ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!! I’ve been running HOT playing daily college fantasy football – so if you’ve been playing all year, you should have a huge advantage. In the short 2/3 game slates – my best lineups are where I’ve punted TWO positions to pay up for the big-time RBs/QBs/WRs. So far – the chalk plays have not only hit – THEY’VE MEGA HIT. That’s why I wouldn’t get too cute … even in GPPs. This is a larger slate – so you might have to expand your range a bit, but I’ll try to play some of the partial versions – because I think you’re edge in CFB cash games are to strictly play the obvious plays & punt a spot or two (if you need to) in order to make it happen.
Here are the games we’re working with on Saturday December 26, 2015.
Thomas Sirk – Duke
Real tough to fade this matchup … especially on Fanduel. In cash games, don’t be scared to punt a spot if you feel this is the best spot.
Nate Sudfeld – Indiana
Real Good matchup, has plenty of talent around him too. Probably my #1 ranked QB on DK at that price.
Josh Rosen – UCLA
A few weeks of practice should help a player like this … but it’s CFB not the NFL. This is a great matchup I’ll get exposure to. I have him ranked this high – only because Nebraska can stop the run – so my projection is UCLA comes out throwing.
Luke Falk – WSU
Has been practicing and is likely good to go. Miami was inconsistent this year, but overall fairly solid against the pass. My thoughts on Falk is he’s always capable of a 30+ fantasy point game due to volume – but I think at these prices/matchup he’s more of a GPP play.
Nick Mullens – USMS
Might be a trap pick, especially in cash games – but I won’t be sure until gameday. A weather check might reveal high winds/rain. Also – and more importantly, Washington is a pretty solid pass defense which only gave up 9 passing TDs all season.
Brad Kaaya – Miami
Okay, so Washington State isn’t terrible at stopping the pass on paper, but their run defense is pretty bad. Kaaya has probably some appeal on DK in the 2 QB format, and is strictly a GPP pick at QB on Fanduel.
Bryant Shirreffs – Uconn
Has some very minor GPP appeal for high volume players on DK due to game flow.
Jake Browning – Washington
If the weather isn’t going to be too windy/stormy … he has some minor GPP appeal since he has 30 fantasy point upside against a poor pass defense & game flow will likely require him to throw.
Michael Brewer – Vtech
Has some very minor appeal on Dk due to two QBs and the matchup.
Ito Smith ($5,400 Draftkings)
Jalen Richard ($5,200 Draftkings)
Drug tests must not be required at Draftkings, but they are at Fanduel because DK has these two priced below average. I really don’t love this matchup, but weather and game flow might make these guys the best plays of the slate.
Myles Gaskin – Washington
Bump him up if it’s guaranteed stormy/windy during the game because his production would project out really nice at these prices with 30+ carries. Otherwise game flow might require UW to throw a bit more than normal. Also, it’s not clear if/how much Dwayne Washington might play – if at all.
Travon McMillian – Vtech
This is the best spot on the board, will he get enough touches to make it worth it??
Joseph Yearby ($6,000 DK, $5,400 FD)
Mark Walton ($4,900 DK, $4,600 FD)
I like Walton as a RB2 punt since he gets some of the goal line work – and I have a feeling Miami tries to establish the run all game. Yearby is viable for sure too – just keep in mind he rarely gets 2+ TDs … although that’s usually against strong run defenses too. I’ll likely get my exposure to Yearby on Fanduel.
Arkeel Newsome – Uconn
His team isn’t projected to score a bunch of points, so I probably wouldn’t go wild playing him in GPPs, but certainly can be an option at this price & with his upside.
Gerard Wicks ($3,800 DK, $4,500 Fanduel)
Jamal Morrow ($3,000 DK)
DEEP sleepers here, like 1 or two lineup type stuff unless you really know your CFB and this is your best punt option. Morrow I like better on DK in the full point PPR – and the rare playable $3k player. The matchup, weather & game flow would say WSU might run a tad bit more than normal, but that doesn’t mean much.
Jordan Howard – Indiana
Here’s all you need to read about IU’s RB situation. You can decide if you want to play him and/or Devine Redding.
Isaiah Ford – Vtech
Great matchup. Yum Yum style.
Simmie Cobbs – Indiana
Ricky Jones – Indiana
Mitchell Paige – Indiana
Anthony Nash – Duke
Max McCaffrey – Duke (GPPs Only)
TJ Rahming – Duke (GPPs Only)
Stack ’em up!
Okay. So if you’re not familiar with this crew – you seriously should keep it a light bankroll day for CFB – as these are probably some of the most used CFB DFS WRs almost weekly.
Davonte Allen – Marshall
Not an easy matchup against a team that only gave up 13 passing TDs all season. Still capable of a decent game, and at these prices isn’t going to kill you if he doesn’t score a TD. Teammate DeAndre Reaves is in a similar spot.
Mike Thomas – S. Miss
Probably only projects to get 1 TD, but on DK that would be all you’d need. Teammate Casey Martin is a deeper GPP/stack option.
Jordan Payton – UCLA
I like the Rosen stack. Teammate Thomas Duarte is a viable GPP play too.
Rashawn Scott (4,900 DK, $5,200 FD)
Stacy Coley ($4,600 DK, $5,200 FD)
Both certainly have GPP appeal.
Noel Thomas – Uconn
Game flow should require Uconn to throw late in this game. He can reach value on 0 TDs in 1 pt PPR formats. Keep in mind his team is projected to a low total.
Ryan Yurachek – Marshall
$3,700 Draftkings (WR)
$3,300 Fanduel (TE)
I remember this guy from last year as one of the top TEs. Marshall doesn’t have a great QB this season, but this guy is pretty good. Not sure how much Marshall will be throwing late though.
Jaydon Mickens – UW
Not a huge fan, but min priced WRs aren’t always easy to find.
Joshua Perkins – UW
$2,900 Fanduel (TE)
Viable TE, just don’t love the forecasted weather.