December 26 CFB DFS Picks: Built Isaiah Ford Tough
Welcome to Saturday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “RealestChrisKay” and “TheNumbersGuy.” Each week we break down the largest college football slates to give you the best top, value, and cheap plays based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.
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*Rankings are out of a possible 128 schools
**Advanced statistics courtesy of Football Outsiders (updated as of 12/5/15)
***Target statistics courtesy of NCAA Savant
Connecticut vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg Bowl
Connecticut Team Total: 19.5
Def. Rushing S&P+: 52
Def. Passing S&P+: 39
Def. IsoPPP+: 43
Marshall Team Total: 24.5
Def. Rushing S&P+: 84
Def. Passing S&P+: 35
Def. IsoPPP+: 42
This game is only available on DraftDay, and you can only choose from Connecticut players. Given the fact that Connecticut has the lowest team total in this slate (19.5 points) by a decent margin, it’s fair to say that they’re mostly irrelevant for DFS purposes come Saturday. Bryant Shirreffs has some punt potential since he’s minimum priced on that site and he has some upside due to his solid usage on the ground, but he’s not a very productive quarterback. He’s only in play in multi-entry tournaments. If pursuing a punt option at the quarterback position in cash games, a player like Michael Brewer, who’s playing for a team with a much higher total and a favorable matchup, makes more sense in that format.