Tuesday night's college basketball slate is loaded with the Champions Classic matchups headlining our CBB DFS picks. The Duke vs Michigan State and Kansas vs Kentucky games will be fun watches tonight and we have plenty of top players like Hunter Dickinson, Kyle Filipowski, Rob Dillingham, and more from those Champions Classic showdowns. Tonight's college basketball DFS slate also features more marquee matchups like Wisconsin vs Providence, Iowa vs Creighton, Texas A&M vs SMU, and Maquette vs Illinois. As you build your CBB DFS lineups, check out our top plays and value picks below. It's a 9-game slate on DraftKings and a 6-game slate on FanDuel. We'll break down top CBB DFS picks and value plays for both sites. All college basketball odds below are via DraftKings Sportsbook when publishing. Check out KenPom's top team totals as you build your CBB DFS lineups as well. Enjoy!

 

College Basketball DraftKings Slate November 14

  • 6 pm ET – Wisconsin (-1.5) at Providence – 141.5 O/U
  • 7 pm ET – Duke (-4) vs Michigan State – 141.5 O/U
  • 7 pm ET – Colgate at Syracuse (-6.5) – 159 O/U
  • 8 pm ET – Marquette at Illinois (-2) – 148.5 O/U
  • 8 pm ET – Texas A&M (-5.5) at SMU – 142.5 O/U
  • 8 pm ET – UNC Greensboro at Vanderbilt (-1) – 136 O/U
  • 9:30 pm ET – Kansas (-7) vs Kentucky – 148 O/U
  • 10 pm ET – Iowa at Creighton (-12) – 164 O/U
  • 11 pm ET – UC Irvine at USC (-12) – 149 O/U

 

Top KenPom Team Totals

  1. Creighton – 85
  2. USC – 82
  3. Syracuse – 81
  4. Kansas – 76
  5. Colgate – 76
  6. Wisconsin – 76
  7. Iowa – 75
  8. Illinois – 74
  9. Texas A&M – 74
  10. Providence – 74
  11. Marquette – 73
  12. Kentucky – 72

 

College Basketball CBB DFS Picks 

CBB DFS Top Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPGFD $FD FPPG
Trey AlexanderCREIOWA880040.38730038.35
Trey Alexander has started the season strong while being Creighton’s offensive leader. He’s averaging 20.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game through the first two contests with 33 and 47 DK in those outings. Yes, these performances have come in blowout wins, but Alexander should be doing this most games as one of Creighton’s go-to playmakers. He gets a notable pace-boost at home vs Iowa here and will be a top overall cash guard.
Wade Taylor IVTA&MSMU820034.25820032.10
The SEC Preseason Player of the Year has started out hot with 35 and 33 DK in the first two games. Wade Taylor’s latest performance came on the road at Ohio State when he scored 21 points while taking a whopping 21 shots. Taylor has a 34% usage rate and 40% shot rate through two games and is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s a top overall guard in all formats and on both sites tonight in a pace-boost matchup vs SMU.
Isaiah CollierUSCUCIR770032.5  
The No. 1 high school prospect has not disappointed early on for USC. Isaiah Collier has scored 18 and 19 points in the first two games with 28 and 36 DK points. The Trojans’ offense is leaning heavily on him and Boogie Ellis right now and will be most games. They get another easier matchup at home vs UC Irvine tonight, so expect Collier to fill up the stat sheet and be a DFS stud once again. You can roster Ellis too, but Collier is notably cheaper for similar production. Both guys give us late-night hammer exposure too.
Terrence Shannon Jr.ILMARQ750030.12790028.20
Like last year, Terrence Shannon is Illinois’ offensive leader this season and should always be considered a top guard play with his high-usage role. Shannon has 29 and 31 DK points in the first two games while scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively. The competition picks up vs Marquette here, but Shannon will surely have a high shot volume and heavy usage as the Illini’s go-to scorer.
Kevin McCullar Jr.KUUK720036.88720034.55
Kevin McCullar has quickly emerged as a top guy for Kansas this season, taking on the wing scoring/playmaker role of the departed Jalen Wilson. Even with Hunter Dickinson in town, McCullar has a 25% usage rate and 27% shot rate this season while averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. Of course, Kansas has beat up on two easy opponents, but McCullar is still one of KU’s best offensive options and he’ll be stuffing the stat sheet regularly. Kentucky presents a tougher matchup here, but he should still be a solid cash guard in the expensive range.
Kam JonesMARQIL690038.88700036.40
Stay tuned for updates, but Tyler Kolek may be out or limited with an ankle injury tonight. Kam Jones would instantly be the Marquette’s top offensive option, though he’s already one of the team’s best scorers and players. Jones had 20 points and 30 DK in the season opener and then went for 23 points and 47 DK last game after Kolek went down. Whether or not Kolek plays, Jones will be heavily involved offensively for Marquette and offers strong GPP upside.
Ezra ManjonVANDUNCG680032.88  
Ezra Manjon has been Vanderbilt’s top player early on with Tyrin Lawrence out. Manjon had 19 points and 30 DK in the opener and then a stat-stuffing 35 DK effort last game. Vandy lacks proven playmakers outside of Manjon and it’s resulted in heavy usage and offensive role for the senior point guard. His cash floor should be pretty safe tonight and Vandy will be in a tight matchup vs UNC Greensboro. He’ll likely go overlooked, but he’s a solid cash guard at sub-7k on the DK slate.

CBB DFS Value Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPGFD $FD FPPG
AJ StorrWISCPROV590023.38570022.80
AJ Storr showed flashes last year at St. John’s and now he appears to be one of Wisconsin’s top playmakers. The sophomore wing is leading the team in usage (26%) and shot rate (28%) so far. He’s scored 15 and 17 points with 24 and 22 DK, respectively, in the first two contests. Last game vs Tennessee, Storr was arguably Wisconsin’s best player as he took 20 shots and the offense ran through him often. If his high-volume role continues, Storr is a decent sub-6k value on both sites.
Jared McCainDUKEMSU560019.12490017.25
Against Arizona last game, Jared McCain filled up the stat sheet with 26 DK points and production across multiple categories in 29 minutes. That’s a better indication of the stud freshman’s DFS value rather than his dud in Duke’s season-opening blowout win. Although Filipowski, Roach, and Proctor are all taking away usage and shots for Duke, McCain is doing enough to return value as long as he’s priced below 6k. He’s a better value on FD at sub-5k.
Rob DillinghamUKKU560029.5600028.25
Even with DJ Wagner, Justin Edwards, Tre Mitchell, and others on the Kentucky roster, Rob Dillingham actually leads the team in usage (29%), shot rate (29%), and assist rate (24%) so far through two games. The freshman point guard has also been slightly outperforming Wagner in the UK backcourt, both for DFS and in real life. Dillingham is averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game with 32 and 26 DK in the first two contests. He’s a clear value tonight and should be priced higher moving forward.
J.J. StarlingSYRCOLG550028  
J.J. Starling was a value last time Syracuse was on the slate and he’s still way underpriced tonight on DK. The Notre Dame transfer has essentially taken on the departed usage and shots from Joe Girard in the Cuse backcourt alongside Judah Mintz. The higher-usage role has allowed Starling to put up 21 and 34 DK points in the first two games and he should be right in that DFS range all season. Starling was phenomenal last game with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. That stat-stuffing tendency is great to see and Colgate won’t offer much resistance for Starling to do something similar. He's a top cash guard value on DK.
Sean JonesMARQIL400017.25450016.65
Keep an eye on Tyler Kolek’s status tonight. If he’s out, then Sean Jones will be needed at point guard as one of Marquette’s better ball-handlers. The sophomore barely got minutes last year, but he’s now a top bench option in the backcourt – and his role/usage certainly increases with Kolek off the court. Last game after Kolek went down, Jones had eight points, six assists, four rebounds, and 23 DK points in 19 minutes off the bench. He’d be a candidate to start at PG if Kolek sits.
Dasonte BowenIOWACRE370019.88460019.50
If you want cheap exposure to one of the slate’s high totals, Dasonte Brown is an interesting value. The sophomore is Iowa’s starting point guard this season after riding the bench last year. He’s put up 27 and 12 DK in the first two games with 5 assists in both. Things get tougher now on the road at Creighton. Still, we’re getting Iowa’s PG at some very cheap prices here – especially at sub-4k on the DK slate. He's worth a GPP dart.
Nicolas Louis-JacquesCOLGSYR350023.25  
After barely playing last year, Nicolas Louis-Jacques is now Colgate’s starting shooting guard this season. He was actually Colgate’s “MVP” in the season opener, according to KenPom, when he scored 15 points and put up 23 DK in 28 minutes. Maybe he doesn’t do the same thing tonight, but Syracuse isn’t expected to blow out Colgate so we’ll get full starter minutes from him. At sub-4k, this is really cheap to get a starting guard in one of the higher totals of the slate. He's a decent punt play in cash or GPP.

CBB DFS Top Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPGFD $FD FPPG
Kyle FilipowskiDUKEMSU950039.88860038.25
Though Duke lost against Arizona last game, Kyle Filipowski played pretty well with 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 42 DK. By no surprise, the big man is Duke’s best player and go-to scorer this season. The cash floor should always be there for Filipowski to anchor lineups and he should be plenty involved offensively tonight vs Michigan St. You have to wonder how Tom Izzo might scheme things defensively to slow down Filipowski, so he might be more of a GPP play on this slate.
Hunter DickinsonKUUK930040.5880038.85
Even with the change of scenery, Hunter Dickinson is basically doing what he did at Michigan. The center is averaging 19.5 PPG and 8.0 RPG through the first two games with 46 and 35 DK performances. Those did come in blowout wins, but Dickinson’s high-usage role with Kansas won’t change against Kentucky tonight. UK doesn’t have much frontcourt depth or defense inside to slow down Dickinson and he should be a top cash forward per usual.
Ryan KalkbrennerCREIOWA860022.38810021.70
Ryan Kalkbrenner has been relatively quiet in the first two blowout wins for Creighton. He still put up 21 and 23 DK points, but we’re used to seeing 40+ DFS upside from one of the best centers in college hoops. Tonight presents a nice buy-low opportunity for Kalkbrenner to have his first slate-breaking performance. Iowa’s frontcourt is undersized and the Creighton big man should have the advantage in the paint. Plus, this is a huge pace-boost matchup. While others flock to Filipowski and Dickinson, grab Kalkbrenner at lower rostership.
Bryce HopkinsPROVWISC840026.75720024.50
After breaking out last year, Bryce Hopkins is back as Providence’s best player and offensive leader. The wing went off for a double-double and 30 DK in the season opener and will likely be producing those types of stat lines most games. He did shoot it poorly in the second game, though, so we’ll see if that carries into tonight. Still, the Providence offense should be relying on him and Devin Carter in this tight matchup vs Wisconsin. He’s a top contrarian GPP target tonight and has dual position eligibility on DK.
Payton SandfortIOWACRE750041.62650038.10
Early returns suggest Payton Sandfort will be this year’s version of Keegan or Kris Murray as Iowa’s offensive alpha. The junior wing leads the team in usage (27%) and shot rates (29%) through two games as he’s averaging 19 PPG and 10.5 RPG. Sandfort has also posted 39 and 43 DK in the first two contests. Of course, Iowa has faced a pair of easy opponents and the competition ramps up tonight on the road at Creighton. Still, Sandfort’s heavy offensive usage is tough to ignore and he has plenty of GPP upside in this high-total matchup.
Keegan RecordsCOLGSYR700028  
Colgate is a small underdog in a high-total matchup tonight vs Syracuse. That puts Keegan Records firmly on our radar for GPP lineups as Colgate’s best player. The senior center put up 28 DK in the season opener with 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Syracuse’s frontcourt isn’t strong defensively, so Records should put up numbers in this spot if he stays out of foul trouble. He’s a bit risky for cash, but the upside for 30+ DK points is there for GPPs and the 7k price tag isn't too expensive.

CBB DFS Value Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPGFD $FD FPPG
Henry Coleman IIITA&MSMU610024.88590023.15
Henry Coleman was quiet in Texas A&M’s season-opening blowout win, but he went off last game in a tougher matchup vs Ohio State. The senior big man had 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 38 DK on the road at OSU while being one of A&M’s best players. There’s a decent chance we see another big performance from Coleman tonight against a below-average SMU frontcourt. Plus, this is a notable pace-boost spot for the Aggies. He’s firmly in play as a GPP value. Other cheaper GPP values to consider from A&M are Hayden Hefner and Andersson Garcia.
Devin TillisUCIRUSC570030.12  
If you want cheap exposure to the late-night hammer matchup, Devin Tillis is a very solid value. The junior power forward leads UC Irvine in usage and shot rate this season. He’s coming off a 37 DK performance that featured 18 points and 10 rebounds. Maybe temper expectations a bit on the road at USC here, but Tillis offers plenty of GPP upside at his sub-6k DK price.
Mikeal Brown-JonesUNCGVAND540033.75  
Mikeal Brown-Jones was a decent bench player for UNC Greensboro last year but he’s now one of the team’s top guys. The senior big went off for 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 33 DK in the season opener while leading UNCG in usage rate (31%) and shot rate (29%). That performance did come in an easy win, but Vandy’s frontcourt isn’t a tough matchup for him tonight. This price is very cheap if we get similar production to what he did last game and he needs to be considered in GPP DK lineups.
Colin SmithVANDUNCG450018  
After being a role player for Vandy last year, Colin Smith’s playing time and overall production is rising as a starter this season. He’s put up 15 and 20 DK in the first two games while playing 27 and 30 minutes, respectively. Smith appears locked into minutes in Vandy’s frontcourt as long as Ven-Allen Lubin remains out. At sub-5k on the DK slate, he’s a solid cash value for 5x return or so.
Benny WilliamsSYRCOLG42000  
Benny Williams is set to return from suspension tonight after sitting out the first two games. There’s a good chance the wing/forward enters Syracuse’s starting rotation after he started 24 games last year, but definitely check the lineup before tip. If he starts, Williams is an instant value who should rack up stats in multiple categories in a higher-scoring matchup vs Colgate. Justin Taylor is likely back to the bench if Williams starts. He’s tough to trust in cash until we see how much he plays or what his real role will be in his first game, but the GPP potential is there.

 

CBB DFS Core Plays 

DraftKings Cash

  • Hunter Dickinson – Kansas
  • Wade Taylor – Texas A&M
  • J.J. Starling – Syracuse

DraftKings GPP

  • Kyle Filipowski – Duke
  • Kam Jones – Marquette
  • Mikeal Brown-Jones – UNC Greensboro

FanDuel Cash

  • Trey Alexander – Creighton
  • Hunter Dickinson – Kansas
  • Rob Dillingham – Kentucky

FanDuel GPP

  • Kam Jones – Marquette
  • Ryan Kalkbrenner – Creighton
  • Henry Coleman – Texas A&M
 

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