October 17 CFB DFS Early Slate: Ridley Me This
Welcome to the Saturday 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
***Target statistics courtesy of NCAA Savant
Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech at Kansas) is the most underrated quarterback in the country in our eyes, being deadly through the air (377 yards and 3.17 touchdowns per game) and on the ground (34.17 yards and one touchdown per game) this season. He’s going up against a very bad Kansas defense that is ranked 92nd in passing S&P+ and just gave up 246 yards and four total touchdowns to Seth Russell on 32 touches. Mahomes is averaging 48.5 touches per game, making him quite simply the best quarterback on the board for the early slate.
Joe Hubener (Kansas State vs Oklahoma) is coming off a surprising game against TCU in which he ran for over 100 yards and four touchdowns. In this game against Oklahoma, we expect some of that play making ability on the ground to shine. Oklahoma has a great defense according to all S&P measures, but they did just struggle against Texas and their mobile quarterback, Jerrod Heard. Heard pulled off a 21/115/0 performance in a close win last weekend. Hubener’s potential is big because of his goal line usage, but the lower total for Kansas State this weekend (26) somewhat limits his upside. Therefore, we consider him a great option in cash games and one that will provide you with salary relief.