Week 0 of the 2019 college football season takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from two matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Saturday games between Florida and Miami and Arizona at Hawaii.
Here’s what our best Week 0 (Aug. 24) college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday matchups:
College football's 2019 Heisman race won't lack for intrigue. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray for the award last fall and begins 2019 atop the list of favorites. However, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence isn't far behind. Lawrence capped a stellar freshman season with a huge victory over Alabama in the national championship.
Because of freshmen cycling in and seniors moving on from all 130 FBS college football programs, it has always been difficult to keep up team rosters across the country. Add the fact more players are leaving early for the NFL draft, and others are jumping into and out of the transfer portal, and teams may want to forget about names on the back of the jerseys and just go with name tags on the front instead.
College football's 2019 season gets underway with two games on Saturday, Aug. 24, and our NCAA experts are ready with their predictions and picks. The Week 0 slate starts off with a big-time matchup in the Sunshine State between Florida and Miami. The Gators took a big step forward in coach Dan Mullen's first year last fall and are predicted to be the top competition to Georgia in the SEC East.
For the second year in a row, Alabama takes the top spot in Athlon's ranking of the best linebacker units in college football. The Crimson Tide have to restock one spot on the inside, but Dylan Moses, Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings could all push for all-conference or All-America honors at the end of the year. Georgia and LSU join Alabama in the top five, with Miami and Penn State rounding out the top tier for 2019.
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, and with less than a week before kickoff, it's time to think about NCAA football rankings. Each NCAAF season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, two teams - Clemson and Alabama - are a step ahead of the rest of the college football world and are poised for a rematch in the national championship game.
The defensive line is one of college football's deepest positions in terms of individual talent for 2019, and there's also plenty of competition for the top spot among teams for the best setup in the trenches. Anchored by first-team All-American Derrick Brown, Auburn leads the way in Athlon's best defensive lines for the 2019 college football season. The Tigers are followed by Utah at No. 2, Clemson at No. 3, Alabama at No. 4 and Alabama at No. 5.
The Group of 5 might not produce a serious threat to win a national title — sorry UCF — but there are still a bunch of very good teams that are loaded with outstanding players.
Below is our list of the top 15 games involving Group of 5 teams — some involve matchups against the so-called big boys in the Power 5 and some are key games that will go long way in determining conference championships.
The wide receiver position has plenty of standouts returning for the 2019 college football season, but there's always room for new stars or breakout players to emerge. Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Clemson's Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace are just a few of the All-America candidates returning to campus this fall. Auburn's Seth Williams, Oregon's Juwan Johnson and Georgia's George Pickens are some of the names to watch for breakout 2019 seasons.