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CBB DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel College Basketball Fantasy Lineup Projections 2/4/22

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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 Feb. 4, a few 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

Orlando Robinson ($8,800) — At the top of pricing, Orlando Robinson looks over his recent injury after playing 32 minutes in Fresno State’s most recent game. Robinson has one of the best usages on the slate at 21.8%. This includes a 25.7% shot rate, 24.2% rebound rate and 24.2% assist rate in Fresno State’s offense. The Bulldogs have a solid 70.75-point implied team total as nine-point favorites over Nevada in a game with a 132.5-point total overall. Nevada also ranks 261st in interior defense, creating an advantageous scoring environment for Robinson here. Even at the elevated price, Robinson projects extremely well in this spot.

Ryan Rollins ($8,400) — The best overall game environment on the slate, Toledo remains a 7.5-point favorite over Ball State in a contest with a 156-point total overall. Even as underdogs, Ball State still has the second highest implied team total on the board. However, Ball State runs a wide rotation, which Toledo keeps tight. At the top, Ryan Rollins looks like one of the premier options after playing 26, 35 and 33 minutes in Toledo’s last three games. His 26-minute game occurred in a 20-point blowout as well. Along with a 22% usage rate this year, Rollins contributes a 23.7% shot rate, 14.6% rebound rate and 23.1% assist rate. While Setric Millner and J.T. Shumate are also strong studs to target, Rollins remains a cut above.

Tyler Burton ($7,800) — A solid game environment overall, Richmond is a three-point favorite over St. Bonaventure in a game with a 140.5-point total. While Richmond runs a wider rotation than the Bonnies, Tyler Burton plays almost every minute for this team. Burton has played 31, 34 and 35 minutes for Richmond in their three most recent games. In this span, he has contributed an elite 20.2% shot rate, 27.6% rebound rate and 15.2% assist rate within the offense. St. Bonaventure also ranks 183rd in defensive efficiency, creating a solid scoring environment for Burton here.

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Jaren Holmes ($7,100) — On the other side of the Richmond game, St. Bonaventure runs one of the tightest rotations in all of basketball. This puts all five starters in play, but Jaren Holmes looks like a particularly attractive price-adjusted option. Holmes has played exactly 40 minutes in each of St. Bonaventure’s last three games, maximizing his 17.8% usage rate. He also contributes a 21.2% shot rate, 15.9% rebound rate and 30.3% assist rate, giving him a massive ceiling within this offense. With Richmond ranking 197th in defensive efficiency, Holmes and the St. Bonaventure offense should find ample scoring opportunities here.

Mid-Range

Ryan Nembhard ($5,500) — The mid-tier looks weaker than normal today, making a stars and scrubs approach the preferred roster build. Most of the stronger mid-range pieces come from Creighton or Toledo, but Creighton’s players find themselves in a worse game environment. Creighton remains a six-point underdog to Seton Hall in a game with a 136.5-point total overall. In this mid-range, Alex O’Connell, Ryan Hawkins and Ryan Nembhard will all play most of the game. Of the group, Nembhard has the best usage at 15.2% and plays 35, 39 and 25 minutes in Creighton’s last three games. He has also contributed a 21.6% shot rate and 27.3% assist rate in this span, giving him a solid ceiling as an underdog here.

Ra’Heim Moss ($5,200) — Outside of the three studs at the top of the slate, Toledo has a couple of strong mid-priced options. RayJ Dennis and Ra’Heim Moss both find themselves below $7,000, but Moss offers an additional $1,200 in savings. Moss has played 32, 38 and 36 minutes in Toledo’s last three games, maximizing his 11.3% usage rate. In fact, Moss’ usage has spiked during this span. He has contributed a 14.5% shot rate, 18.2% rebound rate and 28.6% assist rate in this span, making him one of the most attractive price-adjusted plays on the entire board.

Value Plays

Arthur Kaluma ($4,800) — For those looking at potential value plays, Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner is questionable for this contest after sustaining an ankle injury in their most recent game. Arthur Kaluma‘s minutes spiked to 36 with Kalkbrenner leaving the game early. Kaluma has now played 36, 25 and 34 minutes in Creighton’s last three games, contributing an 18.7% shot rate, 14.6% rebounding rate and 27.3% assist rate. With additional usage potentially leaving the offense, Kaluma would become the top value play on the board if Kalkbrenner cannot give it a go here.

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Will Baker ($4,600) — On the other side of the Fresno State game, Nevada enters this contest with a couple of injuries. Both Grant Sherfield and Warren Washington are questionable for this contest. With Washington missing the last two games, Will Baker has played an increased role for Nevada. In their last three games, Baker has notched 30, 21 and 27 minutes with a 15.2% usage rate. He has contributed a 16.7% shot rate and 25.6% rebound rate during that span. While the matchup against Robinson on the other side is tough, Baker provides salary relief and a correlation play within the same game.

Daryl Banks ($4,000) — Outside of Kaluma, the value looks fairly scarce tonight. Daryl Banks, of St. Peter’s, looks like a potential option after seeing his minutes reduced due to foul trouble and blowouts. Banks fouled out in St. Peter’s most recent contest in 22 minutes. He only played 20 in the game prior, with St. Peter’s winning by 20 points. However, he consistently plays 27-plus minutes in close contests, which projects to be the case here with St. Peter’s favored by six in a game against Quinnipiac with a 135.5-point total. On the year Banks has a 15.2% usage rate, 15.7% shot rate and 11% assist rate. While these numbers trail behind a few other value plays on the slate, Banks still warrants consideration here against Quinnipiac’s 283rd-ranked defense.

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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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