Here they are, the top prospects at each position, for each game set of Week 9!
These player rankings heavily weigh the player salaries versus expected production. If a player has a high salary and a tough match up, that player could be ranked lower than a cheaper priced player with a better match up. Let’s dive in…
(For a complete list of Week 9 player rankings, check out CollegeFootballGeek.com!)
DRAFT KINGS PLAYER RANKINGS: THU/FRI GAME SET
1)Marcus Mariota, Oregon vs. Cal ($11500)
Mariota could pot huge numbers versus Cal.
2)Shane Carden, ECU vs. UCONN ($9500)
Expect Carden to tear up this UCONN team.
3)Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati vs. South Florida ($8900)
Kiel could post huge passing numbers this week.
4)Jared Goff, Cal vs. Oregon ($7800)
Goff will likely have to throw all day long against Oregon.
5)Christian Stewart, BYU vs. Boise State ($5500)
Stewart threw for over 400 yards and four scores in his last game and comes in super cheap this week. He looks to be a great punt option.
6)Grant Hedrick, Boise State vs. BYU ($6200)
Hedrick could have an excellent game versus BYU.
1)Marlon Mack, USF vs. Cincinnati ($5700)
Based upon price and projected output, Mack comes in at #1 this week. He appears to be a terrific punt option this week.
2)Jay Ajayi, Boise State vs. BYU ($8200)
Ajayi could easily make value against BYU.
3)Royce Freeman, Oregon vs. Cal ($7800)
Freeman may run wild against Cal this week.
4)Breon Allen, ECU vs. UCONN ($7100)
Look for Allen to run through the Huskies.
5)Daniel Lasco, Cal vs. Oregon ($6500)
Lasco could have a solid night against the Ducks.
6)Duke Johnson, Miami vs. Virginia Tech ($7000)
Duke appears to have a low ceiling this week against the Hokies.
1)Justin Hardy, ECU vs. UCONN ($8500)
Hardy could decimate the UCONN secondary.
2)Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State vs. BYU ($4300)
Williams-Rhodes appears to be a steal at this price!
3)Isaiah Jones, ECU vs. UCONN ($6100)
Jones could easily find the end zone against UCONN.
4)Mitch Matthews, BYU vs. Boise State ($6800)
Matthews had 16 catches for 182 yards and two scores last week.
5)Phillip Dorsett, Miami vs. Virginia Tech ($5700)
Dorsett could beat the Hokies for a couple of deep ones.
1)Clive Walford, Miami vs. Virginia Tech ($4700)
Walford scored last week and could do so again this week.
2)Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech vs. Pitt ($3800)
Hodges has decent upside because of his ability.
3)Pharaoh Brown, Oregon vs. Cal ($3700)
Brown could do damage against the worst pass defense in all of college football.
DRAFTKINGS PLAYER RANKINGS: SATURDAY (EARLY) GAME SET
1)Dak Prescott, Miss State vs. Kentucky ($11200)
Prescott may run and throw all over Kentucky.
2)Brett Hundley, UCLA vs. Colorado ($8500)
Hundley will be facing a Colorado team that gave up seven passing scores last week. Look out!
3)Rakeem Cato, Marshall vs. FAU ($8600)
Cato has a relatively low price for his production.
4)Clint Trickett, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State ($8300)
Trickett will be facing the 116th ranked pass defense.
5)Trevone Boykin, TCU vs. Texas Tech ($9900)
Boykin has a terrific match up, but his price is high.
6)Tyler Murphy, BC vs. Wake Forest ($8300)
Murphy could have his way with a bad Wake Forest defense.
7)Jake Waters, Kansas State vs. Texas ($7500)
Waters will be a huge test for the Texas defense.
8)Marquise Williams, North Carolina vs. Virginia ($9300)
Williams is on a roll right now. Keep playing him until he cools off.
9)Paxton Lynch, Memphis vs. SMU ($6800)
Lynch is playing SMU…enough said.
10)Tyrone Swoopes, Texas vs. Kansas State ($6200)Swoopes is playing very well and has a nice price tag this week.
1)Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin vs. Maryland ($10300)
Gordon is such a fantasy force that he is worth almost any price.
2)Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska vs. Rutgers ($9000)
Abdullah had four touchdowns last week and could do the same to Rutgers.
3)David Cobb, Minnesota vs. Illinois ($8700)
Cobb is facing the 122nd ranked rush defense and could have a monster game.
4)Devon Johnson, Marshall vs. FAU ($8400)
Johnson is having a big season and that could continue versus FAU.
5)James Conner, Pitt vs. Georgia Tech ($6000)
The price for Conner this week does not make sense at all. Take advantage.
6)Jonathan Williams, Arkansas vs. UAB ($7300)
Look for Williams to run wild against an over matched UAB defense.
7)Jeremy Langford, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($6300)
Langford appears to be healthy and could carve up Michigan this week.
8)Josh Robinson, Miss State vs. Kentucky ($7400)
Robinson has scored four touchdowns in the past two games.
9)BJ Catalon, TCU vs. Texas Tech ($7000)
Catalon will be facing the 116th ranked rush defense in the country.
10)Paul Perkins, UCLA vs. Colorado ($6900)
Perkins could do plenty of damage against the Buffs this week.
1)Kevin White, West Virginia vs. Baylor ($9400)
White is almost a must play at this point.
2)Tony Lippett, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($6400)
Lippett just keeps producing and his price never goes up.
3)Nelson Spruce, Colorado vs. UCLA ($8400)
Spruce could have a big afternoon against a suspect UCLA pass defense.
4)Tyler Lockett, Kansas State vs. Texas ($6000)
Lockett is back on track and could be a tough cover for Texas.
5)Jordan Payton, UCLA vs. Colorado ($5700)
Payton could easily find the end zone a couple of times this week.
6)Tyler Boyd, Pitt vs. Georgia Tech ($5800)
Boyd is too productive to pass on at this price.
7)Stefon Diggs, Maryland vs. Wisconsin ($5500)
Diggs has scored in his last three games.
8)John Harris, Texas vs. Kansas State ($5000)
Harris has become the top target in the Texas passing game.
9)Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech vs. TCU ($6700)
Grant’s health status is in question, so check later in the week before inserting into your lineup.
10)Josh Doctson, TCU vs. Texas Tech ($5900)
Doctson had a huge game last week and has a high ceiling this week.
1)Maxx Williams, Minnesota vs. Illinois ($3200)
Williams is a consistent option at the TE position.
2)Josiah Price, Michigan State vs. Michigan ($2900)
Price has scored in the last two games and carries a low price.
DRAFTKINGS PLAYER RANKINGS: SATURDAY (LATE) GAME SET
1)JT Barrett, Ohio State vs. Penn State ($8600)
Barrett tallied five total touchdowns last week versus Rutgers.
2)Cody Fajardo, Nevada vs. Hawaii ($9200)
Fajardo could light up Hawaii this week.
3)Nick Marshall, Auburn vs. South Carolina ($8100)
Look for Marshall to find plenty of success this week.
4)Garrett Grayson, Colorado State vs. Wyoming ($6100)
Grayson could torch this Wyoming secondary.
5)Blake Sims, Alabama vs. Tennessee ($7300)
Sims has been a big fantasy surprise this year.
6)Taylor Kelly, Arizona State vs. Washington ($7500)
Kelly could tear up Washington in his return from injury.
7)Bo Wallace, Ole Miss vs. LSU ($6800)
Wallace has a touch match up, but his price isn’t bad.
8)Cyler Miles, Washington vs. Arizona State ($6400)
There could be a ton of points in this contest.
1)DJ Foster, Arizona State vs. Washington ($8300)
Foster could return to form with his QB back under center.
2)Javorius Allen, USC vs. Utah ($9100)
Buck will face a challenge, but he is too good to sit.
3)Devontae Booker, Utah vs. USC ($6800)
Booker ran for 229 yards and three scores last week.
4)Mike Davis, South Carolina vs. Auburn ($6500)
Davis has scored six rushing touchdowns in the last three games and could add to that total against Auburn.
5)Aaron Jones, UTEP vs. UTSA ($6700)
Jones has cooled down, but could fire back up against UTSA.
6)TJ Yeldon, Alabama vs. Tennessee ($5400)
Yeldon looked phenomenal last week and may destroy the Volunteers.
7)Shaun Wick, Wyoming vs. Colorado State ($6000)
Wick will be facing a weak Colorado State defense.
8)Cameron Artis-Payne, Auburn vs. South Carolina ($6400)
Artis-Payne could find the end zone against the Game Cocks.
9)Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State vs. Penn State ($4700)
Elliott carries a very low price tag this week.
10)Dee Hart, Colorado State vs. Wyoming ($4800)
Hart could easily top 100 yards against the Cowboys.
1)Rashard Higgins, Colorado State vs. Wyoming ($9600)
Higgins is very hard to fade with his insane numbers.
2)Amari Cooper, Alabama vs. Tennessee ($8800)
Cooper is back on track and looking to destroy Tennessee.
3)Jaelen Strong, Arizona State vs. Washington ($7700)
Strong has four receiving touchdowns in the last two games.
4)D’haquille Williams, Auburn vs. South Carolina ($6300)
Williams scored twice in his last game and could do so again this week.
5)Nelson Agholor, USC vs. Utah ($6300)
Agholor hauled in three scores last week versus Colorado.
6)Richie Turner, Nevada vs. Hawaii ($4100)
Turner is posting solid fantasy numbers and is dirt-cheap this week.
7)Mike Williams, Clemson vs. Syracuse ($5600)
Williams could be tough for Syracuse to deal with this week.
8)Ajalen Holley, La Monroe vs. Texas State ($5200)
Look for Holley to do plenty of damage against Texas State.
1)Nick Vannett, Ohio State vs. Penn State ($2500)
Vannett scored twice last week and is minimum priced this week.
2)Jarred Gipson, Nevada vs. Hawaii ($3800)
Gipson is a pretty reliable target for Cody Fajardo.
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