|Daily Blog • October 30, 2014|
A 56-22-6 start to the 2014 season!
Week 10 Surprise College Fantasy Players
QB Cody Sokol, Louisiana Tech – Cody Sokol is off of a career day in last week’s win over Southern Miss as he threw for 423 yds and 3 TD’s. Next up for the Bulldogs is a matchup against a WKU defense allowing 41 ppg and 549 ypg on the season which should set up nicely for Sokol to deliver yet again.
QB Austin Grammer, Middle Tennessee – This week’s opponent for the Blue Raiders is a BYU squad that has given up 41 ppg and 474 during their 4-game losing streak. Grammer meanwhile has thrown for 2 TD’s in each of his past 4 contests while tossing for at least 250 yds in half of his 2014 games. Grammer has also proven to be a bit of a surprise out of the backfield with 5 rushing TD’s making him a good choice to find some solid success here.
QB Terrance Broadway, Louisiana – Very seldom will you find us selecting a QB with a 7-8 ratio on the season but Terrance Broadway’s ability as a dual-threat option has us intrigued in this one against South Alabama. In fact, just 2 games ago Broadway tossed for 225 yds while also rushing for 101. We expect a performance similar to that outing at home in this one.
RB Jhurell Pressley, New Mexico – While he’s averaging just 10 rush attempts a game, Pressley’s 8.6 ypc is commendable. This week’s opponent for NM is a UNLV squad that’s allowing 525 ypg on the season including 264 (5.4) ypg on the ground so expect the Lobos to give him more opportunities after his 11 carry, 148 yd (13.5), 2 TD outing against AF 2 weeks ago.
RB Akeem Hunt, Purdue – Akeem Hunt has generally been the only consistent performer for the Purdue offense over the past 4 games averaging 115 ypg (6.3) while pulling in a total of 16 passes in that span. With a trip to Lincoln this weekend, expect the Boilermakers to lean heavily on Hunt early and often to stay within reach of a potential upset.
RB Marshawn Williams, Virginia Tech – Despite a 30-6 loss last week against Miami, Marshawn Williams returned from a game absence and rushed for 100 yds (4.8) as relatively the only real offensive threat for the Hokies in the game. Williams should get plenty of touches again in this contest against BC when scoring could be at a minimum and both teams will be grinding out possessions.
WR Austin Hill, Arizona – While Cayleb Jones leads the Wildcats in every statistical receiving category, don’t forget about Austin Hill who posted 1,364 yds (16.8) and 11 TD’s in ’12 before missing last season with injury. Hill knows how to get open and should flourish this weekend against a UCLA defense that has surrendered 500 yds or more in 3 of their last 5 Pac-12 games.
WR Jalen Fitzpatrick, Temple – If the Owls are going to compete with ECU this weekend, their offense will have to step up making our selection of Fitzpatrick a solid choice here despite the fact that he’s pulled in just 6 combined passes the past 2 games. We expect him to deliver numbers similar to the prior 2 games when he posted 215 receiving yards against UConn and Tulsa. ECU has allowed 300+ yds in the air in 2 of their last 3 games and we expect that trend to continue this week in Philadelphia.
WR Hasaan Henderson, Nevada – It’s never a bad thing to select the top WR in an offense that is averaging 448 ypg at home this season. Henderson has pulled in at least 6 rec in 5 of his 8 games in 2014 and should continue to flourish as QB Fajardo’s #1 receiving target.
Oklahoma Defense – OU’s defense has been a bit off during their past 4 contests as they’ve allowed 32 ppg and 462 ypg within that span. We expect them to return to form this week against an Iowa St team that is averaging just 27 ppg and 341 ypg at home. The Sooners will clearly hold the Cyclones under that seasonal average.
Houston Defense – The Cougars are allowing just 318 ypg against AAC opponents so far in 2014 and that number should drop in this one against a USF offense that has failed to reach that 318 ypg plateau in 5 of their 8 contests including just 281 yds last week against Cincinnati.
Baylor Defense – While the Bears offense gets all of the credit for their success, the defense hasn’t been too bad either. In fact, the Baylor defense is allowing just 251 ypg at home this year while Kansas is in shambles with an interim HC and an offense that’s averaging just 279 ypg on the road so far in 2014.
CollegeFootballGeek.com’s Daily Fantasy Value Plays of the Week: DraftKings, Week 10
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
Florida State @ Louisville
Troy @ Georgia Southern
Cincinnati @ Tulane
Tulsa @ Memphis
The game slate is small, so we are combining positions.
1) RB Alfred Ramsby, Georgia Southern vs. Troy ($4900)
Ramsby has scored in his last six games and could find the end zone against a weak Troy defense. He could easily hit value this week and appears to be a tremendous punt option.
2) RB Brandon Hayes, Memphis vs. Tulsa ($4200)
Hayes had 100 yards and a score last week against SMU and appears to be back in the RB rotation for the Tigers. Hayes could do some damage this week with Tulsa on the docket.
3) WR Shaq Washington, Cincinnati vs. Tulane ($5300)
Washington is a PPR machine, which really helps his value on Draft Kings. He had 12 receptions last week and could approach that number this week against Tulane.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Patrick Towles, Kentucky vs. Missouri ($6000)
Towles had a huge game last week against Miss State; accounting for over 450 total yards and four total scores. He could post similar numbers this week against Missouri and comes in at a nice price.
1) RB Jon Hilliman, Boston College vs. VA Tech ($4500)
Hilliman scored twice last week and gets to face a Hokies defense that gave up over 350 yards rushing to Miami last week. He could find the end zone again and reach value this week.
2) RB William Stanback, UCF vs. UCONN ($4500)
Stanback had 97 yards and two scores last week versus Temple. He could have a nice game this week against the Huskies. Look for Stanback to reach value this week.
1) WR Deante Gray, TCU vs. West Virginia ($5200)
Gray dropped 165 yards and two scores on Texas Tech last week and could find more success this week against West Virginia. His value really shoots up if Josh Doctson is unable to play this week.
2) WR Mario Alford, West Virginia vs. TCU ($5600)
Alford had 136 yards and a score last week and could see plenty of targets against TCU. This game could be a track meet, with both teams throwing the ball often. Look for Alford to have a solid afternoon.
3) WR Tyler Boyd, Pitt vs. Duke ($5800)
Boyd is having a decent season and his upside is too good to pass on in this game. He could easily have a big week and his price is very appealing. Look for Boyd to show up this week.
1) TE Blake Bell, Oklahoma vs. Iowa State ($2600)
Bell scored in his last game and is worth a look at this price.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Kent Myers, Utah State vs. Hawaii ($4700)
With the top three QB’s on the roster all hurt, Myers will get the start this week against Hawaii. He looks to be a dual threat kid who has some upside at near minimum price.
1) RB Brian Hill, Wyoming vs. Fresno State ($5400)
Hill ran for 128 yards and two scores last week after Shaun Wick left with an injury. Wick is out at least three weeks, so insert Hill into your lineups now!
2) RB Tarean Folston, Notre Dame vs. Navy ($4800)
Floston is averaging 109 yards rushing and a score in the last two games and appears to be the main man in the Irish backfield. He could easily reach value this week and appears to be a nice punt option at the RB position.
3) RB Cameron Artis-Payne, Auburn vs. Ole Miss ($4700)
Match up be damned here. I don’t care how good the Ole Miss defense is, getting Artis-Payne for $4700 is too good to pass up. The Auburn ground game is close to unstoppable and Artis-Payne could easily hit the 100-yard mark and add a score.
1) WR Josh Harper, Fresno State vs. Wyoming ($5800)
Harper could have a big night against Wyoming. He appears to be a bit under priced this week and looks like a very nice value play. Look for Harper to find the end zone for the third straight game.
2) WR Dwayne Stanford, Oregon vs. Stanford ($4000)
Stanford has become more involved in the Oregon passing game over the past four contests and could make for a solid punt play this week. He is an excellent red-zone option because of his size.
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