Another week, another great opportunity to win some cash by playing daily fantasy college football at FantasyAces. The top player picks (along with some sneaky options) are listed below. However, as I have been doing in every article, we’ll first take a look at which games offer up the most fantasy potential (as guided by the highest listed over/unders):
- BYU @ California – Total Points: 72
- NC State @ North Carolina – Total Points: 69
- Oregon @ Oregon State – Total Points: 67
- Georgia Tech @ Georgia – Total Points: 66
- Washington @ Washington State – Total Points: 65
As you’ll find out below, these games serve as the focal point for majority of the recommended plays. There’s 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:
A featured FantasyAces daily fantasy college football contest is on tap for this weekend, including $500 in payouts, with $125 going to 1st, and only $11 to join (50 entries, top 10 paid). On top of that, the lobby is chalk-full of traditional head-to-heads and 50/50 leagues for a fun and lucrative opportunity.
Note: Don’t forget about FantasyAces one-week NFL leagues either. Along with a wide-array of tournaments throughout all buy-in levels ($1, $11, $22+), qualifiers for FantasyAces live $100,000 championship in NewPort Beach, CA have also been posted. Full details on the live event can be found here.
For more general CFB DFS strategy advice, check out the 5 Winning Tips article. It includes an introduction to the daily fantasy concept, along with general hints on how to get started playing daily fantasy college football.
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: J.T. Barrett – OSU – $6,250
You could easily make a case for Barrett as the top overall fantasy QB this week, regardless of price. His salary on FantasyAces suggests he’s No. 4, and this salary comes at a steep discount to Marcus Mariota’s colossal $7,100 tag. Take the savings and roll with Barrett at your QB1 spot, as he should have no problems at home against Michigan’s defense. Even if he does, Barrett proved he can have an “off-game” and still post a solid 30+ FP line (like last week).
Also Consider: Christian Stewart – BYU – $5,350 & Joshua Dobbs – TEN – $5,200
Cal’s pass defense is atrocious, ranked 127th in the country. Stewart has proven himself capable ever since taking over the starting job, and this expected back-and-forth shootout represents his best matchup to date … In his first two games as a starter, Dobbs posted 56 and 38 fantasy points respectively. He encountered a speed bump last week, but Vandy’s generous defense should help him get back on track.
Top Play: Tevin Coleman – IU – $6,100
Coleman has been running straight through difficult matchups (228 yds, 3 TD’s vs Ohio State), and he finally gets a favorable draw against Purdue. The Boilermakers rank 95th against the run, and we can expect a high allotment of carries for Coleman, serving as Indiana’s only legitimate offensive weapon.
Also Consider: Nick Chubb – UGA – $5,650 & Devin Chafin – BAY – $4,650
With Todd Gurley unfortunately out for the season, Chubb resumes his “workhorse” role for the Bulldogs. We can expect him to get 20-30+ touches in this game, and he’ll make the most of them against a Georgia Tech team coughing up 5 yards per carry (ranked 100th) … Devin Chafin is a sneaky play, as he’s been getting substantial carries (and goal-line work) for Baylor. He has scored 5 TD’s in the past two, and the Bears will have plenty of red-zone opportunities vs Texas Tech’s soft defense.
Top Play: Kevin White – WVU – $5,650
Selecting a top receiver each week is difficult, as you could realistically put 5-8 other guys in this spot. However, I chose White, and here’s why: 1) He’s reasonably priced compared to other premium options. 2) He’s playing in one of the highest projected scoring games of the day. 3) Iowa State ranks 106th at defending the pass.
Also Consider: Mitch Mathews – BYU – $5,200 & Jakeem Grant – TT – $4,700
Mitch Mathews is BYU’s leading receiver, and pairing him with Christian Stewart (mentioned above) may be a good strategy. After all, the Cougars will face off against Cal’s abysmal pass defense … Texas Tech loves to pass the ball as is, but they’ll do so even more while trying to keep pace with Baylor. The Red Raiders love to get Grant involved in the short-passing game, and he’ll get plenty of targets in this one.
Top Play: Clive Walford – MIA – $4,100
I believe I mentioned this last week, but it’s worth repeating: Clive Walford is one of the best (if not the best) TE in college football, yet 11 others have a higher price tag on FantasyAces. He’s eclipsed the 100 yard mark in two straight contests, and hauled in 4 TDs over the past four games. Lock him in.
Also Consider: Gerald Christian – LOU – $3,900
Christian is more of a speculative play at a marginally lower price than Walford. He has been pretty “hit or miss” this season, but Louisville loves to target him around the goal-line. I’m expecting the Cardinals to make several trips to the red-zone vs Kentucky’s unimposing defense, so maybe the big TE can snag a score or two.