Skip to main content

College Fantasy Football: Week 1 DFS Picks Saturday (Sept. 3) Games

C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Buckeyes in 2022 Rose Bowl vs. Utah Utes

Week 1 of the 2022 college football starts on Saturday, Sept. 3. 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 14 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the first slate on Saturday, Colorado State-Michigan, North Carolina-Appalachian State, Bowling Green-UCLA and Buffalo-Maryland. The afternoon slate features seven games to select players, including Houston-UTSA, Cincinnati-Arkansas and BYU-USF. The first night contest features nine contests to make selections from, including Georgia State-South Carolina, Miami, Ohio-Kentucky and Louisville-Syracuse. The final slate includes three games, as players can be selected from WKU-Hawaii and Kent State-Washington.

The first few weeks of the season are always difficult to predict. Here’s what our best Week 1 (Sept. 3) college fantasy football DFS lineup looks like for Saturday's matchups:

College Fantasy Football DFS Picks

Saturday DFS Slate (Noon ET - 14 games) - Lineup 1

QB: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma (vs. UTEP - $9,200)

RB: Donovan Edwards, Michigan (vs. Colorado State - $5,000)

RB: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State (vs. North Carolina - $4,900)

WR: Brock Bowers, Georgia (vs. Oregon - $7,600)

WR: Rakim Jarrett, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $5,900)

WR: Jake Bobo, UCLA (vs. Bowling Green - $5,000)

Flex: Puka Nacua, BYU (at USF - $5,700)

S-Flex: Rocket Sanders, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $6,400)

Saturday DFS Slate (Noon ET - 14 games) - Lineup 2

QB: Clayton Tune, Houston (at UTSA - $7,900)

RB: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State (vs. North Carolina - $4,900)

RB: Zach Charbonnet, UCLA (vs. Bowling Green - $7,900)

WR: Evan Stewart, Texas A&M (vs. Sam Houston - $4,800)

WR: Da'Corian Clark, UTSA (vs. Houston - $4,700)

WR: Nathaniel Dell, Houston (at UTSA - $7,800)

Flex: Keanu Hill, BYU (at USF - $4,200)
(If Romney and Nacua are limited or out - check pregame injury report)

S-Flex: Frank Harris, UTSA (vs. Houston - $7,300)

Saturday DFS Slate (Noon ET - 14 games) - Lineup 3

QB: K.J. Jefferson, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $7,400)

RB: Donovan Edwards, Michigan (vs. Colorado State - $5,000)

RB: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State (vs. North Carolina - $4,900)

WR: Marvin Mims, Oklahoma (vs. UTEP - $7,700)

WR: Nathaniel Dell, Houston (at UTSA - $7,800)

WR: Arik Gilbert, Georgia (vs. Oregon - $3,200)

Flex: Rakim Jarrett, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $5,900)

S-Flex: Jaren Hall, BYU (at USF - $7,200)

Saturday DFS Slate (Noon ET - 14 games) - Lineup 4

QB: Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $8,700)

RB: Kenny McIntosh, Georgia (vs. Oregon - $6,600)

RB: Christopher Brooks, BYU (at USF - $6,100)

WR: Rakim Jarrett, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $5,900)

WR: Christian Wells, Appalachian State (vs. North Carolina - $4,900)

WR: Matthew Golden, Houston (at UTSA - $4,900)

Flex: Rocket Sanders, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $6,400)

S-Flex: Jesse Matthews, San Diego State (vs. Arizona - $6,500)

Saturday DFS Slate (Noon ET - 14 games) - Lineup 5

QB: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma (vs. UTEP - $9,200)

RB: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State (vs. North Carolina - $4,900)

RB: Donovan Edwards, Michigan (vs. Colorado State - $5,000)

WR: Rakim Jarrett, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $5,900)

WR: Matthew Golden, Houston (at UTSA - $4,900)

WR: De'Corian Clark, UTSA (vs. Houston - $4,700)

Flex: Christopher Brooks, BYU (at USF - $6,100)

S-Flex: Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland (vs. Buffalo - $8,700)


Related: Predictions for Every Game in Week 1

Saturday DFS Slate (3:30 p.m. ET - 7 games) - Lineup 1

QB: K.J. Jefferson, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $7,400)

RB: Christopher Brooks, BYU (at USF - $6,100)

RB: Rocket Sanders, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $6,400)

WR: Nathaniel Dell, Houston (at UTSA - $7,800)

WR: Arik Gilbert, Georgia (vs. Oregon - $3,200)

WR: Xavier Weaver, USF (vs. BYU - $5,600)

Flex: Joshua Cephus, UTSA (vs. Houston - $5,500)

S-Flex: Jaren Hall, BYU (at USF - $7,200)

Saturday DFS Slate (3:30 p.m. ET - 7 games) - Lineup 2

QB: Frank Harris, UTSA (vs. Houston - $7,300)

RB: Rocket Sanders, Arkansas (vs. Cincinnati - $6,400)

RB: Christopher Brooks, BYU (at USF - $6,100)

WR: Arik Gilbert, Georgia (vs. Oregon - $3,200)

WR: De'Corian Clark, UTSA (vs. Houston - $4,700)

WR: Nathaniel Dell, Houston (at UTSA - $7,800)

Flex: Jesse Matthews, San Diego State (vs. Arizona - $6,500)

S-Flex: Clayton Tune, Houston (at UTSA - $7,900)

Saturday DFS Slate (7 p.m. ET - 7 games) - Lineup 1

QB: Will Rogers, Mississippi State (vs. Memphis - $8,500)

RB: Tavion Thomas, Utah (at Florida - $5,800)

RB: Kavosiey Smoke, Kentucky (vs. Miami, Ohio - $5,500)

WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (vs. Notre Dame - $6,100)

WR: Jaden Walley, Mississippi State (vs. Memphis - $5,900)

WR: Ja'Corey Brooks, Alabama (vs. Utah State - $5,600)

Flex: Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (Ohio) (at Kentucky - $5,400)

S-Flex: Malik Cunningham, Louisville (at Syracuse - $7,200)

Saturday DFS Slate (7 p.m. ET - 7 games) - Lineup 2

QB: Tanner Mordecai, SMU (at North Texas - $7,900)

RB: Tavion Thomas, Utah (at Florida - $5,800)

RB: Jo'quavious Marks, Mississippi State (vs. Memphis - $6,900)

WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (vs. Notre Dame - $6,100)

WR: Josh Vann, South Carolina (vs. Georgia State - $6,300)

WR: Jake Bailey, SMU (at North Texas - $4,100)

Flex: Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky (vs. Miami, Ohio - $5,700)

S-Flex: Malik Cunningham, Louisville (at Syracuse - $7,200)

Saturday DFS Slate (7 p.m. ET - 7 games) - Lineup 3

QB: Malik Cunningham, Louisville (at Syracuse - $7,200)

RB: Sean Tucker, Syracuse (vs. Louisville - $7,800)

RB: Tavion Thomas, Utah (at Florida - $5,800)

WR: Jake Bailey, SMU (at North Texas - $4,100)

WR: Sam Pinckney, Coastal Carolina (vs. Army - $5,800) 

WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State (vs. Notre Dame - $6,100)

Flex: Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (Ohio) (at Kentucky - $5,400)

S-Flex: Will Levis, Kentucky (vs. Miami, Ohio - $7,800)

Saturday DFS Slate (10:30 p.m. ET - 3 games) - Lineup 1

QB: Austin Reed, WKU (at Hawaii - $9,300)

RB: George Holani, Boise State (at Oregon State - $5,500)

RB: Damien Martinez, Oregon State (vs. Boise State - $3,000)

WR: Jalen McMillan, Washington (vs. Kent State - $6,500)

WR: Daewood Davis, WKU (at Hawaii - $5,800)

WR: Jonah Panoke, Hawaii (vs. WKU - $4,900)

Flex: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State (at Oregon State - $6,200)

S-Flex: Michael Penix Jr., Washington (vs. Kent State - $7,900)

Saturday DFS Slate (10:30 p.m. ET - 3 games) - Lineup 2

QB: Austin Reed, WKU (at Hawaii - $9,300)

RB: Dedrick Parson, Hawaii (vs. WKU - $5,300)

RB: Damien Martinez, Oregon State (vs. Boise State - $3,000)

WR: Malachi Corley, WKU (at Hawaii - $8,400)

WR: Jalen McMillan, Washington (vs. Kent State - $6,500)

WR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State (at Oregon State - $6,200)

Flex: Jonah Panoke, Hawaii (vs. WKU - $4,900)

S-Flex: Colin Schlee, Kent State (at Washington - $5,900)

Podcast: Week 1 Preview and Predictions + Betting and Picks Against the Spread