Week 2 of the daily college fantasy football season is almost here! This list of QB rankings is for the Early Games on Saturday 9/12. I decided to do things a bit differently from last week, but similar to how I sometimes sort picks in years past. These college QBs are ranked based on their salary. So we have the ‘top shelf’ QBs like Cardale Jones, and then some ‘mid grade’ or mid-priced college QBs. Finally, at the bottom, I have some sleepers, or cheap QBs that you can roll the dice with, especially in 2 QB leagues.
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Cardale Jones – Ohio State
Looks like a #1 pick QB. Very impressed by his sneaky mobility, and ability to throw off the wrong foot. Faces Hawaii at home this week. Will likely have some snaps taken away by J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller, but Jones is clearly the best QB with one of the best matchups of the morning games.
Most expensive QB on DK. Has another cupcake matchup this week against App State. He’s likely not going to have high volume passing/rushing attempts again in this one, so that’s your risk, but Watson proved he can be highly productive regardless.Malik Zaire
– Notre Dame
Faces off against Virginia who gave up 350 passing yards to a freshman QB from UCLA last weekend. Zaire is a better value on DraftKings this week and I’d expect his usage rate to be high in those 2 QB formats.
Brandon Allen – Arkansas
Faces off against Toledo, who were terrible trying to stop the pass last season. Allen had 4 TDs vs UTEP during week 1.
Blake Frohnapfel – Umass
His team didn’t play last week, so this will be a fresh look at Blake for everyone this season. He’s a boom-or-bust type selection capable of getting you 4+ TDs or 0. Good thing is he’s facing Colorado, who Blake put up 267 yards and 3 TDs last season.
Justin Thomas – Georgia Tech
Last week only threw 4 passes and rushed 3 times against a cupcake team. He did end up with 2 TDs. Faces off against Tulane who gave up 37 points and 324 passing yards to Duke last week, so the matchup is a good one. I prefer Thomas this week on FanDuel because he’s more of a value-pick, whereas on DraftKings he’s the 4th highest priced QB.
Jake Rudock – Michigan
Had the 8th most passing attempts (43) of any QB during week 1 of the college football season. Ended the game against Utah State with 279 yards and 2 TDs. Not spectacular numbers, but serviceable … especially because he’s priced afford-ably. The matchup against Oregon State is about the same as last week, except he’ll have an advantage of being at home this week. I like Rudock more on DraftKings this week because he’s not much more than average salary, and you could pair him with a top QB in the 2 QB formats.
Joel Stave – Wisconsin
Love this matchup against a weaker Miami (Oh) defense. Threw the ball 39 times last week against Alabama, which came at somewhat of a surprise. Hard to say if he’ll get the same number of attempts this weekend, however he’s not super expensive & is capable of a similar output.
Jake Coker – Alabama
Risky, but I like the matchup against Middle Tennesse who gave up 271 passing yards to Jackson State. The risk with Coker is Saban takes him out early, and/or he doesn’t build up enough stats to make it worth it. However, Coker is reasonbly priced considerding the talent he has around him and the weak opponent he faces.
Lamar Jackson – Louisville
Looks like he’s got the starting job all wrapped up, to be on the safe side I’d confirm before lineups lock on Saturday 9/12. He’s a better runner than thrower, but has a good matchup against Houston this week, which gave up 312 passing yards and 24 points to Tennessee Tech week 1.
Nick Stevens – CSU
Had 5 TDs during a week 1 route. I don’t expect the same performance, however Vegas see’s the matchup against Minnesota pretty even, and while the Golden Gophers are a decent defense, they aren’t world class. For his price level, Stevens can be utilized as a cheaper QB this weekend again.
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