- Top picks for this Saturday of College Football Daily Fantasy contests on DraftKings feature Texas’ Sam Ehlinger for $9,100, Iowa State’s Breece Hall for $8,700, and Florida’s Kyle Pitts for $7,800.
- Value picks include Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong ($8,200), Stanford RB Austin Jones ($7,100), and Washington WR Cade Otten ($6,000).
LAS VEGAS – The college football season rolls into December this Saturday with another sale of Daily Fantasy action.
DraftKings has been keeping the party going all season long with their Saturday college daily fantasy tournaments. This weekend, there is $200K in prizes on the line for bettors who can construct the perfect Saturday lineup.
As always, all the players must be chosen from the day slot of games where daily fantasy bettors will have a $50,000 budget at their disposal.
Value is always at a premium in DFS and this week is different. Each position group features plenty of opportunities to snag a sleeper ready to score big.
QB1: Sam Ehlinger, Texas ($9,100)
Ehlinger has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks throughout the season despite the struggles of his Texas Longhorn team. The Long Star gunslinger bounced back from two subpar outings with a terrific game in a loss against Iowa State. Ehlinger threw for 298 yards and a touchdown, adding one on the ground as well for 28 fantasy points.
Against a Kansas State defense this weekend, Ehlinger should have no problem putting up one of his classic 30 point games. Look for Texas to come out angry following their loss and take out their frustrations on the Wildcats.
QB2: JT Daniels, Georgia ($9,000)
Few thought they would actually get to see former USC Trojan transfer JT Daniels this season for the Bulldogs. Daniels was shrouded in mysterious injury rumors throughout the start of the season, only to be unleashed in Week 12 where he threw for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns in his first SEC game.
Daniels had a bit of regression last week, but really didn’t need to do much as his team cruised to victory. This week, Georgia matches up with winless Vanderbilt, who has allowed the most fantasy points on defense of any team on the Dawgs schedule this season.
Value QB: Brennen Armstrong, Virginia ($8,200)
Coming out of the ACC’s Virginia Cavaliers, Brennen Armstrong has been lighting up the scoreboard in recent weeks. In terms of fantasy points, Armstrong has put up 39, 29, 31, and 23 in his last four games for the Wahoos, becoming one of the best fantasy sleepers on the board.
Besides having one of the best possible last names for a quarterback, Armstrong can also sling the rock. He threw for a 90-yard TD pass in his last game, to beat his 71-yard TD from two weeks ago. Armstrong goes up against Boston College this weekend after having their last game against FSU canceled.
RB1: Breece Hall, Iowa State ($8,700)
For a while there, it was getting to be unfair putting Iowa State running back Breece Hall into college football lineups. However, Hall’s run of seven straight weeks over 30 points came to an end against Kansas State thanks to a 45-0 win by the Cyclones.
A down game against Texas last week to follow up has Hall at a slightly cheaper price this week, meaning there is no better choice for the first RB off the board. Hall will likely get worked heavily once again against West Virginia to increase his lead in rushing yards amongst all FBS running backs.
RB2: Master Teague III, Ohio State ($8,300)
Ohio State running back Master Teague III has been coming on strong throughout the season for the Buckeyes, reaching his opus in OSU’s matchup against Indiana. Teague ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns, scoring 31.9 fantasy points in the process.
While the Ohio State offense goes through Justin Fields first and foremost, Teague is the hammer that comes down to keep defenses honest. Teague ran the ball 26 times in a close game last week, and should have no problem bowling over Michigan State.
Value RB: Austin Jones, Stanford ($7,100)
Through three games this season for the Stanford Cardinal, Austin Jones has emerged as a serious threat both in the open field and the red zone. The sophomore had a down game against Colorado, but shined against rival Cal where he scored two more TDs to get to five on the year.
The Cardinal matchup with Washington this week, who rank 97th in defense against running backs. With more questions than answers at quarterback for Stanford, Jones will likely find the endzone once again.
WR1: Kyle Pitts, Florida ($7,800)
While technically a tight end, Florida’s Kyle Pitts returned to the field last week after recovering from his concussion. The red carpet was rolled out for Pitts, who caught three touchdowns on only five catches for 99 yards and a whopping 32.9 fantasy points.
The Kyle Trask-Kyle Pitts duo could not be stopped ?
THREE TDs for that connection ? pic.twitter.com/OZSd0S0zN1
— ESPN (@espn) November 28, 2020
Pitts is simply a matchup nightmare every time he runs down the field for the Gators, who are still trying to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. Against a Tennessee team that ranks 114th in points allowed to receivers, Pitts will likely score at will and is available for a great price.
WR2: Rondale Moore, Purdue ($6,800)
Moore entered the season with more hype than any other receiver thanks to an electric 2019 campaign. Moore was late out of the gate due to some COVID situations, but immediately became a problem in his first game where he racked up 116 yards, three touchdowns, and 37.6 fantasy points.
Moore didn’t repeat the act against Rutgers, but is primed for another huge day against Nebraska. If Moore has another big game, it is unlikely he will be available for this price again this season, meaning now is the time to cash in on this value and spend big on other positions.
Value WR: Cade Otten, Washington ($6,000)
Washington’s Cade Otten was one of the highest-scoring players in the country last week when he went off for 33.8 fantasy points against Utah. Otten was the Huskies’ biggest weapon, going for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
This is back to back weeks for Otten going over 100 in only three games this season, signifying that he will be a big player going forward. Otten goes up against a capable Stanford defense, but has tremendous value for legal sports bettors looking to take him at this price.
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