Malik Cunningham: Louisville Cardinal ($8,800 at Florida State)
In fantasy football, we covet the ‘Konami-Code’ quarterbacks who offer rushing upside with their passing. There may not be a player in college football that has these capabilities like Malik Cunningham. Cunningham is averaging 70 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns every time he steps on a football field. Florida State’s defense will have a time trying to slow down Cunningham all afternoon long.
Tyler Shough: Texas Tech Red Raiders ($6,500 at Texas)
Tyler Shough will not offer you anything in the rushing department, but his passing volume is what we like. We know that the Red Raiders like to sling it all over the yard. In a game against Texas, they will have to spread out the Longhorns defense. I would expect Shough to throw upwards of forty times in this one.
D.J. Uiagalelei: Clemson Tigers ($7,900 at NC State)
This is a ‘buy low’ opportunity on D.J. Uiagalelei. The Clemson offense has looked discombobulated so far in 2021. Dabo and the coaching staff have to figure it out. I’m buying that this is D.J. Uiagalelei’s best game of the season thus far and makes for a bargain in DFS.
Hank Bachmeier: Boise State Broncos ($7,300 at Utah State)
Hank Bachmeier didn’t play well last week against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys’ defense was the best unit Bachmeier is likely to see. In his previous two contents, Bachmeier averaged 300 passing yards and two touchdowns. I expect Bachmeier to return to form against Utah State this week.
Tanner Mordecai: SMU Mustangs ($9,000 at TCU)
We like to provide different plays across different platforms. This week we cannot get away from Tanner Mordecai. Mordecai has been on fire to start the season, and the SMU/TCU game could be a shootout.
Will Rogers: Mississippi State Bulldogs ($7,800 vs. LSU)
Speaking of shootouts, that is the expectation for the LSU/Mississippi State game. Will Rogers and Max Johnson will exchange scoring drive after scoring drive. Rogers at $7,800 could be one of the better bargain plays of the week.
Bijan Robinson: Texas Longhorns ($7,200 vs. Texas Tech)
Bijan Robinson is the best pure runner in college football. Robinson has averaged roughly six yards per carry and has already found the endzone six times. The Texas/Texas Tech game will have plenty of points. Robinson is the most talented player in the game and will shine.
Chez Mellusi: Wisconsin Badgers ($6,400 vs. Notre Dame)
The Wisconsin Badgers still implement a running back by committee approach, but it appears that Chez Mellusi heads this group. Wisconsin/Notre Dame should be a close game, and the Fighting Irish defense has struggled mightily this season. For just $6,400, Chez Mellusi is a screaming value.
Isaiah Spiller: Texas A&M Aggies ($5,900 at Arkansas)
I still do not understand why Isaiah Spiller is priced the way that he is. Spiller is one of the most dynamic players in college football. The Razorbacks will be the toughest challenge for Texas A&M and Spiller so far this season, but at just $5,900–I struggle to see how Isaiah Spiller doesn’t pay off in your DFS lineup.
Will Shipley: Clemson Tigers ($5,800 at NC State)
Will Shipley has evolved in the short season to a player receiving sporadic touches to the lead running back for the Clemson Tigers. Shipley touched the ball 23 times last week alone. The Clemson offense is struggling now, but I don’t imagine it will stay this way for long. BUY LOW.
Breece Hall: Iowa State Cyclones ($7,000 at Baylor)
Few players in college football have guaranteed volume like Breece Hall. Hall is a lock for twenty carries per game. The Iowa State offense has struggled out of the gate, but in DFS, volume is king. I don’t believe Baylor will hold Breece Hall down for long in this one. Put Breece Hall down for 100 rushing yards and a touchdown as the floor.
Deven Thompkins: Utah State Aggies ($8,000 vs. Boise State)
Deven Thompkins has been a one-man wrecking crew for Utah State so far this year. Thompkins leads college football in receiving yards and is the alpha for the Aggies offense. Averaging over eight receptions per game, Thompkins is as safe as they come in DFS.
Khalil Shakir: Boise State Broncos ($7,400 at Utah State)
Don’t allow Deven Thompkins to overshadow Khalil Shakir heading into the Boise State/Utah State game. Shakir has been the go-to option for the Broncos all season long. Shakir is averaging seven catches per game. We expect a shootout in this one–fire Shakir in your DFS lineups.
Emeka Emezie: NC State Wolfpack ($6,700 vs. Clemson)
Emeka Emezie has grown into the top pass-catching option for the Wolfpack this season. NC State didn’t need Emezie in the Furman game, but the two games prior Emezie averaged 80 yards receiving per contest. I am expecting a game script that will involve NC State chasing Clemson from behind. Emezie should get all the work he can handle.
Treylon Burks: Arkansas Razorbacks ($6,000 vs. Texas A&M)
When you play Treylon Burks in DFS, you are optimistic for the big play. Treylon Burks is a physical specimen that can score from any place on the football field. Last week he had a 91-yard reception. Texas A&M is a tough challenge, but I don’t see anyone on the field that can match up with Burks and take him away entirely.
Makai Polk: Mississippi State Bulldogs ($6,200 vs. LSU)
Makai Polk has found a home at Mississippi State. Polk, the California transfer, is now lighting up the SEC to a tune of a conference-leading 25 receptions already this season. Last week marked the second time in three games that Polk had double-digit receptions. We have remarked several times, that we expect this LSU/Mississippi State game to turn into a shootout. Makai Polk will be on the receiving end of many of the passes from quarterback Will Rogers and makes for a fantastic stacking option for your DFS lineup.
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