- Top value picks for College Football Daily Fantasy on Draft Kings this weekend include Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa, available for $7,100.
- Other sleepers include Georgia running back James Cook, available for $5,600, and Wake Forest wide receiver Jaquarii Roberson, available for $6,700.
LAS VEGAS – The final week of the college football regular season is here, and Draft Kings is once again offering their CFB Daily Fantasy contest for Saturday.
Draft Kings is putting up $150,000 in prize money for their noon slot Saturday Kickoff tournament, where bettors will have a budget of $50,000 to draft their team of eight CFB players.
Money management is the most important factor in a set up like this, leaving many Daily Fantasy betting players wondering which athletes have the best value.
Luckily, there a few standouts at each position that are valued lower than their expected performance. Locking in these picks can easily be the difference between a winning roster or leaving empty-handed.
Value QB: Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland – $7,100
The younger brother of Miami Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa is quietly making a name for himself this season in Maryland. The young dual-threat arm transferred to Maryland from Alabama, following former offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, and won the starting job this season.
While Maryland has only played four games this season, Tagovailoa is averaging 20.7 fantasy points on over 250 yards per game. Taulia had his breakout performance against Minnesota earlier this year, and had his value increase after a poor outing against a strong Indiana team.
Against Rutgers this week, Taulia is poised for a big day against a team that is ranked 139th in pass defense this season.
Value RB: James Cook, Georgia – $5,600
The Georgia Bulldogs seem to have an endless supply of elite running backs each and every year. While some thought this could be a down year at the position, junior James Cook has emerged as another top player for Kirby Smart.
After a slow start to the season, Cook exploded against South Carolina last week for 104 yards on just six carries and two touchdowns.
While the Dawgs don’t have too much to play for this season, they would love to end the year on a good note with their running back feeling confident heading into the next season.
Missouri comes in ranked No. 25 in the country, holding the 95th ranked rush defense in the nation. Another ranked win on the season would bolster the resume for Georgia.
Value WR: Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest – $6,700
One of the most underrated receivers in college football is Wake Forest’s Jaquarii Roberson. Roberson has been the entire point of the Demon Deacons pass offense this year, and has racked up 45 catches through just seven games.
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Roberson has been coming on extremely strong as of late. In his last game against North Carolina, Roberson went for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 12 catches. In the game before that against Syracuse, Roberson went for 130 yards and one touchdown on 7 catches.
Roberson has established himself as a weapon in the midrange and long-distance situations and now faces a Louisville defense that ranks 51st in the country in pass defense.
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