College Football DFS: Week Five DraftKings Value Plays

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College Football DFS- Week Five DraftKings Value Plays

QUARTERBACKS:

Henry Colombi: Texas Tech Red Raiders ($7,000 at West Virginia)

The situation matters so much in fantasy football, in particular DFS. Red Raiders’ starting quarterback Tyler Shough suffered an injured clavicle last week and will miss six weeks. Henry Colombi stepped in and completed 17 of 23 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns. We know Texas Tech is going to sling it–fire up Colombi in your DFS lineup.

Connor Bazelak: Missouri Tigers ($7,300 vs. Tennessee)

We have seen teases of big games from Connor Bazelak. Against Tennessee, this weekend could be the spot to unleash a big fantasy performance. Bazelak is averaging 300 yards passing and already has ten touchdown passes.

Sam Hartman: Wake Forest Demon Deacons ($7,500 vs. Louisville)

Sam Hartman has been in complete control of the Wake Forest offense all season long. Sporting a 9 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio, Hartman is playing smart football. Wake Forest will have to score points if they want to keep up with the Louisville offense. Wake Forest and Louisville could be a shootout–you will want to have pieces from this game. Hartman at $7,500 is a bargain for your DFS team.

Casey Thompson: Texas Longhorns ($8,400 at TCU)

Casey Thompson did whatever he wanted to against the Texas Tech defense a week ago. Thompson completed 18 of 23 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns. Thompson also ran for an additional 29 yards and a rushing touchdown. TCU was up-ended by SMU and could be reeling on defense. I’ll buy-in on the recent surge from Casey Thompson and the Longhorns passing attack.

Noah Vedral: Rutgers Scarlet Knights ($5,500 vs. Ohio State)

If you are looking for a cheap option at either quarterback or your super-flex position, Noah Vedral could be that guy. It would be shocking if the Buckeyes did not pile on the points against Rutgers this weekend. Noah Vedral should have plenty of opportunities to try and keep up. Garbage points count too, and there should be ample opportunities for those this weekend.

Jarret Doege: West Virginia Mountaineers ($6,200 vs. Texas Tech)

We like to work in a quarterback combo in case you want to stack a particular game with your super-flex spot. The Texas Tech/West Virginia game could turn into an odd shootout. Jarrett Doege has played much better at home than on the road so far in 2021. Facing a horrendous Texas Tech defense, Jarrett Doege can overachieve this week and pay off handsomely for your DFS roster.

RUNNINGBACKS:

Zach Evans: TCU Horned Frogs ($7,400 vs. Texas)

We have mentioned Zach Evans previously in this section as a player to add to your DFS roster. Evans is a talented running back and remains underpriced. Evans has established himself as the lead back for the Horned Frogs and has even added pass-catching to his repertoire. In a game against Texas that certainly feels of the high-scoring variety, Zach Evans is rock solid.

Deuce Vaughn: Kansas State Wildcats ($7,200 vs. Oklahoma)

Fantasy football consistency is undervalued. Deuce Vaughn has been consistent in 2021, finding the endzone in every outing. In a game where the Wildcats are chasing points–Deuce Vaughn should have plenty of fantasy opportunities as a runner and receiver.

Eric Gray: Oklahoma Sooners ($5,400 at Kansas State)

Eric Gray has not had the beginning to his season and Sooners’ career that we thought he would. Gray has been slow to claim this backfield for his own. Last week was the first time that it felt as if Gray was putting it all together. We are banking that Eric Gray will continue his momentum in a plus matchup against Kansas State.

Kyren Williams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish ($5,000 vs. Cincinnati)

Kyren Williams at just $5,000 is a screaming buy-low candidate. Williams did struggle against a touch Wisconsin Badgers defense last week. I don’t see the Bearcats defense limiting Williams in the same way. Kyren Williams is one of the most versatile backs in college football. Expect Notre Dame to get him involved early as a pass-catcher.

Jalen Mitchell: Louisville Cardinal ($5,100 at Wake Forest)

We mentioned that we expect Wake Forest and Louisville to turn into a shootout. Jalen Mitchell has averaged 15 carries per game for the Cardinal offense. If you are looking for some bargain-backs, Mitchell should be high on your list.

WIDE RECEIVERS:

Brock Bowers: Georgia Bulldogs ($6,400 vs. Arkansas)

I am excited to talk about Brock Bowers. Bowers broke onto the college football scene in the opener against Clemson as he was heavily involved throughout. Bowers has secured a consistent role in the Bulldogs’ offense ever since. Arkansas has been a tough defense all season long. I would not expect Georgia will do what they want on the offensive side of the ball, so expect a dink and dunk approach that benefits Brock Bowers.

Erik Ezukanma: Texas Tech Red Raiders ($6,300 at West Virginia)

Erik Ezukanma has developed into the top receiver for Texas Tech–averaging six catches per contest. I would expect a new quarterback in Henry Colombi will lean heavily on his top target in this one.

Xavier Worthy: Texas Longhorns ($6,200 at TCU)

Xavier Worthy has taken his game to a whole new level as of late. Worthy has averaged six catches over his last two games, and last week, Worthy found the endzone three times. If we are buying in on the turning point for the Longhorns offense, Xavier Worthy will be a big part of this resurgence.

Kevin Austin Jr.: Notre Dame Fighting Irish ($5,700 vs. Cincinnati)

Kevin Austin Jr. continues to establish himself as the top pass-catcher for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame will have to get more creative in their passing game as Cincinnati is a premier pass defense.

Keke Chism: Missouri Tigers ($5,200 vs. Tennessee)

Keke Chism has become the go-to receiver for Connor Bazelak. The Tigers will not get many better match-ups all season long than the Tennessee Volunteers defense. If you’re looking for one of the sneakier stacks of the weekend–Bazelak to Chism is one to target.

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