This article is part of our DFS College Basketball series.
C.J. Massinburg, Buffalo ($8,000 FD, $8,800 DK): The highest-priced guard on DraftKings and second-highest on FanDuel, Massinburg's recent production and triple-double potential certainly merits a look. That being said, he gets a road matchup against Syracuse – a team ranked No. 16 in defensive efficiency and No. 283 in pace, per KenPom. While Buffalo has generated some at-large buzz, this probably isn't the spot to target them in DFS, especially with a mediocre over/under of just 144.5. I'd be more likely to target Ty-Shon Alexander ($7,900) if I were playing on FanDuel. There isn't as easy of a pivot point on DraftKings.
Oshae Brissett, Syracuse ($8,200 FD, $8,100 DK): Brissett is the second-highest priced player on FanDuel, but there is much more competition on DraftKings in his tier. He gets a bit of a tempo boost against Buffalo, although the Bulls do sit at No. 54 in defensive efficiency. For comparison, fellow 6-foot-8 power forward Esa Ahmad needed overtime to put up 15 points, 7 rebounds and three assists against Buffalo in the opener. Granted, Brissett has a more diverse skill set than Ahmad, but expecting more than 30-35 fantasy points might be a stretch. That might play just fine on FanDuel with limited on options, but on DraftKings I'm probably moving my money elsewhere.
Zion Williamson, Duke ($10,900 - DraftKings Only): Those playing on DraftKings will have to carefully choose between Williamson and R.J. Barrett ($10,800), both of which clearly have potential for elite production. Princeton doesn't