We’re already in week 8 of the college football season and with multiple non-conference and conference games played for each team, all metrics have reached the point of statistical significance. We mostly understand who each team is and it comes easier to set college fantasy football lineups along with the help from points spreads and over/under betting lines.
This weekend doesn’t have the most appealing slate to the average fan, but there are a few intriguing matchups for fantasy. Texas Tech has more QB drama this week w/ Bowman likely out, Carter likely in a backup role, and Jett Duffey getting his first full game of the season. All of the available information for Texas Tech is based on tweeted observations from local writers so who knows. Missouri hosts Memphis in what should be a high scoring affair, Lock should have his best game of the season. Ohio State is a 12 point favorite at Purdue with a 69 point O/U, that will also provide some nice options for college DFS.
- Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State at Purdue – $10500 – Haskins has had back to back moster weeks, throwing for more than 400 yards in each along with 9 TDs. Purdue’s 92rd ranked defense is not going to slow him down, the only question is how much can he score before the Buckeyes pull their starters.
- Tua Tagovailoa – $10200 – May only get 3 quarters out of him, but he’s been consistently great this season.
- Drew Lock, Missouri vs Memphis – $9200 – Lock has consistently struggled against SEC defenses throughout his career but excelled against lesser foes like Memphis this week.
- Jett Duffey, Texas Tech vs Kansas – $8500 – The likely starter for Texas Tech this week against Kansas based on local media. Kansas ranks 80th in defense.
- Trevor Lawrence, Clemson vs NC State – $8400 – Still learning his way as the starter but he should put up some points against the 84th passing defense at home.
- Shawn Robinson, TCU vs Oklahoma – $8200 – A disappointment so far this season for fantasy, he has an opportunity for a statement game against Oklahoma, who ranks 97th in total defense.
- Jarrett Stidham, Auburn at Mississippi – $6000 – Stidham is on the road at the 120th passing defense in the country in what could be a shootout vs Ole Miss.
- Peyton Bender, Kansas at Texas Tech – $5700 – Hasn’t passed for 200 yards in a game yet in 2018, however he’s playing against the 123rd passing defense of Texas Tech.
- Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin vs Illinois – $4600 – Maybe Wisconsin tries to get the passing game going against the 126th passing defense in the country.
- Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin vs Illinois – $9700 – Wisconsin will bounce back this week against an Illinois team that ranks 125th in total defense.
- Travis Etienne, Clemson vs NC State – $9400 – Etienne has been one of the best fantasy RB’s all season and his value has gone up with pro-style Lawrence now starting.
- Darrell Henderson, Memphis at Missouri – $8800 – Probably the most valuable college fantasy player year-to-date, Henderson has a tough matchup but should still get his points.
- Miles Sanders, Penn State at Indiana – $7100 – Sanders had a great game last week, putting up 162 yards and 1 TD on the #1 ranked Michigan State run defense. This week should not be as challenging against Indiana whose defense is currently 68th in the country.
- Myles Gaskin, Washington vs Colorado – $6400 – One of the most consistent RB in college football the last 3 years, Gaskin should have a solid outing yet again against Colorado.
- Larry Rountree III, Missouri vs Memphis – $5200 – Despite splitting time with fellow RB Damarea Crockett, Rountree has still put up some solid games. Averaging almost 72 yards per game and scoring 4 TDs. He is a definite start this week in a possible shootout with Memphis.
- JaTarvious Whitlow, Auburn at Mississippi – $5400 – Assuming he plays, Whitlow could have a heavy workload against a bad Ole Miss defense.
- Najee Harris, Alabama at Tennessee – $5000 – Harris is incredibly talented in a loaded backfield, and getting ~10 touches per game, you expect he’ll break a couple at some point.
- Ricky Slade, Penn State at Indiana – $3700 – The stud freshman RB had 94 yards and 2 TD against outmatched Illinois 2 weeks ago, hopefully he’ll get another 10+ touches as PSU looks to get him experience as the backup.
- Laviska Shenault, Colorado at Washington – $8700 – Shenault has been the best CFF WR so far this season. As long as he is on the field, he should continue to put up big numbers.
- Marquise Brown, Oklahoma at TCU – $8400 – Brown has been spectacular this season, leading the nation with 7 receptions of more 40 yard and scoring 7 TDs. He should continue to roll this week as the Oklahoma travels to Fort Worth to take on the TCU.
- Jerry Jeudy, Alabama at Tennessee – $8100 – Through 7 games, Jeudy is averaging more than 100 yards per contest and has scored 9 TDs. He should be able to put up a couple big plays before Alabama pulls their starters.
- AJ Brown, Mississippi vs Auburn – $8000 – Brown continues to see lots usage, averaging just over 7 receptions and 92 yards per game. Those number should go up as the Rebels will lean on him more with the loss of DK Metcalf.
- Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech vs Kansas – $7400 – Wesley has had an up and down season, but is still averaging 117 yards per game and has 5 TDs. He will be the top receiving option this week for the Red Raiders if fellow WR TJ Vasher is unable to play.
- DaMarkus Lodge, Mississippi vs Auburn – $7100 – Lodge has really picked up his game the last 2 weeks, hauling in 19 receptions for 259 yards and 2 TDs. With DK Metcalf out for the season he should continue to see plenty of usage.
- Aaron Fuller, Washington vs Colorado – $6100 – Easily Washington’s best WR, Fuller has scored at least 13 fantasy points in every game except last week at Oregon. However he will have plenty of opportunities to bounce back Saturday as the Huskies host the Colorado Buffalo’s.
- Davonte Coxie, Memphis at Missouri – $5600 – Coxie’s season so far has been a rollercoaster. Ranging from 2 receptions for 46 yards against Navy to 6 receptions for 123 yards and 2 TDs against Georgia State. But Coxie should have opportunities this week as Missouri’s 96th ranked defense will be keyed in on stopping the Memphis running game.
- Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri vs Memphis – $5100 – Okwuegbunam was held in check the last 2 games against Alabama and South Carolina, only putting up 60 yards on 8 receptions. But he should bounce back this week in a projected shootout with Memphis, especially with number one WR Emanuel Hall expected to be out.