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College Fantasy Football: Week 5 Fantasy Value Plays

Terrel Hunt

Terrel Hunt

DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for Week 5, 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: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET


QUARTERBACKS

1)    QB Tanner McEvoy, Wisconsin vs. South Florida ($5600)

McEvoy ran for 158 yards and a score last week versus Bowling Green and has been putting up solid numbers over the past few weeks. He could have a big day against a weak USF defense that will likely have no answer for the Badgers offense.

2)    QB P.J. Walker, Temple vs. UCONN ($5200)

Walker has been a decent DFS option this year and could put up a big effort against UCONN. Look for Walker to hit value this week and allow DFS players to load up at another position.

RUNNING BACKS

1)    RB Jon Hilliman, BC vs. Colorado State ($3700)

This bruising freshman has scored four touchdowns in the past two games and appears to have taken control of the BC backfield. He could find the end zone again this week against a Colorado State defense that ranks 103rd against the run this year. Expect Hilliman to easily surpass value this week.

2)    RB Corey Clement, Wisconsin vs. South Florida ($4800)

Clement ran for 111 yards and two scores last week against Bowling Green and there is little reason to believe he won’t duplicate those numbers this week against South Florida. This game could get out of hand early, leading to more carries for Clement. Expect this Badgers to pay off big time this week.

3)    RB Desmon Peoples, Rutgers vs. Tulane ($4800)

Peoples should see plenty of carries this week with the season ending injury to Paul James. He has proven to be a capable backup and could really do some damage against a Tulane defense that ranks 100th against the run this year.  If it wasn't for sophmore Justin Goodwin snaking carries, Peoples would be a no-brainer play.

WIDE RECEIVERS

1)    WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State vs. Cincinnati ($4400)

Thomas has scored in every game this season and looks to be the main target in the Ohio State passing game. He could find plenty of open space this week against a Cincinnati pass defense that ranks 108th in the country. A trip or two to the end zone seems likely for Thomas this week.

2)    WR Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech vs. Western Michigan ($4400)

Ford has scored twice over the past two games and is averaging 7.5 receptions per game over that span. He could continue his recent success against an overmatched Western Michigan defense. Expect Ford to easily hit value this week.

TIGHT ENDS

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1)    TE Sam Arneson, Wisconsin vs. South Florida ($2900)

In case you have not noticed, there is a distinct Wisconsin flavor this week. Arneson has been very productive over the past two games and appears to be under priced this week. Paying up for a TE is not a generally a great strategy, so run with Arneson this week.


VALUE PLAYS:  SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET


QUARTERBACKS

1)    QB Brad Kaaya, Miami vs. Duke ($5000)

This true freshman has played pretty well over the past two weeks, throwing seven touchdowns and averaging 350 yards per game. He may have to throw the ball often in this showdown with Duke. He looks like a nice punt option this week.

2)    Terrel Hunt, Syracuse vs. Notre Dame ($5800)

Hunt has run for five touchdowns over the past two games and has put up huge fantasy numbers. He has a touch test this week with Notre Dame on the schedule, but his numbers are too good to ignore. He may not post huge numbers, but could easily be worth his price tag.

RUNNING BACKS

1)    RB Terron Ward, Oregon State vs. USC ($5300)

Ward has scored four rushing touchdowns over the past two games and is also an excellent receiving option out of the backfield. He could have a big game against at Trojan rush defense that ranks 116th in the nation. Look for plenty of points in this contest and plenty of fantasy points from Ward.

WIDE RECEIVERS

1)    WR Jimmie Hunt, Missouri vs. South Carolina ($4100)

Hunt has scored five touchdowns in the last three games and could see even more targets this week with Darius White likely out with an injury. The South Carolina pass defense ranks 116th in the country and could afford Hunt plenty of opportunities this week. Look for Hunt to easily hit value this week.

2)    WR Cody Core, Ole Miss vs. Memphis ($4400)

Core has scored a touchdown in every game this season and has developed into the top deep threat for the Rebels. He could find plenty of success this week against a Memphis defense that may be hard pressed to stop the Ole Miss passing attack.


TIGHT ENDS

1)    TE Alan Cross, Memphis vs. Ole Miss ($2900)

Cross has recorded three touchdowns on the season and is the 2nd leading receiver for Memphis. He looks to be a nice option at a weak TE position.

- By Todd DeVries and Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com

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