This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
Welcome to the new college basketball cheat sheet, which we're going to try to put out on a near-daily basis moving forward. For the larger slates, we'll include player recommendations and game breakdowns as well (usually in a separate preview article). Any and all feedback is appreciated in the comments section, and for additional discussion among RotoWire College Basketball subscribers, I highly recommended joining our Discord channel to keep the conversation going.
Here is the cheat sheet for the Thursday slate on FanDuel & DraftKings:
Note: Efficiency & tempo metrics taken from KenPom.com.
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-Joe Wieskamp ($6,100 DK, $6,400 FD) is a game-time call for the Hawkeyes after exiting Monday's game with an ankle injury. The Wednesday morning game notes listed Wieskamp as a probably starter, but that's not a guarantee. Should he have to sit out, Nicholas Baer ($4,800 DK, $5,900 FD) is the clear pivot point as the most likely candidate to step into the starting lineup.
-Ryan Luther ($5,800 DK, $5,200 FD) will play, but he's been dealing with a hand injury and came off the bench in each of the last two games. Emmanuel Akot ($3,400 DK, $3,800 FD) has entered the starting five in his place, but his best performance all year was six points and five boards last Sunday. You'll notice Akot gets guard eligibility on both sites. He's an OK punt play, but what this really means is more work for Chase Jeter ($7,700 DK, $6,800 FD) in the post.