Cardale Jones vs Hawaii – ($9,300) – Cardale Jones was masterful in Ohio State’s week 1 win over Virginia Tech. Jones completed 9 of 18 passes for 186 yards, 2 TDs and added 99 rushing yards with 1 TD on the ground. Jones executed some explosive plays against a very good Hokie defense. Ohio State is projected to score at least 53 points this week against Hawaii, so it should be a feeding frenzy for Cardale Jones. He may not play the whole game, but expect big first half numbers for the junior quarterback.
Malik Zaire vs Virginia – ($7,300) – Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire picked apart the Texas defense en route to the Irish’s 38-3 victory last Saturday. Zaire completed 19-of-22 passes for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Longhorns. The dual-threat quarterback should have another big game this week against Virginia. After all, the Cavaliers gave up 34 points to UCLA’s freshman phenom QB Josh Rosen in the season opener last week. Weather forecast is looking rainy in Charlottesville for Saturday, so Zaire may be asked to do more with his legs.
Lamar Jackson vs Houston – ($6,100) – Lamar Jackson emerged on the college football scene last Saturday during Louisville’s loss against Auburn. Jackson completed only 9-of-20 passes for 100 yards, but added 106 yards and a rushing TD against the Tigers. The freshman QB remains very raw as a pure passer, but adds a dynamic to Louisville’s offense with his legs. Jackson makes for a great speculative play because of his low value and running ability.
Other recommendations: Nick Stevens ($6,400) and John Wolford ($5,000)
Derrick Henry vs MTSU – ($9,200) – Derrick Henry’s pricing shot up after last week’s performance and for good reason. Henry rushed only 13 times for 147 yards and 3 TDs against Wisconsin. The Badgers had no answer for the monstrous running back. Expect Henry to go off again this week against lowly Middle Tennessee State. Be aware, his touches will likely be limited in what should be a blowout.
Alex Collins vs Toledo – ($8,900) – Arkansas RB Alex Collins will be a much safer play at running back than some of his higher-priced colleagues. During last week’s win against UTEP, Collins rushed 12 times for 127 yards and a touchdown. With Jonathan Williams (foot) done for the year, Collins is the unquestioned no. 1 running back for the Hogs. Based on Bret Bielema’s rushing history with teams and Arkansas’ projected 38 points this week, Collins should be in for a big day against Toledo.
Other recommendations: Wayne Gallman ($6,800)
Jaylen Walton vs Fresno State – ($6,400) – Ole Miss RB Jaylen Walton is by far the best value at running back this week. Walton rushed just three times for 65 yards and 2 TDs last week in a 76-3 bloodbath against Tennessee-Martin. Fresno State should give the Rebels a bit more of a challenge this Saturday but maybe not for Walton. Fresno State gave up over 200 ypg on the ground last year and the Bulldogs lost half of those starters. If Walton can get to double-digit carries, he will be a great value option.
Brandon Radcliff vs Houston – ($5,900) – The Louisville running back will be one of your safest value plays this week. Head coach, Bobby Petrino, has publicly made it known that he wants to run the ball with Radcliff a ton this season. With the addition of a running QB in Lamar Jackson, that will only create more open lanes for Radcliff. Look for Radcliff to have a coming-out-party in what should be a shootout this week against Houston.
Other recommendations: C.J. Prosise ($5,200)
Artavis Scott vs App State – ($7,900) – There are few players in college football who are more dynamic after the catch than Artavis Scott. The Clemson star caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in limited action last Saturday against Wofford. Scott should see even more looks this week with Mike Williams (neck) sidelined. He’s gonna go off against Appalachian State.
Leonte Carroo vs Washington State – ($6,700) – Considered the best wide receiver in Rutgers history, Leonte Carroo holds the school record for career TDs with 22. That list includes Tim Brown, Kenny Britt and Mohamed Sanu. Despite being suspended for the first half of last week’s season opener against Norfolk State, Carroo caught three passes for 129 yards and 3 TDs. You read that correctly. He averaged 43 yards a catch and scored on every single reception. Clearly this guy is pretty unstoppable and the Scarlet Knights are facing a mediocre Washington State defense this week. I can hear it now: “Carrooooo…”
Braxton Miller vs Hawaii – ($6,300) – Was anyone more impressive last week than Braxton Miller? I don’t know how he’s priced this low after that videogame spin move. Miller had a huge game as an all-purpose weapon against Virginia Tech, hauling in two receptions for 78 yards and rushing for 62 yards off 6 carries. Not to mention, Miller finished with two total touchdowns. Expect a big day for the former quarterback against Hawaii.
Amara Darboh vs Oregon State – ($5,100) – Amara Darboh is Michigan’s most polished and experienced receiver. Darboh hauled in eight catches for a team-high 101 yards and a score in last Thursday’s loss to Utah. He was clearly QB Jake Rudock’s favorite target on the outside. Look for Darboh to come back with another solid performance against the Beavers.
Dom Williams vs Rutgers – ($5,000) – The senior receiver led Washington State receivers last week with five receptions for 86 yards. Williams failed to reach the end zone for the first time in the Cougars’ last four games, stretching back to November. That should turn around quickly against Rutgers as the Cougs will likely be forced to play catch-up most of the game.
Jake Butt vs Oregon State – ($4,400) – The talented tight end started off his season with a bang last week in Michigan’s 24-17 loss to Utah. Jake Butt finished the game with 8 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. Four of Butt’s receptions came on third down and the 6’6” junior is Michigan’s top red zone threat.
Patrick Skov vs Tulane – ($4,400) – Patrick Skov is undoubtedly Georgia Tech’s starting running back. Skov ran a team-high 12 times for 72 yards and 3 TDs last Thursday against Alcorn State. Although Skov’s yardage may fluctuate, he will make up for it with goal line carries. Expect minimal touches but high production from Skov this week in what will be a blowout.
Other recommendations: Garmone Hopper ($4,400), Marcus Marshall ($4,200), and Charone Peake ($3,900)