Feast week in college basketball is in full swing and Monday night's CBB DFS slate features plenty of intriguing matchups. Let's dive into top college basketball DFS picks and values as you enjoy the games tonight. DraftKings has a 6-game slate with UConn vs Texas, UCLA vs Marquette, and Wisconsin vs Virginia headlining the action. As you build your CBB DFS lineups, check out our top plays and value picks below. All college basketball odds below are via DraftKings Sportsbook when publishing. Check out KenPom's top team totals for tonight's slate Enjoy these CBB DFS picks and strategies – and good luck!


College Basketball DraftKings Slate November 20

  • 6 pm ET – Wisconsin vs Virginia (-3) – 125 O/U
  • 6:45 pm ET – UConn (-7) vs Texas – 145 O/U
  • 7 pm ET – Saint Joseph’s at Kentucky (-15.5) – 154 O/U
  • 7:45 pm ET – Colorado (-9) vs Richmond – 143.5 O/U
  • 8:15 pm ET – West Virginia vs SMU (-4.5) – 143 O/U
  • 11:15 pm ET – UCLA vs Marquette (-6) – 141.5 O/U


Top KenPom Team Totals

  1. Kentucky – 82
  2. Colorado – 78
  3. UConn – 75
  4. West Virginia – 71
  5. SMU – 70
  6. Marquette – 70
  7. Texas – 68
  8. Virginia – 68
  9. Richmond – 68


College Basketball CBB DFS Picks 

CBB DFS Top Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Tyler KolekMARQUCLA850029.67
Despite dealing with an ankle injury, Tyler Kolek was awesome against Illinois last week with 24 points and a stat-filled 40 DK effort. He’s now had another week for the ankle to heal and should be a top-tier play once again tonight vs UCLA. We know Kolek’s DFS floor will be there almost every game and especially when Marquette plays other good teams. He’ll anchor cash lineups per usual and isn’t that expensive tonight. Kam Jones would be the cash/GPP pivot away from Kolek, or you can stack both in the late-night hammer game.
KJ SimpsonCOLRICH820037.17
Just like last year, KJ Simpson is Colorado’s offensive leader this season in his combo guard role. The junior is averaging 19 PPG and 37 DK points through three games and has at least 33 DK in each outing. That shouldn’t change with a high-volume scoring and ball-handling role. Simpson is a top cash guard tonight with a strong DFS floor/ceiling combo.
Tristen NewtonUCONNUT770039.19
Tristen Newton has been a DFS stud this season with at least 27 DK in every game while averaging 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.3 steals. He and UConn have benefited from some easy matchups, but Newton still had 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a 50 DK performance yesterday vs Indiana. Expect him to fill up the stat sheet once again tonight to anchor cash lineups in a tight matchup vs Texas.
Reece BeekmanUVWISC750031.88
Reece Beekman and Ryan Dunn are the two headliners for Virginia this season. Both will be top DFS plays all year despite UVA being in low-scoring games. In most cases, it’s pace-boost matchups for Virginia’s players, like tonight vs Wisconsin. As for Beekman, he’s the team’s clear offensive alpha and stat-stuffer with 30+ DK in three of four games so far. In a tight matchup tonight, expect Beekman to be a trustworthy cash guard.
Tyrese HunterUTUCONN660021.38
There’s a good chance Tyrese Hunter goes overlooked tonight because of a dud yesterday and a tough matchup vs UConn now. Still, that puts him on our GPP radar because the sub-7k price presents a nice buy-low opportunity. For some context, Hunter was in foul trouble last game and only played 23 minutes. He had 26 and 29 DK in the previous two games, though, and should be plenty involved offensively tonight.
Kobe JohnsonWVUSMU650026
Due to injuries, suspensions, and overall lack of talent, West Virginia is running a very tight rotation and every starter can be considered in cash lineups even if the team might struggle to win games. Kobe Johnson is running the WVU point right now with Kerr Kriisa out, so his floor is on the higher side already. He went for 19 points and 36 DK last game and leads the Mountaineers in shot rate so far.

CBB DFS Value Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
D.J. WagnerUKSTJOE610020.06
Rob Dillingham, Antonio Reeves, and Reed Sheppard have been top DFS plays from Kentucky’s backcourt so far. Meanwhile, D.J. Wagner is flying under-the-radar while not totally living up to his recruiting hype just yet. Still, it presents a nice buy-low opportunity with the salary discount and potential for 25-30 DK points or more. Dillingham and Sheppard are now priced up and tough to fully trust in cash until we get a larger sample size. Wagner, though, can easily wake up here vs St Joe’s and smash the slate.
Chuck HarrisSMUWVU600022
Zhuric Phelps is the headliner for SMU, but Chuck Harris is a very viable GPP option tonight at much cheaper price tag. Harris now has 26+ DK with 16+ points scored in three of four games this season. He doesn’t offer a strong cash floor, but Harris will smash value if he continues his hot shooting and active volume. The matchup vs West Virginia is an easier one, though Harris still scored 21 points last game vs Texas A&M.
Lynn Greer IIISTJOEUK540024.75
Lynn Greer appears to be a very solid cash value tonight. The junior is Saint Joseph’s starting point guard who’s put up 23+ DK in three of four games so far – including all three of the Hawks’ close matchups. Expect him to be plenty involved offensively here in an uptempo matchup vs Kentucky. People may avoid him because he’s playing for a big underdog on the road, but the cash floor should be there.
Solomon BallUCONNUT460011.62
Solomon Ball has moved into UConn’s starting lineup now with Stephon Castle sidelined. In the past two games while starting, Ball has logged 28 and 26 minutes with double-digit shot attempts in both. This is a big uptick in usage and playing time from earlier in the season. The DFS results haven’t totally been there yet, but it’s notable to see Ball’s increased involvement be a direct correlation to Castle being out. The freshman is a buy-low GPP value tonight and he could have a breakout vs Texas.
J'Vonne HadleyCOLRICH420026.33
Very simply put, J’Vonne Hadley is mispriced and should be a chalky cash value tonight. The senior starting wing had a quiet 12 DK last game, but went for 32 and 34 DK in the previous two contests. There’s no reason for him to be priced below 5k based on the game logs so far and Hadley’s shown he can do enough across multiple stat categories to return value.
Dylan AndrewsUCLAMARQ410019.75
Dylan Andrews unexpectedly sat out last game due to a coach’s decision that wasn’t known until after the game. Thanks, Mick Cronin. Well, Andrews should be back tonight and he’s way underpriced if he returns to UCLA’s starting lineup. The sophomore started at point guard in the first two games and put up 27 DK with 18 points last outing. Even against a good Marquette team, Andrews should return value if he’s playing starting guard minutes again.

CBB DFS Top Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Adem BonaUCLAMARQ880037.83
The big man battle between Adem Bona and Oso Ighodaro will be a fun one to watch tonight. If Bona gets the better of the matchup then he can have another ceiling DFS performance. He’s done it twice in three games so far this season with 51 and 47 DK outings, but this is his toughest matchup yet. The UCLA center should be a contrarian play, but his GPP upside can smash the slate. There are better cash options, though.
Donovan ClinganUCONNUT830029.69
Despite scoring only 7 real points yesterday, Donovan Clingan still put up 28 DK with plenty of ancillary stats. He now has at least 28 DK in every game this season and can come through with blocks and rebounds when he’s not having the best offensive night. The UConn center should come through again to be a perfectly fine cash play and he might be chalky considering the lack of trustworthy stud forwards tonight.
Tre MitchellUKSTJOE710031.44
Kentucky is still dealing with a ton of injuries/absences in the frontcourt, so Tre Mitchell is locked into minutes and DFS production. He now has at least 28 DK in every game this season, which includes blowout wins and the tight loss to Kansas. Out of necessity, he’s playing 30-35 minutes per game at center for Kentucky and it’s led to a consistently strong cash floor. Expect it to continue tonight at home against St Joe’s.
Quinn SlazinskiWVUSMU690029.83
Quinn Slazinski appears to be West Virginia’s top offensive option this season, at least while Kerr Kriisa is suspended. He’s averaging 17.3 PPG, leads WVU in usage rate so far, and has least 15 points scored with 26 DK in each game thus far. The Mountaineers’ rotation is very tight right now so Slazinski is locked into DFS production for cash lineups. The GPP upside isn’t great, but we know what we’re getting with the WVU forward.
Eddie Lampkin Jr.COLRICH640025.08
The TCU transfer is coming off a dominant 39 DK performance last game with 14 points and 12 rebounds. We’ll see if he can replicate it tonight in a tougher matchup with Richmond boasting a 7-footer down low. Still, Lampkin’s GPP ceiling is there and the sub-7k price is cheap compared to what he just did last game. He’s the upside contrarian play tonight if you want to fade all of the other high-priced guards and forwards.

CBB DFS Value Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Cody WilliamsCOLRICH570023.38
Colorado’s five-star freshman probably won’t be this cheap for long. He had a quiet 16 DK in the season opener but then went off for 17 points and a stat-filled 30 DK effort last outing. That’s more like it and we’ll likely see DFS performances similar to that moving forward. The Buffs still have a lot of mouths to feed offensively, but Williams should do enough across the board to return value cash value.
Kadin ShedrickUTUCONN530026.44
Kadin Shedrick was a monster yesterday vs Louisville with 27 points and 44 DK. He was very active in the paint offensively and his clutch performance helped Texas avoid the upset. Things will get tougher tonight vs UConn and Donovan Clingan, but Shedrick is still a strong value. He’s now started the past two games for Texas and is performing well in the new starting role with 21 DK and 15 points in the previous contest.
Ben GoldMARQUCLA410015.5
Last year, David Joplin was Marquette’s uber-efficient sixth-man who was an underpriced forward value until the sites caught on. Now with Joplin in the starting lineup, it appears Ben Gold has taken on that role. He’s only logging 15-20 minutes per game off the bench, but is Marquette’s main backup big and is playing a key reserve role. He’s put up 17, 15, and 13 DK in the first three games – which is better than most priced in the low-4k range.
Berke BuyuktuncelUCLAMARQ40000
After sitting out the first few games, Berke Buyuktuncel is now eligible to play for UCLA. The 6-foot-9 versatile forward from Turkey can do a little bit of everything to stuff the stat sheet. The only question is how much he plays right away in the UCLA rotation. If he starts, the freshman might be a lock value. If he doesn’t, it’s a GPP risk but an upside one to be different tonight.
Ofri NavehWVUSMU380014.08
Ofri Naveh moved into West Virginia’s starting lineup last game and put up 22 DK in 28 minutes. The freshman was coming off the bench to begin the season, so we’ll see if he remains a starter over Seth Wilson tonight. If he does, Naveh’s sub-4k price is a bargain considering what he just did in an increased role with more minutes last game.


CBB DFS Core Plays 

DraftKings Cash

  • Tristen Newton – UConn
  • Tre Mitchell – Kentucky
  • J'Vonne Hadley – Colorado

DraftKings GPP

  • Eddie Lampkin – Colorado 
  • D.J. Wagner – Kentucky
  • Dylan Andrews – UCLA

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