Big 12 Men’s Basketball Fantasy Picks for Feb. 13
There are two Big 12 games in the Draft Kings Daily Fantasy Sports pool for men’s college basketball as Big 12 play continues on Monday.
Those games are Texas at Texas Tech and West Virginia at Baylor.
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 guards/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 two games and four teams, I’ll take two players from each team.
Here is Monday’s lineup/recommendations:
Adam Flagler, Baylor ($7,700), Sir’Jabari Rice, Texas ($6,100), Kedrian Johnson, West Virginia ($5,700)
Flagler feels like the most consistent guard for the Bears right now. Yes, he started slowly against TCU, but he came up with his second straight game of 30 or more fantasy points. Given the defensive ratings I’m seeing, fantasy-wise, Flagler could have a really good game on Monday.
The secret is out on Rice, who is probably the best bench player in the league. He can connect on multiple 3-pointers per game and is a quality passer and defender. Tech will be a tough out at home, but with some much attention paid to Marcus Carr and Tyrese Hunter, Rice will have to room to have a good night.
Everyone had a bad game for West Virginia on Saturday in Austin. Baylor is not a great defensive team. Taking Johnson is a bit of a risk compared to Erik Stevenson. But I need to find some cheap points, and Johnson should be able to get you those on Monday night.
Kevin Obanor, Texas Tech ($7,400), Jalen Bridges, Baylor ($6,500), Emmitt Matthews Jr., West Virginia ($5,400)
When it comes to Texas Tech these days, the three players to take for fantasy purposes are Obanor, Jaylon Tyson, and De’Vion Harmon. I’m grabbing Obanor, even though he’s the highest-priced forward on the board. He’s consistent points and he’s worth it.
Bridges, at times, takes a few too many threes for my taste. But he’s a consistent double-figure scorer who can rebound and defend. In the first meeting with West Virginia, he didn’t produce. This time around, I’m banking that he will.
I took Matthews last week and he was a cheap option and he produced. What’s interesting is that Bridges and Matthews could end up defending each other. Sometimes, in these cases, it can lift the offensive production of both players. I’m counting on that.
G De’Vion Harmon, Texas Tech ($6,800), F Dillon Mitchell, Texas ($3,900)
Utility is the last section I select, so it’s down to what cash I have left. After toggling through a few combinations, I grabbed Harmon. He’s coming off a fine game against Kansas State. I also grabbed Mitchell, who can be inconsistent. But when he’s clicking, he’s a rebounding machine who can get you 20 fantasy points.
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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