- Top picks for this weekend of college football daily fantasy include Florida’s Kyle Trask who is available for $9,700.
- Other prime choices include Iowa State running back Breece Hall ($9,900), and Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave ($6,700).
LAS VEGAS – This weekend features another exciting money-making opportunity in the world of college football daily fantasy.
DraftKings is running their Saturday Daily Fantasy tournament this weekend aptly named the CFB Warm-Up Feast. Players will have the opportunity to cash in big before Thanksgiving, with $200,000 in total prizes on the line.
All the players in this pool will be from the day games Saturday, where daily fantasy sports betting players will have $50,000 to draft a team of eight players.
QB1: Kyle Trask, Florida ($9,700)
Starting off with the top choice at quarterback, Florida’s Kyle Trask. Trask has firmly placed himself in the Heisman race this season, and has even become the new favorite on certain legal online sportsbooks.
Trask has 28 touchdowns on the season, including at least four in six straight games. Trask will be taking on Vanderbilt this weekend, where he should be able to score almost at will like he did last week against Arkansas.
Florida will not be holding back this weekend as their one loss to Texas A&M means they have to impress in all of their remaining games. Look for Trask to put up big fantasy numbers again.
QB2: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson ($9,400)
College football’s favorite head of hair returns to the field this week as Trevor Lawrence returns from his COVID adventure that put him on the sidelines for two games. Clemson earned their first regular-season loss in two years while Lawrence was on the sidelines against Notre Dame, and will now be out to prove who is still the best team in the country.
The Tigers take on Florida State this weekend, who are one of the most dysfunctional teams in the country at the moment. Dabo Swinney always makes an effort to run up the score whenever Clemson plays in Florida to attract recruits, and with Lawrence returning from injury, he will likely take the top off this weekend in Tallahassee.
Value QB: Mac Jones, Alabama ($8,500)
Alabama’s Mac Jones has also been absent for two weeks, but due to the Crimson Tide having a bye week and then having their game with LSU canceled. Still, Jones is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and is available for a bit of a discount this week.
Jones will have no trouble lighting up a Kentucky defense that ranks 48th in the country against quarterbacks. His biggest concern from a fantasy perspective is Nick Saban calling off the dogs early in order to prevent injury.
The Tide don’t have the same motivation to run up the score in Kentucky as other teams do this weekend, but will still likely put up plenty of points.
RB1: Breece Hall, Iowa State ($9,900)
Breece Hall continues to be a fantasy football monster this season. Last week against Baylor, Hall rushed for 133 yards, two touchdowns, and caught two passes for one additional touchdown.
This rounded out to a fantasy score of 39.0 points, bringing his average on the season to 33.0 points per game.
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Hall has established himself as a dominant force and would likely be in the Heisman race if not for all the elite quarterbacks this season. Hall just continues to dominate whenever he is on the field and should do so once again against Kansas State.
RB2: Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State ($8,900)
What is this? A Pac-12 player in the early game fantasy slot? Don’t be fooled by the time zone change, Oregon State’s Jermar Jefferson is here to play this season.
Through just two games this season so far, Jefferson has run for 100 yards in both and four touchdowns.
Last week against Washington, Jefferson has 133 yards on 23 carries. Jefferson appears to be the main point of attack for a Beavers offense that goes up against Cal this Saturday.
Value RB: Gerrid Doaks, Cincinnati ($6,700)
Coming in with an average of 20.7 fantasy points per game is Cincinnati’s Gerrid Doaks. Cincy is undefeated on the season and a decent portion of that can be attributed to Doaks, who has been the perfect counterpart to the Bearcats passing game.
Doaks is averaging around 80 yards per game, and also has 11 catches on the season so far.
The Bearcats are looking to stay in the College Football Playoff race and avoid an upset to UCF this weekend, who rank 62nd in points allowed to running backs.
WR1: Chris Olave, Ohio State ($7,600)
Coming with a bit of a surprise here at the top wide receiver spot and going with Ohio State’s Chris Olave in their matchup with Indiana this weekend. Olave has established himself as Justin Fields’ favorite target this season, hauling in 18 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns in just three games.
Last week, Olave only put up 64 yards but managed to catch two of his five passes for touchdowns. In the previous week, Olave put up 120 yards and two more touchdowns, going for 34.0 fantasy points.
In a game against a good Indiana team, Olave will be relied on once again to attack the Hoosiers downfield.
WR2: Devonta Smith, Alabama ($8,800)
Devonta Smith is always a good pick regardless of the matchup. Smith has been nearly unstoppable this season, going for 759 yards and nine touchdowns through six games.
Once Jaylen Waddle went down to injury, Smith became the unquestionable top option for the Crimson Tide passing game.
Smith can hurt teams in the slot, on the sidelines, or over the top down the field just depending on where Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian sends him.
Against Kentucky, Saban will likely not run up the score, which is the only possible downside to putting Smith in fantasy lineups this weekend.
Value WR: Jaylon Robinson, UCF ($6,500)
Don’t look now, but UCF has the number one passing offense in college football. While that might be surprising to some, it isn’t to the folks in Orlando, who have been watching UCF light up the scoreboard for years now.
The target doing most of the damage this season is Jaylon Robinson, who is averaging 23.6 fantasy points per game. Robinson snagged four catches for 113 yards last week and is poised for another big game this week.
The only problem is that UCF goes up against undefeated Cincinnati, who currently ranks 11th against receivers in fantasy points allowed. Robinson still is worth the pick for his price.
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