College Football Daily Fantasy Week 10 Picks – Early Slate
FanDuel prices 1st. DraftKings prices 2nd.
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I’ve decided to include some top plays at each position. There are a ton of guys worth using, particularly at running back. Hopefully this helps the people who are just making one or two lineups. Enjoy!
Trevone Boykin $10,800/$9,400 $ – Boykin has been the best fantasy quarterback this season. Go figure, TCU has another great projection of 41 points with a -5 line at Oklahoma State. Boykin should get near 400 yards through the air and 100 yards on the ground.
Patrick Mahomes $9,800/$7,600 – Another Big 12 game with two poor defenses. Texas Tech is +8 at West Virginia, but they’re projected for 36 points. West Virginia is tied for 81st in yards per pass allowed (YPPA), and Texas Tech throws it 59.47 percent of the time (third in FBS). Mahomes’ ankle has limited his mobility somewhat, but even so, he still can get rushing touchdowns, and we should see over 400 yards passing.
Luke Falk $9,700/$8,300 – Another expected shootout in the Pac-12. Washington State hosts Arizona State with a -2.5 line and projected for 34 points. Arizona State is tied for 96th in YPPA, and Washington State throws it 72.35 percent of the time (best in FBS by far).
Greg Ward Jr $9,500/$8,600 $ – One of my favorite matchups. This dual-threat quarterback gets a tasty matchup with Houston hosting Cincinnati at -8 with a 40-point projection. Given that Ward had a tougher matchup last week and didn’t play the whole game two weeks ago, Ward hasn’t done as well the last two weeks and probably won’t be used as much. Definitely don’t be afraid to use him as Houston will pour on the points and Ward will likely get more than one rushing touchdown.
Joshua Dobbs $8,000 (DraftKings) – Another very favorable matchup for Dobbs as Tennessee is -17 and projected for 33 points. His dual-threat ability with this high of a projection is certainly attractive.
Gunner Kiel $8,500/$6,100 – The opposing quarterback to Greg Ward Jr. Cincinnati is projected for 32 points, and Cincinnati will be throwing a ton to keep up with Houston.
Skyler Howard $7,700/$7,500 – The opposing quarterback to Patrick Mahomes. West Virginia is projected for 44 points, which is the highest of all teams in the early slate. As we all know, Texas Tech has one of the worst defenses in the FBS, and they are 118th in YPPA.
Nick Mitchell $4,700 (DraftKings) – UCLA’s defense continues to look worse and worse as the season goes on. Oregon State is a 17-point underdog and only projected for 21 points, but Mitchell is very cheap and a dual-threat quarterback who is good for GPPs.
Christan McCaffrey $8,900/$8,300 $ – One of the best matchups with Colorado tied for 106th in yards per rush allowed (YPRA). Stanford is -16 and projected for 31 points. McCaffery racking up 250 total yards is definitely in play here.
C.J. Prosise $8,500/$7,400 – Pittsburgh’s defense has been on the downswing as they are now tied for 77th in YPRA. Notre Dame is -8.5 and projected for 32 points. Prosise should hit 150 yards and get a could touchdowns.
Paul Perkins $6,900 (DraftKings) $ – UCLA is -17.5 and projected for 38 points at Oregon State. OSU is tied for 98th in YPRA and I could see Perkins getting close to the 200 yard mark if he gets a full workload.
Kenneth Farrow $7,700/$6,500 – This is more GPP since he shares the workload some and Ward Jr can take away touchdowns, but he has a superb matchup with a 40-point projection and a line of -8. Cincinnati is tied for 106th in YPRA.
DeAndre Washington $7,500/$5,500 – Much better on DraftKings, but you could use him in GPPs on FanDuel. I usually don’t like running backs as eight-point underdogs, but Washington provides good PPR value and has great yards per carry with how Tech spreads the defense out. Tech is projected for 36 points and West Virginia is tied for 77th in YPRA.
Jalen Hurd $6,300 (DraftKings) – Tennessee is -17 and projected for 33 points. South Carolina has really struggled on defense and are tied for 113th in YPRA. Big game for Hurd.
Kelvin Taylor $7,200/$6,100 – Vanderbilt does have a solid defense, but Vandy’s offense should have big time difficulty moving the ball against Florida as the Gators are -21 and projected for 29 points. Taylor should have no problem going over 100 yards and finding the end zone once or twice.
Wayne Gallman $7,100/$6,000 – I don’t get why Gallman’s price hasn’t increased. Yes, Florida State has a solid defense, but Clemson is still -11 at home and projected for 39 points. Gallman should get 20-plus touches and eclipse 100 yards.
Demario Richard $7,100/$6,800 – Arizona State is +2.5, but the Sun Devils are projected for 32 points, and Washington State is tied for 106th in YPRA. Richard doesn’t get the biggest workload, but he definitely gets the majority and has a superb matchup.
Sony Michel $7,000/$5,900 $ – Yes, Georgia has been made fun of a lot as of late, but the Bulldogs are -14.5 and projected for 37 points at home against Kentucky. Kentucky is also tied for 77th in YPRA, and Georgia is one of the most run heavy offenses, especially when they have the lead with such a shaky quarterback situation. With Michel as the primary back and not having a great game yet because of tough matchups, Michel won’t be highly owned, but I think his upside is through the rood and my favorite under the radar play of the slate.
Wendell Smallwood $6,700/$6,400 $ – West Virginia is projected for 44 points, and Texas Tech is 124th in YPRA. I’ll be shocked if Smallwood doesn’t hit 150 yards and get a couple scores.
Aaron Green $6,400/$5,800 – I simply don’t believe that Green should be this cheap. Yes, he’s had a couple bad games, but he’s still the primary back, he’s getting unlucky in the touchdown department and TCU is projected for 41 points with a -5 line.
Jordan Howard $6,200/$5,300 – Even though that Iowa has one of the best rush defenses in the nation, they actually struggle some with up-tempo schemes and Howard is arguably a top 10 back in the nation (seriously). Howard is way too cheap based on his price that I can’t ignore him, and Indiana is projected for 27 points with a +7 line.
Drake Johnson $4,500 (FanDuel) ! – If De’Veon Smith can’t play against Rutgers, we could see a lot of Johnson at tailback. Michigan is -24.5 and projected for 38 points at home against Rutgers. Rutgers is also tied for 102nd in YPRA. The problem here is that this game is only on FanDuel, and Jim Harbaugh will unlikely share any information on Smith before lock. But in case we do find out or you want to take a shot in GPPs, this is why Johnson is listed.
D’Angelo Brewer $4,400 (DraftKings) ! – While Langer does get the goal line carries, Brewer got a majority of the workload last week and is very cheap. UCF is tied for 94th in YPRA and Tulsa is projected for 40 points with a -16.5 line.
After going through the wide receivers, everyone who is $6,000 or more on FanDuel and $5,000 or more on DraftKings are in play. Between really good matchups and the sites finally getting the players priced more appropriately, that’s essentially the situation we are in.
Instead of providing content to all the different plays, I’m going to simply list my best wide receivers from top to bottom. But remember, if you’re doing several GPPs or you’re very much set on some players at other positions, I have no issue of using any receiver over $6,000 on FanDuel and over $5,000 on DraftKings.
Josh Doctson $9,300/$8,300 $ – The best wide receiver in college football cannot be stopped.
Laquon Treadwell $8,400/$6,700 $ – While Arkansas does have a solid rush defense, they are tied for 108th in YPPA. Ole Miss is -10.5 and projected for 32 points.
Gabe Marks $7,800/$6,600 $ – The No. 1 wide receiver on the most pass-heavy offense continues to dominate, and Arizona State is tied for 96th in YPPA.
Shaq Washington $6,400/$5,700 $ – With Cincy likely throwing the ball a ton in this game, Washington’s already cheap price becomes even greater value,
Joshua Atkinson $5,500 (DraftKings) $ – Simply underpriced. Tulsa is projected for 40 points with a -16.5 line, and Central Florida is 123rd in YPPA.
Kolby Listenbee $5,600/$4,800 $ – Listenbee is finally healthy and has had back-to-back solid games. He’s a bit underpriced in another expected shootout, but make sure not to pair him with Doctson.
David Glidden $5,300/$4,400 $ – Way underpriced and running bad in the red zone. While TCU’s defense is more healthy and improved, Oklahoma State is only +5 and projected for 36 points.
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There are little-to-no differences on which tight ends I like the most, but I still have a top three by a slight margin.
Austin Hooper $3,700 – Reasonably priced as Stanford is -16 and projected for 31 points.
Jake McGee $3,400 – Fair price with Florida -21 and projected for 29 points.
Kody Kohl $3,400 – Expected shootout with Arizona State +2.5 and projected for 32 points.
Hunter Henry $3,400 $ – Arkansas should be throwing more since they are expected to trail against Ole Miss. With Keon Hatcher still out and Henry as one of their top targets, he should get several looks.
Troy Fumagalli $3,100 $ – With Robert Wheelwright out, Fumagalli has been seeing more targets as well. Wisconsin is -11.5 and projected for 30 points.
Jake Butt $2,900 $ – Butt has had two touchdowns called back for penalties and Jake Rudock has missed him a couple times in the red zone as of late. Butt is still getting the receptions but just running incredibly unlucky in the red zone.View all posts by Nick Juskewycz