Now that we have all caught our breath following a wild, exciting weekend of college football, it’s time to turn our attention to Week 2. FantasyAces is rolling out more guaranteed Daily Fantasy College Football contests, highlighted by a $22 entry fee, 100 entry league: paying out $2,000 total with $450 going to the winner (top 15 cash).
Note: Don’t forget about FantasyAces one-week NFL leagues either. They are giving away $1,000 in prizes in their FREE NFL Kickoff contest, so be sure to jump in that (unless you dislike free money). Contests are also posted to win a trip to FantasyAces live $100,000 championship in NewPort Beach, CA. Details can be found here.
If you used the College Fantasy picks outlined in last week’s article, then you probably fielded a cash-inducing lineup at FantasyAces. The “poster-boy” of week 1′s piece, Todd Gurley, ran for 198 yards and 3 total TD’s, while top picks Dak Prescott (284 yds 4 TD) and Rashad Greene (11 rec 203 yds 1 TD) were amongst the top fantasy scorers of their respective positions.
For more general CFB DFS strategy advice on how to get started, check out my “5 Winning Tips” article. Otherwise, enjoy your competitive advantage over other FantasyAces players by reading the Daily Fantasy College Football Week 2 picks and recommendations. Let’s try to keep this train rolling for week #2!
Top Play: Dak Prescott – MSST – $5,700
I mentioned Prescott as a top play last Saturday, and he came through with 284 yards and 4 TD’s in only 3 quarters of action (due to the blowout). He’s in a very similar position this time around, with a cushy matchup against UAB. I’m expecting Prescott to at least replicate last week’s numbers, and possibly exceed them if UAB can keep Mississippi State pressing late into the game.
Also Consider: Taylor Kelly – ASU – $5,500 and Jacoby Brissett - NCST – $5,100
Taylor Kelly is a top-tier fantasy QB every week, and he’s a great value as the 19th most expensive signal caller. A risk comes in the form of a likely blowout, but Kelly could easily get his numbers before the starters get pulled … Brissett’s stat line (291 pass yds, 3 TD’s) looked much better than his actual performance last week, but he finished the game on an encouraging note to give NC State a win. He is the clear top playmaker for this team, getting plenty of chances to post another fantasy-friendly gem vs Old Dominion.
Top Play: D.J. Foster – ASU – $5,200
Foster may be the best fantasy RB in this week’s slate, yet eight others are ranked ahead of him in terms of salary. A combination of his price and expected production against a lackluster New Mexico defense makes him the closest thing to a “must play” in all CFB contests at FantasyAces.
Also Consider: Storm Woods – ORST – $4,400 and Kelvin Taylor – FLA – $4,700
Kelvin Taylor will likely assuming the primary RB duties for a Florida team that squares off against Eastern Michigan’s 124th ranked rush defense (2013) … Storm Woods makes for a sneaky value play, given his ability to run and catch the ball out of the backfield against an unimposing Hawaii defense.
Top Play: Jamison Crowder – DUK – $5,800
Crowder is priced as the #1 receiver, but rightfully so. Some elite wide outs come and go as the season churns on, but Crowder is remarkably consistent, regardless if the Blue Devils are taking on a cupcake or juggernaut. Paying a little more for that type of reliability at the WR position is a shrewd move.
Also Consider: Jaelen Strong – ASU – $5,500 and Jared Dangerfield – WKY – $4,800
Hitting the trifecta of Arizona State recommendations is Jaelen Strong. He was targeted 14 times for 10 rec, 146 yards in only one half of play last week (blowout). Imagine the type of numbers he can rack up if New Mexico keeps this game relatively close … Jared Dangerfield is a somewhat-sneaky option that may fly under the radar for mid-major Western Kentucky. He appears to be the favorite target in WKU’s rejuvenated pass-happy attack, and his 6’3″ frame makes him a dangerous (no pun intended) red zone threat.
Top Play: Connor Hamlett - ORST – $3,700
He is essentially the go-to receiver for Oregon State right now, which makes him undisputedly the best “per dollar” TE on the board. Earlier, I mentioned DJ Foster as a the #1 must play option, and now Hamlett checks in at a close 2nd.
Also Consider: Mitchell Henry – WKY – $3,850 and Jake Duzey - IOW – $3,500
Mitchell Henry was a cheap TE option I mentioned last week, and I like him again given Western Kentucky’s emphasis on the short passing game … Jake Duzey received 8 targets (7 receptions) for Iowa last week, and the Hawkeyes conventional offense should look his way some more in a tight game vs Northen Illinois on Saturday.