Daily Fantasy College Football Picks for DraftKings - Week 12
Turkey time is right around the corner, but we’re not there yet and we have plenty of football to digest befofe we can move onto the turkey. Im sort of getting tired of saying this, but Alabama is really good, then there are a handfull of teams lining up to be abused by Bama in the Chip. Draftkings has been doing a better job with pricing and last week knocked it out of the part of the game selection. The pricing is still solid, but not as many excitiing games to pick through. Nevertheless were here to sift through it all, find the hidden gems, and help you structure your winning lineups.
Ian Book -Notre Dame
Team Total - 37
Book is back!! The savior has returned from a one-game absence and will once again lead the undefeated Irish come Saturday afternoon. This week is an extra tasty matchup against a solid, but overrated Syracuse team. Looking as this line of 10.5 and I say no way Cuse can even stay within 15. The game is being played in Yankee Stadium so geographically speaking Syracuse would operate as the home team, but it's not the cozy confines of the Carrier Dome and this team isn't the same playing elsewhere. Book is going to pick up where he left off by throwing and running for touchdowns. I'll be pairing him with Williams for cash to help hedge against running bad on the touchdown front. I'd love to tell you the total of 65 isn't enough, but I'm not sure Syracuse will be able to hold up their end of the deal. Irish big.
Jamie Newman -Wake Forest
Team Total - 27
There are a few ways to go at this price point and I wouldn't blame you, but Newman is the guy for me. Taking over for the injured Sam Hartman, Newman was sensational last week. After attempting just 15 passes all year Newman chucked it up 33 times last week completing 22 of them for 297 yards and three scores. He also added 44 yards on the ground on 14 attempts. In his first action of the season against Notre Dame during week four, Newman had 73 yards and a score on eight carries. It's hard to gauge what kind of rushing production to expect given our small sample size, but what we can see looks encouraging on that front and the reason Newman is a slight tick above the other options in this price range. Vegas is setting the total at 61, which feels low, but it's probably just about right. Pittsburgh likes to run the ball and they do it very well. So there could be some clock eating drives that caps the overall scoring potential. Newman has a season receiving corps at his disposal and if his ground game is real, $7200 is a steal.
Dexter Williams -Notre Dame
Team Total - 37
The second half of your Irish stack. There is quite a bit of salary being dumped into Book and Williams, but the matchup is just so juicy it's hard to resist for cash. The combined salaries likely limit your upside for GPP purposes. Williams has played in six total games. Three times he eclipsed 35 fantasy points, but only once finished in single digits. Syracuse is having a solid year, but they've mostly just beaten up on the bad teams. Notre Dame is going to throttle the Orangeman and Williams will be a main cog in the onslaught. Hes their unquestioned lead back so volume isn't a concern. Touchdowns are always volatile, but pairing him with Book puts you in a very good spot to capture much of the Irish scoring.
Qadree Ollison -Pittsburgh
Opponent Wake Forest
Team Total - 32
Man has his price jumped from the early going, but I guess I can see why. Ollison has been nothing short of dominate for the Pittsburgh Panthers. He rips off big gains consistently and can take it to the house from anywhere. The Panthers are very committed to the run, partly because they don't have much of a passing game and partly because they can. Teams have had trouble truly stopping their ground attack all year long. The rub with a heavily dependant run team is when the game script gets away from them they can really struggle, but I don't see that happening here. Ollison's backfield mate, Darrin Hall, has been equally impressive of late. In fact, you could argue Hall is the better value play at $2500 less than Ollison. The value at running back is extremely thin this week forcing you to dump salary on the position. With that said, given the nature of Pitt’s offense and lack of lower tiered options, I think you can make a decent argument to roster both Ollison and Hall.
Stanley Morgan Jr. -Nebraska
Opponent Michigan State
Team Total - 23.5
Well, I was almost spot on last week. I preferred Spielman as the higher floor guy and he was fine, but it was Morgan who stole the show with eight receptions for 131 and two scores. Michigan State is one of the best in the country when it comes to stopping the run. Nebraska’s offense is white hot at the moment and presents a triple-threat that is clearly hard to stop. Martinez can burn anyone with his feet, Ozigbo is ripping off chunk runs left and right, and Morgan/Spielman have been burning DB’s on the regular. The Spartans will be a stiffer test for sure, hence the 49 total, but I think the running game feels that more than the passing game. As of now Spielman isn't practicing setting up Morgan to be even more involved than he already is. Keep tabs on the injury front and proceed accordingly. If Spielman is out Morgan is likely a must play for cash games.
Cody White -Michigan State
Team Total - 24.5
White is coming off a very solid performance against Ohio State where he finished with eight receptions for 115 yards. Next up, Nebraska and their generous defense. After emerging earlier in the season as WR2 behind Felton Davis, White suffered an injury and missed weeks six through nine. HIs first game against Maryland WHite was fairly quiet, but after last week’s performance, it looks like he's back on track only now he’s WR1 with Davis on the shelf with an injury. Nebraska hasn't stopped anyone all year on the ground or through the air, but they have plenty of offense to push the pace and put those points on the board. As modest favorites and a total of just 49 I would expect fireworks, but White is top in the touch pecking order. HIs salary is forgiving and should see more than enough volume to get you where you're trying to go. Spartan Pride.
**Tylan Wallace - If you can fit his salary, he’s the top raw point receiver on the board. The Okies will be throwing all day long..