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There are three Big 12 men’s games in the Draft Kings Daily Fantasy Sports pool for men’s college basketball as Big 12 play continues on Tuesday.

Oklahoma State is at Kansas State, Texas Tech is at Iowa State and Kansas is at Oklahoma.

This season, when Big 12 games are part of the pool at Draft Kings, I’ll provide my recommendations based on the lineup I’m playing that day. 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.

 

The goal is to fill out a complete Big 12 lineup. With three Big 12 games in the queue, I’m going to take at least one player from each of the six Big 12 teams playing on Tuesday night.   

Here is Tuesday’s lineup/recommendations:

Guards

Markquis Nowell, Kansas State ($10,000), Avery Anderson III, Oklahoma State ($6,600), Jaren Holmes, Iowa State ($5,900).

Nowell has the highest cap number of any Big 12 player. But the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week should be worth it, even if he just hits his averages. Oklahoma State has a quality defense, so I’m not expecting career-bests. But I’d be happy with something a little better.

One thing Kansas State is doing right now is giving up points — 103 to Texas and 95 to Baylor last week. So it makes a lot of sense to grab Oklahoma State’s leading scorer, Anderson, at a reduced rate, as compared to Nowell.

 

Holmes should have a solid night, even if he does have to go up against Texas Tech’s defense. The Red Raiders are banged up and could be short-handed again. That would help Holmes’ numbers a little bit.

Forwards

Nae’Quan Tomlin, Kansas State ($7,000), K.J. Adams, Kansas ($5,700), Kalib Boone, Oklahoma State ($5,400)

After using one-fifth of my cap space on Nowell, I have to go cheap the rest of the way.

Tomlin has been a quality third or fourth option for the Wildcats this season and he’s capable of meeting his average of 20 fantasy points, especially as Oklahoma State’s defense will focus on both Nowell and Keyontae Johnson.

Adams is going to pile up good numbers as he does the dirty work for Kansas as it’s undersized post. He’s capable of hitting double figures and he has a good matchup inside with Oklahoma’s Tanner Groves.

 

Boone, like Anderson, should benefit from Kansas State’s defensive deficiencies right now. His value goes up if Moussa Cisse isn’t able to play for the second straight game.

Utility

F Jalen Hill, Oklahoma ($5,300); G D’Maurian Williams, Texas Tech ($3,800)

Hill is a quality option who can hit double figures and grab five or six rebounds. If Richard ‘Pop’ Isaacs can’t go for the Red Raiders, Williams — a quality 3-point shooting option — should get a little more run for a Texas Tech team desperate for a win.

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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