11/14 CFB DFS: Sony (and) Michel’s College Football Weekend
Welcome to Saturday’s early slate 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 10/31/15)
***Target statistics courtesy of NCAA Savant
Trevone Boykin (TCU vs Kansas) ranks as our top quarterback option (surprise, surprise) when he faces off against Kansas on Saturday. Kansas’ defense ranks 127th in overall defensive S&P+ to go along with 9.4 yards allowed per attempt (highest of the slate) and most passing touchdowns allowed (also the highest of the slate). With that being said, Boykin is clearly the top option. His usage is elite (39.4 passes/11.9 rushing attempts per game) and so is his market share of touchdowns (71.2%). Against Kansas, TCU’s team total is 58. Boykin is best used on DraftDay where there is a salary max ($20,000). His prices on the other three sites are pretty aggressive therefore making them best used in tournaments.
J.T. Barrett (Ohio State at Illinois) is our favorite quarterback option of this slate and while he is projected to score less than Boykin, his value is outstanding. While he didn’t start in week six or seven, he still managed 23 carries for 184 yards and five rushing touchdowns during those two weeks. In his lone start this season (two games ago against Rutgers), he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 78% completion and three passing touchdowns. Against Illinois, we should see him become even more effective. Illinois struggled mightily against Penn State, Wisconsin, UNC and even Middle Tennessee State this season through the air. Illinois is ranked as the 10th best passing S&P+ defense, but it’s hard to ignore them getting lit up this season by those four teams. Barrett will be the first player in our lineups on DraftKings, DraftDay, and Fantasy Aces this weekend.