We have just a few more chances for big slates of College Football DFS action, including this Saturday’s main slate. There are 11 games to breakdown for this week – six in the early window and five late afternoon contests – and there is plenty of value to be find among the plethora of options at each position.
The game lines run the gamut from projected low-scoring affairs to potential shootouts. Here they are for your reference.
- Florida Gators @ Florida State Seminoles, +7, 52
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ Georgia Bulldogs, -17, 59.5
- Baylor Bears @ Texas Tech Red Raiders, +5, 64
- Syracuse Orange @ Boston College Eagles, -6.5, 58.5
- Purdue Boilermakers @ Indiana Hoosiers, +4, 64.5
- Michigan Wolverines @ Ohio State Buckeyes, +4.5, 56
- Auburn Tigers @ Alabama Crimson Tide, -24.5, 57
- Arizona State Sun Devils @ Arizona Wildcats, +2, 64.5
- Pitt Panthers @ Miami Hurricanes, -4.5, 47
- Maryland Terrapins @ Penn State Nittany Lions, -13.5, 52.5
- Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Wisconsin Badgers, -10.5, 53.5
The three contests with projected totals of greater than 60 points will naturally attract the most attention for DFS purposes, but there are a slew of appealing plays in the other contests as well. While several games involve schools with lots to play for, we can’t say the same for others on the docket.
However, the players in those contests have plenty to shoot for, especially the underclassmen who are looking to further establish themselves in the pecking order of their squads. This will be the last chance for some of these players to provide game film heading into 2019, and you can be certain they’ll be dying to make a huge impression.
While we will undoubtedly see more college DFS offerings throughout Bowl season, this week and next week mark our last chances for a jam-packed slate. As has been the rule for the return of CFB DFS to DraftKings, salaries remain tight. That naturally makes lineup building a bit on the challenging side, but therein lays the opportunity.
Those who do their homework can reap the rewards once the final whistle of the slate blows. Let’s take a look at some of the players that we really like at each position for our Week 13 lineups.
QB: Charlie Brewer – Baylor Bears ($6.6k)
The Bears game versus Texas Tech featured a projected total of 64 points, so there could be a shootout a brewing. As a result, we will certainly consider the signal callers from this contest. Charlie Brewer is averaging 19.2 fantasy points per game on the season, and he’s in a good spot to produce against the high-powered Red Raiders.
Baylor needs the win to secure Bowl eligibility, so there’s a ton of motivation for the squad. If we add in the fact that Brewer’s low price provides us with some much-needed flexibility for the rest of our lineups, he looks to be an appealing choice in Week 13.
RB: Karan Higdon – Michigan Wolverines ($7.7k)
This is Michigan’s best shot to get the Ohio State monkey off of their backs in the Jim Harbaugh era. That coincides with the fact that this is the finest Wolverines squad of his tenure, and the fact that there are chinks in the Buckeyes armor. Michigan is a 4.5-point road favorite, and the pressure is on them to deliver and make it to next week’s Big Ten title game versus Northwestern.
Karan Higdon has been a big cog in the Michigan engine throughout the season, and we can expect him to be a huge part of this week’s game plan. He’s averaging a solid 20.5 points on the season, and we’ll be looking for him to deliver that and then some in a game with massive ramifications.
RB: Stevie Scott – Indiana Hoosiers ($7.0k)
The Purdue-Indiana game is an intriguing one for DFS purposes, as there are skill position players that can make some noise on both sidelines. Freshman Indian running back Stevie Scott is one of them, as he is having himself an absolutely stellar season – 208/1,033/10. He is well on his way to becoming a star in the world of college football, and the future looks bright for the Hoosiers backfield as a result.
Scott is averaging 18 fantasy points per game, he’s riding a four-game touchdown scoring streak, and he has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in three of his last four. We’ll be looking for him to put a big exclamation point on 2018 this Saturday.
WR: Rondale Moore – Purdue Boilermakers ($8.7k)
The Boilermakers also bring an electrifying freshman to the table in the form of wideout Rondale Moore. Simply put, he is a game changer that can reach paydirt just about anytime the ball is placed in his hands. Moore has 11 total touchdowns on the season, and he has hauled in 91 balls for 1,023 yards thus far.
Moore had a monster game last week versus Wisconsin – 114 receiving yards, two scores, and 38.1 fantasy points – and he has seven games with a t least 20 fantasy points on his 2018 resume. He’s another player who we are targeting for an explosive outing to serve as a preview of 2019.
WR: Mecole Hardman – Georgia Bulldogs ($4.4k)
We have spent up to secure the studs at RB and WR that we want to include in our lineups, so that naturally means we are going to have to save some coin elsewhere. We’re zeroing in on some low-cost pass catching options as a result, starting with the leading receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs. Mecole Hardman has hauled in 31 balls for 475 yards and five scores on the season.
He’s averaging just 10.9 points per contest, but he has at least reached double digits in five of his contests this season. He’s not a player that’s going to deliver you a stellar return, but he’s a safe enough choice that allows you to pay up elsewhere. As an added bonus, he does have the talent to deliver a larger return if Georgia decides to air it out more than normal.
WR: Chris Platt – Baylor Bears ($4.0k)
We’ve already covered the appeal of Baylor signal caller Charlie Brewer, so we are naturally going to want to try and pair him up with one of his targets. That’s a little challenging with the tight salary cap, as top Bears pass-catching options Jalen Hurd and Denzel Mims check in with salaries of $7,100 and $5,300. However, we can find the team’s third-leading receiver a little further south on the salary chart.
Chris Platt has 29 receptions for 390 yards and one score on the year. That’s obviously not a ton of production, but we’re looking to catch lightning in a bottle so we can fit the aforementioned players that we really want in our Week 13 lineups. There’s plenty of risks here, but a Brewer to Platt TD and a few receptions for decent yardage will make it all worth it.
Flex: Taj Harris – Syracuse Orange ($4.3k)
There’s risk to be found here as well, but Taj Haris is a slightly more consistent option in the Syracuse passing attack. Harris has also hit double digits in fantasy points five times on the season, including in three of his last four. For the season, he has snagged 33 passes for 465 yards and two scores.
One of the bigger knocks against Syracuse this season has been a lack of consistency. They played Clemson tough in the middle of the season and have delivered a number of other stellar efforts along the way, but they had their clocks cleaned last week versus Notre Dame. Boston College is another tough matchup for them, but we like these two rivals to put points on the board this week. Harris is a risky play, but one that can pay dividends.
S-Flex: Shea Patterson – Michigan Wolverines ($7.3k)
We already covered the high stakes of this year’s Michigan-Ohio State game. The winner is going to the Big Ten championship game and will remain alive for a coveted spot in the College Football Playoffs. The loser will still be in line for a primo Bowl game, but they will also face a tough offseason of questions.
Shea Patterson is a transfer quarterback that has proven to be a great fit for the Michigan offense. He faces a daunting stage this week on the road at Ohio State in front of an absolutely jam-packed crowd. We like him to get the job done. In a nutshell, Michigan is playing like a team on the rise, while Ohio State is showing signs that the program’s better days are waning. We’re locking Patterson into our S-Flex spot and looking for a big day out of him and the Wolverines as a whole.
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!