With two weeks under our belt, we have a slightly larger sample size to chew on for how things will truly shake out in the 2014 season. While there appears to have been a slight “market correction” with several of our favorite underrated college football sleeprs, there is still plenty of value to be had on DraftKings this week.
Let’s take a look at some of our top value plays for Week 3, categorized by game slate.
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THURSDAY GAME SLATE
Only two games to select from here — slim pickings.
RB Reggie Pegram, North Texas vs. La Tech ($4,500)
Pegram led the Mean Green in rushing against SMU last week (21-81-1). While he does share the rock with Jeffrey Wilson (14-56-0 vs. SMU) and Antoinne Jimmerson (15-47-1), his price tag of $4,500 provides solid value.
WR Jordan Leslie, BYU vs. Houston ($?)
The UTEP transfer posted a 7-85-0 statline in the blowout win over Texas in Week 2. Despite the breakout peformance, Leslie is the 7th most expensive WR on the Thursday night slate. Houston has struggled out of the gate, and the BYU offense should put up points.
FRIDAY GAME SLATE
QB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati vs. Toledo ($6,700)
Due to a quirk in the schedule, this is the first game of the season for the Bearcats, so uncertainty looms large with this team. But we saw Missouri shred the Rockets defense in Week 2, and Cincy has a good chance to do the same at home. The sophomore Notre Dame transfer comes into the season with high expectations as UC was able to pass for 304 yards per game in 2013.
RB Devin Campbell, Buffalo vs. Baylor ($4,900)
While Anthone Taylor leads the team in all of the major rushing categories: attempts (46) , yards (194) and TDs (2), Campbell is the team’s leading receiver out of the backfield (8-67-2). The Bulls will have their hands full with Baylor, their stiffest test to date, and Campbell stands a good chance to see lots of screen passes come his way if they abandon the running game. PPR upside!
WR Alonzo Russell, Toledo vs. Cincinnati ($3,900)
Russell has 12 catches for 167 yards on the season, and should see plenty of targets in what should be a high-scoring affair against Cincy.
SATURDAY (EARLY) GAME SLATE
QB Grant Hedrick, Boise State vs. UCONN ($5700)
Hedrick had a monster line last week with 432 total yards and three total scores against Colorado State. He could post huge stats against a weak UCONN defense that may really struggle to stop the Boise offense. Expect this Bronco to easily exceed value this week.
RB Lavon Coleman, Washington vs. Illinois ($4600)
Coleman appears to have seized control of the Washington backfield and could have a solid day against Illinois. The Illinois run defense is not very good and could be hard pressed to stop Coleman from running all over them. Look for a trip or two to pay dirt for this Huskie.
WR Shane Wynn, Indiana vs. Bowling Green ($4900)
Wynn had a very disappointing opening game, but could turn it around this week against Bowling Green. This could be one of the highest scoring games of the week and Wynn could be in line for a big game. The Hoosiers may make it a point to get the ball in his hands this week to keep pace in this game.
TE Austin Hooper, Stanford vs. Army ($3400)
Hooper has become an instant favorite in the Stanford passing game and should continue to post solid numbers at a weak TE position. With the Army defense focused on stopping the run, Hooper could find plenty of open space to roam. He appears to be an excellent option this week.
SATURDAY (LATE) GAME SLATE
QB Dane Evans, Tulsa vs. FAU ($5400)
Evans had a huge week one and could duplicate that effort this week against FAU. The Owls pass defense is ranked 117th in the country and could yield some big passing numbers to Evans this week. Evans has some nice weapons around him and could easily exceed value this week.
RB Kelvin Taylor, Florida vs. Kentucky ($3900)
Taylor scored two touchdowns in a blow out win last week and should be in line for a much bigger workload this week. Look for Taylor to post solid yardage numbers and add a trip or two to the end zone against Kentucky. He should have no problem hitting value this week.
WR John Harris, Texas vs. UCLA ($4600)
Harris has scored in each game this year and is averaging 93 yards receiving per game. He appears to be the top option in the passing game and could see a bunch of targets against UCLA. Look for Harris to find his way into the end zone against the Bruins.
TE Tyler Kroft, Rutgers vs. Penn State ($3000)
Kroft was supposed to be a top tier TE this season, but he has been absolutely brutal thus far. We are banking that he bounces back this week against Penn State. He doesn’t have to do much to reach value this week and we are thinking that could happen. It’s a risky proposition with a high reward possible.
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