October is arguably the best sports month of the year. What better way to start off the month than winning a boat load of cash in CFB DraftKings? We’ve got a nice slate of late games for Saturday, and here are some players you should consider drafting. Good luck!
Joshua Dobbs vs Arkansas – ($8,000) – Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs is one of most dynamic quarterbacks in college football. Last week against Florida, Dobbs rushed 18 times for 136 yards, but he probably won’t find the same success against a strong Arkansas rush defense. Look for Dobbs to exploit Arkansas through the air, as the Razorbacks give up over 260 passing yards per game. After two heartbreaking meltdowns, Tennessee will surely be playing with a chip on their shoulder.
Kyle Allen vs Mississippi State – ($7,500) – Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen has been an absolute stud all year. Allen has thrown at least two touchdowns in every game and had his first 300-yard game last week against Arkansas. The super sophomore can also add a little variety on the ground, having scored two rushing touchdowns on the year. The Aggies host Mississippi State this weekend, which could challenge the young quarterback.
Brandon Harris vs Eastern Michigan – ($6,800) – That’s right folks, I’m dishing out an LSU quarterback. Call me crazy but I could see Brandon Harris breaking out this week against lowly Eastern Michigan. Harris has taken a backseat to a Heisman campaign from running back, Leonard Fournette, all season. However, head coach Les Miles might turn to Brandon Harris to get his confidence up before a grueling SEC schedule.
Other recommendations: Brandon Allen ($6,300) and Johnny McCrary ($6,300)
Jeremy McNichols vs Hawaii – ($8,400) – Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols is a scoring machine. The sophomore shares the national lead for overall touchdowns with 10 on the year. Last week against Virginia, McNichols obliterated the Cavaliers defense for 116 total yards and two total scores. He’s now recorded multiple trips to the end zone in every game so far this season. Expect gaudy numbers against a miserable Hawaii rush defense that allows 223 rushing yards per game.
Paul Perkins vs Arizona State – ($7,700) – UCLA RB Paul Perkins is the spark plug in this high-powered Bruins’ offense. Last week against Arizona, Perkins carried 24 times for 85 yards and three touchdowns. Although he failed to eclipse the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time all year, Perkins still managed to put up 29 fantasy points. The junior enters week 5 second in the Pac-12 in total rushing yards (514) and tied for fourth in the country with six rushing touchdowns. Consider Perkins a solid start against a mediocre Arizona State defense that surrenders 180.5 yards a game on the ground.
Ralph Webb vs Middle Tennessee – ($6,000) – Ralph Webb is the bell cow for the Vanderbilt offense and has scored four touchdowns in his last two games. Last week against Ole Miss, Webb rushed for 90 yards on 25 carries, while also registering two catches for 11 yards and a score. Ralph Webb will continue to shoulder the rushing load for the Commodores this week against Middle Tennessee.
Other recommendations: Wayne Gallman ($5,900) and Dalyn Dawkins ($4,300)
Rashard Higgins vs Utah State – ($7,300) – Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins is as consistent as they get in this slate of games. Higgins has caught a touchdown pass in each of his three starts and has 312 receiving yards on the season. Higgins should be a favorable play this week against Utah State, a team he burned for 187 yards last year.
Will Fuller vs Clemson – ($6,900) – It seems like it doesn’t matter who is behind center for the Fighting Irish because WR Will Fuller always delivers. Besides last week’s limited performance against Umass, Fuller was averaging 6 catches for 132 yards and nearly 2 touchdowns a game. Although he’s facing a tougher Clemson defense than weeks’ past, Fuller has gained a strong rapport with backup QB DeShone Kizer. Expect no less this weekend against the Tigers.
Christian Kirk vs Mississippi State – ($6,300) – Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk has emerged as QB Kyle Allen’s favorite target. Kirk has reached the 100-yard receiving mark three times in four games this year, while also scoring touchdowns in three of those contests. Kirk continues to impress the Aggies coaching staff and will continue to see a lion’s share of looks against a tough Mississippi State defense this week.
Jordan Payton vs Arizona State – ($5,300) – Jordan Payton continues to be QB Josh Rosen’s favorite target in this high-octane UCLA offense. Last week against Arizona, Payton caught seven balls for 136 yards and a touchdown. The senior receiver now has a combined 319 yards and three touchdowns on the year, ranking second in the Pac-12 in total receiving yards. Payton and the Bruins have a favorable matchup with a decent Arizona State defense this week.
Cody Core vs Florida – ($4,600) – I don’t necessarily like the matchup, but I love the pricing. Florida has been solid against the pass in 2015, but Cody Core has caught a touchdown pass in each of the first three games for the Rebels. He leads Ole Miss in receiving with 320 yards and has developed a solid relationship with QB Chad Kelly. Core could be a stellar target in the red zone against the Gators.
Other recommendations: D.J. Foster ($5,800)
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:
Travin Dural vs Eastern Michigan – ($4,300) – If you start LSU QB Brandon Harris in this slate, you may want to stack him with WR Travin Dural. I know Dural is off to a slow start this season, but that’s entirely Leonard Fournette’s fault. The Tigers normally rely heavily on the running game, but that could all change in a cupcake matchup with Eastern Michigan. Look for the Tigers to spread the field, which should open up a deep threat for Dural. He’s due for a breakout performance.
Jasen Oden Jr. vs Utah State – ($4,000) – This could be a stretch but Colorado State backup RB Jasen Oden Jr. could be a sleeper this week against Utah State. Oden has emerged in the last two weeks for the Rams, averaging 27.5 carries and 111.5 yards on the ground. He’s registered a couple scores in those games as well. Again, may be a high-risk, high-reward situation, but definitely someone you should consider.