Now that we have seen all of these college football teams, we know a little more about what to expect. This week is an opportunity for the savvy DFS player to buy low on players that the rest of the DFS community has given up on. Who could be this week’s diamond in the rough?
JT Daniels: Georgia Bulldogs ($7,900 vs. UAB)
The Georgia Bulldogs may have been victorious over the Clemson Tigers this past week, but offensively JT Daniels and company struggled mightily. Many DFS players will leave Daniels on the cutting room floor, your chance to capitalize. Georgia is way too talented to stay dormant for too long. I expect JT Daniels to bounce back and shine this week. You can be one of the few to capitalize.
Brock Purdy: Iowa State Cyclones ($6,200 vs. Iowa)
Another quarterback left for dead. Brock Purdy and the Iowa State offense looked nothing like the team we thought they were coming into the 2021 season. Now the Cyclones draw a tough Iowa Hawkeye defense. Everyone will be off of Brock Purdy heading into this week–go against the grain, you can benefit if this game turns into a shootout.
C.J. Stroud: Ohio State Buckeyes ($8,600 vs. Oregon)
It took the Buckeyes offense a while to get rolling, but they gave us a glimpse of what they can do. Stroud looked poised. With more snaps, we should see more consistent performances. Oregon gave up 34 points to Fresno State, so there will be plenty of scoring opportunities for Ohio State against the Ducks.
Max Duggan: TCU Horned Frogs ($8,800 vs. California)
Max Duggan was one of our favorite under-the-radar players heading into the season. Nothing has changed. Max Duggan can pile up the fantasy points with his arm and legs. TCU should have no problem moving the ball up and down the field on the California defense.
Kenny Pickett: Pittsburgh Panthers ($8,500 at Tennessee)
Kenny Pickett doesn’t offer up much upside with his legs, but he has a cannon for an arm. Pickett is the central piece of the Panthers’ offense. Pickett should be in for a big day against a vulnerable Volunteer defense.
Anthony Brown: Oregon Ducks ($6,900 at Ohio State)
We have mentioned before in DraftKings format that it is a great strategy to play opposite quarterbacks in the same game and watch the points pile up. If we are looking at a game this week that could fit the bill with two strong quarterback performances, Ohio State/Oregon could be that game. Anthony Brown at just $6,900 makes a lot of sense for a stack with C.J. Stroud.
Isaiah Spiller: Texas A&M Aggies ($7,000 at Colorado)
I can’t figure why Isaiah Spiller is so cheap on this slate. Spiller remains one of the best running backs in college football. I like Texas A&M to score a ton of points this weekend. Spiller should be one of the primary benefactors.
Kyren Williams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish ($7,300 vs. Toledo)
Kyren Williams was as advertised in the opener against Florida State. Williams is one of the more dynamic backs in college football, used as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. For DFS purposes, Williams provides one of the safest ‘floors’ and one of the highest ‘ceilings’.
Noah Cain: Penn State Nittany Lions ($6,400 vs. Ball State)
After only eight carries a week ago, why would Noah Cain make this list? If you watched the Penn State/Wisconsin game, you recall that the Nittany Lions got away from the ground game and were pass-happy early on. Expect a game plan focused more on running the ball and dominating upfront. Noah Cain could get 20+ touches in this one.
Zach Evans: TCU Horned Frogs ($4,600 vs. California)
Selecting Zach Evans for your DFS lineup is a risky move, but one that could pay off. A week ago, Zach Evans didn’t even start for the Horned Frogs. Evans broke a team policy. Evans wasn’t allowed to start as a punishment. Zach Evans is by far the most talented back on TCU. At just $4,600, I will roll the dice that Evans gets the start and performs exceedingly well for the Horned Frogs.
Tyler Goodson: Iowa Hawkeyes ($7,100 at Iowa State)
One of my favorite stacks of the weekend is to get some action in the Iowa/Iowa State game. If I’m setting my lineup with Brock Purdy as one of my quarterbacks, I like getting the elusive Tyler Goodson on the way back.
Garrett Wilson: Ohio State Buckeyes ($5,900 vs. Oregon)
Another price that I can’t wrap my head around is the $5,900 price for Garrett Wilson. Wilson may not be the #1 receiving option in this offense, but he is the 1B to Chris Olave’s 1A. The $1,300 price difference between the two is unfathomable. Add Garrett Wilson at this price while you still can.
Jalen Wydermyer: Texas A&M Aggies ($5,000 at Colorado)
Jalen Wydermyer is considered a tight end, but that label is in position only. Wydermyer is the top pass-catching option for the Aggies. With a price of $5,000, Wydermyer is a bargain.
Xavier Hutchinson: Iowa State Cyclones ($6,000 vs. Iowa)
Xavier Hutchinson may be a name not many DFS players are aware of. With seven catches a week ago, Hutchinson has proved to be Brock Purdy’s top target in the early going. If we are looking for an off-the-radar team stack, the Brock Purdy to Xavier Hutchinson staple is a start.
Devin Maddox: Toledo Rockets ($4,800 at Notre Dame)
Digging a little deeper now, Devin Maddox is a big play waiting to happen. Toledo will be chasing throughout this week against Notre Dame. There should be no shortage of opportunities in garbage time for Devin Maddox.
Ainias Smith: Texas A&M Aggies ($7,600 at Colorado)
Ainias Smith is one of the most versatile offensive weapons in college football. The Aggies do a great job of getting the ball into Smith’s hands in space. Eight catches a week ago is just one example. Smith is such a focal point of the offense that he is a safe bet at $7,600.