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CBB DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel College Basketball Fantasy Lineup Projections 1/20/22

Matt Gajewski

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College basketball season is in full swing and DraftKings and FanDuel continue to provide sizable contests for CBB DFS grinders. Examining the college basketball DFS slate for Jan. 20, a number of core plays stand out. This piece will locate the plays from each college basketball matchup and determine the top CBB DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.

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CBB DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Basketball

Studs

Azuolas Tubelis ($8,300) — With Gonzaga constantly blowing out opponents and Trayce Jackson-Davis in a tough matchup against Purdue, tonight’s DFS slate looks short on studs. One potential option near the top is Azuolas Tubelis for Arizona. Tubelis finds himself priced in between Bennedict Mathurin and Christian Koloko within his own team. However, Tubelis has the best usage among the three at 20.3%. Tubelis main issue has been fouls this season, but the veteran logged 36 minutes in Arizona’s most recent game. Without foul trouble, Tubelis should play nearly the entire game as a 9.5-point favorite over Stanford in a game with a 151-point total. Improving matters further for Tubelis, Stanford ranks 261st in interior defense.

Jamaree Bouyea ($8,000) — The best game environment on the slate, San Francisco has a 72.5-point implied team total, despite entering the slate as a 16-point underdog to Gonzaga. Even as a massive dog, the 161-point total and elite pace from Gonzaga keeps the San Francisco players viable. If San Francisco plays to the spread, Jamaree Bouyea needs to have a solid game. Bouyea has a 17.5% usage rate, consisting of a 22.2% shot rate and 28.5% assist rate this year. Gonzaga is slightly worse at defending the perimeter where Bouyea plays. Even in a tough matchup, the usage and minutes are there for Bouyea to put up a solid performance. For those looking for an even more contrarian route, any of the Gonzaga studs could smash in their limited minutes on this slate.

Adama Sanogo ($7,800) — While UConn enters this slate as an 8.5-point favorite over Butler, the 129.5-point total leaves much to be desired. Even considering the low total, Adama Sanogo is still a potential stud to consider on this slate. Since returning from injury, Sanogo has been absolutely dominating usage. Sanogo has 25, 40 and 32 minutes in UConn’s last four games. His limited minutes in their most recent affair occurred because Sanogo picked up four fouls and UConn won by 17. Over their last three contests, Sanogo has accounted for an absurd 24.4% shot rate, 40.5% rebound rate and 8.5% assist rate. Involved across peripherals, Sanogo is too involved to ignore in this poor game environment.

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Mid-Range

Jaime Jaquez ($6,700) — After missing UCLA’s most recent game, Jaime Jaquez reportedly logged a full practice earlier this week. Now priced down, targeting Jaquez’s strong 17.6% usage rate looks wise in this game environment. UCLA is a 9.5-point favorite over Utah in a game with a middling 143-point total. However, Utah ranks 184th in defensive efficiency, setting up nicely for the do-it-all Jaquez. On the year, Jacques has a 15.3% shot rate, 13.1% rebound rate and 11.6% assist rate, which have all been depressed by the injury. In a bounce back spot, this looks like a solid time to buy low on Jaquez.

Jalen Duren ($6,200) — One of the better game environments on the slate, Memphis is a 5.5-point favorite over SMU in a game with a 152.5-point total. On top of the solid environment, Memphis also continues to deal with injures to DeAndre Williams, Landers Nolley and Alex Lomax. Directly benefitting from the Williams injury, Jalen Duren has played 31, 28 and 28 minutes in three straight games for Memphis. One of the top prospects in the country, Duren has accounted for a 12.8% shot rate, 18.1% rebound rate and 5.9% assist rate in that span. These rates leave much to be desired, but injury could again force Duren to maximize these minutes against SMU.

Dalen Terry ($6,100) — For those looking at cheaper attachments to the elite Arizona 80.25-point implied team total, Dalen Terry plays a consistent role at an affordable price. Terry has a 14.5% usage rate this season consisting of a 10.4% shot rate, 18.3% rebound rate and 22.2% assist rate over Arizona’s last three games. In that span he logged 32, 29 and 28 minutes for the Wildcats. Potentially adding to his ceiling, Kerr Kriisa missed Arizona’s most recent game. While Kriisa is expected to return, any potential minute/usage limitations could elevate Terry’s floor here.

Michael Weathers ($5,700) — The other side of the Memphis game, SMU is in play with a 73.5-point implied team total. For those looking at value pieces Marcus Weathers and Michael Weathers both make some sense. Marcus has a 14.4% usage rate to Michael’s 14.3%. Michael has played exactly 28 minutes in three straight games, while Marcus’ minutes have ebbed and flowed of late. This will be a tougher matchup against a strong Memphis frontcourt, but either of the Weathers make sense in run-backs to Memphis stacks. even Emmanuel Bandoumel and Zach Nutall make sense and take advantage of Memphis 208th ranked 3-point defense.

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Value Plays

Lazar Stefanovic ($3,700) — In addition to scarcity at the top, the value range also lacks consistency on this slate. This pushes role players like Lazar Stefanovic to the top of the rankings as a 9.5-point underdog to UCLA. Stefanovic plays a consistent role for Utah, logging 34, 28 and 28 minutes for the Utes over their last three games. However, Stefanovic’s 13.4% usage rate leaves much to be desired and he has a middling 13.4% shot rate, 10.5% rebound rate and 14.8% assist rate. While this provides consistency, Stefanovic has not shown an elite ceiling. he now draws UCLA’s 46th-ranked defense.

Earl Timberlake ($3,500) — For those looking at a cheaper attachment to Memphis, Earl Timberlake benefits from the potential absences of Nolley and Lomax. Without Nolley in Memphis’ last game, Timberlake stepped up to play 34 minutes for the Tigers. While his 11.9% usage rate leaves much to be desired, Timberlake would theoretically walk into the safest minutes below $4,000 without Nolley or Lomax. This provides enough security to target here.

Nate Roberts ($3,500) — One potential value play on this slate could be Washington’s Nate Roberts. Seldom involved this season, Roberts has played 30 minutes in back-to-back games for Washington. Roberts accounts for a 10.7% shot rate and a 31.6% rebound rate in Washington’s last three games. Oregon State ranks 304th in 2-point defense and 305th in defensive rebounding, elevating Roberts here. While the minutes are a slight concern this matchup sets up Roberts for a ceiling game.

Bo Hodges ($3,200) — A potential play in GPPs only, Bo Hodges is an interesting play here. Only playing in three games since returning from injury, Hodges has 15, 12 and 11 minutes. However, Hodges emerged a starter for Butler last year and closed out the year strong. Most expected him to be a top three player for this team prior to injury before the season. Butler has been vocal about easing him back into action, but even 20 minutes from Hodges here could be enough to hit value on a weaker DFS slate.


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Matt Gajewski graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics. Matt has worked in the fantasy industry for the past four years, focusing on DFS and Sports Betting. Matt specializes in NFL, College Football, College Basketball, XFL, and MMA. With GPP victories across the major sports, Matt also qualified for the DraftKings 2020 Sports Betting Championship and won a seat to the College Basketball Tourney Mania final.

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