Everything you need to know to play fantasy college hoops during the 2021-22 season.
If you can believe it, the new college basketball season is right around the corner.
College basketball is one of the lesser-known commodities in the world of fantasy sports. Despite March Madness welcoming in millions of die-hard and casual fans every year, not many are familiar with season-long fantasy college hoops.
Below is everything you need to know about playing fantasy college hoops in 2021.
Where to play fantasy college basketball 2021
—If you’re looking for a college basketball league similar to what you may find during fantasy football season, Fantrax is the place to go. Its league manager system has endless customization options, various league styles, and accurate scoring.
—DraftKings offers DFS college basketball, where users create a lineup of eight players based on assigned salary. Its DFS standard scoring is as follows: POINT (1 point), 3PM (0.5), REB (1.25), AST (1.5), STL (2), BLK (2), TOV (-0.5), double-double (1.5), triple-double (3). The roster size is eight players, including three guards, three forwards and two utilities.
—Specializing in DFS, FanDuel offers prize contests for users. Its DFS standard scoring is as follows: 3PM (3 points), 2PM (2), FT (1), REB (1.2), AST (1.5), BLK (2), STL (2), TOV (-1). The roster size is eight players, including four guards, three forwards and one utility.
—Another league inspired by salary cap functionality, Head2Head also offers college basketball on its site. Its paid fantasy leagues allow users to pick 10-player teams from the primary seven high-major conferences (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) and any other Top 25 teams. The scoring follows a point-per-stat method.
—A fan-made college basketball fantasy league, Fantasy College Hoops offers four different types of leagues for its members using a point-per-stat scoring method.
Standard fantasy college basketball scoring
While fantasy football has a more universally standardized scoring method, fantasy basketball is more up to debate.
However, ESPN’s standard scoring system for fantasy NBA is as follows:
- 1 — Point
- 1 — 3-pointer made
- -1 — Field-goal attempt
- 2 — Field-goal made
- -1 — Free-throw attempt
- 1 — Free-throw made
- 1 — Rebound
- 2 — Assist
- 4 — Steal
- 4 — Block
- -2 — Turnover
Fantasy college basketball player rankings 2021-22
Using ESPN’s scoring system, here are the Top 50 returning fantasy players in college basketball for the 2021-22 season. Transfers are denoted by asterisks next to their schools.
|Rank||Player||Team||Fantasy Points Per Game, 2020-21|
|4||Max Abmas||Oral Roberts||39.6|
|6||Marreon Jackson||Arizona State*||38.2|
|7||Gaige Prim||Missouri State||37.5|
|10||Osun Osunniyi||St. Bonaventure||36.2|
|12||Davion Warren||Texas Tech*||36.0|
|14||Jayveous McKinnis||Jackson State||35.8|
|16||Julian Champagnie||St. John's||35.6|
|17||Baylor Scheierman||South Dakota State||35.5|
|19||Hayden Brown||The Citadel||35.3|
|25||Tevin Brown||Murray State||34.2|
|26||Tyson Walker||Michigan State*||34.1|
|27||Michael Flowers||Washington State*||34.0|
|31||John-Michael Wright||High Point||33.7|
|34||Norchad Omier||Arkansas State||33.1|
|37||Kevin Obanor||Texas Tech*||32.5|
|42||Pedro Castro||UT Arlington*||32.3|
|43||Grant Basile||Wright State||32.2|
|46||David Roddy||Colorado State||32.1|
|47||Greg Parham||South Alabama||32.1|
|50||Jamaree Bouyea||San Francisco||31.7|