There’s plenty of college football action to go around this Saturday, and FantasyAces has a nice slate for their daily fantasy contests. Here’s the highest projected scoring games of the weekend; you’d be wise to go through these with a fine-tooth comb, and derive some fantasy value plays along the way:
- Auburn @ Georgia: 69 total points
- Pittsburgh @ N Carolina: 68 total points
- Rice @ Marshall: 64.5 total points
- Florida State @ Miami: 62 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: Trevone Boykin – TCU – $6,450
I understand Marcus Mariota is the Heisman frontrunner, but it’s about time Boykin at least joins the conversation. He’s on fire right now, even if you throw out an unreal 400+ yard, 7 TD performance three weeks ago. He’s running the ball more (172 yards, 4 TD in the past two games), and that’s probably the most encouraging part of his fantasy appeal. I’d be surprised if he didn’t rack up 4 total TD’s against a Kansas defense that ranks second-to-last in the Big 12.
Also Consider: Nick Marshall – AUB – $6,000 & Rakeem Cato – MSH – $5,400
Last week’s top play, Nick Marshall, also carries some credence this time around. As pointed out above, Auburn-Georgia is one of the highest projected scoring games of the day, and Marshall should rack up plenty of yards (and TDs) with his dual-threat ability … Rakeem Cato started the season off slow, but he’s picking up steam. He hardly ever has a “down week,” and the Thundering Herd may be relying on him a bit more with their star RB, Devon Johnson, banged up.
Top Play: James Conner – PITT – $5,900
Conner has been a beast this season, and this is one of his better matchups to date. North Carolina ranks 104th in rushing yards allowed, and they’ve given up some massive outings to RB’s with less talent than Conner. Pitt’s workhorse has 8 TD’s in the past three games, and I’m expecting that pace to continue.
Also Consider: Jay Ajayi – BOI – $5,900 & Mark Weisman – IOWA – $5,050
You can count on Jay Ajayi nearly every week when Boise takes on a MWC opponent. He’s racked up 100+ yards and 2+ TD’s in four straight contests, not including significant totals in the passing game as well … There’s nothing flashy about Weisman’s hard-nosed running game, but style points aren’t credited to your fantasy total. Illinois ranks 124th (of 128) against the run, and Weisman has posted 10 TDs in his last five games.
Top Play: Rashad Greene – FSU – $5,700
After being slowed by an injury last month, Greene has finally returned to his top-tier status. He’s easily Jameis Winston’s favorite target, and a potential back-and-forth shootout with Miami bodes well for his fantasy prospects this week.
Also Consider: Tony Lippett – MSU – $5,200 & Michiah Quick – OU – $3,250
It seems like I recommend Lippett practically every week, but I just can’t shy away from the value in this pick. He’s a top-flight WR (arguably the best in the Big Ten), checking in at a mid-level salary. Last week was his first outing without 100+ yards or a TD, but he should get back on track against an unimposing Maryland defense … Michiah Quick has stepped up in place of the injured Sterling Sheperd, receiving 22 targets in the past two games. If Sheperd is out once again, Quick becomes a great play at minimum salary against Texas Tech’s abysmal secondary.
Top Play: Maxx Williams – MIN – $4200
Williams broke out for 3 TD’s last game, yet his price hasn’t budged. That’s the type of desired upside when spending on a TE, and the Gophers will likely be throwing more than usual against Ohio State.
Also Consider: Josiah Price – MSU – $3850
Price is seemingly another fixture in this column, and why not? He’s still cheap, and has caught a touchdown in three of the last four games. I’ll be rolling with Price for value in majority of my FantasyAces lineups.