Welcome back FAmily to the start of another week of college basketball action as we dive into the top CBB DFS picks for Tuesday night. The marquee DFS game of the night is a Big 10 matchup between two unranked but traditional basketball programs with a 160-point game total- Iowa and Indiana. We also have plenty of Top-25 teams in action including transfer portal sensation Dalton Knecht and No. 6 Tennessee hosting South Carolina; RJ Davis and No. 3 North Carolina traveling to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech in the ACC and Terrence Shannon and No. 14 Illinois in Columbus to play Ohio State in the Big 10.  It's a 9-game slate on DraftKings with a 6:30p ET lock and six games on FanDuel starting at 8p ET so let's dive into all the top CBB DFS picks and value plays at the guard and forward positions tonight. All college basketball odds below are via DraftKings Sportsbook when publishing. Good luck with your college basketball DFS lineups for Tuesday January 30th…


College Basketball DFS Slate January 30, 2024

6p ET South Carolina @ Tennessee (-14.0) 136.5 O/U

7p ET Marquette @ Villanova (-2.0) 143.0 O/U

7p ET Iowa (-1.5) @ Indiana 160.0 O/U

7p ET Illinois (-3.0) @ Ohio State 150.0 O/U

7p ET Texas Tech @ TCU (-5.0) 149.0 O/U

7p ET Syracuse @ Boston College (-4.5) 149.0 O/U

7p ET North Carolina (-8.5) @ Georgia Tech 152.5 O/U

8p ET Oklahoma @ Kansas State (-3.5) 137.5 O/U

8:30p ET Mississippi State @ Mississippi (-1.0) 138.5 O/U

9p ET San Diego State @ Colorado State (-2.5) 140.5 O/U


Top CBB DFS Guards 

Judah Mintz- Syracuse @ Boston College ($8.3K DK)

Judah Mintz is the straw that stirs the Orange drink. With a 31.0% usage/26.2% shot rate to go along with a 27.9% assist rate he is the top overall guard on the slate. As Mintz and Cuse prepare to face Boston College tonight Mintz has proven to be one of the country’s premier players in getting to the charity stripe and then converting. On Saturday night he got to the line 20 times as the fearless guard has an uncanny ability to get into the lane and finish through contact. Mintz is scoring at an 18.5 point per game clip which puts him at No. 3 in the ACC. This is my top guard in cash games tonight.

Tony Perkins- Iowa @ Indiana ($7.9K DK/8.0K FD)

Tony Perkins has turned into one of the best players in the Big 10. The Hawkeye guard is coming off another monster game— this time with 24 points while dishing out five assists in Saturday’s road win over Michigan. After the ninth game of the season Perkins has been on a dominant stretch since. He has scored in double figures in 11 straight games, including at least 20 points in each of the last three. He has dished out at least four assists in eight of the last 11 games, including a 15-assist performance against Nebraska. We’ve seen Luka Garza, Keegan Murray and Kris Murray over the last few years and now it’s Tony Perkins turn as the star at Iowa.

Pop Isaacs- Texas Tech @ TCU ($7.3K DK/7.0K FD)

Texas Tech is a darn good basketball team and that is in a very challenging Big 12 conference. Pop Isaacs has been one of the key driving forces behind their recent success as the sophomore guard is their offensive leader. Isaacs is an excellent shooter from beyond the arc who can pull up from almost anywhere on the court and if he gets hot, he can be one of the best players in the country. This is a borderline 30/30 player (29.5% usage/31.6% shot rate) who is averaging 32.3 DK points over his last five games and at $7.3K is still too cheap for all DFS formats tonight.

Other Top CBB DFS Guards

  • Terrence Shannon, Illinois ($7.4K DK/7.9K FD)- Shannon picked up right where he left off on his return from suspension as he is averaging 32.2 DK in his three games played. Shannon is in play in all formats tonight.
  • Dalton Knecht, Tennessee ($8.8K DK)- With a 35 DK point floor and at least 25 real points per game Knecht is on another level. The only downfall being a tough matchup- but does that really matter? 
  • Jaylen Murray, Mississippi ($7.0K/6.8K FD)- Murray has quietly put up over 25 DK in six of his last seven games.
  • Tyler Kolek, Marquette ($8.4K DK/8.2K FD)- Kolek has turned into more of a GPP play due to some recent mediocre games, but he did have one of his best games of the season against this same Villanova team two weeks ago (48.8 DK). 
  • Tylor Perry, Kansas State ($6.2K DK)- We know the talent is there, but Perry has struggled over the last three games (20, 17 and 8 DK). This is a GPP special for a player that has a 45 DK ceiling. 
  • Matthew Murrell. Mississippi ($7.1K DK/7.3K FD)- Murrell is averaging 28.8 DK over his last five games with a 25% shot rate on the season. 


Top CBB DFS Value Guard 

Elliot Cadeau- North Carolina @ Georgia Tech ($5.4K DK)

12 is an important number for UNC freshman Elliot Cadeau. Last Saturday against Florida State it was the second consecutive game in which he attempted a dozen shots with a previous high of nine.  Cadeau’s confidence is now bubbling over as he also has back-to-back games scoring in double digits – 14 points (24 DK) against Wake Forest and 16 points (26 DK) at Florida State. On the season, Cadeau is averaging 7.8 points and 3.7 assists for the third-ranked Tar Heels but across the last six games, Cadeau is providing averages of 10 points and 4.8 assists per game. Justin Moore (Villanova) will be a popular value, but I really like Elliot Cadeau tonight against Georgia Tech.

Other Top CBB DFS Guards

  • Justin Moore, Villanova ($5.3K DK/5.4K FD)- The minutes are there for the Nova guard and he was once an $8K player but he is only averaging 15 DK in his five games since return from injury. On name alone Justin Moore will be popular in cash games.
  • Brandon Murray, Mississippi ($4.5K DK/4.3K FD)- I keep going to the well and Murray lets me down, but the explosion is coming, and I want to be onboard. Murray is far too talented to consistently score under 10 points per game. 
  • Josiah-Jordan James, Tennessee ($5.2K DK)- If JJJ gets hot he will smash this price, but he needs to make his shots. Season low price point for a player that was mid-$7K for most of the season. 
  • Xavier Johnson, Indiana ($4.7K DK/4.7K FD)- XJ is so volatile, but he played 34 mins and put up 21 DK against Illinois over the weekend. At this price he is a GPP banger. 
  • Hakim Hart, Villanova ($4.9K DK/4.8K FD)- Hart started for the first time all season on Saturday and played 37 minutes (20.0 DK). If he is in the starting five again, he is worth a shot.
  • Jacobi Wright, South Carolina ($4.5K DK)- Wright played 29 minutes last game (14.8 DK) and a 30-minute player at sub-$5K is always a nice find.
  • Micah Peavy, TCU ($6.4K DK/3.5K FD)- Peavy is a free square on FD- just lock him in at this misprice. 


Top CBB DFS Forwards

Malik Reneau- Indiana vs, Iowa ($7.9K DK)

Malik Reneau is the Hoosiers team MVP. With Trayce Jacson-Davis gone this has become Reneau’s team. He can score at will on many nights and when Indiana needs a bucket the ball is going to him. There’s nobody on the roster you’d prefer with the ball in their hands if you need a bucket and with Kel’el Ware (ankle) possibly out again tonight I am all in on Reneau. The 6-foot-9 sophomore has now gone two-consecutive games with more than 20 points, shooting a combined 20-of-33 from the field. Tonight’s game against Iowa has the highest total of the slate (160.0) and Reneau uses up 27.4% of Indiana’s possessions when he’s on the floor with a 60.2% field goal rate. Lock him in.

Note: The latest news is that Ware is expected to play but I still like Renau in this game environment. 

Warren Washington- Texas Tech @ TCU ($7.2K DK/7.4K FD)

Warren Washington is another player quietly having a monster season while flying under the radar. Tonight, he is on the road but it’s a pace up against a TCVU team that will run. Washington has a 31.8% combined rebound rate to go along with a 7.3% block rate (72nd in the nation). He has scored double digit points in six of his last seven games and is averaging 30.5 DK over his last five. He plays nearly every minute and TCU is mediocre on the boards with a 28.1% rebound rate on the defensive boards. He will come in under owned, but Warren Washington is the sneak play of the slate.

Other Top CBB DFS Forwards

  • Quinten Post, Boston College ($7.7K DK)- Post could end up the highest scoring play of the night against Syracuse if he stays out of foul trouble.
  • Jonas Aidoo, Tennessee ($7.6K DK)- Aidoo is crushing in SEC play, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.3 blocks. In play in all formats.
  • Oso Ighodaro, Marquette ($8.4K DK)- Ighodaro plays almost every minute and is averaging 34.8 DK over his last five games.
  • Harrison Ingram, North Carolina ($7.9K DK)- Ingram has double-digit rebounds in three straight games with a solid floor of 25-35 DK. 
  • Armando Bacot, North Carolina ($7.2K DK)- This is now a season low $7.2K for Bacot and he will be popular, but he has only scored five points in each of the last two games. GPP-play only for me but we know that the talent is there. 
  • Maliq Brown, Syracuse ($6.8K DK)- If Brown stays out of foul trouble (he has four fouls in the last three games) he could be another sneak smash play as he is still averaging 29.6 DK over his last five games.
  • Jaedon LeDee, San Diego State ($8.5K FD)- LeDee is a FD only play but if you have the funds (and you should with the Peavy misprice) just lock him in.


Top CBB DFS Value Forwards

  • Tylor Burton, Villanova ($5.5K DK/5.8K FD)- I love this price on Burton who is coming off a smash game at Butler where he put up 30.5 DK and played every minute. 
  • Collin Murray-Boyles, South Carolina ($5.8K DK)- Murray-Boyles has been playing 30 minutes and is producing – he has 33.8 and 29.0 DK in his last two games. He has a tough matchup against Tennessee, but Murray-Boyles can stuff the stat sheet.
  • Ben Gold, Marquette ($4.6K DK/4.6K FD)- Gold played 26 minutes with Kam Jones out against Seton Hall and is fully in play again if Jones remains out. 
  • Anthony Walker, Indiana ($4.0K DK/4.5K FD)- Walker is in play as a top value ONLY if Ware is out again for Indiana. 


Judah Mintz- Syracuse

Tony Perkins- Iowa

Warren Washington- Texas Tech



Pop Isaacs- Texas Tech

Jaedon LeDee- San Diego State

Micah Peavy- TCU