October has already been a wild month for sports. Let’s continue to win some cash in CFB Draftkings this week. We’ve got a great slate of early games for Saturday, and here are some players you should consider drafting. Good luck!
Seth Russell vs West Virginia – ($9,000) – Inserting Baylor QB Seth Russell into your lineup is like stealing candy from a baby. Russell has been everything and more that Baylor had hoped for, accounting for 26 total touchdowns in just five games. The Bears are facing a decent West Virginia pass defense that ranks 50th nationally, allowing just over 200 passing yards per game. Russell and his top-tier group of receivers are always must starts no matter the opponent.
Chad Kelly vs Memphis – ($7,400) – Consider Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly an absolute must-start this week. Kelly has gone over 35 fantasy points in 3 of his last 5 games and he adds an interesting dynamic on the ground. The Rebels go on to face a horrible Memphis defense that ranks 122 out of 128 teams in pass defense, giving up 306.8 passing yards per game. This will be the worst defense Chad Kelly faces all year. Let the salivating begin.
Thomas Woodson vs Bowling Green – ($6,800) – This is kind of a random play but Akron QB Thomas Woodson puts up solid numbers. Woodson adds a nice dynamic on the ground as the sophomore has eclipsed over 60 rushing yards in three of the Zips five games this season. Woodson will most likely be asked to do more with his arm again an awful Bowling Green pass defense that ranks second to last nationally, giving up 326.5 passing yards per game.
Derrick Henry vs Texas A&M – ($7,300) – Even though he’s “cooled off” a bit in the last few games, Alabama RB Derrick Henry has found the end zone in six-straight games to open the season. Henry is averaging 5.5 yards per carry and already has 10 rushing touchdowns on the year. The junior back should have a great chance of extending his scoring streak against Texas A&M’s 86th-ranked run defense, which is giving up 182.6 rushing yards per game. The beast will not be tamed.
Zack Langer vs East Carolina – ($6,600) – This is a juicy matchup. Tulsa RB Zack Langer has only carried the ball less than 20 times once this entire year. Langer has scored at least one touchdown in every game, and the senior has had three multi-touchdown games. ECU is not a good defensive team against the run, allowing 188 rushing yards per game. Langer should find plenty of success.
Chris Hairston vs Tulsa – ($5,200) – This could be one of my favorite plays of the weekend because Tulsa has the 6th worst rush defense in college football, giving up 269 rushing yards per game. ECU RB Chris Hairston will continue to see at least 15 to 20 carries and has proven to be an effective runner so far this season. Roll the dice on Hairston, trust me.
Dare Ogunbowale vs Purdue – ($4,900) – This play is somewhat contingent on the health of starting Wisconsin RB Taiwan Deal, but I still like it no matter what. After Deal went down with an ankle injury last week, Dare Ogunbowale shouldered the load for the Badgers and finished with 117 yards on 18 carries, both season highs. Should Taiwan Deal sit this week, Ogunbowale will receive the lion’s share of carries against an abysmal Purdue rush defense that is allowing 216 rushing yards per game.
Corey Coleman vs West Virginia – ($8,200) – Baylor WR Corey Coleman is an absolute stud. Coleman comfortably leads the nation with 13 touchdowns catches and has looked unstoppable through five games. No reason not to start him even though West Virginia’s defense is better than all of Baylor’s opponents so far this season.
Jakeem Grant vs Kansas – ($7,200) – Anytime a team goes up against Kansas I always target their top receiver. Well, not only is the top receiver in this game on the second highest-scoring team (52.7 ppg) in the nation, but his name is Jakeem Grant. Take last week for example. Grant torched Iowa State with nine receptons for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Grant will look to replicate this performance and then some against a piss-poor Kansas pass defense that is allowing 299 passing yards per game.
Leonte Carroo vs Indiana – ($7,000) – No one should condone Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo’s off-field issues, but you can’t ignore his 6 touchdowns in just three games this season. Carroo made a statement in his comeback game last Saturday after being suspended. He caught seven passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns against a stout Michigan State defense. Carroo is hands down Rutgers top wideout and should be a great fantasy play against the third worst pass defense in the nation.
Joshua Atkinson vs East Carolina – ($5,400) – Tulsa WR Joshua Atkinson has quietly become one of QB Dane Evans favorite targets. Atkinson has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in each of his last four games. He’s already carving a bigger role in this offense after fellow receiver Keevan Lucas was lost for the remainder of the season. Tulsa has another favorable matchup against ECU this weekend.
Shelton Gibson vs Baylor – ($4,700) – For someone who is averaging a cool 20 fantasy points per game, West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson is highly undervalued. Gibson is seeing over 6 targets per game, most of which are down field. He’s an extremely safe value play considering West Virginia will try to keep up with Baylor’s offense all game.
You may not have much salary left when looking at your FLEX position, so it’s important to find those players that are low-priced yet in a good position to put up decent fantasy numbers. Here are a few sleepers that may fit this mold:
Stacy Coley vs Virginia Tech – ($4,100) – Even though Miami WR Stacy Coley got banged up last week against FSU, he still caught a career-high seven passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. According to Coley, he’s been receiving treatment all week and believes he’ll be ready to go on Saturday. Monitor his situation but if he plays, you can’t ignore his production compared to his cheap price.
Ricky Jones vs Rutgers – ($4,100) – Indiana WR Ricky Jones has had an interesting season so far. He’s averaging 89 receiving yards per game with 3 touchdowns on the season. Pretty impressive numbers considering Indiana has dished out multiple backup quarterbacks. With starting QB Nate Sudfield in line to return this week, Jones could be a really nice play in daily formats.