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 late games for Saturday, and here are some players you should consider drafting. Good luck!
Trevone Boykin vs Iowa State – ($9,700) – There isn’t much that needs to be said about a guy who’s averaging 40 fantasy points per game. With over 2,100 passing yards and 25 total touchdowns, TCU QB Trevone Boykin continues to put on a Heisman campaign. The Horned Frogs always rely on Boykin for offensive production and that should be no different this week against Iowa State’s 101st-ranked pass defense.
There are more quality value quarterbacks in this slate of games than studs so here are a few that I like.
Mike Bercovici vs Utah – ($6,500) – Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici surpassed 3,000 career passing yards in last week’s contest against Colorado. The senior enters week 7 now having combined for 533 passing yards, 77 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns in his last two starts. Berco may be a shaky play against an undefeated Utah defense, but the Utes aren’t all that impressive against the pass. Utah ranks 101st in pass defense, allowing 258 passing yards per game. Don’t write off Berco!
DeShone Kizer vs USC – ($6,800) – After coming off an impressive 34 fantasy point performance against a stout Clemson defense, Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer put up solid numbers last week against Navy. Kizer completed 22-of-30 passes for 281 yards and one touchdown. The redshirt freshman should put up bigger numbers to stay ahead of the USC offense this week.
Other recommendations: Travis Wilson ($6,700) and Cardale Jones ($6,500)
Devontae Booker vs Arizona State – ($9,100) – There are a ton of solid backs in this slate, but I think Utah RB Devontae Booker takes the cake. Last week against California, Booker carried 34 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns, while pulling in four passes for 45 yards. Those are solid numbers all around. Booker should find relative success against Arizona State’s 44th-ranked rush defense.
C.J. Prosise vs USC – ($7,900) – Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise may be the eight-highest valued running back in this slate, but he very well could produce the best fantasy start of the day. All of the other running backs ahead of him are facing top 30 rush defenses and Prosise is no slouch. Last week against Navy, Prosise ran 21 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns. This kid has been unstoppable since taking over for injured RB Tarean Folston. Expect nothing less against a USC defense that ranks 65th in rush defense, allowing over 150 rushing yards per game.
Mike Warren vs TCU – ($6,500) – Iowa State RB Mike Warren set a freshman school record last week against Texas Tech, running for 245 yards. Warren has skyrocketed to be the team’s top running back, posting three consecutive 100 yard games. Warren should see plenty of touches against a mediocre TCU rush defense that’s allowing over 180 rushing yards per game.
Kelvin Taylor vs LSU – ($6,000) – Florida RB Kelvin Taylor shouldered much of the offensive load last week against a stingy Missouri defense. Taylor rushed 28 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns against Mizzou. Although he’s facing a much stiffer test at LSU, Taylor will be asked to shoulder the load again considering Florida is transitioning to a brand new quarterback.
Josh Doctson vs Iowa State – ($8,400) – No receivers will really jump out at you except TCU WR Josh Doctson. The Doctor is posting ridiculous numbers in 2015, catching 50 balls for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns already. Doctson will continue to see a large numbers of targets against a mediocre Iowa State defense. Squeeze him in, if you can.
JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Notre Dame – ($7,000) – USC main wideout JuJu Smith had a disappointing performance last week against Washington. The sophomore will look to return to normally productive ways this week against Notre Dame in South Bend. An ankle injury to fellow receiver Steven Mitchell should leave Smith-Schuster with an even greater workload.
Will Fuller vs USC – ($6,300) – Will Fuller’s production may have fallen off a bit lately, but the talent remains. Fuller has the ability to put up 30 or more points on any given day. I have a strong feeling Fuller will regain his normal form against a decent USC secondary.
Michael Thomas vs Penn State – ($4,500) – Not many great value options at receiver in this slate, but Ohio State WR Michael Thomas stands out. Thomas has a knack for finding the end zone, as he’s scored a touchdown in three straight weeks. He’s the most consistent receiver the Buckeyes have and that won’t change against a solid Penn State defense.
D.J. Foster vs Utah – ($5,300) – Arizona State WR/RB D.J. Foster will be asked to take on a much bigger role this week against Utah. With starting RB Demario Richard injuring his ankle last week against Colorado, Foster was left to spearhead Arizona State’s ground game. Foster carried five times for 80 yards and pulled in three catches for 21 yards. Fantasy owners should expect Foster to return to his old position at tailback in week 7 if Richard is ruled out.
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:
Tim White vs Utah – ($4,300) – Arizona State WR Tim White has exploded on the scene in recent weeks. The junior now leads the Sun Devils in receiving with 20 catches for 278 yards and five touchdowns. White heads into week 7 with a tough matchup against Utah but could be a sleeper for a big play down the field.
Dwayne Washington vs Oregon – ($3,500) – Before last week’s underwhelming performance against USC, Washington RB Dwayne Washington was averaging 22 fantasy points per game. Cut him some slack though as he was overshadowed by fellow RB Myles Gaskin break out performance. Dwayne Washington should rebound nicely in a favorable week 7 matchup with Oregon who is spiraling downwards.