College football is fully underway and we have a nice slate of night games for Saturday. Here are some players you should consider drafting. Good luck!
Luke Falk vs Wyoming – ($9,900) – Luke Falk’s price is steep this week but he’s worth every penny in Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. Falk led Washington State to a road victory last week over Rutgers by throwing for 478 yards and 4 TDs. Falk completed 7-of-11 deep balls despite only utilizing 16.9 percent of his total targets downfield. Expect the redshirt sophomore to continue to gain confidence and put up big numbers against Wyoming.
Jared Goff vs Texas – ($8,700) – There’s a plethora of stud quarterbacks in this slate of night games. Jared Goff is a safe bet against a mediocre Texas defense, especially for this pricing. Last week against San Diego State, Goff completed 17-of-24 passes for 321 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Goff and the Golden Bears take on a Texas pass defense that ranks 83rd in the country allowing 273.5 yards per game.
Jerrod Heard vs California – ($6,400) – Heard is listed as Texas’ no. 1 quarterback on the depth chart, which is no surprise after this stellar performance last week against Rice. Heard only attempted seven passes in the game, but he completed four for 120 yards and two touchdowns. He added another 96 yards on the ground on 10 carries, which is quite intriguing for his low pricing.
Other recommendations: Tanner Mangum ($7,200), Patrick Towles ($6,400) and Kevin Hogan ($6,100)
Devontae Booker vs Fresno State – ($9,200) –Devontae Booker might end up being the play of the weekend. Booker fared pretty well last week against a tough Utah State defense, leading Utah with 133 all-purpose yards and a touchdown on the ground. The Utes hit the road to take on a Fresno State rush defense that has surrendered over 300 rushing yards a game so far.
Alex Collins vs Texas Tech– ($8,900) – Alex Collins had a surprisingly game last week against Toledo, only totaling 14 fantasy points. Collins should get right back on track this week against Texas Tech who hosts the 8th worst rush defense in the nation so far. Texas Tech gives up 272 rushing yards per game so expect Collins to bounce back in a big way.
Kareem Hunt vs Iowa State – ($6,800) – Toledo running back Kareem Hunt is coming back from a two-game suspension and should prove to be a steal at this price. Assuming the junior tailback gets a full workload, Hunt should have a field day against a mediocre Iowa State run defense that has allowed 193 rushing yards per game so far.
Brian Hill vs Washington State – ($5,800) – Wyoming RB Brian Hill is relatively an unknown at this point, but get to know the sophomore. Hill recently moved ahead of Shaun Wick at tailback on Wyoming’s depth chart after an absurd performance last week. Hill shredded Eastern Michigan to the tune of 242 yards and two touchdowns. That campaign included four 15-plus yard runs that averaged 35.3 yards a pop. Definitely a solid lesser-owned value spot here.
Other recommendations: Stanley Boom Williams ($6,000), Kenyan Drake ($5,400) and Sony Michel ($5,100)
Gabe Marks vs Wyoming– ($7,500) – Try to pair up WR Gabe Marks and WSU QB Luke Falk in this slate. Last week, Marks tore up Rutgers defense catching 14 balls for 146 yards and a touchdown. Look for the junior to break out once again in a week three matchup against Wyoming’s 91st ranked pass defense.
Josh Doctson vs SMU – ($7,200) – TCU’s main receiver should be line for a big game against SMU this week. The senior caught four passes for 81 yards in essentially half a game last week in TCU’s 70-7 win over SF Austin. It’s encouraging to see Doctson produce this well in limited time. As long as TCU continues to put up ridiculous numbers, I don’t see why Doctson won’t cash in himself.
JuJu Smith-Schuster vs Stanford – ($7,100) – JuJu Smith’s pricing only went up $100 after an absurd outpouring of 44 fantasy points last week against Idaho. Smith caught 10 balls for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Currently ranked the third-best receiver in the country, Smith-Schuster has a tougher matchup against the nation’s no. 17 pass defense in Stanford. I still don’t see Stanford slowing this guy down as the Cardinal have yet to face a specimen like him.
Dom Williams vs Wyoming – ($6,000) – After scoring a touchdown last week against Rutgers, Williams now moves into sole possession of fourth place on the school’s career receiving touchdown list with 20. Expect even more trips to the endzone this week against lowly Wyoming.
Trevor Davis vs Texas – ($4,700) – It’s time to get to know California’s breakout candidate, Trevor Davis. Not only is Davis one of the nation’s top kick returners, he’s the ultimate deep threat averaging 39 yards per reception. I really like pairing Davis with Goff and letting the magic happen.
Other recommendations: Kolby Listenbee $5,600
Quincy Adeboyejo vs Alabama – ($4,600) – The 6-foot-3 junior wideout is priced pretty low for his production so far this year. After hauling in five passes for 120 yards and three touchdowns last week, Adeboyejo now has 4 TDs on the season. Even though the Rebels game this week comes against a stout Alabama defense, Ole Miss has consistently put up ridiculous numbers so far.
Robert Foster vs Ole Miss – ($4,600) – Although Alabama relies on a heavy rush attack, Robert Foster gets plenty of looks. Foster has snagged close to 50 receiving yards and 1 TD per game so far this season. He should see his fair share of targets this Saturday against Ole Miss.