Saturday’s main slate of College Football games on DraftKings kicks off at Noon EST and includes 11 games this week. Six of those contests fall into the early Saturday afternoon window of games, while the remainder kick off at 3:30 PM EST.
As per usual, the folks over at DraftKings have done a fine job selecting an interesting assortment of games. None of this week’s contests have a projected total of less than 52 points, while four of them check in at the magical 60+ point threshold. Here is that quartet of games for your reference.
- Ole Miss Rebels @ Texas A&M Aggies, -11.5, 67
- Navy Midshipmen @ UCF Knights, -25.5, 63
- Washington State Cougars @ Colorado Buffaloes, +6, 60.5
- Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Oklahoma Sooners, -20, 76.5
Unsurprisingly, interest will be high in each of these games for DFS purposes, especially the battle of Oklahoma. However, there is still plenty of value and potential plays to be found in the other seven games on the slate, many of which are among the top games of the day.
For example, the #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs hit the road to take on the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide in a game which will be nationally televised on CBS. Can the Bulldogs possibly slow down the machine that is the Crimson Tide? Or are they merely another speed bump along the way to what looks to be a dominating season for Alabama?
There are appealing plays to be found on both sides in that contest, but there’s naturally blowout risk to account for anytime Alabama is on the docket. A number of other appealing offenses appear on this 11-game slate as well, including the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
In short, there are plenty of choices at each and every position, as well as a number of different ways to approach what looks to be a fun slate of games. Let’s take a look at some of the players that we really like at each position for our Week 11 lineups.
QB: Jordan Ta’Amu – Ole Miss Rebels ($8.0k)
Ole Miss is an also ran in the SEC this season, so senior signal caller Jordan Ta’Amu has flown slightly under the radar. He really shouldn’t be, as he has put together a solid season – 3,001 passing yards, 362 rushing yards, and 21 total touchdowns. For fantasy purposes, that translates into an average output of 29.8 points per contest.
He has another excellent chance to produce this week against the Texas A&M Aggies. The Rebels are currently 11.5-point favorites, so that points to the Ole Miss offense playing from behind. It’s a highly productive unit that can put up points in a hurry, so we could be in line for a shootout.
One note to keep in mind: Ta’Amu injured his ankle last week, but signs point to him being fine for this week. That said, keep your eyes on the news, as injury designations aren’t always so clear cut in College Football.
RB: Trayveon Williams – Texas A&M Aggies ($7.5k)
Sticking with the same contest, junior RB Trayveon Williams has also had himself a fine season, including last week’s stellar outing in which he rushed for 107 yards and two scores, and added on 75 receiving yards and another score for good measure versus the Auburn Tigers.
On the season, Williams has produced a rushing line of 166/931/10 and has also hauled in a total of 22 balls for 257 receiving yards and a score. He’s averaging 24.6 fantasy points per game and has produced 30+ points on four separate occasions, including last week’s 44.2-point outburst.
He comes in at a slight discount to some of the other top backs on the slate, but we’ll gladly take advantage of the slight pricing inefficiency. Williams makes for an excellent building block for your Week 11 lineups.
RB: James Williams – Washington State Cougars ($6.9k)
As a whole, the Washington State Cougars football program is flying somewhat under the radar, in spite of looking like the best team in the Pac-12. The squad has a mark of 8-1 on the year, and it has finally reached the Top 10 in the AP poll. The College Football Playoff committee is showing a little more love with a #8 ranking.
In any event, the Cougars have a productive offense, and junor RB James Williams is a big part of it. He’s a threat on the ground and in the passing attack, and he has produced 11 total touchdowns thus far. Over the past three games, he has a whopping 26 receptions. Naturally, that’s pretty appealing for the full point per reception scoring system on DraftKings.
Williams is averaging 23.1 points per game, and he has an excellent shot at falling in that range in what could be a high scoring game versus the Colorado Buffaloes.
WR: Deebo Samuel – South Carolina Gamecocks ($5.8k)
Talented senior wideout Deebo Samuel has had a pair of poor week in a row. He produced a shade over 10 fantasy points against both Ole Miss and the Tennessee Volunteers, but that was well below his season long average of 15.3 fantasy points per game. He has another tough matchup on his plate this week, as the Gamecocks take a trip to face off with a tough Florida Gators team.
So why are we intrigued by Samuel this week? Three reasons: price, a reeling opponent, and a little contrarian flavor. Samuel is very affordable and fully capable of outperforming his salary. The Gators have lost two in a row and given up 30+ points in both.
His low output in recent games and the matchup are going to scare many off, and that gives us a chance to jump on a potential bounceback game at a low ownership percentage.
WR: Tyron Johnson – Oklahoma State Cowboys ($5.3k)
As we mentioned up above, the battle for Oklahoma has a staggering projected total of 76.5 points. We’re going to want some exposure to this contest. While we can look towards the higher-priced options on the Oklahoma Sooners side, we can also look to find some value on the other side of the aisle with the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Junior wideout Tyron Johnson is the second leading pass catcher for the Cowboys. On the season, he has hauled in 29 passes for 486 yards and four scores. That’s good enough for an average of 11.6 fantasy points per game, but Johnson has produced 15+ points on four separate occasions. We’ll look for him to have another of those bigger outings on Saturday in what should be an entertaining contest.
WR: Dawson Knox- Ole Miss Rebels ($3.3k)
As always, we’re going to need to save some salary somewhere in our lineups. One good place to start looking is among the lower-priced receivers to see if there’s one with a shot at making some noise this weekend. Here’s one that fits the bill, but there’s also the risk that you could find yourself with a big fat zero in your lineups.
Junior tight end Dawson Knox has hauled in 11 passes for 220 yards so far. He’s not a huge factor in the passing game by any means, but he has caught two passes in each of his last three games. If he can do the same thing this week – with one of them going for paydirt, of course – that’ll do us just fine for a low-cost stacking option with Ta’Amu.
Flex: Denzel Mims – Baylor Bears ($5.2k)
Junior wide receiver Denzel Mims has been quiet the past few weeks, but he has several explosive outings on his 2018 resume. That includes an 11-catch outing in Week % versus Oklahoma, which he turned into 114 yards and a score. On the season, he has produced a line of 38/564/5, good enough for an average of 16.3 points per game.
Mims has three outings with 23 points or more, and we like his chances to have another big day here. The Bears are 14.5-point underdogs to the Iowa State Cyclones, so signs point to Baylor airing it out to play catch up. Mims is an intriguing lower-priced wideout who could pay dividends.
S-Flex: Taylor Cornelius – Oklahoma State Cowboys ($7.7k)
For S-Flex, we want some additional exposure to the potential shootout in Oklahoma. While many players will flock to the Sooners’ Kyler Murray – and we certainly won’t blame them for doing so – we’re actually intrigued by the gunslinger on the opposite sideline.
On the season, senior QB Taylor Cornelius has 20 passing touchdowns, seven rushing scores, 2,632 passing yards, and 252 yards on the ground. While he’s not quite as productive as Murray, he’s far from a slouch with an average of 28.6 fantasy points per game.
There’s plenty of different ways to go with this contest, but Murray – $10,800 this week – costs an arm and a leg. Granted, he’s averaging 38.4 points per game, but his high price makes lineup building challenging. We’ll go with Cornelius at a relative discount and look for him to have a big day.
Thanks for reading. We hope we’ve helped you narrow down your list of targets for this week’s featured slate of College Football DFS on DraftKings. Enjoy the games this weekend and best of luck with your lineups!
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