Seth Russell vs SMU – ($10,500) – Baylor QB Seth Russell is going to be worth every penny tonight. Russell is the no. 1 ranked fantasy quarterback heading into the season, for good reason. He passed for 438 yards and 5 TDs in the first half against Northwestern State last year. The first half! He’s somewhat of an anomaly relative to former Baylor QBs Bryce Petty and Nick Florence in that Russell is a dangerous runner with sub-4.5 speed. Worth the investment.
Terrel Hunt vs Rhode Island – ($8,300) – Terrel Hunt is one of the most exciting and elusive players in the ACC. The 6-3 dual-threat QB could be one of the best plays of the night based on his ability to score on the ground.
Jeff Lindquist vs Boise State– ($5,600) – Citing Cyler Miles retirement from the Huskies football team due to chronic hip problems, Jeff Lindquist should fill the void for Washington. Head coach Chris Peterson always has something up his sleeve, especially against his former team. Look for Lindquist to put on a decent showing.
Note: Washington hasn’t officially announced the team’s starting quarterback. If Lindquist doesn’t get the nod, Jake Browning would fill in.
Shock Linwood vs SMU– ($7,800) – Shock Linwood is in for a big night for the #4 ranked Baylor Bears. Linwood put on a show last year, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 16 TDs. He will explode tonight against an SMU team who ranked 121st in total defense a year ago. The Mustangs allowed an average of 235 yards rushing per game so Linwood should have a field day.
Storm Barrs-Woods vs Weber State – ($8,600) – Barrs-Woods has the uncanny ability to run over teams and catch balls out the backfield. For that reason alone, his production is worth his value.
Madre London vs Western Michigan– ($6,600) – According to multiple reports, London tore up Michigan State’s fall scrimmage. The redshirt freshman is the Spartans’ starting running back, and he should pop off against a weaker Western Michigan squad.
Corey Coleman vs SMU– ($8,700) – Corey Coleman is the number one target on the pass-heavy Baylor Bears offense. Coleman brought in 64 catches for 1,119 yards and 12 TDs last season. For 27 FPPG, Coleman is worth the investment.
KD Cannon vs SMU– ($7,300) – You see a common theme here? Baylor is going to put on a show tonight. Cannon had over 1,000 receiving yards to go along with 8 TDs a year ago. Stack stack stack, if you can afford it.
Victor Bolden vs Weber State – ($6,400) – Victor Bolden is Oregon State’s leading receiver and they have an easy matchup tonight against Weber State. He’s probably a safe bet to put on a decent show.
Jayden Mickens vs Boise State– ($4,700) – Jayden Mickens is Washington’s leading returning receiver and about the only known weapon the Huskies have. He should get a fair amount of looks from Lindquist. I would throw him in there for good measure.
Jay Lee vs SMU– ($4,700) – Lee hauled in 41 catches for 633 yards last year. He’s the Bears third option. Sneak him in your lineup if you can. It’ll be worth it.