Just like that we are almost halfway through the college fantasy football season. Week 6 boasts several games with huge fantasy potential. Louisiana Monroe vs Mississippi and UConn vs Memphis (to name a couple) are projected by Vegas to be some of the highest scoring games of the week. Players from these, and other, highly projected games will be useful starters and sleepers.
Other games to watch this weekend are the rivalries. Will Texas be able to slow down Oklahoma’s offense in the Red River Rivalry? Can Florida State’s leaky offensive line hold up against Miami’s surging defense? And can Florida pull out another upset this week as they host LSU in the Swamp?
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.
Let’s take a look at some of the Best Starts, Value Picks, and Sleepers for Week 6.
- Will Grier, West Virginia vs Kansas – $10400 – Grier has been spectacular through the first 4 games, averaging 370 passing yards and 4 TDs per game. Kansas’ 68th ranked defense will not be able to slow him down this week.
- Kyler Murray, Oklahoma vs Texas – $10200 – Murray was suspended for the first series in week 5, but decided to make a statement when he returned. Putting up 477 total yards and 7 TDs. Texas’ defense will be tougher than Baylor’, but this should still be a high scoring game.
- Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State vs Indiana – $9800 – Haskins threw 2 of his 3 TDs in the 4th quarter of last week’s game, as Ohio State survived a Penn State whiteout with a 27-26 victory. With a 64.5 o/u, this weeks matchup against Indiana should provide plenty more TD oportunities.
- Taylor Cornelius, Oklahoma State vs Iowa State – $8400 – Cornelius has been very good to open the season, averaging more than 300 yards per game and accounting for 14 total TDs. He should have plenty of big play oportunities this week against the 56th ranked Cyclones’ pass defense.
- Brian Lewerke, Michigan State vs Northwestern – $7800 – Lewerke had a quiet game throwing in week 5, with only 185 yards through the air and 0 TDs. But he was able to salvage his fantasy day by adding 40 yards and 2 TDs on the ground. Michigan State will need his versatility again this week as they continue conference play against Northwestern.
- Sam Ehlinger, Texas at Oklahoma – $7400 – Ehlinger has been solid through Texas’ first 5 games, averaging 267 yards per contest with 12 total TDs. He will need to put up some big numbert this week if the Longhorns want to keep up with an Oklahoma team scoring more than 48 points per game.
- N’Kosi Perry, Miami vs Florida State – $6800 – Perry had a quiet first start, 125 passing yards and 1 TD, but was not really needed as Miami’s defense outscored North Carolina on its own. But he will have a chance to shine this week against in state rival Florida State.
- Shea Patterson, Michigan vs Maryland – $6300 – Patterson is limited by Michigan’s love of running the football. Only throwing for 900 yards and 7 TDs in the Wolverine’s first 5 games. But Maryland’s passing defense (52nd in the country) is worse than their rushing defense (18th in the country) and that should lead to some opportunities through the air.
- Peyton Ramsey, Indiana at Ohio State – $4900 – Ramsey has not been spectacular to open the season, only averaging 207 yards and 2 TDs per game. But he will need to throw a lot more than normal if Indiana has any chance of keeping up with the Buckeye offense.