Last week we nailed it with Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine, who blasted West Virginia for a whopping 34-232-4 rushing statline. If you had him in your DraftKings lineup, you likely brought home some bank.
Which under the radar players are we targeting this week?
Let’s take a look at some of our top value plays for Week 5, categorized by game slate.
These Value Plays are comprised of players poised to out-produce their DraftKings salaries this week. These are the “diamonds in the rough” that your competitors may overlook. They are the difference-makers you need in your lineup to win one of the big DraftKings contests!
(For a complete list of Week 5 DFS value picks, check out CollegeFootballGeek.com!)
DRAFTKINGS SNEAKY PLAYS: THURS/FRI GAME SET
Appalachian State @ Georgia Southern
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State
UCLA @ Arizona State
Fresno State @ New Mexico
Middle Tennessee State @ Old Dominion
The game slate is small, so we are combining positions.
1) RB Crusoe Gongbay, New Mexico vs. Fresno State ($4300)
Gongbay ran for 139 yards and a score last week and will be facing a Fresno State rush defense that ranks 105th in the country. He could easily exceed value.
2) RB Desmond Roland, Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech ($4700)
Roland showed signs of life in his last game with two rushing touchdowns and he gets to face a Red Raiders defense that ranks 122nd in the country and is yielding almost 300 yards per game on the ground.
3) WR Jordan Payton, UCLA vs. Arizona State ($4600)
Payton is the Bruins leading receiver and is at a very appealing price.
DRAFT KINGS SNEAKY PLAYS: SATURDAY (EARLY ONLY) GAME SET
QB PJ Walker, Temple vs. UCONN ($5200)
Walker has been a decent DFS option this year and could put up a big effort against UCONN. Look for Walker to hit value this week and allow DFS players to load up at another position.
RB Jon Hilliman, BC vs. Colorado State ($3700)
This bruising freshman has scored four touchdowns in the past two games and appears to have taken control of the BC backfield. He could find the end zone again this week against a Colorado State defense that ranks 103rd against the run this year. Expect Hilliman to easily surpass value this week.
WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State vs. Cincinnati ($4400)
Thomas has scored in every game this season and looks to be the main target in the Ohio State passing game. He could find plenty of open space this week against a Cincinnati pass defense that ranks 108th in the country. A trip or two to the end zone seems likely for Thomas this week.
TE Sam Arneson, Wisconsin vs. South Florida ($2900)
In case you have not noticed, there is a distinct Wisconsin flavor this week. Arneson has been very productive over the past two games and appears to be under priced this week. Paying up for a TE is not a generally a great strategy, so run with Arneson this week.
DRAFT KINGS SNEAKY PLAYS (LATE ONLY) GAME SET
QB Brad Kaaya, Miami vs. Duke ($5000)
This true freshman has played pretty well over the past two weeks, throwing seven touchdowns and averaging 350 yards per game. He may have to throw the ball often in this showdown with Duke. He looks like a nice punt option this week.
RB Terron Ward, Oregon State vs. USC ($5300)
Ward has scored four rushing touchdowns over the past two games and is also an excellent receiving option out of the backfield. He could have a big game against at Trojan rush defense that ranks 116th in the nation. Look for plenty of points in this contest and plenty of fantasy points from Ward.
WR Jimmie Hunt, Missouri vs. South Carolina ($4100)
Hunt has scored five touchdowns in the last three games and could see even more targets this week with Darius White out with an injury. The South Carolina pass defense ranks 116th in the country and could afford Hunt plenty of opportunities this week. Look for Hunt to easily hit value this week.
TE Alan Cross, Memphis vs. Ole Miss ($2900)
Cross has recorded three touchdowns on the season and is the 2nd leading receiver for Memphis. He looks to be a nice option at a weak TE position.
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