Week 5 of college fantasy football rolls in with several great games. West Virginia at Texas Tech, Baylor at Oklahoma and Hawaii at San Jose State are projected by Vegas to be some of the highest scoring games. Skill players from any of these teams, especially West Virginia or Texas Tech, could have huge games. Be sure to keep the Vegas o/u lines in mind when setting your lineups.
Points are the name of the game in DFS and when CFBDynasty debates the weekly college fantasy football player rankings and college DFS rankings, it’s largely influenced by Vegas. Taking a look at the Over/Under and Spread metrics for each game, you can gauge which games will provide the best odds at high fantasy point totals.
How will super freshman QB Trevor Lawrence fair in his first start? Will Miami decide to make their own QB swap and bench Malik Rosier for redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry? And finally will the Texas Tech or West Virginia defenses even bother to show up for this game?
Let’s take a look at some of the Best Starts, Value Picks, and Sleepers for Week 5.
- Will Grier, West Virginia at Texas Tech – $10900 – Grier has been spectacular this season, never putting up fewer than 330 yards and 4 TDs. That should continue this week against Texas Tech in a game Vegas expects to be a shootout with a 76.5 o/u.
- McKenzie Milton, UCF vs Pittsburgh – $10500 – Milton had a monster game in week 4 against FAU, putting up 387 yards and 6 total TDs. This week Pittsburgh comes to town and their 86th ranked defense will have a hard time slowing him down.
- Alan Bowman, Texas Tech vs West Virginia – $10000 – Bowman is averaging 428 yards and 3 TDs over his first 3 starts. With a 76.5 o/u for this game, Bowman will have lots of opportunities to put up points.
- Trevor Lawrence, Clemson vs Syracuse – $8500 – Lawrence has flashed during Clemson’s first 4 games, throwing for 600 yards and 9 TDs in limited playing time. Now, as the full time starter, he leads a Tiger squad looking to avenge last year’s 27-24 loss at the Carrier Dome.
- Brett Rypien, Boise State at Wyoming – $8300 – Rypien has been solid over Boise’s first 3 games, passing for more than 1000 yards and 10 TDs without an interception. This week gets tougher, as the Broncos open conference play against Wyoming, but Rypien should still be able to put up some good numbers.
- Sam Ehlinger, Texas at Kansas State – $8100 – After a slow first game Ehlinger has been very consistent, throwing for more than 200 yards, with 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD, each of the last 3 weeks. He should not have too much trouble this week against in the 2nd worst defense in the Big 12.
- Jake Fromm, Georgia vs Tennessee – $7800 – After 3 quiet games to open the season Georgia was forced to open up the passing game against a good Missouri team. Fromm responded with 260 yards and 3 TDs. This week the Bulldogs continue conference play as Tennessee comes to town.
- David Blough, Purdue at Nebraska – $7600 – Blough has put together a couple great games since being named the Boilermaker starter, averaging 434 yards and 3 TDs against Missouri and Boston College. He should be able to keep it going this week against the 74th ranked Nebraska defense.
- Charlie Brewer, Baylor at Oklahoma – $5900 – Brewer had a big game in Baylor’s week 4 win over Kansas, putting up 278 total yards and 3 TDs. He will have an opportunity for another this week as the Bears travel to Oklahoma, in a matchup Vegas predicts will be a shootout with a 68.6 o/u.
- Justice Hill, Oklahoma St at Kansas – $9100 – Hill has gone over 100 yards rushing or scored multiple TDs in each of the Cowboys’ first 4 games. This week should not be any different as Oklahoma St continues conference play against Kansas.
- Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M at Arkansas – $8100 – Williams has predictably been held under 100 yards in two games this season, vs Clemson in week 2 and last week at Alabama. But he should find a lot more running room this week as a reeling Arkansas team comes to town.
- Travis Etienne, Clemson vs Syracuse – $7400 – Etienne has been spectacular in Clemson’s last 2 games, rushing for 284 yards on only 27 carries and scoring 4 total TDs. This week Syracuse should not be able to slow him down as the Tigers look to avenge last seasons loss.
- Ta’Zhawn Henry, Texas Tech vs West Virginia – $6300 – Henry took a step back last week with only 65 rushing yards and zero TDs. But should bounce back against West Virginia. And with a 76.5 o/u for this game almost all Texas Tech and West Virginia players are worth using.
- Elijah Holyfield, Georgia vs Tennessee – $6200 – Holyfield has lead the Georgia backfield in rushing yards for the past 3 weeks. Even splitting time with D’Andre Swift, Holyfield will be able to put up decent numbers against a Tennessee team giving up 134 yards per game on the ground.
- Pooka Williams, Kansas vs Oklahoma St – $6100 – After missing week 1, Williams 125 yards and 1 TD per game. Even with a tougher match up against Oklahoma St, the Jayhawks will continue to ride their best offensive player.
- DJ Knox, Purdue at Nebraska – $5300 – Knox decent through Purdue’s first 3 games, scoring 3 TDs and going over 100 yards once. This week, with the Nebraska defense trying to stop teammate Rondale Moore, Knox may be able to find some running room.
- Nico Evans, Wyoming vs Boise State – $4500 – Evans started the season strong, rushing for 190 yards and 2 TDs in the Cowboys’ opening game. He was on his way to another great game (89 yard and 1 TD) before getting hurt against Washington State. He is listed as the starter for this weeks game against Boise and should get a massive workload if he does play.
- Tavien Feaster, Clemson vs Syracuse – $4100 – Feaster has had limited carries this season, only rushing for 130 yards and 2 TDs, with most of the work going to fellow RB Travis Etienne. But he may be able to get some work this weekend against Syracuse as this revenge game could get out of hand quickly.
- David Sills, West Virginia at Texas Tech – $8800 – Sills was considered one of the top 3 WR in the country coming into the season and has produced like it so far, putting up 246 yards and 5 TDs through 3 games. He should be in for a big game this week as West Virginia takes on Texas Tech.
- Rondale Moore, Purdue at Nebraska – $8200 – The freshman has been spectacular, going over 100 yards and scoring at least 1 TD in 3 of his first 4 games. He will have plenty of opportunities to do so again this week against a questionable Nebraska defense.
- Gary Jennings, West Virginia at Texas Tech – $8000 – Jennings had a quiet game in week 4 with only 3 receptions for 31 yards. But should bounce back this week in a possible shootout with Texas Tech.
- Marquise Brown, Oklahoma vs Baylor – $7700 – Brown is one of the best big play WR in the country averaging almost 22 yards per catch this season. A great offensive matchup this week against Baylor is just what he needs to rebound from a 0 catch week 4.
- Collin Johnson, Texas at Kansas St – $7600 – Johnson had a breakout game against TCU, catching 7 passes for 124 yards and 1 TD. He will have a chance at another as Texas continues conference play this week against Kansas State and their 93rd ranked defense.
- Jerry Jeudy, Alabama vs Louisiana – $7300 – As the clear number 1 WR for the Crimson Tide, Jeudy has 6 TDs to go along with his 365 yards over their first 4 games. He should be able to put up some decent numbers this week against an over matched Louisiana team.
- Mecole Hardman, Georgia vs Tennessee – $6500 – While the Bulldogs are known for their powerful running game, Hardman is out to prove the Georgia WRs are also very good. He is averaging almost 18 yard per catch and has scored a TD in each of Georgia’s first 4 games. Hardman will get opportunities to continue that streak this weekend against Tennessee.
- Tee Higgins, Clemson vs Syracuse – $5700 – Higgins has been up and down all season, only catching 9 passes but turning 2 of those into TDs. With Trevor Lawrence named the full time QB the Tiger’s offense should open up, especially in this revenge game against Syracuse.
- Jalen Hurd, Baylor at Oklahoma – $5600 – Hurd has made an impressive transition from RB to WR, leading the team in receptions (22), receiving yards (311) and TDs (2 tied). Baylor will need all of his skills this week as they go on the road to face the Oklahoma Sooners.