Let’s take a look at the top 10 QB’s by salary as rated by Draft Kings. There are some cupcake matchups for some in the top 10, but some intriguing big games are also on the schedule.
Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M – $10,000
Sam Houston State Bearkats at Texas A&M Aggies
VEGAS LINE: A&M -45
The Aggies are big favorites in this game and Manziel could do an autograph session during the game and still put up huge numbers. Last week he came in and threw 3 TD’s after sitting out the first half. Expect at least 3 more TD’s from Johnny Football, even though this won’t be much of a game.
Tajh Boyd – Clemson – $10,000
South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers
VEGAS LINE: Clemson -52
Much like Manziel it will come down to how many points can Boyd throw up before coming out of the game. Boyd is a dynamic runner and thrower so he is always a good option even against a bad team.
Marcus Mariota – Oregon – $9,750
Oregon Ducks at Virginia Cavaliers
VEGAS LINE: Oregon -22
Last week had 234 yards passing and 113 yards rushing in a cupcake win vs Nicholls State. Faces a much stiffer test this week in Virginia, but look for more of the same from Mariota. The over/under is 60, so look for several TD’s from him and might be a better play over Manziel or Boyd.
Braxton Miller – Ohio State – $9,250
San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio State Buckeyes
VEGAS LINE: Ohio State -28
Had a very nice game in week one with 178 passing yards (2 TD’s) and 77 rushing yards. I’d probably rater go with Mariota, but don’t look for San Diego State to put up much resistance against Miller.
Taylor Martinez – Nebraska – $9,250
Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Nebraska Cornhuskers
VEGAS LINE: Nebraska -28
You start to see a trend with Daily Fantasy Sports NCAA QB’s. The best ones can run and throw. Martinez had 129 yards passing (3 TD’s) and added another 80 yards rushing in a tight win vs Wyoming. Should be another nice game for Martinez, look for his numbers to get a little boost.
Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville – $8,750
Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Louisville Cardinals
VEGAS LINE: Louisville -41
He put up a huge game in week 1 wow! 355 yards passing with 5 TD’s! He’s got to be a guy you look at starting as he should light it up again vs Eastern Kentucky.
Bo Wallace – Ole Miss – $8,250
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Ole Miss Rebels
VEGAS LINE: Ole Miss -49
Wallace had an interesting game vs. Vanderbilt in week 1, where he threw 47 passes but didn’t get a throwing TD. He did rush for 48 yards and get 2 scores on the ground. In a cupcake game this week, look for Wallace to maybe throw a few TD’s threw the air to make up for the goose egg in week 1.
Bryce Petty – Baylor – $8,000
Buffalo Bulls at Baylor Bears
VEGAS LINE: Baylor -27
Petty was clicking with his recievers in week 1 in a mop up 69-3 win vs. Wofford. He had 312 yards passing with 2 TD’s. The one thing about Petty is that he is not a runner. You might want to go with another QB unless you think Petty will get 4 or more passing TD’s this week.
Brandon Mitchell – NC State – $7,750
HE IS HURT AND WILL NOT PLAY. NOT SURE WHY THEY HAVE HIM LISTED
Devin Gardner – Michigan – $7,500
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Wolverines
VEGAS LINE: Michigan -3.5
In a big game against Notre Dame, don’t look for Gardner to put up huge numbers. The over/under is only 52 in Vegas which means for a somewhat low scoring game in terms of fantasy. I’d rather have one of the QB’s with a cupcake matchup then go with Gardner.
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