October 24 CFB DFS Early Slate: Let us Falking Re-Ward You
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
Greg Ward Jr. (Houston at UCF) and Seth Russell (Baylor vs Iowa State) represent our top two options for the early slate. Both are very expensive, but they give you a high floor with productivity, even when games turn into blowouts.
Greg Ward Jr. is having a fantastic season, but nobody outside of fantasy college football knows about it. He’s averaging 254 yards and 1.5 touchdowns through the air this season, but his rushing stats make him an elite option week in and week out. His 105 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game rank him amongst the best runners in the country, yet he’s Houston’s quarterback. Ward has an optimal matchup through the air (UCF ranks 105th in passing S&P+/98th IsoPPP+) making him our favorite at the position, especially since he provides some salary relief when compared to Russell.