TGIT. Has anyone ever muttered, “Thank God it’s Tuesday?” If not, I’ll be the first. For those outside the realm of daily fantasy sports, it’s your average Tuesday. For those of us that got slaughtered by Colin Kaepernick, Eli Manning and Marshawn Lynch, it’s the beginning of a salvation week.
Aside from the Thursday NFL contests, the quickest way to hop back on the profit train is college football. LuDawgs CFB expert, Chris Kay, has already gotten you started, but I’m going to add some meat to the bone.
This week’s slate of games features what appears to be some good ole fashioned shootouts, most notably Cal/Oregon, Oregon State/Colorado and Arizona/Washington. However, I’m going to lead you off the board a little bit, to the land of GPP QB/WR combos. The following combinations are my favorite three, and should be a low percentage owned in your guaranteed prize pool games this weekend.
Without further ado….
1) Brandon Connette and Jamison Crowder
This is my least favorite combo, but one that should be mentioned. Connette and Crowder just finished up a shootout at home with Pitt in a game that featured a lot of passing. Yes, Connette threw four interceptions, but he also threw four touchdown passes. Duke is a 10.5 point favorite at home against Troy, a team that just got beat by 55 points. Crowder is, and has been a stud, and as long as they’re throwing the football, he’ll be the main target for the Blue Devils. His price has gone up just a tad after finally finding the end zone last week, but I could see this combo hooking up for a pair of touchdowns against Troy.
2) James Franklin and Dorial Green-Beckham
If you don’t recall, Green-Beckham was one of the biggest recruits in the country a few years ago, and he’s finally starting to show why. Last week in a 45-point effort against Indiana, this pair hooked up 8 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. The great thing is, despite the great game, their prices stayed relatively the same. Not only is Franklin a threat to throw for a couple touchdowns, he can also impact the game on the ground. Everyone loves dual threat quarterbacks, so why not run him out there? His completion percentage is up 8 points from an injury-plagued season a year ago, and Missouri is looking to keep rolling.
3) Keith Price and Jaydon Mickens
When most people think of the Washington Huskie’s offense, Bishop Sankey is the first thing on their mind, and rightfully so. However, Keith Price is playing really well, and in my opinion is an underrated quarterback for a Top 25 team. This matchup seems to feature Kadeem Carey and Bishop Sankey, and although it’s the riskiest of the combinations, it could have the largest upside. If Arizona decides to stack the box to keep Sankey from beating them, look for Price and Mickens to hook up. In three games the two have hooked up 20 times, and that’s including an incredible shortened workload after blowing out Idaho State last week. Both will play all four quarters this week, and both will produce.
After a week mired in blowouts, injuries and a terrible slate of games, Week 5 seems very promising. There are plenty of suitable matchups, and many options for all of your guaranteed games, and head to head cash games. These three combinations should be a little bit lower on the radar of most DFS players, and could help you score big.
Stay tuned for more articles from Chris Kay on CFB, and be sure to check out the CFB Daily Fantasy thread in the forum!