As a college fantasy football enthusiast addict, there’s nothing I enjoy seeing more than an obnoxiously high over/under. I live for the 70-67 four overtime Pac-12 shootout. I prefer games that closely resemble NCAA 14 on Playstation. After all, more points equals more fantasy goodness, and we have a few games that serve as metaphorical “fantasy gift baskets” offering up an abundance of statistical potential this weekend:
- Old Dominion @ Western Kentucky: 77 total points
- Arizona @ Washington State: 72 total points
- Texas Tech @ TCU: 71.5 total points
- UCLA @ Colorado: 69 total points
- South Carolina @ Auburn: 65.5 total points
You’ll find top plays and considerations littered throughout this article, and a sizeable chunk of them come from these five games. You can sift through the FantasyAces player pool for days, but be sure to keep these high-scoring affairs in mind, especially a likely back and forth battle between Arizona-Washington State.
The usual featured FantasyAces daily fantasy college football contest is on tap for this weekend, including $1,500 in payouts, with $375 going to 1st, and only $22 to join (75 entries, top 10 paid). On top of that FantasyAces is hosting a smaller version of a “top 10 contest” with a modest $5.50 buy-in. As always, 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: Dak Prescott – MSST – $6,100
Here we go again. Prescott has been a fantasy goldmine this season, averaging a consistent, yet staggering 39 fppg. He is the de facto No. 1 fantasy option on the board, yet his price suggests he’s a good, but not great QB. Take advantage of that value! Prescott and the top-ranked Bulldogs will face a Kentucky team recently trounced by LSU. 300+ total yards and 5 total TD’s is not out of the question.
Also Consider: Anu Soloman – ARIZ – $5,600 & Tyler Swoopes – TEX – $5,100
As I mentioned earlier, Arizona-Washington State is projected as the 2nd highest scoring game of the day, and you’d be wise to roster several players from this shootout. I’m expecting the Wildcats to rely heavily on Soloman, especially with injury concerns at RB … Tyler Swoopes has quietly emerged as a fantasy star, piling up 34 fantasy points apiece in the last two games. The matchup against Kansas State can be classified as mediocre, but I’m expecting Swoopes’ dual-threat ability to inspire another quality stat line.
Top Play: David Cobb – MINN – $5,700
Illinois ranks No. 126 against the run. Yeah, 1-2-6 … as in third to last. Cobb is a workhorse back that regularly sees 25-30 carries per game. He has two 200+ yard outings this season (just missing a third last week), and the setting seems right for another monster effort on Saturday.
Also Consider: Leon Allen – WKU – $5,300 & Devontae Booker $5,000
The Hilltoppers are sitting at 10 point favorites in this highest projected scoring game of the day. Allen looked good last time around after sustaining an injury the week before. I’m expecting him to tear apart Old Dominion’s 124th-ranked rushing defense … Devontae Booker has transformed into a beast as of late, averaging 30 carries, 188 yards, and 2 TD’s in the past three games. The matchup against USC isn’t ideal, but Booker should enjoy heavy volume and numerous red-zone opportunities with the Utes passing attack in flux.
Top Play: Kevin White – WVU – $5,900
Here we go again: Part II. White was listed as the top WR selection last week, and I like him even more against Oklahoma State’s No. 115 pass defense. The Cowboys gave up 225 yards and 2 TD’s to TCU’s big play receiver Josh Doctson. No disrespect to Doctson, but Kevin White is in a different class, as Oklahoma State is about to find out.
Also Consider: Tony Lippett – MSU – $5,250 & D’haquille Williams $4,950
Lippett is a top-flight wide receiver priced alongside some mid-range fillers. He has racked up 100+ yards or a touchdown in every game this season, and I’m guessing the Spartans will lean heavily on their top playmaker in this keystone rivalry game … D’haquille Williams is far and away Auburn’s best wide receiver. The only problem has come in the form of inactivity during blowout wins. The matchup against South Carolina should be competitive enough to keep Williams involved, and South Carolina’s 96th-ranked pass defense is very exploitable.
Top Play: Mitchell Henry – WKU – $4,300
Mitchell Henry (be sure to select him and not Hunter Henry) is the premium TE pick, given his role in the WKU west-coast passing attack and playing in the highest projected scoring game of the day.
Also Consider: Jerred Gipson – NEV – $3,650
Gipson is a cheap, boom or bust option that provides valuable salary relief. He has traded solid outings with some duds in recent weeks, but he has displayed 20+ point upside in the process: something worth a roll of the dice in this desolate TE player pool.