Welcome to the DraftKings CBB DFS core plays column for December 1, 2020.
In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays for DraftKings for each major slate of the 2020-2021 CBB DFS season.
We have a six-game slate today for CBB and as always on slates with six games or more I am going to give you the players I have the most exposure to at each position.
Cade Cunningham- $9,200
Cunningham is the most expensive player on this slate and is likely going to be the most popular player on this slate. Normally when a player is both expensive and chalky I like to be underweight of the field on that player but that is not the case with Cunningham. The freshman phenom and potential number one pick in the NBA draft has just been that good in his first two career games. In those two games, Cunningham is averaging 20.5 points, seven rebounds, 3.5 assists, a block, and a steal. Cunningham has at least 38 fantasy points in each of those two games. Cunningham has not just put up big numbers but I also like the match-up against Marquette. Marquette has only allowed 53.5 points per game through their first two games of the season but they haven’t really played anyone yet and the oddsmakers have this game with the highest projected total on this slate as of this writing.
Luke Frampton- $4,300
Frampton is not a player that I would typically roster but he is someone that I feel I need to roster to afford Cade Cunningham in my lineups. With that being said Frampton is not a salary only play as I do love two things about him. The first thing I love about him is the fact that he has played at least 24 minutes in each of the Hilltoppers’ first three games of the season. Now, Frampton hasn’t always produced when on the court in those three games but he has shown some potential as he did produce 22.5 fantasy points in the season opener. The second thing I love about Frampton today besides his salary is the odds in the game. I was expecting Louisville to be a huge favorite against Western Kentucky but as of this writing they are only four-point favorites and this game does have one of the higher totals on the slate at 143.0.
Olivier Sarr- $7,100
I really like the Kentucky-Kansas game from a fantasy perspective especially the Kentucky side of things as Kansas has given up a ton of points to start the season. The Jayhawks allowed 72 points in their first game against Saint Joseph’s and 102 points against Gonzaga. While I like all of the Kentucky starting five Sarr is my favorite of the bunch. Sarr sticks out to me due to the way he played against Richmond. In that game against Richmond in which Kentucky played their starters the number of minutes, we can expect to see their starters play in close games which tonight should be Sarr played 38 minutes. In those minutes the senior went for 17 points and 11 rebounds on his way to 31.75 fantasy points. Now, I know that was one game from Sarr but double-doubles are something we have come to expect from Sarr last season when he played for Wake Forest as he did average 13.7 points, and nine rebounds a season ago.
Luka Brajkovic- $4,200
I don’t understand the salary of Brajkovic at all as he is dirt cheap despite starting the Wildcats’ first two games of the season. Brajkovic not only started the first two games of the season but he also played well in those games with averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. Brajkovic was able to produce at least 17 fantasy points in each of those games. With a positive match-up against Providence who ranks in the hundreds in both points allowed per game and rebounds allowed per game there is no reason to believe that Brajkovic doesn’t have similar production which would easily pay off his salary.