Last week, I pointed out how five games had a projected total of 70+ points. This week, there’s only one. Still, I’m seeing a ton of matchup potential within these games, and there’s plenty of fantasy goodness to go around. The highest projected scoring games to sift for fantasy gold include:
- Baylor @ Oklahoma: 73 total points
- Colorado @ Arizona: 69 total points
- Texas A&M @ Auburn: 67 total points
- Washington State @ Oregon State: 63 total points
- Boise State @ New Mexico: 63 total points
As you’ll find out below, at least one player from each of these games is highlighted as a recommendation. There are a lot of different routes you can take when constructing your FantasyAces lineups this weekend, but these guys serve as the cream of the crop …
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Otherwise, head over to FantasyAces.com, click on one of their CFB Contests, and follow along as I outline the top plays to inspire a cash-inducing lineup:
Top Play: Nick Marshall – AUB – $5,950
Marshall has been an undisputed fantasy beast lately, accounting for 14 TD’s in the past four games. He posted 36 fantasy points (4 total TD’s) on one of the SEC’s best defenses (Ole Miss) last weekend. Now he takes on a floundering Texas A&M team that ranks second-to-last in the conference for total yards allowed. You better believe Marshall will be in my FantasyAces lineups on Saturday.
Also Consider: Anu Soloman – ARI – $5,550 & Luke Falk – WSU – $3,250
Soloman was terrible last game, but I really like him for a bounce-back effort at home vs. Colorado. The Freshman is prone to a disappointing performance here and there, but he also loves to beat up on bad defenses. Colorado would qualify as such … Falk is the No. 1 value play this Saturday, taking over Washington State’s starting QB duties. Wazzu’s “air-raid attack” gives the quarterback an excellent chance to pile up stats, and Falk proved himself capable by throwing for 370 yards and 1 TD off the bench last week.
Top Play: Devon Johnson – MSH – $5,550
The 250 pound running back fully encapsulates the “Thundering Herd” team nickname. He’s averaging 31 fantasy points on the season, which is neck-and-neck with top overall RB Melvin Gordon (33 fppg). Still, Johnson comes at a sizable discount, especially when considering he could be the top scoring RB against a non-threatening Southern Miss defense.
Also Consider: Jay Ajayi – BOI – $5,750 & Corey Clement – WIS – $4,850
Ajayi is another guy who could boast top-flight 30+ FP numbers without completely breaking the bank. He has accounted for 7 TD’s in the past three games, and he’ll likely get a couple more (at least) against New Mexico’s 124th-ranked rush defense … Even though he’s listed as a backup, Clement should see plenty of carries in what could literally be a runaway game against Purdue: 100+ yards and 1-2 TD’s seems fully attainable.
Top Play: Nelson Spruce – COL – $5,650
He’s back! After a few uninspiring performances, Spruce got back on track with a 13 reception 137-yard performance last week. He was targeted a whopping 17 times in that contest, and I’m expecting that theme to resonate in one of the highest scoring games of the day.
Also Consider: Corey Coleman – BAY – $5,250 & Tony Lippett – MSU – $5,200
Selecting the correct Baylor receiver can be difficult at times, but Coleman poses the best combination of price/upside of the bunch. He’s hauled in 16 catches for 388 yards and 5 TD’s in the past three games, and the Bears will need to air it when trying to keep pace with Oklahoma … Lippett comes in with four straight games of 100+ yards receiving, and most of those came in blowout wins. The Spartans may need to lean on their top playmaker even more in a tightly contested battle with Ohio State.
Top Play: Nick O’Leary – FSU – $4200
I don’t see much reason to “pay up” for an expensive TE this week. However, if you have the cap space to make that happen, you might as well go with a guy who can realistically give you 80+ yards and 1-2 TD’s. Of course, he very easily could post a 2-25 line as well.
Also Consider: Josiah Price – MSU – $3850
I really like Price as a cheap option. He has 4 TD’s on the season, and MSU may be throwing the ball a little more than usual against Ohio State. Aside from the aforementioned Tony Lippett, Price is the most viable receiving target for Sparty.