The Baylor-UCLA and Oklahoma State-DePaul game are two of nine games that are part of the Draft Kings Daily Fantasy Sports for men’s college basketball on Sunday.
This season, when a Big 12 game is part of the pool at Draft Kings, we’ll provide our recommendations for who to take that night. In this case, the recommendations are for a Classic game, which features eight players — three guards, three forwards and two guard/forwards (utility). The lineup must contain players from at least two different games. The salary cap is $50,000.
For the purposes of nights that include Big 12 games, but not enough to fill out a complete Big 12 lineup, we’ll take a guard, a forward and a utility player from each Big 12 team and fill out the remainder of the lineup with players from the rest of the pool.
But, since we have two Big 12 games in the pool, we’ll fill out the lineup with players from Baylor and Oklahoma State.
Here are Sunday’s recommendations:
Keyonte George, Baylor ($8,100); Langston Love, Baylor ($5,000); Chris Harris Jr., Oklahoma State ($3,400)
I’m spending the money on George this time. He’s shown great consistency in his first four college games and is averaging more than 30 fantasy points per game. I was incredibly impressed with how he played against Virginia. He never seemed flustered, he handled tight defense and made good decisions when he had the ball. Love should get more run than he did on Friday night. So should Harris, as the Cowboys guards, outside of Avery Anderson III, just didn’t have a good fantasy game against UCF.
Moussa Cisse, Oklahoma State ($8,300); Kalib Boone, Oklahoma State ($6,500), Caleb Lohner, Baylor ($5,200);
Lohner had a solid game off the bench for Baylor against Virginia, and I think at some point he’s going to crack the starting lineup opposite Flo Thamba. It might not be on Sunday. But he played 20 minutes on Friday and he scored nearly 20 fantasy points. I’ll take that for the price. I’ll spend on Cisse, who had another double-double and has potential to do it again against DePaul. The nice things about Cisse’s play is that it’s helping Boone, who’s putting up solid fantasy numbers for the money.
Adam Flagler, Baylor ($7,200); Dale Bonner, Baylor ($4,900)
I went with LJ Cryer at guard on Friday and he didn’t disappoint. But, with just $600 difference between he and Flagler, and Flagler still scoring more fantasy points, it seems more prudent to grab Flagler here. Same with Bonner. He’s not scoring a ton, but he’s doing everything else and getting quality minutes off the bench.
Scoring system: Point: +1 Pt; Made 3pt Shot: +0.5 Pts; Rebound: +1.25 Pts; Assist: +1.5 Pts; Steal: +2 Pts; Block: +2 Pts; Turnover: -0.5 Pts; Double-Double (Max 1 Per Player: Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals) +1.5 Pts; Triple-Double: Max 1 Per Player (Points, Rebounds, Assists, Blocks, Steals): +3 Pts
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