Weekly Fantasy College Football Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

    Casey Carruthers

    Daily Fantasy College Football Picks for FanDuel, DraftKings Saturday Early Games 9/6/14

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    Dak Prescott - FD 9900 DK 9000
    My man crush continues to grow by the week. What's not to love about this guy? He's the focal point of a high-octane offense and we love quarterbacks that run because their floor is so high. Dak showed why he's such a fantasy dreamboat last week and with another PeeWee Team on the docket you can safely expect a successful Dak Attack. I'm running Dak on both sites, but more so on FD because the way I see it – money is easy on FD this week.

    P.J. Walker - DK 5300
    We gave you Walker last week and he gladly obliged with 3 total touchdowns, on the road. I see another positive day where Walker runs and passes for multiple TD's and helps lead your team to Cashland (the place I reside). Navy is not exactly a cream puff, evidenced by their tough play last week at OSU, but PJ should still pay the way at this extra tasty DK price . He will be a Cascarruthers heavy start.

    Travis Wilson - FD 6800 DK 7300
    Fresno made USC QB, Cody Kessler, look Joe Montana last week. Now they travel to Utah and Travis Wilson looks to be the next in line to reap the rewards. Fresno actually does have a decent offense despite their 13 point effort last week. Utah has a very good offense when playing defensively challenged teams and they also have trouble stopping teams. This could be a high scoring game and Wilson will be the touching the ball more than anyone else.

    Jeff Driskel - FD 5900
    I’m going back to the well on this one. Last week, Driskel missed his opportunity to showcase his talent and I missed an opportunity to expand my bankroll. There's no way the Gators can have another game cancelled, can they? A slow-paced, controlled offense doesn’t scream fantasy heaven, but Driskel does enough to warrant a play at these prices. Florida will dominate this game and fully expect Driskel to be the epicenter of the destruction. He will score both with his feet and his arm. Saving money on Driskel allows for some better plays at other positions.

    Consider: - CJ Brown and Justin Thomas


    Running Backs

    Derrick Henry - FD 5100
    We rolled Henry last week and he didn’t disappoint. It's not often we recommend a back-up RB, but Henry is the rare find where it's perfectly okay. Bama runs the ball enough to feed two backs and they score enough to help provide a bit of safety. Henry is grossly underpriced on FD and because of such he is my top FD RB of the day. Saban is still trying to figure out what he has at QB and while he's doing that Henry will get the rock in what should be a blowout. We're not recommending it necessarily, but playing both Yeldon & Henry wouldn’t be the worse cash game play. Roll Tide!!!

    Keith Ford - DK 5900
    A little out of my price range on FD, Ford is squarely in play in DK and probably my top play there. OU has a great offense, as Stoops usually does meaning they can afford to keep the ball on the ground. Mixon getting the hook for the year allows Ford several more carries in what was a crowded backfield. Last week Ford trucked his way to a nice payday. He only received 13 touches, but with those touches he eclipsed 100 total yards and crossed the goal line twice. Probably another OU blowout, but at this price he makes a very safe play and I suspect he will add multiple TD's to his stats.

    Marteze Waller - FD 5300
    The loan bright spot for the Bulldogs last week as they got upended by USC. Waller averaged 6.1YPC and scored two TD's on the ground against what seems to be a solid defensive unit in the Trojans. Utah should be an easier matchup and I don’t think Fresno is going to get down by a jazillion points. Waller should see plenty of opportunities as the lead back and Fresno's spread offense should create some space for the speedy Marteze. An excellent value play for both safety and upside.

    Punt Plays
    Marlon Mack - FD 4500
    Who you ask? Mack received 24 carries last week against Western Carolina. So what's so special about 24 carries. Well, when you average 11.5YPC it starts getting real special. Add in the 4 TD's and now you have to scratch your head and wonder who this guy is. Wait, wait, it gets better! Mack only played cause the starter got hurt in practice. If Darius Tice is still on the sideline it's hard not to insert Mack at bottom dollar.

    Akeem Hunt - FD 4800 DK 4000
    Hunt will continue to make this section as long as he continues to be a basement bargain. Hunt supposedly lined up in the slot, as that’s his new primary position, but the stat line didn’t reflect as such with only two grabs. Hunt still received 15 carries and crossed the end line, something he does kind of often. Purdue has few weapons – Hunt is one of them

    Consider: Jeremy Langford and Raheem Mostert


    Wide Receivers

    Dres Anderson - FD 6700 DK 7200
    Dres started to really catch on during the second half last year and has picked up where he left off. A true deep threat, it's not uncommon for Anderson to haul in 50+ yard receptions each week. As we mentioned earlier, this Utah/Fresno game might have some extra mustard on it. Last week Dres went over the 100yd barrier, but failed to reach the end zone. We think that changes this week. I'm suspecting triple digit yards and at least one TD.

    Laquon Treadwell - FD 7300 DK 7000
    Bo knows Treadwell or at least he throws to Treadwell. Laquon is a big receiver at 6'2" 229lbs and will surely present some matchup issues for Vandy. The Rebels took a little while getting in gear last week, but Laquon still finished with over 100 and a touch. As long as Wallace doesn’t throw it to the wrong team too often Treadwell should tread well.

    Tony Lippett - FD 4900
    WHOA did you see what Lippett did last week? 4 grabs for 167 and 2 TD's – pretty efficient. As Connor Cook became more of a passer, Lippett became more of a threat. Now I don’t see Lippett dropping 41.75yds per catch on Oregon, but he should see plenty of looks. The Spartans will need Tony to play big in order to stay in this game. If they don’t, they will need Tony to play catch up. See my point here? Oregon = points. MSU is a good team and will go blow for blow with the high powered offense out of Eugene. Game prediction here – MSU 34 – 31

    Consider: - Lots of guys here since you need to start 3 – Stefon Diggs, Nelson Spruce, PSU WR's (Hamilton/Lewis), WKU WR's (Taylor, Dangerfield, McNeal)


    Tight Ends

    Justin Sinz - FD 3500 DK 4100
    See above about Purdue's weapons. Primarily a FD play due to price difference, but okay on both sites. Sinz is probably the best pass catcher on the team. Although, I'm not really sure what that says. Etling is young and when he gets pressured he dumps it off to Sinz. Purdue utilizes 3 guys – both RB's and Sinz. He opened the season with 7/65/1 or 19.5 DK fantasy pts. I’ll roll him Sinz I can.

    Evan Engram - FD 3900 DK 3400
    Mississippi has more weapons than Purdue, but there is also more volume and scoring than Purdue. I wouldn’t exactly call Engram Wallace's favorite target, but he does look his way, especially in the red zone. TE is a tough position so unless you have a guy like Jace Amaro circa 2013 you are really just trying to avoid a total loss. Engram is one of the safest guys to give you at least something with a decent shot at scoring.

    Westlee Tonga - FD 3200 DK 3500
    This dude has an awesome name and that’s why he gets a spot on the sheet this week. Actually Tonga Truck, as I like to call him, went 5/61 last week. Another Utah guy (can you tell I like the scoring in this game). The Utes utilize their two backs, Dres, then Tonga – in that order. High volume kind of game – I’ll take my chances on Westlee compared to other TE options not named Sinz or Engram.


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