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How Fantasy College Basketball Differs From NBA on Fan Duel

There are a number of different ways to play both fantasy college basketball and fantasy NBA. Fan Duel is one of the biggest places to play one day fantasy sports so lets look at the differing options between playing fantasy college basketball and fantasy NBA.

Roster Slot Positions

Besides a few other aspects that you will want to be aware of the difference in roster slot positions is arguably the most notable. Building your lineup involves a lot of strategy and things like player price, matchup, minutes playing and injuries play a huge part in how you build your. The lineup of positions you put together for college is much different then that if NBA. Lets take a look.

NBA Lineup: Your NBA lineup will consist off the following positions on Fan Duel:

  • Point Guard
  • Point Guard
  • Shooting Guard
  • Shooting Guard
  • Small Forward
  • Small Forward
  • Power Forward
  • Power Forward
  • Center

As you can see the breakdown of positions is much cleaner.

College Basketball Lineup: Conversely, while a number of slots are still available the positioning is much different. You basically just chose guards and forwards. They don’t break it down further than that. Here is what a college roster will look like:

  • Forward
  • Forward
  • Forward
  • Forward
  • Forward
  • Guard
  • Guard
  • Guard
  • Guard

Scoring Settings

Scoring is actually the same for both setups. It is all based around points and turnovers along with a number f other stats. You can expect to see this scoring setup for both:

  • 3-pt FG = 3pts
  • 2-pt FG = 2pts
  • FT = 1pt
  • Rebound = 1.2pts
  • Assist = 1.5pts
  • Block = 2pts
  • Steal = 2pts
  • Turnover = -1pt

Production Compared With Price

This is where strategy comes in and also where it can get a little tricky. Everyone has a different opinion on when you should play the highest priced players. However, a good rule of thumb is to think of it this way:

A player should offer a minimum of 5x their price. In other words, if you play a guy priced at $8,000 you need to get a minimum return of 40 points total from that player. Anything less and the price point does not match the point output. This will result in you and more than likely being left out of the money.

This concept is the same for college basketball and NBA, though you do get a little more wiggle room in college based on the fact that rotations are usually a lot bigger in college.

Give it a try, there are some different options but things like scoring are the same. Just remember to look at matchups, injuries, scoring history against certain teams, and most importantly… price point compared to point production.

GRFF Staff

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