Bowl season of daily college fantasy football is here!!!! Let’s all hope this isn’t the last year of it on the mainstream sites – but if it is, we’ll go out with a bang. Here are the games we are picking from in this slate that starts Saturday December 19th, 2015.
Arizona (-9) @ New Mexico 65 o/u
BYU @ Utah (-2.5) 54 o/u
Ohio @ App State (-7.5) 54.5 o/u
San Jose St (-2.5) @ Georgia State 56 o/u
Arkansas State (-2) @ Louisiana Tech 67.5 o/u
Okay, so first thing to note is that this list really isn’t a ranking, although I feel the guys near the top probably represent slightly less risk than the guys at the bottom. Draftkings represents quite a challenge this week, as landing on one QB in this group is difficult, let alone trying to land on two. There are real differences in prices between the QBs, it’s going to take me anther day or two of actually building lineups to really feel good about some of these guys. Be sure to return on Saturday – as I’ll likely add some bits of info as we draw closer to the games – and I research the RBs/WRs for this group as well.
I think you could buy into that this game will be close & high scoring. If you roster Knighten, I think you need to believe that will be the case, since I think his upside will be in the passing game since LA Tech can stop the run, but can’t stop the pass. If Driskel throws some picks and Arkansas St goes up 3 scores, it could bring Knighten down quite a bit, of course that’s the case with any QB.
Anu Solomon – Arizona
Good to go from reports I read. Kind of surprised Arizona’s not a bigger favorite, and in fact the lines comes down – so what do I know. Anyway, like this matchup – as quality QBs have done well against New Mexico all season. I think Solomon makes a nice mid-priced QB that has 30+ point upside if all goes perfectly.
Jeff Driskel – LA Tech
If he was any cheaper, you could just roll with him – but I think he’s expensive enough, especially on DK, where you have to think a bit. This is an excellent matchup where Arkansas St is giving up 251 yards per game. I think he will be considered the ‘chalk’ QB by some poeple being a ‘home’ underdog in the game with the highest o/u. We’ll see how it all plays out.
Kenny Potter – San Jose State
Totally different valuation depending on the site. On Draftkings, I think you can take some shots with him without thinking too much. On Fanduel – I think you have to buy-in that Georgia State is going to move the ball against SJ State, causing them to throw.
Tanner Mangum – BYU
On Fanduel you need him to get you 2+ TDs to even be worth it, on Draftkings he could have a pretty bad game and not kill your lineup. This is a pretty good spot for him as Utah is a very solid run defense – so teams tend to just throw. Also, BYU is a slight underdog, meaning there might be some garbage time yards Mangum could put up.
Nick Arbuckle – Georgia State
Some think SJ State’s pass defense rank is fraudulant. I think they are a good pass defense because they can’t stop the run. Georgia State has several running backs they are willing to give 10+ touches to, so I’m not sure he’s worth the risk on Fanduel, but on DK – like other QBs, his salary is enticing.
Taylor Lamb – App St
I think if you want exposure to Lamb, you might as well play on Draftkings. He faces Ohio – who really didn’t play a ton of really quality passers this season … so I could see him having a good game, but he’s somewhat risky due to game flow might lead App State to run.
Lamar Jordan – New Mexico
Has some mild GPP appeal on Draftkings in the 2 QB format. Honestly, New Mexico has played some good teams/defenses the last 5 weeks of the season – but I still think he could fall into that 15ish fantasy range. That being said, he has 25+ point upside if all goes perfectly.