September 26 CFB DFS Picks (Early Slate): You’re My Boy-kin!
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
Before we dive into the top quarterbacks of the slate, we want to stress how important it is to pay up for the quarterback position (or one of the two on a two-quarterback site) Saturday. The pricing around the industry has softened enough to be able to fit a star quarterback without crippling your roster. The three quarterbacks listed below (Trevon Boykin, Matt Johnson, and Seth Russell) all have ridiculous upside with a high floor. When discussing them, we are splitting hairs as all three are worthy of the top spot.
Trevone Boykin (TCU at Texas Tech) is one of a few superstar quarterbacks playing Saturday and he’s the one we’ll be trying to fit into every lineup format. This TCU vs. Texas Tech game has the most potential to get wild with a total of almost 80 and both teams ranking inside the top 20 in terms of adjusted pace numbers (TCU – 17th; Texas Tech – 19th). Naturally, you want to target the best player on the field in terms of high potential with the ability to put the football in the end zone. Boykin is your man. In TCU’s two FBS games this season, he has scored 80% of the Horned Frogs 10 touchdowns (six passing; two rushing), while averaging 36 passing attempts and almost 15 rushing attempts per game. This is not a recent trend. As the 2014 season concluded, Boykin found himself with a ridiculous 63 percent market share of TCU’s offensive touchdowns against FBS opponents. With an implied team total of 43.5, it’s hard not to like Boykin against the 114th ranked defensive S&P+ team from last season.