Big 12 Basketball

Big 12 Basketball Daily Fantasy Picks for Jan. 24

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Kansas State

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

Those games include Oklahoma at TCU, Kansas State at Iowa State and Oklahoma State at Texas.


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 games and six teams, I’ll take one player from each team and then one additional player from two of the six teams to fill out the lineup.     

Here is Tuesday’s lineup/recommendations:


Mike Miles Jr., TCU ($7,500), Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State ($6,900), Woody Newton, Oklahoma State ($4,800)

Oklahoma is a solid defensive team, but Miles is a high-level offensive performer who could walk away from this game with 20 or more points and 30 or more fantasy points. This is a matchup Miles can take advantage of.


With the unclear status of Caleb Grill, more of the load will fall to Kalscheur. He managed 20 or more fantasy points, on average, against Texas and Oklahoma, both highly-rated defensive teams. He could find more opportunities against a K-State defense that isn’t as highly regarded.

Woody Newton has been a starter for the Cowboys for the past week and he’s given them great production. He’s averaged 22 fantasy points in his last two games. His playing time may be dictated somewhat by how much Moussa Cisse plays (assuming he plays). But, with Texas’ defense playing a lot of attention to Avery Anderson III, he’ll find room to operate.


Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State ($8,700), Jalen Hill, Oklahoma ($6,000), Dylan Disu, Texas ($4,500)

It’s an easy decision to put my eggs in Johnson’s basket. He’s the most consistent player in the league right now and he always produces, no matter who is defending him.

Hill has really come on in Big 12 play and I was impressed with him when I saw him on Saturday. He’s scored at least 22 fantasy points in four of his last five games he comes cheap.

Disu is even cheaper and I’m banking that while Oklahoma State is focused on Timmy Allen that will give Disu room to operate. He’s coming off a 22-point fantasy game against West Virginia.



F Osun Osunniyi, Iowa State ($5,900), G Milos Uzan, Oklahoma ($5,500)

The Cyclones have figured out where to put Osunniyi on the floor for maximum effectiveness and it’s paid off. He’s logged at least 25 fantasy points in each of his last three games.

Uzan is cheap production. He won’t score a lot but he’s going to get the ball to the scorers in OU’s offense and knows how to defend and swipe the ball in passing lanes. I’m hoping to get at least 20 fantasy points out of him, and he’s capable.

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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