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 Value Plays are comprised of players poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week. These are the “diamonds in the rough” that your DFS competitors may overlook. They are the difference-makers you need in your lineup to win one of the big DFS contests!
For your convenience, we have broken the picks down by DraftKings contest game set. Best of luck this week!
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VALUE PLAYS: FRIDAY GAME SET
1) QB Justin Holman, UCF vs. USF ($5400)
Holman could have a very nice game against a weak South Florida defense. We would expect to see Holman account for a few scores in this contest.
2) QB Dane Evans, Tulsa vs. ECU ($6900)
Evans has had some big games this year and this week could be another one against ECU. The Pirates defense gives up plenty of big plays and Evans has the weapons to take advantage. Expect Evans to toss a few scores in this one.
1) RB Kenneth Farrow, Houston vs. SMU ($5800)
Farrow scored four times last week against Tulsa and could duplicate those numbers versus SMU this week. The Mustangs defense is down right awful and could yield plenty of opportunity for Farrow to find pay dirt.
2) RB William Stanback, UCF vs. USF ($4900)
Stanback missed last week due to injury, but returned to practice and should play this week. He could easily score a couple of times against this Bulls defense.
3) RB Mark Weisman, Iowa vs. Nebraska ($4800)
Weisman has scored 14 rushing touchdowns this season and could add a couple to that total against Nebraska. The Huskers run defense is a sieve right now and is allowing huge running plays.
1) WR Bud Sasser, Missouri vs. Arkansas ($4800)
Sasser has scored five times in the past four games. He is the top target for Missouri and comes in at a lower price. Look for Sasser to have a productive game and reach value.
2) WR Breshad Periman, UCF vs. USF ($4700)
Perriman has scored a receiving touchdown in each of the last five games. He could easily make it six in a row versus the Bulls. Look for Perriman to beat USF deep at least once.
3) WR Jared Dangerfield, Western Kentucky vs. Marshall ($4600)
Dangerfield has scored three times in the last two weeks and is getting no respect with his pricing. He could have a big game in what could be a shootout with Marshall. Look for “Rodney” to hit value this week.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB CJ Brown, Maryland vs. Rutgers ($6400)
Brown may run all over this Scarlet Knight defense. He could easily run for a couple of scores and add another one through the air. Expect Brown to post a nice stat line on Saturday.
2) QB Jacoby Brissett, NC State vs UNC ($5200)
This one is all about the match up. The Tar Heels defense is simply horrible and Brissett could have a big fantasy day. He could be an excellent punt option this week.
3) QB Reggie Bonnafon, Louisville vs. Kentucky ($4900)
Bonnafon has scored three rushing touchdowns in the last two games. He gets a solid match up with a struggling Kentucky defense. Expect Bonnafon to reach value this week.
1) RB Buck Allen, USC vs. Notre Dame ($6300)
Allen has struggled a bit recently, but comes in at a very low price considering his potential. He could carve up this Notre Dame defense that is playing awful over the past month. Take advantage of Buck’s low price this week.
2) RB Devin Chafin, Baylor vs. Texas Tech ($5800)
Chafin has scored seven rushing touchdowns in the last three games and is getting a steady dose of carries. Expect Chafin to find the end zone again this week against a lousy Red Raiders rush defense.
3) RB TJ Logan, UNC vs. NC State ($4900)
Logan is averaging 104 yards rushing and a score over the past two games. He draws a very appealing match up with a soft NC State defense. Look for Logan to have another productive afternoon.
4) Robert Martin, Rutgers vs. Maryland ($4700)
Martin seems to have taken over the Rutgers backfield and could have a nice stat line against a Maryland team that is defensively challenged. Look for Martin to approach 100 yards on the ground and add a score.
1) WR Devin Lauderdale, Texas Tech vs. Baylor ($5200)
Lauderdale has scored three times in the last two games, which coincides with the insertion of Patrick Mahomes at the QB position. Look for Lauderdale to be targeted early and often against Baylor.
2) WR Mike Williams, Clemson vs. South Carolina ($4800)
Williams could receive a boost this week with the expected return of DeShaun Watson under center. He also has a very nice match up with a South Carolina defense that has struggled all year long.
3) WR Shane Wynn, Indiana vs. Purdue ($4700)
Wynn is averaging 106 yards receiving over the last two games and could tear up a miserable Purdue defense. He could find the end zone this week as well.
4) WR Jalin Marshall, Ohio State vs. Michigan ($4400)
Marshall is becoming a big time playmaker for Ohio State. He had 95 yards receiving and four total scores last week against Indiana. Expect him to make more big plays against Michigan.
1) TE Dan Vitale, Northwestern vs. Illinois ($3100)
Vitale had 43 yards and a touchdown last week and could put together another solid game versus Illinois.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Blake Sims, Alabama vs. Auburn ($6700)
Sims could have a huge game against an Auburn defense that is softer than a wet paper bag. Look for Sims to make plenty of big plays and rack up the yards and scores.
1) RB TJ Yeldon, Alabama vs. Auburn ($5100)
Yeldon sat out last week and should be ready to roll in the Iron Bowl. Look for TJ to come out ready to play and easily reach value this week.
2) RB Don Jackson, Nevada vs. UNLV ($5100)
Jackson had a stinker last week, but could bounce back nicely against UNLV. The Rebels rush defense has allowed 34 rushing touchdowns on the season and is ranked 123rd in the country.
3) RB Dwayne Washington, Washington vs. Washington State ($4900)
Washington has back-to-back games with over 100 yards rushing and has scored three times in those games. He could find plenty of room to run in the Apple Cup game with Washington State.
1) WR Jordan Villamin, Oregon State vs. Oregon ($5300)
Villamin is averaging 23.55 DK fantasy points over the last four contests. He appears to be priced way too low compared to his recent production. Look for this Beaver to have an excellent game in the Civil War.
2) WR Bruce Natson, Utah State vs. Boise State ($5600)
Natson is averaging 23.68 DK fantasy points over the past four games and is also receiving carries out of the backfield. Look for his impressive streak to continue against the Broncos on Saturday night.
3) WR Marcus Kemp, Hawaii vs. Fresno State ($5100)
Kemp had 114 yards and a score last week against UNLV. He has another juicy match up with Fresno State this week. The Bulldogs rank 100th in the country against the pass.
1) TE Cam Serigne, Wake Forest vs. Duke ($3400)
Serigne is one of the better DFS tight ends and has been playing very well recently. He could find more success against Duke.
By Todd DeVries & Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com
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