Week 4 of the college football season kicks off with a four-game Friday slate on DraftKings. This $15 slate has a prize pool of $80,000, with $20,000 going to the winner. And, as always, you can expect the winning lineup to have at least one three-man stack.
This 6274-player contest features $80,000.00 in total prizes and pays out the top 1414 finishing positions. First place wins $20,000.00.
Let’s take a look at the best stacking options on the slate:
The Chalk: Wake Forest vs. Virginia:
When it’s just a four-game slate and one game has an over-under a full 10-15 points over the other three, it doesn’t take long to figure out where the chalk is going to come from. Virginia quarterback Brad Armstrong ($8,700) has been nothing short of sensational through three weeks, and his core of receivers – Billy Kemp IV ($8,700), Dontavian Wicks ($7,100), and Jelani Woods ($4,000) are all reaping the benefits. The one guy who’s like to get bypassed by the masses is Ra’Shaun Henry ($7,900), who has under-produced compared to his teammates but has hit double-figure DK points in all three games.
Maybe this is his week to share the spotlight. Wake QB Sam Hartman ($7,700) hasn’t been quite as gaudy, numbers-wise, like his counterpart, but he’s still putting up 23 points per game the past two weeks. A.T. Perry ($6,100) is Hartman’s hot hand at wide receiver, but the play I like best is running back Christian Beal-Smith ($5,300). He’s inexpensive and goes against the traditional stacking narrative that usually focuses on QB-WR combos. But Beal-Smith carried the ball 19 times last week for 95 yards and makes a terrific contrarian play against the receiving chalk.
At $7,900, Jake Haener is $200 more than Sam Hartman and his shootout scenario. No one is going to play Haener in this spot, even on a four-game slate. But guess what, UNLV doesn’t play defense! Haener, who is averaging 30 DK points per game, gets a defense allowing 286 yards per game to opposing QBs. Jalen Cropper, who is an absolute stud at WR, is sitting at $7,400, surrounded by all the Virginia-Wake Forest pass catchers.
This is the GPP stack of the season thus far, considering who low-owned we suspect they will be in the face of the 68-point Wake-Virginia O/U. Throw in Josh Kelly, who is also dominating at $6,500, and you are as leveraged as can be if the chalk game busts.