|Daily Blog • October 23, 2014|
A 50-18-4 start to the 2014 season!
Week 9 Surprise College Fantasy Players
QB Chad Voytik, Pittsburgh – Chad Voytik has proven to be a solid dual-threat presence in his first year as a starter for the Panthers with three 195+ passing games and 2 contests of 100+ rushing yards (118, 6.2 last week vs Va Tech). Pitt now takes on a GT defense that struggled last week at UNC (48 pts, 579 yds). With the Yellow Jackets allowing 443 ypg on the road this year, Voytik gets the call in this week’s blog.
QB Driphus Jackson, Rice – Excellent situation here for Jackson against a struggling North Texas defense that’s allowing 516 ypg over their past 3 contests. Jackson is averaging 229 ttl ypg on offense this year including a solid 11-3 ratio. A first 300 yd passing game this year out of Jackson is not out of the realm of possibility here.
QB Andrew Hendrix, Miami (OH) – Despite a 1-7 record on the season, former Notre Dame transfer Andrew Hendrix is putting together a great season for Miami with 5 games of 300+ passing yards and 23 total TD’s on the year (2 pass, 3 rush last week vs NIU). This week they take on a Kent St squad that’s allowing 509 ypg on the road this season. Hendrix should have plenty of chances to surpass the 300 yard barrier for a 6th time in 2014.
RB Ray Lawry, Old Dominion – While ODU is mostly know for their QB play, the running game the past 2 games is commendable with Lawry surpassing the 100 yd plateau in both (248, 8.6, 3 TD). WKU’s rush defense has been destroyed over the past 4 games as they’ve allowed 326 ypg.
RB Nick Hill, Michigan St – The Spartans have a pair of solid RB’s in their stable and while Jeremy Langford continues to lead the team, Nick Hill’s 16 carry, 178 yd outing last week against Indiana will likely get him more touches this weekend against a Michigan squad that surrendered 206 yds on the ground a few weeks back against Minnesota. We expect both Hill and Langford to challenge the 100 yd mark in this one.
RB Shaun Wick, Wyoming – While #2 RB DJ May is expected back for Wyoming this week (260, 2 TD), Shaun Wick’s success so far this year is commendable as he’s rushed for at least 85 yds in each of his past 5 games with a TD scored in all but 1 of those contests. While CSU is off to a 6-1 start, their rush defense has been suspect at times including 324 and 239 yd performances out of Boise and BC respectively.
WR Ajalen Holley, ULM – Despite just 22 catches on the year, Ajalen Holley has made the most out of those chances with a 20.2 avg reception and 2 contests with 100+ yds. The Texas St defense meanwhile is allowing 460 ypg on the road in 2014, an excellent opportunity for Holley and the ULM offense this year.
WR Josh Doctson, TCU – Obviously a 7 catch, 225 yd performance last week against OSU has fantasy owners raising some eyebrows but while it was Doctson’s first receiving game of more that 100 yds this year, he is targeted on a frequent basis with at least 5 catches in every contest this year after the opener. TT’s secondary has allowed an average of 299 ypg in the air over their past 4 games, a clear sign that Doctson and the TCU passing offense are in for a big day.
WR Mike Williams, Clemson – Over Clemson’s past 4 contests Williams has pulled in at least 6 catches and 120+ yds on 3 occasions. This weekend the Tigers take on a Syracuse secondary that has surrendered 362 and 317 yds in the air in 2 of their past 4 games. No matter who lines up under center for Clemson, expect Williams to get an ample share of touches in this one.
Memphis Defense – If you have any opportunity to go against the SMU offense this season, please do so as the Mustangs are averaging just 7 ppg and 249 ypg on the year. In fact, they have failed to score a TD at home thru 3 games this season being outscored by a 155-9 clip. The Memphis defense meanwhile has allowed 354 or less yds in 4 of their 6 contests, a good sign for the Tigers in this one.
Clemson Defense – Since their shootout with UNC 4 gms ago the Clemson defense has allowed an average of 10 ppg and 228 ypg. Their opponent this week is a Syracuse squad that has been hit or miss on offense this year as they’ve been able to surpass the 20 pt mark on just 3 of 7 opportunities in 2014. We expect the CU defense to be the 5th team this season to hold them under that 20 pt mark.
Michigan St Defense – There is no question that Mark Dantonio takes their instate rival very serious as in his 7 previous matchups with Michigan, the Spartans have seen their pts allowed drop each year (28, 21, 17, 14, 12, 6). Will they make it 8 years in a row? Well even if they don’t we expect MSU to keep the Wolverines under their 22 ppg and 340 ypg that they’ve averaged so far in 2014.
CollegeFootballGeek.com’s Daily Fantasy Value Plays of the Week: DraftKings, Week 9
By Todd DeVries & Kevin Mount, CollegeFootballGeek.com
DraftKings has released their Daily Fantasy college football salaries for the week, and the experts at CollegeFootballGeek.com have hunkered down and scoured all of the data to find the best Value Plays on the docket.
These Value Plays are comprised of players poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week. These are the “diamonds in the rough” that your DFS competitors may overlook. They are the difference-makers you need in your lineup to win one of the big DFS contests!
For your convenience, we have broken the picks down by DraftKings contest game set. Best of luck this week!
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VALUE PLAYS: THURSDAY-FRIDAY GAME SET
UCONN @ ECU
Miami @ Virginia Tech
South Florida @ Cincinnati
Troy @ South Alabama
BYU @ Boise State
Oregon @ Cal
The game slate is small, so we are combining positions.
1) QB Christian Stewart, BYU vs. Boise State ($5500)
Stewart threw for over 400 yards and four scores last time out against Nevada and could be in line for another big outing against the Broncos. He appears to be an excellent punt option this week.
2) RB Jay Jones, South Alabama vs. Troy ($4100)
Jones is a pretty consistent performer. He receives a steady dose of carries and comes in at a very low price this week. Jones could easily reach value this week.
3) RB Marlon Mack, South Florida vs. Cincinnati ($5700)
Mack could run all over a miserable Cincinnati defense this week. His appears to be under priced this week considering his upside. Get Mack in your lineups.
4) RB Paul Lasike, BYU vs. Boise State ($4700)
Lasike filled in last week for the injured Jamaal Williams and recorded two scores. He could repeat that performance this week.
5) WR Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State vs. BYU ($4300)
Williams-Rhodes has been extremely productive since Matt Miller was lost for the season and he looks to be way under priced this week. Use this Bronco and stack at other positions.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Connor Cook, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($5600)
Cook has posted consistent numbers this season and still comes in at a lower price. He looks to be a good bet for a couple of scores and a decent yardage total this week.
2) QB Jaquez Johnson, FAU vs. Marshall ($6000)
Johnson recorded five total touchdowns last week and could put up big numbers versus Marshall. Johnson will have to play his best to keep pace with the Marshall offense. He has a high ceiling this week.
1) RB Nick Hill, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($3400)
Hill has scored three times in the past two games and comes in at a bargain price this week. He could reach value easily and looks to be a solid punt option.
2) RB Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State ($4400)
Smallwood played well in relief of Rushel Shell last week and could see a big workload if Shell is unable to go this week. His price is solid and he could hit value pretty easily this week.
3) RB Corey Clement, Wisconsin vs. Maryland ($4600)
Clement could see plenty of action this week against Maryland. The Terrapins rush defense is ranked 102nd in the country and could allow huge rushing totals to the Badgers RB’s.
1) WR De’Runnya Wilson, Miss State vs. Kentucky ($4800)
Wilson has developed into the top receiving target of Dak Prescott. He could do some damage this week against Kentucky.
2) WR John Harris, Texas vs. Kansas State ($5000)
Harris has quietly been putting up solid fantasy numbers this season for Texas. He could continue that trend against Kansas State.
3) WR Jordan Payton, UCLA vs. Colorado ($5700)
Payton could have a big day against a Colorado team that allowed seven passing touchdowns to USC last week. He appears to be slightly under priced this week.
4) WR Stefon Diggs, Maryland vs. Wisconsin ($5500)
Diggs has scored in each of his last three games and is finally starting to live up to his fantasy hype. Look for Diggs to see plenty of targets this week against the Badgers.
1) TE Josiah Price, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($2900)
Price has a nose for the end zone and may find it against versus Michigan.
VALUE PLAYS: SATURDAY (LATE ONLY) GAME SET
1) QB Garrett Grayson, Colorado State vs. Wyoming ($6100)
Grayson could post big passing numbers against Wyoming and easily pay off on his price.
1) RB TJ Yeldon, Alabama vs. Tennessee ($5400)
Yeldon had a huge game last week against Texas A&M and looked spectacular in doing so. That game may have been the springboard to a big second half of the season. Look for TJ to reach value this week.
2) RB Shaun Wick, Wyoming vs. Colorado State ($6000)
Wick looks to be a good bet to cross the 100-yard mark this week against Colorado State. His price is nice and he has a high ceiling this week. Ride this Cowboy in Week Nine.
1) WR Ajalen Holley, La Monroe vs. Texas State ($5200)
Holley has scored four touchdowns in the last three games and could find plenty of open space to operate against Texas State. There could be plenty of points in this contest and Holley could have a big hand in all the fun.
2) WR Richy Turner, Nevada vs. Hawaii ($4100)
Turner is on fire over the past two games and comes in at a cheap price this week. Look for him to post another big stat line and more than pay off on his price.
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