|Daily Blog • October 10, 2014|
A 33-11-4 start to the 2014 season!
Week 6 Surprise College Fantasy Players
QB PJ Walker, Temple – The Owls are fresh off of their 2nd bye of the young season and now take on a Tulsa team that is allowing 511 ypg on the year. PJ Walker has proven to be a solid dual-threat option with 2+ total TD’s in all 4 games this year, a clear indication that he’ll have great success in this contest.
QB Jacoby Brissett, NC State – It’s rebound time for Jacoby Brissett and the NC State offense after he was held to 4-18 passing for just 35 yds in their 41-0 loss at Clemson. However, if you look further into his 2014 stats you’ll find a 13-1 season ratio (5 straight games without an int) and 4 contests where he’s surpassed the 250 yd passing mark. Throw in the fact that he averages 9 rush att a game and they get a favorable home matchup against a BC defense that allowed 430 yds in their last game against CSU.
QB Brad Kaaya, Miami (FL) – We rarely post true freshmen in this blog but Brad Kaaya isn’t your regular first year QB as he’s surpassed the 220 yd passing mark in each of his past 4 contests. The Hurricanes now host a Bearcat defense that has allowed 91 points and 1,320 yds the past 2 weeks. Look for Kaaya to surpass the 300 yd mark for the 3rd time this season here.
RB Paul Perkins, UCLA – Paul Perkins has rushed for 98+ yds in each of his last 4 contests and now gets a matchup against an Oregon rush defense that was gashed on the ground last week against Arizona to the tune of 208 yds! Look for UCLA to attempt to control the tempo in this one to keep the high octane Duck offense off the field. If they are successful in chewing up time of possession, Perkins should reap the rewards.
RB Steven Lakalaka, Hawaii – While Steven Lakalaka has found the endzone just once so far in 2014, odds appear to be in his favor heading into this week as he continues to get major attention in the Hawaii ground game averaging 24 carries a game over the past 3 contests after earning just 15 total carries in their first 2 games. This week’s opponent Wyoming is allowing 301 ypg (6.8) rushing on the road this season including 338 (6.5) rush yds their last time out in East Lansing against the Spartans.
RB Jordan Howard, UAB – After a 183 yd, 2 TD outing last weekend against WKU, Jordan Howard has made his way onto our weekly blog. Last week wasn’t just a one week fluke either as he has three 100+ yard performances under his belt through his first 5 games. Next up for the Blazers is a North Texas defense that surrendered 363 (8.3) yards on the ground last week against Indiana. Howard is an easy choice this week.
WR Cayleb Jones, Arizona – The Trojans secondary was torched at home last week against a backup QB making his 1st career road start (510 pass yds, 5 TD). What will a road trip to Tucson have in store for the USC defense? Likely much of the same as Arizona is averaging 350 ypg in the air on the season led by Cayleb Jones who has posted 100+ ypg performances in 3 of their past 4 contests including 6 TD’s within that span.
WR Teldrick Morgan, New Mexico St – Good spot for the Aggies and their passing offense against a Troy secondary that has allowed more than 300 ypg passing in 2 of their last 3 contests. Teldrick Morgan meanwhile is averaging nearly 8 receptions a game with three 100+ yard games on the year.
WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss – A week after taking on one of the nation’s toughest defenses in Alabama, the Rebels offense gets a bit of a reprieve this weekend against Texas A&M whose defense is allowing more than 400 ypg. Perfect situation for Laquon Treadwell who leads Ole Miss in receptions and yards in 2014 including a 123 yard, 2 TD performance just 2 weeks ago against Memphis.
Kentucky Defense – After 3 weeks of SEC play the Wildcats go back into non-conference action against a ULM squad averaging just 7 ppg and 221 ypg on the road this season. UK meanwhile has held their non-SEC opponents to 9 ppg, an excellent sign for this weekend.
Tulane Defense – Excellent opportunity for Tulane’s defense in this one in their first conference game at newly built Yulman Stadium. Connecticut meanwhile is averaging just 15 ppg and 264 ypg this season which includes a 145 yard performance at USF in their only road game so far this season. Tulane’s defense will clearly deliver one of their top outings of this young season.
Northwestern Defense – Generally you’ll find that defenses post better numbers in their home stadium but Northwestern may be the exception as they surrendered a season-low 266 yards a few weeks back in their 29-6 win in Happy Valley. Now off another solid victory (20-14 win over ranked Wisconsin), the Wildcats journey to Minnesota to take on a Gopher squad that has failed to reach the 400 ypg plateau so far this season. Look for the Northwestern defense to put together another nice showing here.
CollegeFootballGeek.com’s Daily Fantasy Value Plays of the Week: DraftKings, Week 7
By Todd DeVries & Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com
DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for the week, and the experts at CollegeFootballGeek.com have hunkered down and scoured all of the data to find the best Value Plays on the docket.
These Value Plays are comprised of players poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week. These are the “diamonds in the rough” that your DFS competitors may overlook. They are the difference-makers you need in your lineup to win one of the big DFS contests!
For your convenience, we have broken the picks down by DraftKings contest game set. Best of luck this week!
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VALUE PLAYS: THURSDAY/FRIDAY GAME SET
It's slim pickings in this game set as far as Value Plays go, but we do like:
RB Keith Whitley, UNLV vs. Fresno State ($4400)
Whitley is one of the few weapons that UNLV has on offense and could have a nice game against Fresno State. The Bulldogs rush defense comes in ranked 111th in the country.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati vs. Miami ($4000)
Legaux will get his turn under center with Gunner Kiel out to injury. He doesn’t have to do much to reach value and allow DFS players to stack another position.
1) RB Daniel Lasco, Cal vs. Washington ($4900)
Lasco has been on fire lately, with three total touchdowns in the last two games. He doesn’t look to have a huge ceiling this week, but could easily hit value with another score or two.
2) RB Jon Hilliman, BC vs. NC State ($5000)
Hilliman is on a tear, scoring two touchdowns in each of the past three games. He could shred a suspect NC State defense this week. Look for Hilliman to find pay dirt once again this week.
3) RB Larry Dixon, Army vs. Rice ($5000)
Dixon ran for 188 yards last week and could find similar success against Rice. Expect both teams to churn out the yardage on the ground this week.
1) WR De’Runnya Wilson, Miss State vs. Auburn ($4100)
Wilson has become a favorite target of Dak Prescott and could see plenty of targets in this potentially high scoring game. He could be even more heavily involved if Jameon Lewis misses the game.
2) WR DeVante Parker, Louisville vs. Clemson ($4200)
It appears that Parker could return this week from injury and comes in at a bargain price. Parker could smash his price assuming he is healthy enough to play. Monitor his status leading up to kickoff to make sure he is a full go.
1) TE Dan Vitale, Northwestern vs. Minnesota ($3000)
Vitale scored last week and a fairly consistent option at a very inconsistent position.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Colby Kirkegaard, Wyoming vs. Hawaii ($5200)
How can you not play a guy with almost the exact same last name as the greatest existentialist philosopher. He is also playing Hawaii, which doesn’t hurt either.
1) RB Chris Hairston, ECU vs. USF ($3000)
Hairston led the Pirates in carries last week and could see plenty of opportunity if Breon Allen misses this game with an injury. Hairston could be worth a flier at minimum price.
1) WR Garrett Brown, Air Force vs. Utah State ($4400)
It’s not often that an Air Force receiver will make this or any fantasy list, but Brown has scored five touchdowns over the past three games. He appears to be worth a shot at this price.
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