College Football Daily Fantasy Week 7 Picks – Night Slate
FanDuel prices 1st. DraftKings priced 2nd
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Trevone Boykin $10,000/$9,7000 – Don’t overthink this. He’s by far the best and it’s not even close.
Anu Solomon $7,900/$6,900 – Solomon returned from injury last week and did just okay. He didn’t run the ball and didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but he still completed 17-of-30 passes for 276 yards. However, Solomon is more healthy this week, and they draw a very favorable matchup against a weak Colorado defense.
Deshone Kizer $7,800/$6,800 – Kizer is looking a lot better with a few starts under his belt. Notre Dame gets USC at home at -5, but this is a tricky game given that USC has fired Steve Sarkisian and there’s an interim head coach. While I’m conflicted on how I think this game will play out, there’s certainly a chance USC could not show up for this contest and the Irish blow out USC at night in South Bend. Even if that doesn’t happen, Kizer is putting up better numbers both throwing and running the football.
Jeff Smith $5,600/$4,100 – It was recently announced that Smith will be the starter for Boston College this weekend. The bad news is that Boston College is at Clemson, so points will be difficult. The good news is that he’s incredibly cheap and a dual-threat quarterback. He got over 10 carries in each of the last two games and only played part of each contest. This is definitely GPP only.
There are A TON of great options at running back. If you’re making a ton of GPP lineups, I really advise using variety here. I’m only going to list my favorites of the bunch, but there are definitely more options than just these
Leonard Fournette $10,000/$9,800 – The funny thing about listing Fournette is that I originally planned on keeping him off the list since Florida has a good defense. However, what changed my mind is actually the suspension to Will Grier. Sometimes something like this can be overblown, but I actually believe the loss of Grier is a huge deal in a game like this, and I think LSU will have the ball a lot longer as a result. This means more touches, yards and touchdown possibilities for Fournette.
Tyler Ervin $8,800 (DraftKings) – The best DFS college football running back. Seriously. Do you see his carries, red zone usage and PPR value?
Royce Freeman $9,700/$8,600 – With Oregon’s passing attack in chaos, the Ducks have been leaning heavily on the run game for success. Freeman has 54 carries for 409 yards and four rushing touchdowns to go with six catches for 78 yards and a touchdown in his last two games. He’s the focal point of the offense and we should see another huge game against Washington.
Nick Wilson $8,200/$7,000 (!) – Outstanding matchup going against a very weak rush defense in Colorado. However, WIlson is dealing a foot injury and is questionable. If he suits up, lock and load. If he misses the game, Orlando Bradford ($5,200/$3,500) and Jared Baker ($5,400/$3,700) would likely split the duties. They are cheap enough to give it a go in GPPs, but it’s tough to tell what the carry load will be like. Given the late start, this could be a tough one to figure out before lock.
Aaron Green $8,000/$7,200 – Green has been an absolute stud in three of his last four games. While TCU should handle Iowa State just fine, this has the potential to be a high-scoring shootout with Green getting over 20 carries and possibly close to 200 yards.
Myles Gaskin $6,200/$5,300 – Oregon’s defense has really been struggling so far against the competitive teams. Gaskin took over as the primary back last week at USC and posted 22 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown. Getting Oregon at home is a better matchup as the Huskies are -3 and projected for 31 points.
Elijah Hood $5,800/$5,400 – North Carolina is at home against Wake Forest with a -17 line and projected for 35 points. While quarterback Marquise Williams does carry the ball a decent amount, Hood is still easily the featured back and is good for about 15 carries with a shot at over 100 yards.
Josh Doctson $8,700/$8,400 – Arguably the best receiver in college football in a very tasty matchup with Iowa State.
William Fuller $7,300/$6,300 – Fuller’s price has finally come down in a better matchup against an average USC pass defense at home. I usually don’t like players who are this expensive and this touchdown dependent to have a great game (this is kind of a GPP play), but this contest does fit the profile for a big game.
Nelson Spruce $7,000/$5,800 – Clearly Spruce is getting more help on the outside and isn’t putting up the numbers he was last season, however he’s still one of the best in college football and is running really bad in the touchdown department. Drawing Arizona at home with a weak pass defense is ideal as well.
Artavis Scott $6,100/$5,800 – Great floor with Mike Williams out for the season, and I still think Scott is due for a huge game given his talent. Clemson gets Boston College at home and should find success through the air.
Malcom Mitchell $5,800/$5,200 – Similar to Scott, Mitchell should be a bit more expensive with Isaiah McKenzie out. He has a solid floor for his price and a popular target in the red zone.
Ryan Switzer $5,500/$4,400 – Williams has obnoxiously been spreading the wealth (fantasy wise) to his different wide receivers, but Switzer carries the highest floor and a decent ceiling for this price. UNC has a great matchup at home with Wake Forest.
Tim White $5,300/$4,300 – I’m not big on the matchup at Utah, but White is leading Arizona State in receiving and he didn’t even play against Texas A&M. Reasonable floor and good upside for someone this cheap.
KaVontae Turpin $4,900/$4,400 – Your boom or bust GPP. TCU will score a lot at Iowa State. Turpin is the deep threat. He’s too cheap for his upside, but he is risky.
Chris Godwin $4,800/$4,100 – Exact opposite to Turpin. Godwin is more a cash play than GPP. Penn State will likely be throwing a lot to keep up with Ohio State, which means Godwin is a lock for at least around four catches for over 40 yards. There’s definitely potential for closer to seven or eight receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown.
TE is FanDuel only
Jordan Leggett $3,500 – He’s become a popular target for Deshaun Watson in the red zone with four touchdowns in his last three games.
Kody Kohl $3,300 – Safest pick of all the tight ends.
Cam Serigne $3,000 – Best pick of the bunch. I don’t get why he’s still priced here.View all posts by Nick Juskewycz