We have another big board with 12 games tonight. We kick off an hour early tonight with Florida’s tip off in Knoxville at 6pm ET. Half an hour later, Michigan hosts Northwestern, Butler hosts Creighton and Xavier hosts Providence.
We hit our normal start time with more SEC action with Arkansas heading to Oxford and South Carolina hosting Vanderbilt. An hour later, the Big 12(10) takes control of the state of Iowa in Stillwater and Oklahoma in the direction of West Virginia. Wichita State also hosts UCF in this window. We close it out with Penn State in Champaign, Marquette at Seton Hall, and VCU heading to Davidson. This is a very good one tonight!
In this article, I will provide you with my daily fantasy college basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 1/26/22 starting at 6 pm Eastern time. I will provide several player suggestions for the guard and forward players, with the goal of highlighting an option for each at the top, middle, and bottom end of the salary scale. Good luck, Roto Ballers.
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DraftKings CBB DFS Guards
JD Notes, Arkansas ($8,100)
Tough matchups in conference play are nothing unusual. Some players are good enough to use them no matter the matchup. That seems to be the case for Notae. His shooting volume and peripheral numbers are as good as you’ll find in the college game. Notae has at least 25 DraftKings points in every game this season. That’s the type of floor I want when paying.
Darryl Morsell, Marquette ($7,400)
The Maryland transfer had some tough games early in the season and again when the Golden Eagles restarted, but he has at least 24 DraftKings points in four straight games. They are all up against the top half of the Big East. Morsell had his best game of the season against The Hall 11 days ago, putting up 26 points and five rebounds. Considering that Seton Hall is expected to be without Bryce Aiken again, this seems like a great situation for Morsell once again.
Adrian Baldwin, State of Virginia ($6,400)
Baldwin put up 35.25 DraftKings points against Davidson less than a week ago and followed that up with 36.75 against St. Joseph’s over the weekend. You are feeling it right now. Baldwin has a staggering 12 steals in the last two games, with 13 assists and eight rebounds. It doesn’t matter that he’s not scoring a lot of points. Those peripheral stats make him very valuable.
Myles Cale, Seton Room ($5,300)
Kadary Richmond has been running the point with Bryce Aiken out, but he’s not the scorer that Aiken is. That has leaked to Cale. He has played 68 minutes in the two games with Aiken out and scored 37 actual points (64.75 DraftKings points). Cale is a good shooter and a good rebounder, even from the perimeter. If Aiken is out again as expected, Cale has a higher ceiling than Richmond and is nearly $1,000 cheaper.
Chuck Harris, Butler ($4,700)
Harris returned to the starting lineup last week and provided some much-needed scoring against Providence and UConn. Creighton is a team that will pace you too and shoots a lot of 3s. Butler will need Harris to do the same to keep up with the Blue Jays. I usually stay away from Harris in games that are projected to play slow, but this one shouldn’t. It’s a good value game here.
Also consider: Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt ($8,600); Santiago Vescovi, Tenn. ($7,900); Izaiah Brockington, State of Iowa ($7,400); Dexter Dennis, State of Wichita ($6,800); Kadary Richmond, Seton Hall ($6,200); Stanley Umude, Arkansas ($5,600); Au’Diese Toney, Arkansas ($4,900)
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DraftKings CBB DFS Forwards
Justin Lewis, Marquette ($8,800)
Lewis has scored at least 35 DraftKings points, against Xavier, Villanova and Seton Hall, in his last three games. Those are about as good of the competition as you’ll find in the Big East right now. The Eagles needed everything Lewis could give to escape Seton Hall in Milwaukee 11 days ago. They’re going to need another big game from Lewis here and I’d be surprised if he doesn’t provide it.
Jaylin Williams, Arkansas ($8,300)
Yes, I have a lot of Arkansas players here. I will also have at least two in each lineup. This is a really good matchup for the whole team. Actuality bias will result in a lot of Williams ownership, but that doesn’t mean we should avoid it. The man is a walking double-double with a handful of blocks mixed in. He won’t record six steals again anytime soon, but DraftKings’ five straight 32-plus-point games speak for themselves.
Cheikh Mbacke Diong, Central Florida ($5,800)
Diong has become more of a scoring threat to the Knights since the reset. That’s bad news for the rest of the AAC. Diong has been regarded primarily as a rim protector and rebounder, but he put up a career-high 16 points in just 25 minutes against Tulane. He’s not the most consistent guy on the team, but Wichita State doesn’t have the size to deal with the 6’11” Diong. This could be another good game for him.
Justin Minaya, Providence ($5,400)
Xavier is a good team, but Minaya has been more aggressive on the offensive end since the restart. He’s only averaging just over six points per game on the season, but in the six games since the restart, he’s averaging just over eight. That includes a goalless disaster against St John’s in the first game back. Minaya has always been a glass cleaner and a good passer. Add the newfound scoring to his defensive skills and 38-plus minutes per game and we have a really good play.
Ed Croswell, Providence ($3,900)
If you have a little extra cash, you can try running Sam Mennenga as he’s a starter, but you may not get much out of him against VCU. Meanwhile, Croswell hasn’t missed a shot since Jan. 8. He’s made all 12 of his shots from the ground in the past two games (and missed two free throws…go figure). Croswell is a high-energy defender when he’s on the floor. This type of scoring is an advantage and could stop at any time, but it could be worth it if you want to ride the hot hand.
Also consider: Hunter Dickinson, Michigan ($8,900); Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton ($8,500); Vince Williams, State of Virginia ($7,700); Thompson Race, Ind. ($6,900); Ike Obiagu, Seton Room ($5,900); Moussa Diabate, Michigan ($5,600); Arturo Kaluma, Creighton ($4,700)
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