigan Broncos

No one had a more impressive season debut than Dugan. No, not even Zion Williamson. The Broncos center put up 32 points, 22 rebounds and six assists as Western Michigan beat Detroit. Where did that come from? Dugan averaged just 5.2 points

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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