Big 12 Basketball

Kansas vs. Texas Basketball: Daily Fantasy Picks

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Kansas

The KansasTexas game is in the Draft Kings Daily Fantasy Sports pool for men’s college basketball as Big 12 play continues on Monday.

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, since it’s a specific game for just Kansas and Texas, the recommendations are for a six-player team, with one selected player — the captain — getting 1.5 times the fantasy points. The salary cap is $50,000.


The goal is to fill out a complete Big 12 lineup. With two teams and six slots, we can do just that.     

Here is Tuesday’s lineup/recommendations:


F Jalen Wilson, Kansas ($17,100)

We know the money comes down once the captain is selected, so I’ll pay the premium for the one consistent, high-level offensive player in this game. Williams averages 39 fantasy points per game. And, even when the rest of the Jayhawks aren’t firing — as they weren’t on Saturday against Iowa State — Wilson still gets it done.

Texas’ defense is one of the best in the country and the Longhorns will focus a lot of attention on Wilson. He’s consistently shown the ability to overcome that attention, no matter who he plays.

With Wilson off the board, I’ll take two more Jayhawks and three Longhorns.


The Remaining Five

Kansas: F Kevin McCullar Jr. ($8,000), G DaJuan Harris Jr. ($6,400)

Texas: F Timmy Allen ($7,200), G Sir’Jabari Rice ($5,800), F Christian Bishop ($4,800)

McCullar is coming off a sub-par game against Iowa State — at least from a scoring standpoint. But he had 11 rebounds anyway. He had three straight double-doubles before that. He’s emerged as Kansas’ best rebounder at the right time. If he can get into double figures, he could give fantasy players a double-double.

Kansas doesn’t really have a consistent third player right now. In that case, I’ll take Harris, who can help in a lot of different areas and, if he’ll just trust his shot a little bit, can get you a few 3-pointers and double figures in scoring.

Allen could have a really good game against Kansas. The interior is where the Jayhawks are the weakest and Allen is beginning to excel there, too. That, combined with his ability to stretch defenses, provides the potential for a big game.


There was no way I wasn’t going to buy low on Rice after the week he had against Baylor and Iowa State. He’s averaged close to 30 fantasy points in the last three games. He’s the hottest bench player in the league. Gotta get him in there.

Bishop is coming off a big game off the bench for the Longhorns, scoring 14 points, including the game-winner. He has to maximize his time off the bench to get to 20 fantasy points, but he did it on Saturday against Kansas State.

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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