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  • Top choices for the noon slot of college football daily fantasy this week include quarterbacks Matt Corral ($8,500), Sam Ehlinger, ($9,900), and Clemson backup DJ Uiagalelei ($6,800).
  • Iowa State’s Breece Hall ($9,100), Clemson’s Travis Etienne ($8,700), and Baylor’s Trestan Ebner, ($5,500) come in as the best picks at running back this week.
  • For wide receivers, Elijah Moore ($8,400), Tylan Wallace ($7,100), and Eli Stove ($4,800) all have tremendous scoring potential this Halloween.

LAS VEGAS – The end of the week is finally here and that means only one thing: It is time for another College Football Daily Fantasy Saturday.

The action this weekend is sure to be the spookiest of the season with Halloween falling on Saturday. Bettors are hoping to avoid the ghosts and ghouls and pick the winning combination of players that will lead them to DFS glory.

While there are many DFS options, DraftKings is running their special $175,000 CFB “Candy Bowl” tournament for the noon slate on Saturday. After reviewing the full slate of games included in the competition, there are some notable standouts, as well as great value options at each position.

These are the players with the biggest upside this Saturday, which could help some lucky bettors hit the Daily Fantasy jackpot.

Quarterback

QB1: Matt Corral, Ole Miss ($8,500)

Starting off the list with a bit of a shocker here by putting Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral as the best choice for the early slot QBs. In just five games inside new coach Lane Kiffin’s circus offense, Corral has thrown for 1,434 yards and 12 touchdowns. To compare, Corral threw for 1,362 yards and six touchdowns the entire season in 2019.

Corral started the season with three straight 300+ yard games but slowed down a bit against the good defenses of Auburn and Arkansas the last two weeks. Luckily, the Rebels take on the Vanderbilt Commodores this week, who should allow plenty of room for Corral to put up big numbers.

QB2: Sam Ehlinger, Texas ($9,900)

Ehlinger has been the most expensive quarterback on the board for a few weeks now and just keeps backing up his price tag every game. While the results for his Texas team are far from ideal, the blame can certainly not be placed on Ehlinger, who has put together a spectacular season so far.

Ehlinger has yet to throw for less than 236 yards this season, a game in which he threw four touchdowns, and should put up another solid performance in a big game against Oklahoma State.

Value QB: DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson ($6,800)

For those unaware, Clemson superstar and part-time hair model Trevor Lawrence contracted the coronavirus earlier this week, officially sidelining him from the Tigers’ matchup against Boston College.

Enter DJ Uiagalelei, a five-star quarterback by way of Bellflower, California. Uiagalelei was the No. 1 pro-style QB and the No. 10 overall recruit in the class of 2020. In high school, Uiagalelei was a monster, throwing for over 120 touchdowns in his three years at SJ Bosco.

While no one can truly replace Lawrence, DJ is another highly skilled cog in the Clemson machine that has just been patiently waiting for his chance to shine.

Even if Uiagalelei can put up half the numbers that Lawrence does on a normal day, he will likely find himself amongst the top-scoring fantasy quarterbacks thanks to a terrific offensive line and limitless weapons at his disposal.

Running Back

RB1: Breece Hall, Iowa State ($9,100)

Breece Hall has run for over 100 yards in every single game this season. Breece Hall has scored nine touchdowns this season, at least one in every game. Breece Hall is going up against an 0-5 Kansas Jayhawk team that could be one of the worst Power 5 teams in football history.

It doesn’t take an elite sports betting mind to see what kind of potential damage Hall can do this Saturday.

The only possible downsides to picking Hall this week is his price and the possibility of him getting taken out if the Cyclones go up big on the Jayhawks early. With that in mind, Hall is still the number one play this week and a great choice for super-flex or team captain spots.

RB2: Travis Etienne, Clemson ($8,700)

With Trevor Lawrence out, the Tigers will likely lean on their veteran star running back Travis Etienne a bit more than usual. Clemson is a pass-first team under Dabo Swinney, but have always run the ball consistently to keep defenses honest and open passing lanes.

If backup DJ Uiagalelei gets into a bit of trouble via nerves or otherwise, look for Swinney to cure the issue with a heavy dose of Etienne.

Value RB: Trestan Ebner, Baylor ($5,500)

Baylor’s Trestan Ebner comes in as a bit of a wildcard play here for the value back of the noon slate of games. Ebner doesn’t have the kind of stats that drive DFS players wild, but has so much versatility and upside for his price.

Ebner is limited in his opportunities as a runner, but is electric as a pass-catching option out of the backfield. Last week against Texas, Ebner had five catches, and could easily see more production against a weak TCU defense.

Ebner also has a few kick return touchdowns on his resume that could provide additional upside in leagues that give points for special teams.

Wide Receiver

WR1: Elijah Moore, Ole Miss ($8,400)

The explosive offense Lane Kiffin has implemented in Oxford, Mississippi cannot be understated to any degree. As previously stated, Kiffin has turned pedestrian QB Matt Corral into a proverbial gunslinger.

Corral’s favorite target? Elijah Moore.

Disregarding a down game against a strong Auburn defense, Moore has gone for 92, 113, 143, and 227 yards in his other four games this season. While Moore wouldn’t be the traditional choice for WR1, his scoring potential against a porous Vanderbilt secondary cannot be ignored.

WR2: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State ($7,100)

Tylan Wallace is the most dangerous weapon not named Chubba Hubbard for the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys. Through four weeks, Wallace is averaging six catches and exactly 100.25 yards per game.

While Wallace has only found the endzone twice, he could easily have his best game of the season this week in a marquee matchup against a Texas defense that is allowing 6.11 yards per passing attempt.

Value WR: Eli Stove, Auburn ($4,800)

Auburn wideout Eli Stove comes in as the value choice at a great price for WR this week at college football DFS sites. Stove has only played three of Auburn’s five games this year, but has managed to make an impact in each of them.

While Stove does sometimes get lost in the shadows of Seth Williams and Anthony Schwartz, he has great hands and speed out of the slot. Stove has been a reliable option for Bo Nix throughout his career.

Stove’s Tigers take on the LSU Tigers this week, whose defense ranks in the bottom half of the SEC in tackling and passing defended.

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