Interesting slate of College Football games to pick from during the early matchups. Honestly there’s not really a QB that jumps off the board as a must-play so it’s going to be a challenging slate from top to bottom. I think depending on how you decide to spend the rest of your salary cap – you could go a number of different ways. Draftkings should be particularly interesting this week with the 2 QB lineups. I’ll likely be a tournament player this weekend since the obvious cash-game QBs just aren’t there this week.
Brandon Doughty – WKU
Probably just a cash game QB for me this week since I think his upside is priced in pretty good considering the matchup.
DeShaun Watson – Clemson
I don’t think you really need to spend $10,100 on a QB on Fanduel … mainly because for him to reach value he’d have to have a spectacular game against a team that doesn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with Clemson – who in all likely hood are going to be preparing players for a postseason run.
Vernon Adams – Oregon
Might mitigate USC’s pass defense with his mobility. Throw out last weeks game against a tough Stanford team – that was expected. At these prices, he could deliver value with only a slightly above average performance.
Marquise Williams – UNC
He’s been on cruise control the last few weeks against teams that aren’t cupcakes. VTech is strong against the pass, but can give up yards against the run. I consider Williams a tournament option across all sites this weekend.
Josh Rosen – UCLA
Only had 1 TD last week but achieved 31 fantasy points on DK. Sneaky #2 QB play against Utah on DK. His price on FD makes him less viable.
Anu Solomon – Arizona
Has tournament appeal based on the matchup & the fact he’s questionable with a concussion – so his ownership will be lower than typical.
Alex McGough – FIU
Good matchup against a team that has given up 253 yards per game this season. I like home underdog QBs/WRs. Given McGough’s inconsistency he’s a tournament option, but a good one on DK considering his salary and potential upside.
P.J. Walker – Temple
Another QB with tournament appeal because of the matchup. Memphis has been involved in shootouts most of the season. I think his price ($8,000) on Fanduel prices in most of the upside already.
Mike Bercovici – Arizona St
There’s going to be a group of grinders who will be high on Bercovici in this matchup. I can certainly see the upside, but as you can see with the game logs – he’s wildly inconsistent. I personally think a safer way to capture Bercovici’s upside is by starting the WRs/RBs on this team.
Nate Sudfeld – Indiana
Has played some really good defenses recently and hasn’t been playable. Not a lock to have a good game, but at these prices – this is a QB with 4+ TD upside going up against a defense which only has 8 INTs all season (but do have 34 sacks).
Skyler Howard – West Virginia
Has sneaky tournament appeal going against one of the worst passing defenses in the country.
C.J. Beathard – Iowa
I’d like him in this matchup, but you should read this before starting him.