Fantasy college basketball: 2021-22 NCAA leagues, rankings, picks, where to play

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.

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Below is everything you need to know about playing fantasy college hoops in 2021.

Where to play fantasy college basketball 2021

Fantrax

—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

—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.

FanDuel

—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.

Head2Head

—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.

Fantasy College Hoops

—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.

RankPlayerTeamFantasy Points Per Game, 2020-21
1DeVante JonesMichigan*40.7
2Kendric DavisSMU40.4
3Eral PennLIU39.7
4Max AbmasOral Roberts39.6
5Grayson MurphyBelmont38.8
6Marreon JacksonArizona State*38.2
7Gaige PrimMissouri State37.5
8Tre MitchellTexas*37.3
9Jacob GilyardRichmond36.4
10Osun OsunniyiSt. Bonaventure36.2
11Antoine DavisDetroit36.2
12Davion WarrenTexas Tech*36.0
13KC Ndefo35.8
14Jayveous McKinnisJackson State35.8
15Phlandrous FlemingFlorida*35.8
16Julian ChampagnieSt. John's35.6
17Baylor ScheiermanSouth Dakota State35.5
18Darrion TrammellSeattle35.3
19Hayden BrownThe Citadel35.3
20AJ BramahNevada*35.1
21Jalen MooreOakland34.9
22Drew TimmeGonzaga34.7
23Grant SherfieldNevada34.5
24Jarrod WestLouisville*34.4
25Tevin BrownMurray State34.2
26Tyson WalkerMichigan State*34.1
27Michael FlowersWashington State*34.0
28Peter KissBryant33.8
29Michael WeathersSMU*33.7
30Jake StephensVMI33.7
31John-Michael WrightHigh Point33.7
32Taevion KinseyMarshall33.3
33Elyjah WilliamsNorthwestern*33.3
34Norchad OmierArkansas State33.1
35Cam Mack32.8
36Trayce Jackson-DavisIndiana32.7
37Kevin ObanorTexas Tech*32.5
38Mike NugaUNLV*32.4
39Malachi SmithChattanooga32.3
40Scotty PippenVanderbilt32.3
41Paul ScruggsXavier32.3
42Pedro CastroUT Arlington*32.3
43Grant BasileWright State32.2
44Shahada WellsTCU*32.2
45Dylan DisuTexas*32.2
46David RoddyColorado State32.1
47Greg ParhamSouth Alabama32.1
48Ty GroceButler*32.1
49Stanley UmudeArkansas*32.0
50Jamaree BouyeaSan Francisco31.7


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