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College Fantasy Football Week 3 Value Plays

Brenden Motley

Brenden Motley

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DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for the week, and the experts at CollegeFootballGeek.com have hunkered down and scoured all of the data to find the best Value Plays on the docket.  These are the guys poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week.

Below, you will find AthlonSports.com contributor and CFG writer Todd DeVries' top picks for the early Saturday games. To see the full in-depth article, be sure to check out CollegeFootballGeek.com.


VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY EARLY SLATE


QUARTERBACK


Brenden Motley, Virginia Tech QB ($5300) vs. Purdue:
Motley is starting for the injured Michael Brewer and looked decent last week in his first start against Furman. He can make plays with his legs and has a nice matchup with Purdue. Motley could make enough plays against the Boilermakers to exceed value and allow DFS players to load up at other positions. Expect Motley to be a solid No. 2 QB on DK this week.

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RUNNING BACK


DeAndre Ferby, Western Kentucky RB ($5300) vs. Indiana:
With stud Leon Allen out for the season and Anthony Wales also expected to miss this week, Ferby could be in line for all the work he can handle. He came on in relief of Allen last week against Louisiana Tech and responded with 55 total yards and a score. Ferby could find plenty of success against an Indiana defense that has been pathetic in 2015. This game could easily go over 80 points and Ferby could play a big role in all of the fantasy goodness. He could be the best point-per-dollar player in this game slate and could crush value against the Hoosiers.


WIDE RECEIVER


Penny Hart, Georgia State WR ($3700) vs. Oregon:
Hart has 203 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the first two games and looks to be a top option in the Georgia State passing game. He is playing the slot for injured star Donovan Harden and is flourishing in the role. This little guy has plenty of ability and moves to make some plays against Oregon this week. Expect the Panthers to be throwing all day long in catch-up mode against the Ducks and Hart could be the beneficiary. Take a stab with Hart at minimum price.


VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY LATE SLATE


QUARTERBACK


Jerrod Heard, Texas QB ($6400) vs. Cal
Heard had two touchdown throws and 96 yards on the ground last week against Rice and appears to have the starting job for now. He could have a bit of a coming out party with this primetime matchup with Cal. The Bears' defense is simply not very good and could allow plenty of big plays to Heard this week. With tight pricing on this game slate, Heard could be a productive source of cap relief.


RUNNING BACK


Dalyn Dawkins, Colorado State RB ($4700) vs. Colorado
Dawkins ran for 92 yards and a score last week against Minnesota and could top those totals in Saturday's matchup with Colorado. He could find it much easier to rack up the yards this week and is a decent bet to go over the 100-yard mark on the ground. Expect Dawkins to reach value against the Buffs and also carry a low ownership percentage in GPP play this week.


WIDE RECEIVER


Courtland Sutton, SMU WR ($5000) vs. TCU
Sutton has scored three times in the first two weeks and is averaging 20.4 DK points per game. This freshman is already the top wideout for SMU and has developed a strong connection with Matt Davis. This game could be very high scoring and Sutton could post big numbers. Expect this Mustang to go over the 100-yard mark and likely find the end zone against the Horned Frogs. 

— Written by Todd DeVries, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. A pioneer of online college fantasy football strategy and advice, DeVries is the founder of CollegeFootballGeek.com and founder and Director of Writer Development for Football Nation. Follow him on Twitter @CFFGeek.