It’s Championship Week in college football, and even though there are fewer games on the slate, there’s no shortage of high-scoring affairs. Here are the highest projected scoring games of the weekend, and you should pay close attention to these contests when assembling your FantasyAces daily fantasy college football lineup:
- Iowa State @ TCU: 69 Total Points
- Kansas State @ Baylor: 69 Total Points
- Louisiana Tech vs Marshall: 69 Total Points
- Fresno State @ Boise State: 69 Total Points
- Florida State vs Georgia Tech: 61 Total Points
As you’ll find out below, these games serve as the focal point for majority of the recommended plays. 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 – $6,000
TCU is favored by 30+ in this game, and they’ll need some “style points” to remain in CFB Playoff contention. I’m expecting the Horned Frogs to hold the throttle down against Iowa State’s abysmal 123rd-ranked defense, making Boykin an easy top play selection at QB. He’s the first name I’m clicking into my FantasyAces lineup.
Also Consider: Grant Hedrick – BOI – $5,200 & Jake Waters – KSU – $5,350
Fresno State’s defense has been terrible all season (ranked 115th), and Hedrick has posted some huge games against weaker MWC opponents. That includes a solid 27 FP outing vs Fresno in October, and he’s displayed 40-50+ FP upside since then.
The Kansas State-Baylor game figures to be a back-and-forth high scoring affair, and the Wildcats will lean heavily on their star QB to keep pace. Waters has accounted for 9 TD’s in the past three games, and he’ll have plenty of opportunities to improve upon that total on Saturday.
Top Play: Jay Ajayi – BOI – $6,100
So I already mentioned that Fresno State’s defense is atrocious. Most of that comes from their susceptibility to the run, ranking 112th in that category. Ajayi is one of the best RBs in the country, and he posted nearly 200 total yards (2 TDs) vs Fresno in their first meeting. He’s a safe bet to churn out a similar performance this time around.
Also Consider: Samaje Perine – OU – $4,700 & Kenneth Dixon – $5,150
Even though Perine broke the NCAA single-game rushing record two weeks ago, his price remains unchanged. Jump on it! He should be a fantastic option against Oklahoma State’s unimposing defense. It appears that Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight won’t play in this game, so the Sooners are expected to lean heavily on Perine and the running game.
Kenneth Dixon is the top playmaker for Louisiana Tech, having accounted for 7 TDs in the past four outings. He’s heavily involved in the offense both running and catching the ball out of the backfield. Expect LaTech to feed him the ball early and often to establish a rhythm on offense.
Top Play: Tyler Lockett – KSU – $5,800
In reality, this top play selection was a coin flip between Lockett and Amari Cooper. Ultimately, I chose Lockett for a slightly cheaper price, given he’s playing in a faster-paced and likely higher-scoring game. He has 4 receiving TDs in the past three, accumulating 409 yards along the way. As I suggested in the QB write-ups above, the Wildcats will need the Waters-Lockett connection if they have a chance at winning this game.
Also Consider: Tommy Shuler – MSH – $4,900 & Trent Taylor – LT – $4,400
Tommy Shuler is finally starting to come to life, notching back-to-back 10 reception, 100+ yard, 1 TD games. I’m expecting the high number of targets to carry into this matchup with LaTech, especially considering Marshall’s starting RB is banged up (opening the door for more pass attempts).
Trent Taylor is a sneaky WR pick this week. He posted a season-high 9 rec, 113 yards, 3 TDs last time out, and the Bulldogs will likely take to the air in hopes to keep up with Marshall.
Top Play: Nick O’Leary – FSU – $4,200
O’Leary is the best TE in this slate, so if you are “paying up” at the position, he’s your guy. He has caught 3 TDs in the past two weeks, and an average of 7 targets in the past three suggests reasonably high volume for a TE.
Also Consider: Jake Roh – BOI – $3,800
Diving further into the bargain bin, we find Jake Roh. He has been hit or miss throughout most of the season, but as mentioned above, Fresno’s defense will allow quite a few points in this one. Out of all the value TEs, Roh has the greatest probability of reaching the end zone.