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Daily Fantasy College Football Picks and Betting Spotlight (Premium) for DraftKings - Week 10
Week 10, wow this season is flying by. We have our first set of rankings and if you've been following along we really aren't surprised by the current top four. I warned Texas to be careful, but they couldn't stop the Cowboys from crushing their playoff hopes. This week, Georgia will need to get by Kentucky to keep their hopes alive and at 8pm EST we have the battle of the Titans: Bama vs LSU. I'm curious what happens to LSU if they lose. This week, Notre Dame is on the watch list. Northwestern is going to give them more trouble than people think. On the fantasy side of things, Draftkings has put together a monster of a slate with potentially multiple high-scoring games and reasonable pricing. Let's get after it!
Eric Dungey -Syracuse
Opponent Wake Forest
Team Total - 40
Y’all have no idea much of a struggle it is to put Dungey in this coveted top spot. I have an epic run bad streak going when it comes to rostering Dungey. The guy is essentially a lock for 40 points, but weird things happen just about every time he makes his way into my lineup. The matchup and salary here are just so insanely plum I need to put my emotional concerns aside because we could be staring a 50 point week in the face. Wake Forest would allow 500 yards of offense to a high school team right now so I don't anticipate Syracuse having much trouble moving the ball. While Wake Forest has struggled mightily on defense the same cannot be said for their offense. The Demon Deacons have had success moving the ball and scoring against just about everyone not named Clemson including last week’s 56 spot against Louisville. Vegas has the total at 75, but i think that's a little light as i think could see almost 75 in the first half. Dungey’s dual threat ability will be on full display for 60 minutes come Saturday and you won't want to be late for the party. Very simply put, Dungey checks all the boxes and the matchup checks all the boxes. Way too much upside to pass on him.
Nathan Elliott -North Carolina
Opponent Georgia Tech
Team Total - 28
There are a few guys I think will have a better game than Elliott, but not when we consider the price. Now, I will be very hard-pressed to get away from Dungey in the quarterback slot, but Elliott is certainly someone we should consider for our Superflex. He’s had an up and down season and at times looked like he should just retire. There was a time it appeared North Carolina was just waiting for Chazz Surratt to serve his suspension and return to starter duties, but he looked questionable at best and was then lost for the season due to injury. Elliott has been solid over his last two games averaging just under 300 yards passing and two scores. The Tar Heels enter the game as seven point dogs with a total just over 60. These two teams are notorious for some high scoring tightly fought games. If things hold true Elliott will spend much of his day playing catch up and chasing points. At his salary, the expected volume puts him in a solid position to hit value. When compared to other players at his price range his floor is pretty strong for cash games.
Justice Hill -Oklahoma State
Team Total - 37.75
If Justice Hill was being sold on Amazon he would be the Deal of the Day. Oklahoma State is feeling better about themselves after beating Texas last week and will now travel to Baylor in another Big 12 matchup. The Cowboys will enter the game as seven point favorites with a healthy total at 68. This is a very favorable game script in general, but especially for a running back. After opening the season with touchdowns in six straight games, Justice Hill has now gone two weeks without finding paydirt. This week will be as good an opportunity as any for Hill to get back in the end zone. Look for Gundy and his mullet to feed Hill in the early going to try and take the sting out of the crowd. Coming off a week receiving 23 carries he's no stranger to a heavy workload. This game could have quite a few fireworks and it starts with Hill..
Karan Higdon -Michigan
Opponent Penn State
Team Total - 31.5
Higdon is as steady as it gets. He is currently in the midst of a six-game 100 yard streak, which started in week two. In Higdon’s six games since then he has eclipsed the 100 yard mark each game, but oddly never surpassed 156 yards. The Wolverines will welcome my Nittany Lions on Saturday, who are certainly no slouch on defense, but it simply doesn't matter. The style of football Michigan plays and the player profile of Higdon are a perfect match. He’s a grinder and that's what Michigan wants to do. They play stellar defense and literally just grind you down on offense. He’s boring and so is Michigan's offense, but as long as its a game Higdon will be on the field and likely getting the handoff. Last week against Michigan State, Karan went for 144 yards 33 carries against one of the nations top run defenses. The surest bet in town is that Penn State sees a heavy dose of #22 Higdon come Saturday afternoon.
Parris Campbell -Ohio State
Team Total - 46.25
Volume volume volume. That has always been, and still to some degree, the concern with rostering any Buckeye for cash purposes. Ohio State has speed for days at the skilled positions, which generally has translated into boom or bust performances. Through the first five weeks of the season, the status quo was apparent as it felt like the Buckeyes had a different player hit a homerun each week. Well, here we are week 10 and the running game is relatively ineffective and Haskins has locked into Campbell, and to a lesser extend KJ Hill, as his go to guy. Ohio State is a heavy favorite at 17 points with a total hovering in the low 70’s currently at 72.5. Over the past five weeks Parris has 41 receptions good for 448 yards and four scores. He’s still a bit of a home run hitter with two games over 37 fantasy points and three games under 15 during that same five game stretch. During the same five game stretch, KJ Hill hauled in 32 receptions for 456 yards and three scores. Look, both guys are still home run hitters, but they’re now hitting for a little bit of average as well. There has never been a question if there was enough scoring to go around in the BUckeye offense, now we’re looking at two target hogs in what has become a pass happy offense. Pair them together for cash as there is just too much potential in this game.
JD Spielman -Nebraska
Opponent Ohio State
Team Total - 25.75
Same game, different sideline. Spielman plays second fiddle to Stanley Morgan Jr on paper, but on the field has been the far more consistent player. I won't argue SPielman is the more talented wide out, but I will argue he is the preferred safety blanket for Martinez, which leads to a higher floor when it comes to fantasy purposes. Through eight games Spielman has finished with single digit fantasy points just once, and that was against Michigan in a 56-10 shellacking. He’s reached at least 18 fantasy points in five straight weeks and as a heavy underdog, you can expect another heavy volume day for Spielman. I give Nebraska little chance at going into to Columbus and pulling off the upset, but their offense has been mostly in sync lately. On the flip side, Ohio State’s defense has been, well, what they've been all season, average. This game screams shootout so feel free to roster both Spielman and Morgan Jr. Regardless of game script the volume should be plenty for both, but I prefer Spielman.
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