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College Fantasy Football: Week 8 Fantasy Value Plays

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DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for Week 8, 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 Garrett Krstich, SMU vs. Cincinnati ($5100)

Krstich threw for 339 yards and two scores in his last game against ECU and now he gets to face an awful Cincinnati defense that ranks 118th against the pass. He appears to be an excellent punt option this week.


RUNNING BACKS

1)    RB Mark Weisman, Iowa vs. Maryland ($4100)

Weisman has rumbled for two touchdowns in each of the last three games and gets to face a Maryland defense that ranks 104th in the country. Look for this Hawkeye to find pay dirt again this week.

2)    RB Desmond Roland, Oklahoma State vs. TCU ($4200)

Roland has scored six rushing touchdowns over the past four games and still carries a very appealing price tag. Look for Roland to make another trip across the goal line and provide huge value this week.

3)    RB Nick Chubb, Georgia vs. Arkansas ($4600)

All Chubb did last week was carry the ball 38 times and accumulate 174 total yards against Missouri. Expect Chubb to see plenty of carries this week and post a solid stat line.

WIDE RECEIVERS


1)    WR Darius Joseph, SMU vs. Cincinnati ($4200)

Joseph is coming off his best game of the season and will be facing a Bearcats pass defense that ranks 118th in the country. He is a PPR machine and hold excellent value on Draft Kings.

2)    WR Kolby Listenbee, TCU vs. Oklahoma State ($4400)

Listenbee has gone over 100 yards receiving in the last two games and could make it three in a row against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys pass defense is ranked 101st in the country.

TIGHT ENDS

1)    Maxx Williams, Minnesota vs. Purdue ($3200)

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Williams is healthy and has been posting consistent numbers at the TE position. Look for him to exploit a porous Purdue secondary.



VALUE PLAYS:  SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET

QUARTERBACKS

1)    QB Tyrone Swoopes, Texas vs. Iowa State ($5300)

Swoopes exploded for 384 total yards and three total scores against Oklahoma last week. He could have another big performance against Iowa State and looks to be a nice punt option.



RUNNING BACKS


1)    RB Royce Freeman, Oregon vs. Washington ($4600)

Freeman has seized control of the Oregon backfield and is priced well this week. He could easily hit 80 yards and a score and hit value this week.

2) RB Zach Laskey, Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina ($4700)

Laskey could find plenty of open holes to run through this week against North Carolina. The Tar Heels defense is atrocious and could struggle to stop the powerful Yellow Jackets running game.

WIDE RECEIVERS

1)    WR John Harris, Texas vs. Iowa State ($5200)

Harris has scored four touchdowns over his past three games and may find his way into the end zone against Iowa State. There does not appear to be a ton of value at WR in the late slate, so use Harris freely.

TIGHT ENDS

1) TE Pharaoh Brown, Oregon vs. Washington ($3200)

Brown had 84 yards and a score last week against UCLA and looks to have a decent upside this week. He can be very inconsistent, so be careful.


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By Todd DeVries & Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com


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