We have a full slate of college basketball games all day on Saturday, so we're here to help you build winning CBB DFS lineups in both the afternoon and the evening! Check out the college basketball DFS picks and top plays for Saturday's night slate of games in this playbook. You can build CBB DFS lineups on DraftKings for the 5-game night slate tipping off at 8 pm ET with Washington vs Utah. We also have Oregon, San Diego State, Arizona State, and Mississippi State headlining the slate on Saturday night. If you're looking to play college basketball DFS this season, get full access to our CBB DFS Playbooks and Core Plays with a Fantasy Alarm All-Pro Subscription. Check out all the CBB DFS top picks, lineup strategies, teams to target, and value plays to lock in for tonight's college basketball action. If you have any questions about CBB daily fantasy lineup strategy, ask away in the Fantasy Alarm Discord chat. Now, let's jump into the CBB DFS top plays and lineup picks for Saturday night, January 21st.


College Basketball CBB DFS Slate & Betting Odds January 21 Night Slate

(via DraftKings Sportsbook)

  • 8 pm ET – Washington at Utah (-8) – 139 O/U
  • 8:30 pm ET – Florida at Mississippi State (-2) – 127.5 O/U
  • 10 pm ET – San Diego State (-8) at Air Force – 131 O/U
  • 10 pm ET – USC at Arizona State (-3) – 137 O/U
  • 11 pm ET – Oregon (-3) at Stanford – 137.5 O/U

CBB Top Team Totals

(via KenPom.com)

  1. Utah – 72
  2. Arizona State – 71
  3. Oregon – 71
  4. San Diego State – 69
  5. Stanford – 69
  6. USC – 67


College Basketball CBB DFS Top Plays 1/21 Night Slate

CBB DFS Top Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Drew PetersonUSCASU820032.13
Peterson continues to stuff the stat sheet and contribute in all areas to provide a strong 30-35 DK production almost every time out. The USC point-forward has 30+ DK in five of the last seven games and is averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 29 DK over the past 10 contests. In a slight pace-boost vs Arizona State, we can count on Peterson to anchor cash lineups once again.
Matt BradleySDSUAF800024.25
When San Diego State faced Air Force earlier this season, Bradley was the best player on both ends with his 27 points scored and 37 DK. Coincidentally, that was the start of a hot streak for the Aztecs’ top player after he struggled to begin the year. Including that game, Bradley is averaging 18.8 PPG and 31.8 DK over the past six games. He should keep it going and anchor cash lineups again tonight.
Desmond Cambridge Jr.ASUUSC750024.21
Cambridge has taken over Arizona State’s alpha playmaker role during conference play now that the former Nevada transfer is more comfortable. His 25% usage rate and 29% shot rate both lead ASU during Pac-12 play and he’s averaging 15 PPG and 28 DK over the last 10 games. Even though his price tag has risen, we can still roster Cambridge with confidence. Remember, this is still a guy who was a high-level scorer at Nevada last season in a high-usage role.

Also Consider:

  • Will Richardson, Oregon ($8600) – GPP
  • Boogie Ellis, USC ($7700) – GPP


CBB DFS Value Guards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Koren JohnsonUWUTAH520013.94
Johnson’s price tag has now increased from the previous sub-4k level, but he’s still a good bargain. The freshman has become a bigger part of Washington’s guard rotation since recently missing two games. He now has 22% usage and shot rates during conference play, which is third for the team-lead behind Keion Brooks and Noah Williams. He’s put up 31, 32, and 15 DK over the past three games with stat contributions across the board.
Myreon JonesUFMSST500012.44
The price tag is starting to rise on Jones, but he’s still a great value. He has at least 21 DK in four straight games since he started seeing starter-level playing time during SEC play. Jones also moved into Florida’s starting lineup last game and looks to have fully taken over Trey Bonham’s minutes in the guard rotation. Even in a low-total matchup tonight, Jones can do enough to return value with his consistent play right now.
Keeshawn BarthelemyORESTAN420016.61
Now that he’s back healthy, Barthelemy looks more comfortable while playing more minutes in the Ducks’ backcourt rotation. The Colorado transfer began this season as a starter for Oregon and he may get back to that role soon. Even so, he’s logged 26 and 21 minutes off the bench in the past two games for 21 and 14 DK, respectively. The potential 5x return is there at this cheap price and we may not see Barthelemy below $5000 for much longer.
Marcell McCrearyAFSDSU360011.12
McCreary has started the last three games for Air Force and exploded for 42 and 26 DK in two of those. He came back down to Earth with just 13 DK last time out, but it’s impossible to ignore those first two outbursts in a new starting role. The freshman is risky to trust in cash, especially against San Diego State tonight, but he’s worth a GPP dart. For what it’s worth, he had 14 DK vs the Aztecs a month ago.

Also Consider:

  • Jermaine Couisnard, Oregon ($5900) – GPP
  • Noah Williams, Washington ($5600) – GPP
  • Cole Bajema, Washington ($5300) – Cash
  • Dashawn Davis, Mississippi State ($5100) – GPP
  • Riley Kugel, Florida ($3300) – Cash/GPP


CBB DFS Top Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Branden CarlsonUTAHUW850033.28
Carlson has been strong lately with 45+ DK and 20+ points scored in three of the last four games. He’s also averaging 19.5 PPG and 37 DK over the past 10 contests while dominating the majority of Pac-12 frontcourts. Look for Carlson to keep it going tonight in a pace-boost matchup with Washington being a poor rebounding team. Plus, Carlson’s home/road splits are in his favor here (18.4 PPG and 37 DK at home compared to 12.8 PPG and 25 DK on the road).
Keion Brooks Jr.UWUTAH830031.42
Brooks has been very consistent lately with at least 30 DK in five straight games while averaging 18.2 PPG and 33 DK over the past 10 contests. The Washington offense revolves around him as it has all season and that’s been even more evident during Pac-12 play. Brooks presents one of the safer top-end plays for cash lineups tonight if you want to lock in 30 DK or more.
Tolu SmithMSSTUF670027.5
Even with Colin Castleton at center, opposing bigs have had success against Florida this season. Tolu Smith could be the next and there’s upside for a big game at home in this matchup. Smith is coming off 27 and 33 DK in the past two games and has the talent and DFS ceiling to be this slate’s highest-scorer. Look for Smith to follow in the footsteps of Johni Broome, KJ Williams and others as bigs continue to put up numbers vs the Gators.

Also Consider:

  • N'Faly Dante, Oregon ($8100) – GPP
  • Harrison Ingram, Stanford ($6600) – GPP


CBB DFS Value Forwards

PlayerTeamOpp.DK $DK FPPG
Keshad JohnsonSDSUAF530015.07
Most of the players on both sides of the San Diego State-Air Force matchup are priced like GPP options. One cheap play from this game is Johnson, who can give us a 5x performance at his best tonight. Johnson has shown that upside a few times this season, but he also has dud outings mixed in. He has 26 and 24 DK in two recent games, though, so we know the ceiling is there.
Nate BittleORESTAN430015.52
Bittle is back in Oregon’s starting lineup for the past two games, which has resulted in double-digit points scored in both contests. Bittle was putting up 20 DK or so in a starting role earlier this season before getting hurt and it looks like he’s trending back into that role now that he’s healthy. He has 19, 17, and 21 DK in the past three games, which we’ll take all day for 4x value at this price tag.
Vincent IwuchukwuUSCASU30004
After logging just 11 combined minutes in his first two games, Iwuchukwu played 15 minutes vs Arizona on Thursday. The highly-touted freshman is slowly being ramped up after suffering a cardiac arrest in the summer and missing the first chunk of the season. Based on his talent, we may see USC looking to eventually give Iwuchukwu the starting center role if fully healthy and conditioned. At some point, he’ll smash value and the minimum price tag is worth a GPP flier until we get that first big stat line.

Also Consider:

  • Alex Fudge, Florida ($4600) – GPP
  • Beau Becker, Air Force ($4400) – GPP


CBB DFS Core Plays 

DK Cash:

  • Branden Carlson – Utah
  • Drew Peterson – USC
  • Myreon Jones – Florida


  • Tolu Smith – Mississippi State
  • Desmond Cambridge – Arizona State
  • Keeshawn Barthelemy – Oregon

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